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Those wishing to forward their concerns about the speaking engagement of President Clinton at the fundraiser for the St. Joseph Catholic hospital in Hamilton to Sister Anne Anderson, President and Chair of the St. Joseph’s Health Care System, may find her at her new job as the new Dean of the University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College faculty of theology. The Catholic Register reports that fundraising “will be a big part of Anderson’s job.” (Catholic Register March 19, 2001) See earlier LifeSite coverage:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2001/feb/010221.html#1
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POPE GAVE HIS BLESSING TO PRO-LIFE GROUPS’ SUNDAY

VATICAN CITY, Mar 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – From his study window on Sunday Pope John Paul II concluded his Angelus prayers and reflections with words of thanks to all those who belong to groups or associations “actively committed against abortion and for life.” During his reflections he recalled the duty of Christians to “faithfully serve’ the ‘Gospel of life’ entrusted to us by Christ. He said, “In the face of the culture of death and the attacks which, unfortunately, are multiplying against the life of man, may the commitment to defend it in every stage, from the first instant of […]
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ABORTIFACIENT MORNING AFTER PILLS SOLD IN SPAIN BEGINNING IN MAY

MADRID, Mar 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The abortifacient morning after pill will go on sale in Spain this May after approval by the Health Ministry. Zenit News reports that the Catholic Bishops have repeatedly warned that the pills amount to “chemical abortion”. The moral decline in Spain began in the sixties when the birth rate of the once strongly Catholic country began to plummet. LifeSite reported in January 2000 that Spain had the lowest birth rate in the world (1.07). Moreover, official data recorded about 54,000 babies were killed by abortion in 1998 in the country and RU-486 went on […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

President George W. Bush’s pro-life speech, issued while opening the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington on March 22, 2001, is available on the White House website at:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/03/20010322-14.html The World Family Conference, put on by American Life League and the Population Research Institute, features Pro-Life Bishop John W. Yanta of Amarillo, Texas. After being named auxiliary bishop of the diocese of San Antonio, he placed the “precious feet” pro-life symbol on his crest.  https://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/010326/dcm035.html CNSNews.com reports that Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore Monday signed legislation requiring informed consent and a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion. […]
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100+ UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE PRESIDENTS ASK BUSH TO FUND EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

WASHINGTON, Mar 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Over 100 university and college presidents signed a letter to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson urging the continuation of funding into destructive research using human embryonic stem cells. The American Council on Education, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and the Association of American Universities were joined by the 112 college and university presidents and chancellors in the letter. See the letter and signatories at:  https://www.acenet.edu/washington/letters/2001/03march/stemcell_thompson.html
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THREE UPCOMING TELEVISION SPECIALS TO FOSTER HATRED TOWARD PRO-LIFERS

TORONTO, Mar 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – CanWest Global TV, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Home Box Office (HBO) are all set to air propaganda films designed to link the pro-life movement with violence against abortionists. On Wednesday March, 28 at 10pm Global Television will air the first half of a special on their Blue Murder series, with the second half airing Monday April 2 at 10pm. TV programming write-ups describe the first part of the special, “Remembrance Day,” as: “Four abortionists are murdered by the same killer,” and the second part as “Investigators seek to tie anti-abortion militants to […]
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PRO-LIFE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OUTWIT PRO-ABORTION PEERS

VANCOUVER, Mar 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Pro-lifers at the University of British Columbia have employed the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) to show the truth about the horrific reality of abortion. However, pro-abortion students have attempted to block the public visibility of the GAP presentations by holding up sheets in front of the signs. Last week the pro-life group Lifeline outsmarted their pro-abortion counterparts when they formed a moving display marching around campus. The Students for Choice group pursued them, continuing to try to block the display in what the University newspaper called a “circus-like appearance.” When Lifeline showed up with […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Catholic News Service reports that Bishop John F. Kinney of St. Cloud Minn. has blasted the opening of a Planned Parenthood abortuary in his community. “I am particularly disturbed that they have chosen to do this in a community that is strongly supportive of human life at all stages,” he said. National Review reports that a new Kellyanne Fitzpatrick’s poll shows that a plurality of voters – 48 percent – are pro-life while 41 percent believe that abortion should be generally permitted. The majority believe, that is, that abortion should either be prohibited or allowed only in cases of rape, […]
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PRESIDENT BUSH ISSUES MEMORANDUM REINFORCING PRO-LIFE POLICY

WASHINGTON, Mar 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Trumping the attempts of a number of pro-abortion Congressman seeking to undermine the Mexico City Policy President George W. Bush issued a Presidential memorandum reinforcing his pro-life policy late Friday. Rather than an agency announcing the measure, as it was originally, a memorandum issued directly by the President is much more difficult to overturn. The policy, which was re-enacted after President Bush took office, bars US overseas funding to groups which perform and/or promote abortion. For more see the AP coverage at:  https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010324/ts/bush_abortion_dc_1.html https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/abc/20010326/pl/bush_abortion010326_1.html
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UK MOTHER ABORTS BABY BOYFRIEND WENT TO COURT TO SAVE

LONDON, Mar 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Stephen Hone, who went to court to try to block the plans of his ex-girlfriend to abort their unborn child, was greatly saddened to learn Sunday that his child had already been aborted. Claire Hansell, the mother of the child said through her lawyers that she had already had the abortion despite the fact that Hone offered to leave his job and raise the child himself. Hone told the media Monday that after a sleepless night thinking of how his child was killed, he said he would go to court to fight for the […]
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