BC PRO-LIFERS’ HARASSMENT BY POLICE PART OF GOVERNMENT POLICY?

KAMLOOPS, BC, Mar 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Spurious criminal charges of uttering threats against abortuary workers which were laid against BC pro-life activist Merle Terlesky have been dropped but Merle still faces charges of violating the bubble zone. The Kamloops Daily News reports today that the remaining charges were laid when two women undercover police officers asked Merle for information while they were standing inside the 50 metre bubble zone surrounding an abortuary. The legislation states that anyone protesting abortion outside a clinic cannot do so within 50 metres of the entrance. (The Daily News (Kamloops) Mon 26 Mar 2001 […]
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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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BISHOP HENRY ARGUES STRONGLY IN FAVOUR OF PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION

CALGARY, Mar 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary is beginning to become a household name for pro-lifers across Canada with a recent wave of articles and media interviews taking politicians to task over the sanctity of human life. His most recent defence of the unborn came in his Sun column on Sunday where he smashes the argument frequented by politicians: “We should not legislate or impose our morality on others.” Responding to this argument Bishop Henry counters, “In fact, we legislate morality all the time, in many ways. We have laws against murder, rape, physical and sexual […]
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The Washington Times has added its voice to the multitude of sources noting the dirth of mainstream media coverage surrounding the murder, rape and torture of a 13-year-old Arkansas boy by two homosexuals – this despite the frenzy that surrounded the alleged anti-homosexual motivation behind the murder of Matthew Shepard.  https://www.washtimes.com/national/default-2001323224241.htm In San Francisco, the government officially renounced the Truth in Love campaign, which shares the Bible with homosexuals, accusing it of “hateful rhetoric.” Truth in Love was co-sponsored by pro-family groups. The City said that calling homosexuality a sin leads to violence against homosexuals, and the ministries were partly […]
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PRESIDENT BUSH DEFENDS UNBORN & PRAISES POPE IN SPEECH

WASHINGTON, Mar 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – President George W. Bush received a standing ovation yesterday from cardinals, bishops, clergy and laymen after a speech defending the unborn and praising Pope John Paul II. In his speech, delivered at the opening of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in northeast Washington, Bush said: “The culture of life is a welcoming culture, never excluding, never dividing, never despairing and always affirming the goodness of life in all its seasons. In the culture of life we must make room for the stranger. We must defend in love the innocent child waiting to […]
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MOTION TO REDEFINE A HUMAN BEING IN CANADIAN LAW DEFEATED

OTTAWA, Mar 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Garry Breitkreuz, Canadian Alliance MP for Yorkton-Melville, presented a motion in the House of Commons yesterday urging the government to amend the definition in section 223 of the Criminal Code which states that a baby isn’t a human being until it emerges completely from the womb. Debate on the motion ended after only one hour of debate with one Liberal and one Bloc MP voting against a motion seeking unanimous consent to make the motion votable (and another to forward it to the Commons justice committee for deliberation) and, thereby, also extending debate for […]
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KOFI ANNAN TO REMAIN UN SECRETARY GENERAL

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Kofi Annan will seek a second five-year term as Secretary-General of the United Nations. News reports suggest that Annan only announced his intentions after securing support from the five permanent veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China. Annan is almost assured another term since he has the support of most of the countries of his native Africa. While Annan may have favoured status among the political elite he is no friend of pro-lifers. As head of the UN, Annan has appointed a cadre of […]
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SWISS LEGALIZATION OF ABORTION MAY BE STALLED FOR YEARS

GENEVA, Switzerland, Mar 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Switzerland’s upper and lower houses of parliament have completed their voting in favour of legalizing abortion-on-demand for babies up to twelve weeks gestation. The National Council – Parliament’s larger chamber – voted 107-69, and the Council of States, approved the proposal 22-20. The issue has been debated for eight years, since the Socialist party introduced a bill to legalize it. AP reports that the centrist Christian People’s Party – a member of the four-party coalition government – immediately challenged the decision and announced it would collect the 100,000 signatures necessary under Swiss law […]
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South Africans are split down the middle over the acceptability of voluntary euthanasia, according to a recent poll. The poll of 2000 conducted in February showed that white respondents were by far more accepting of euthanasia.  https://www.iol.co.za/html/frame_news.php?click_id=125&art_id=  ct20010321092510354E352326 Russian authorities have released statistics noting that Russia is still one of the world’s leading nations in abortions with 2.1 million unborn baby killings reported every year. The article noted that the real figures might be considerably higher.  https://www.russiatoday.com/news.php3?id=316180
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