BUSH DUMPS ROLE OF BIASED BAR ASSOCIATION IN SCREENING FEDERAL JUDGES

WASHINGTON, Mar 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Abortion supporters are in an uproar following President George W. Bush’s decision to end the American Bar Association’s traditional role of pre-screening federal judicial nominees. At the announcement of the decision, White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales said, “it would be particularly inappropriate, in our view, to grant a preferential, quasi-official role to a group, such as the ABA, that takes public positions on divisive political, legal and social issues that come before the courts.” The ABA has become aggressively political in recent years. The organization openly endorses abortion, even opposing parental notification before young […]
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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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ENGLAND’S CATHOLIC BISHOPS SAY ABORTION IS TOP CONSIDERATION IN ELECTION

LONDON, Mar 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Catholic Bishops of England have released a document entitled “Vote for the Common Good” in which they note that abortion should be at top of the list of questions that a constituent asks any prospective MP. The bishops also warn that euthanasia could be legalized in the next Parliament. “To do so would be both wrong and dangerous. Whatever the motive, euthanasia amounts to murder. It is wholly against the common good,” says the document. Other issues included for serious reflection in the document included support for marriage and family. While the Conservative […]
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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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POPE CALLS ALL CATHOLIC WOMEN TO DEFEND UNBORN

VATICAN, Mar 22 (LSN.ca) – Pope John Paul II addressed the participants in the General Assembly of the World Union of Catholic Women’ s Organizations (WUCWO) today. The pope encouraged the six hundred delegates, who held their meeting in Rome from March 17 to 21, to pay “particular” attention to the “defenceless unborn children who in many cases are deprived of all legal protection.” The pope said, “Your Union exists to … voice, even in international forums, and insist that every life is a gift from God and deserves to be respected.”
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BELGIUM TAKES FIRST STEP TO LEGALIZE EUTHANASIA

BRUSSELS, Mar 22, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Belgian senators have agreed on draft legislation to legalize euthanasia. It will go to the Belgian upper house of parliament within the next month with the lower house voting on it shortly thereafter. Politicians are being allowed a free vote on the issue. The proposed law is similar to that of the Netherlands and states that requests for euthanasia must be made by a patient who is conscious when making an active, voluntary and persistent demand. Most observers of the situation in the Netherlands know that the legal restrictions actually do nothing in practice […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

A subcommittee of the US House of Representatives Wednesday approved the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.  https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010321/hl/fetuses_1.html   for more from LifeSite see:  https://lsn.ca/ldn/2001/mar/010316.html#4 An internet poll on abstinence education is on MSNBC at:  https://www.msnbc.com/news/535245.asp
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Paul Jalsevac is in Toronto at Sunnybrook hospital. Regular updates on his case will be made on his LifeSite page. Today’s update is a summary and personal message from Steve Jalsevac.  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/paul/paul.html REAL Women of Canada presented former Canadian Alliance MP Eric Lowther with an award at an Edmonton conference last week-end. Mr. Lowther was given the REAL Woman award for his consistent defense of the Canadian family, and his unfailing defense of life. The Montreal mother charged with her disabled daughter’s murder yesterday is undergoing a psychiatric examination to see if she is fit to stand trial.  https://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/view?/news/2001/03/21/assess_rett010321
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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY’S DOBSON SAYS PROTECT CHILDREN FROM HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA

NEW YORK, Mar 22, 2001 (LSN.ca) – On his Focus on the Family radio broadcast, Tuesday, Dr. James Dobson called on his millions of listeners to be aware of the level to which the homosexual agenda is being promoted in the public school system. Dobson noted that California, in particular, is facing a dire situation, as an unauthorized task force set up by California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin has drafted a radical set of 12 recommendations designed not merely to promote “tolerance” of homosexuality in the state’s public schools, but to force acceptance of homosexuality there. For more […]
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PRESTON MANNING TO QUIT POLITICS

OTTAWA, Mar 22, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Preston Manning, the founder of the Reform Party of Canada which evolved into the Canadian Alliance has announced he is stepping down from politics. A press release from Calgary says he will “retire from public life by the end of this calendar year.” While Preston Manning has raised the hopes of pro-lifers in Canada he has also been a disappointment, insisting that issues of life be decided by referenda, as if the life of the unborn could be subject to a majority vote. Perhaps the high point of Preston Manning’s term as Leader of […]
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