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SPUC reports that April 27th marked the 33rd anniversary of the day when Britain’s Abortion Act came into effect. An analysis of official government statistics indicates that between 27 April 1968 and 31 December 1999, there were a total of 5,227,158 abortions performed in England, Scotland and Wales under the terms of the Act. An estimate of the total number of abortions since 1 January 2000 until the present day would take that figure to about 5,450,000 abortions. This total does not take into account the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of unborn children in Britain who have been […]
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ATTORNEY SAYS KOPP IS INNOCENT OF ABORTIONIST SHOOTING

BUFFALO, NY, Apr 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Pro-life US lawyer John Broderick has revealed that he has recently spoken with James Kopp, the suspect in the shooting death of abortionist Barnett Slepian. Broderick told Buffalo News that Kopp is not guilty of the shooting and will not be convicted. Kopp has written US authorities asking to be defended in the charges and is asking that the charges against him be investigated. Broderick said he has known Kopp since the 1980s, has defended him previously and has had him as a guest in his home. “He’s a very decent individual,” Broderick […]
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PRO-LIFERS TO STAGE “WELCOME” FOR PRESIDENT CLINTON SPEECH IN CANADA

HAMILTON, ON, Apr 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Pro-lifers are staging a “welcome” for former US President Bill Clinton, as he comes to speak at a fundraiser for a Catholic hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. The peaceful protest will take place on Wednesday, May 2nd from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Carmen’s Banquet Centre at 1520 Stonechurch Rd. E. where ‘abortion-president’ Clinton is scheduled to speak. The announcement that Clinton was coming to Canada to speak at a fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Hospital was responded to with protest from pro-lifers scandalized that the President who twice vetoed bans on partial-birth abortion would […]
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WOMAN’S DEATH DURING ABORTION POINTS TO BABY KILLING REALITY

MILWAUKEE, WI, Apr 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Linda Boom, a 35-year-old high school teacher, was killed after two abortionists attempted to abort her baby who was believed to have Down syndrome. Patrick Dunphy, lawyer for Linda’s husband, said that the doctors injected the lethal chemicals intended to kill the unborn baby into the mother’s blood stream, rather than the baby’s, thus causing fatal heart damage to the mother who died 36 hours later. Karen S. Watson 36, a fourth-year resident at the time, who is now an obstetrician/gynecologist in Milwaukee, injected the mother first with the chemicals. However, after the […]
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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR USING HUMAN FETUSES IN TONIC

SHANGHAI, A Chinese women in northern Heilongjiang province was arrested for making health supplement pills out of the remains of human fetuses, the Shanghai Evening Post reported on Wednesday. Han Yufen, 62, began making the health supplements after hearing Chinese tales that injesting human fetuses boosted health. Since April last year, Hu and her accomplice, Pi Lianshu, collected over 70 fetuses to be made into pills and earned more than 20,000 yuan ($2,415). Most of the fetuses were aborted in hospitals and obtained through illegal channels, the report said. Police also found 23 fetuses at the site where Hu operated. […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Associated Press reports that Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and South Dakota has created a “Prom Survival Kit” containing condoms that the organization plans to distribute in its Minneapolis-area clinics. The p[urpose of the kits is to help teens prevent pregnancy and STD transmission on prom night. On September 28/29 The Report Newsmagazine is hosting a major pro-life, pro-family conference for young adults in Calgary. It’s called Renaissance 2001. For conference details, see:  https://www.ren2001.org Dennis Malvasi, charged with helping James Kopp avoid arrest for the murder of Buffalo abortionist Barnett Slepian, will remain in federal custody after a judge denied his […]
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PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BANS OVERTURNED IN THREE STATES

DETROIT, Apr 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – On Thursday, federal judges overturned partial-birth abortion bans in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin following the Cahart decision of the US Supreme Court regarding Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion ban. AP reports that in Michigan, U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow blocked the state’s Infant Protection act of 1999 and in Illinois and Wisconsin, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago blocked those states’ laws on the same issue. If found guilty of committing the gruesome late-term abortion procedure, abortionists faced up to life in prison. However, the laws included exceptions to preserve the life of […]
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JUDGE ORDERS CONTINUATION OF FEEDING FOR TERRI SCHIAVO

ST PETERSBURG, Apr 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Based on new evidence that her husband may have lied in court, circuit Judge Frank Quesada granted a delay in the starvation of Terri Schiavo. As LifeSite reported yesterday, Terri has been unable to move for the last eleven years but has survived with nutrition and hydration via a feeding tube. Her parents have been in an eight year long court battle with her husband who is seeking to stop the feeding and thus end Terri’s life. While the Supreme Court rejected the case, thus allowing Terri to be starved to death, new […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Speaking to reporters after 100 days as President yesterday, George Bush said his administration’s priorities on abortion should be on policies that “can actually pass Congress such as banning partial- birth abortion.” He continued, “I think it is unrealistic to assume that America is going to ban abortions at this point in our history because people got to understand the preciousness of life before the politics change.” He added that abortion would not be used as a litmus test for appointing Supreme Court justices.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010425/aponline084434_000.htm Tennessee voters may be able to vote to include the following in the state Constitution […]
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SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT IN FRANCE FORCING PRO-ABORTION LAW ON POLYNESIAN COLONY

PAPEETE, Apr 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Socialist government in France has passed a law increasing the legal limit for abortions from 10 weeks to 12 weeks. However, a clause in the bill, forces French Polynesia to publicly fund abortions, as has been done in France for some 25 years. Agence France Presse reports that the colony’s strong religious tradition has prevented the law’s extension thus far and Polynesia is rejecting the clause. Gaston Flosse, president of the French overseas territory that includes Tahiti and other islands, said Wednesday his government was prepared to take the issue to the constitutional […]
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