SHOW THE TRUTH HAS SUCCESS AT HIGHSCHOOLS

STURGEON FALLS, ON, May 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Show the Truth Canada, a pro-life organization which uses large signs depicting the horror of abortion, has completed a “Back to School” project in Sturgeon Falls and North Bay on April 24-25, 2001, Peterborough May 15 – 16 and in Sudbury May 23- 25. The group’s effort met with great successes and powerfully communicated the horror of abortion to supporters and foes alike. With as few as 12 and as many as 30, the pro-life demonstrators did one-hour presentations outside 6-10 different high schools, both public and separate, over the two days. […]
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BICEP MUSCLE STEM CELLS – A NEW ALTERNATIVE TO EMBRYO USE

LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A research team at the University of California has performed a transplant of cells from a heart-attack victim’s bicep muscle into his heart and the results look promising. Dr. Robb MacLellan, the group’s principal investigator, explained that skeletal muscle cells taken from the arm or leg may function in the same way as heart cells, hopefully one day making transplants unnecessary. Dr. Gregg Fonarow, another UCLA physician who is working on the trial told the National Post that using the patient’s own muscle cells, called myoblasts, also allows scientists to sidestep the ethically […]
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FORMER PRIME MINISTER JOE CLARK TO LEAD GAY PRIDE PARADE

PC Leader Shows “He wants to exclude social conservatives” CALGARY, May 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – For the first time in Canadian history, a former prime minister is going to lead a gay pride parade. Progressive Conservative Leader and former prime minister Joe Clark, who calls himself a “Catholic”, will marshal the Gay Pride parade in Calgary June 10. The Calgary Sun reports Clark’s press secretary Marie-Chantale Lepine confirmed he was to lead the parade and added, “He was honoured to be asked.” Hermina Dykxhoorn, president of the Alberta Federation of Women United for Families, told the paper that Clark’s gay […]
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CANADIAN EVANGELICAL COALITION BACKS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

OTTAWA, May 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), an Ottawa-based alliance of 32 Protestant, evangelical churches and colleges, has endorsed civil disobedience against abortion and other moral evils as a justifiable Christian response under certain circumstances. In a discussion paper released May 29 the fellowship says civil disobedience, “can be a legitimate Christian calling” according to reason and biblical teachings. Defined as “a conscientious, public, non-violent act contrary to the law,” the paper lists illegal picketing and demonstration, assisting illegal refugees, picketing abortion clinics and trespassing on defence or military sites as acceptable forms of civil […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

The plaintiffs in the two historic U.S. Supreme Court abortion rulings are returning to court seeking a reversal of the rulings which were originally in their favour. A press conference today announced the filing of affidavits and briefs by now pro-life Norma McCorvey and Sandra Cano, the Roe and Doe, respectively, of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions. Those decisions suddenly forced abortion on demand on all the States of the Union.  https://www.usnewswire.com/topnews/Current_Releases/0530-111.html After reviewing a new federal regulation, a Missouri judge has decided that Planned Parenthood still is not entitled to receive any state […]
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EXPERTS DEBUNK DONOHUE/LEVITT STUDY CONNECTING ABORTION AND CRIME

WASHINGTON D.C., May 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Two prominent researchers have asserted that a recent study—purporting to show that abortion causes a drop in crime—is simply not supported by the facts. The study, “The Impact of Abortion on Crime,” by John Donohue and Steve Levitt, was published in the May 2001 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. STOPP International’s national director, Ed Szymkowiak reports that Ted Joyce, Ph.D., of the National Bureau of Economic Research, has released a counter study, using the same data, which shows that Donohue and Levitt are wrong. Joyce found no causal effect of abortion […]
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CHRISTOPHER REEVE AND SCIENTISTS SUE OVER STEM CELL RESEARCH

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Former ‘Superman’ actor Christopher Reeve and seven scientists have launched a lawsuit against the Bush administration for halting funding for research involving the destructive use of human embryos. While the Bush administration has only put funding on hold by ordering a review of the issue, the scientists allege that the administration is causing “irreparable harm” and “preventing or delaying the advent of a cure for paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and other debilitating conditions.” AP reports that the administration has less than 60 days to respond to the suit. Reeve has been a staunch proponent […]
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ILLINOIS APPELLATE COURT FORGIVES NOVITIATE HER PRO-LIFE TRESPASSES

TUPELO, MS, May 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Illinois Court of Appeals recently reversed the trespassing conviction of sidewalk counselor Laura Carroll. She was arrested while was offering abortion-bound women alternatives to abortion. Carroll, now Sister Mary Alix, writing from the Sisters of Saint John Convent, where she recently received her habit, wrote “All Glory to God!… I am grateful, …for the Court’s thoughtful and prudent ruling advancing the cause of justice and peace.” The American Family Association Center for Law & Policy (AFACLP), which handled Carroll’s case explained that her “crime” was walking onto an abortion clinic’s parking lot […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

See Michael Coren’s Sun Media column: “Psst! Day’s a nice guy”  https://www.canoe.ca/Columnists/coren.html Hear Michael Coren’s Real Audio broadcast on private school funding https://www.lifesitenews.com/coren/audio/052901privateschools.rm The National Post reports that Ontario’s Conservative government has bowed to public school pressure and agreed to hold limited parliamentary hearings on its new tax credit for private school tuition.  https://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20010530/577260.html The Montreal Gazette reports that Canadian Alliance Leader Stockwell Day is calling for uniting with the Tories before next year in order to be ready to take on the Liberals in the next election. However, PC Leader Joe Clark is refusing to discuss the possibility.  https://www.southam.com/montrealgazette/newsnow/cpfs/national/010529/n0529108.html […]
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BC PRO-LIFE TV ADS FUNDRAISER A GREAT SUCCESS

VANCOUVER, May 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – 1,000 Vancouver-area pro-lifers gathered on the evening of May 28 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Focus on Life Benefit dinner to raise money for pro-life television ads. The event was backed by the Pro-Life Society of BC, the Christian Advocacy Society of Greater Vancouver, and the Archdiocese of Vancouver. The three main speakers were Archbishop Adam Exner of Vancouver, Gary Thomas of Bellingham, Washington, who is founder and director of the Centre for Evangelical Spirituality and Mother Agnes Donovan of New York, the Superior General of Sisters of Life – […]
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