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The National Conference of Catholic Bishops has assailed a New York Senator who’s letter linked Priests for Life’s Fr. Frank Pavone with violence. Cathleen Cleaver, director of planning and information for the pro-life secretariat of the NCCB, wrote to Schneiderman, saying his remarks about Father Pavone, and “by extension, others in the pro-life community” could only be described as “misleading, insulting and inflammatory.”  See original story: https://lsn.ca/ldn/2001/apr/010425.html#5 The telling story of a day in the life of an abortuary.  https://news.excite.com:80/news/uw/010423/university-16
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Fabien Leboeuf, the former executive director of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (during the scandal around the World March of Women) has been replaced by Robert Letendre effective May 14.  https://www.devp.org/testA/news/communiquesau-a.htm The British High Court ruled against a fertility clinic wanting to implant more than three embryos at a time in fertility treatments. The case involved a woman aged 46 who has attempted IVF eight times unsuccessfully.  https://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/story.jsp?story=68596 Annanova reports that Brazil’s Health Ministry is planning to include condoms in the food baskets it distributes every month to poor workers, in a supposed effort to prevent the […]
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NEW HEAD OF US OB/GYN’S SAYS WOMEN SHOULD STOCKPILE MORNING AFTER PILLS

CHICAGO, May 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Dr. Thomas F. Purdon, the newly appointed head of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, used his first opportunity to address the ob/gyn College as its leader to urge doctors to grant advance prescriptions of the abortifacient morning after pill. Purdon, incoming president of the College, presented the plan to circumvent the block on over-the-counter availability while the group continues to advocate for over-the-counter sales. Speaking enthusiastically in support of the abortifacients Purdon said, “The impact is just incredible, and I don’t think that we’ve paid enough attention to it.” See the AP […]
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DOWN’S SYNDROME TEST ENCOURAGED FOR ALL PREGNANT WOMEN IN ENGLAND

LONDON, May 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The British government is proposing genetic screening of babies for all pregnant mothers to detect Down’s syndrome and other disorders. Twenty pilot projects have been set up and the BBC reports that by 2004 all pregnant women will be offered non-invasive Down’s syndrome tests. While the government is attempting to paint the screening tests as beneficial to the babies, the British pro-life group, Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has expressed concern. A SPUC spokesman commented: “Experience indicates that women who receive positive test results for these conditions are put under great […]
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BRITISH COLUMBIA ABORTIONIST OWES $70,000 IN BOTCHED TUBAL

VERNON, BC, May 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – On February 12, Dr. Laurance Jordan, Vernon British Columbia’s lone abortionist, was ordered to pay $70,000 for a botched tubal ligation. Beverly Gail Brandon went to court for alleged medical malpractice following a tubal ligation, which was carried out by Jordan on December 11, 1998. Court transcripts note that “in the course of the operation, the plaintiff’s aorta, where it passed through her abdomen, was cut or punctured causing considerable bleeding.” Although Justice Wilkinson noted that the patient had been warned of the dangers of the operation, he nevertheless awarded Brandon $70,000. General […]
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BARRIERS ERECTED AND GUN CLUB SHUT DOWN OVER CLINTON FUNDRAISER FOR CATHOLIC HOSPITAL

HAMILTON, ON, May 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – LifeSite has learned that metal barriers have been erected around Hamilton’s Carmen’s Banquet Centre in anticipation of President Clinton’s visit. Hamilton media also report that the Hamilton Gun Club, which is located nearby, is also to be shut down for the duration of Clinton’s appearance. As LifeSite reported yesterday, pro-lifers are staging a peaceful protest tomorrow outside the Banquet Centre from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.. However, security concerns over the event are likely linked more to rumours that other groups, such as Serbian groups and those affected by the tainted blood scandal, are […]
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