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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POST-ABORTION TESTIMONIES RELEASED ON THE WEB

Priests for Life and Elliot Institute Highlight Post-Abortion Testimonies NEW YORK, May 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In an effort to provide a platform for women’s voices to be heard by both supporters and opponents of abortion, Priests for Life and the Elliot Institute have announced a combined effort to make an expanded number of women’s testimonies available to the public through the internet. Over the years, both of these organizations have collected numerous testimonies and case studies. With the permission of those who wrote them, the testimonies have been posted at www.priestsforlife.org and the Elliot Institute’s www.afterabortion.org Launching the resource, […]
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PROTESTING PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND OVER CHRISTIAN BASHING

STRATFORD, PEI, May 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – REAL Women Canada has endorsed a letter writing campaign to the government of Prince Edward Island over the case of Dagmar and Arnost Cepica. The Christian couple who ran a bed-and-breakfast out of their family home were forced to close down their operation and pay a fee to two male homosexuals for refusing to comply with a PEI Human Rights Commission (HRC) order mandating that they allow practicing homosexuals to rent rooms in their home. Christian freelance journalist Charles Moore has already written the PEI Minister of Tourism to protest the treatment of […]
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SHAW CABLE SEEKING EXEMPTION FROM MANDATORY HOMOSEXUAL CHANNEL

OTTAWA, May 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Shaw Communications Inc., the Calgary based cable company which serves most cable markets west of Winnipeg, is asking the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to allow it to exempt customers from having to subscribe to a homosexual channel. The Financial Post section of the National Post reports today that Jim Shaw, the company’s chief executive, explained that his company would face a “consumer revolt” if it forced customers to accept PrideVision, a homosexual channel, as part of their cable package. PrideVision is one of 16 English-language digital channels set to launch this fall […]
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RISK OF PREMATURE BIRTH RESULTING FROM ABORTIONS NOTED IN 27 STUDIES

OTTAWA, May 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – While medical journals have been hesitant to publish studies showing abortion’s link to breast cancer, researcher Brent Rooney has discovered no such difficulty in studies showing a link between abortion and preterm birth. Rooney has compiled a list of twenty-seven studies published in major medical journals showing a significantly elevated risk of premature birth from prior induced abortions. Medical research indicates that preterm birth increases the risk of respiratory distress and asthma, Cerebral Palsy and death. Moreover, a preterm birth is often a LBW (Low Birth Weight) one (a birth weight under 2500 gms […]
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ABORTION CONTINUING TO MAKE CHINA’S SEX RATIO GO FROM BAD TO WORSE

BEIJING, May 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Once again published reports are showing that sex-selective abortions are creating havoc in China. A report in today’s Washington Post reveals that recent census figures show that 117 boys are born in China for every 100 girls, but in some small villages where the one child policy is rigorously enforced, that ratio reaches 140-100. The report indicates that despite laws forbidding sex-selective abortions the situation is growing worse. One woman interviewed by the Post reported that ultrasound machines used in sex-selective abortions are in “every county” and “even (in) townships.” The report details disastrous […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

American Life League has condemned a poll by the by the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research on embryonic stem cell research as: “the most transparently misleading and potentially destructive survey.” Judie Brown, president of American Life League said “the repeated use of the term ‘fertilized egg’ in the survey instead of the scientifically correct term ‘human embryo’ was intentionally done to confuse and mislead those being polled. This generates a false front of support for experimentation that treats persons as disposable property.” The famed musician Prince, known for his vulgarity and pornographic presentation, has reportedly become a Jehovah’s […]
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ABORTION SHIP HEADED FOR IRELAND IN JUNE

DUBLIN, May 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Dutch abortionist Rebecca Gomperts, 34, is ready to launch her abortion ship this June and her first stop will be off the shore of Dublin, Ireland. The Sunday Times reported that the ship is equipped to carry out 20 abortions a day and “under Dutch law, can perform abortions where medically appropriate.” The Dutch pro-abortion group, the Women on Waves Foundation, has contacted pro-abortion groups in Ireland and thus received an “invitation” from the Irish groups. Mildred Fox, an independent and pro-life Irish politician said, “If she [Gomperts] breaks the law, she will have […]
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VENOM SPEWED AT DAY OVER ALLIANCE ANDERSON DUMP

OTTAWA, May 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – On Friday the Canadian Alliance’s ruling council suspended Rick Anderson, adviser to former Reform leader Preston Manning. The Globe and Mail reports that three of Anderson’s supporters, Cliff Fryers, Nancy Branscombe and Thompson MacDonald, walked out of the meeting. Fryers, Manning’s former chief of staff, told the press, “I believe Mr. Day is, without a doubt, the worst abomination we could possibly see in politics today,” and referred to supporters of Mr. Day as the “forces of darkness.” Branscombe commented, “I am sick. I am just so frustrated.” (Globe and Mail May 26, 2001) […]
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JUDGE RULES MARRIAGE NO LONGER LEGALLY IMPORTANT

VANCOUVER, May 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Completing a court case concerning the right of a father to have his children bear his last name, Vancouver Supreme Court of Appeal Justice Mary Southin ruled that British Columbia law no longer considers marriage to be a “social institution of paramount or … any importance.” Writing the 2-1 majority decision, Southin concluded that BC law gives biological mothers complete rights over their children, including the sole right to name them. “The legislature has left no ‘gap’ in this question of a child’s name and surname,” she said. ” It has decreed that fathers […]
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