UN RACISM CONFERENCE TO FIGHT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON ‘SEXUAL ORIENTATION’

GENEVA, June 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The last prepcom for the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance ended June 1. The battle to prevent the UN from using the documents to promote homosexual activism is set for the conference itself, which will be held in Durban, South Africa, 31 August to 7 September 2001. As LifeSite reported in March, one of the prepcoms for the conference added discrimination based on “sexual orientation” to the anti-racism agenda. After the latest revision of the draft document, the inclusion of the loaded term “sexual orientation” remains. The […]
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DENMARK AND FINLAND BOOST PRO-ABORTION FUNDS International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the world’s foremost abortion provider, boasts that the Government of Denmark will increase their contribution to IPPF from 73,000 to 75,000 Danish Kroner (approximately $280,000) this year. IPPF has also received from the Finnish Government an additional 500,000 Finnish Marks this year (approximately $40,000).  https://ippfnet.ippf.org/pub/IPPF_News/News_Details.asp?ID=1198 The Francophonie Games in Canada will be providing 30,000 condoms for the 3,000 attending athletes – one condom per person every 34 hours of the Games.  https://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_339950.html
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STRATEGIST BEHIND ALLIANCE MUTINY IS “FAN” OF LIBERAL MARTIN

OTTAWA, June 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Rick Anderson, who according to Alliance National Council member Bob Dechert, orchestrated the “dirty little scheme” to oust Party Leader Stockwell Day, has recently revealed that he holds little allegiance to the Canadian Alliance party and is hankering for his Liberal roots. The National Post reported last week that Anderson does not intend to renew his Canadian Alliance membership when it expires. This week, in a conversation with Post columnist Paul Wells, Anderson said, “I’m still a Paul Martin fan,” referring to his former days as a Liberal Party member and supporter of Liberal […]
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THREATS AND COUNTER THREATS A crazed man who claims he is on a mission from God to kill abortionists allegedly threatened the lives of abortionist staff on a website. The threat which is believed to come from fugitive Clayton Lee Waagner has led to a counter threat by a group calling itself “Doctor Defense” pledging to kill Waagner’s family.  https://www.post-gazette.com/headlines/20010624waagner0624p2.asp The Church of Glad Tidings in Yuba City California has placed ads on billboards to promote their ongoing ministry of raising unwanted babies.  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=23414
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MEDICAL JOURNAL STUDY SHOWS “SAFE-SEX” COUNSELLING YIELDS MORE STD’S

LONDON, June 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Reporting on a study in the June 16 issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the Culture and Family Report (CFR), notes that the BMJ study found that “safe-sex” counseling for homosexual men actually backfires and leads to more “unsafe” sex. The study which took place at a sexual health clinic in London observed 343 gay men with an acute sexually transmitted infection or who reported having had unprotected (condomless) anal intercourse in the past year, looking at the number of new sexually transmitted infections diagnosed during a 12-month follow up. CFR reports that […]
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BUSH GIVES PRO-LIFERS HOPE ON STEM CELL DECISION

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Comments released today by President George Bush’s spokesman have given hope to pro-lifers over the issue of the destructive use of human embryos for stem cell research White House press secretary Ari Fleischer told reporters today that a decision has not yet been formalized on funding for stem cell research. “This is an issue the president has been focused on, and it’s a very important and sensitive matter because it involves many aspects of life. He’s well aware of the powerful research that can come from stem cells. He also is cognizant of the […]
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FRANCE AGREES TO EXTRADITION OF JAMES KOPP IF HE DOESN’T FACE DEATH PENALTY

PARIS, June 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A three-judge panel in Rennes, France decided this morning to extradite James Charles Kopp only on the condition that “the death penalty will not be requested, pronounced or applied.” AP reports the measure now goes to the French Prime Minister for final approval. U.S. A letter from the US Embassy in Paris stated that the U.S. Government will not seek the death penalty for Kopp, if he is found guilty. Kopp, has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence in the shooting death of abortionist Barnett Slepian. Before the hearing today in France Kopp said to reporters: […]
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The Montreal Gazette today has reported (as LifeSite reported last week) that the Royal Bank of Canada has refused to open an account for a coalition of pro-family groups opposing the bringing of the “Gay Games” to Montreal in 2006. The Gazette notes that even a homosexual activist questioned the brazen injustice of the bank.  https://www.montrealgazette.com/news/pages/010622/5081006.html
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NEW YORK BILL REQUIRES CATHOLIC HOSPITALS TO VIOLATE THEIR ABORTIFACIENT POLICY Kaiser reports that the New York State Assembly on Monday passed a bill (S 2347) that would require all hospital emergency rooms, including those in Catholic institutions, to inform rape victims of the availability of abortifacient morning after pills within 72 hours. NIH STUDY FAVOURS EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH The New York Times reports that a NIH study on stem cells requested by HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson has come back strongly promoting embryonic stem cell research.  https://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/27/politics/27RESE.html?searchpv=nytToday Actress Mary Tyler Moore called on Congress Tuesday to support embryonic stem […]
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CATHOLIC SCHOOL TRUSTEES INSIST MORAL PRINCIPLES ARE HIGH PRIORITY

WATERLOO, ON, June 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Several Trustees on the Waterloo Catholic District School Board refused to support the 2001-02 budget until the board agreed to reopen the issue of allowing non-Catholic public health nurses to provide sex education and private counselling in Catholic high schools. An Ontario government education policy laid the groundwork for the introduction of public health nurses into Catholic schools. However, the proposal is of concern to Catholics who deem faith-supported moral principles an essential part of the reason for the existence of Catholic schools. One of the trustees, Steve Woodworth, told LifeSite that the […]
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