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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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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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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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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US NEWS ROUNDUP

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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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

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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NEW ORLEANS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS INSIST TEACHERS NEVER ENCOURAGE ABORTION

NEW ORLEANS, June 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Archdiocese of New Orleans school officials are providing educators copies of the schools’ “lifestyle policy”, stipulating that educators in Catholic schools must uphold Catholic morality. The three-page statement was handed out with the contract renewals for the new school year and insisted that all employees, regardless of faith, may not have an abortion or assist anyone in doing so. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the statement says that infringement of the contract rules “may lead to discipline and/or termination.” J. Ren{197}{189} Coman, superintendent of the 103 archdiocesan schools, told the paper that […]
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TRUCKS PRESENT PRO-LIFE MESSAGE TO CALIFORNIA MOTORISTS

LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – On Monday, the Center For Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) launched its pro-life, Reproductive Choice Campaign (RCC). The project involves the operation of a fleet of large, box-body trucks, on whose sides are displayed bill-board size, color photos depicting aborted human embryos and early fetuses. Several of these trucks can be viewed on the CBR Website at:  https://www.abortionNO.org The official launch of RCC went very according to CBR Director Gregg Cunningham. Initially, the trucks will be operated every business day on the freeway system in Southern California. A nation-wide expansion will be undertaken before the […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

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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