CHINA TO ENACT OFFICIAL ONE-CHILD LAW

BEIJING, June 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Asia Times reports that China’s one-child policy, which has been in effect since 1980, is soon to be formalized into law. The final draft of the law passed the National People’s Congress without difficulty (not surprising in the militant Communist country). “Conditions are ripe now to introduce this legislation, as the idea of family planning and the importance of reproductive health have been widely accepted by the public,” Shi Chunjing, vice director of the Regulation Department with the State Family Planning Commission, said last month. The Times reports that “If approved by the […]
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FRANCE ALLOWS MORE ABORTIONS

PARIS, June 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – On Wednesday the French Parliament voted to allow abortions for babies up to 12 weeks gestation, increasing the allowable age from 10 weeks. The law removes the requirement for parental consent for abortions and stipulates that any adult of the girl’s choice may be involved. Under the new law, contraceptives, including abortifacients, are allowed without parental consent. The radical pro-abortion law further hampers efforts to make abortions an illegal offence. France’s socialist government has recently been indicating its openness to tearing down current protections for human life. In April it was reported that Dr. […]
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POPE SAYS “THE ONLY” RESPECTFUL PRO-CREATION IS VIA THE MARITAL ACT

VATICAN, June 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Yesterday, Pope John Paul II delivered a speech to the professors and students of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its foundation. In his discourse, the Pope emphasized that “a particularly current and decisive aspect for the future of the family and of humanity concerns the respect of man in his origins and the modalities of his procreation.” Excluding all forms of artificial pro-creation, the Pope said, “The context of spousal love and the corporeal mediation of the conjugal act […]
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