ONTARIO APPROVES TAX CREDIT FOR PARENTS OF PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS

TORONTO, June 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Ontario Conservative Government has passed legislation to give a partial tax credit to parents who choose to send their children to private schools. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty had announced that the “Equity in Education Tax Credit” was to “assist parents who want their children educated in their religion and culture but find the cost of sending their children to independent schools prohibitive.” The tax-credit passed today by a vote of 50-35 with the Liberals and New Democrats attempting to derail the plan. Using the language of the politically correct activists who opposed the […]
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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 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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ABORTION ACTIVIST POLITICIAN TO HEAD TORONTO UNITED WAY

TORONTO, June 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – An Ontario NDP Member of Provincial Parliament, Frances Lankin, has agreed to resign from politics this September to head up the United Way of Greater Toronto. Lankin, a pro-abortion activist MPP, will receive $150,000 a year in her new post and at the same time collect a hefty political pension. (Toronto Star June 22, 2001) In the summer of 1998 Lankin was livid over the removal of abortion services at a downtown Toronto hospital after it merged with St. Michael’s Catholic hospital. “That’s 1,000 to 1,500 abortion procedures per year that will no longer […]
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BELGIUM GOV’T BILL TO ALLOW HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE

BRUSSELS, June 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Belgian cabinet has approved a bill Friday legalizing homosexual marriage which is to be presented to parliament in the coming weeks. Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt’s government released a statement saying, “Mentalities have evolved, there is no longer any reason not to open marriage to people of the same sex . The starting point of this bill is equality of treatment in marriage for homosexual and heterosexual couples.” Ananova reports that the Belgian Bill will only permit homosexuals whose countries recognize homosexual marriages to wed. Meanwhile in Holland, which legalized homosexual marriages in April, […]
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COLUMBIA SUPREME COURT ALLOWS ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE

BOGOTA, June 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Last Wednesday, the Columbian Supreme Court ruled that abortion “in those cases where the woman has been a victim of violence, rape or non-consensual artificial insemination” is not punishable by prison. The country’s Catholic Bishops rejected the ruling saying: “the Catholic Church rejects any judicial decision that decriminalizes abortion, even if only partially.” The bishops noted that the ruling, “radically opposes the common good, is totally lacking in true legal validity and is not morally binding since only just laws and sentences have that characteristic.” Abortion, said the bishops, is “in total and insurmountable […]
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The Canada Family Action Coalition is urging pro-family Canadians to send a letter of protest to the Saskatchewan Minister of Justice over the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (HRC) decision banning the quoting of Bible verses on homosexuality in newspaper ads. The HRC ruled that the publishing of the Bible verses would cause hatred and the ad’s publisher and the newspaper were fined. Complaints may be made to: Honourable Chris Axworthy, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Saskatchewan [email protected] See LifeSite’s coverage of the story at:  https://lsn.ca/ldn/2001/june/010619.html#1 The opening of the UN AIDS summit saw Canada playing the leading role […]
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DUTCH GOV’T FUNDED ABORTION SHIP’S CONVERSION FROM FISHING TRAWLER

AMSTERDAM, June 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Irish pro-lifers have been outraged at the Dutch abortion ship threatening to abort Irish children, in international waters off the Irish shore. Galway for Life, a pro-life group in Ireland, has urged pro-lifers around the world to contact the Dutch Ambassador to protest the ship, noting that the Dutch government gave the sum of 72,000 guilders (approximately $43,000.00) indirectly for the conversion of the fishing trawler into a floating abortuary under the guise of an arts grant on the basis that the boat was “a work of art”. The Irish pro-life group also notes […]
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TWO PEACEFUL PRO-LIFE PROTESTERS ARRESTED OUTSIDE VANCOUVER ABORTUARY

VANCOUVER, June 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Pro-lifers Mary Wagner and Glen Reed were arrested this morning at Everywoman’s abortion mill in Vancouver British Columbia. The two young people were praying in front of the doors and were holding roses to hand out to clients. Charges have not been yet finalized and they are in custody awaiting a hearing. Campaign Life Coalition president John Hof notes that Glen was arrested for the first time despite almost two years of maintaining a constant peaceful presence at the abortuary to offer help to those entering the facility. Mary has been arrested before and […]
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Crosswalk reports that the Archdiocese of Denver has pulled its annual $13,000 funding of the Colorado Council of Churches since the council admitted a predominantly homosexual denomination into the organization.  https://news.crosswalk.com/religion/item/0,1875,352473,00.htm Movie director Steven Speilberg has quit the Boy Scout of America citing the organization’s banning of practicing homosexuals as Scout leaders.  https://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,8127,00.html
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