CALIFORNIA COURT RULES CATHOLIC CHARITIES MUST PAY FOR CHEMICAL ABORTION

LOS ANGELES, July 4, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A California State appellate court ruled Monday that a new California law requiring Catholic Charities to provide contraception and abortion chemicals to women who receive health insurance coverage does not violate religious freedom. Arthur Scotland, presiding justice of the three-judge Court of Appeal panel in Sacramento, revealed that he and the other justices accepted the pro-abortion ideology that not providing abortifacient birth control pills discriminates against women. Catholic Charities is not required to support the principle of contraception, but “having chosen to provide employee health insurance coverage with prescription drug benefits, it simply […]
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ABORTIONISTS EXPERIMENTING WITH AROMATHERAPY TO REDUCE PATIENT STRESS

VANCOUVER, July 4, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Notorious Vancouver abortionist Ellen Wiebe has been experimenting with aromatherapy to reduce anxiety in women undergoing abortions. A write-up of the study in the journal, Effective Clinical Practice (Jul-Aug 2000), showed that Wiebe had patients sniff either essential oils or hair conditioner for 10 minutes. However, there was no helpful effect found with the aromatherapy. Pro-life observers wonder whether the women involved in the experiment are now tormented with the memory of the abortions every time they use conditioner. Post-abortion counselors have often noted that post abortive women are tortured by the memories of […]
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MEDIA FAILS TO MENTION DOCTOR CHARGED FOR SEX OFFENCES IS AN ABORTIONIST

VANCOUVER, July 4, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A former abortionist at the center of a sexual molestation scandal in British Columbia has had his profession hidden by the media which refers to him only as a doctor. Dr. Mark Walter Stewart, is facing a dozen sex charges involving nine female patients and has been identified by pro-lifers from his home town of Campbell River, BC as an abortionist. Reports by Global Television, the Canadian Press, and The (Nanaimo) Daily News all refer to Stewart merely as a “doctor”. John Hof, President of Campaign Life Coalition BC, told LifeSite: “If Stewart were […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Catholic World News reported that a French appeals court ruled on Friday that a six-month-old unborn child killed in a car crash by a drunk driver cannot be considered a victim and the driver cannot be prosecuted for his death.  https://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=16882 A survey on abortion to be published in November in the women’s magazine Marie Claire is on line at:  https://homearts.com/mc/articles/41baby13.htm Focus on the Family Canada reports that the Manitoba Legislature passed on a voice vote legislation expanding the spousal rights of same-sex couples. Not included in the legislation is adoption.  https://www.gov.mb.ca/leg-asmb/bills/37-sess2/b041e.html Kofi Annan will be given a second term […]
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POLL FINDS US ABORTION SUPPORT AT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1995

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2001 (LSN.ca) – An ABCNews/Beliefnet poll conducted by telephone June 20-24, 2001, among a random sample of 1,022 US adults has found support for legal abortion in the United States has fallen to 52 per cent, down from 59 per cent in January. Additionally, the poll found that the percentage of Americans who said abortion should be illegal in all or most cases has reached 43 % – the highest level since the ABC polls began. Religious belief was found to top the list of reasons for pro-life convictions. Among people who identified themselves as Catholics, 55% […]
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LEGAL APPEAL TO POPE TO EXCOMMUNICATE PRO-ABORTION POLITICIANS

Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life joins as plaintiff against Catholic pro-abortion US Senators AUSTERLITZ, NY, July 3, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A legal appeal to Pope John Paul II asking for the public excommunication of Catholic pro-abortion politicians is gaining steam as thousands of Catholic faithful are agreeing to sign on as plaintiffs in the legal action. Judie Brown, President of the American Life League and a corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy on Life has become a plaintiff in the case entitled “A Canonical Petition to Excommunicate Culture of Death ‘Catholics’”. Timothy A. Chichester, Executive Director of Yankee […]
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KOPP EXTRADITION DELAYED TILL AT LEAST SEPTEMBER DUE TO APPEAL

RENNES, France, July 3, 2001 (LSN.ca) – James Kopp, the suspect in the shooting death of abortionist Barnett Slepian, has appealed a French court ruling saying he should be extradited to the US. Kopp’s lawyer,Herve Rouzaud-Leboeuf, told the media that the appeal would not be heard before September. Extradition procedures have been suspended. See the LA Times coverage at:  https://www.latimes.com/wires/20010703/tCB00a9156.html
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REPORT SUGGESTS FBI FRAMED KOPP AS KILLER OF ABORTIONIST SLEPIAN

DENTON, TX, July 3, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Life Dynamics, a pro-life organization based in Denton Texas, released a detailed report indicating why it believes James Kopp has been framed by the FBI as the killer of Buffalo abortionist Barnett Slepian. The report, “The United States of America vs. James Charles Kopp, A Conclusion in Search of its Evidence”, confirms pro-life suspicions about the investigation against Kopp since charges were first laid. A Dec. 1998 LifeSite Special Report indicated that Kopp was a very unlikely personality to have taken such violent action and could not have possessed the professional skills required […]
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POLL SHOWS CANADIANS OPPOSE ‘MERCY KILLING’ OF DISABLED CHILDREN

Larger Poll Demonstrates Leger Marketing Poll Biased LONDON, July 3, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A Leger Marketing Poll, of 1,507 Canadians, released today suggests that 75.5% of Canadians believe that someone who helps end the life of a loved one suffering from an incurable and extremely painful illness should not be prosecuted. However, a larger poll conducted by Environics shows the Leger poll does not accurately reflect the views of Canadians. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) recently collaborated with the Environics Research Group on their national Focus Canada Omnibus Survey. This national omnibus poll asked 2035 people from across Canada a […]
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