ALIBIS ATTEST KOPP WAS NOT IN TENNESSEE BUYING RIFLE AS FBI ALLEGES

FBI accused of manufacturing map leading to A-Z Pawn Shop WASHINGTON, July 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The first instance of documented evidence contrary to the FBI’s case against pro-lifer James Kopp, accused of killing abortionist Barnett Slepian, has come to light. A Pittsburgh couple swears that Kopp was with them when the FBI alleges he was purchasing the rifle used in the shooting. Doris and Patrick Grady remember that Kopp was staying with them in Pittsburgh during the summer of 1997. Doris Grady, in a signed affidavit, said Kopp was working for her building a fence on July 16, 1997, […]
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QUEBEC ABORTUARY DROPS CASE AGAINST PRO-LIFE GROUP

Pamphlet about numerous deaths resulting from legal Canadian abortions is factual HULL, QUE., July 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – La Clinique des femmes de l’Outaouais (Hull region women’s clinic), a Quebec abortion mill, officially withdrew its legal action against the pro-life group Respect de la Vie Outaouais (RVO) yesterday. The abortuary was contesting a pamphlet by RVO noting that one in 25 women “are hospitalized up to 7 days after legally induced abortion in Canada.” On February 16, 2001, the women’s clinic served RVO with a legal action filed with la Cour supérieure du Québec in which the clinic accused the […]
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MONEY: THE REAL MOTIVE BEHIND THE PUSH FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – As the battle over the funding of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) rages in Washington, the media have repeatedly failed to expose the bias of many oft-quoted “experts” on the issue. Pro-life observers have wondered why the ethically problematic ESCR is being so heavily promoted when an ethically viable and many say superior alternative exists. Moreover, the whole argument of “a woman’s right to choose” is not part of the argument. The answer to the dilemma comes from an article in last week’s National Journal (NJ) exposing the financial interests of scientists who promote […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

President George Bush declared Sunday, July 22, 2001, as Parents’ Day. In the proclamation Bush said, “Being a parent is the most important job in the world. Study after study has demonstrated that children who grow up without both parents in their home are more likely to end up in poverty, drop out of school, become addicted to drugs, have a child out of wedlock, or go to prison. Single-parented children who avoid these unfortunate outcomes will nevertheless miss out on the balance, unity, and stability that a two-parent family can bring.”  https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/07/20010723-2.html VOTE.COM is doing a poll on President […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Scott Klusendorf of Stand to Reason has written an excellent lobby letter on stem cell research. (with files from Pro-Life E-News)  https://www.str.org/free/bioethics/stem_cell_letter.pdf The National Post reports that the province of Nova Scotia has resisted the move to allow Sunday shopping despite massive pressure. Premier John Hamm is personally opposed to shopping on Sunday.
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STUDY: TEENS FROM STABLE MARRIED PARENTS LESS LIKELY TO HAVE UNDERAGE SEX

LONDON, July 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – One of the largest surveys of teenagers has found that teenagers are twice as likely to engage in underage sex if their parents are separated or cohabiting rather than married. The survey of 2,000 teenagers aged 13-15 to be published tomorrow, by the Family Matters Institute and will be presented to the Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group of the British Parliament. Dr Clifford Hill, one of the authors of the report, told the UK’s Observer that the number of children born to unmarried couples in Britain had risen from 5 per […]
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INTERFAITH COALITION INTERVENES IN B.C. HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE CASE

VANCOUVER, July 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Starting today and until August 3, the Supreme Court of British Columbia will hear a landmark challenge to Canada’s marriage laws, brought by 3 homosexual activist couples (the “BC Partners Group”) and 5 further couples together with Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere, the national homosexual activist group. Intervening in the case, in defense of traditional marriage, is the Interfaith Coalition made up of the Archdiocese of Vancouver B.C., Council of Sikhs, B.C. Muslim Association, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Islamic Society of North America, Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops, Ontario Council of Sikhs, and […]
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CZECH REPUBLIC ORDERS PROPER BURIAL FOR ABORTED BABIES

PRAGUE, July 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – On July 10, Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel signed into law a bill regarding funeral arrangements which included a clause ensuring that the remains of aborted babies receive a proper burial. The law suggests that the mother is responsible for the burial of the remains of her child and failure to make the provisions could result in a fine of $500 to $1,250. Some politicians are hoping to amend the law to eliminate the clause mandating burial for aborted babies before the law takes effect on January 1, 2002. According to the Prague Post, […]
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BIASED POLL USED FOR HEALTH CANADA’S APPROACH TO STEM CELL RESEARCH

OTTAWA, July 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Suspicions have been confirmed that the Pollara poll on attitudes towards embryonic stem cell research in Canada was biased. Its results, which are reportedly being used to tailor draft legislation on the issue, are therefore misleading. LifeSite has obtained a copy of the poll questionnaire. Respondents were not informed that when human embryos are used for stem cell research, it necessarily leads to their destruction. Moreover, the poll also failed to mention that there is the ethically viable alternative of using stem cells from adults which causes no harm to the donors. Mary Ellen […]
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POPE COUNSELS BUSH NOT TO APPROVE EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

VATICAN, July 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – President George Bush met today with Pope John Paul II at the pope's summer residence Castel Gandolfo. After their private discussions, lasting about 35 minutes, the Pope and the President made short public remarks. Recognizing the struggle facing the president over the matter of stem cell research, the Pope stressed the gravity of the decision. The “area in which political and moral choices have the gravest consequences for the future of civilization concerns the most fundamental of human rights, the right to life itself,” said the Pope. The pope stressed that with stem cell […]
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