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Pro-life Catholic priest Rev. Norman U. Weslin, who has been jailed more than 60 times for his pro-life witness was found guilty Wednesday of four counts of criminal contempt. Weslin, the 70-year-old head of the Lambs of Christ, could face up to six months in jail for violating a court-ordered buffer zone in front of a Buffalo abortuary. https://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20010719/1027766.asp The Bush administration has verbally denied New York’s request to expand tax-payer funded contraceptive coverage in the state to include coverage for those at 200% over the poverty level. https://library.northernlight.com/EA20010720140000043.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0 CNSNews.com reports that President Bush’s faith-based initiative passed the House by […]
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On July 23, 2001, 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 EGALE, the national homosexual activist group.
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UNITED METHODISTS URGE BUSH NOT TO FUND EMBRYO STEM CELL RESEARCH

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Despite its support for abortion, the United Methodist Church (UMC) called on President Bush to prevent the funding for the destructive use of human embryos for stem cell research. The General Secretary of the UMC General Board of Church and Society, Jim Winkler, has sent a letter to fellow United Methodist and President George W. Bush, urging him to continue to impose “an extended moratorium” on human embryo stem cell research. Winkler, noting that Bush promised to make a decision on human embryo stem cell research by the end of July, said that “after […]
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US GOV’T REPORT QUESTIONS CONDOMS’ ABILITY TO STOP STD’S

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A 30-page report to be released today by the National Institutes of Health concludes that science cannot yet confirm condoms block the spread of most sexually transmitted diseases. The U.S. report was written at a June workshop of 28 experts at the request of Congress. Tom Coburn, a physician who requested the report in June 2000 when he was a Republican House member from Oklahoma said, “For decades, the federal government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to promote an unsubstantiated claim that promiscuity can be safe . We all now know for […]
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STUDY CONFIRMS BIRTH CONTROL PILLS LEAD TO POTENTIALLY FATAL BLOOD CLOTS

AMSTERDAM, July 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A Dutch study published in the British Medical Journal confirms long-held suspicions that the birth control pill has been found to increase the chances of potentially fatal blood clots. The study looked at the most modern form of birth control pills, known as “third generation” pills and found a 70% increased risk of blood clots over the older pills. See the actual study in the BMJ and the BBC coverage: https://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/323/7305/131 https://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1447000/1447377.stm
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YOUNG PRO-LIFERS SENTENCED FOR PRO-LIFE ACTIVISM IN BC

VANCOUVER, July 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Pro-life activists Mary Wagner and Glenn Reed were on trial yesterday in Vancouver for charges of mischief; for ‘interfering with the lawful use of a facility’. The two were arrested on the morning of June 25th while sitting prayerfully in front of the doors of the Everywoman’s Health Centre, a notorious Vancouver abortuary. Wagner and Reed held roses as a sign of respect for life, and attempted to counsel abortuary clients and staff. The pair represented themselves in court, and did not contest the circumstances surrounding the arrest. Wagner read a statement reminding the […]
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GOV’T SPONSORED POLL CLAIMS WIDE SUPPORT FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

OTTAWA, July 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The results of an April Pollara poll on stem cell research commissioned by Health Canada were released only today by the Ottawa Citizen. The Citizen reports that the federal poll claims, “the vast majority of Canadians are in favour of using donated human embryos for stem cell research.” However, the Citizen fails to mention the questions that were posed, leading to concerns by some about possible bias in the polling method. A Pollara representative told LifeSite that the poll questions had to be released by Health Canada. Health Canada could not provide the poll […]
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The Culture and Family Institute reports that Ted Turner’s Cable Network TNT has launched the ‘Myths of Avalon’ – an open assault on Christianity with a made-for-TV mini-series that depicts witchcraft as a compassionate alternative. https://cultureandfamily.org/e/report/2001-07-18/m_mists-avalon.shtml The clothing company Abercrombie and Fitch has issued two pornographic catalogues aiming as youth. American Decency is urging those concerned to take action. https://www.americandecency.org/abercrombie.htm A fire at an abortion mill in Baton Rouge, which had the abortion lobby screaming about anti-abortion violence, has been found to have been caused accidentally by a malfunctioning air conditioning unit. https://www.nola.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ ssf.cgi?n1560_BC_LA—AbortionClinicFir&&news&newsflash-louisiana
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The Speaker of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly, Claude Richmond, has announced that the New Democratic Party will not be granted Official Opposition status in the legislature. The former BC NDP government was the most extremist pro-abortion government in Canadian history. The UK Advertising Standards Authority has ordered a national pro-life group to change its ads because, among other things, the UK LifeLeague identified the morning after pill as an abortifacient. https://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1443000/1443727.stm During a visit of Cuban Catholic Bishops with Pope John Paul II on July 6, the pope said, “the Church must present her social teaching to all… Her […]
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DISTRICT ATTORNEY GETS DEATH THREAT TO DROP CASE AGAINST ABORTIONIST

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 19, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The life of Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane was threatened in a letter demanding he drop charges against a well-known local abortionist. Oklahoma City NewsChannel 4 received a letter warning that Lane will die if he does not drop charges against Dr. John Hamilton. The letter says Lane’s witness will also be dead and warns that it is “very serious.” The news channel has turned over the letter to police. Hamilton is facing murder charges for the Valentine’s Day beating and strangulation death of his wife, Susan. Not surprisingly, the news report […]
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