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The London Independent reports on a heart-rending story of a baby girl in China who survived a late-term abortion attempt and then the attempts at infanticide enforced by hospital personnel under the orders of birth control officials.  https://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=95598
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UNITED NATIONS URGED TO CORRECT ENORMOUS POPULATION MISCONCEPTION

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Writing in the current issue of the influential Foreign Affairs journal, Ben J. Wattenberg, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), points out that major media continue to report falsely on the “population explosion” while in fact the world is in a population decline. Wattenberg calls the massive population decline, the “overwhelming demographic story of our time” and notes that it “has somehow failed to make it into the headlines.” The only remedy is for the United Nations to correct the problem he suggests, since, “only the U.N. has the standing to […]
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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PREP SESSION BEGINS

Terror Attacks Used As Impetus For Court’s Establishment NEW YORK, September 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Beginning today at the United Nations headquarters, the International Criminal Court preparatory commission opened a new session to last until October 5. The representatives of Peru, Poland, Mexico and Switzerland announced this morning to the Preparatory Commission that they hoped to deposit their ratifications shortly. The ratifications would bring the total number of ratifications to 42 of the 60 required for the ICC to be established. The representative from Turkey called for the ICC to immediately explore a way to include the crime of terrorism […]
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ALASKA SUPREME COURT RULES OUT ASSISTED SUICIDE

JUNEAU, AK, September 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Alaska Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that state laws punishing assisted suicide as manslaughter are to be upheld. The case was demanding an exception to the law for those helping terminally ill patients to kill themselves. The case was brought forward by pro-assisted-suicide activist group “Compassion in Dying”. The court accepted the state’s arguments that assisted suicide is dangerous since “the terminally ill are a class of persons who need protection from family, social, and economic pressures, and who are often particularly vulnerable to such pressures because of chronic pain, depression, and […]
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LARGE BRITAIN TOY RETAILER REFUSES HARRY POTTER MERCHANDISE

LONDON, September 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The London Telegraph reports today that “Britain’s largest privately-owned toy retailer will not be stocking merchandise from the Harry Potter film because the chain’s Christian owner is concerned that children will be drawn into the occult.” Gary Grant, the owner of “The Entertainer” toy store chain, with 28 stores, says he was disturbed by the concentration on sorcery with the merchandise, which flooded the market recently in anticipation of the upcoming Potter films. Grant, who does not open his stores Sundays, “As a parent I do not want [children] drawn into ouija boards and […]
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LEWD BROADCASTER HOWARD STERN BOOTED FROM 17 RADIO STATIONS

FREMONT, MI, September 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The American Decency Association (ADA), which has led a campaign to get lewd radio show host Howard Stern off the public airwaves, has angered the vulgar but popular radio star. On radio last week Stern said, “… Listen, I’ve been dealing with kooks in this country for a long time. I’m talking about these religious right groups who have gotten me off radio stations across the country ‘cause they say that…” ADA President Bill Johnson released a list of 17 radio stations which in recent months have dumped Stern’s offensive program. ADA’s website […]
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The Toronto Star reports on the efforts of Kitchener Ontario pro-lifers to get onto high school councils to avoid pro-abortion counsel to students by public health nurses.  https://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=  Article&cid=1001109892650&call_page=TS_Ontario&call_pageid=968256289824&call_pagepath=  News/Ontario&col=968342212737 A plan being considered by Scotland’s Health Ministry would see girls under the age of 16 given abortifacient morning-after pills from pharmacists. (Pro-Life E-News)  https://www.scotlandonsunday.com/news.cfm?id=SS01035769&feed=N The dangers of sperm donation are apparent as it has been discovered that a donor carrying a genetic defect may have passed a life-threatening abnormality to 43 babies he fathered at a London clinic.  https://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_405764.html
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POPE TELLS NICARAGUANS TO CONSIDER LIFE AND FAMILY ISSUES IN ELECTIONS

ROME, September 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In an address to the Nicaraguan bishops Friday, Pope John Paul urged Nicaraguans to exercise their “right and duty to vote, thinking of the good of the nation,” reminding them “to choose democratic options that guarantee the Christian concept of man and society, which inescapably implies the fundamental rights of the person in all his aspects.” Zenit News (www.zenit.org) reports that just weeks before the presidential elections the pope urged the Church to work with state authorities to uphold the family. “I am not ignorant of the difficulties that the institution of the family […]
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BUSH APPOINTS PRO-ABORTION ‘CATHOLIC’ TO HEAD HOME SECURITY

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in the United States, President George Bush announced last night the creation of a Cabinet-level position to head the new Office of Homeland Security. In a great disappointment to pro-lifers, Bush named notoriously pro-abortion Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, to head the office. Matt Abbott, director of public affairs for America’s Pro-Life Action League told LifeSite, “If Ridge refuses to ensure the security of the most helpless citizens of his state – the unborn – how can he be expected to safeguard security for the nation?” Abbott […]
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POLISH CATHOLIC CHURCH TAKES HEROIC PRO-LIFE POLITICAL ACTION

WARSAW, September 21, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Poland’s Catholic Bishops undertook what may be a historic pro-life intervention into the country’s politics Sunday. Just one week before the September 23 general election, the Bishops had a letter read in every parish urging Catholics – some 93% of Poles – not to support the country’s so-called “ex-communist” social democrats because of their support for abortion. Polls taken prior to the bishops’ intervention indicated that Poland’s social democrats in the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) were poised to win a landslide victory in Sunday’s election with between 43-52 per cent of the vote. Without […]
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