LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

New Democrat Michael Prue has won a provincial Toronto-area byelection. The only pro-life candidate, Ray Scott of the Family Coalition Party garnered just under 1% of the vote.  https://www.canoe.ca/CNEWSPolitics0109/20_byelection-cp.html https://www.electionsontario.on.ca/byelections/eoresultsDisp.asp NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING FEATURED IN LARGE PAPER   A form of Natural Family Planning was featured by the Chicago Tribune today. The article called NFP “a relatively obscure birth control method that is 100 percent natural, costs nothing and by some accounts, can be as effective as the pill.”  https://www.chicagotribune.com/features/women/chi-0109190374sep19.story Zenit News this week offered a brief historical account of UNICEF’s decent into abortion advocacy. In it they note that […]
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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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WINNIPEG TO CANCEL BAN ON SEX TRADE IN SUBURBS

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, September 21, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The City of Winnipeg is likely to allow known sex trade businesses such as massage parlours and escort services into city suburbs. The Winnipeg Sun reports that the services now confined to the city’s core may be permitted to move out into the residential suburbs. A committee created to study the sex trade which recently urged city hall to allow the firms into the suburbs. A city hall source told the Sun that the allowance “is likely,” since “seven councillors voted to have the matter receive further consideration last year.” Coun. Harvey Smith […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

A study conducted by the Texas Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League found that 67 percent of hospitals surveyed do not offer abortifacient emergency contraception.  https://www.dallasnews.com/science/health/476266_abortion_21tex.html The Christian Science Monitor ran a feature this week on large families, their struggles and joys.  https://www.csmonitor.com/2001/0919/p15s1-lifp.html The results of an investigation of sexual harassment of patients by Phoenix abortionist, Dr Brian Finkel was reported in the Phoenix New Times. Dr Finkel wears a gun to work to protect himself from the pro life movement. (with files from Sue Widemark)  https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/issues/2001-09-20/feature.html/page1.html
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CZECH GOV’T TO ALLOW REGISTRATION OF HOMOSEXUAL UNIONS

PRAGUE, September 21, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Homosexuals in the Czech Republic may be allowed to register their partnerships and receive all the benefits of marriage under new a new bill backed by Prime Minister Milos Zeman’s Cabinet. Ananova reports that the bill would give homosexual couples inheritance and health insurance rights, would allow the unions to be sealed at local government offices and would once undertaken, require a court-approved divorce. See the Ananova coverage:  https://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_404651.html
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U.S. CITIZEN MAGAZINE FEATURES WYA’S ANNA HALPINE

COLORADO SPRINGS, September 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The influential Citizen magazine, published by the U.S. headquarters of Focus on the Family, currently features a lengthy cover story on World Youth Alliance co-founder and president Anna Halpine. The Halpine family has been involved in pro-life work with Campaign Life Coalition in Canada for many years. Anna was on the national board of the organization and for a time, while still a student, was an effective president of its New Brunswick branch. She was asked to become a member of CLCs U.N. lobby team and, like a duck taking to water, quickly […]
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RU-486 DEATH OCCURRED IN SECOND CANADIAN STUDY

VANCOUVER, September 19, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Notorious Vancouver abortionist, Ellen Wiebe, revealed to the Vancouver Province yesterday that the RU-486 abortion pill trial, which led to the death of an unnamed Canadian woman on September 1, is the second such study in Canada. The Province reports today “Wiebe has already completed one trial involving 1,042 Canadian women in Vancouver, Toronto, Quebec City and Sherbrooke, Que.” She informed the paper that the second trial began in March and will involve 1,500 women. So far, 900 women have enrolled in the second study. The abortion pill trials were approved by the Canadian […]
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U.N. PROMOTING POPULATION CONTROL IN PAKISTAN AND NICARAGUA

MANAGUA, September 19, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), internationally known for its promotion of abortion, has signed deals with the governments of Pakistan and Nicaragua. The Nicaraguan human rights defense office has signed an agreement with UNFPA to promote the sexual and reproductive rights of women, children and adolescents through a series of programs over the next four months. Managua’s La Prensa reported yesterday that The agreement was signed by human rights defender Benjamin Perez Fonseca and Tomas Jimenez Araya, a UNFPA representative in Nicaragua . The UNFPA will provide $4,800 for the office of special […]
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JUDGE BLOCKS OHIO PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BAN

DAYTON, September 19, 2001 (LSN.ca) – U.S. District Judge Walter Rice today blocked the state of Ohio from enforcing a ban on partial-birth abortion. Rice called the law unconstitutional citing the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a similar ban in Nebraska. The judge said that the procedure was determined to be safer than other late term abortion procedures for some women. The New York Times reports that the bill had been signed by Gov. Bob Taft in May 2000. It would have made doctors who perform the procedure subject to up to eight years in prison. See the New York […]
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FRENCH RULINGS ENDANGER ALL POSSIBLY DISABLED PREBORNS

PARIS, September 19, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A French appellate court ruled this week that a 10-year-old girl with mental and physical disabilities should receive financial compensation because her mother was not told during pregnancy that the child might be disabled and was thus “den[ied] … the opportunity to have an abortion.” Reuters reports today that Alicia and her parents should receive $85,000 in compensation (Reuters/New York Times, 9/20). The ruling follows a similar ruling from France’s highest court this July which said that when doctors fail to detect deformities in unborn children and do not suggest abortion to their parents, […]
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