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AP reports that Ohio’s Dr. Maynard Muntzing II, 35, accused of spiking his ex-girlfriend’s drinks in an attempt to cause an abortion of their child, pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges in a deal that will send him to prison for five years. The mother did miscarry the baby but the coroner’s office said the cause could not be determined.  https://news.findlaw.com/ap_stories/other/1110/10-1-2001/20011001200858680.html The California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, CARAL, has launched television ads to promote the abortifacient morning after pill.  https://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/011002/sftu059_1.html
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CORRECTION

On September 24 LifeSite reported on an article by Ben J. Wattenberg, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), asking the United Nations to rectify the misconception about overpopulation. It was incorrectly cited as coming from the Foreign Affairs journal and was actually in the Washington Times. The full article is available on AEI’s website at:  https://aeipoliticalcorner.org/BJW%20Articles/bjw010308.pdf
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HARVARD ‘GAY’ LEADER URGES HOMOSEXUALS TO LIE AND GIVE BLOOD

BOSTON, October 4, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Concerned Women for America’s Culture and Family report revealed today that a Harvard University homosexual leader has urged other homosexuals to lie to the Red Cross about their homosexuality and to donate blood. Clifford Davidson, leader of Harvard’s BOND (Beyond Our Normal Differences), a student group self-described as “geared toward those who may not be ‘straight,’” sent an email on Tuesday, Sept. 11 – the day of the terrorist attack – encouraging members to donate blood, according to the student newspaper, the Harvard Crimson. Davidson said blood donors should not lie about HIV infection. […]
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POLISH PRO-ABORTION GROUPS TO SUE PRO-LIFE HOSPITALS FOR NOT ABORTING

WARSAW, October 4, 2001 (LSN.ca) – As the country awaits a heated abortion debate after the election win of the pro-abortion ‘ex’-communist party, a feminist group has announced it will take pro-life hospitals to court. The BBC reports that the Federation for Women and Family Planning is taking legal action against certain hospitals who allegedly refused to carry out an abortion. The Federation’s Wanda Nowicka claimed, “We had the case of a woman who was HIV positive and we wrote to 12 hospitals. Eight hospitals said they would not carry out the abortion because HIV is not a sufficient condition […]
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INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE CAUSES KENYA TO CONSIDER LEGAL ABORTION

NAIROBI, October 4, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A Government report suggests the legalization of abortion in Kenya. A team appointed by the Health Standards and Regulatory Services Department, argues social and medical evidence outweighs the “perceived moral and legal need for retaining the (anti-abortion) law in our books”. Nairobi’s The Nation relates that the report utilized the typical pro-abortion rhetoric of backstreet abortions to justify the recourse to legal abortion. The report also noted the proposal was made “in accordance with international trends”. The report is to be discussed next month at a national health services conference at the Kenya College […]
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RADICAL FEMINIST GROUP COMING TO OTTAWA TO LOBBY – OCT 15

OTTAWA, October 4, 2001 (LSN.ca) – LifeSite has learned that the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) is holding its annual lobby on Monday October 15. The radical group of feminists, which is heavily funded by the federal government gained notoriety recently as news broke of the feminist conference at which former NAC head Sunera Thobai suggested the United States deserved the terrorist attacks. NAC says it has invited each of the parties to attend a lobby session individually for a “town-hall style” meeting. Political insiders say that while the socialist NDP party is always at the […]
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IRISH PRIME MINISTER PUBLISHES ABORTION BILL

DUBLIN, October 3, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern on Tuesday published the Human Life and Pregnancy Bill, which is sure to add fuel to the abortion debate, as it legalizes early abortions. The bill has one positive aspect in that it overrules the ridiculous Supreme Court ruling which allowed abortion in the case of a threat to the life of the mother, but included a mother’s threat of suicide as allowable grounds. However, it is totally unacceptable to pro-lifers as it defines abortion to be the destruction of unborn human life after “implantation” in the womb. The […]
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CANADIAN MAN GETS ONLY 5 YEARS FOR MURDERING WIFE WITH ALZHEIMER’S

VALLEYFIELD, QUE, October 3, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Herbert Lerner, 78, of Cote-St.-Luc, Que. has been sentenced to five years in prison for suffocating his 73-old wife Jenny with a plastic bag on June 12, 2000. Lerner pleaded guilty to manslaughter in July of this year and claimed it was a mercy killing since his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Quebec Court Judge Pierre Laberge rejected the mercy – killing defence, noting that the woman was only at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s. Laberge said there was no evidence that Jenny Lerner was suffering nor were there any requests for her […]
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FEDERAL APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS RACKETEERING RULING AGAINST PRO-LIFERS

CHICAGO, October 3, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In a 3-0 ruling Tuesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Federal District Court finding that pro-lifers were guilty of crimes under the racketeering law. However pro-life activists were undaunted by the ruling. “By now, we have grown accustomed to hostile rulings by the judiciary,” said Joseph M. Scheidler, National Director of the Pro-Life Action League. The court found Scheidler, as well as defendants Andrew Scholberg, Timothy Murphy, the Pro-Life Action League and Operation Rescue guilty of violations of the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) which was crafted in […]
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BRITISH PM BRASHLY EXPLOITS TERROR ATTACKS TO PUSH NEW WORLD ORDER

LONDON, October 3, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In what is being hailed as his finest speech ever, British Prime Minister Tony Blair wowed the Labour Party conference yesterday, with a 54-minute speech, which garnered a standing ovation. During the speech he called for the creation of a new world order to be the memorial of the victims of the terrorist attacks. In his speech, Blair spoke of “a coming together” and of the “power of community is asserting itself” on a global level. He said the interrelatedness of financial markets, and international conflicts, call for an interdependence among nations – the […]
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