PACKARD FOUNDATION GIVES $7.5 MILLION TO ABORTION LOBBY IN 3RD QUARTER

Foundation continues to confirm it’s pro-abortion militancy LOS ALTOS, Calif, October 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has approved third quarter Population Program grants of $21 million, but the largest share of the funds went to the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). A press release from the foundation indicating its 3rd Quarter Grant Awards for 2001 indicates that NARAL received $ 7,555,000. NARAL is the foremost pro-abortion political activist group in the United States. The April 22 March for Abortion, sponsored by NARAL, was attended by some 7000 abortion supporters, supported not only abortion but […]
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JAPAN POPULATION BUST LEADS TO DIRE NEED FOR IMMIGRATION

TOKYO, October 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Takahiko Furuta, director of the Research Institute for Contemporary Society, argues that due to the falling birthrate Japan is in need of 8.37 million immigrants. He says the population will peak at 127 million around the year 2005 and then is likely to fall to 92.3 million by 2050 and to 51 million by 2100. Using a population of 92.3 million as a base, Furuta considers that a 0.1% rise in the annual birthrate would bring the population to 96.3 million. In order to maintain this level, Furuta argues, it is necessary to accept […]
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PRO-LIFE PRIEST SENTENCED TO JAIL FREE TO SERVE TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN

NEW YORK October 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Roman Catholic priest, Father Norman Weslin. O.S. was sentenced by U.S. Federal Judge Richard Arcara to 5 months in federal prison Friday for “criminal” contempt in Buffalo Federal Court. The priest was guilty of kneeling in silent prayer in full priestly vestments inside a “60’ Banned Free Speech and Religious Expression Zone” set up by Judge Acara outside an abortuary. Father Weslin, a 71-year-old retired Lt. Colonel in the United States Army who was in charge of the nuclear defense of New York State, voluntarily turned himself in but was not put in […]
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PM REJECTS SUNSET CLAUSE FOR CANADIAN ANTI-TERROR LEGISLATION

OTTAWA, October 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Prime Minister Jean Chretien said yesterday that there will be no expiry date on the controversial powers proposed in the anti-terrorism bill. Similar legislation in the United States, where unlike Canada, terrorist events are actually occurring, has been limited by a four year sunset clause. Alan Borovoy, general counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, stated that the government’s anti-terrorism legislation “does not require measures that have the capacity this bill does to hit groups that don’t have the slightest association to the terrorism that we’re all properly concerned about”. (Globe and Mail October […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

CITY OF TORONTO LOOKING FOR WOMEN TO TEST FEMALE CONDOMS The Toronto health department is advertising for 200 women aged 19 to 45 to participate in a study of female condoms. Since June the city has spent some $80,000 promoting and testing the condoms. (Globe and Mail October 23, 2001)
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ARCHBISHOP CALLS FOR END TO HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS Catholic World News reports that Archbishop Vincent Nichols is calling on Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Birmingham England to distance themselves from traditional Halloween celebrations at the end of the month. Instead he has advised them to celebrate the Christian eve of All Saints Day on November 1, “in order to counteract an increasing tendency for the popular mind to make the association between Halloween and secular, if not pagan imagery.”  https://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=20010 BAND SINGS ABOUT MORNING-AFTER-PILL A music band has dedicated a new single to the abortifacient morning-after pill. Turin Brakes say their […]
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CANADIAN SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CONTRIBUTES TO HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE BOOK

OTTAWA, October 22, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A pro-homosexual marriage book published today has among its 47 contributors Canadian Supreme Court Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dub{197}{189}. “Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships: A Study of National, European and International Law”, edited by Robert Wintemute is based on a homosexual marriage conference held at King’s College London in July 1999. LifeSite reported that in Oct. 1999 L’Heureux-Dube addressed a conference on same-sex benefits at Queen’s University in Kingston. “In failing to recognize and support partnerships, traditional and otherwise, are we not doing violence to the fabric of our community?” asked L’Heureux-Dube in her keynote speech. […]
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PRO-ABORTION PROPAGANDA AT U.N. ASSOCIATION FILM FESTIVAL

STANFORD, October 22, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The United Nations Association Film Festival, held at Stanford University is set to air a pro-abortion propaganda film “Soldiers in the Army of God” as part of its annual festival. The festival airs documentaries following on the United Nations’ concerns of “human rights, women’s issues, the environment, racism, disease, war and peace.” The decision to air a sensationalistic propaganda film demonstrates that pro-abortion activism is perceived as part of the United Nations agenda. On Sunday April 1, 2001 HBO aired “Soldiers in the Army of God” on their America Undercover program. An HBO promo […]
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PORTUGAL PRO-ABORTS FIGHT TO SUPPORT ILLEGAL ABORTION RING

LISBON, October 22, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Pro-abortion groups in Portugal are rallying behind an illegal abortion ring, which is currently on trial before the courts. The ring is allegedly headed up by nurse Maria do Ceu Ribeiro who is charged with organizing chemists, doctors, nurses and taxi-drivers from her house. Of the 43 people charged, 17 are mothers who availed themselves of the illegal operation. The London Independent reports that Socialist MP Helena Roseta, used the occasion to attempt to legalize abortion on demand. She condemned the trial as “completely immoral.” Abortion is legal in Portugal during the first 12 […]
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SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON JEERED AND BOOED BY NEW YORK HEROES

NEW YORK, October 22, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In a public relations nightmare for Senator Hillary Clinton, she was practically booed off stage at a concert Saturday in New York City. Drudge Report revealed yesterday that at the event called “America: A Tribute To Heroes” the former first lady was jeered and booed by thousands gathered at Madison Square Garden as she took to the stage—unannounced—to introduce a movie clip. Drudge reports that cameras captured firemen and police heroes wildly booing Clinton, who attempted to raise her voice above the shouting crowd. “Get off the stage! We don’t want you here!” […]
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