DEFENDING MARRIAGE INCITES HATRED, SAYS CANADIAN SENATOR

OTTAWA, November 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In comments made in the Senate on November 22, British Columbia Senator Mobina Jaffer said defending the existing definition of marriage is tantamount to “giving comfort to those who hate.” Focus on the Family reported that Jaffer’s comments came in a debate around a bill seeking to affirm in law that marriage is exclusively “between a man and a woman,” introduced last January by Senator Anne Cools. Jaffer said speeches in favour of traditional marriage left her “dumbfounded” especially following the recent murder of Aaron Webster, a homosexual man who was viciously beaten to […]
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SENATE TO VOTE ON TEMPORARY HUMAN CLONING BAN MONDAY https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011130/pl/energy_cloning_3.html PRO-LIFE NURSE LOOKING FOR HELP WRITING BOOK Brenda Pratt Shafer RNN, “The Nurse” that witnessed the partial birth abortion procedure is writing a book titled, “What the Nurse Saw and Heard”. She wishes to include stories from other people who have dealt with abortion in her book. For more info see:  https://www.whatthenursesaw.com
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ONTARIO TORY LEADERSHIP CANDIDATE FLAHERTY DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM PRO-LIFERS

TORONTO, November 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, the only one of the current 5 candidates for Leader who calls himself “pro-life” was interviewed yesterday by the Toronto Star (all other candidates called themselves “pro-choice” other than Health Minister Tony Clement who rated himself a “6 or 7 out of 10” on the pro-life side of the scale). Pro-life leaders found Flaherty’s comments puzzling. Asked about abortion in Ontario Flaherty responded, “I would not interfere with the status quo in Ontario.” He said, “Ontario does provides funding of abortion services, some in hospitals and some in clinics, and […]
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POPE ENCOURAGES SCHOOL CHOICE FOR PARENTS

VATICAN, Nov 29, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) – On Thursday, Pope John Paul II received the presidents of the Italian regions and autonomous provinces. The pope requested the regional and provincial presidents pay close attention to families and education. On this last point, he particularly invited them “to guarantee the freedom of educational choice for families” which wish to choose between the public and private schools. See the pope’s full speech (in Italian only) at:  https://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/2001/november/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_20011129_province-autonome_it.html
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BRITAIN PASSES BAN ON REPRODUCTIVE CLONING

LONDON, November 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Human Reproductive Cloning Bill cleared the House of Commons Thursday only days after passing the House of Lords Monday. The ban on human reproductive cloning has been criticized since it does nothing to prevent human cloning but merely ensures that cloned human beings are killed before birth. See related LifeSite coverage:  EMERGENCY UK CLONING LEGISLATION CASTIGATED BY ARCHBISHOP OF WESTMINSTER https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2001/nov/011123.html#2 See the AP coverage from the Washington Post:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37621-2001Nov30.html
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BUSH ORDERS PROBE INTO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

Fertility Clinic Authority Expresses Concern WASHINGTON, November 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – President George W. Bush ordered an investigation into “assisted reproduction”, referring mainly to in vitro fertilization (IVF), Wednesday as he inaugurated the President's Council on Bioethics. In announcing the creation of the council in August Bush empowered the panel to study and make recommendations on embryonic stem cells, cloning, euthanasia and assisted reproduction. The news rattled the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), which has touted the wonders of IVF since the early 1980s without revealing its disastrous toll on human life. The Associated Press reports that ASRM has […]
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STOCKWELL DAY REPORTED TO RUN FOR ALLIANCE LEADERSHIP

OTTAWA, November 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Canadian Press reports that an Alliance Party caucus source has revealed that Stockwell Day will run for the Canadian Alliance leadership. “He’s going to run, for sure,” said an unidentified source. “It’s pretty much a fait accompli.” Day will step down as leader after an interim leader is chosen December 12. It is expected Day will announce his run for leader shortly thereafter. Although no candidates have officially declared, Stephen Harper former head of the National Citizens’ Coalition and Calgary MP Diane Ablonczy are seeking support to run. The Alliance leadership vote will […]
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NOTABLE QUOTES

London free Press Columnist Herman Gooden (Nov 29) on the problems with Canadian government:  “They take prayer out of our schools and gut the history and English curricula of any lingering traces of positive Judeo-Christian influence. They set up kangaroo-court human rights tribunals which unfailingly punish politicians and citizens who refuse to perjure their Christian conscience by promoting gay rights. They publicly fund a national TV network that mocks the religious tenets held by Stockwell Day, yet never questions the pro-abortion Catholicism of Jean Chretien or Joe Clark. They forbid clergy to mention Jesus Christ or offer Christian prayers at […]
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BRITAIN’S TOP COURT REJECTS WOMAN’S APPEAL FOR ASSISTED SUICIDE

PM Says Not In Favour of Altering Law LONDON, November 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The House of Lords has rejected an appeal by Dianne Pretty, a 47-year-old British woman suffering from motor neurone disease, who asked the courts to allow her husband to assist in her suicide without facing criminal charges. The BBC reports that five law lords unanimously dismissed the appeal, saying that human rights legislation, on which grounds Pretty appealed, was in place to protect life rather than end it. The Telegraph reports that Lord Bingham, the senior law lord, said it would have been a “gross abuse […]
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