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CANADA APPROVES NEW PERMANENT CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICE Conceptus Inc. announced that it has won approval to market its selective tubal occlusion procedure in Canada. The permanent contraceptive procedure, called Essure, is based upon the process of tubal ligation; it uses a 1.6-inch metal coil that is inserted into the fallopian tubes which irreversibly destroys their natural function after 3 months. The procedure is performed in 15-30 minutes.  https://ca.news.yahoo.com/011127/5/ev1q.html A SYPHILIS EPIDEMIC HAS BEEN LINKED TO HIGH-RISK HOMOSEXUAL SEX https://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/1233283p-1301723c.html AUSTRALIAN MOTHER ABORTS ONE IVF TWIN DUE TO “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS”  https://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,3331701%255E661,00.html
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FATHER PAVONE SAYS HIS PARISH ASSIGNMENT WON’T HINDER PRO-LIFE LEADERSHIP

INDIANAPOLIS, November 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, has said his parish assignment in the diocese of New York “will be compatible” with continuing his “pro-life leadership.” The Catholic News Service reports that Fr. Pavone made the comments in a talk to Civitas Dei, a Catholic business guild in Indianapolis. As LifeSite reported in September, Fr. Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life for the past eight years, has been asked by Cardinal Edward Egan to resume full-time work within the Archdiocese of New York. The reason given for the decision was the need […]
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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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AMENDMENTS TO ANTI-TERROR LEGISLATION ADDRESS PRO-LIFE CONCERNS

OTTAWA, November 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The controversial anti-terror legislation proposed by the Liberal government and amended after an outpouring of public objection passed the House of Commons yesterday. Pro-lifers’ concerns with the legislation were much abated when the government rendered its amendments. Gwen Landolt, a lawyer with REAL Women Canada, told LifeSite that the legislation’s amendments have alleviated the concerns of pro-life groups which could have been liable to prosecution under the original bill. The amendments “ensure that protest activity, whether lawful or unlawful, would not be considered a terrorist act unless it was intended to cause death, serious […]
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CHRIS STOCKWELL ANNOUNCES RUN FOR ONTARIO TORY LEADERSHIP

TORONTO, November 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Ontario Labour Minister Chris Stockwell announced on Monday his bid to become the Ontario Tory Leader and thus Premier. Campaign Life Coalition records indicate that Stockwell is not pro-life. The Globe and Mail reported November 20 that Stockwell said he is “pro-choice.” LifeSite has learned that Stockwell marched in the gay pride parade in June 1999. Political observers suggest that he is using the run for Premier as a stepping-stone to a campaign to become Mayor of Toronto in 2003. For coverage of Stockwell’s stand in the Globe see:  https://www.globeandmail.ca/servlet/GIS.Servlets.HTMLTemplate?tf=tgam/common/SearchFullStoryPrint.html&cf=tgam/common/GenericSearch.cfg&configFileLoc=tgam/config&encoded_keywords=chris+stockwell&option={194}{164}t_row=3&start_row=3&num_rows=1&search_results_start=1
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ERIC GENUIS TO PERFORM TORONTO BENEFIT CONCERT FOR CLC

On Tuesday Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m., singer/composer/recording artist Eric Genuis will perform a benefit concert for Campaign Life Coalition in Toronto. One and all are invited to attend this special event. There is no admission charge but a free will offering will be taken up. For more details about the event and Eric’s music see:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/events/genuisconcert/genuis.htm
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HANDY WEEKLY PLANNER OFFERED BY CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION

Campaign Life Coalition has produced a unique weekly planner to help pro-lifers be organized and stay informed. The planner shows the month and week at a glance. It also contains lots of valuable information on the history of abortion and euthanasia in Canada as well as on the development of the unborn child. For more information and to order planners for yourself and for others as Christmas gifts see:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/shop/lifeplanner.html
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COURT FINES PRO-LIFER FOR PAMPHLETING AT PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

REGINA, Sask, November 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A municipal court in Regina, Saskatchewan has ordered Bill Whatcott of the Christian Truth Activists to pay a $90 fine by Dec 31 or spend four days in jail for distributing pro-life leaflets at the University of Regina. In May university security ordered Whatcott to remove pro-life leaflets he had placed on car windshields and according to Whatcott even took some of the literature out of the hands of two Oriental students who of their own free will accepted it. When Whatcott refused to remove the literature from the vehicles, campus security ticketed […]
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G-20 PROTESTER OFFENDED BY DESTRUCTION OF PR0-LIFE SIGN OFFERS REIMBURSEMENT

OTTAWA, November 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Ottawa pro-life billboard that was damaged by masked individuals who were part of the G-20 protests in Ottawa last week, has been repaired. Action Life, the pro-life group which pays for the sign told LifeSite that a G-20 protester who witnessed the sign’s destruction called the pro-life group to apologize for the actions of the other demonstrators and even offered to try to raise funds to pay for the damage. Carroll Rees of Action Life, told LifeSite she was at the site Monday to note the damages for the commercial company it pays […]
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