HEAR MICHAEL O’BRIEN DESCRIBE THE MEANING AND HISTORY OF HIS PAINTING

COMBERMERE, ONTARIO December 19, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Hear the 6 minute Real Audio LifeSite interview with Michael O’Brien in which Michael explains the full meaning and history of his painting ‘Jesus and the Little Children’. In these fascinating few moments he conveys the deep spiritual purpose that he had in completing this special work of art. Go to https://www.lifesitenews.com/shop/obrienprint.html and click on the Hear Michael link. (requires Real Audio)
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I’M THE BEST TO LEAD THE PARTY SAYS JOE CLARK “I think there’s a pretty broad consensus in my party that there is no one who is better suited to lead this party right now, in this phase of our activities, than I am,” Clark told The Toronto Sun editorial board. APPEAL HEARD AT UNITED NATIONS FOR UNIVERSAL ID SYSTEM AAP reports that “every person in the world would be fingerprinted and registered under a universal identification scheme to fight illegal immigration and people smuggling outlined at a United Nations meeting.” The plan was put forward by Pascal Smet, the […]
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COLORADO CUTS OFF FUNDING FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD https://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_912545,00.html
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EVES COMES OUT SWINGING AGAINST PARENTAL CHOICE IN EDUCATION TAX CREDIT

Slanders independent schools, implying they teach “hatred” and “intolerance” TORONTO, December 18, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Ontario Tory Leadership contender Ernie Eves, slammed the lack of more restrictive conditions within the new Ontario independent schools tax credit program. Eves, the former provincial Finance Minister, blasted his leadership rival, current Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, for allowing the tax credit to be unhampered by the need to follow the Ontario state-mandated education curriculum. Eves descended so far in his animosity toward independent schools as to suggest that the lack of more control would fail to prevent the teaching of “hatred” in private schools. […]
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NEW JERSEY SENATE APPROVES ABSTINENCE IS BEST BILL After a 15-year battle, the New Jersey Senate voted to require public school teachers to stress abstinence “as the only completely reliable means” of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.  https://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/jersey/ledger/1556144.html JUDGE ISSUES TEMPORARY ORDER ALLOWING PRO-LIFER TO DISPLAY SIGN Thomas More Law Center has won the first round of a pro-life lawsuit in getting a judge to sign an an order temporarily restraining Michigan’s Attorney General Jennifer Granholm and several other state law enforcement agents from using a state statute to prevent Ann Norton, a pro-life activist, from displaying a sign […]
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UNFPA ATTEMPTS WHITEWASH OF FORCED ABORTION IN CHINA

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A presentation to the US Congress on the complicity of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in coercive family planning programs in China has US lawmakers reconsidering funding for the organization. The controversy over UNFPA funding came to a head last month when the entire $15-plus billion Foreign Aid bill stalled in conference committee. It will likely not be resolved before the end of the year. The foreign operations appropriation (HR 2506) currently includes $37.5 million for the UNFPA. In September, a Population Research Institute (PRI)-led investigation of UNFPA operations in China revealed that […]
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CHINA ALLOWS HUMAN CLONING FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES

BEIJING, December 18, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Communist China has joined Britain in its notorious allowance of human cloning. While both countries say they will not allow reproductive cloning, the result of the legislation would thus mandate the death of the human embryos created by cloning. Mercury News reports that in China restrictions such as banning destructive research on embryos and presumably 'therapeutic' cloning are not being contemplated. Yanguan Wang, an ethicist who is helping to draft new research guidelines from the Ministry of Health said that the government may choose not to fund certain controversial research but it will not […]
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LAWYERS READY TO PRACTICE AT INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT AS OPENING NEARS

PARIS, December 18, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Lawyers’ associations from all over the world met in Paris December 6 and 7 to create an international criminal lawyers’ association for the International Criminal Court. Canadian Liberal MP Irwin Cotler announced the meeting in Parliament noting that the Canadian government co-sponsored the event. The conference, organized by the International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association – with headquarters in Montreal, was expected to bring together over 300 experts from the bar associations of 60 countries. The aim of the meeting was to generate a pool of lawyers to provide of legal counsel to both individuals […]
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CANADIAN PHYSICIANS FOR LIFE ON GOV’T APPROVAL OF EMBRYO RESEARCH

Press Release – “Government Approval To Destroy Human Embryos Unacceptable” VANCOUVER, BC, December 18, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Canadian Physicians for Life applauds the Minister of Health for proposing legislation on new medical technologies in Canada. The restrictions planned are long overdue. While the new law correctly rejects intentional embryo creation for experimentation, it approves of destructive experimentation on embryos originally created as the children of infertile parents. It seems ethically inconsistent that the permissibility of experimentation up to 14 days on any one embryo relies on it not having been created for that purpose. If there is something wrong with […]
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ONTARIO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL TAX CREDIT APPROVED WITH MINIMAL RESTRICTIONS

TORONTO, December 17, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Ontario Finance Minister Jim Flaherty faced heavy opposition but came out the winner during intense Ontario cabinet discussions over the independent schools tax credit last week. The Canadian Press reports that at a closed cabinet meeting Wednesday, several provincial ministers attempted to attach restrictions to the tax credit including requirements that eligible independent schools hire certified teachers and follow the Ontario curriculum. However, CP reports that Flaherty was successful in fighting off those restrictions which would have negated much of the parental choice purpose of the independent schools. Today’s government release on the Equity […]
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