WOMAN SUES DOCS FOR NOT DETECTING PREGNANCY – SAYS WOULD HAVE ABORTED

MONTREAL, January 8, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A Quebec woman has launched a $90,000 law suit against two doctors since they did not detect her pregnancy despite five visits to the clinic, one less than a month before she gave birth to her 7 1/2 pound daughter. The Montreal Gazette reports that the woman’s lawyer, Jean-Pierre Menard, says that the doctors’ files verified the woman’s reports. The woman said that she would have had an abortion had she known she was pregnant. The daughter is now three years old. “The mother now loves her child, and things are going well,” Menard […]
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CANADA’S DESCENT INTO BARBARISM Writing on the positions of Canada’s government to legalize destructive research on human embryos, London Free Press columnist Rory Leishman said: “It’s a measure of Canada’s descent into barbarism that no party in Parliament still consistently upholds the sanctity of human life.”  https://www.canoe.ca/Columnists/leishman.html UNITED NATIONS APPROVES SHAM RELIGIOUS PRO-ABORTION GROUP The United Nations Department of Public Information DPI) Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) approved the association of 20 NGOs at a December 20 meeting. Among those groups approved was the US group, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a sham organization created to attempt to remove the […]
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AIDS PREVENTION GRANTS TO BE REVIEWED AFTER ABUSES REVEALED

AIDS Rampant Despite Billions On Supposed Prevention Programs WASHINGTON, January 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson has promised more audits on so-called AIDS prevention programs after an investigation into one such program revealed abuses. The LA Times reports that an audit of the “Stop AIDS” project, in October, found that the federally supported San Francisco “prevention” agency was giving inappropriate and obscene workshops including one called the “Great Sex Workshop.” Inspector General Janet Rehnquist, daughter of U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, found that the workshops by the Stop AIDS Project appeared to directly promote […]
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NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL TARGETS CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

NEW YORK, January 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – New York State Attorney General, Elliot Spitzer, a zealously pro-abortion Democrat, launched a major legal offensive against NYC area pro-life crisis pregnancy centers on Friday, January 4, 2000. Officers of the NY Attorney General served subpoenas, which were identical, to at least two crisis pregnancy centers on Staten Island and Manhattan and it seems evident that most if not all crisis pregnancy centers will be targeted in New York City and Long Island by the end of next week. According to the subpoena, “Based upon his initial investigation, the Attorney General has a […]
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INTACT MARRIAGE OF PARENTS IS PREVENTION FOR TEEN PREGNANCY

LONDON, January 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – In a thoroughly documented letter published in the Jan 5 issue of the British Medical Journal, Dr. Trevor Stammers, argues that marriage is key to tackling the challenge of teenage pregnancy rampant in the UK. Professor Stammers, a tutor in General Practice at St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London, quotes studies noting that “up to 80% of unintended pregnancies result from contraceptive failure” and follows up on suggestions that therefore increased access to contraceptives cannot be the solution to the problem. Dr. Stammers notes the “established link between one parent families and teenage […]
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ENVIRONMENTALIST GROUP LAUDS IRAN’S PLUMMETING BIRTHRATE

Muslim religious leaders mandate contraceptive education for marriage licence NEW YORK, January 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The environmentalist group Earth Policy Institute (EPI), whose prominent founder and President, Lester. R. Brown, was also the founder and 26-year president of the Worldwatch Institute, has lauded Iran’s plummeting birth rate. In a December 28 release, entitled, “Iran’s Birth Rate Plummeting at Record Pace: Success Provides a Model for Other Developing Countries,” EPI gleefully reports that “Iran’s population growth rate dropped from an all-time high of 3.2 percent in 1986 to just 1.2 percent in 2001, one of the fastest drops ever recorded.” […]
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“UNDER DAY’S LEADERSHIP” ALLIANCE HAD SIGNIFICANT GAINS IN QUEBEC

MONTREAL, January 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – As Stockwell Day announces his run for Alliance Leadership in Montreal today, the National Post has noted his success in Quebec during the last federal election. The Post reports that “Under Mr. Day’s leadership, the party claimed 6.2% of the vote in the province in the last federal election—a hefty increase from the negligible 0.3% Reform showing in 1997 and better than the federal Conservatives’ 5.6%.” At the launch of his campaign tonight Day will be accompanied by several senior members of the Progressive Conservatives’ Quebec youth wing. The paper reports that they quit […]
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NEBRASKA LIKELY TO BAN FETAL TISSUE RESEARCH AT STATE-RUN INSTITUTIONS The Journal Star reports that a session survey of state senators by The Associated Press indicates that a ban would pass the legislature and Gov. Mike Johanns, described as a devout Catholic, has promised to sign the ban on fetal-tissue research into law if it is passed by the Legislature.  https://www.journalstar.com/nebraska?story_id=5187 NEW JERSEY REQUIRES SEX EDUCATION CLASSES TO PROMOTE ABSTINENCE On Wednesday, New Jersey Acting Gov. Donald DiFrancesco (R) signed into law a measure that requires all educational material and classes dealing with contraception to stress abstinence as “the only […]
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STOCKWELL DAY TO ANNOUNCE RUN FOR ALLIANCE LEADERSHIP MONDAY Eric Duhaime, campaign spokesman for Stockwell Day has confirmed that Day will announce his candidacy for Alliance leadership in a downtown Montreal hotel at 7pm Monday. A mail-in ballot is open to all Alliance party members with paid-up $10 memberships as of March 1. Voting begins March 8.  https://www.canoe.ca/CNEWSPolitics0201/03_day-cp.html RADICAL FEMINIST UN AGENCY GETS ANTI-MOTHERHOOD DIRECTOR The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute reports that the UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) has named Dr. Carolyn Hannan, a Swedish “gender mainstreaming” expert, as its new director. In a speech […]
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VERMONT SUPREME COURT REJECTS CHALLENGE AGAINST HOMOSEXUAL UNIONS

Justices Ruling Suggests Conscientious Christians Cannot Retain Public Office MONTPELIER, January 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – In a Dec. 26 order signed by all five justices and released Thursday, the Vermont Supreme Court rejected claims brought by taxpayers, legislators and town clerks against the civil unions law which grants homosexuals most of the privileges of marriage. The clerks asserted that the practice violated their religious beliefs but the justices described as “highly questionable” the “proposition that a public official … can retain public office while refusing to perform a generally applicable duty of that office on religious grounds.” See the AP […]
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