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MD GETS PRISON FOR FORCED ABORTION AND ABDUCTION IN BOSNIA A doctor who abducted his former girlfriend and forced an abortion on her was sentenced yesterday to 6½ years in prison https://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/printarticle/gam/20020101/UREPOM-5 BRITISH CATHOLICS URGED TO PRAY FOR PRO-LIFE The UK Society for the Protection of Unborn Children reports that the Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales declared last Sunday, the feast of the Holy Family, a special day of witness to the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life. Parish priests were urged to incorporate the theme of respect for human life in their homilies and prayers […]
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NEW HEAD OF UNITED NATIONS DEV. CORP. A PRO-ABORTION AND ‘GAY’ ACTIVIST

ALBANY, N.Y., January 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Pro-abortion New York Mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg is set to appoint State Sen. Roy Goodman to head the United Nations Development Corp. The Associated Press reports that sources have revealed the selection to head the city-state corporation which provides office space and other facilities for the United Nations has been completed. AP describes Goodman as “one of New York’s ‘Rockefeller Republicans,’” and notes that “in the Senate, Goodman has been a champion of arts funding and gay and abortion rights.” See the AP report:  https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011221/us/goodman_un_corp_2.html
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CHINA PASSES LAW CODIFYING ONE CHILD POLICY

BEIJING, January 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The communist government in China passed a law on Saturday which officially codifies its one-child population control policy. The Washington Times reports that the law lays out the policy which has been in effect in the country for 21 years. The law forbids married couples to have more than one child if they reside in the city and two (if the first one is a girl) if they reside in rural areas. The policy has led to wide-scale sex-selective abortions of baby girls and has led to a serious gender imbalance in the country. […]
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LAW PERMITTING EUTHANASIA TAKES EFFECT IN NETHERLANDS

AMSTERDAM, January 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The law to legalize euthanasia by lethal injection, approved in the Dutch parliament last April, took effect yesterday, giving the Netherlands the notorious distinction of being the first country in the world to legalize the practice. While the practice was tolerated for decades in the country, with doctors practicing it hardly ever facing censure, the debate over official legalization garnered attention. About 10,000 pro-life protesters surrounded the parliament building, praying, singing hymns and quoting the Bible during deliberations on the day of the vote. The parliamentarians rejected tens of thousands of letters urging them […]
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ALLIANCE LEADERSHIP CANDIDATE STEPHEN HARPER ON ABORTION

CALGARY, January 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) – An interview with Alliance Leadership candidate Stephen Harper is published in the Jan. 7 edition of Report magazine. The following excerpts from the interview deal with Harper’s stand on abortion. Q. During the last election the party was thrown into turmoil by questions of social policy. How would you prevent this from happening again? A. I was the founding policy officer of the Reform Party, and I thought we had some of the right formulae there. I think that very sensitive and clearly religious denominational moral issues should not be issues of party policy, […]
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HEAD OF ANGLICAN CHURCH IN CANADA SLAMS SUPPRESSION OF RELIGION IN PUBLIC

OTTAWA, January 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Archbishop Michael Peers, the head of the Anglican Church of Canada, warned in his New Year’s Day sermon at Ottawa’s Christ Church Cathedral that Canada’s move to eliminate all mention of religion from public life is dangerous. Archbishop Peers was reacting to the Canadian government’s official ceremony for the September 11 tragedy which purposely excluded all mention of religion in the name of pluralism. “This kind of thing would be not only a suppression of our pluralist reality, but also folly of the worst sort for our society,“he said. The Ottawa Citizen reported that […]
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