BILL TO ALLOW DESTRUCTIVE RESEARCH ON EMBRYOS PASSES FIRST READING IN FRANCE

PARIS, January 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A French government bill which permits destructive research on human embryos passed first reading in the National Assembly today. The bill by France's socialist government tabled only last week, would overturn a 1994 ban on research on human embryos. The bill bans all human cloning, barring also cloning “for therapeutic purposes.”
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IRISH PRO-LIFE GROUP SET TO ISSUE LEGAL CHALLENGE OVER MORNING-AFTER PILLS

“Last Chance to fight MAP Since Referendum Would Scrap Pre-implantation Embryo Rights” DUBLIN, January 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Irish pro-life group, Ireland for Life, has warned the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) it will launch a legal challenge against the false classification of the abortifacient morning-after pill (MAP) as a “contraceptive”. In order to skirt the country’s pro-life legislation and allow the MAP Levonelle, the IMB falsely classified the abortifacient as a “contraceptive” last October. Ireland for Life gave the IMB three days to amend the classification or be faced with a legal challenge. The Irish Independent reports that last […]
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TORONTO A WORLD CENTRE FOR CHILD PORN SAY POLICE

TORONTO, January 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Since January 1, Toronto police have found about a half a million pornographic pictures of children, some as young as six months old. Three people have been arrested and 200 others have been identified as having distributed child pornography. “These are individual children and there’s well over 10,000 that we can tell are different children,” said Staff Inspector Gary Ellis of Toronto’s sexual assault squad. He told the National Post that some of the images showed children “being tortured in the most unimaginable ways.” Toronto Police Chief Julian Fantino pledged to stop the sickening […]
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PRO-LIFE MASS CELEBRATED BY 7 CARDINALS, 50 BISHOPS, 260 PRIESTS, 8,000 FAITHFUL

Cardinal: “To be Christian Should Mean We Are Pro-Life” WASHINGTON, January 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) – At the annual U.S. Pro-Life Vigil Mass celebrated yesterday, on the eve of the Roe vs. Wade anniversary, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua. Pro-life chair of the U.S. Bishops Conference said, “The assault on human life in our age has become a crisis of culture, a crisis of civilization. In this crisis in the defense of human life, neutrality is not an option, silence is not a choice.” In his homily to the estimated crowd of 8,000, the Cardinal said, “To be Christian should mean we are […]
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PRESIDENT BUSH ADDRESSES ESTIMATED 175,000 MARCH FOR LIFERS BY PHONE

WASHINGTON, January 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The annual March for Life had an estimated 150,000 to 175,000 participants this year according to witnesses interviewed by LifeSite. President George W. Bush addressed the March live by phone in the early afternoon. This year marked the first time a bus-load of pro-lifers from Toronto, organized by Campaign Life Coalition, attended the event. Attendees from Toronto told LifeSite the experience was “awesome.” Jeanie Arcand, said, “it was triumphant after the Clinton years” and noted that there were “youngsters galore.” Alex Vernon said it was “fantastic.”“I was totally overwhelmed by the numbers of people; […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

WOMEN INJURED BY ABORTION SUE STATE OF TEXAS FOR LACK OF INFORMED CONSENT https://www.usnewswire.com/topnews/temp/0122-103.html FATHERS PLAY BIG ROLE IN ABORTION DECISION, EXPERTS SAY   “It’s almost a unanimous statement…among all [women who have had an abortion] that they felt like they had no choice,” observes Wendy Wright, spokesperson for Concerned Women for America. “But they feel they have no choice because their boyfriend, their husband [or] their parent is forcing them into it, telling them that they have to have this abortion, that they’re not going to support them if they don’t.”  https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=Culturearchive
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ALL CANDIDATES IN ALLIANCE LEADERSHIP RACE ‘SAY’ THEY ARE “PRO-LIFE”

OTTAWA, January 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The four contenders for the leadership of the Canadian Alliance, currently the Official Opposition, have all declared themselves pro-life. While former leader Stockwell Day and Dr. Grant Hill were clear on their pro-life stands from the beginning of the race, both Stephen Harper and Diane Ablonczy claimed for the first time in interviews with Global television Sunday that they are “pro-life”. Harper said abortion issues should be debated and decided in free votes in the house of Commons. However Ablonczy made it clear that abortion was a backburner issue for her saying Canadians are […]
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U.S. PRESIDENT DECLARES SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE DAY 2002

WASHINGTON, January 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – President George W. Bush declared Sunday January 20, National Sanctity of Human Life Day. The text of the proclamation follows: This Nation was founded upon the belief that every human being is endowed by our Creator with certain “inalienable rights.” Chief among them is the right to life itself. The Signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged their own lives, fortunes, and honor to guarantee inalienable rights for all of the new country’s citizens. These visionaries recognized that an essential human dignity is attached to all persons by virtue of their very existence and […]
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CHILD PORNOGRAPHER BEFORE COURTS AGAIN

VANCOUVER, January 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – John Robin Sharpe, a notorious child pornographer who was first put on trial in 1996 after police twice raided his house to find photos of nude children and his own homosexual pedophile fantasy writings, is before the courts again. Sharpe successfully challenged the Canadian anti-pornography law and the ruling was upheld at the B.C. Supreme Court level, thus putting the law on hold until the case was taken up by the Supreme Court last year. The Supreme Court upheld the law, but weakened by permitting child pornography in personal stories and photos not for […]
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VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY GIVES MEDIA DISHONOUR AWARDS

WASHINGTON, January 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Conservative News Service reported that the Media Research Center, a television news watchdog group, conducted it’s annual dishonour awards ceremony in Washington D.C. last week. Hundreds of self-professed members of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy were present as it was announced that Newsweek columnist Margaret Carlson, was awarded the “We’re All Going to Die and It’s Bush’s Fault Award for Doomsday Environmental Reporting”. ABC News President David Westin, won the “Peter Arnett Award for Hopelessly Foolish Wartime Reporting,” and CBS Early Show host Bryant Gumbel was given the “Damn Every Conservative We Can Think […]
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