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ABORTIONIST TILLER OFFERS FREE ABORTIONS SATURDAY TO MARK ROE V WADE https://web.wichitaeagle.com/content/wichitaeagle/2002/01/18/health/0118abortion_txt.htm AFTER PRESSURE JONES INSTITUTE QUITS CREATING HUMAN EMBRYOS TO RESEARCH ON https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=Culturearchive
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STOCKWELL DAY RELEASES STRONG SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE POLICY STATEMENTS

OTTAWA, January 18, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Stockwell Day, the former Leader of the Opposition who stepped down last month and is running again for the Canadian Alliance leadership, has released policy statements on his campaign website. The statements demonstrate a strong commitment to social conservatism. On “Respect for Life” he states, “I strongly support the dignity and value of all human life. I agreed with the Supreme Court decision which said that young Tracy Latimer’s life was as valuable as any other Canadian’s. I am concerned about the Health Committee report on reproductive technologies which would allow embryonic stem cell […]
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DEPRESSION AFTER UNINTENDED PREGNANCY LINKED TO ABORTION

New Study Published in Top International Medical Journal SPRINGFIELD, IL, January 17, 2002 (LSN.ca) – This week’s prestigious British Medical Journal reports that women who abort a first pregnancy are at greater risk of subsequent long term clinical depression compared to women who carry an unintended first pregnancy to term. Publication of the study coincides with anniversary events related to the Supreme Court’s January 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Data from a national study of American youths, begun in 1979, was used to conduct the research. In 1992, a subset of 4,463 women were surveyed about depression, […]
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SASKATCHEWAN MAN WHO KILLED DISABLED DAUGHTER TO APPLY FOR ‘MERCY’

One Year After Imprisonment Latimer Eligible to Request Royal Prerogative of Mercy REGINA, January 17, 2002 (LSN.ca) – On January 18, 2001 the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal that Robert Latimer serve the mandatory minimum sentence for second-degree murder, 10 years in prison before parole eligibility. However, on Friday, Latimer becomes eligible to apply for the Prerogative of Mercy, a move his lawyers have said they are going to pursue. Robert Latimer killed his disabled daughter Tracy on October 24, 1993, by putting her into the cab of the family pickup truck, […]
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CANADA OBJECTS TO ‘RIGHT TO LIFE’ AS THE BASIC HUMAN RIGHT

UNITED NATIONS, January 17, 2002 (LSN.ca) – At a United Nations meeting November 30, the representative of Canada objected to “the assertion that the right to life is the most basic human right.” Canada balked at supporting a United Nations document on Human Rights and Terrorism saying that the inference to the supremacy of the “right to life” was “unacceptable.” The Canadian delegate complained that the statement “suggests that the right to life in some way takes precedence over other rights” and said other UN documents suggest “no right can take priority over the other rights or justify failing to […]
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UNFPA LOBBYING WHITE HOUSE TO RELEASE POPULATION CONTROL FUNDS

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Thoraya Obaid, the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), was attempting to stir up support in Washington Tuesday for her population control efforts. President Bush has exercised his prerogative in the recently approved foreign aid bill to put a hold on the $34 million slated for the agency and has the option to zero-fund the organization based on their support for abortion. AP reports that White House budget and policy advisers met Wednesday to consider a recommendation that Bush block the UNFPA funds, but no final decision was made according to […]
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SCIENTISTS PROMOTE IVF AS SUPERIOR METHOD TO PREGNANCY

BRISBANE, Australia, January 17, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Scientists at fertility clinics are boasting that in vitro fertilization is the fastest way to conceive. Keith Harrison, Queensland Fertility Group in Brisbane says his clinic has a 36% success rate per IVF cycle and in comparison fertile couples who are having sex have only a 25% chance of pregnancy each month. However, despite the rates that may be achieved, pro-lifers have rejected suggestions that in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment could ever provide a better way of becoming pregnant than the natural method of procreation. Dominic Baster of SPUC commented: “Human beings created […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

CLC PRESIDENT JIM HUGHES INTERVIEWED ON CATHOLIC RADIO TONIGHT Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition, will be a guest on the Open Forum segment of the Catholic Radio Program, tonight (Thursday) from 10 – 11 p.m. on CIAO AM 530. You can call in with your comments and questions at (416) 233-7368. The show also runs from 9 – 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  Live audio stream:  https://www.catholicradio.ca/catrad.htm BUSH APPOINTS BIOETHICS COUNCIL INCLUDING SEVERAL PROMINENT PRO-LIFERS President Bush on Wednesday appointed 17 experts to his Council on Bioethics to advise him on stem-cell and other controversial research. […]
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A PRO-LIFE PERSPECTIVE ON THE FEDERAL CABINET SHUFFLE

OTTAWA, January 16, 2002 (LSN.ca) – While offering little hope for a turn-around for pro-lifers, the Liberal cabinet shuffle did have a couple of bright spots. The shuffle saw two pro-abortion activists removed from their portfolios and from cabinet altogether. Maria Minna, former Minister of International Co-operation, was dropped. In that role she was in charge of the Canadian International Development Agency through which Canada put millions of dollars in to the coffers of pro-abortion groups such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and International Planned Parenthood (IPPF). Hedy Fry, former secretary of state for multiculturalism, a strident pro-abortion […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

FAMILY COALITION PARTY HOSTS DINNER WITH STOCKWELL DAY The Ontario Coalition Party (FCP) has organized a Family dinner with Stockwell Day on Saturday March 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Regal Constellation Hotel in Toronto.  See https://www.netrover.com/~fcpont/oc.html ABORTION REPLACING ADOPTION IN SOUTH AFRICA A news report out of South Africa indicates that “Since abortions were legalised in South Africa young pregnant women are opting rather for an abortion than putting their illegitimate babies up for adoption. The shortage of white babies for adoption is so great that childless couples who do not want to adopt across the colour bar are […]
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