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CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG TOUR FOR ABORTION   “What are these baby boomers doing rocking for abortion?” asks Bryan Kemper, director of Rock For Life, an American Life League division. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “Tour of America” has been underway since the beginning of February and is scheduled to run through late April. Voters for Choice, a political action committee that endorses pro-abortion candidates, will have a booth at each concert, and will receive a portion of the ticket sales.  https://www.usnewswire.com/topnews/temp/0228-101.html US COMPANY TO ASK GOV’T PERMISSION TO MARKET COMPUTER CHIP IMPLANT   Applied Digital Solutions, a Florida […]
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SUICIDAL CANADA ECONOMICALLY PUNISHES YOUNG FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

OTTAWA, February 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A study on wealth inequality among Canadian families released last week reports that young couples (25-34) with children have suffered the most economically from 1984 to 1999. While the net worth (assets minus debts) of families generally rose 10%, the net worth for young couples with children fell 30%. Young families with children, had a median net worth of $44,000 in 1984 but dropped to $30,800 by 1999. The report indicates that an increasing proportion of these same families were even worse off with no net worth – that is, their total assets were […]
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POPE: ALLOWING ABORTION TURNS DEMOCRACIES INTO “TOTALITARIAN REGIMES”

Encourages Natural Law as the Basis for Discussion with Non-Believers VATICAN, February 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Pope John Paul II warned Wednesday that the “grave danger that the false interpretation of human rights” which would permit abortion, “can drive democratic regimes to transform themselves into totalitarian regimes.” The Pope made his remarks in an address to the Pontifical Academy for Life. “The church affirms the right to life to every innocent human being at the moment of its existence,” he told the participants. The Pope blasted the “distinction sometimes made in certain official documents between a human being and a […]
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INTERNATIONAL PRO-LIFE LEADERS CALL FOR “NO” VOTE IN IRISH ABORTION REFERENDUM

LONDON, February 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Leading international pro-life leaders have condemned the Irish government’s abortion referendum proposals as “a new liberal law that will increase the number, the scope and the types of abortions performed.” In a letter to all priests in Ireland, the pro-life leaders say that “Christians cannot in good conscience support either the Bill’s specific proposals or the Bill as a whole” and that “the current position of the Irish bishops is based on a misunderstanding of the legal effect of these amendments”. The letter is signed by, among others, Dr Jack Willke, president of the […]
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BABY PARTS SCANDAL REVEALS HEARTS REMOVED FROM ABORTED BABIES WITHOUT CONSENT

AUCKLAND, NZ, February 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – An unfolding scandal at a New Zealand hospital has revealed that hundreds of hearts from aborted babies have been kept in storage after having been cut out of their bodies without consent or notification of their parents. The New Zealand Herald reports “Hundreds of abnormal hearts stored for up to half a century at Auckland’s Green Lane Hospital are unlikely to be returned to family members because they were taken from aborted foetuses.” The hospital’s clinical director of children’s heart surgery, Dr Kirsten Finucane, has revealed “quite a large proportion” of the up […]
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WEST AUSTRALIAN GOV’T PROPOSES HOMOSEXUAL ADOPTION, IVF AND LOWER AGE OF CONSENT

PERTH, February 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A controversial bill by the West Australian government seeks to lower the age of consent for homosexual sex acts from 21 to 16 and allows homosexual couples adoption and IVF treatment rights equal to married couples. The state government’s contentious Acts Amendment (Lesbian and Gay Law Reform) Bill 2001 is currently being debated in the upper house. The Catholic Archbishop of Perth, Barry Hickey, has condemned the bill as “immoral” and demanded that MPs be permitted to vote according to their consciences. “A conscience vote does not guarantee an outcome which satisfies those of […]
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MICHAEL COREN ON THE BARRIE DOCTOR   Hear Michael Coren’s Real Audio broadcast this week regarding the Barrie doctor who has been threatened with loss of his medical licence because he will not prescribe birth control for unmarried women. Michael has some deeply felt thoughts on this issue.  https://www.lifesitenews.com:7070/ramgen/022702barriedoctor.rm CATHOLIC CHURCH IN GERMANY TO GIVE AID TO WOMEN WHO REFUSE ABORTION   Zenit News reports that the German episcopal conference announced it will give financial assistance to pregnant women who refuse to have an abortion. The episcopate will allocate 6 million Euros ($5.2 million) a year for this purpose, collected […]
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US, VATICAN AND OTHERS ASK FOR INTERNATIONAL TREATY TO BAN ALL HUMAN CLONING

UNITED NATIONS, February 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The representative of the United States to the United Nations Committee on an International Convention Against the Reproductive Cloning of Human Beings asked for the treaty to include a global and comprehensive ban on human cloning.” Carolyn L. Wilson said that the proposal “to ban only so-called ‘reproductive’ cloning by prohibiting the transfer of a cloned embryo into a woman in hopes of creating a human baby” is “unsound.” She explained: “A ban that prohibits only ‘reproductive’ cloning but ignores ‘therapeutic’ or ‘experimental’ cloning would essentially authorize the creation and destruction of human […]
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PRO-ABORTION GROUP RUNS TRAINING SESSION ON SPYING ON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

LOS ANGELES, February 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Seeing the success of a pro-abortion initiative to legally harass pro-life crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in the state of New York, the California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (CARAL) is holding training seminars to do the same in California. Allyson Smith, a San Diego investigative reporter, exposed a CARAL training session in West Los Angeles. An action kit from the training session suggests pro-abortion activists spy on CPCs. Among its suggestions: “When making an appointment … remember to call from a blocked number,” and “Be ready to tell them when your period […]
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IVF CREATED DESIGNER BABIES REPORTED AS CURES FOR DISEASES

CHICAGO, February 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Headlines worldwide today were describing the wonder of designer baby procedures. This despite the fact that the procedures are responsible for the creation of multiple living human embryos which are then genetically screened, and those human embryos found to have disabilities are killed while the healthy are allowed to live. The case involves a woman in her early 30s who has a genetic disorder which causes early onset of Alzheimer's, causing the disease to strike before age 40. After her IVF treatment, multiple embryos were screened for the defective gene and those found to […]
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