STUDY FINDS LOWER INFANT DEATHS IN CANADA LINKED TO MORE ABORTIONS

Advances in Prenatal Search and Destroy Techniques Increases Killing Rate OTTAWA, March 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A study published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association links a major increase in late term abortions to a decline in infant mortality. Lead researcher Dr. Shiliang Liu MB, PhD of the Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Centre for Healthy Human Development, Health Canada found infant mortality dropped from 6.4 and 6.1 per 1000 live births between 1991 and 1995 to 5.5 per 1000 in 1997. The rate of infant death from congenital anomalies also declined 21% after […]
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STUDY FINDS WORSHIPPING GOD BENEFITS MENTAL HEALTH

OTTAWA, March 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The first known Canadian study examining religious commitment among psychiatric inpatients has found that religion is beneficial for mental heath. The study indicates that certain religious practices may protect against severity of symptoms, hospital use, and enhance life satisfaction among psychiatric inpatients. The study, published in the current issue of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, looked at 88 consecutive adult patients (50% men) who were admitted to a Canadian tertiary care psychiatry inpatient unit and were interviewed about their religious beliefs and practices. A total of 59% believed in a God who rewards and […]
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INTERFAITH COALITION TO DEFEND RIGHTS OF RELIGIOUS PARENTS AT SUPREME COURT

OTTAWA, March 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) is intervening with the Archdiocese of Vancouver, the Catholic Civil Rights League and the Canadian Alliance for Social Justice and Family Values Association in a Supreme Court of Canada case dealing with homosexual propaganda aimed at children. On March 22 EFC filed its written legal arguments (factum) in its intervention in the Supreme Court of Canada in the Chamberlain v. Surrey School Board case. The issue in the case is whether the requirement that British Columbia schools be run on a “strictly secular” basis precludes school boards from […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

BY-ELECTIONS IN 7 RIDINGS TO BE HELD MAY 13 The writs of by-election were issued on Wednesday, March 27, 2002, for federal by-elections that will be held Monday, May 13, 2002, in the ridings of Windsor West (Ontario), Saint Boniface (Manitoba), Saint-Léonard-Saint-Michel (SQuebec), Bonavista-Trinity-Conception (Newfoundland and Labrador) and Calgary Southwest (Alberta) to fill vacancies in the House of Commons created by the resignations of sitting members of the House of Commons.  https://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=med&document=mar2702b&dir=pre&lang=e&textonly=false
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DR. DOBSON TELLS CHRISTIAN PARENTS TO REMOVE CHILDREN FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS

COLORADO SPRINGS,CO, March 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – In his widely heard radio broadcast today Focus on the Family’s Dr. James Dobson stated “In the state of California, if I had a child there, I wouldn’t put the youngster in a public school…. I think it’s time to get our kids out. And I’m going to get hit for [saying] that.” Marshall Fritz, President of the Alliance for the Separation of School & State, congratulated Dobson and said that the public schools have become government indoctrination centers. Fritz said that approximately 15,000 people have signed a Public Proclamation for the Separation […]
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ONTARIO LIBERAL LEADER URGES CATHOLIC SCHOOL TO ALLOW HOMOSEXUAL PROM DATES

“Catholic” Liberal leader takes strong anti-Catholic position TORONTO, March 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Ontario Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty and admitted homosexual and fellow Liberal MPP George Smitherman have written Durham Catholic District School Board trustees asking them to allow a male student to bring a male date to his prom. In the letter, obtained by LifeSite, McGuinty, a Catholic, accuses the school board of being “unfair” and offending “the freedoms that have made Canada a welcome home for people in all their diversity.” McGuinty alleges the student is “being denied some of his most basic rights as a human being […]
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CATHOLIC BISHOP DEFENDS ABORTION HOLOCAUST DISPLAY FROM RABBI’S CRITICISM

BOISE, March 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Bishop Michael Driscoll of Boise City has defended a pro-life display featuring photos comparing abortion to the Nazi holocaust and the lynching of blacks. Rabbi Daniel Fink of Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel in Boise asked the bishop to withdraw the diocesan co-sponsorship of the display at Boise State University scheduled for April 8-12. “Even if one is strongly anti-abortion, the notion that a woman who chooses to abort an 8-week-old fetus (or a doctor who performs such an abortion) is in any way analogous to Nazis or white supremacist lynch mobs is abhorrent. This […]
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TANZANIA TO DESTROY SHIPMENT OF DEFECTIVE CONDOMS FROM UNFPA

TANZANIA, March 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The BBC Monitoring service reports on a Radio Tanzania broadcast indicating that condoms from the United Nations Population Fund are to be destroyed by the Tanzanian government because the prophylactics were found to be defective. Testing revealed the undisclosed defects were found in three shipping containers of Singaporean condoms, valued at about $770,000. Pro-life observers wonder how many deaths UNFPA may be responsible for by shipping defective condoms around the world. Condom distribution in the third world has provided a false sense of security especially among youth, encouraging AIDS-inviting sexual promiscuity.
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COURT RULING ALLOWING WOMAN OFF LIFE SUPPORT NOT ABOUT ASSISTED SUICIDE

LONDON, March 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A UK High Court ruling last week allowing a paralyzed woman to refuse the continuation of a ventilator machine to assist her in breathing. The 43-year-old woman identified only as Miss B was awarded 100 to compensate her for “trespass” of unwanted medical treatment by judge Dame Elizabeth Butler Sloss. Commenting on the judgment, Archbishop Peter Smith, Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff and Chairman of the Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said: “The Court was asked to rule whether she was legally competent to make […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

PRO-LIFE GROUP OPPOSES BUSH NOMINEE FOR NIH DIRECTOR American Life League has opposed President Bush nominee Elias Zerhouni of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for Director of the National Institutes of Health. ALL describe Zerhouni as “a man who has pushed embryo destruction at Johns Hopkins University and will undoubtedly promote embryo killing on the federal level.”  https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020326/hl_nm/nih_surgeongeneral_1 NEBRASKA APPEALS COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF EVICTED ABORTIONIST CAHART https://www.journalstar.com/nebraska?story_id=6059&past=
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