LIBYAN DELEGATE TO UN CITES ABORTION AS MAIN CAUSE OF DEMOGRAPHIC PROBLEMS

UNITED NATIONS, April 29, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Speaking at a United Nations meeting discussing aging populations earlier this month, Libyan delegate Abdulhamid Asseid Zentani noted the root cause of the aging crisis to be “family planning and the encouragement of abortion.” His comments were made April 12 at the Second World Assembly On Ageing held in Madrid. “We do not view the problem we are discussing today only in terms of an increase in the number of the aged. We also see it through the causes which have led to a disruption in the demographic composition of the population, the […]
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POLL SHOWS SWISS WILL VOTE TO ALLOW ABORTION IN JUNE REFERENDUM

BERN, April 29, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A poll commissioned by the Swiss Broadcasting Company has found that a majority of Swiss intend to vote in favour of a government-backed initiative to legalize abortion on demand in the first twelve weeks after conception. The poll, conducted between April 10 and 22, found 64 per cent of voters intend to cast their ballots in favour of the initiative with 23% opposed and 13% undecided. The issue will be put to a vote June 2. In related news, the Christian Democrats voted against the initiative at a party meeting. Delegates to the meeting […]
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HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTER IN GERMANY ADDICTED TO VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES

ERFURT, Germany, April 29, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Robert Steinhauser, the former student who killed 16 people and injured 10 others in a shooting massacre at a high school in Germany was heavily involved in violent computer video games. Der Spiegel magazine reports that Steinhauser spent much of his time playing the games with his favourite being Counterstrike” in which anti-terror units wearing masks battle each other to death. Steinhauser also wore a black mask and dark clothes to carry out his attack. Related links:  Video violence fears real   https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0018973.html Video game violence: what does the research say?  https://www.mediafamily.org/research/vgrc/1998-2.shtml Interview […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

FUND ESTABLISHED FOR BISSONNETTE FAMILY Friends of Joe and France Bissonnette have established a special fund to assist them with the many extra expenses they are incurring during their daughter Angela’s battle with aplastic anemia. Joe and France are not yet aware of the fund. It is felt that this one wage earner family could certainly use extra help during this stressful period. France is currently pregnant with their 7th child. Contributions may be made via a cheque to Campaign Life Coalition and marked “Angela Bissonnette”. The address is 301-104 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario M5B 1X9. UK LIFE CHAINS ATTRACT […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

FORMER PRESIDENT FORD URGES BUSH NOT TO BAN HUMAN CLONING https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020426/ap_on_sc/ford_cloning_1 US GOV’T AWARDS $3.5 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH The grants from the National Institutes of Health were awarded to Cellsaurus, a subsidiary of Bresagen of Athens, Ga.; ES Cell International Pte Ltd. of Melbourne, Australia; the University of California, San Francisco; and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in Madison. HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson announced the grants Friday and said that more would be coming.  https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020429/ap_on_sc/stem_cells_6
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POPE CALLS ON BISHOPS TO PUBLICLY REPRIMAND DISSENTERS FROM CHURCH’S MORAL TEACHING

ROME, April 26, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At the conclusion of the meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Cardinals of the United States Wednesday, the pope called on the “Pastors of the Church” to “publicly…reprimand individuals who spread dissent.” At the meeting discussing the sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy the pope noted that “doctrinal issues” underlie “the deplorable behavior in question” and proposed three “lines of response.” This may be an especially difficult task for some of the bishops and cardinals since in the U.S., and even more so in neighbouring Canada, where dissent or […]
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GERMAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES EMBRYONIC STEM CELL IMPORTS

BERLIN, April 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Yesterday the German parliament gave final approval to a law allowing imports of human embryo stem cells for research. The vote was 369 to 190 with nine abstentions. While existing German law forbids the use of human embryonic stem cells coming from Germany it did not explicitly forbid imports. The imports will only be allowed for embryonic stem cells produced before Jan. 1, 2002 so as to curb incentives for researchers to manufacture more stem cells.
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CTV REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE FOR ATTACK ON CATHOLIC CLERGY

TORONTO, April 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – CTV television, one of Canada’s largest broadcasting companies, has refused to apologize for an attack against Catholic clergy on its Mike Bullard show. Following the program’s airing April 24, the Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) wrote the President of CTV’s parent company Bell Globemedia (which also owns The Globe and Mail) to demand an apology. Ed Robinson, Senior VP of Comedy and Variety Programming at CTV responded to the CCRL saying “sorry you were offended” and going on to defend the defamation of priests saying it was not intended to be taken seriously but […]
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MOVIE PICKS

THE ROOKIE – Disney : A heart warming, pro-family movie about a happily married, baseball loving high school teacher with three small children. He finds himself in the unexpected situation of possibly, at a late age, fulfilling his life-long dream of playing for a pro baseball team. Chock full of goodness and wonderful life lessons. Nothing at all objectionable. Excellent acting and music. ICE AGE – If you fell the need for a lot of good, clean laughs, this movie is for you. A very different kind of animated movie about a small group of a mammoth, sabre tooth tiger […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

UPDATE ON ANGELA BISSONNETTE Yesterday it took approximately 2 hours to remove the bone marrow from Angela’s sister Marie Claire. At 4:00 they began transplanting the bone marrow into Angela intravenously, and it was completed by 9:00. Angela looks great today, says her father Joe. Engrafting of the marrow should begin within the next 1-2 weeks. One difficult effect of the chemotherapy is the development of sores along the gastro-intestinal track. The most dangerous thing in the next few weeks is the risk of infection. Angela is in reverse isolation, protecting her from germs. Only staff and parents may enter […]
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