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FIFTH COMMISSIONER IN BASEBALL HISTORY DELIVERS PRO-LIFE MESSAGE Bowie K. Kuhn, the fifth commissioner in baseball history, address to the Pioneer Valley Region Massachusetts Citizens for Life annual Mother’s Day Dinner May 28.  In his message Kuhn stressed resources for crisis pregnancy centres. “You need more programs that can tell women, here is the way you can handle this, here are organizations that can help you through this or help you place your child up for adoption . . . that has to increase if the movement is to work,” he said.  https://www.masslive.com/springfield/unionnews/index.ssf?/news/pstories/ae529mcf.html   PRESIDENT BUSH POSITIVE POLL RATINGS REMAIN […]
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OHIO REPUBLICANS SAYALTERNATIVES TO EVOLUTION SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Two Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, John A. Boehner and Steve Chabot, are pressing for the adoption of a school science curriculum in their home state of Ohio that includes the teaching of alternatives to Darwinian evolution theory, such as intelligent design.  Predictably, critics are calling the idea “religious fundamentalism” by stealth. Edward M. Kennedy, the longtime Democratic Senator, among other liberals, opposes the teaching of intelligent design, asserting that it “is not a genuine scientific theory.” In fact, intelligent design has a small following among scientists. To teach only evolution, say […]
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COMMONS RUBBER STAMPS STEM-CELL BILL AT SECOND READING

OTTAWA, May 30, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Chretien Liberals’ stem-cell bill , C-56, passed second reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday as expected. According to the Ottawa Citizen, “the bulk of the opposition came from the Canadian Alliance and NDP benches.” Only three government MPs, Liberals Yanko Peric, Paul Steckle and Clifford Lincoln, voted against the proposed law, which paves the way for research on human embryos.  The so-called “assisted human reproduction” legislation won by a vote of 170-63 on Tuesday. The next step for the bill is for the Commons health committee to examine it and hear […]
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US HOUSE PASSES BILL AFTER REMOVING UNFPA FUNDING STIPULATION

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2002 (LSN.ca) – In a victory for pro-lifers, the US House has passed a Supplemental Appropriations Bill which was stripped of UNFPA funding language. After pro-lifers in the US led by the Population Research Institute pointed out to the Bush administration the involvement of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with China’s coercive abortion regime, the administration withheld $34 million in UNFPA designated funds.  Language in the original Appropriations bill would have forced President Bush to release the UNFPA funds.  The House passed the bill Friday without the UNFPA language in a vote of 280-138.  See related […]
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GERMAN MINISTER WANTS EUROPE-WIDE EUTHANASIA DEBATE

Attacked Netherlands law a year ago   BERLIN, May 30, 2002 (LSN.ca) – German Justice Minister Herta Daeubler-Gmelin, who condemned Belgium and the Netherlands for legalizing assisted suicide, wants a Europe-wide debate on euthanasia. “We should immediately begin discussing questions as fundamental as euthanasia in the European Union,” Daeubler-Gmelin told the Rheinische Post on Wednesday.  She said the measure was contrary to the European Union charter on fundamental rights, an interpretations that the European Court of Human Rights seemed to confirm last week when it ruled that the EU Charter’s right to life does not imply a right to choose […]
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US CONSIDERS WITHDRAWING FROM PEACEKEEPING OPERATION BECAUSE OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

VIENNA, May 30, 2002 (LSN.ca) – In an address to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) U.S. diplomat Douglas Davidson gave more details on the US formal notification to the UN that it would not become a party to the Rome Statute creating the International Criminal Court (ICC).  In the May 9 address, obtained by LifeSite, Davidson noted that the ICC treaty “has significant defects” which “may constrain the willingness of the U.S. and perhaps other nations to engage in military operations, such as peacekeeping, because military personnel would be at risk of […]
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SEPT 11 WAKE-UP CALL TO START FAMILY   Hospitals are preparing for the anticipated post-September 11 Baby Boost. “This was kind of a wake-up call for people,” a doctor told the Washington Times. “They saw the towers burning. And when they got home they said, ‘You know, it’s never going to be the right time. We should start now.’”  https://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20020529-72351865.htm   BRITAIN TOPS TEEN PREGNANCY RATE IN EUROPE https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/05/29/upreg.xml&sSheet=/portal/2002/05/29/ixport.html&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=98318   HOMOSEXUAL BANNER TO FLY ATOP WINNIPEG CITY HALL   After alleged threats, probably staged by homosexual groups themselves to draw attention to the publicity stunt, the Winnipeg Police Service will […]
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PROFESSOR BANNED FROM CATHOLIC CHURCH AFTER PREACHING PRO-LIFE MESSAGE

Pastor and Bishop Refuse to Stop Fundraising Dinner in Parish for Militant Pro-Abortion U.S. Rep   BANGOR, May 29, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A pro-life university professor has been banned from a Catholic church for delivering an unannounced pro-life announcement.  University of Maine Professor Terrance J. Hughes told LifeSite that the matter arose after he learned of a fundraising spaghetti dinner to be held at St. John’s church in Bangor on May 24, which was to be hosted by pro-abortion U.S. Rep. John Baldacci.  Baldacci, who calls himself a Catholic, has a deplorable voting record on life issues and is known […]
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DESPERATE PQ SLAMS “EXTREME” ADQ

QUEBEC, May 29, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Scrambling after a poll that placed the Action Democratique at the top earlier this week, Parti Quebecois members tried to compare the ADQ to French nationalist Jean-Marie Le Pen, who has been vilified by the European left as an extremist.  The ADQ, while not officially pro-life, are not as antagonistic towards life issues as are the PQ and the Liberals.  The poll results rated Mario Dumont as the most popular Quebec party leader, with 35-per-cent approval. Bernard Landry trailed at 22.8 per cent, behind Liberal leader Jean Charest at 27.7. This seemed to confirm […]
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STUDY FINDS AMNIOSENTESIS DISCOVERY OF BIRTH DEFECTS LEADS TO ABORTIONS

OTTAWA, May 29, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A Health Canada study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that Canadian women are using amniocentesis to search out and destroy babies with disabilities.  The study, based on seven years of statistics, found that the number of abortions for women in the 20th to 21st week – prime time for such screening tests – was up by a 578 per cent.  Moreover the study suggests that the number of infant deaths in Canada is down, due, at least in part, to women aborting their children who are found to have […]
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