USAID LEAVES $137 MILLION UNACCOUNTED FOR IN POPULATION CONTROL REPORT

Taxpayers ask: ‘Who received our $137 million in population control funds?’  WASHINGTON, May 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – “The United States Agency for International Development cannot determine to whom it gave $137 million for population control in fiscal year 2000,” said Ed Szymkowiak, national director of STOPP International, a division of American Life League.  “That’s our tax money.  Any private company that had such pathetic accounting practices would be out of business.”  The USAID report, “Overview of USAID Population Assistance FY 2000,” states that of its $353 million in population expenditures that year, USAID could only determine the host institution for […]
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PRO-U.N. FEMINISTS ON WHITE HOUSE RAMPAGE

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The National Organization for Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund last week sent out an “important action alert” calling on feminists to “call the White House switchboard” to support the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Washington Times reports.  The U.S. has so far refused to sign the 1981 treaty, which requires countries to change their constitutions and laws to give women total “equality” with men in terms of marriage, family income, responsibilities, property rights, employment opportunities and promotions. A 23-country U.N. committee, in which Canada […]
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AUSTRALIAN RIGHT TO DIE WOMAN DID NOT HAVE CANCER WHEN SHE DIED

SYDNEY, May 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The late Nancy Crick’s campaign for euthanasia was based on her much-publicized excruciating pain from bowel cancer. On her website, Crick wrote about her terrible pain, nausea, diarrhea and weight loss.  Yet an autopsy revealed no signs of cancer at the time of her death. Crick, 69, killed herself on May 22 with a poison used by veterinarians to put down animals.  Australia’s leading euthanasia campaigner, Philip Nitschke, reportedly displayed no surprise, reports CNSNews.com. Pro-euthanasia spokesman John Edge called the autopsy details “academic.” He said euthanasia campaigners want legal euthanasia for the “hopelessly ill, […]
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MANDATORY ABORTION TRAINING IN NEW YORK MEDICAL PROGRAMS SPARKS OUTRAGE https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020527/ap_on_he_me/abortion_training_1   LIFE DYNAMIC’S CRUTCHER WINS PRO-LIFE AWARD FROM H.L.I.  https://www.hli.org/Content/Dynamic/Articles/000/000/002/018dfypt.asp
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PRO-LIFERS RESPOND WITH SUPPORT FOR MP’S PRO-LIFE MOTION

OTTAWA, May 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Although pro-life MP Garry Breitkreuz’s motion to have the House Committee study the issue of when a child should be considered a human being failed, the exercise served to demonstrate the success of pro-life action.  With only two weeks left before the motion was to be raised in the House on May 22, Mr. Breitkreuz’s office had only received 130 responses to his public questionnaire. After LifeSite and numerous pro-life organizations sent out urgent reminders to turn in questionnaires, the office was overflowing with responses. By May 22 there some 5,000 had been received […]
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BOTCHED ANIMAL CLONING WILL NOT PREVENT HUMAN EXPERIMENTS, SCIENTISTS SAY

PARIS, May 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Cloned fetuses are almost certain to miscarry, and the few that do come to term are likely to suffer crippling abnormalities, according to the latest experiments on cows and other animals reports the journal Nature Genetics. A University of Connecticut team found that cloned cows had flaws in nine out of 10 genes studied on their X chromosome—one of the two sex chromosomes that determine a mammal's sex. Team member Cindy Tian predicted that once scientists start cloning humans, 99% of cloned embryos “will fail to come to term, and of the one per […]
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PRO-LIFE NURSE FIRED FOR REFUSING TO ISSUE MORNING AFTER PILL WINS LAWSUIT

RIVERSIDE, CA, May 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A federal jury in California found Friday that Riverside County violated the constitutional rights of a nurse who was fired from her job after she refused to dispense the morning after pill.  The U.S. District Court jury found that Riverside County violated the constitutional rights of former nurse Michelle Diaz. The American Center for Law and Justice, which represented Diaz reported that following a four-day trial in federal court, the jury found the county was guilty on all three counts presented: violated her First Amendment rights of free speech; violated her rights of […]
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US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO APPEAL OREGON ASSISTED SUICIDE DECISION

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The US Justice Department confirmed Friday that it will appeal a court decision barring the department from using its authority over the federal Controlled Substances Act to quash Oregon’s practice of legal physician-assisted suicide.  In his April ruling, U.S. District Judge Robert Jones slammed Attorney General John Ashcroft accusing him of attempting to “stifle an ongoing, earnest and profound debate in the various states concerning physician-assisted suicide.”  Under Ashcroft’s November 6 directive, Oregon doctors who prescribe federally controlled drugs for assisted suicide and Oregon pharmacists who dispense the drugs for assisted suicide could have […]
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“ACTIVIST” SUPREME COURT JUSTICE L’HEUREUX DUBE RETIRES

OTTAWA, May 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Supreme Court Justice L’Heureux-Dubé will retire from the Supreme Court July 1.  The Supreme Court issued a release on her retirement noting that there will be a ceremony to mark L’Heureux-Dubé‘s departure on June 10.  Pro-life Canadians will also be celebrating, not so much the career but the end of it. Many social conservatives in Canada have noted that Justice L’Heureux-Dubé has been ideological in her judgments, particularly on family issues and homosexuality.  Her personal bias was not concealed.  In October LifeSite reported that she was among the contributors to a pro-homosexual marriage book […]
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KOPP CONFIRMS HE IS TURNING DOWN RIGHT TO APPEAL EXTRADITION, ASSERTS INNOCENCE Pro-lifer James Kopp, who has been charged in the shooting death of abortionist Barnett Slepian, has turned down his right to appeal his extradition from France.  “I am innocent, I want my innocence recognized as soon as possible,” he said in a statement.  https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,53775,00.html   MICHIGAN GOV. SIGNS BILL TO PREVENT TAXPAYER MONEY FROM FUNDING ABORTION https://www.detnews.com/2002/politics/0205/26/politics-498958.htm   DENVER WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SELLING ABORTION PILLS BY MAIL https://www.denverpost.com/cda/article/print/0,1674,36%7E53%7E631882,00.html
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