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ALLIANCE MP KENNEY PRESENTS CASE AGAINST PUBLIC FUNDING OF ELECTIVE ABORTIONS https://www.canada.com/edmonton/news/story.asp?id={F9385E41-0566-490D-B19A-2641679BA2CA}  ENGLAND REPORTS ABORTION STATS Provisional figures have indicated that about 186,200 unborn children were killed under the terms of the British Abortion Act in England and Wales last year. According to the provisional statistics, 6,625 women with addresses in the Irish Republic obtained abortions in England and Wales last year, the highest Irish total ever. (with files from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children www.spuc.org.uk )  https://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/hsq0502.pdf   FRANCE CONSIDERING ALLOWING EMBRYO STEM CELL IMPORTS PRIOR TO 2003 LAW https://www.reutershealth.com/archive/2002/05/24/eline/links/20020524elin032.html   POLL SUGGESTS SWISS WILL VOTE […]
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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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PRO-LIFE EFFORTS DELAY EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTE ON ABORTION

STRAUSBOURG, May 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – LifeSite News has learned that the European Parliament vote on the document to push abortion on member states was to be held this month but was delayed until June thanks in part to pro-life efforts.  As LifeSite reported yesterday, the document was explicit in its calls to have states which apply for membership accept its pro-abortion stance.  A World Youth Alliance European representative provided information on the background to the document.  On July 12, 2001 Mrs van Lancker, a Belgian MEP, was appointed as rapporteur of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunities. […]
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CANCER SOCIETY CONTINUES SUPPORT OF DESTRUCTIVE EMBRYONIC RESEARCH

TORONTO, May 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Despite receiving numerous calls, letters and emails objecting to their stand in favour of destructive research on human embryos, the Canadian Cancer Society continues to support the human experimentation.  In a form letter response the Cancer Society said, “Human embryonic stem cell research offers great promise in advancing our knowledge of cancer.”  The letter, signed by Julie White, the Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Cancer Society, said that the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research will “ensure that human embryonic stem cell research takes place in a […]
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OPPOSITION TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND ADOPTIONS IN QUEBEC

Bishops State Acceptance of Homosexual Relations Will Worsen Low Birth Rate Problems.  QUEBEC CITY, May 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – 200 to 300 people, including many young families, voiced their concern at a Quebec City rally on Monday against Bill 84, Quebec’s proposed new law creating same-sex “civil unions” with many of the rights of marriage, including adoption.  The rally in front of Quebec’s National Assembly was organized by the Wisdom Party of Quebec, the Francophone Alliance of Evangelical Protestants, and Campaign Life Quebec.  Speaking at the rally, AndrĂ© Morais, secretary of the Catholic Jurists Association of Quebec called the bill […]
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REPORT’S BYFIELD REJECTS HUMAN RIGHTS RULING

Calls Ruling “ambiguous, unjust, ill-considered, prejudiced and destructive of constitutional free speech, free media and democratic liberty”  EDMONTON, May 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Report Newsmagazine editor Link Byfield issued a stinging rebuke to Alberta Human Rights Commissioner Charlach Mackintosh over a bizarre AHRC panel decision in the magazine’s dispute with Harvey Kane, a Calgary man who accused the magazine of anti-Semitism. The charge was previously investigated by the commission and dismissed as groundless in 1999. When Kane appealed, Mackintosh created a panel chaired by Deborah Prowse. On May 1 the panel recommended that Report staff submit to human rights training […]
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HEALTH MINISTER SAYS “JAPANESE RACE” WILL SOON BE EXTINCT

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Encourage Citizens to Have Children   TOKYO, May 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Japan’s Health Minister predicted that “the Japanese race will become extinct” if fertility decline is not reversed. Chikara Sakaguchi told a press conference this week that with the current birthrate, Japan’s population of 127 million could begin to shrink in 2007.  In 2000, the UN said Japan would need 600,000 immigrants a year in order to keep its working population stable. “The clock is ticking” on “Asia’s ageing population,” said the UN report, adding that Japanese elderly can relish “no golden years,” since there […]
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COCA-COLA, BELLSOUTH TO SPONSOR HOMOSEUXUAL ‘ATLANTA PRIDE’ FESTIVAL   The American Family Association (AFA) says that by providing sponsorship dollars to the Atlanta Pride festival in June, Coca-Cola and Bell South will encourage possibly hundreds of young people to make decisions which will ultimately ruin their lives.  https://www.afa.net/activism/aa052402.asp   VATICAN ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF LIBERAL US BISHOP Catholic World News reported today that the Vatican has accepted the resignation of notorious Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland, one day after it was revealed that the archbishop had paid $450,000 to settle a sex-abuse lawsuit. The controversial and very liberal archbishop has been one […]
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OTTAWA RABBI CALLS ABORTION MURDER Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka writes in the Ottawa Citizen that he is inalterably “opposed to abortion, except when an abortion needs to be performed to save the mother’s life. In any other situation, abortion is nothing less than the murder of a child in utero. This is not a women’s-rights issue: This is a fetal-rights issue.” (Ottawa Citizen Tuesday May 21)  SCIENCE LETS US LIVE LONG AND SUFFER Modern people “may be living longer,” reports the London Times, “but many of us will spend those extra years in the grip of ill-health. Women, who outlive […]
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BREITKREUZ MOTION TO PROTECT UNBORN IS DEFEATED

OTTAWA, May 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – For the second time in the past year, Liberal, NDP and Bloc M.P.‘s refused consent in the House of Commons to accept a motion from Garry Breitkreuz to protect unborn children. A year ago, the Canadian Alliance M.P. tried to convince the House of the need to modify the definition of “human being” in the Criminal Code, which he calls “scientifically incorrect.” This time, he tried to persuade the House that a Standing Committee should at least study the issue.  Speaking in favour were Mr. Breitkreuz, Jason Kenney and Larry Spencer—all with the Canadian […]
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