RWANDAN BISHOP OFFERS TO PROTECT FAITHFUL BC ANGLICANS

VANCOUVER, June 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Anglican Archbishop of Rwanda, Emmanuel Kolini, has offered to protect Vancouver Anglicans sideswiped by their diocese’s endorsement of blessing homosexual marriages. Although media headlines said, “Rwanda cleric threatens to split B.C. Anglicans,” in fact it is the Diocese of New Westminster, with the connivance of radical pro-homosexualist Bishop Michael Ingham, that has risked schism by overturning standard Anglican teaching.  Local priests who rely on the diocese’s opt-out clause to avoid having to bless same-sex marriages fear discipline for any refusal to refer them to another parish willing to do the deed. In a […]
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COUPLE REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE SURROGATE AS MOTHER

Says law that defines birth woman as child’s mother is “antiquated”  VANCOUVER, June 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A Surrey couple who used a surrogate mother to obtain a child for themselves has asked the B.C. Supreme Court to strip the surrogate mother from their son’s birth certificate. “All I want,” says Terri Rypkema, “is a birth certificate with my son’s name on it and my name and my husband’s name,” and “I want to be able to do it without adopting him.”  They claim that the Vital Statistics Act, which defines a child’s mother as the woman who physically gives […]
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U.S. NOMINEE GRILLED OVER ABORTION VIEWS Circuit Court nominee Judge Dennis W. Shedd faced tough questioning yesterday by a Democrat-controlled Senate panel. Nominated by President Bush to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Shedd declined to state his abortion views, saying it would require his recusal in future court hearings on the issue. “I will not do anything but apply the law,” Judge Shedd said in response to questions from Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a New York Democrat, who threatened to resubmit his abortion questions to be answered in writing because Shedd’s response “is not acceptable to get my […]
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JUDGE FINDS AYLMER CHARTER ISSUES

Says “it’s not a spanking case”  ST. THOMAS, Ont., June 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The judge in the case of seven Aylmer children abducted by overzealous rookie St. Thomas and Elgin Family and Children’s Services social workers took the unusual step of commenting publicly on the case.  Judge Schnall told enquiring reporters that the case is “a truly wonderful opportunity to be involved in something I think is fascinating … very interesting.”  The children have been returned to their family—for now—but the trial is to find whether they are in danger of physical abuse by their parents and should be […]
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UK BIRTH RATE PLUMMETS

LONDON, June 28, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A British study has found that one in five women has not had a baby by the time they are 40 years of age, with the number of 40-year-old women without children now twice as high as it was 20 years ago. The Office for National Statistics report also shows that those who do start families are having far fewer children. According to this latest report, two out of three women born in the 1970s have yet to have children, compared to women born in the early 1960s, half of whom had families by […]
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TODDLER WHOSE SICKLE-CELL ANEMIA TREATED WITH BROTHER’S UMBILICAL CORD STEM CELLS DOING WELL https://www.dallasnews.com/latestnews/stories/062602dnmettransplant.43521.html   PILL NOT LINKED TO BREAST CANCER: NEW STUDY In a large-scale new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health report that the contraceptive pill “does not raise the risk of breast cancer, not even among women who started taking it early or have close relatives with the disease.” https://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/RTGAMArticleHTMLTemplate?tf=tgam/realtime/fullstory_print.html&cf=tgam/realtime/config-neutral&articleDate=20020626&slug=wpill0626&date=20020626&archive=RTGAM&site=Front   For LifeSite coverage to the contrary see: STUDY CONFIRMS BIRTH CONTROL PILL LINKED TO BREAST CANCER (March 25, 2002): […]
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POPULATION CONTROLLERS SEEK TO INCREASE WORLDWIDE ABORTIONS

50 million abortions worldwide are still not enough   WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The international population control movement has found a novel way to evade countries’ abortion laws, in order to increase the number of abortions overseas under the guise of women’s health, says Dr. Steve Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute.  According to PRI, abortion advocates are promoting the Manual Vacuum Aspirator (MVA), which enables abortionists to ply their trade under the guise of “miscarriage treatment” or “uterine evacuation.” The MVA is a hand-held syringe used to “evacuate the contents of the uterus,” PRI reports, […]
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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON REFUSES TO ALLOW PRO-LIFE DISPLAY DESPITE COURT RULING https://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/metropolitan/1472654
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U.S. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Most overturned court in the U.S.  WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A San Francisco federal appeals court yesterday ruled the 1954 text of the United States Pledge of Allegiance “unconstitutional.” A 2-1 majority of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote: “The statement that the United States is a nation ‘under God’ is an endorsement of religion… It is a profession of a religious belief, namely, a belief in monotheism,” and therefore violates the separation of church and state. The particular court, not co-incidentally located in the gay capital of the US, has a history of making […]
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SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM UPHELD BY US SUPREME COURT

CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The US Supreme Court ruled today that Cleveland’s school voucher program is constitutional.  The 5-4 decision in the case referred to as Zelman v. Simmons-Harris is a major victory for proponents of school vouchers.  Chief Justice William Rehnquist said the program did not violate the separation of church vs. state but rather provided choice.  “It permits such individuals to exercise genuine choice among options public and private, secular and religious. The program is therefore a program of true private choice,” Rehnquist said in the 21-page ruling.  Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth […]
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