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US SENATE TO VOTE TODAY ON UN FEMINIST TREATY The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a United Nations treaty that has been at the top of the abortion-rights agenda this year. Those who believe that abortion and abortive forms of “contraception” are the keys to achieving equality between men and women have finally succeeded in bringing this treaty to a vote, American Life League reports.
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NATIONAL BROADCASTER CBC BLASTED FOR ANTI-CATHOLIC COVERAGE ON POPE

TORONTO, July 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – With the vast majority of media outlets in Canada providing at least unbiased if not positive coverage on World Youth Day and the papal visit, Canada’s national public broadcaster the CBC is sticking out like a sore thumb.  Inordinate time on news broadcasts is given to pro-abortion dissenters and those critical of Pope John Paul II.  Special programming is being reserved for presentations of a tiny dissident group hosted in a Toronto Anglican parish which tonight plans to hold a ‘Mass’ presided over by an officially excommunicated ‘Catholic’ woman.  Some of the WYD pilgrims […]
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WORLD YOUTH DAY JOY INCREASES

TORONTO, July 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Yesterday’s WYD report was filed before the end of the Tuesday afternoon opening mass at World Youth Day. Following that event the massive crowd of young people divided into many directions flooding the entire Toronto Exhibition grounds and buildings with singing, cheering and dancing groups. Our LifeSite reporter says that although the crowd was estimated to be 200,000 it seemed to be a million because of the exuberance and energy of the young pilgrims.  There was a wide variety of first-class entertainment throughout the huge area – all of it clean, healthy entertainment with […]
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E.U. COMPENSATES UNFPA FOR U.S. SHORTFALL

BRUSSELS, July 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The European Union is going to give the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) US$34 millon for “sexual and reproductive health” programs including abortion, contraception and sterilization in developing countries to make up for the U.S. decision to cancel its contribution. The European commission says it will send the money to projects run by the UNPFA and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.  A spokesman for Poul Nielson, the EU’s development commissioner, claimed: “The losers from this [U.S.] decision will be some of the most vulnerable people on earth,” including 80,000 women the pro-abortionists claim “die […]
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DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL WEBSITE LISTS ONLY “CATHOLICS FOR A FREE CHOICE” IN “CATHOLIC” SECTION https://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/07/22/column.shields/index.html   MAN ORDERED TO GIVE UP TRADEMARK DOMAIN NAMES POINTED TO PRO-LIFE WEBSITES https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020724/ap_on_hi_te/cybersquatting_ruling_2   WHITE HOUSE ALLOWS CONSERVATIVE TO REMAIN IN PRESIDENTIAL AIDS ADVISORY COUNCIL https://www.cnsnews.com/Politics/archive/200207/POL20020723a.html
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

UNFPA COMPLAINS ABOUT LOSING U.S. FUNDING https://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2002/pop836.doc.htm   AUSTRIA’S HIGH DIVORCE RATE WORRIES CHURCH LEADERS Virtually half the marriages that have taken place in Austria in recent years have ended in civil divorce.  https://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=23691   NEW UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER CHOSEN UN Secretary-General Annan has announced Sergio Vieira de Mello of Brazil as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.  The appointment would be for a four-year term, beginning on 12 September 2002.  He replaces the pro-abortion Mary Robinson of Ireland.  https://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2002/SGA808.doc.htm   IVF MIX-UPS ‘OCCUR REGULARLY’ SAYS UK EXPERT https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2148423.stm
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50 PRO-LIFE YOUTH STAGE SIT-IN AT L.A. PHARMACY TO PROTEST MORNING AFTER PILL

LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Today at noon 50 young people from the pro-life group Survivors conducted a sit-in and demonstration a pharmacy in Los Angeles which distributes the abortifacient morning after pill.  The group noted in a release that the protest will launch a statewide campaign to challenge pharmacy owners not to distribute the drug.  Survivors “calls for Rite-Aid to protect young women and babies from being exploited and killed by this destructive pill,” says the release. Anrianna Gumbine, one of the participants said: “As a 16 year old high school student I find it offensive that […]
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