COURT ORDERS UNIVERSITY TO ALLOW ABORTION DISPLAY

HOUSTON, August 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Officials at the University of Houston (UH) officials have dropped their opposition to allowing a large poster display of aborted fetuses in a main campus plaza as part of a pro-life demonstration during the first week of classes.  Last month UH tried to ban the display. But according to the Houston Chronicle, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week refused the university’s request to delay the exhibit. UH wanted a delay until after its appeal of a lower court ruling that the display be allowed.  “It’s about time that the university stopped […]
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AUSTRALIA MAY PROSECUTE DEATH BAG PURVEYORS

CANBERRA, August 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The centre-right Liberal-National federal coalition government has warned that purveyors of the so-called exit bag, who launched their gruesome wares in Australia this week, could face prosecution.  Justice and Customs Minister Chris Ellison reiterated the government’s anti-euthanasia stance, and noted that it was putting resources into trying to discourage suicide, especially among young people. “Aiding, abetting or inciting the killing of a person,” he said, “is a criminal offence in all states and territories.”  But Queensland state premier Peter Beattie reiterated that he doubts the bags can be outlawed. “If the government were to […]
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JUDGE IN KOPP-RELATED CASE ASSUMES KOPP GUILTY OF MURDER

BUFFALO, August 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) – U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara, startled both defense and prosecution attorneys Wednesday, refusing to accept a plea bargain for a couple accused of assisting James Kopp who was charged in the shooting death of abortionist Barnett Slepian.  Loretta C. Marra and Dennis J. Malvasi had agreed to plead guilty in order to obtain a reduced sentence of 27 to 33 months and avoid testifying in Kopp’s trial.  However, UPI reports that Judge Arcara said he wondered why he shouldn’t consider the couple as accessories after the fact, in the murder of Slepian after hearing […]
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U.S. SEEKS AGREEMENT WITH NATO TO AVOID INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Richard Prosper, US ambassador at large for war crimes has revealed that the United States is seeking an agreement with NATO to ensure its soldiers are not subject to the political prosecutions of the International Criminal Court. The European Union has chastised Romania for signing such an agreement with the U.S. ahead of a NATO meeting at which Romania hopes to be invited to join the organization. See related coverage:  https://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1028185936452&p=1012571727179 https://www.nandotimes.com/world/story/506662p-4034779c.html
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WOMEN’S AND DOCTORS’ GROUPS FILE COMPLAINT WITH FDA OVER RU-486

WASHINGTON, August 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Physicians’ and women’s groups yesterday filed documents with the Food and Drug Administration calling on the agency to shelve the chemical abortifacient RU-486 pending a thorough review of its own approval process and the subsequent deaths and complications attributed to the abortion drug.  The Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmdahome.org) joined Concerned Women for America and the American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists in filing a 90-page “citizens petition” based on 22 months of research. Using information obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, the document chronicles how political pressure corrupted the normally […]
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CHRÉTIEN TO STAY IN POWER TILL FEBRUARY 2004 THEN RETIRE

OTTAWA, August 20, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Prime Minister Jean Chretien says he will not run again in the next election but will retain his post till February 2004.  “I will not run again. I will fulfill my mandate focusing on governing until February, 2004, at which time my work will be done and at which time my successor will be chosen,” he told a news conference.  To read CBC online coverage see:  https://www.cbc.ca/stories/2002/08/21/chretien_steps020821
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CANADIAN WEBSITE ORDERED SHUT DOWN FOR OFFENDING HOMOSEXUALS

OTTAWA, August 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal yesterday ordered John Micka, Machiavelli and Associates Emprize Inc., Joanne Vestvik and Ken Fast to immediately cease communicating ‘hate’ messages on a particular Internet Web site https://www.citizensresearchinst.com/. Mark Schnell, a self-proclaimed homosexual filed complaints with the Canadian Human Rights Commission in 1999 and 2000, claiming that John Micka and Machiavelli and Associates Emprize Inc. discriminated against him. He felt the site communicated messages likely to expose “persons to hatred and contempt based on their sexual orientation.” Schnell alleged that the comments on the site were “offensive and derogatory, and […]
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CALIFORNIA PARENTS BARRED FROM HOME-SCHOOLING WITHOUT TEACHNING CREDENTIALS

SACRAMENTO, August 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Officials from the state Department of Education in California, which has a $23 billion budgeting deficit, are threatening parents that they can no longer provide home education for their children unless they obtain so-called professional teaching credentials. Failure to comply, said the cash-strapped bureaucracy, will be met with charges of “truancy.”  Deputy Superintendent Joanne Mendoza wrote in a July 16 memo to all school employees that, “In California, ‘home schooling’ – a situation where non-credentialed parents teach their own children, exclusively, at home … is not an authorized exemption from mandatory public school attendance.”“This […]
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