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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PRO-ABORTION SENATOR PUSHES EMBRYO ADOPTION

WASHINGTON, August 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Bush administration plans to spend $1 million for public awareness campaigns promoting embryo adoptions. Surprisingly, the measure was put forward by Republican Sen. Arlen Specter, who supports both abortion and embryonic stem cell research. Pro-abortion groups are frightened that the move may give rights to the unborn. Specter commented on the initiative saying: “If any of those embryos could produce life, I think they ought to produce life.”
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WOMAN WHO REFUSED DOCTORS URGING TO ABORT DELIVERS HEALTHY BABY

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, August 20, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Isabel Santana, 28, gave birth on Saturday to a healthy baby boy despite having a large tumor in her uterus which caused doctors to warn her to abort her child.  Jeremi Johnny Antonio, a 6.8-pound (3 kilogram) baby was dwarfed by the 16-pound benign tumor in his mother’s uterus which was also removed during the caesarian.  “The important thing is that I trusted God and my family because without them I would not have been able to do this,” said the happy mother.  See the AP coverage at:  https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020819/ap_wo_en_po/dominican_tumor_1
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UN WARNS OF UNDERPOPULATION WOES IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

NEW YORK, August 20, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The New York Times issued warnings from United Nations Statistics chief Dr. Joseph Chamie today noting the soon-to-be-felt high toll of the low birth rate in developed countries.  The paper described the current situation of low births and growing elderly populations as dynamics which “cause havoc” in retirement systems such as those in place throughout most of the developed world.  The paper reports that in countries such as Italy with a fertility rate of 1.2 children per woman, contributions of workers into the social security system can be as high as 40 percent […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

FORMER PORN STAR RUNNING FOR GERMAN PARLIAMENT Peter Bond, who in addition to his porn fame became a national celebrity during the 1990s as the host of the German verson of the game show “Wheel of Fortune,” is a candidate for the liberal Free Democrats Party (FDP), and hopes to be the first actor elected to parliament.  https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2202720.stm AUSTRALIA LAW MAKERS TO BEGIN TWO-WEEK STEM CELL DEBATE Legislation would allow destructive use of human embryos created for infertility treatments by IVF.  https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020820/ap_wo_en_po/australia_stem_cell_research_1
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

ABORTIONISTS COMPLAINS OF NON ACCEPTANCE BY EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN GROUP The National Abortion Federation is complaining that its application to exhibit at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2002 Scientific Assembly has been rejected for a second year because ACEP’s Educational Meetings Committee has determined that “NAF would not have significant educational value to the practice of emergency medicine.” CHRISTIAN COALITION WARNS AGAINST BANKRUPTCY BILL AIMED AT PRO-LIFERS “The Schumer language is so intentionally vague, sidewalk counselors at abortion facilities could be sued and forced to pay abortionists and their supporters settlement money,” says the coalition.  https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=Nationarchive
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U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HEAR FREE SPEECH CASES

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The U.S. Supreme Court will review several free speech cases in the coming year that will be of interest to pro-lifers.  Justices have already agreed to hear a challenge to a 50-year-old Virginia law outlawing cross burning this fall, and a federal racketeering law used against pro-lifers who protest outside abortion clinics.  During the past three years, the court heard 18 free speech cases, and in half of them ruled in favour of challengers who claimed their rights were violated. For example, this year the court overturned parts of a 1996 child pornography law, […]
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