NORPLANT’S WOES EXPLODE INTO MAJOR LAWSUIT

COLLEGEVILLE, Pennsylvania, September 10, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A victim of Norplant contraceptive side-effects is suing the manufacturer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and the ObGyn Yazoo City Medical Clinic in Yazoo City, Mississippi which prescribed the product and misinformed her about its side effects.  As a direct result of Norplant since 1993, the suit alleges, the woman has suffered and will continue to suffer, headaches, dramatic weight gain, facial, chest and stomach hair growth and constant bleeding. She also suffers blurred vision, heart damage, seizures which render her disabled, and other damage to her mind and body.  “Throughout the period that defendant, Wyeth, […]
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SWISS ABANDON ALOOFNESS, JOIN UNITED NATIONS

GENEVA, September 10, 2002 (LSN.ca) – One of the last genuinely democratic hold-outs against liberal internationalist ideology has given up. Switzerland, where 75% of an earlier generation of voters rejected UN membership in a 1986 plebiscite, today became the 190th member of the United Nations. Unlike most people, however, the Swiss were able to approve the capitulation in another plebiscite in March, by a vote of 55 percent to 45.  Switzerland’s membership changes little in practice, but is of major symbolic importance since it marks the abandonment of the traditional robust sense of independence uniquely cherished by the Swiss for […]
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CARDINAL INSPIRES STUDENTS TO CONFRONT PRO-ABORTION ‘CATHOLIC’ CANDIDATE

ANN ARBOR, MI, September 11, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A pro-life homily delivered by Cardinal Adam Maida at the opening of the school year at Ave Maria Law School has inspired pro-life political activism.  A group of students from the Law School attended a meet-and-greet pancake breakfast Saturday where Michigan gubernatorial candidates Jennifer Granholm and opponent Dick Posthumus were to shake hands and discuss issues with hundreds of voters.  Their goal was to meet Granholm face to face and challenge her strong support for abortion since she bills herself as a practicing ‘Catholic.’ Unlike her opponent, Granholm left the event after […]
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SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING APPROVING MARIJUANA ACCUSED OF FOUL PLAY

OTTAWA, September 11, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Senate Committee which issued a report approving legalizing marijuana use has come under fire for foul play during hearings on the subject.  “Anyone who believes the Senate’s Report on Illegal Drugs is an impartial analysis of the issue, must also believe in leprechauns and fairies,” says Gwen Landolt, National Vice President of REAL Women of Canada. Landolt presented several facts on the hearings that reveal a tainted procedure:  -Although the Committee is presented as being comprised of nine Senators, in fact, only Conservative Senator Pierre Claude Nolin and his sidekick and deputy chairman, […]
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OUTGOING UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF TO FORCE NATIONS TO COMPLY WITH UN

NEW YORK, September 11, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Mary Robinson, who today leaves her post as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced yesterday plans to head a new project to force governments to meet their ‘legal’ obligations stemming from U.N. treaties.  Robinson, who in her U.N. post pushed acceptance of abortion and homosexuality as human rights, takes her new post as the head of the “Ethical Globalization Initiative” effective October 1.  The initiative was launched by the Aspen Institute (which counts depopulationist Maurice Strong as one of its Trustees), the State of the World Forum (founded by former Soviet […]
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SOUTH AFRICA ALLOWS HOMOSEXUAL ADOPTION

JOHANNESBURG, September 10, 2002 (LSN.ca) – South Africa’s highest court ruled Tuesday that laws preventing homosexual couples from adopting children are unconstitutional.  The Constitutional Court ruled in favour of a pair of homosexual activist judges, Anne-Marie de Vos and Suzanne du Toit, who pursued the case.  The constitution bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  See the AP coverage in the UK Guardian:  https://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-2003831,00.html
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