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EMERGENCY SERVICES CHIEF RETIRES AFTER PRESSURING 3 SUBORDINATES INTO ABORTION https://www.washtimes.com/metro/20020923-25231452.htm   US BISHOPS PUSH FOR APPROVAL OF CONSCIENCE LEGISLATION   https://www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/abortion/andacard.htm   MEL GIBSON TO PRODUCE FILM ON CHRIST’S PASSION IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGES https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2277858.stm
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CHURCH ACTION IN PHILIPPINES RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATH OF PRO-ABORTION BILL

MANILA, September 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A pro-abortion piece of legislation in the Philippines, which only two weeks ago was touted as having the support of half of the country’s congress, is reportedly in trouble thanks to outspoken opposition by the Catholic Church.  The Philippine Inquirer reports today that two of the co-sponsors of the Reproductive Health Care Act (House Bill 4110) have withdrawn their sponsorship and the author of a parallel Senate bill is having difficulty finding co-sponsors.  A forum intended to launch the legislation in Baguio City was attended by only one public official who said her colleagues […]
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UN DIPLOMATS PREPARE REPRODUCTIVE HUMAN CLONING BAN

NEW YORK, September 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – United Nations members are in meetings this week to prepare the way for negotiations toward an international convention to ban reproductive human cloning. Members of a committee of the United Nations General Assembly, dubbed the “U.N. Ad Hoc Committee on an International Convention against the Reproductive Cloning of Human Beings” and formed in December 2001, are preparing an agenda for talks which are expected to begin next year.  The committee met for the first time last February to recommend which legal issues should be addressed in a future convention, describing reproductive cloning as […]
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US GOVERNMENT TO CHALLENGE OREGON SUICIDE LAW

SALEM, September 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The US Justice Department issued a challenge to Oregon’s notorious Death with Dignity Act yesterday, filing an appeal with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on grounds that federal regulations dating from 1970 prohibit American doctors from prescribing lethal doses of controlled substances.  The Oregon law dates from a state-wide referendum in 1994. Since it was upheld by a 1997 plebiscite, at least 70 patients with terminal illnesses have “medically” committed suicide in the state. But supporters remain defiant: “What’s happening here is that Oregonians have decided twice that there is […]
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PROFESSOR AT PRESTIGIOUS TORONTO SEMINARY SLAMS PRO-LIFERS AS ‘DISSIDENTS’

TORONTO, September 23, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Terence J. Fay, a professor at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, has written a new book in which he denounces the pro-life movement as a centre for Catholic “dissenters”.  A book review of Fay’s offering “A History of Canadian Catholicism” by Interim editor Paul Tuns reveals an author with great animosity towards the pro-life movement.  In a section entitled, “Dissent to the Right and to the Left,” Fay begins, “Catholic dissenters from the right are centered in Opus Dei, Comunione e Liberazione, Focolare and the pro-life movement.” Fay takes direct aim at “the well-organized […]
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