LIFESITE’S REST OF THE NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2002

The Harry Potter controversy https://www.lifesitenews.com/features/harrypotter/index.html   Embryonic Stem Cell research was approved in Germany, Australia, India and Belgium.  The International Criminal Court went into effect as of July 1, 2002.  The Irish referendum on abortion which would have defined human life as beginning after implantation rather than at fertilization was defeated.  U.S. stats showed that some 170,000 embryos are killed every year in fertility treatments.  Assisted Reproductive societies announced the birth of the one millionth child through in vitro fertilization.  Belgium legalized euthanasia.  The sex scandal concerning Catholic priests has caused the Vatican to emphasize its rules against the ordination […]
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ITALY’S BIRTH RATE PLUMMETS

ROME, December 23, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite tax-funded childcare and paid leave for both parents, Italians are now competing with Spaniards for the world’s lowest birthrate. With birthrates around half of the 2.1 child-per-woman replacement rate,  the European Union reports that Europe can expect to “suffer a net loss of as many as 70 million people by 2050.  “Most people don’t understand how bad it is,” Valerio Terra Abrami, a senior demographer at Italy’s Institute of National Statistics, told reporters. “Every year I give one or two interviews saying the same thing, but nothing happens.” Only with the advent of […]
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HOMOSEXUAL TV CHANNEL GOES BUST

TORONTO, December 23, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The homosexual TV channel PrideVision has gone broke little more than a year after it went on the air. The network has gradually been forced to lay off half of its staff and put itself up for sale.  “The operating performance of this subsidiary has been below corporate expectations,” said a spokesman for Headline Media Group Inc., the company that owned the network, which the spokesman claims had 22,000 subscribers paying $5.95 to $7.95 a month to receive the 24-hour all-homosexual network.  Some distributors, including cable operator Shaw Communications and satellite provider Star Choice, […]
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CORRECTION

Monday’s story “COURAGEOUS PRIEST BARS PRO-ABORTION CALIFORNIA GOV. FROM CHURCH PREMISES had the incorrect email addresses for Msgr. Kavanagh.  Msgr. Kavanagh can be reached at [email protected] and [email protected]
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WOMAN CHARGED IN ATTACK ON PRO-LIFE COUNSELLOR REMANDED

TORONTO, December 23, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The woman charged in connection with a pepper spray attack on Aid to Women counsellor Robert Hinchey last   August has been remanded to Jan. 21 for a pre-trial hearing. Carol-Ann Trueman,  an employee of the Stop 86 women’s shelter, appeared for the first time with a lawyer, T. Ducharme, at College Park Court this morning. This was her third appearance. She failed to show up for her first hearing, at which a discretionary warrant was issued for her arrest. At her second appearance, she simply produced a note asking for a remand to […]
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CONCEIVED IN RAPE SPEAKER MOVED AUDIENCE TO TEARS AND JOY

LIFESITE, December 23, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rebecca Wasser Kiessling had many audience member at the Toronto International Forum in tears with her heart wrenching story about the many hardships she has faced in life. Rebecca is a living testament against the oft mentioned ‘rape exception’ as she tells her own moving story of being conceived in rape, later being brutally beaten and yet successfully overcoming her obstacles to become a joyful Christian wife, mother, attorney and sought after pro-life speaker.  The tape of this exceptional talk can be ordered by going to:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/shop/tapes/2002conf/orderform1.htm
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POLICE TO USE SECURITY CAMERAS TO MONITOR PRO-LIFE PARADE

WASHINGTON, December 23, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Washington’s city police plan to use surveillance cameras to monitor the annual right to life march in January, even though there is no history of violence associated with the 30-year-old peaceful protest.  The Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, a Presbyterian minister and director of the D.C.-based Christian Defense Coalition, is “absolutely outraged about these cameras. … It is a crushing blow to the First Amendment and free speech activities”—and he plans to seek a court injunction to stop it.  In contrast, Rev. Frank Pavone, founder and director of Priests for Life, said he supports anything […]
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LIFESITE DAILY NEWS RETURNS JANUARY 2ND

A happy and blessed Christmas and a happy New Year to all LifeSite News readers!  LifeSite News is taking its usual break for the Christmas season and will return on Thursday January 2nd.  We look forward to serving you again in 2003.
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LIFESITE’S 2002 YEAR IN REVIEW – THE GOOD NEWS

World Youth Day – Miraculously awesome, changing the hearts of even the most extreme pro-abortion media. To review the coverage type “world youth day 2002” into the search engine at https://www.lifesitenews.com/search/search.html By far, the most numerous good news stories in 2002 involved President George W. Bush.  With the hard work of pro-life groups both in the U.S. and internationally he:  – withdrew any notion of U.S. support for the International Criminal Court   – appointed pro-life U.S. representatives to United Nations conferences. This thwarted the pro-abortion agenda at the conference on human cloning where the U.S. insisted on a total […]
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