CANADIAN PRO-LIFE MP CONDEMNS LIBERAL ‘ANTI-AMERICAN BIGOTRY’

OTTAWA, February 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In responding to the controversy surrounding Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish’s remarks, the Canadian Alliance today called on Prime Minister Jean Chretien to put an end to the “endless stream of anti-American bigotry” coming from the Liberal Party. As LifeSite reported yesterday, Carolyn Parrish, a pro-abortion MP said before television cameras, “Damn Americans .. I hate those bastards.” Speaking in the House of Commons, Alliance MP Jason Kenney (Calgary Southeast) said that Parrish’s remarks “once again show the ugly side of Liberal anti-American bigotry.”“Had Parrish expressed her hatred for any other identifiable group she rightly […]
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PRO-ABORTION SPITZER WITHDRAWS FROM CATHOLIC ENGAGEMENT

ALBANY, February 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American Life League (ALL), one of the largest pro-life groups in the United States has saved the New York Archdiocese from falling into a scandalous situation.  Vehemently pro-abortion New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer was to be an honoured guest at a prominent Catholic function that was to be attended by New York’s Cardinal Edward Egan.  However, after a press release by ALL pointing out the error in judgment two days ago has prompted a ‘joint decision’ for Spitzer to withdraw from the March 16 Friendly Sons of St. Patrick dinner.  In a […]
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CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY PRO-LIFE GROUP CHARGES ADMINISTRATION DESERTED IT

TORONTO, February 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Saint Michael’s College Students for Life (SMCSFL) has sent an open letter to the Catholic College’s Principal Mark McGowan and his Sexual Orientation Committee.  The open letter comes as a response to the failure of the Principal to defend the pro-life group from charges of inciting hatred by inviting the world renowned Catholic philosopher Peter Kreeft to give a talk on campus. During his presentation Dr. Kreeft answered questions about homosexuality from a Catholic perspective which enraged homosexual activists who targeted the meeting.  “Having brought a Catholic professor to speak at a Catholic campus, […]
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DUTCH SURVEY OF DOCTORS REVEALS EUTHANASIA SEVERELY UNDERREPORTED

AMSTERDAM, February 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Doctors in Holland, where euthanasia is permitted, are illegally euthanizing patients since they feel the required reporting procedure is bothersome, according to an investigative television program which aired in Holland last night.  The television program “Reporter” said that thousands of cases of life-shortening acts are not being reported to the regional committees which are to judge whether the euthanasia in the particular case is allowable under Dutch law.   According to official statistics, the number of reported euthanasia cases reduced by 8 percent last year. However, according to doctors, the official figures do not […]
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U.S. HOUSE APPROVES BILL TO BAN CLONING OF HUMAN EMBRYOS

WASHINGTON, February 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – By a decisive, bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to prohibit the creation of human embryos by cloning yesterday.  The House approved the Weldon-Stupak Human Cloning Prohibition Act (H.R. 534), 241-155.  The House first rejected, 174-231, the Greenwood Substitute which aimed to allow human cloning for research purposes and ban it for reproductive purposes.  “We applaud the lawmakers who heeded President Bush’s call to ban the creation of human embryos,” said Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC).  “Polls show the public is overwhelmingly opposed to […]
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Pro-Life University Students Challenge Catholic University Administration

An Open Letter to Principal McGowan and the Sexual Orientation Committee: Saint Michael’s College Students for Life (SMCSFL) is not simply an anti-abortion club.  Part of our responsibility and the responsibility of all Catholic students at Saint Michael’s College is to present the Catholic Church’s teaching on the intimate relationship between human sexuality, human dignity and the sanctity of human life as an alternative to the mainstream position.  However, in doing so, by hosting such respected Christian intellectuals as Christopher Wolfe, Michael Coren and Peter Kreeft, our members have been systematically harassed and insulted by individual students and student organizations, […]
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CANADIAN STEM CELL BILL ALLOWS CREATION OF EMBRYOS FOR EXPERIMENTATION

OTTAWA, February 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Bill C-13, received surprising criticism in the House of Commons today from Liberal MP John Bryden.  Bryden, an MP believed to be pro-abortion and who has supported embryonic stem cell research, has nevertheless pointed out the inconsistency in the bill regarding its supposed prohibition of the creation of human embryos for research.  Bryden stood up in the House today to note how one clause in the bill specifically permits the creation of human embryos for the purpose of instruction and better working of in vitro fertilization. Under the Prohibited […]
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