Health Canada Gives Initial Approval For Over the Counter Abortifacient Morning After Pill

OTTAWA, June 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSite has learned that Health Canada has given initial approval to over-the-counter availability of the abortifacient morning after pill.  Health Canada spokesman Ryan Baker told LifeSite today that the Health Ministry has approved the manufacturer’s application to have the status of Plan-B switched to over-the-counter availability from prescription-only.  Prior to final approval, Health Canada will solicit comment from the public on the regulatory amendment.  Baker told LifeSite that while the initial approval has not yet been made public, the public comment period will likely last longer than a month after which the decision will […]
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Abortionist ‘Wanted Ads’

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the right of pro-life activists to use “Wanted Ad” style posters to draw negative attention to abortionists.  The “Nuremberg Files”, for example, listed the names and addresses of abortionists—the very name implying that they are similar to the regime of Nazi Germany, some of whose members were tried at Nuremberg after World War II. The site indicated that three of the abortionists had been killed by crossing out their names and faces, giving the page the appearance of an active hit list.  The court rejected an appeal from […]
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British Woman Undergoes Sex-Selected IVF

PLYMOUTH, June 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British mother of four boys went to Spain to undergo a sex-selected IVF process in order to add some girls to her family. The woman, 33, said she is happy to have four boys but wanted to have daughters as well. British law does not permit sex-selected IVF except to ‘weed out’ sex-linked genetic disease. Nicola Chenery, 33, the mother seemed to understand full well that via the procedure she would be killing off the boy babies conceived and only allowing the girl babies a chance at life.  She said: “We already know […]
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Renowned Conservative Columnist Mark Steyn Left National Post Admits Paper’s Editor

TORONTO, June 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Current National Post Editor-in-Chief Matthew Fraser has admitted that heavily sought-after conservative columnist Mark Steyn has left the National Post.  Responding to emails from readers disgruntled by Steyn’s absence, National Post editor Matthew Fraser said, “Mark left the Post on his own accord. He was not fired or dismissed. His departure was his own decision.”  Christie Blatchford, another nationally acclaimed columnist, has also confirmed she is leaving the Post for the Globe and Mail.  See related LifeSite coverage:  DEATH WATCH ON AGAIN FOR CANADA’S NATIONAL POST NEWSPAPER https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/jun/030623a.html Mark Steyn can be read on […]
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United Nations Audit Reveals Pro-Abortion UNFPA Misappropriated Funds https://www.c-fam.org/FAX/Volume_6/faxv6n27.htm   U.S. Birth Rate Reaches Record Low https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr51/nvsr51_11.pdf   Dairy Queen and Fruit of the Loom Products Fund Abortion   https://www.family.org/cforum/citizenmag/features/a0026236.html U.N. Seeks $1 Billion for Renovation of New York Headquarters https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,90535,00.html   Legendary Conservative U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond Dies at 100 https://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/special_packages/strom/
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Supreme Court Justice Scalia Warns Texas Sodomy Ruling Will Lead to Homosexual Marriage

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a scathing dissent to the Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court ruling handed down yesterday.  The ruling which ruled unconstitutional Texas’ ban on sodomy, warns Scalia, “leaves on pretty shaky grounds state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples.”  In some of the strongest language coming from the bench, Justice Scalia said of the majority ruling, “what a massive disruption of the current social order”.  He explained that, “State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are likewise sustainable only in light of […]
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Louisiana Legislators Fail to Pass Cloning Ban

BATON ROUGE, June 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Louisiana legislators broke for the summer on Monday with no decision on a human cloning ban. The absence of any renewal or expansion of the existing law means there is nothing stopping scientists from cloning human embryos for “reproductive” purposes (i.e. creating a cloned baby), once the 1999 ban expires on July 1. Republicans were pushing for a broader ban that would extend the ban to include “therapeutic cloning” for research purposes.
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Convicted Vancouver Pedophile Granted Full Parole

VANCOUVER, June 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Robert Noyes, the former B.C.  school teacher and principal who is a convicted pedophile, has won full parole from the National Parole Board.  The parole requires that he refrain from surfing pornographic websites, allow his computer to be inspected upon request, and undergo psychiatric treatment.  Noyes was declared a dangerous offender in 1986, shortly after pleading guilty to sexual assault upon 19 children. “It is acknowledged that the total number of incidents of this nature ranges in the hundreds, and in reality, there have been over 60 victims,” the board admitted when granting the […]
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Gay Activist Anti-Catholic Lawyer Awarded With Top Ontario Judge Position

TORONTO, June 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The homosexual activist lawyer who forced a Catholic school in Oshawa to allow a homosexual prom date will soon be sworn in as a member of the Ontario Superior Court.  The appointment of Mr. David Corbett, a well-known homosexual activist, has earned the federal Liberal government the dubious distinction of appointing the first “openly gay” judge to a superior court bench.  Judge Corbett has, among other things, been a member of the “Foundation for Equal Families,” a homosexual activist group which pursues court challenges. He has been involved in numerous cases concerning homosexual rights […]
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Eves Tories Restore Education Tax Credit

TORONTO, June 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With an election call looming, the PC government of Ernie Eves has restored the full value of the Equity in Education Tax Credit, enabling more middle income parents to afford the kind of schooling their children deserve. The credit, crafted by then-finance minister Jim Flaherty two years ago, will rise to 20% of tuition per child in 2003 and to 50% by 2006, for a maximum of $3,500 per pupil. It stands to benefit most the middle income families of 100,000 pupils in Ontario’s 733 private schools.  Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty again vowed that […]
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