National Post’s Peter Foster on the Flight of the Earth Council from Costa Rica

TORONTO, May 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a Financial Post feature, titled Earth Council flees Costa Rica, Peter Foster exposes a recent debacles of Maurice Strong’s Earth Council. The Costa Rican government is pursuing the Earth Council for payment of US$1.65-million, for the wrongful sale of a tract of land it donated to the Council. The land was donated by the Cost Rican government with the agreement that, if the Earth Council moved, it would have to return the land.  “In the wake of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, Mr. Strong—perennial United Nations player-referee and now a key advisor […]
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UNAIDS Official Attempts to Distort Official Catholic Position on Condoms

GENEVA, May 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UN official in charge of AIDS prevention has denied that the Catholic Church opposes the use of condoms. Taking the dissenting views of a small number of commentators as representative of official Catholic policy, he said that there is “hot debate” in the Vatican over the use of condoms. UNAIDS executive director Peter Piot, said that he had been assured by Vatican sources that the Church had not made a definitive statement. “What I was told repeatedly is that the church has no competence on the quality of materials including the quality of […]
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No Justice for Unborn Canadian Deliberately Killed Without Mother’s Consent

MONTREAL, May 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A man who killed his baby by slipping the mother, his girlfriend, toxic drugs is facing sentencing for aggravated assault against the woman. No charges have been filed for the death of the baby. A Quebec court judge is struggling with whether jail time is warranted.  The court heard a recorded conversation between the woman and estranged boyfriend Gary Bourgeois, in which she said she would have preferred that he had he physically assaulted her. “I’d much rather have the physical scars than the emotional ones,” she said, as reported by The Canadian Press. […]
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UK Schoolgirl’s Abortion Called ‘Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse’

WESTMINSTER, May 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 14 year-old British girl, after finding herself pregnant, was advised by a school counsellor to have an abortion, also counselling that it would be unnecessary to contact the girl’s parents. The girl went ahead with the chemical, RU-486 abortion, but realized her mistake and changed her mind after consuming only half the requisite dose. The baby did not survive. Maureen Smith, the girl’s mother, found out about the abortion from a passerby while walking down the street. Furious about being left out of the decision-making process, Smith has filed a lawsuit, charging that […]
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UK Athlete Gives Up Olympic Hope for Unexpected Child

LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When Tasha Danvers-Smith tried a home pregnancy test, she did it just to put her mind at ease; a ‘positive’ result was the last thing she expected. The newly married South Londoner, Danvers-Smith, was a prominent contender for Olympic gold at the upcoming Athens Olympics and she says that she was so shocked that she briefly considered abortion. “I had high hopes. I thought I had a good chance of getting a medal, if not a gold one. So it was quite devastating for me to find out I was pregnant,” she said […]
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3,500 March for Life in Ottawa

OTTAWA, May 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At Canada’s annual National March for Life yesterday a crowd of 3,500, including many youth, marched through the streets of Ottawa and gathered on Parliament Hill to hear messages of encouragement and gratitude from political and religious leaders. In addition to nearly 20 Members of Parliament representing both the governing Liberals and the Opposition Conservatives, the marchers were addressed by religious leaders including Ottawa Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Ottawa Archbishop Marcel Gervais, and Bruce Clemenger, President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.  The Knights of Columbus were especially prominent at the march this year, having […]
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