Scottish Doctors Sterilize up to 400 Girls Without Parental Notification

EDINBURGH, May 3, 2004, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As many as four hundred girls, some as young as 14, have been sterilized by doctors in Scotland at public expense, without their parents’ knowledge. The programme was part of an effort by public health officials to stem the growing number of teenage pregnancies. The method used was a contraceptive implant, Implanon, that releases hormones into the blood stream. Similar to Norplant, a favorite tool of groups working to sterilize populations in the developing world through United Nations-sponsored programmes, Tory health spokesman in the Scottish parliament has heavily criticized the action saying that he […]
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Liberals Poll Ontarians on Opinion about Possibility of “Scary” Evangelical Christians in Government

OTTAWA, May 3, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) is demanding an apology from the Prime Minister, and is demanding that the Liberal party’s pollster be fired. The Liberals are polling Ontario residents, asking them if they are “more or less likely to vote for the Conservative/Alliance if they knew it had been taken over by Evangelical Christians,” according to a letter to Prime Minister Paul Martin from EFC president Bruce Clemenger. “…[T]here are people running for Harper that hold socially conservative views,” spokesman for the federal Liberals, Steven McKinnon told the Calgary Herald. “We think it […]
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Court Revokes Ontario Film Board’s Authority to Censor Pornographic Films

TORONTO, May 3, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ontario Superior Court Friday rescinded the Ontario Film Review Board’s authority to censor films. The Review Board was sued by the Glad Day Bookstore in 2000 after the bookstore was charged for distributing an unapproved homosexual pornographic film imported from the U.S. Normally, all films must be submitted to the Review Board for rating. The Film Review Board still has the authority to rate films such as PG for parental guidance, or R for restricted to adults 18 years of age or older. The court ruling disqualifies them, however, from censoring films. An […]
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Fort Wayne Bishop Bans Pro-Abortion Governor from High School Commencement

FORT WAYNE, May 3, 2004, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop John M. D’Arcy has twice in as many weeks, exercised his episcopal authority to prohibit pro-abortion speakers at educational institutions in his diocese. Just last Thursday, the University of St. Francis withdrew an invitation to pro-abortion doctor and media commentator, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, when the bishop objected to her presence. Today, the diocese has again issued a statement to the effect that pro-abortion speakers, even those as important as the governor of the state, are not welcome to speak to students at St. Joseph Catholic high school. This time the members of […]
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LifeSiteNews.com and Other Innocent Emailers Hurt by Overly Aggressive Anti-Spam Measures

LifeSiteNews.com, May 3, 2004 – While the tiny number of businesses known to be sending most unsolicited junk email (spam) through the Internet are strangely still escaping penalties, shotgun approach anti-spam measures implemented by Internet service providers are making life difficult for innocent emailers.  LifeSiteNews.com experienced serious problems three times last week, on the 27th, 29th and 30th of April, after automated anti-spam measures incorrectly placed LifeSiteNews.com’s subscriber-based news service in the category of spam. As well, LifeSiteNews.com is having more email stopped by automated anti-spam systems in place at subscribers’ Internet service providers. Other organizations are experiencing the same […]
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