PRIVACY IN PERIL IN CANADA

Friday October 22, 1999 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips PRIVACY IN PERIL IN CANADA OTTAWA, Oct 22 (LSN.ca) – While some may dismiss concerns over privacy as exaggerated, Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Bruce Phillip doesn’t agree. In his annual report released this week, Phillip warns Canadians “not to surrender their privacy and freedom in exchange for speed, convenience and exaggerated claims of protecting personal safety.” Alarmingly he asks, “Is the beginning of a new millennium to signal the ending of the right to a private life?” Fulfilling his prediction, in the same week, the throne speech by the Ontario […]
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Commentary on Dec. 4 News Stories

Dear Readers,   The volatile Canadian political solution has been at least temporarily defused much to the relief of a frightened Canadian public. What this all means, if anything, for desperately needed greater protection for life and family and conscience and religious freedoms, remains to be seen.   On two stories yesterday there was essential contact info missing.  The story on the positive review for the homosexual propaganda film by the official movie reviewer for the US Bishops was missing contact info for Vatican authorities; and the story on the dissent on life and family by the National Association of […]
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Donate any Amount to LSN on Behalf of a Loved One and We Will Send Them a Beautiful Christmas Card!

December 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This Christmas give a gift that not only supports the mission of LifeSiteNews but also touches the heart of a loved one.  Donate any amount in the name of a friend, family member or loved one, and we will send them one of three beautiful Christmas cards depicting the birth of Jesus and thanking them for their inspiration. Christmas is an especially important time of the year for the Culture of Life because it is a celebration centred on the birth of a Child!  Mary and Joseph are an example for all in their complete […]
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San Francisco Bishop Affirms Church’s Role in Prop. 8, Calls for End to Disrespect

By Kathleen Gilbert SAN FRANCISCO, December 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Niederauer of San Francisco has written a column urging both sides of the same-sex marriage debate to treat their opposition with appropriate respect, reminding them that tolerance is always a “two-way street” and criticized those presuming evil motives in the opposition. “Tolerance, respect, and trust are always two-way streets, and tolerance respect and trust often do not include agreement, or even approval,” said the Archbishop.  “We need to be able to disagree without being disagreeable. “We need to stop talking as if we are experts on the real motives […]
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Dutch Murder Case Following Late-Term Abortion in Spain Dropped

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski THE HAGUE, Netherlands, December 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The murder investigation of a Dutch woman who was accused of having killed her late-term unborn child in Spain last year has been dropped, according to the public prosecutor’s office in the central city of Den Bosch. The woman, whose name has not been released, was arrested in early December of last year by Dutch authorities on charges of murder and infanticide for having obtained an abortion after the six month gestation limit prescribed by the nation’s abortion code. This was the first case in the Netherlands in which […]
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Vatican Archbishop Defends Rights of Parents to Educational Choice

By Hilary White GENEVA, December 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An “inclusive” education means that which respects the rights of parents to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children, a Vatican Cardinal told the U.N.‘s International Conference on Education last week. Citing the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See’s permanent observer at the U.N. offices in Geneva, said, “Educators should remain aware that they carry out their service in cooperation with parents, who are the first ‘educational agency’ and have the priority right and duty to educate their children. This […]
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Planned Parenthood Suspends Employee Caught Covering Up Rape of 13-Year-Old

By Kathleen Gilbert BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, December 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood suspended a Bloomington abortion clinic employee after new footage from an undercover camera was released Wednesday showing the staff member deliberately ignoring the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl by a 31-year-old and advising her to seek an abortion in another state to avoid Indiana’s strict parental consent laws. The footage shows Lila Rose, a UCLA student journalist and president of right-to-life advocacy group Live Action, posing as a 13-year-old seeking abortion. In an appointment with a Planned Parenthood nurse, Rose says she has been impregnated by a […]
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Study Shows Fertility Patients Want Frozen Embryonic Children Buried

By Kathleen Gilbert December 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents of embryos left over from the assisted reproduction process are torn on what to do with them and many welcome the idea of a “ritual disposal ceremony” to honor their remains, says a new study. “This really turns our moral presumptions on their heads,” says Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist and bioethicist at Duke, and lead investigator of the findings that appear online in Fertility & Sterility. As each fertility treatment produces several embryos, most fertility patients choose to freeze extra embryos that were created but not implanted, to use […]
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