Abortion Increases Women’s Mental Health Problems: New Study

DUNEDIN, New Zealand, December 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women who have an abortion face a 30% increase in the risk of developing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, according to a new study from the University of Otago, Christchurch. The study, led by Dr. David Fergusson and funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, was published in the December issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.  The conditions most associated with abortion included anxiety disorders and substance use. In contrast, none of the other pregnancy outcomes was consistently related to significantly increased risks of mental […]
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IKEA’s Polish Catalogue Introduces “Ian and Steve” as a Model of the New Family

By Hilary White December 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An ad campaign in the latest catalogue by the Swedish furniture giant, IKEA, purporting to depict “modern” life, includes twelve portraits of “families” that promote a “new model of living together.” Among these is the domestic arrangement of “Ian” and “Steve,” under the slogan, “the family is … two sister souls.” “Ian and Steve,” the ad says, have no intention of having children, but enjoy their “command centre” IKEA kitchen and herb garden. The catalogue, says a pro-family Christian group, “promotes the extreme ideology of homosexual activists.” Fronda, a Catholic magazine, is […]
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SUPREME COURT UNDERMINES CANADIAN OBSCENITY LAW

Friday December 15, 2000 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips SUPREME COURT UNDERMINES CANADIAN OBSCENITY LAW OTTAWA, Dec 15, 2000 (LSN.ca) – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of a bookstore catering to homosexuals whose owners complained of being discriminated against by customs officials. The store’s imported obscene material was confiscated at the border. In the Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada ruling, issued this morning, the court sidestepped the issue of the obscenity law, but did say that the enforcement of the law by custom officials was problematic. They ruled that the onus […]
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Czech Abortions at Lowest Rate Ever

Friday July 29, 2005 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Czech Abortions at Lowest Rate Ever PRAGUE, July 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Czech Republic’s statistical office has released a report indicating that the country’s abortion rate has fallen to the lowest level ever documented – even less than in 1958, when the practice was first legalized under Soviet communism. The 27,574 abortions committed in the Czech Republic last year represent the lowest number for any former Soviet block country. In the early 1990s, as many as one in three unborn children were killed through abortion. The abortion rate […]
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GOV’T MAY PRESSURE CANADIANS TO DONATE THEIR ORGANS

Friday April 23, 1999 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips GOV’T MAY PRESSURE CANADIANS TO DONATE THEIR ORGANS OTTAWA, Apr 23 (LSN) – Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Standing Committee on Health tabled a report entitled Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation: A Canadian Approach. The report contained startling recommendations implying that pressure may be exerted on Canadians to donate their organs. Eric Sorenson reported on CBC’s The National yesterday that the “parliamentary committee proposed a three million dollar federal secretariat to work with the provinces.” The aims of the proposals are: i) To better educate the […]
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British Catholic Schools Targetted For Refusing to Implement School “anti-homophobic” Bullying Policies

Thursday May 31, 2007 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips British Catholic Schools Targetted For Refusing to Implement School “anti-homophobic” Bullying Policies Prominent gay activist group says “Catholic Church should be stripped of its educational establishments” By Hilary White Catholic schools in Britain are under attack by the government at the urging of homosexual lobbyists for refusing to bow to pressure to implement “anti-homophobic” bullying policies in schools. A report by a Commons Select Committee to the Department for Education and Skills singles out Catholic schools for refusing to implement regulations. Education Secretary Alan Johnson told gay activists that […]
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COMMONS VOTES TO END RELIGIOUS SCHOOLING IN QUEBEC

Wednesday November 19, 1997 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips COMMONS VOTES TO END RELIGIOUS SCHOOLING IN QUEBEC OTTAWA, Nov 19 (LSN) – As expected, the House of Commons voted yesterday 204-59 in favour of stripping Quebec Pentecostals and Catholics of their constitutionally guaranteed minority rights to religious education. The bill will now head to the Senate where it will hopefully be delayed indefinitely. It is sad to note that one of the only issues on which the Federal government and that of Quebec could agree was to deny the minority rights of Christians in Quebec. To check out […]
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SENATE APPROVES STOPPING RELIGIOUS SCHOOLING IN QUEBEC

Thursday December 18, 1997 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips SENATE APPROVES STOPPING RELIGIOUS SCHOOLING IN QUEBEC OTTAWA, Dec 18 (LSN) – On Monday, the Senate voted 51-17 to approve a constitutional amendment requested by the Quebec-separatist government to deprive Christian parents of the constitutionally guaranteed right to religious schooling. With its approval, linguistic boards will replace religiously-based school boards. Senator Anne Cools described the action as “the extinction of constitutional rights to denominational education.” Speaking in the Senate chambers Senator Cools told her colleagues that she objected to “this collaboration with a separatist provincial government to extinguish minority […]
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CANADIAN DOCTOR DEFENDS LIFE IN MEDICAL POST

Thursday December 11, 1997 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips CANADIAN DOCTOR DEFENDS LIFE IN MEDICAL POST TORONTO, Dec 11 (LSN) – Dr. W. André Lafrance of Ottawa, wrote a splendid defence of life in the Medical Post, a publication for physicians based in Toronto. Starting off powerfully, Dr. Lanfrance said, “while many in the pro-abortion camp find it convenient to leave considerations about the fetus out of any discussion on abortion, it is most disappointing to see a member of the medical profession doing likewise. What excuse can a physician offer for not taking into account this passage […]
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