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POPULATION CONTROL MADNESS IN INDIA

HYDERBAD, India, Oct 1 (LSN) – The Andhra Pradesh state commissioner for family welfare, told The Associated Press that this Southern Indian state has decided to train more than 250,000 barbers as health workers and use their shops to distribute free condoms in villages.
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POPE TO PROMOTE THE FAMILY IN BRAZIL

VATICAN CITY, Oct 1 (LSN) – Pope John Paul II will travel to Rio de Janeiro for the 2nd world encounter with families from October 2 to October 6. Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo told reporters that “the Holy Father wants to mobilize consciences in favor of the decisive cause of the family. In Rio he will make a sort of universal convocation for the family.” The timing of the trip is particularly poignant as the Brazilian government is considering the abortion issue. The family, the basic building block of society, is in grave need of support. The pope realizes this […]
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QUESTIONABLE PRIVACY FOR CANADIANS

OTTAWA, Oct 1 (LSN) – Solicitor General Andy Scott told the Associated Press this morning that the Federal Court and Ottawa have routinely approved past requests by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for warrants allowing the agency to conduct extensive wiretaps on phone lines. The CSIS warrant is different from those granted to police in that the agency can listen in on other people without approval for the extra bugs. CSIS spokesman Marcia Wetherup noted that similar applications have been granted “numerous times” in the past.
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UN COERCION ON ABORTION FOR REFUGEES EXPOSED

OTTAWA, October 1, 1997 (HLI Canada), U.S. Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Chairman, House Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, has exposed an ongoing project by at least three UN agencies “for the large-scale performance and promotion of abortions among refugees, displaced persons, and other poor and vulnerable women around the world.”  The agencies named are United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Health Organization (WHO). Rep. Smith stated that UNFPA and UNHCR are about to finalize an “Inter-Agency Field Manual” entitled “Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations.”  A companion document by the WHO, […]
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OUTSTANDING PRO-LIFE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT RESIGNS

OTTAWA, Oct 1 (LSN) – Sharon Hayes, Reform MP for the British Columbia riding of Port Moody- Coquitlam, announced today that she is resigning her seat because of the need to care for her sick husband. Mr. Hayes suffered a serious stroke during the June election campaign. Mrs. Hayes has been among the strongest and most outspoken defenders of life and family in Canada’s federal Parliament. Her influence in Parliament will be greatly missed by like-minded fellow MPs and by the members of Canada’s pro-life, pro-family movement.
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CLINTON ATTACKS SCHOOL CHOICE

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (LSN) – President Clinton spoke out today against a plan by Republicans for a voucher system. The system would allow parents to choose where to send their children to school either private schools or public. Supporters of the system note that there is no accountability in the failing public school system. Vouchers would ensure competition to offer the best possible education as well as the opportunity to have religiously-based schooling. The Associated Press reported Clinton as saying the plan would ‘‘diminish our country’s commitment to public education by siphoning badly needed funds away from our public schools.’‘
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UN SUPRANATIONAL GOVERNMENT IN EFFECT

GENEVA, Sept 30 (LSN) – The Associated Press reported this afternoon that a UN human rights expert would be investigating capital punishment in the United States. U.N. officials said Tuesday that Waly Bacre Ndiaye of Senegal would be visiting prisoners sentenced to death in Texas and California during his stay in the US. This U.N. special investigator on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions, will report back to the U.N. Human Rights Commission on his findings. The impetus behind the scrutiny is the UN Human Rights Commisssion vote last March to ban the death penalty. The aim of his trip is […]
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US CONGRESSMAN HOPES TO CURB UN ABORTION IDEOLOGY

UNITED NATIONS (LSN) – Pro-life, New Jersey Republican, Chris Smith is hoping to arrest the UN’s undaunted push for global abortion on demand by withholding US funds to support the global agency. UN lackies assert that the US ‘owes’ $1.6 billion to the United Nations for past and current dues. But why should America fund an institution which refuses to forego its anti-life fanaticism? Congressman Smith would like to see the UN funded if and when it begins to focus on offering real humanitarian aid to the poor and needy. While the UN keeps as its main agenda population control, […]
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PANDORAS BOX OF NEW REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES WIDE OPEN

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept 30 (LSN) – This morning, the Associated Press reported that only one doctor of a team of three who were involved in an embryo-swapping scandal, is facing trial. Dr. Sergio Stone, is being charged with fraud and conspiracy. However, the charges in this public trial make no mention of the egg- and embryo-swapping that led to more than 100 lawsuits and cost $18.4 million so far. Stone and his partners worked at the University of California-Irvine Center for Reproductive Health, which was closed in 1995. Dr. Ricardo Asch, the head of the operation has left the […]
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