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THE PUSH FOR ONE WORLD MONETARY SYSTEM

OTTAWA, Nov 13 (LSN) – The Toronto Sun reported today that Finance Minister Paul Martin encouraged the International Monetary Fund to take a bigger role in domestic economies. The drive to unite the world’s monetary systems comes as a result of the near stock market crash last month. Martin revealed a coming world-wide tax equalization, which he said is made necessary by ‘‘the increasing interconnection of the world’s economies.’’ And as to a tax reduction for Canadians, Martin says that’ll have to wait.
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CONGRESS, CLINTON COLLIDE OVER ABORTION FUNDING

Catholic World News Service Nov. 11, 1997 WASHINGTON, DC (CWN) Congress’ plans to adjourn for the year are being held up by a standoff between President Clinton and pro-life congressmen over a proposal to ban US foreign-aid funding of population-control groups that provide or recommend abortions. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, said that if the issue is not resolved, the Clinton administration should expect its budget requests for the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations to be cut back. A White House spokesman also said on Monday that Clinton had rejected a deal with his pro-life opponents that […]
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NORWAY DOCTOR TESTS EUTHANASIA LAW BY KILLING PATIENT

Catholic World News Service Nov. 11, 1997 OSLO, Norway (CWN) A retired doctor pleaded innocent to first-degree murder charges on Monday in a test of Norway’s law against euthanasia or mercy killing, after the doctor demanded he be tried to challenge the law. Dr. Christian Sandsdalen, 79, allegedly gave a lethal dose of morphine to Bodil Bjerkmann, 45, a multiple sclerosis patient, at her request in June 1996. Sandsdalen confessed to the killing in a letter to the prosecutor and then demanded on national television that he be tried to test the law. In Norway, first degree murder carries a […]
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‘STERN’ WARNING TO GET OFF THE AIR

TORONTO, Nov 12 (LSN) – The Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council (CBSC) released its decision today on the Howard Stern radio show. The show airs on Montreal’s CHOM-FM and Toronto’s Q-107. Stern’s popularity is based on his promotion of filth and all sorts of anti-family garbage. In its decision the CBSC called Howard Stern’s syndicated radio show sexist, degrading and discriminatory. The radio stations which broadcast the program were told to cut the show or lose their standing with the council.
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PRO-ABORTS SUSPECT PRO-LIFERS IN MD SHOOTING

WINNIPEG, Nov 12 (LSN) – Jack Fainman, a Winnipeg doctor who commits abortions, was shot last night while he was inside his home. Fainman sustained injury to his right shoulder, and is in stable condition. Mainstream media and pro-abortion activists were quick to blame the pro-life movement for the shooting. Susan Riley, Vice-president of the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League, said, ‘‘November has become an ominous month for the pro-choice movement.’’ Sgt. Erik Gruter of the Winnipeg police force had the following to say when reporters badgered him with questions about a possible connection to the pro-life movement, ‘‘We know […]
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UN TO ENFORCE ‘HUMAN RIGHTS’ VIA INTERNATIONAL LAW

OXFORD, UK, Nov 12 (LSN) – Mary Robinson, the UN’s new High Commissioner for Human Rights, vowed yesterday to put an end to ‘‘discrimination,’’ and added that she would be writing to all governments to support her work. In a speech given at Oxford University, Robinson criticized the UN’s work thus far, saying that despite billions of dollars spent, governments have failed to protect ‘‘human rights’’ ‘‘on a scale that shames us all’‘. She said: ‘‘We still have widespread discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, religious belief and sexual orientation…My responsibility as UN High Commissioner is…specifically to include women’s […]
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SIDEWALK COUNSELLOR TO SPEND 8 YEARS IN JAIL?

MILWAUKEE, Nov 11 (LSN) – On May 9th, 1997, James Chinavare, a devoted family man with three young children , was served notice by a Special Agent from the Wisconsin Department of Justice that he was to be charged with eight counts of violating an injunction.  James violated the injunction by counselling women on a public sidewalk outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic near downtown Milwaukee. Wisconsin State Attorney General, James Doyle, is set to imprison James for 8 years.  In 1992, Doyle obtained an injunction against 36 pro-life individuals, including James, which ordered them to stay 25 feet away […]
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PRINCE PHILLIP LAUDS CANADA ON LAND RESTRICTIONS

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Nov 11 (LSN) – Prince Phillip, a radical environmentalist, expressed enthusiastic approval for Canada’s land restrictions in northern BC. In accordance with UN stipulations, the Canadian government declared an enormous area off limits to humans. ‘‘This is a triumph of good sense, I am delighted to have this opportunity to offer my warmest congratulations’‘, said the Prince. Given the millions of acres of land and the sparse population distribution of Canada’s meagre population, pushing for population control in our vast country seemed impossible. However, politicians and environmentalist extremists have discovered that by restricting vast areas of habitable land […]
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24-HOUR UN SNITCH LINE ON RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE

GENEVA, Nov 11 (LSN) – Information has recently surfaced on the existence of a UN database used to gather world-wide information on so-called human rights abuses. The 24-hour phone in line is based in Geneva and the program has been underway since 1994. Interestingly, on the list of ‘abuses’ to be recorded in the database the first listed offence is ‘‘religious intolerance’‘. The growing consensus By UN types is that opposition to abortion and population control could be seen as religious intolerance. At the 1995 State of the World Forum, an assembly of world leaders riddled with UN dignitaries, speaker […]
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PRO-LIFER HEADED TO JAIL

PITTSBURGH, Nov 11 (LSN) – Joan Andrews Bell, a leading pro-life activist, is due to be sentenced to jail on 30 December l997 in Pittsburgh for a l985 rescue. Judge Raymond Novak has threatened to keep her in prison until she agrees to do no more rescues. Joan will not make such a promise and could be held in jail indefinitely. Please write a letter to the Judge on Joan’s behalf: His address is: Hon. Raymond Novak 323 Alleghany County Courthouse 436 Grant St,  Pittsburgh,Pa. l52l9
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