Recent Catholic News

SUPREME COURT TO HEAR BIZARRE SUIT

OTTAWA, Nov 20 (LSN) – The Supreme Court of Canada agreed today to hear an appeal in the case of a little boy suing his mother for injuries suffered in the womb. The New Brunswick court ruled that Ryan Dobson could sue his mother for injuries he incurred when her car crashed into a pickup truck when she was pregnant. In an appeal the New Brunswick Court of Appeal upheld the lower court ruling saying, “A pregnant mother has a general duty to drive carefully, a duty she owes to her children as well as to the general public.”
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EUTHANASIA DRUG BEING MADE IN CANADA

VANCOUVER, Nov 20 (LSN) – According to the Brockville Recorder and Times, doctors in Vancouver, the US and Australia are working on a euthanasia drug that aims to bypass laws prohibitting suicide. The “suicide pill” as it is being referred to would use over-the-counter substances combined to make a lethal dose and be self-administered, not necessarily in the presence of a doctor.
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SENATOR PRESENTS CONSCIENCE LEGISLATION

OTTAWA, Nov 20 (LSN) – Toronto-born physician, Hon. Senator Stanley Haidasz, presented Bill S-7 to the Senate yesterday. The Bill proposes to amend the Criminal Code to prohibit coercion in medical procedures that offend a person’s religion or belief that human life is inviolable from conception till natural death. The bill comes in response to petitions from over 8,000 Canadians (mostly nurses and others connected to health care), to provide protection for health-care workers who refuse to assist in practices which go against their consciences. Canada remains one of the few countries without such legislation. Health-care workers across Canada have […]
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LEFTISTS IN CHILE ADVOCATE KILLING THE PREBORN

SANTIAGO, Nov 19 (LSN) – Leftist parties, spearheaded by the radical Humanist Party, have vowed to force Chile to abondon their protection for preborn children. Candidates of the Humanist Party for the December 11 congressional elections began the all-too-familiar propagandizing regarding “unsafe” and “back-alley” abortions taking place within the country. The aim of the campaign is to decriminalize the killing of babies in the womb. Chile, a Roman Catholic country of about 13 million, has pro-life legislation protecting children in the womb from . The Communist Party and the Socialist Party also support thedecriminalization of abortion.
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IVF PIONEER CHARGED IN SCANDAL

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Ricardo Asch, a pioneer of in-vitro fertilization has been charged with mail fraud in a scheme to steal patients’ stored eggs for use in other women. Asch, former director of a prestigious University of California fertility clinic, has escaped the law and is living in Mexico. His university has paid $18.4 million to settle lawsuits by former patients. Attorneys claim at least 15 babies were born without knowledge or consent of their genetic mothers and fathers. Asch, internationally revered for his work, was charged with 10 counts of mail fraud for falsifying insurance claims […]
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PRO-LIFE NURSES IN SOUTH AFRICA

SOWETO, Nev 19 (LSN) – In a harrowing testimony to the pro-life spirit in South Africa, the London Telegraph reported that Empangeni Hospital, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, has had difficulty in committing abortions since only three of its 300 nurses have agreed to assist with abortions. The Termination of Pregnancy Act passed by parliament in October last year is one of the most controversial pieces of legislation to be dictated by the African National Congress since it took office in May 1994. It allows for abortion on demand in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, even for minors. Empangeni Hospital Superintendent, […]
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ALBERTA PRESSURED TO ALLOW HOMOSEXUAL FOSTER PARENTS

EDMONTON, Nov 19 (LSN) – On Tuesday, Alberta’s Social Services Minister Lyle Oberg relayed his decision not to amend Alberta’s policy barring homosexuals from acting as foster parents for children in provincial care. However, a lesbian activist who has foster children in her care thanks to her former heterosexual relationship which she abandoned for a lesbian partner, says she will challenge the decision in the courts. Alberta’s foster-care policy states no foster children will be placed “in a family living in a non-traditional arrangement or with a single person if it is known within the community that they are a […]
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POLICE TASK FORCE TO FIND SHOOTER

WINNIPEG, Nov 19 (LSN) – Winnipeg police chief Dave Cassels announced yesterday the creation of a national police task force to investigate the shootings of three Canadian abortionists. The task force will involve the Winnipeg, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario and Vancouver police departments as well as the RCMP. Police are looking for a connection to what the anti-life media have referred to as “a suspected anti-abortion serial gunman or group”.
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ABC RENEWS “NOTHING SACRED” DESPITE POOR RATINGS

Catholic World News Service Nov 18 NEW YORK (CWN) The ABC television network announced on Monday that it will order a full season of the drama “Nothing Sacred” despite its poor ratings and continuing protests from Catholics who dispute the depiction of priests. The Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights said that 27 advertisers have agreed not to sponsor the show after tens of thousands of Catholic viewers promised to boycott any sponsors. The show has also suffered low ratings during its run, ranking 94th in the Nielsen ratings system. Only four other shows on ABC, NBC, or CBS […]
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RUSSIANS OPPOSE SEX-ED PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS

Catholic World News Service Nov 18 MOSCOW (CWN) A group of Russian psychologists, lawmakers, and political activists on Monday said they want to keep sex education programs out of schools, despite promises by proponents that they would curb AIDS and abortion. The group told reporters at a news conference that the programs would only increase sexual activity among teens, not decrease it. “[Sex] education will lead not only to sexual promiscuity and sexual excesses, but it will also lead to a tremendous growth of psychological pathologies and spur drug addiction and alcoholism,” children’s psychiatrist Boris Drapkin said. While the country […]
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