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CANADA LEADS PUSH FOR U.N. “HUMAN RIGHTS” THROUGH INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

ROME, June 17 (LSN) – Canada has emerged as a leader in the push for the most radical version of an International Criminal Court (ICC), demanding a world power with universal, unchecked jurisdiction.  According to this view, the court would act to stamp out any discrepancy with the United Nations’  version of “human rights”—including the “crime” of “enforced pregnancy,” or the lack of abortion on demand.  In his speech Monday at the UN conference in Rome to establish a permanent ICC, Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy said “the Court should be sensitive to gender issues and both the Statute and […]
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“ROE” OF “ROE VS WADE” ANNOUNCES DECISION TO BECOME CATHOLIC

WACO, Texas, June 16 (LSN) – Norma McCorvey, “Jane Roe” in the 1973 Roe v. Wade United States Supreme Court case, which led to the establishment of a constitutional “right” to abortion, announced Sunday she plans to become a Catholic. McCorvey rejected her pro-abortion past and became a Christian and a pro-  lifer in 1995.
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U.S. POLITICIAN ATTACKED FOR CHRISTIAN VIEW ON HOMOSEXUALITY

WASHINGTON, June 16 (LSN) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott was attacked today by homosexual activist groups and the media for expressing the traditional Christian understanding of homosexuality.  In a taping session for “The Armstrong Williams Show” to be broadcast nationally this week, Lott was asked if he believes homosexual activity is a sin. “Yeah, it is,” Lott replied, adding, “You should still love that person You should not try to mistreat them or treat them as outcasts You should try to show them a way to deal with that problem, just like alcohol … or sex addiction … […]
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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT LOOKS LIKE A DONE DEAL

ROME, June 16 (LSN) – Yesterday, the opening day of the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (ICC), it appeared the United Nations will be successful in gaining acceptance of a powerful, independent court with universal jurisdiction.  The United States has serious reservations, but is experiencing enormous pressure from other countries to agree. Perhaps referring to the Americans’ position, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan told reporters,  “No one country, I hope, will want to be responsible for the failure of this conference.”  The Canadian delegation, among many others, is challenging the U.S. […]
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MANNING BLAMES LIBERALS FOR JUDICIAL ACTIVISM

OTTAWA, June 16 (LSN) – Writing in The Globe and Mail today, Reform Party leader Preston Manning criticized judicial activism, the phenomenon of judges making laws rather than simply interpreting them. Inspired by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, such activism has been responsible for Canada’s lawlessness with regard to abortion, and the explosion of “gay rights” in recent years.  Manning placed the blame for the problem squarely on the shoulders of the Liberal government, which he claims “bring bills to Parliament that are deliberately fuzzy on intent,” thus transferring “power by default from Parliament to the courts.”  Manning illustrated […]
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POPE REPORTED AS APPROVING THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

ROME, June 15 (LSN) – Media around the globe today announced that Pope John Paul II gave his support to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Sunday.  In his comments on Sunday, the pope said, “I hope that the work of this important conference will be inspired by the desire to appropriately safeguard basic and inalienable human rights.”  The pontiff added, “While assuring the Holy See’s active contribution to the work of this important conference, I send my best wishes to all participants that this meeting will be an historic moment on the path of mutual understanding between peoples.”  Some […]
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FLORIDA GOVERNOR OPPOSES PARENTAL NOTIFICATION FOR ABORTIONS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 15 (LSN) – Last Thursday, Florida Governor Lawton Chiles vetoed legislation which required young pregnant girls from 12-18 years of age to at least inform their parents of their intent to procure an abortion. According to John Dowless, director of the Christian Coalition of Florida, Chiles demonstrated an “incredible…lack of concern for life and the value of life” in his decision to veto the bill, at the behest of abortionists and the American Civil Liberties Union. The proposed law required only notification of parents, not parental consent.
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BLACKS TARGETED FOR DE-POPULATION UNDER APARTHEID

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 15 (LSN) – Last week, Bishop Desmond Tutu’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission presented the conclusions of an investigation into the population-control tactics used against blacks during apartheid. The commission found that army scientists in South Africa engaged in biological and chemical warfare against blacks in the country.  Dr Daan Goosen, a scientist involved in the population-control scheme, confessed to the committee that the major aim of his work was development of a chemical sterilization agent to be used to suppress the fertility of blacks.. “We realized we might not achieve 100 percent sterilization (of blacks)  […]
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FINAL NEGOTIATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

ROME, June 15 (LSN) – Final deliberations for the proposed International Criminal Court (ICC) began in Rome today. Delegates from over 180 countries will grapple with the final wording of the document,  including the controversial phrase “forced pregnancy” in the list of war crimes the court would prosecute.  Unlike the current World Court in the Hague, which deals with disputes between nations, the new court will have the power to prosecute individuals and groups for “crimes against humanity.” Because “forced pregnancy” seems clearly to refer to the lack of legalized abortion, pro-lifers fear the ICC will be used to persecute […]
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD KICKED OUT OF COUNTY BUILDING IN WISCONSIN

JEFFERSON, Wis., June 15 (LSN) – On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors voted 18-11 to reject a renewal of a lease to a Planned Parenthood office in the county’s health department building.  The supervisors decided the pro-abortion group had no place in a county building given their “extremely controversial” status.
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