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NFLD CATHOLIC FAMILIES ASK COURT TO SAVE MINORITY EDUCATION RIGHTS

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld., Jan 5 (LSN) – A group of Roman Catholic families in Newfoundland have asked a judge to stop Governor General Romeo LeBlanc from eliminating their right to religious education by giving final approval to a constitutional amendment which would allow the province to revoke the constitutionally guaranteed rights of this minority. Joseph Hutchings, a lawyer representing the concerned families, said the entire referendum and amendment processes were flawed, making it inappropriate for the Governor General to make the change official until other lawsuits are heard.  George Horan, a lawyer representing the Newfoundland government, told Newfoundland Supreme Court […]
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HOMOSEXUALS, ATHEISTS AND RADICAL FEMINISTS TEAM UP AGAINST BOY SCOUTS

LOS ANGELES, Jan 6 (LSN) – The California Supreme Court and two other California courts are all hearing cases against the Boy Scouts of America. The organization is charged with violating state law by refusing to allow leadership positions to homosexuals, and membership to atheists and girls. The Boy Scouts, which has not changed its rules since its foundation at the turn of the century, was established for boys and requires that all members and leaders profess a belief in God, but not in a particular religion. The group also forbids homosexual scoutmasters both as a safety measure for the […]
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KEVORKIAN THREATENS OWN SUICIDE

DETROIT, Jan 5 (LSN) – Assisted-suicide enthusiast, Jack Kevorkian told reporters last Wednesday that he would starve himself to death if jailed for killing his victims. Speaking for himself and his accomplices, Georges Reding and medical supplier Neil Nichol, Kevorkian said, “Our conviction and death will help future, more enlightened societies gauge the darkness of our plutocratic and theocratic age.”  His remarks come as the Michigan Legislature debates a law explicitly banning assisted suicide.  A bill calling for a ban of assisted suicide in Michigan has already been passed by the Michigan state Senate. It is currently being debated in […]
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US LEGISLATOR PROPOSES ANESTHESIA FOR FETUSES TO BE ABORTED

SACRAMENTO, Jan 5 (LSN) – Assemblyman George Runner Jr. (R-Lancaster), is expected to introduce legislation to require that painkilling drugs be given to unborn children aborted during the third trimester.  Runner says he would prefer to ban abortion outright but that this piece of legislation may be a first step.  The inspiration for the bill was the findings of the British panel of medical and scientific experts commissioned by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, who found that unborn children sense pain as early as 26 weeks. Released in October, the panel’s report urged anesthesia for babies to be […]
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US HAMPERS FREE SPEECH ON HOMOSEXUALITY AND ABORTION

LOS ANGELES, Jan 5 (LSN) – Local affiliates for CBS, NBC and ABC television networks have refused to air ads that tell the truth about the partial-birth abortion procedure. Tom Bordonaro, a Republican state Assemblymen running for Congress requested that the 30- and 60-second ads be aired beginning on Dec. 28 on KCOY in Santa Maria
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ABORTION CRUSADER DIES

TORONTO, Jan 5 (LSN) – Marion Powell, one of Canada’s foremost proponents of abortion and birth control died just before Christmas, on December 23. Powell, known as the mother of birth control in Canada, was a key player in the establishment of the country’s first municipally funded birth-control clinic in 1966.  At this time the distribution and promotion of artificial birth control was still illegal according to Canada’s criminal code.  Powell was president of Planned Parenthood of Toronto and Ontario and was a member of the board of Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada.  During her life she was lauded by […]
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ONTARIO PAYS FOR BERNARDO LAWYER NOT PRO-LIFERS

KINGSTON, Ont., De c 23 (LSN)—Ontario will pay the bill for a lawyer for Canada’s most infamous sex killer, Paul Bernardo. The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled Bernardo’s appeal is so complicated that justice requires a lawyer be provided at public expense, which could cost $35,000. Interestingly, when the Ontario government took pro-lifers to court under the Rae government, to try to quash the pro-life movement in the province, it was not deemed unjust to allow the 18 innocent pro-life leaders to be forced to pay the legal fees for their own defenses.
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UN ABORTION MANDATE DEMANDS FUNDS

GENEVA, Dec 23 (LSN)—On Monday, the General Assembly of the UN discussedthe withholding of payments of “dues” by the US. The European Union chastised the US for daring to arrest its payment of funds to the world body. Speaking on behalf of the EU, Luxembourg’s Ambassador Jean-Louis Wolzfeld told the assembly, “Unilateral reductions cannot be accepted.” The US traditionally has funded 25% of the total UN budget
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ONTARIO COMMISSION AGAINST CHARTER SCHOOLS

TORONTO, Dec 23 (LSN)—On Friday, the government-appointed Education Improvement Commission reviled the idea of setting up charter school opportunities in Ontario. A number of Conservative members in the Ontario government supported the notion of allowing groups of parents to obtain a charter to open a publicly funded school more or less independent from school boards. Commission co-chair Dave Cooke argued against the proposal by pointing to the “strength” of our current system, where “all 11.5 million people in this province believe they have a stake in public education.” Charter schools would have more freedom to choose how to operate and […]
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CANADIAN DOCTOR CONVICTED OF ASSISTING SUICIDE

TORONTO, Dec 23 (LSN) – Maurice Genereux, a doctor who specializes in AIDS, has become the first Canadian physician convicted of assisting a suicide. Genereux pleaded guilty to two counts of assisting suicide by administering lethal doses of sleeping pills to two HIV-positive men. On Monday, Genereux was released on bail
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