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Friday February 4, 2000


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CANADIAN GOVERNOR GENERAL PRO-ABORTION ACTIVIST

OTTAWA, Feb 4 (LSN.ca) – LifeSite has learned that Adrienne Clarkson, appointed in September by Prime Minister Jean Chretien as Canada’s new Governor General, was listed in 1983 as one of eighteen “Honorary Directors” of the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League. The list also includes Henry Morgentaler (the father of abortion in Canada) and Svend Robinson, the homosexual MP who is best known for his aggressive promotion of homosexuality and euthanasia.

For a related story from LifeSite see:
https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/1999/sept/99091602.html


BABY PARTS MARKETER ABANDONS BUSINESS

BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb 4 (LSN.ca) – The Maryland-based Anatomic Gift Foundation (AGF), a baby parts harvesting and marketing company founded and lead by Brenda and Jim Bardsley has announced that it will no longer sell aborted baby parts. A press release issued by AGF noted that it would “no longer procure or provide human tissue derived from elective pregnancy terminations for research and education.” Life Dynamics, the US pro-life organization which first exposed the baby parts story reported in a January “LifeTalk” video magazine that AGF did not go repenting but rather quit the business because of severe pressure from pro-life forces.

In November LifeSite urged readers to contact AGF to ask them to “get out of this morbid business.” LifeSite encourages readers to write the company to thank them for their decision to abandon the baby parts business.

Email the Anatomic Gift Foundation at: [email protected]

See the background on this story at:
https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/1999/aug/990818a.html https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/1999/aug/990819a.html https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/1999/oct/99102102.html


POPE BLASTS ABORTION AT US PRAYER BREAKFAST

WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (LSN.ca) – Following in the footsteps of Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II addressed, through his nuncio, the US National Prayer Breakfast this week with a message decrying abortion. Agence France Press reports that with President Clinton in attendance, Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo read the papal message saying:

“This question is the oldest issue of protecting every human being in their right to life from conception until their natural death. “This is the great civil rights issue of our time and the world looks to the United States leadership in cherishing every human life and in providing legal protection for all the members of this human community but especially those who are the weakest and the most vulnerable.”

In 1994 Mother Teresa spoke to the assembled US politicians saying: “But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child – a direct killing of the innocent child – murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? . Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”

For Mother Teresa’s full speech at the 1994 prayer breakfast go to:
https://www.epm.org/motherteresa.html

(with files from Pro-Life E-News)


ABORTIONIST CARVED INITIALS INTO WOMAN’S STOMACH

NEW YORK, Feb 4 (LSN.ca) – Demonstrating that abortion practice is the bottom rung of the medical profession, Dr. Allan Zarkin, an Ob/Gyn was hired on as medical director of Choices Women’s Medical Center, an abortuary in Queens, just weeks after being fired for carving his initials into a patient’s stomach. Beth Israel Medical Center dismissed Zarkin after the carving incident, before which he was already being investigated for sexual harassment of patients.

Zarkin had worked part time for the abortuary prior to his dismissal from Beth Israel. The center’s director, Merle Hoffman, did not conduct a legally mandated inquiry on Zarkin.

Hoffman discovered Zarkin’s past when a letter arrived at the abortuary for Zarkin noting that he was being sued for $5.5 million for medical malpractice. When Hoffman confronted Zarkin with the allegations, Zarkin admitted that he had carved his initials in his patient’s stomach after a Caesarean section. Hoffman said that when she questioned Zarkin as to why he did it, Zarkin responded that “he thought he did such a beautiful job, he thought he should sign it.”

For more see the New York Times at:
https://www.nytimes.com/00/01/27/news/national/regional/ny-ca…

(with files from Pro-Life E-News)


TORONTO TV STATION UNABASHEDLY PROMOTES HOMOSEXUALITY

TORONTO, Feb 4 (LSN.ca) – Citytv, a Toronto TV station, has partnered with the homosexual activist organization PlanetOut to produce “QT-QueerTelevision” which will premiere on Citytv on Sunday, March 5th at 12:00 midnight. The station describes the show as a “new, weekly, 30-minute, converged TV/internet program offering a rare glimpse into the lives and loves of gay, lesbian, bi, trans and open-minded straight people around the world.” The show is to be broadcast on the Internet as well.

Moses Znaimer, President/Executive Producer of Citytv, boasted that “In 1998, Citytv became the first commercial TV station in North America to launch a regularly scheduled program about gay, lesbian and trans cultures.” Citytv is a division of CHUM Limited, one of Canada’s leading broadcasting companies and program providers.

For more information see the Citytv press release at:
https://www.newswire.ca/releases/January2000/24/c2231.html


US NEWS ROUNDUP

The (London) Times reports today that a torrent of cash is pouring into the presidential campaign coffers of John McCain, with polls showing that he has moved ahead of George W. Bush in South Carolina after his crunching victory in the New Hampshire primary. https://www.the-times.co.uk./news/pages/Times/frontpage.html?…

The Conservative News Service reports that former Reagan administration official Gary Bauer will withdraw from the Republican presidential race after two poor showings in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. https://www.conservativenews.org/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=Polit…

The Denver Post reports that Boulder has become the first in Colorado to extend special rights protections to transgendered individuals. https://www.denverpost.com/news/news0202f.htm


LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

ABC’s popular 20/20 news program is set to cover the baby parts story this month.

The recent sex survey of Roman Catholic priests by the Kansas City Star which claimed that AIDS-related deaths among priests is about 4 times the general population rate has been found faulty in an analysis by two leading statisticians: David Murray, research director at the Statistical Assessment Service and S. Robert Lichter, president of the Center for Media and Public Affairs have posted their review. https://www.newswatch.org/February%20Stories/Bad%20News%20on%…


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