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Thursday November 16, 2000


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MARCH OF WOMEN ORGANIZATION QUESTIONS POLITICAL CANDIDATES

OTTAWA, Nov 16 (LSN.ca) – The scandal over the World March of Women 2000 has not died, nor will it in the near future as the Women’s March organization continues its offensive promoting lesbian rights. In a recently released candidate questionnaire, the Canadian Women’s March organization asks candidates to honour the demands stemming from the march. The questionnaire claims it represents “the demands of the Women of Canada”, and notes that “our demands were developed through a country-wide consultation with women.”

Among the questions asked of candidates are: Will you and your party support women’s organizing for equality and democracy by:
– allocating $50 million to front-line, independent, feminist, women-controlled groups committed to ending violence against women, such as women’s centres, rape crisis centres and women’s shelters?
– funding a national meeting of lesbians to discuss and prioritize areas for legislative and public policy reform?

Will you and your party support progressive immigration reform which: …
– includes persecution on the basis of gender and sexual orientation as grounds for claiming refugee status?

See the March of Women questionnaire at:
https://canada.marchofwomen.org/en/candidate.html


UK CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONDEMN CLONING HUMAN EMBRYOS FOR RESEARCH

LONDON, Nov 16 (LSN.ca) – The Catholic bishops of England and Wales issued a statement yesterday condemning plans to allow research on cloned human embryos as “both immoral and unnecessary.” The release said, “It is immoral because it involves the deliberate creation and destruction of new human lives for the sole purpose of extracting stem cells for research. It strips an individual human life, in its earliest form, of all dignity, reducing it to no more than a commodity, a supply of disposable organic matter. It is also unnecessary because other avenues of stem cell research exist which may offer the same potential benefits without the ethical difficulties.”

The bishops welcomed legislation banning “reproductive” cloning and urged “Members of Parliament to exercise their free vote to rule out the creation and destruction of cloned embryonic human lives as well.”

See the Bishops statement at:
https://www.tasc.ac.uk/cc/CN/00/001115a.htm

(with files from the Society of Protection of Unborn Children)


POPULATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE BLASTS UNITED NATIONS

Anti-People And One World UN Agendas Condemned

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (LSN.ca) – Steven W. Mosher, the President of the Population Research Institute and the author of two new books on China has blasted the United Nations for their “anti-people bias”, saying it has undermined the work of the organization to promote peace, development and human rights. Mosher, says that “the UN speaks of peace and security, yet through its population control programs is carrying out a true war against unborn children.”

“This is not a conventional war with soldiers and tanks maneuvering on a field. But it involves a deliberate effort to kill, and there have been far more casualties from abortion than from all the other wars in the past century combined,” says Mosher. “Is it not schizophrenic for the UN to preach about disarmament, while at the same time distributing manual vacuum aspirators and morning after pills to assault the unborn in utero?” he asks. The China expert says that “it is a scandal that the UN Population Fund gives millions of dollars of aid each year to the Peoples Republic of China’s State Family Planning Council, the Chinese government agency in overall command of the one-child policy.”

Mosher also addresses the fact that UN bureaucrats “are aggressively pursuing an agenda of global governance.”

For Mosher’s full article, United in Opposing People see:
https://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=9303


STUDY GIVES EVIDENCE OF POSITIVE EFFECTS OF PRO-LIFE PRESENCE

LONDON, Nov 16 (LSN.ca) – A British study has provided evidence that the mere public presence of the pro-life movement and pro-life sentiment are discouraging young mothers from ending the lives of their preborn babies. The study found that many teenage girls allow their children to be born even with “unplanned pregnancies” because their families and local community are opposed to abortion. The study looked at teenage pregnancies in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, interviewing 41 teenage girls who had either given birth or aborted their babies.

The pro-abortion authors of the report lamented that so many girls allowed their children to live. Sharon Tabberer, a research fellow at the University of York and co-author of the report said her findings indicated that with “unbiased” information on abortion and early motherhood, independent (from parents) counselling, teens would be “better informed” (read: choose abortion). The BBC coverage notes that almost 90,000 teenagers in England became pregnant in 1997. Some 56,000 of these girls gave birth.

For more see the BBC at: https://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1022000/10228…


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE RESIGNS

OTTAWA, Nov 16 (LSN.ca) – Fabien Leboeuf, executive director of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP), has announced his resignation. The CCODP has been rocked recently by revelation of its donation of $135,0000 to the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual World March of Women 2000. The Catholic Register reports this week that Leboeuf’s resignation was announced in October at the annual plenary assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops where the March of Women was discussed heatedly. Interestingly the entire 300+ word article in the Register is devoted to dissuading anyone from considering Leboeuf’s resignation was linked to the march controversy.


LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

A new US study shows the importance of carefully selecting a peer group for your children. High school students who think their friends are having a lot of sex are more likely to have sexual intercourse early in their high school years, says the study. https://www.reutershealth.com/archive/2000/11/14/eline/links/…

Ontario Premier Mike Harris has once again demonstrated his lack of family values as he has come to the defence of a beer ad which uses a graphic innuendo for oral sex as a teaser. Consumer and Commercial Relations Minister Bob Runciman objected to the ad by Carlsberg beer. https://www.canoe.ca/CNEWSTopNews/sex_nov16-sun.html


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