The Vatican has urged the Rome government to reconsider its allowing of World Gay Pride 2000 festivals in the city.  The request is especially urgent since this year, a jubilee,  thousands of pilgrims are expected in Rome. 

A University of Toronto website is suggesting that the grossly inflated figure of 10% (of the population being homosexual) “is actually a conservative figure and numbers are likely to increase as conditions for “coming out” improve; some estimates are as high as 25%.”   

The leader of the British parliamentary opposition has praised the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). Mr William Hague said that he admired the work of SPUC, LIFE and CARE in helping people face up to the problems of unexpected pregnancies. He said that “many people” were trying to introduce euthanasia by the back door and welcomed Mrs Ann Winterton’s Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill which passed its second reading on Friday.  [The Universe, 30 January, 2000] A transcript of the debate on the Bill begins here.