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Chretien flouts Catholic teaching: ‘I am a Catholic and for abortion’

Cardinal Ambrozic 'Sorry, disappointed and upset' with PM's abortion stand In widely reported comments, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, said "I am a Catholic and for abortion." The prime minister's remarks were made en route to Athens recently during a frank discussion with reporters in which he boasted that he was superior to U.S. President Bush on fiscal and social matters. Through a spokesman, Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic commented to LifeSite News on ... (Continue reading)

U.S. House approves partial-birth abortion ban

The U.S. House of Representatives, by a two-thirds vote (282-139), joined the Senate in approving a bill to ban partial-birth abortions. The bill (H.R. 760) legally defines a partial-birth abortion as any abortion in which the baby is delivered alive until "in the case of breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother," or if the baby is delivered head first, "the ... (Continue reading)

Tories elect social liberal as leader

The media focused on a deal between anti-free trade activist David Orchard and Nova Scotia MP Peter MacKay (Pictou-Antigonish-Guysborough) that secured the latter's election as leader for the federal Progressive Conservative Party but brought into question the party's commitment to fiscal conservative issues. But pro-lifers lamented the lack of social conservative ideas among the leadership candidates. The race in which MacKay eventually ... (Continue reading)

Shame on you, Mr. Chretien

Shame on Prime Minister Jean Chretien, who recently told a Liberal Party fundraising event in Montreal that among the reasons Canada is a better country than the United States is the fact that we have legal abortion. It is sick to suggest that the slaughter of approximately 115,000 unborn babies in the womb is virtuous and a sign of superiority over our southern neighbours. It is also the mark of a ... (Continue reading)

Mum’s the word on investigation into abortion-pill death

When the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League recently released its report detailing the status of abortion "rights" in Canada, missing from it was an extensive analysis of the situation in British Columbia. The reason? In the dying days of the NDP regime, the government passed draconian "protection of privacy" legislation that meant that even Canada's foremost pro-abortion organization could not lift the curtain on the status of ... (Continue reading)

Bone fragments from aborted babies found to cause infertility

Researchers Kimberly Elford and Paul Claman at the University of Ottawa have revealed a gruesome circumstance explaining one reason why some otherwise healthy women are left infertile after abortions. In a case study published in the April issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility, the researchers note that fetal bone fragments can lodge into the muscular tissue in the uterus, concealing them from hysteroscopes (tube cameras) which are normally used to detect ... (Continue reading)

Bits ‘n’ Pieces

President George W. Bush calls on Congress to pass the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which would allow for the prosecution of individuals who hurt the unborn child during the commission of criminal acts. Both the Senate and House of Representatives are considering the bill ... Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) orders state lawyers to have a legal guardian declared for an unborn child, the result of a rape of a mentally disabled ... (Continue reading)

Arts Briefs

Amy Brennerman on birth control Actress Amy Brenneman, star of Judging Amy, sent a video message to the Feminist Majority Foundation as it launched its nationwide "Never Go Back" campaign. Brenneman said: "Reproductive freedom is the most important issue facing our leaders today … It is not a feminist issue. It is not a liberal issue. It is a women's health issue." Other celebs involved in the 20 state campaign include Whoopi Goldberg, Cybil Sheppard, Morgan Fairchild, Camryn Manheim and Gillian ... (Continue reading)

Across Canada

Eliminating the unwanted via IVF testing of embryos Ontario Catholic university honours Trudeau Pro-life MP to jump to Saskatoon city politics Kelowna mother scheduled for abortion against her will Vancouver editorial on Bill C-13 and the abortion issue Eliminating the unwanted OTTAWA - The Victoria Times Colonist reports that there is a growing demand for pre implantation genetic diagnosis, which the paper says "is similar to standard prenatal testing, but with ... (Continue reading)

U.S. Briefs

Florida's 'Choose Life' plates upheld Court rules against God Presidential politics and abortion S.C. readies for pro-life battles Florida's 'Choose Life' plates upheld ATLANTA - The Federal Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit rejected a challenge to Florida's Choose Life licence plates brought by several pro-abortion groups and individuals. Mathew D. Staver, president and general counsel for the Liberty Counsel, which represented several plate owners and crisis pregnancy centres, said the appeals court "recognized the fatal flaw in the abortion ... (Continue reading)

World Briefs

PP Politically motivated exaggeration in Nairobi Botched abortion in England Dutch doctors balk at euthanasia requirements Japanese euthanasia case Politically motivated exaggeration NAIROBI - The International Planned Parenthood Federation told participants at its conference in Kenya, which included the health ministers of Ghana, Mozambique and Namibia, that liberalizing abortion laws in African countries could prevent as many as 30,000 maternal deaths. Campaign Life Coalition's international affairs ... (Continue reading)

Month in review

United States Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation says the vote by most Democrats to maintain the legality of partial-birth abortion demonstrates that the party is captive to the "radical lifestyle lobby" … Pro-life Congressman Pat Toomey (Penn.) announces he will challenge incumbent pro-abortion and pro-cloning Senator Arlen Specter in the Republican primary next year. Pro-life stalwart Senator Rick Santorum announced he will support his colleague Specter in the ... (Continue reading)

Truth a casualty as women denied information on health risks

The leading British medical journal The Lancet reported last month that the use of oral contraceptives can more than double a woman's risk of developing cervical cancer. British and French researchers with Cancer Research U.K. found that being on the pill for less than five years was associated with an increased risk of 10 per cent, while subjects who took the drug for five to nine years ... (Continue reading)

Feminists decry double-murder charge in Peterson case

Murder of pregnant mom thrusts life issue into spotlight The California deaths of Laci Peterson and her unborn son are sending shockwaves across America, as the issue of when human life begins has been reignited. Laci's husband Scott was arrested in April following the discovery of what prosecutors say is Laci's body and that of their "biological child." Scott Peterson, who was booked on two counts of murder hours after his arrest ... (Continue reading)

Ryerson denies pro-lifers

It seems that dissent from the neo-liberal orthodoxy on university campuses is an offence that abortion advocates will not bear. At the first sign of rebellion from the party line, the tanks roll in. When pro-life students met with the full body of the board of directors of RyeSAC - the student government at Ryerson - a representative of the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics was invited to testify to the "hateful ... (Continue reading)

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