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Canada Conservative MP David Anderson (Cypress Hills-Grassland) introduced a bill that would make it a crime to intimidate health care workers to force them to directly or indirectly take part in euthanasia. The Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act, or Bill C-418, is expected to be debated in Parliament May 29, and Campaign Life Coalition is asking Canadians to get behind the private member’s bill that was tabled by Anderson last fall. If passed, C-418 would also make it ... (Continue reading)

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Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at it again. He is giving $30 million Canadian tax dollars over the next five years to developing countries to push his homosexual and gender identity agenda. Global Affairs Canada, through Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau, said Canada “is committed to advocating for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited (LGBTQ2) and intersex persons and partnering with LGBTQ2 communities to address the barriers to equality that continue to limit ... (Continue reading)

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Canada The BBC World News reported that, “Canada has become a hot destination for parents-to-be looking for ‘altruistic surrogates’ – women who give birth to babies they are not genetically related to.” Canadian legislation makes it easy for “intended” parents to obtain legal parenthood of a surrogate baby. Canadian fertility consulting agencies match up couples (usually infertile couples, same-sex male couples and singles) wanting a child, with a woman who will carry a fertilized egg (not her own) to ... (Continue reading)

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Canada Canadian International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau told a family planning conference in Kigali, Rwanda, that developing countries, especially in Africa, must do more to offer “family planning services” including contraception and abortion, in order to combat poverty. The Trudeau government maintains that breaking down “barriers” are necessary for “women and girls to develop their full potential.” She complained that while some countries’ delegates will talk about contraception and abortion at conferences they do not follow-up ... (Continue reading)

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Canada Doug Ford, Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative Premier has announced that the province’s colleges and universities have until January 2019 to have in place a free-speech policy or face funding cuts. “Colleges and universities should be places where students exchange different ideas and opinions in open and respectful debate,” he stated. The Canadian Federation of Students slammed the move as “an unprecedented overstep” by the government into campus activities, ignoring the fact that many students have been shut out ... (Continue reading)

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Canada The Canadian Paediatric Society is recommending that teen girls use intra-uterine devices (IUDs) as their first choice of artificial birth control. In an article in the May 31 National Post, the Society waxed eloquent on the positive aspects of IUDs, while playing down any negative effects. But what truly stands out is the inability or unwillingness of the Society to urge young girls to refrain from sexual intimacy at all, and rather develop healthy relationships of a non-intimate ... (Continue reading)

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International Australian euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has created a suicide machine that can be manufactured on so-called 3D printers. The “Sarco” – short for sarcophagus – is a detachable coffin with a nitrogen container and it is designed to “provide people with a death when they wish to die” the euthanasia doctor told the Agence-France Presse. Nitschke said he has provided safeguards including having a psychological test to ensure purchasers were sane and then they would be sent an ... (Continue reading)

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Spanish intellectuals petition against abortion MADRID - Approximately 1000 scientists, physicians, academics, and intellectuals have signed the Madrid Manifesto, a statement rejecting further legalization of abortion in Spain. The Socialist Worker's Party has proposed permitting abortion on demand for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and the manifesto is meant to counter the move. "We subscribe to the present Manifesto in defense of human life in its initial, embryonic, and fetal stages, and we reject its manipulation at the ... (Continue reading)

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UN honours abortion, gay-rights activists NEW YORK - UN General Assembly president Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann announced the 2008 winners of the UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights, an award for "outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms," and they included former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and Human Rights Watch, both staunch global advocates for abortion and homosexual rights. Brockmann called Arbour ahd HRW "an inspiration to all of ... (Continue reading)

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New pro-abortion UN human rights chief TURTLE BAY – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named abortion advocate Navanethem “Navi” Pillay of South Africa as the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights. The New York Times reported that the United States privately raised concerns about Pillay’s nomination to the top human rights post because of her strong support for abortion. Pillay is a ... (Continue reading)

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One-child policy relaxed in disaster area CHENGDU, China - Local officials announced that China’s one-child policy will be relaxed for parents whose only child was killed or severely injured in a May 12 earthquake. It is estimated that nearly 7,000 classrooms were destroyed during the quake that struck at 2:28 p.m. on a school day, resulting in the deaths of an ... (Continue reading)

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Planned Parenthood statement to UN NEW YORK –The International Planned Parenthood Federation released a statement endorsing the theme of the 41st session of the Commission on Population and Development: “Population distribution, urbanization, internal migration and development.” The session is scheduled to take place April 7-11. According to the IPPF, “Urban growth is predominantly fuelled by natural population increase rather than migration.... (Continue reading)

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Illegal abortuaries raided in Spain BARCELONA – Police in Barcelona have discovered bone-crushing machines attached to drains in four abortion facilities run by Peruvian Carlos Morin. The abortuaries, which advertise across Europe, are suspected of committing abortions in the eighth month of pregnancy and police say the bones were crushed and drained into the city’s public drains. In Spain, ... (Continue reading)

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Mixed signals on U.S. funding of foreign abortion groups WASHINGTON – White House Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte announced that the Bush administration will deny funding to the United Nations Population Fund for the sixth year in a row, on the grounds that the program co-operates with forced abortion and sterilization in China. At the same time, the Senate voted 53-41 to reaffirm the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, a measure that has prohibited American funding of coercive population control measures ... (Continue reading)

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Canada 2006 census figures released by Statistics Canadashow that same-sex couples with children are more likely to get “married” than same-sex couples without children. University of B.C. law professor Fiona Kellyhas found that “married” lesbians usually cite their children as the reason for getting married … The Vancouver Sunreports fully one-quarter of clients at one unnamed fertility clinic in that city are lesbians …Andrea Mrozekof the Institute of Marriage and Family Canadawrites in the National Postthat, despite being one ... (Continue reading)