WEDNESDAY
February 14, 2001
volume 12, no. 45

Clinton to Speak at Fundraiser for Canadian Catholic Hospital



    HAMILTON, Ontario, Feb. 13, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) - LifeSite has learned that former US President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a fundraiser for a Catholic hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. On May 2, Clinton will deliver a speech for St. Joseph's Hospital's Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health.

    Clinton has repeatedly vetoed partial-birth abortion bans passed by the US Congress and strongly supported many pro-abortion initiatives and other policies seriously at odds with Catholic moral principles. He is considered by many pro-life leaders to have been by far the most pro-abortion president ever.

    Campaign Life Coalition Hamilton president Dr. Carm Scime told LifeSite that this is not the first time a militantly pro-abortion US politician has spoken at an event on behalf of this hospital. "Five or six years ago, New York Governor Mario Cuomo came here to speak for the hospital and we picketed," Dr. Scime said. At the time, Hamilton Bishop Anthony Tonnos refused to attend the fundraiser and sent a letter to his priests urging them not to attend due to Cuomo's pro-abortion stand. No one at the Hamilton Diocese was available to comment by press time today.

    The hospital's web site says, "We are a Catholic hospital ... committed to carrying out the healing mission of Jesus Christ." Clinton reportedly receives $100,000 per speaking engagement.


February 14, 2001
volume 12, no. 45
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