UNITED NATIONS, June 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nafis Sadik, head of the United Nations Population Fund, has often been frustrated by effective cooperation among Christian and Muslim countries against the West’s population control agenda. The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute reported today that Sadik, herself of Muslim background, attempted to thwart pro-life cooperation by calling Muslim UN representatives to a private meeting. During the late-night meeting, which took place in March at the final Cairo+5 prepatory meeting, Sadik reportedly berated the Muslim leaders for working with the Vatican and other Christian NGOs. For more on the Cairo+5 UN conference see: […]
WASHINGTON, June 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An official letter from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops was sent to the House of Representatives in support of the Child Custody Protections Act. The Act would make it a federal offense to circumvent the state parental consent law by taking a minor to another state for an abortion. “The need for protecting minors is compelling,” says the letter, which adds that “in such situations, the love and support of families is critical and needs to be encouraged.” Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the National Organization for Women and the National Abortion and Reproductive […]
WINDSOR, ON, June 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Luchona Pierce was sentenced to two years in prison for killing her 21-month-old son. According to court reports, the child was asphyxiated when his mother placed a bag over his head. After that, the mother placed him face down in the bathtub to simulate drowning. Pro-life observers note that the dramatic rise in infants being killed by parents are a testimony to the devaluation of life caused by abortion. Last week Statistics Canada reported an unprecedented increase in the number of infants killed by their parents over the last ten years. Commenting on the […]
TORONTO, June 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study released in this month’s Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada indicates that a majority of Canadian physicians (57%) would not practice physician assisted suicide even if it were legalized. However, a report on the study by the Canadian Press indicates that 47% of doctors would accept the legalization of the practice. The University of Calgary survey used the responses of 2,010 doctors from across the nation.
TORONTO, June 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Less than a month after his electoral defeat, Ontario Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty has reaffirmed his commitment to the homosexualist subculture. He announced today that he would take part in Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade on Sunday. McGuinty, chided Premier Mike Harris for not planning to attend the march. According to a report in the Toronto Sun, Liberal colleagues Dominic Agostino, and George Smitherman, the Ontario legislature’s first openly homosexual MPP, will accompany McGuinty on the march. Toronto mayor Mel Lastman also plans to attend.
CHICAGO, June 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago is scheduled to lead a prayer vigil for an anticipated 900 pro-lifers outside the Humbolt Park Centro abortuary this Saturday. With this action, Cardinal George joins many (at least 45) other bishops who have taken part in similar prayer vigils throughout the US. New York’s Cardinal John O’Connor has been a promoter of the bishops’ involvement in the solemn prayer vigils for life as well as an active participant. Organized by the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, an international Catholic pro-life group, the event will commence with a Mass […]
*This week, US President Bill Clinton placed the Stonewall Inn, a homosexual bar, on the US National Register of Historic Places. (The Washington Times) *The ACLU is fighting for a priestess in the religion of Witchcraft (Wicca) to be able to perform state recognized marriages for people in her Williamsburg Virginia coven. (www.gatewayva.com)
LONDON, June 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British government today banned the practice of human cloning for scientific research. The news came as a shock to scientists involved in the lucrative practice who believed that the government would allow it to continue for research purposes, although retaining the ban on cloning to reproduce babies. While the ban is only temporary while the issue of cloning for research is still being examined, Britain at the moment joins France, which has also outlawed human cloning. Other developed nations such as Canada and the US have so far refused to criminalize cloning. With files […]
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Committee of Church Orders and Ministry of the Presbyterian Church voted 24-14 in favour of scrapping a clause from the church’s constitution that forbids the ordination of “self-affirming, practicing homosexuals.” The issue will go to the annual meeting of the church’s assembly for a vote later this week. A majority vote in favour of the action will allow practicing homosexuals to become part of the church’s hierarchy. (Original source: Associated Press)