CATHOLICS AND MUSLIMS MARCH TOGETHER FOR LIFE IN TANZANIA

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Sept 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In what some are calling “a milestone in the history of Tanzania” more that 3000 Catholics and Muslims took to the streets carrying signs condemning abortion and condoms in Tanzania’s first national “Great March for Life”. The march which took place Saturday September 11 was organized by Emil Hagamu, Director of Pro-Life Tanzania, an affiliate of Human Life International. Hagamu reported that leading the march was Honorable Tatu Mtimizi, Tanzania Deputy Minister of Health, who is Muslim, along with groups such as Catholic Women of Tanzania, Young Catholic Society, Charismatic Renewal, Muslim […]
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LOSS OF FUNDING FOR REFUSAL TO UPHOLD PRO-LIFE MEASURE

DETROIT, Sept 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Health officials in Muskegon and Ottawa counties who said they would not comply with Michigan’s new Women’s Right to Know legislation that went into effect Monday were told by state authorities that refusal to abide by the new law would result in the loss of license and state funding. After six years of battling abortion providers, the new law went into effect requiring women be given information about what abortion procedure they will have, the name of the doctor,  line drawings of the gestational age of their unborn baby, other options to abortion such as […]
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HOMESCHOOLING MOTHER FREED FROM JAIL

VERMONT, Sept 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Karen Maple, a homeschooling mother in Vermont, who was jailed September 1 for failing to present her 15-year-old child to the courts to be taken into custody by the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, was released from jail this week since her bed in the jail was required for real criminals. Burlington, Vt.,  Judge Michael Kupersmith, who had jailed Mrs. Maple released her following a request from the state Department of Corrections, looking for room to incarcerate violent offenders. LifeSite reported two weeks ago that Maple’s child Trevor was labeled as “learning disabled”  […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Father Richard Welch, President of Human Life International, has condemned the Puerto Rico State Senate legislative bill 1936 that gives minors access to State reproductive health services, including the distribution of contraceptives without parental consent. He also rejected the sex education program that is administered by the State Education Department in Puerto Rico.  (EWTN News) US Presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan has suffered the loss of his communications director.  Bob Adams left Buchanan’s campaign upset over the staunch pro-lifer’s serious consideration of leaving the Republican Party.  (Fox News) An unborn baby underwent in-utero surgery to clear its windpipe and was born […]
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MISSOURI PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN VETO-PROOFED

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a major victory for pro-life forces in Missouri,  the state’s legislature passed a partial-birth abortion ban with a veto proof margin, thus thwarting the efforts of vehemently pro-abortion governor Mel Carnahan who promised to veto the bill. Frenzied lobbying of Senators by the governor failed to halt the two-thirds majority needed to veto proof the measure. The senate voted 27 to 7 while the House vote for the bill on Wednesday was 127 to 34. However, late Friday U.S. District Judge Scott O. Wright issued a 10 day order delaying the enforcement […]
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JUDGES RULE PROVINCE NEED NOT PAY FOR FERTILITY TREATMENT

HALIFAX, NS, Sept 16 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alexander Cameron and Cheryl Smith of Halifax sued the Nova Scotia government for failing to pay their bill of $40,000 on four unsuccessful in vitro fertilization treatments. On Tuesday, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal rejected the couple’s claim for the money but two of the three judges said that the couple are victims of discrimination by the province. The National Post quoted Justice David Chipman who accused the government of discrimination saying, “They are unequally treated because they are denied a medically recommended treatment appropriate for them. The fertile, on the other hand, […]
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PENNSYLVANIA BISHOPS CITE REASONS AGAINST COHABITATION

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Sept 16 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference published a document Wednesday calling unmarried couples to refrain from living together until marriage.  Catholic World News reports that the document, entitled “Living Together: Questions and Answers Regarding Cohabitation and the Church’s Moral Teaching,” explained the Church’s teaching on chastity and why it leads to a better marriage relationship. “The choice to live together outside a marriage is always wrong and sinful,” says the document. But remaining chaste will “strengthen your marriage, deepen your friendship, foster deeper intimacy and communion, build up your problem-solving and communications skills [and]  give your […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The government funded Family Planning Association in Britain has released a controversial mail-order catalogue selling sex toys with glossy colour ads. Shadow Health minister Alan Duncan described the “SexWare” catalogue, as “tawdry and wholly inappropriate”. Australian Senator Brian Harradine says Australian immigration officials bear some blame for their role in the deportation of a nine month pregnant Chinese woman who was deported despite warning she would be forced to abort. “We may have had a situation here that because the department has refused to rigidly assess its country information service, you’ve had a death on your hand in this women’s […]
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SHACKING UP: CHRETIENS REQUIREMENT FOR GOVERNOR GENERAL

OTTAWA, Sept 16 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien has chosen for his last two Governor-General appointments individuals who were living common-law rather than being married. The National Post reports today that both the current appointment for the Queen’s representative in Parliament, Adreienne Clarkson, and the former Romeo LeBlanc were selected for the role while in common law relationships. Just prior to their official appointments both got married. Critics argue the Prime Minister encouraged the marriages so as to make his selections look like good role models for society while he is not concerned at all about the ethics […]
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GERMAN BISHOPS CONSULT POPE ON ABORTION COUNSELLING

ROME, Sept 16 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the second time since May, German Catholic Church leaders were in consultation with Pope John Paul II this week over abortion counselling. German Cardinals Joachim Meisner of Cologne, Georg Maximilian Sterzinsky of Berlin, Friedrich Wetter of Munich and Archbishop Karl Lehmann were also in discussions with Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Catholic World News reports that after the consultation the Vatican indicated that it will soon issue new instructions to the German bishops regarding pre-abortion counseling.  German law requires that prior to obtaining an abortion women […]
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