NIECE’S TRIBUTE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

BOSTON, Jan 18 (LifeSiteNews) – Alveda King, the niece of slain Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  honoured her uncle’s memory Sunday speaking at the 27th Annual Interfaith Assembly for Life,  a pro-life project of the Massachusetts Citizens For Life.  The anniversary of King’s death was celebrated Saturday. Alveda, whose father was killed a year after her uncle, is often criticized by those who attempt to hijack her uncle’s memory for causes he would disdain.  ‘‘Dr. King came from a family of faith and he would have supported life,’’ said Alveda.  A pro-life, pro-family woman who supports school vouchers, King answers […]
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Canada’s laws against child pornography face a real threat of being nullified at the Supreme Court in the case beginning today since legislators at the time of the law’s passage did not understand the dangerous permissiveness of the Charter of Rights.    Planned Parenthood of New York has launched a new institute to promote abortion.  The Othmer Institute, according to PPNY “promotes the advancement of reproductive freedom and healthy sexuality through innovative programs and ideas.” The group plans abortion promoting monthly   ads in the New York Times.  The British Department of Health consultation document proposes to restrict spanking by […]
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In San Juan, the Puerto Rican Pro-Life movement is doing a massive “March for Life” which is hoped to end abortion in the country after 27 years. Hopes are running high since the pro-  life efforts have led to the closure of all but 7 of the 43 abortion centres that existed in 1981.  Freedom Airways has billed itself as the world’s first gay-friendly airline and will use the homosexualist rainbow flag as its insignia. Open homosexual displays of affection will be permitted on the UK airline.
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

The Conservative News Service reported Friday that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta has withdrawn an invitation asking Representative John Lewis (D-GA) to speak on Saturday in honor of the Martin Luther King Junior holiday since Lewis is pro-abortion.  Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia sent letters to federal lawmakers and the National Institutes for Health asking them not to approve guidelines that would legalize embryo stem cell research. The deadline for Congress to intervene with the guidelines is January 31. “These guidelines disregard the sanctity of life by sanctioning the killing of unborn human embryos to obtain stem cells […]
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US SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR ABORTION CASE

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (LifeSiteNews) – On Friday the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving a partial-birth abortion ban in Nebraska. A federal appeals court had earlier declared the law unconstitutional, as it has in most of the 30 states which have enacted similar legislation. The decision is long awaited in the country where a federal ban passed Congress more than once but was vetoed by President Clinton each time. Nebraska’s Attorney General Don Stenberg asked in his appeal to the Supreme Court for a ban on partial birth abortions and for states to be given the freedom […]
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PRO-LIFE, PRO-FAMILY NATURE OF CHILE THREATENED

SANTIAGO, Jan 17 (LifeSiteNews) – Yesterday Chileans elected the socialist contender for president of the country over a conservative contender. Catholic World News noted last week the contrast between the two leaders on life issues. The conservative, Joaquin Lavin, held an overt pro-life stance and agreed to approve the congressionally passed “Day of the Unborn Child” as an official proclamation for March 25 on his “first day in office.” Ricardo Lagos,  the socialist, now president, on the other hand, refused to give such assurances, saying, “I will not make any electoral promise. I will make a decision when I am […]
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POPE URGES AGAINST EQUATING HOMOSEXUALITY AND MARRIAGE

VATICAN CITY, Jan 17 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic News Service reported that a regional government decision affecting the city of Rome which grants homosexual partners and other cohabiters some of the same rights as married couples was condemned by the pope. On Thursday, during a meeting with civil authorities, he said: “I ask authorities to avoid any initiative which could favor or guarantee legal equality between the family and other forms of living together.” “A natural society is founded on matrimony,” he observed. Some of the pope’s statements are available here.
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US SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR HOMOSEXUAL SCOUTS CASE

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (LifeSiteNews) – On Friday the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving the dismissal of a homosexual activist from his position as a Boy Scout leader once his homosexual advocacy was discovered. Last summer the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts policy forbidding avowed homosexuals from membership and leadership violated state discrimination laws. The case, the Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale, is scheduled to be heard in April with a decision expected by July. For more see the Conservative News Service.
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$200,000 GAY STUDY ASSESSED AS WORTHLESS

OTTAWA, Jan 14 (LifeSiteNews) – The controversial survey of gays and lesbians to be conducted by Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE) was funded with over $200,000 despite its assessment as worthless by Health Canada’s research branch. The National Post has obtained internal government documents that indicate that the EGALE study was rated a “zero” and refused consideration for funding “until serious ethical and other concerns” had been addressed. The documents cite concerns over failure to ensure “participant confidentiality and anonymity”. They also objected to disproportionately large payments for consultants.  Nevertheless, the Justice Department and the so-called “Status of […]
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BILLION DOLLAR KYOTO NEGOTIATIONS KEPT SECRET FROM CANADIANS

OTTAWA, Jan 14 (LifeSiteNews) – A recent report put out by the UN on the Kyoto agreement on climate change threatens Canada with a massive bill, far out of proportion to anything first imagined, Southam News reported yesterday. Even prior to this report, put together by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “the Kyoto target was expected to present ‘the most profound economic challenge’ since the Second World War, according to a recent briefing document presented to the Liberal cabinet,” noted the National Post. Under the Kyoto agreement Canada pledged to reduce its emissions of “greenhouse gases” by 2008-2012 […]
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