OTTAWA, Feb 9 (LifeSiteNews) – The Toronto Star reported yesterday that the Liberal government is set to introduce an omnibus bill Thursday or Friday which would alter more than 60 federal statutes to grant legal equality between married spouses and homosexual couples. While the terminology of “spouse” and “marriage” will be retained for heterosexual unions, the relationships would be treated as on par with regard to pensions, income tax, immigration, and other matters. LifeSite has learned that a cabinet meeting was held yesterday on the subject and a Liberal Caucus briefing meeting on the issue of “Modernizing Benefits and Obligations” […]
New Jersey abortionist Steven Brigham has begun a 120-day jail sentence in Albany, N.Y., on a tax conviction. He also must make $8,188 restitution to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finances. Cardinal Bernard Law, Archbishop of Boston, was quoted by Church News yesterday as saying “to believe in the Gospel of Life is to do all within our power to champion the right of life for every human being.”“The option of abortion is never an option, because it goes against the fundamental right to life of an innocent child,” he said and ended saying that “we can […]
WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (LifeSiteNews) – The third annual National Week of Chastity starts next week, February 13-19, amid growing interest and participation. The number of supporting organizations has jumped from 50 to 100 over the last year and continues to grow. Supporting organizations include American Life League, the Challenge Task Force on Chastity, Project Reality and Teen Aid. “Finally, people are starting to clearly understand the direct connection between abortion, disease, heartbreak, divorce and many other side effects resulting from unchaste living,” said National Week of Chastity Coordinator Cathy Brown. “Chastity obviously prevents out-of-wedlock pregnancy and the possibility of disease […]
The New York Times reported that France has begun handing out morning after abortifacient pills in schools. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) appointed Miss Universe, Mpule Kwelagobe, its Goodwill Ambassador for Botswana yesterday. UNFPA ambassadors usually use their fame to target youth for “reproductive health” which includes sex education, contraception and abortion.
LONDON, Feb 9 (LifeSiteNews) – In a major victory for pro-family forces in Britain Monday, the House of Lords rejected (210 to 165) government legislation that would have repealed a law banning the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Section 28 assures that local authorities “shall not promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”. The opposition to the repeal of Section 28 was lead by Catholic Cardinal Thomas Winning of Scotland and supported by leading Church of England bishops and Dr. Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi, financial support for the pro-family […]
DALLAS, Feb 9 (LifeSiteNews) – As was predicted, the legal abuse heaped on pro-lifers by successful lawsuits launched by abortionists and their supporters against peaceful pro-life protesters are being used against other forms of protest. The Dallas Observer reports that two furriers have launched lawsuits against the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade accusing the group of violating the federal anti-racketeering law, known as RICO. In 1998, the National Organization for Women was successful in a lawsuit under the RICO act, which bankrupted many leaders of the US pro-life movement. Two weeks ago, Macy’s filed suit against the Dallas-based Coalition […]
DETROIT, Feb 8 (LifeSiteNews) – The auxiliary bishop of Detroit, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, whose stance on homosexuality is seen by many as contrary to that of the Vatican, is supporting a city ordinance that may land the church in court on charges of “discrimination.” Bishop Gumbleton held a rally Sunday at St. James Church in Ferndale in support of the measure which would ban discrimination against homosexuals regarding employment, housing, public accommodations, and public services. Catholic World News reported yesterday that the measure does not allow for exemptions for religious organizations. “If passed violators, including churches that refuse to hire […]
VATICAN CITY, Feb 8 (LifeSiteNews) – Speaking on Sunday, the Italian national pro-life day, Pope John Paul II addressed a large crowd in St. Peter’s Square. The pope noted “the worrisome demographic decline registered in recent years” and called for a “renewal in Italian society.”“Above all it is up to married couples to re-establish a culture of love and life, rediscovering the mission of parenthood assumed on their wedding day.” For the full address by the pope see Zenit News.
In an interview with the Associated Press and covered in the Washington Times, US first lady Hillary Clinton said voting for a judicial nominee with pro-life views would be unthinkable. “I can’t imagine I would vote to confirm such a nominee,” she said. A ban on partial-birth abortions passed the Kansas House by a margin large enough to withstand a promised veto by Gov. Bill Graves. The bill is headed for the Senate. A Colorado bill that required informed consent for women prior to getting abortions was rejected Thursday by a state Senate committee. The bill included a 24-hour waiting […]