HOMOSEXUALS SEEK TO “HELP KIDS ESCAPE RELIGIOUS PARENTS”

TORONTO, Apr 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “If parents alone are allowed to determine how their children learn about homosexuality, some of those children will end up dead and plenty others will be miserable.” So says David Walberg, publisher of Xtra!, Canada’s leading homosexual newspaper (April 20). Against established research, Walberg assumes homosexuality is an in-born trait and thus even young children desire homosexual sex. Walberg attacks “religious fundamentalist parents,” saying “they are particularly unqualified to raise their gay kids.” Walberg fears that parents, “our brainwashers and master manipulators,” might not encourage their children to explore “the possibilities of their own sexualities.” […]
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CATHOLIC DIOCESE TO EDUCATE ON ABORTION-BREAST CANCER LINK

FARGO, ND, Apr 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Diocese of Fargo North Dakota has embarked on a newspaper, billboard and parish bulletin ad campaign to educate women about the abortion-breast cancer link. The ads contain the web address and the toll free number for the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, an international women’s organization whose purpose is to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer. An April 23 press release from the diocese indicates that this ad campaign coincides with a lawsuit against a Fargo […]
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HOSPITAL VIGILS BY PRO-LIFE YOUTH MEET WITH PROTEST

TORONTO, Apr 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prayerful candlelight youth vigils outside abortion-performing hospitals across the country met with rowdy opposition from abortion supporters. Reports on the vigils, organized by Campaign Life Coalition Youth (CLCY), noted that the pro-life presence numbered up to fifty in some locations. They took place on April 18, from 8-9pm. In each of the communities local CLCY members organized the vigils. CLCY National Director Tanya Granic informed LifeSite that reports on vigils from Ontario to BC indicated many successes but also hostile actions by abortion activists who had staged counter demonstrations after hearing about the events. In […]
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MARRIAGE UNDER ATTACK BY NOVA SCOTIA COURTS

HALIFAX, Apr 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruled that the province’s Matrimonial Property Act, which defines a “spouse” as a married person, violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms since it does not include unmarried partners. The case was initiated by a Susan Walsh who lived with her boyfriend Wayne Bona about ten years and bore two children with him. The National Post reports that the three-judge panel did not as yet redefine “spouse”, but has suspended its decision for a year, pressuring the province to provide marriage benefits to unmarried couples. Justice Edward […]
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US SUPREME COURT LEANING IN FAVOUR OF PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION

WASHINGTON, Apr 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday the US Supreme Court began hearings in the case of Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion law, a law which President Clinton has asked the court to strike down. Nebraska Attorney General Don Stenberg presented his case saying that “the state’s interest here is drawing a bright line between abortion and infanticide.” The law is being fought by abortionist LeRoy Carhart. Reports indicate that six out of the nine justices are questioning the constitutionality of the law. However, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas, will likely vote in favor of the […]
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VERMONT APPROVES HOMOSEXUAL ‘CIVIL UNIONS’

MONTPELIER, VT, Apr 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday the Vermont legislature voted 79-68 to approve homosexual ‘civil unions’ giving practicing homosexuals all the rights and privileges of married couples except the term “marriage.” Governor Dean Howard has said he would sign the bill, which was mandated by a state Supreme Court decision. The law is all the more controversial since it specifically did not include residency requirements, thus enabling homosexual couples from other states to obtain Vermont civil union licenses and then sue for benefits in their own states. Original source: The Washington Times
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US CONGRESS BLOCKS FAMILY PLANNING FUNDS

WASHINGTON, Apr 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Special to LifeSite by Scott Weinberg of PRI During April 11 US congressional hearings, abortion supportive Democrats contended that an increase in USAID (United States Agency for International Development) foreign family planning spending was needed to reduce abortion rates in the developing world. They called the Mexico City Policy, which prevents US funds from going to foreign NGOs that lobby for or perform abortion, a “gag rule” opposed to freedom of speech provisions. The group sought a $170 million increase in foreign “family planning” funds. However, the initiative was blocked by pro-life Republicans who used […]
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U OF T PROF DAMANDS THAT MALAWI DECRIMINALIZE ABORTION

TORONTO, Apr 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bernard M. Dickens, a professor in the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, has written the Malawian consulate to urge the country to decriminalize abortion in the case of rape. In his April 18 letter Dickens, who is legal articles editor of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, says he is “shocked and dismayed” at the country’s pro-life policy which maintains that babies in the womb have the right-to-life even if conceived in rape. Reacting to the prosecution of a woman who […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The Report newsmagazine reported Monday that Reform B.C. leader Bill Vander Zalm has condemned the province’s plans on morning-after pills. “The Ministry of Health and the College of Pharmacists of B.C. have taken leave of their senses,” he says. “By what moral authority are they prepared to give these pills to underage children without a proper medical diagnosis by a doctor, or without the child’s parents being notified for permission?” The former premier threatens to help launch a class-action suit again the college and the ministry should “even one B.C. child be harmed by the use of this pill.” (Pro-Life […]
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NEW ZEALAND BISHOPS CONTRADICT POPE ON HOMOSEXUAL UNIONS

WELLINGTON, NZ, April 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference (NZCBC) has caused scandal in the Catholic world by directly contradicting Pope John Paul II on homosexual unions. The NZ Catholic, the country’s Catholic newspaper, reported Sunday that the 10 members of the NZCBC submitted a report to the NZ Ministry of Justice supporting a system of registration for practicing homosexual couples. The system would “give same-sex couples access to certain legal rights and benefits available to married couples,” according to the Catholic paper. While the bishops oppose the right for such couples to adopt or use reproductive […]
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