PEDOPHILIA OFFENSIVE TERM FOR TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PROF

PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Julia A. Ericksen, Associate Professor of Sociology at Temple University points out in a recent article in the May/June issue of Society magazine that she prefers to “always use the term child-adult sex for sexual encounters involving both adults and children.” In “Sexual Liberation’s Last Frontier” she complains about the use of “emotionally laden terms like ‘pedophilia’ or ‘child sexual abuse’” and finds fault with researchers who use these terms since “most of their research attempts to measure the harm brought about by such activity.” Much better, she suggests, are researchers who “question the […]
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PRO-LIFE GROUP OPENS SHOP NEXT TO MORGENTALER ABORTUARY

FREDERICTON, NB, June 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life group is buying the property next to the Morgentaler abortuary in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The group will operate a center called the Mother and Child Welcome House. Its founder, Peter Ryan, told a news conference today that the center will offer pregnant mothers another choice beside abortion, and help women recover from past abortions. “Most women who have abortions feel they have no choice due to fear and social pressure, including pressure by their male partners,” said Ryan. By offering peer counseling and various forms of social assistance, the pro-life center hopes […]
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BISHOP EXPLAINS LIMITS OF CCCB ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH OF WOMEN

TORONTO, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Nicola De Angelis, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto and Spiritual Advisor for the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) of Ontario, has issued a letter on the March of Women. It clarifies the endorsement of the March by the executive of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) pointing out that “the CCCB Executive and the Conferences of Bishops, as stated in Canon Law, are purely administrative bodies. They have no canonical power to issue decrees on any matters related to faith and morals. Indeed theirs was a personal statement which was not meant […]
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DAY SUPPORT INCREASES DRAMATICALLY – ATTACKS CONTINUE

TORONTO, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Post reports today that Stockwell Day has won key endorsements from senior Ontario Cabinet minister Bob Runciman, a former leader of the provincial Tories and support from two key fundraisers of Mike Harris’s Tory government. Mr. Day also won backing from a number of former senior advisors to Tom Long in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. He has previously received the support of several high profile Tories across Canada who were Long supporters. Preston Manning has been criticizing Day for not being a coalition builder. However, as Lorne Gunter points out in today’s […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

A federal judge in San Francisco has deemed the “Truth in Love” ads (an advertising campaign sponsored by several Christian groups, which tells homosexuals that they can change their lifestyles and find hope in Jesus) to be ‘hate speech’. The city of San Francisco concluded the ads contributed to “horrible crimes committed against gays and lesbians,” and city officials asked local TV stations not to run them.  Senate candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday proudly proclaimed herself pro-abortion saying if elected, she would not vote (in the Senate) to confirm any nominee for the Supreme Court who did not support […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Canada’s Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is quietly pressing Health Canada to make the morning-after pill available without a doctor’s prescription. The society wants the federal government to take the rare step of allowing the drug to be sold over the counter without a pharmaceutical company first applying for permission. See the National Post June 23, 2000 The Vancouver Sun reports that a British Columbia company has designed, built and sold the world’s first device to measure the brain signals of unborn children. Ultimately, the device could help doctors detect and treat conditions that might otherwise lead to mental retardation […]
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US SUPREME COURT FORCES PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION TO CONTINUE

WASHINGTON, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court today struck down Nebraska’s law banning the gruesome practice of partial-birth abortion. The 5-4 ruling will likely seriously effect the application of similar bans that are in place in Nebraska and 29 other states. Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the four dissenting justices, wrote a scathing dissent. He stated that “The notion that the Constitution of the United States, designed, among other things, ‘to establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, . . . and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,’ prohibits the States from simply banning this visibly […]
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US SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS BOY SCOUT BAN ON GAY LEADERS

WASHINGTON, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that the Boy Scouts of America have the right to bar practicing homosexuals from leadership positions. Writing for the decision, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist wrote the opinion of the majority stating that although “it appears that homosexuality has gained greater societal acceptance”. . . this is scarcely an argument for denying First Amendment protection to those who refuse to accept those views.” He said, “The First Amendment protects expression, be it of the popular variety or not.”
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US BISHOPS DENOUNCE DATABASE ON PRO-LIFERS

WASHINGTON, June 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US National Conference of Catholic Bishops has condemned the use of a secret Justice Department criminal database to track and monitor peaceful and law abiding pro-life organizations. The database includes information on whether such groups have political clout or are opposed to Clinton administration policies on health care, homosexuals and abortion. Insight magazine, which discovered that a secret government database called VAAPCON contained information on the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, reports that a NCCB spokesman said: “If such a database does exist, the attorney general and the FBI have some explaining to do.” […]
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DAY INCREDULOUS AT DIVISIVE ATTACKS FROM MANNING CAMP DAY

TORONTO, June 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Shocked at a stunning loss in the first round of the Canadian Alliance leadership contest, Preston Manning’s camp has gone on attack mode against Stockwell Day. Manning’s top advisors Rick Anderson and Nancy Branscombe both hurled personal remarks at Day, characterizing him as a “disaster” and having “baggage” for his social conservatism on life and family issues. Surprisingly, even Preston Manning himself entered the fray saying, “Who can hold the Alliance together and expand it? Who is the builder of alliances? I am a person who can get people together rather than polarize them … […]
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