DENVER ARCHBISHOP GIVES BLUNT INSTRUCTIONS TO CATHOLIC VOTERS

DENVER, Oct 23, 02 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com)—In an unusually clear and forthright statement of Catholic political responsibilities, Denver’s Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM Cap, has urged Colorado voters to judge political candidates by their stand on legislation regarding abortion.  In a column published October 23 in his archdiocesan newspaper. Archbishop Chaput writes: “Catholics have a very clear, very specific piece of pending federal legislation by which we can measure every Congressional candidate.” He explains that the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA), which would “protect the conscience rights of Catholics and other health-care providers,” is an essential measure, protecting the freedom of conscience.  “Any candidate—Republican […]
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VICTORY FOR PRO-LIFE NURSE REFUSING TO DISPENSE MORNING AFTER PILL

NEW ORLEANS, October 29, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has agreed to stop discriminating against a public health nurse from New Orleans who was threatened with termination for refusing to dispense pregnancy-ending medication. The move comes less than one week after the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a pro-life law firm, filed formal complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights contending that Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals is discriminating against the nurse because of her religious beliefs.  Cynthia Day of Marrero, Louisiana who is […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

DEMOCRATS REFUSE BISHOP’S DEMAND TO REMOVE ANTI-CATHOLIC LINK FROM WEBSITE https://www.newsmax.com/archive/print.shtml?a=2002/10/26/124101 QUOTE OF THE WEEK BY DENVER ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT “I think one of the worst moments in recent political history was when John F. Kennedy promised a Texas audience that he’d keep his Catholic faith out of his public service. I think all Americans—not just Catholics—have been paying for that mistake for 40 years.”
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ABORTION NOTED AS INCREASING DEPRESSION IN DEPRESSION AWARENESS MONTH

SPRINGFIELD, IL, October 29, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mental health officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have designated October as National Depression Awareness and Education Month. The Elliot Institute, an organization that deals with the effects of abortion is taking the opportunity to draw attention to three studies published this year linking abortion to higher rates of clinical depression and suicide.  The first of the three, published in the prestigious British Medical Journal (2002; 24:151-2), examined a national survey of American women whose first pregnancies were unintended. Examining depression scores an average of eight years after the […]
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IPPF SAYS UN CHILD RIGHTS TREATY ENDORSES ABORTION FOR CHILDREN

UNITED NATIONS, October 29, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com/C-fam.org) – International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has started distributing a brochure to inform children that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has established for them an international right to abortion. A summary of the brochure by the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute notes that both the CRC’s recognition of a child’s right to life as well as a child’s right to health can be interpreted to mean that children should have access to abortion. For example, the CRC’s broad right to health includes the right to “visit a […]
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CANADIANS UNEASY ABOUT ABORTION FUNDING AND LACK OF FOETAL RIGHTS

OTTAWA, October 29, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Only 23% of Canadians want all abortions to be publicly funded, and only 30% would deny legal protection to unborn children, according to a new Léger poll.  51% of 1500 Canadians polled said that abortion should only be tax-funded in medical emergencies such as a threat to the mother’s life, or in the case of rape or incest. Another 15% said that paying for abortion should be a private responsibility. The results had a 1.8% margin of error.  The poll was commissioned by LifeCanada, representing the educational branch of the pro-life movement in Canada.  […]
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FIRST U.S. JURY TO DECIDE IF FIRST TRIMESTER ABORTION TERMINATES LIFE

RANDOLPH, N.J., October 29, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New Jersey Appellate Court issued an opinion today which clears the way for a trial which requires a jury to determine if a first trimester abortion terminates the life of a living human being.  In reversing the decision of the trial court, the case is historical because it marks the first time that a jury, at the direction of a court anywhere in the nation, will answer the question left open by the United States Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade: when does the life a human being begin? The trial in […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

AUTOMAKER CHEVROLET CRITICIZED FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN EVENT “Chevrolet Presents: Come Together and Worship” presentation, which debuts next Friday in Atlanta with famed Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith.  SPUC MARKS 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEGAL ABORTION IN BRITAIN The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children in the UK reports that last Sunday (27 October) marked the 35th anniversary of the passing of Britain’s Abortion Act. Since the Act came into effect on 27 April 1968, nearly 6,000,000 unborn children have been killed under its terms. Despite assurances by the original supporters of the bill in parliament that it would not […]
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