CONTRACEPTION/BREAST CANCER LINK FOUND IN CERTAIN CASES

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study has found that women who used the contraceptive pill at a young age, or before 1975, when hormone doses were at more dangerous levels, face a higher risk of breast cancer if they are genetically predisposed.  A study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, based on a study of more than 2,600 women in 11 countries, found that women with the BRCA1 gene mutation who took oral contraceptives 25 years ago faced an increased lifetime risk of breast cancer by 33 percent to 42 percent when compared with carriers […]
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JEWISH ‘DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS’ REVIVES ABORTION-DISCOURAGING COUNCIL

JERUSALEM, December 4, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite controversy, the government-funded Israel Council for Demography was revived after being dormant for five years.  The council discourages Jewish abortions and intermarriage and encourages Jews to have more children with incentives such as housing benefits and other grants.  The recognition that an official abortion-discouraging council is needed is due to a ‘demographic crisis’ made public by a study released Tuesday showing the Jewish population outside Israel is declining at an alarming rate.  According to figures from the Jewish Agency’s Institute for Jewish People Policy Planning, there are now some 12.9 million Jews down […]
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLAIMS CHRIST WAS FOR ‘CHOICE’

NEW YORK, December 4, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Once again, Planned Parenthood is displaying its true colors for all to see, publishing outright blasphemy just weeks before the Christian world celebrates the birth of Christ the Savior,” said Ed Szymkowiak, national director of STOPP International (a project of American Life League). “Planned Parenthood has publicly indicated its religion is ‘choice,’ and its sacrament is abortion.” In a letter to Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News Channel program, Planned Parenthood speaks of the “sacredness of choice,” and in another letter it proclaims that “Jesus was for…choice on earth.” Szymkowiak said, “It is clear that […]
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GERMANY DONATES TO UNICEF-RUN ABORTION PROGRAM

KABUL, December 4, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported December 1 that Germany has given the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) $493,000 to fund the “Safe Motherhood Initiative” in Afghanistan. Notably, the Safe Motherhood project includes the pro-abortion groups International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). A list of “Essential Services” under the 'Safe Motherhood' program includes abortion. On the project's website a list of seven essential services includes: “Management of abortion complications, postabortion care and, where abortion is not against the law, safe services for the termination of pregnancy.”
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UK PRO-LIFER CHALLENGES LEGALITY OF ‘DESIGNER BABIES’ IN HIGH COURT

LONDON, December 4, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Josephine Quintavalle, a veteran pro-life activist in the UK, is challenging the power of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to issue licences permitting in vitro babies to be created and screened for use in stem cell treatments of already-born siblings.  The case which began yesterday is expected to be completed tomorrow.  The case was prompted by a decision of the HFEA last February which gave a clinic permission to screen embryos created by a couple that wanted to use the umbilical cord blood of a selected embryo after implantation. The purpose was […]
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PRIEST WHO MARCHED FOR ‘GAY PRIDE’ IS REMOVED FROM HIS PARISH

SANT’ANGELO A SCALA, Italy, December 3, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A dissident Catholic priest who defied repeated requests to not join the July 2000 ‘gay pride’ parade in Rome has been removed from his small parish in southern Italy by his local bishop, two years later.  Fr. Vitaliano Della Sala, 39, says he will appeal to the Vatican. He says his removal by his bishop, Abbot Tarcisio Nazzaro, who presides from Montevergine Abbey near Beneveneto, “seems unfair,” adding, “A priest must defend the rights of those who are trampled upon.” At the time of the parade, which was mounted by homosexual […]
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