INCOMING SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MAY BE PRO-ABORTION

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-lifers may have to hold their noses as Senate Republicans choose a replacement next month for Sen. Trent Lott. Bill Frist, the Tennessee doctor who is reportedly both frontrunner and the White House favourite for Majority Leader, supported the confirmation of Bill Clinton’s militantly pro-abortion surgeon general, David Satcher. In addition, Frist is major a shareholder in a for-profit chain of medical clinics founded by his father and brother that conducts abortions.  According to Tennessee Right to Life’s Sherry Holden, Sen. Frist told the organization he is pro-life. “He said he’s against abortion, period-no […]
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CORRECTION

U.S. SUPREME COURT ASKED OPINION OF U.S. GOV’T NOT ON SCHEIDLER CASE BUT ON ANOTHER CASE   On December 16 LifeSite reported incorrectly that the U.S. Supreme Court had sought the opinion of the U.S. government on the Scheidler vs. NOW case.  In fact, the court sought government opinion on the American Coalition of Life Activists v. Planned Parenthood case. See the corrected version of the LifeSite coverage at:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/dec/02121604.html
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SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RULES PROVINCIAL LAW CAN DEFINE SPOUSE AS MARRIED ONLY

OTTAWA, December 19, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a case watched closely by pro-family groups, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that the province of Nova Scotia is not acting unconstitutionally when it discriminates between married couples and common-law couples.  In the case, the Nova Scotia Matrimonial Property Act (MPA) was unsuccessfully argued to be violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms for failing to include common-law couples within the definition of “spouse”.  The majority ruling noted that “The exclusion from the MPA of unmarried cohabiting persons of the opposite sex is not discriminatory within the meaning of s. 15(1) […]
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HEALTH WEBSITES FORCED TO COME CLEAN ABOUT CONDOMS, ABORTION

WASHINGTON, December 19, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Under pressure from the Bush Administration to post more honest information about sexually transmitted diseases on their website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been obliged to change a fact sheet promoting condoms as “highly effective” in preventing HIV and other diseases.  The CDC site was changed to say that “refraining from sex” is the “best way to prevent transmission” of disease. This should be common sense but for some reason Democrats in Congress are up in arms. The old version added, “But for those who have sexual intercourse, latex condoms […]
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STUDY FINDS EVIDENCE OF IVF LINK TO BIRTH DEFECTS

CHICAGO, December 19, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Proponents of in vitro fertilization (IVF) maintain that there is no higher risk of birth defects among test tube babies. The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies, for example, says IVF does not produce higher-than-normal defects. But now, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) website says a study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found the opposite.  In a registry of 65 children with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS, “characterized by, among other features, an enlarged tongue and a predisposition for rare cancers”), three cases (5%) were IVF children. But in the general […]
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DR. JACK WILLKE – PRE-EMINENT INTERNATIONAL PRO-LIFE SPOKESMAN

LIFESITE, December 19, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Jack Willke is one of the world’s pre-eminent pro-life spokesmen. As the former president of U.S. National Right to Life, current president of the Life Issues Institute and founder and president of International Right to Life he has a deep understanding of the worldwide anti-life movement. His amazing talks during the October Toronto International Forum were stunningly informative. Dr. Willke competently tells it like it is. He told LifeSite that at his age he no longer cares what people think about him. He feels compelled to tell the truth about all that he […]
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MORE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES REMOVE OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL FROM WEBSITES

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Since LifeSite’s publication of the names of several Catholic universities which provide links to Planned Parenthood clinics which therefore encouraged their students to use the pro-abortion facilities, a few of the universities have removed the offensive materials from their websites. Georgetown University has removed a website on “sexual health & safety” which had encouraged the use of sexual aids including “dental dams” and “latex gloves” for “safer sex”. Beyond linking to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, it also suggested the use of the abortifacient morning after pill in case of rape. However, a visit […]
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