FIVE RELIGIONS JOIN TO CONDEMN ATTEMPT TO LEGALIZE ABORTION IN INDONESIA

JAKARTA, January 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Buddhist, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu and Protestant religious leaders issued a joint statement to condemn abortion and a government move to liberalize the abortion legislation.  The declaration, signed by leaders of the five religions – which comprise all the officially recognized religions in the country – states, “We agree to firmly refuse abortion and efforts to legalize it and urge all components of society to preserve life from conception.” The Union of Catholic Asian News reports that the statement was presented Jan. 22 at a press conference after the religious officials met at Jakarta’s Istiqlal […]
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JUDITH REISMAN WARNS 2003 MAY SIGNAL HOLLYWOOD’S COMING OUT IN SUPPORT OF PEDOPHILE RIGHTS Warning:  article includes some offensive language https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30789   INTERNET CONSIDERED MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4041-2003Jan30.html
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OTTAWA ILLEGALLY CHANNELED MONEY TO BAIL OUT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

OTTAWA, January 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite financial mismanagement and cost overruns that have been compared to the discredited Registry of All Firearms, the federal government has been funneling money into the politically-charged Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) without the approval of Parliament.  Several Liberal and opposition MPs in the Public Accounts Committee, examining the breach of spending rules, went as far as to question the body’s continued relevance.  “The [CHRC] is broken,” said John Bryden, a Liberal backbencher and author of books on government waste. “It needs to be fixed and the government is reluctant to take action. … […]
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FORMER DEAN OF STUDIES AT TORONTO SEMINARY BUILDING RETIREMENT HOME FOR GAYS AND LESBIANS

TORONTO, January 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Toronto Star reports today that   Fr. Gordon Davies, former dean of studies at St. Augustine Seminary who left his position and the priesthood two years ago, is now attempting to develop a retirement home for gays and lesbians in Toronto.  Sources told LifeSite that Fr. Davies’ departure from the Catholic seminary and his abandonment of his University of Toronto teaching position with tenure was very strange and unexpected. The Toronto Star seemed to relish its interview with the former priest. The very liberal Star has for many years been a frequent critic […]
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ONE OPPOSITION PARTY SIGNALS SUPPORT FOR STEM CELL BILL AS DEBATE CONTINUES

OTTAWA, January 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The BQ Party signaled their support for Bill C-13 yesterday, the assisted reproduction legislation currently being debated in the House of Commons.  Réal Ménard said “With the sense of responsibility that has always characterized our party, we will vote in favour of Bill C-13” saying the bill’s claim to ban cloning was his motivation. Speaking on the bill, Liberal MP Paul Szabo, called for the regulation of the practice of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Mr. Szabo quoted a recent report by Dr. Françoise Baylis in the Health Law Review which “says that there are […]
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UNETHICAL FETAL TISSUE EXPERIMENTS CONTINUE

LONDON, January 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite at least two previous experiments that resulted in permanently debilitating many of the human subjects involved, medical researchers are celebrating the early results of new fetal tissue transplants. Fetal eye tissues (reports seldom mention they are from aborted babies) “seem to have improved the vision of two out of four people with a degenerative eye disease,” the New Scientist reports. However, the magazine adds, “It is too early to be sure the improvements are real and lasting…” Indeed, the results are so early that the New Scientist admits it is “also difficult to […]
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BELGIUM APPROVES MARRIAGE RIGHTS FOR HOMOSEXUALS

BRUSSELS, January 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This week Belgium became only the second country in the world, after the Netherlands, to officially grant marriage rights to homosexual partnerships. Other countries, such as Denmark, Hungary, France and Portugal, recognize same-sex partnerships as marriages in all but name.  Belgium’s lower House of Representatives endorsed full recognition by 91 votes to 22, with 9 abstentions, but stopped short of allowing same-sex couples to adopt children as in the Netherlands, where the practice is now common.  The size of the Belgian majority “makes it clear that any enduring and loving relationship is appreciated in […]
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