HOLLYWOOD LEGEND COMES OUT—AS A CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN

ARLINGTON, February 3, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Jane Russell, the 1940s and ‘50s Hollywood movie star and pin-up girl, now aged 81, told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Arlington, Va. this weekend that she is a self-confessed “mean-spirited, narrow-minded, right-wing Christian bigot.”  Speaking on a panel called “Hollywood Needs Adult Supervision,” Russell, who played the brunette in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” with Marilyn Monroe, said she is tired of conservative Christians being labeled as intolerant when they stand up for their beliefs, says a report from CNSNews.  “I have always been a Republican,” she told the assembled activists, “and when […]
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MOSHER WARNS SOME U.S. AIDS FUNDING MAY BE MISDIRECTED INTO ABORTION

FRONT ROYAL, February 3, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Population Research Institute president Dr. Steven Mosher is raising the alarm that some of President Bush’s $10 billion foreign-assistance program to combat the AIDS epidemic in Africa could be channeled by pro-abortion bureaucrats into abortion-related programs.  “While a key part of this AIDS package would consist of basic aid, and even the promotion of abstinence,” Mosher writes in the Jan. 31 PRI Weekly Briefing, “what was not mentioned is that condoms are also a key part of this plan, and that many groups that provide or promote abortions would be responsible for implementing […]
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MISCONDUCT CHARGES AGAINST ANTI-CONTRACEPTION CHRISTIAN DOCTOR DROPPED

TORONTO, February 3, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Stephen Dawson, the Barrie Ontario family doctor who was in danger of losing his medical licence over his refusal to prescribe the birth control pill to unmarried women, has had charges of misconduct leveled against him dropped.  Dawson, a Christian, believed giving contraception to unmarried women encouraged promiscuity.  After threatening him with the possibility of removal of his licence for nearly a year, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario withdrew charges of professional misconduct against Dawson after reaching an agreement.  The Toronto Star reported that under the agreement Dawson must advise […]
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ONTARIO GOV’T INVESTIGATES MONIES GIVEN TO PRO-EUTHANASIA GROUP

TORONTO, February 3, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Less than one week after LifeSiteNews.com broke the story on the Trillium Foundation, an Ontario government agency, funding the pro-euthanasia group Dying with Dignity (DWD). The Foundation has launched an investigation into the matter.  LifeSite reported last Tuesday that the grant from Trillium to DWD was in the amount of $177,800 over three years to create a pilot counselling program in Toronto. Kathy St. John, executive director of Dying With Dignity, denied that her group would use the money to counsel suicide, claiming even that “We absolutely do not counsel, aid or abet assisted […]
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POPE SPEAKS AGAINST IN VITRO FERTILIATION ON ITALY’S ‘DAY OF LIFE’

VATICAN, February 3, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking yesterday, on Italy’s ‘Day of Life’, Pope John Paul II addressed a crowd assembled for his Angelus prayer saying “One cannot bargain with life”. In an obvious reference to in vitro fertilization, the Pope spoke of “modern technologies” exploiting and profiting from “human desires that are good in themselves, such as that of wanting to become a mother and father” by acting illicitly “to induce someone to have a child ‘at all costs’”.  The Pope cautioned that “In reality, human life can never become an ‘object’: from conception to natural death, the human […]
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