LUNCH WITH PRO-ABORTION POLITICIAN RAISES $3750 FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL

DETROIT, February 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over the objections of Catholics who have been outraged over Mercy High School’s inclusion of pro-abortion Governor Jennifer Granholm in their annual fundraiser, the auction of a lunch with the governor took place this weekend.  The lunch with Granholm brought $3,750 for the Farmington Hills Catholic girls school and a chance for two of its students to dine with the governor.  Earlier the school had withdrawn the controversial auction prize responding to concerns from Catholics, including concerns from the office of Detroit’s Cardinal Adam Maida.  However, the school later flip-flopped on the decision.  Detroit […]
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ALL PRIVATE MEMBERS MOTIONS NOW VOTABLE IN CANADA

OTTAWA, February 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)  All political parties in the House of Commons agreed yesterday to make all Private Members’ Business subject to a vote, on a trial basis.  The Canadian Alliance Party which led the charge on the switch said the change “represents a big step forward for democracy.”  On a trial basis, all Private Members’ Business (bills or motions) will begin the process as votable items, and only in certain circumstances will some items be deemed non-votable by a sub-committee on Private Members’ Business.  Any Member who has an item deemed non-votable by the sub-committee can appeal to […]
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UK GOVERNMENT SHOCKINGLY RECOMMENDS ORAL SEX FOR UNDER-16’s

LONDON, February 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A government-sponsored school course is encouraging students under 16 to experiment with oral sex, in an effort to reduce teenage pregnancy. Over 100,000 children are already taking the course at one in every 30 secondary schools.  The curriculum, entitled “A Pause,” was developed at Exeter University with support from the Departments of Health and Education. It encourages teachers to discuss so-called pre-sex “stopping points” and “levels of intimacy” including oral sex, that stop short of sexual intercourse.  But Robert Whelan, director of the Family Education Trust, questions the wisdom of the course. “I don’t […]
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GERMAN PARLIAMENT SEEKS BAN ON ALL HUMAN CLONING AT UN

HAMBURG, February 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)  The Bundestag, or lower house of Parliament, overwhelmingly approved a motion calling for a United Nations international ban on all forms of human cloning, including reproductive and therapeutic cloning.  The measure comes after German representatives at the United Nations had refused to side with the United States on a ban of all human cloning, wanting instead a ban on only reproductive cloning. See related LifeSite coverage:  US PUSHING TO HAVE UN CLONING-BAN TREATY IN PLACE BY NOVEMBER www.lifesite.net/ldn/2002/oct/02101002.html   See related coverage:  https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030220/hl_nm/cloning_germany_dc_1
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INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF SCIENTISTS FINDS OVER HALF AFRICA AIDS CAUSED BY UNSTERILIZED NEEDLES

JOHANNESBURG, February 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)  An international team of scientists led by David Gisselquist, an anthropologist from Pennsylvania, and Dr John Potterat, an infectious diseases specialist from Colorado, has found inconsistencies in the data on the spread of AIDS in Africa. Their data suggests the disease’s rapid proliferation comes mostly from botched vaccinations.  The study suggests only 30 per cent of HIV cases are caused by sexual transmission rather than the 90 per cent which is currently the claim.  The researchers suggest that the existing data demonstrates their points but the original researchers did not reach the correct conclusions due […]
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AUSTRALIAN COURT REJECTS GOV’T ANNULMENT OF TRANSSEXUAL ‘MARRIAGE’

SYDNEY, February 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)  An Australian Family Court has rejected the federal government’s annulment of a ‘marriage’ between two women, one of which had undergone surgery and hormone treatment to appear male.  After a so-called ‘sex-change’ operation the Family Court validated the ‘marriage of Jennifer and Kevin J.  However, federal Attorney-General Daryl Williams objected that Kevin was nonetheless still female.  A spokesman for the Attorney-General said the government is considering an appeal. “The government believes the case raises serious issues concerning the meaning of marriage under the Marriage Act and in particular the role of the parliament in determining […]
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PRO-ABORTS REACT TO BUSH RESTRICTIONS ON AIDS FUNDING https://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=571&ncid=751&e=7&u=/nm/20030220/hl_nm/aids_abortion_dc   UK COURT TO RULE IN MIXED-RACE IVF BLUNDER https://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,899053,00.html   8 OR MORE COFFEES A DAY DOUBLES RISK OF STILLBIRTH – STUDY https://www.health-news.co.uk/showstory.asp?id=107117
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