NEW STUDY SHOWS LEGAL ABORTION INCREASES STD RATES BY UP TO 25%

FAIRFAX, VA, March 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two researchers at George Mason University have published a paper that shows how the legalization of abortion has impacted sexual behaviors, substantially increasing rates of sexually transmitted diseases.  The study, “The Effect of Abortion Legalization on Sexual Behavior” published in The Journal of Legal Studies notes that since abortion was legalized, there has been a stunning increase in sexually transmitted diseases.  The authors, Jon Klick and Thomas Stratmann, note that “Legalizing abortion provided extra incentives to engage in risky sexual activity. Legalization led to a lowering of the cost of abortions and this […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

US HOUSE APPROVES NATIONAL DAY OF HUMILITY, PRAYER AND FASTING https://www.news-journal.com/news/content/news/ap_story.html/Intl/AP.V4074.AP-War-National-Fa.html   FLORIDA HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVES FETAL HOMICIDE BILL https://www.sptimes.com/2003/03/28/news_pf/State/Penalty_in_pregnancy_.shtml   OREGON HOUSE PASSES WOMEN’S RIGHT TO KNOW LEGISLATION https://www.oregonlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/1048856344250440.xml?oregonian?lcpl   AIDS FUNDING: A GOOD IDEA GONE MISERABLY BAD?  https://www.cwfa.org/articledisplay.asp?id=3645&department=BLI&categoryid=femfacts
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NICARAGUAN BISHOPS SOUND ALARM OVER UNPRA PAMPHLET TARGETING YOUTH WITH ‘SEXUAL RIGHTS’ AND ‘GENDER IDEOLOGY’  https://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=33521
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NEW ZEALAND BRACING FOR ASSISTED SUICIDE DEBATE

WANANGUI, March 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Australia’s Dr. Death is intervening in defence of assisted suicide advocate Lesley Martin, charged with the attempted murder of her terminally-ill mother in 1999. Police began investigating her admission that she gave her mother a morphine overdose and smothered her with a pillow.  Dr. Philip Nitschke, on tour promoting his patented suicide/homicide suffocation kits, known as Exit bags, said in the woman’s defence: “What she has done is to say very openly what she has done – we as a society keep sticking our head in the sand over the issue of euthanasia.” The […]
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CANADIAN STEM CELL LEGISLATION SCHEDULING NIGHTMARES

OTTAWA, March 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In another surprise move the Liberal government had its Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Bill C-13 suddenly scheduled for final third reading debate today rather then Tuesday or Wednesday, previously expected.  A look at the legislative Order Paper revealed, however, that insufficient time was allotted to the three different bills on today’s order paper. Thus the time for debates on bills ended before C-13 could be considered.  Since the vote is set to immediately follow third reading debate, C-13 will be voted on shortly, some believe as early as this week. However, considering the autocratic, […]
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EU TEAMS UP WITH UNFPA TO TARGET ASIAN YOUTH FOR ABORTIFACIENT PUSH

UNITED NATIONS, March 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the European Union have teamed up to target youth in seven Asian countries with “reproductive health services” – which includes abortifacient drugs.  The agreement signed last week will see the European Union give $24 million to UNFPA for the three-year ‘Reproductive Health Initiative for Youth in Asia’, targeting Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam.  In the press release, UNFPA boasts that last year it signed a similar agreement with the EU for nearly the same amount of money to target 10 African […]
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SOUTH AFRICA TOP COURT RULES LESBIAN’S IVF TWINS ‘LEGITIMATE’

JOHANNESBURG, March 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled that in vitro twins born two years ago to a lesbian living with her female partner are “legitimate,” a term that until now has been reserved for children born born in wedlock.  In issuing the ruling, the court determined that section 5 of the Children’s Status Act is unconstitutional because it recognizes only the birth mother as a rightful parent. The child’s father, by donation of his seed, was anonymous. But the court said the law must now recognize both same-sex partners as the parents.  “Comprehensive legislation regularising […]
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UNITED NATIONS’ ABORTION AGENDA IN IRAQ CONDEMNED

LONDON, March 31, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The UK Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has condemned the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for exploiting war-torn Iraq in order to promote abortion.  UNFPA has launched a campaign to provide “reproductive health” to Iraqi refugees.  “Reproductive health” is a euphemism which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has defined as including abortion on demand.  SPUC political spokesman Anthony Ozimic commented: “These women need care, but UNFPA is not the agency to deliver it.  UNFPA’s plan is full of euphemisms for abortion. “Surgery units” can refer to abortion operating theatres. “Emergency reproductive […]
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