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HARRY POTTER AUTHOR ROWLING RICHER THAN THE QUEEN https://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/27/1051381831642.html   FRENCH NATIONAL FRONT PARTY GOES PRO-ABORTION https://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/0,13005,901030505-447186,00.html   CHRISTIANS PLACE FULL PAGE AD IN WASHINGTON TIMES URGING BUSH TO PRO-LIFE ACTION Ad calls on President Bush to use the same commitment that compelled him to provide leadership regarding the war in Iraq to now fight the war on behalf of pre-born babies.  https://kgov.com/gallery/justice-momentum-ad.jpg   BURUNDI RATIFIES THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT https://www.misna.org/eng/default.htm [search for Burundi news from April 23-25, 2003 – Subscription required]  PLANNED PARENTHOOD TO START ABORTIFACIENT ‘DRIVE-IN’  An Oregon Planned Parenthood office that launched an online “emergency contraception service” […]
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NOT ONE FEDERAL LIBERAL LEADERSHIP CANDIDATE OPPOSES HOMOSEXUAL ‘MARRIAGE’

OTTAWA, April 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the Ontario Court of Appeal continues its hearings on the homosexual ‘marriage’ challenge and the federal Justice committee winds up its consideration of the same subject, none of the three main contenders for the federal Liberal Leadership have come out in opposition to homosexual marriage. Both Heritage Minister Sheila Copps and Finance Minister John Manley have endorsed homosexual ‘marriage’ but lead contender and former Finance Minister Paul Martin has said he is undecided on the issue but will not object to judicial decisions on the matter.  Martin, who political pundits suggest will most […]
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POLL: 84% OF AMERICAN VOTERS AGREE WITH DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN PETERSON CASE

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A national Fox News / Opinion Dynamics poll released April 25 found that 84% of registered voters agree that a double homicide charge is appropriate in the much-publicized Peterson murder case in California.  Only 7% said that a one-victim charge would be appropriate.  The murder of Laci Peterson and her preborn baby has resulted in double murder charges against husband Scott Peterson.  However, radical feminists with the National Organization of Women objected to the double murder charge saying Peterson should not be charged with murder in the death of the unborn child.  National Right […]
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U.S. SUPREME COURT ABSTAINS FROM ABORTION-RECORDS CASE

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to rule on whether states should have the ability to research the previous medical records of women who want an abortion. Pro-abortionists were trying to stop South Carolina state investigators from being able to copy the medical records without a guarantee of “confidentiality.” The pro-abortionists’ lawyers claimed they fear that private records will be “leaked” to pro-lifers. But state lawyers argued that there is no basis for believing that routine medical records would be disclosed—and that therefore the Supreme Court need not get involved. The high court agreed.  […]
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SWISS BISHOPS SUCCEED IN GETTING ANTI-CATHOLIC ADS PULLED

BERN, April 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An anti-HIV/AIDS advertising campaign in Switzerland that uses anti-Catholic messaging has been shelved, apparently out of respect for the country’s 3.3 million Catholics, almost half of the 7.3 million population. According to government spokesmen, the objections of Catholic bishops influenced the decision to pull the ads. One poster in German said: “Dear Father, if Rome doesn’t want you to talk about contraception, then talk about condoms instead.”  A spokesman said cryptically, “We had intensive talks with the Bishop’s conference, and agreed to drop that part of the campaign because we had used the word […]
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HESTON WITHDRAWS STEP FURTHER FROM PUBLIC GAZE

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Actor Charlton Heston, 78,  renowned as one of the few great Hollywood stars with a solid Christian faith and as a supporter of pro-life, pro-family causes, has taken a major step out of the public limelight. This weekend he retired as president of the National Rifle Association, citing his recent diagnosis with Alzheimer’s.  Heston remained prominent long after the peak of his film career in the 1960s, partly because of “his outspokenness about conservative causes, including opposition to abortion,” media said.  He was an early advocate of civil rights for blacks in America and […]
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STEM CELLS USED TO CREATE BRAIN CELLS

MINNEAPOLIS, April 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scientists at the University of Minnesota Medical School have used adult stem cells to create brain cells in mice. Further research could one day lead to treatments for Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.  Dr. Walter Low led the U.S. team that injected stem cells from adult mice into a mouse blastocyst (an embryonic mouse) to create a chimera – an animal with both its own cells and transplanted stem cells. Tests revealed that the latter had successfully developed into functioning nerve cells. The next step will be to test the […]
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ALABAMA CHIEF JUSTICE FIGHTS OFF ATTACK OVER TEN COMMANDMENTS

GADSDEN, Ala., April 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is fighting off a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and various atheists and leftists, because he placed a large Ten Commandments monument in the judicial building rotunda in Montgomery, the state capitol.  Moore said America’s “way of life is under attack” from a belief system in opposition to Christianity. “It’s time to open our eyes and unstop our ears and listen to the truth,” the jurist said. “Drugs, homosexuality and abortion have become an acceptable way of life.”“Liberty is not the freedom to act like a […]
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JUDGE REJECTS ‘THREE-PARENT FAMILY’

LONDON, Ont., April 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ontario Superior Court judge of the Family Court Branch has rejected the application of a lesbian mother who wants her same-sex partner to be declared a legal parent or second mother. The two had the support of the boy’s natural father, who was never married to either of them but is their “friend” as well as their sperm donor, and a virtual member of the household.  The trio sought legal recognition for what they call their “loving circle of family.” In an indication of what he would have preferred to do, Justice […]
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