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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PRO-LIFE CATHOLICS OBJECT TO PRO-ABORTION SPEAKERS AT CATHOLIC EVENTS

WASHINGTON,  April 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Three separate instances of pro-abortion speakers highlighting Catholic events are being vigorously challenged by different pro-life groups in the U.S.  American Life League (ALL) has written Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles about a college within his diocese which is having two pro-abortion politicians address their students at graduation ceremonies.  Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.), and her sibling, freshman Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), militant supporters of abortion on demand, are scheduled to speak at Mount St. Mary’s graduation in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 10. ALL is calling for an immediate cancellation of the pro-abortion […]
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PRO-LIFERS RANKLE FETAL-TISSUE USING VACCINE MAKERS AT SHAREHOLDERS MEETING

NORTH BRANCH, NJ, April 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At a shareholders meeting for Merk pharmaceutical company last week, two pro-life groups who have acquired enough stock in the company to put forward resolutions had a resolution passed to force the company to make known its use of aborted fetal tissue in its vaccines.  Father Thomas Euteneuer, President of Human Life International revealed to the meeting that the company was profiting illicitly from the sale of vaccines manufactured with tissues from aborted babies.  Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life blasted the Board for their inherent disregard for […]
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PRESIDENT BUSH CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE LEGISLATION

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Bush is calling for congressional approval this year of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, a bill to recognize as legal victims all unborn children who are injured or killed during the commission of federal crimes, the White House said today. The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) applauded the statement by White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.  Mr. Fleischer told reporters, “The President does believe that when an unborn child is injured or killed during the commission of a crime of violence, the law should recognize what most people immediately recognize, and […]
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PRO-LIFE CANDIDATES IN WALES GET ARRESTED FOR ABORTION PHOTOS

CARDIFF, April 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fiona Pinto and Joseph Biddulph, two candidates for the Pro-life Party in the upcoming May 1 Welsh election, have been arrested for showing a picture of an aborted baby.  They were charged with a Public Order Offence.  In a statement they said; “Democracy assures citizens of the right to freedom of speech, and never is that freedom more precious than at the time of political elections.  It is both extraordinary and shameful that the police have chosen to press charges.”  Speaking in support of its candidates, the ProLife Party said it would “continue its […]
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VATICAN LEXICON OF U.N. TERMINOLOGY ON LIFE AND FAMILY STIRS CONTROVERSY

VATICAN, April 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the Vatican's recently published lexicon nears translation into English and other languages, the Italian version released earlier this year has stirred considerable controversy. The 876 page document involves the interpretation of 78 “ambiguous terms” involved in “discussion of the family, life and ethical questions”. In a recent interview with the Italian news agency I-Media, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, reaffirms that the document is an official document of the Holy See and was directed to politicians as well as to the faithful. Catholic World News […]
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INTERNATIONAL PRO-LIFE LEADERS GIVE WORLD OVERVIEW

TORONTO, April 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Campaign Life Coalition has produced an inspiring and useful 30 minute video of key comments by the international cast of pro-life leaders at the Toronto Creating a Culture of Life International Forum.  An excellent education resource for home, classroom use, pro-life groups and others, the video helps viewers to be able to speak the truth and speak it with love. World-class experts present easily understood information on abortion, bioethics, stem cell research, euthanasia, post abortion complications, population control and more.  Members of the International Right to Life Federation discuss problems facing them at home […]
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