‘United Europe’ Constitution Excludes God, Faith

BRUSSELS, May 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A draft constitution for a “United Europe” was launched today—one that provides for an elected super-president and a single “foreign minister.” Significantly, the Constitution commits member states to “unreservedly” support a common foreign policy and a legally-binding Charter of Fundamental Rights.  British Conservatives condemned the document. “By supporting incorporation, the Labour Party is signing away Britain’s national interests as the Charter will grossly undermine Britain’s capabilities in the fields of social, employment and cultural policy,” said Timothy Kirkhope, Tory MEP and a Conservative Representative on the Convention. He said: “The British Government is pulling […]
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Courts Have No Jurisdiction Over Pregnant Woman, Judge Says

DENVER, May 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled that the state’s courts have no jurisdiction over a woman’s decisions or actions respecting an unborn child in her womb—even if the woman knowingly uses harmful drugs. The ruling upheld an earlier decision that dismissed Fremont county’s neglect case against a pregnant woman who was taking methamphetamine.  The county had filed a “dependency and neglect petition” in an effort to protect the health of the unborn child. It was worded to say that the child “resided” with the mother, and described the baby as dependent and subject […]
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Archbishop cancels Planned Catholic Award to Lesbian

MINNEAPOLIS, May 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Harry Flynn of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis withdrew a Catholic award that was scheduled to be presented to a lesbian woman raising four children with her ‘partner’.  Kathy Itzin, Director of Elementary Religious Education and Sacraments at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis, was to receive the archdiocese’s Excellence in Catechesis Award on Wednesday night.  Thanks to quick action by Catholic Parents Online, the award was withdrawn and scandal avoided.  Melissa Uzelac, a spokesman for the archdiocese told the media: “We learned of her public expression of a […]
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U.S. Senate Rejects Abortion On Military Bases

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United States Senate overwhelmingly approved a $400 billion defense bill by 98 to 1. Significantly, both the House and Senate narrowly defeated amendments that would have allowed enlisted women to have abortions on military bases, even if they paid for their baby’s abortion themselves. Feminists have long pushed for legitimization of abortions on military bases, a symbolic issue as women have been performing an increasing number of functions in the U.S. military. Last year, the then-Democrat controlled Senate voted to allow abortions on bases but which is now invalidated.  For newswire coverage:  https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20030522/pl_afp/us_congress_defense_030522234659 […]
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Local Knights Of Columbus Leaders Warn Arthritis Society Against Funding

TORONTO, May 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Arthritis Society (TAS) has been receiving numerous messages of disappointment from local leaders of the Knights of Columbus (KofC) for the new TAS position to support embryonic stem cell research.  While official communications between KofC Ontario State Council and the TAS have not yet commenced (although calls have been made), local KofC leaders have notified TAS of their displeasure with the new position.  Frank LeVay, Grand Knight in Gravenhurst Ontario wrote the TAS saying: “As a Knight of Columbus I shall refuse to support the Arthritis Society in any way as long as […]
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New Hampshire Senate Passes Parental Notification Bill

CONCORD, May 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New Hampshire state Senate, in a 12 to 11 vote, has approved a 48-hour parental notification program for girls under 18 who say they want an abortion. Such minors would have to obtain the support of their parents (who are also the unborn child’s grandparents) during the 48-hour cooling off period. It is believed that, if the bill reaches the governor’s desk, Republican Craig Benson, who is pro-life, would sign it into law. But first it must pass the more heavily pro-abortion House, which in the past 20 years has repeatedly rejected any […]
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Texas Senate Passes Informed Consent Law

AUSTIN, May 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Texas senate has approved by 21 to 10 an informed consent program that includes abortion-related health risks and color photographs of unborn babies before a woman can proceed with the killing of her baby in the womb. The measure, which has already been approved by the Texas House, includes a 24-hour cooling-off period before an abortion can be done and a $10,000 fine for physicians who intentionally ignore the provisions.  Sen. Tommy Williams, the bill’s sponsor, said it requires “the same information that somebody might see in a high-school biology textbook. They have […]
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Real Networks Adding Playboy To Its Mix Of Content Partners For Its Subscription Video-On-Demand Service https://news.com.com/2100-1025_3-1009352.html?tag=fd_top Contact REAL Networks to complain   https://www.realnetworks.com/company/contact/index.html   Want to Reduce Poverty? Get Married   https://www.cwfa.org/articledisplay.asp?id=3995&department=BLI&categoryid=femfacts   It seems the Hollywood television industry is becoming more bold in expressing pro-life points of view.  https://www.family.org/cforum/feature/a0026178.html
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Ethical Stem Cell Research Curing People Now And Needs Support

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At a Capitol Hill briefing yesterday, the Do No Harm Coalition of American for Research Ethics, amply demonstrated that non-controversial stem cell research involving umbilical cord and placenta blood are the best way forward. Gene Tarne, Communications Director for Do No Harm told LifeSite, “with all the controversy surrounding embryonic stem cell research that debate is going to drag on and on, but cord and placenta blood is non-controversial and already now helping patients.”  Keone Penn, a 16 year old African-American transplanted with cord blood stem cells for sickle-Cell anemia five years ago, spoke […]
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Setback In Attempt To Protect Unborn Florida Baby

MIAMI, May 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Governor Jeb Bush faced a setback today in his attempt to have a separate guardian appointed to protect the unborn baby of a raped handicapped woman. That case is still before the courts. The setback stems from a similar case, in which a Miami-Dade County circuit judge, Arthur Rothenberg, ruled this morning that “a mentally retarded woman who is six months pregnant can have the abortion she apparently wants,” according to a local news report.  The woman, 28, allegedly “managed to state her wishes during the hearing” by saying faintly, “My baby no more.” […]
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