‘Miracle’ Baby Develops In Mother’s Liver, Not Womb

JOHANNESBURG, May 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A healthy baby girl has been born in South Africa after developing in her mother’s liver rather than in the womb.  There have been 14 documented cases of a child developing in this way, the BBC reports, but little Nhlahla, which means ‘luck’ in Zulu, is only the fourth baby to survive such a pregnancy.  The baby developed even without the protection of the womb’s muscular wall. Doctors found a small window where the amniotic sac, normally inside the womb, connected with the outside of the liver. They delivered the baby through that window. […]
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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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Presbyterian Church USA Elects Leader Who Favour Homosexual Ministers

DENVER, May 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Presbyterian Church USA has elected a new moderator who supports ordination of men and women who engage in homosexual sex acts.  Susan Andrews of Bethesda, was elected at the denomination’s 215th General Assembly Saturday with 53 per cent support on the second ballot.  Andrews described the ordination of practicing homosexuals in the church as her “fondest dream” but said that she did not think it should be attempted this year.  See the Denver Post coverage:  https://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~1414286,00.html
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National Broadcaster Blasted Over Failure To Cover March For Life

OTTAWA, May 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “How many gatherings of twenty-two Members of Parliament, and a massive crowd of 3,500 people demonstrating on Parliament Hill would fail to get coverage from the national public broadcaster?” asked Karen Murawsky, the Public Affairs Director for Campaign Life Coalition.  Murawsky told LifeSite that the failure of the CBC to cover the event, especially in light of smaller and less significant events which did receive coverage, “had to be intentional”.  The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) was sent press advisories about the May 14 March for Life on May 9 and then a follow-up press […]
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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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City Becomes First In Latin America To Recognize Homosexual Unions

BUENOS AIRES, May 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Buenos Aires has made itself the first city in Latin America to recognize registered same-sex partnerships. Homosexuals who can prove they have lived together for at least two years may now share labor and social security benefits.  The change was signed into law by Mayor Anibal Ibarra of the centre-left Frente Grande party, in spite of public debate in the nominally Roman Catholic country. In fact, Catholic culture has been in gradual retreat in most Latin countries since their 19th century masonic-liberal revolutions.  The latest fad, the denigration of marriage by treating cohabiting […]
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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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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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Two More Bishops Back Out Of Commencement Ceremonies With Pro-Abort Speakers

BOSTON, May 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Cardinal Newman Society has reported that three bishops have now cancelled planned appearances at the commencement ceremonies of the College of the Holy Cross (MA), College Misericordia (PA) and the University of Scranton (PA).  Cardinal Newman Society has protested the selection of MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews to speak at both the University of Scranton and the College of the Holy Cross because of his abortion-rights position.  In his television commentary and newspaper columns, Matthews has publicly declared “I’m for abortion rights,” even appearing to endorse partial-birth abortion for severely handicapped babies.  As LifeSite […]
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