‘Safe Sex’—Russian Roulette

LIFESITE, June 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An American family Association report on sex education and the sexual activity of American teens contains the following notable facts and statistics:  * Condoms are completely ineffective against six common STDs.  * According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 25% of sexually active teenagers get a sexually transmitted disease (STD) every year and * 80% of infected teens don’t even know they have an STD, passing the diseases along to unsuspecting partners.  * 46% of teen girls become infected with an STD during their first sexual encounter.  * 30 […]
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Alliance Returns Pro-Life MP Jason Kenney to Shadow Cabinet

OTTAWA, June 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Stephen Harper has announced changes to the Canadian Alliance Shadow Cabinet.  Of note to pro-lifers, MP Jason Kenney has been reinstated to a senior critic position with a portfolio on U.S. Relations.  For the full list of the newly shuffled Alliance Shadow Cabinet see:  https://www.canadianalliance.ca/english/caucus/index.asp
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Hawaii Governor Vetoes Bill Forcing Abortifacients In Hospitals

HONOLULU, June 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle vetoed an offensive piece of legislation Friday which would have required all hospitals, including Catholic-run hospitals, to provide abortifacient morning-after-pills to rape victims.  Senate Bill 658, would have penalized hospitals $5,000 for each instance in which a victim was denied information, along with suspension or revocation of a license after two violations.  The bill passed the Senate in April by an 18-6 vote.  See related LifeSite coverage:  HAWAII LEGISLATURE APPROVES LAW FORCING ABORTIFACIENTS IN HOSPITALS https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/apr/03042507.html
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Struggle of Redefining Marriage Not Over in Canada

OTTAWA, June 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – REAL Women Canada is urging Canadians to contact their federal and provincial elected representatives and srongly urge them to defend traditional marriage.  “Prime Minister Chr├ętien’s refusal to appeal the decisions of the BC and Ontario Courts of Appeal is not the end of this sordid story.  There are still several chapters to come,” said the organization in a release today.  REAL Women said concerned Canadians must “Send a blizzard of telephone calls to your MP’s constituency office” telling MPs to “vote in support of opposite sex marriages and/or for the notwithstanding clause.”  The notwithstanding […]
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Texas Governor Presides Over Pro-Life Revolution

AUSTIN, June 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is presiding over a small-c conservative revolution, vetoing 48 liberal bills and signing 1,320 into law. With a Republican majority in both houses of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, Perry has held the line on spending and balanced the budget, as required by the state constitution.  Perry has also signed into law a 24-hour waiting and information period before an unborn child may be terminated by abortion. In what opponents see as another incremental step, the “fetus” has been declared a person except with reference to abortion.  […]
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Liberal Rabbis Challenged to Justify Homosexual Marriage

TORONTO, June 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s liberal rabbis are being challenged to justify their support for same-sex “marriage.” Not surprisingly, Reform and Reconstructionist Jews are largely in favour, while Orthodox Jews tend to be opposed.  “Among [liberal] rabbis in the coalition, there’s a diversity of opinion as to whether to officiate at same-sex ceremonies,” said Rabbi Debra Landsberg, a spokesman for liberal Jews. “But all of us were able to agree that the civil law should be based on equality.”  Rabbi David Novak, a professor at the University of Toronto, explained that marriage is the union of man and […]
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Oxford Bishop Blamed for New Anglican Schism

OXFORD, June 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The blame for causing yet another rupture in the Anglican Church, with the planned October 9 “consecration” of cohabiting homosexual Canon Jeffrey John as suffragan bishop of Reading, is being laid at the doorstep of the Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries.  Harries has now explicitly called for a “gay and lesbian friendly” Church. He called Jeffreys an important “symbol” and said, “Of course I realized there would be some controversy, but it became for me a matter of integrity he should be appointed even though I knew his views are unacceptable for some.”  The […]
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C-FAM and Culture of Life Foundation Form Strategic Alliance

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Boards of Directors of the Culture of Life Foundation (Washington DC) and the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM, New York City) announced today the formation of a strategic alliance between the two organizations.  The Directors of the Culture of Life Foundation further announced C-FAM President Austin Ruse will assume the title of President of the Culture of Life Foundation and will join its Board of Directors. Ruse will continue in his role as President of C-FAM and will run both organizations from the Culture of Life Foundation offices in Washington DC.  […]
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Judicial Watch Angered by Catholic Panel   The presence of two key Clinton Sexgate impeachment players on a board of U.S.  Catholic bishops convened to monitor the Church’s handling of the priest sex abuse scandal is raising eyebrows.  https://www.newsmax.com/showinside.shtml?a=2003/6/23/232819   Schools Banning Words at ‘Alarming Rate’  https://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.shtml?a=2003/6/24/05310   Addressing root causes of society’s ills National Fatherhood Initiative helps link kids and dads while rebuilding families, society https://www.lifesitenews.com/interim/2003/june/16addressing.html   The Great “Gay” Con – One Point of View https://www.washingtondispatch.com/article_5876.shtml   Betty Friedan, “The Mother of Feminism”: What Became of Her Power https://www.cwfa.org/articles/4178/BLI/dotcommentary/index.htm   U.S. Senate Committee Passes ‘Nuclear Option’ Filibuster Rule […]
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