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 Chrétien’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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Liberal ‘Think Tank’ Says U.S. Judicial Confirmation Process is Bogged Down https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0026577.html   The EU Constitution lays down NGOs’ ideals in stone.  https://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-murray062303.asp
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Belgium Strengthens Assisted Suicide, Ponders Including Those Under 18

Brussels, June 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Belgian legislators are planning to extend the country’s assisted suicide law to allow the procedure for those under the age of 18, according to a report from Dutch news services. The vow came as Belgian coalition leaders issued a threat that all hospitals must provide euthanasia services— a threat provoked by the refusal of “some” Catholic hospitals to comply.  “Those under the age of 18 feel pain in exactly the same way as their elders,” said Flemish Liberal Senator Jeannine Le-Duc told the Gazet van Antwerpen.  Not everyone agrees. “Euthanasia for a seven-year-old kid—there’s […]
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Opinion Leader Rebukes Canadian Church Leaders

LONDON, Ont., June 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – London Free Press columnist Rory Leishman lashed out against poor leadership in the Canadian churches, citing the “brazen affronts” to Catholic teaching of such “Catholic” leaders as Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Eileen Gillese, who are imposing homosexual marriage on Canadians.  “Has any Canadian bishop ever publicly pointed out to even one of these miscreants that he or she is no longer in good standing with the church and should have the integrity to choose voluntarily to abstain from receiving holy communion until he or she has a […]
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Adult Bone Marrow in Successful Cell Regeneration

LONDON, Ont., June 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of scientists at Canada's Robarts Research Institute in London, Ont. have discovered that adult stem cells from bone marrow can trigger regeneration of severely damaged organs including the pancreas. The process has been done only with mice so far. “The bone marrow stem cells interacted with the pancreas and basically triggered the pancreas to regenerate on its own. … This is a completely unprecedented property of bone marrow stem cells,” says Dr. Mickie Bhatia, who directed the research. There is no reason to think it wouldn't work in humans, Bhatia added. […]
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Australia Gives Initial Approval to Over-the-Counter Abortifacient Morning-After Pill

SYDNEY, June 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Australian government’s National Drugs and Poisons Committee gave initial approval to a proposal to allow pharmacists to distribute the abortifacient morning after pill to women without a prescription.  The decision last week to allow the drug company Schering’s Postinor-2 to be distributed over the counter will take force after a vote by the committee in October, leaving the public time to comment on the measure.  The news drew immediate criticism from the pro-life movement, the Catholic Church, and the Australian Medical Association (AMA).  Both the Catholic Church and the pro-life movement condemned the […]
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United Church Of Canada Endorses ‘Marriage’ for Homosexuals, Other Churches Object

TORONTO, June 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a statement released Friday, the United Church of Canada commended the Prime Minister and the Liberal Cabinet on their announcement that the Federal Government will soon draft legislation to legally recognize same-sex civil ‘marriages’. “The responsible leadership and courage that the Chretien government has demonstrated in making this announcement, is most encouraging,” said the head of the church (Moderator), the Right Rev. Dr. Marion Pardy.  In addition to supporting abortion, the United Church has long supported homosexuality. A United Church of Canada release says, “In 2000, the 37th General Council affirmed that human […]
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Law Keeping Children Away From Porn in Libraries

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The American Library Association (ALA) had challenged the law, passed by Congress in 2000, saying it turned libraries and librarians into censors.  In its 5-4 decision, the Court disagreed, saying the law does not turn librarians into censors because libraries can disable the filters for any patrons who ask and therefore is not too burdensome.  CIPA requires that public schools and libraries, in exchange for federal monies or subsidies to be used for Internet access, take certain steps to reduce […]
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