Federal Cabinet Member and Liberal MPs Concerned About Political Fallout of Gay ‘Marriage’ Bill

OTTAWA, July 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Liberal MP David Kilgour, Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific, has voiced his support for traditional marriage.  In a July 23 letter to a constituent on the issue Kilgour wrote, “Like you, I support the current definition of marriage as ‘the lawful and voluntary union of one man and one woman’ and in the past voted to sustain this definition.”  Like all cabinet members, Kilgour is expected to support the government legislation.  However, he hinted that he may not vote with the government. Polling residents in his riding, Kilgour found the vast majority against homosexual […]
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Catholic Bishop of Peterborough Speaks Out on Same Sex Unions

PETERBOROUGH, ON, July 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Nicholas De Angelis, of Peterborough Ontario has called on the faithful to defend marriage.  In his strongly worded letter, published in parish bulletins July 20, Bishop De Angelis says “Even though same sex unions have recently received the approval of some lower civil courts in this country, these decisions will not alter the teaching of Christ regarding the profound mystery of marriage. The Church which has received this teaching from Christ must and will remain faithful to this truth which has been taught and lived for centuries.”  The letter refers to statements […]
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Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank Legislation Proposed in United States

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Congressman Chris Smith, a champion of the rights of the unborn, introduced legislation last week that will significantly increase the nation’s inventory of stem cells obtained from placentas and umbilical cords, materials that have been proven to successfully treat a number of life-threatening diseases. While blood from the placenta and umbilical cord is rich in stem cells and successful in treating diseases, the nation’s inventory of cord blood units is too small and not genetically diverse enough, meaning ethnic minorities frequently find difficulties in securing timely transplants with units currently available.  Smith’s legislation authorizes […]
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Morgentaler Sues New Brunswick over Extra Billing for Abortion

FREDERICTON, July 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortionist Henry Morgentaler has filed suit against the the New Brunswick government to fully fund private abortions at his personal Fredericton abortion clinic, filing in the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench this month.  New Brunswick taxpayers pay for abortions only in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, if they are carried out in a hospital, and only after a woman has approval from two doctors. Morgentaler says this process is “unconstitutional” and violates the Canada Health Act because it denies women full access to abortion.  The Morgentaler clinic has been performing abortions in […]
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The End of Marriage?  Contains much resource material on the issue https://www.family.org/cforum/extras/a0026649.cfm   Q&A: The Homosexual Agenda https://www.family.org/cforum/feature/a0027070.cfm   N.Y. to Open 1st Public Gay High School https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030728/ap_on_re_us/gay_school_2   “Bride’s” magazine has first full-page article on homosexual weddings https://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0703/29gaybrides.html   Sharp rise in syphilis cases among homosexual men alarms Germany https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20030728/hl_afp/health_syphilis_germany_030728155040   Norway Teenage abortion rate falls to new low https://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article.jhtml?articleID=593350
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Vatican to Release Document on Homosexual Unions Thursday

VATICAN CITY, July 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Thursday July 31 the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will release a document entitled “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons”.  Catholic World News reports that the 12- page document which has already been signed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the prefect of that Congregation, and also has the approval of Pope John Paul II, will be directed particularly toward politicians. The document, which was sent to Bishops’ conferences in June, will, says CWN, make it clear that Catholics who serve in public office have […]
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Spain Approves Destructive Research on Embryonic Humans

MADRID, July 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Spain has legalized destructive research on embryonic humans. Reuters reported last week that the predominantly Catholic country has allowed for human embryos, conceived for fertility treatments and 'left over', to be used for destructive experimentation with the consent of the embryonic child's parents. Health Minister Ana Pastor praised the legislation saying, “it gives couples the final word on the fate of the embryos that they currently have frozen, and it's an ethical solution because it doesn't permit the manipulation of embryos and, above all, it prevents people making profit from the use of stem […]
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British Women to be Offered Abortions at Home

BRITAIN, July 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – British women are for the first time to be offered drug-induced abortions at home under plans drawn up by The British Pregnancy Advisory Service, which is responsible for 50,000 abortions a year.  The abortion agency is asking the Department of Health for the go ahead for a pilot study of 500 drug-induced home abortions in an effort to offer more abortions to women and to enable them to be done sooner.  Its newly appointed chief executive, Ann Furedi, explained the procedure saying, “It would be like having a drug-induced miscarriage.  It would be painful. […]
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