Canadian Bishops Conference to Argue for Traditional Marriage at Supreme Court

OTTAWA, July 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has decided to argue at the Supreme Court against same-sex ‘marriage’.  When the Court considers the government’s draft law altering the definition of marriage to include homosexual couples, the CCCB has asked permission to argue in defence of traditional marriage.  Monsignor Peter Schonenbach, general secretary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, told the Toronto Star: “Our position is: Keep the traditional definition of marriage. It has served society well and it will serve society in the future.  I know the minister has said, `Why do you worry […]
News
 • 

LifeSite NewsBytes

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
News
 • 

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 […]
News
 • 

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 […]
News
 • 

Maurice Strong Appointed Advisor to UN Commission

OTTAWA, July 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The appointment of Maurice Strong as the Special Advisor to a high-level UN Commission on the Private Sector and Development,  has cast a shadow over the Commission’s seemingly noble goal of encouraging local entrepreneurship in developing countries and left doubts about the true focus of its co-chairman Paul Martin, a close friend of Strong’s.  Maurice Strong’s socialist, one world government leanings make him unlikely to have altruistic reasons for boosting local business in developing nations. He has distinguished himself by using entrepreneurial success to gain political leverage and resources which he has then applied […]
News
 • 

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. […]
News
 • 

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 […]
News
 •