Liberal Leadership Trying to Increase Support for Fall Passage of Stem Cell Bill C-13

OTTAWA, August 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Liberal MPs opposed to the government's Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Bill C-13, are being approached by senior government leaders to alter their stance against the bill. Liberal MP Paul Szabo, an expert on the issue of stem cell research who has led the Liberal opposition to the bill, said he was approached by Health Minister Anne McLellan who offered to amend the bill to assure MPs about the ban on cloning. The Globe and Mail reports that MP Pat O'Brien said he was also approached by a senior elected Liberal in June and asked […]
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Ottawa Seeks to Suppress Appeal of Homosexual Marriage

OTTAWA, August 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The federal government is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to reject out of hand an attempted appeal of the June 10 Ontario homosexual marriage ruling by a pro-family coalition.  The federal Justice Department argues that the Interfaith Coalition on Marriage and the Family, because it was merely an intervenor in the case, does not have the right to appeal.  The coalition includes the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the Islamic Society of North America and the Catholic Civil Rights League. Liberal MPs Derek Lee and John McKay, and […]
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Ontario’s Only Pro-Family Party Slams Eves’ Political Opportunism on Homosexual ‘Marriage’

TORONTO, August 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ontario Premier Ernie Eves’ flip- flop on his ‘personal’ stand on same-sex ‘marriage’ is being seen as crass political opportunism by many critics on all sides of the political spectrum.  “I have always believed that marriage was a union between two heterosexual people – a male and a female,” Eves told reporters yesterday.  Yet speaking on homosexual ‘marriage’ on July 16 last year he said, “My point of view on this issue is that if two people decide that they want to be in a union, why would I interfere with that? That’s my […]
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California Governor Mulls Signing Bill Banning Foster Parents Who Oppose Homosexuality

SACRAMENTO, August 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, a Bill (AB 458) that would require foster parents to affirm homosexuality went to Governor Gray Davis’s desk to be signed into law.  In both the Assembly and the Senate, most Democrats supported the bill, and Republicans opposed it.  The Governor has 11 days to decide whether or not to sign the bill.  AB 458 has gathered tremendous controversy from many who feel that the law may actually require the state to discriminate against foster parents who adhere to major religions and who would raise their foster children in accordance with their religious […]
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Planned Parenthood funding in Southeast Ohio May Cease https://www.athensnews.com/issue/article.php3?story_id=13728   Legislator Tries to Censor Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion’  https://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2003/8/27/124709.shtml   Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion’: ‘Most offensive film ever made’  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34291   Peru’s Bishops Condemn Government Push for Abortifacient Morning-After Pill https://zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=40021   Officials Question government promotion of condoms in fight against HPV https://www.washtimes.com/national/20030824-110947-9395r.htm   Abortionist-Activist Dies at age 94 https://www.news-press.com/news/local_state/030822drscottobit.html   Pair who aided abortionist shooter Kopp released after two years in prison https://www.kplctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1412298   Paul Hill says he’d kill abortionist again – Hill set for execution September 3 https://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20030821-0831-crime-execution.html   Dutch Homosexual Activist Produces Manual containing recipe for homosexual […]
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U.S. Cuts Off Funding For Marie Stopes Group For Supporting China Forced Abortion

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. State Department has cut funding to Marie Stopes International in response to the organization’s association with China’s coercive one-child population control programme. Marie Stopes, an international pro-abortion group akin to International Planned Parenthood, carries out abortions in many of its centres around the world, targeting especially third world countries.  The State Department found that Marie Stopes works as a partner with the United Nations Population Fund in China.  U.S. law forbids public funding of groups which are involved with coercive birth control and forced abortion. The latest funding cut came to an […]
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