FDA Investigating Teen RU-486 Death

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – White House press secretary Scott McClellan was put on the hot seat Friday over the death of a young woman due to the abortion pill RU-486 which received FDA approval.  After questioning during a press briefing he told Talon news service that “The FDA is currently reviewing all the facts of this case to determine if any action is needed.”  During the press briefing, McClellan was asked, “The abortion pill, RU-486 has claimed yet another young woman’s life. When might the President direct the FDA to ban the dangerous drug and investigate the process […]
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Ontario Liberal Leader McGuinty Says Candidates Should Reveal Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Views

TORONTO, September 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Various Liberal candidates in the Ontario provincial election are sensing substantial public opposition to homosexual ‘marriage’ and have thus refused to reveal their stand on the issue. A typical response has been to state, incorrectly,  that this is a federal issue.  However, Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty, who fully supports homosexual ‘marriage’, has encouraged his party’s candidates to be forthright with voters regarding their personal views.  “They should tell their constituents and their voters where they stand on this issue,” McGuinty said while campaigning last week in St. Thomas. “People need to know.”  See the […]
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Pro-Life PEI Conservative Premier Wins Third Majority Government

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, September 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Premier Pat Binns has won his third straight majority government, a feat not accomplished since the 1800s.  Binns’ Conservative Government lost only four of the 27 seats in the Legislature to the Liberals.  PEI is the only province in Canada that does not permit abortions and the only one with a pro-life premier.  “It demonstrates once again that a pro-life stand is not a detriment to running for office,” commented Mary-Ellen Douglas of Campaign Life Coalition. See the CBC coverage:  https://pei.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=peelec_majority20030929
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U.S. Grants $6.3 Million to Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a stark reminder of the inevitable negative effects of political compromise on life, however slight, President Bush's 2001 okay for research on existing human embryonic stem cell lines has resulted in the expansion of publicly funded research on stem cells from living embryonic children who were killed in the process of extracting the stem cells. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), an arm of the NIH, is funding three Exploratory Centers for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. NIGMS is awarding $2.2 million for the first year of funding for the three […]
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U.S. Partial-Birth Abortion Ban to Advance This Week

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (S. 3) will advance in Congress this week, with final approval possible from at least one house by week’s end.  Both houses approved the legislation earlier this year by about two-to-one margins.  The only substantive difference between the House and Senate versions is the Harkin Amendment, an expression of support for Roe v. Wade, which was narrowly adopted in the Senate.  A House-Senate conference committee is expected to convene on Tuesday, September 30, to produce a “clean” bill—without the Harkin Amendment—which will then receive a final vote in both […]
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Michigan Senate Passes Bill to Re-Define Birth to Ban Partial-Birth Abortion

LANSING, September 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Michigan State Senate has passed 25-11 legislation defining a person as legally born when any part of the body of the child is expelled from the woman’s body.  The legislation would outlaw partial-birth abortion which involves removing most of the baby from the mother before killing him/her.  Cardinal Adam Maida supported the legislation.  On behalf of the Michigan Catholic Conference he signed an open letter appearing in full-page ads in papers across the state calling for the passage of the legislation.  “The question before us today is life … life itself. Without a […]
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Gallup Poll Analysis – Either McClintock or Schwarzenegger Likely Winner in California if Other Dropped Out https://www.gallup.com/poll/releases/pr030930.asp   McClintock sticks to principle in final week https://www.insidevc.com/vcs/county_news/article/0,1375,VCS_226_2309596,00.html   Taiwan Cabinet to vote on revised changes to liberalize Abortion Law https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2003/09/30/2003069831   Black Pro-Life Leader Making Miraculous Progress After Massive Heart Attack https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/9/302003b.asp   Boy Scouts Must Be Prepared for Fight With Philadelphia Over Homosexual Ban https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/9/302003f.asp   Kazakhstan conference with 18 faiths represented hears call for ‘United Nations of Religions’  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34843   German Doc Accused of Euthanizing 76 Patients https://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200309292051-1158-RT1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia
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Assisted Suicide Supporters Capitalize on Man Murdered by Own Mother

PARIS, September 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The death of a 22-year-old handicapped Frenchman, whose own mother injected barbiturates into his intravenous tube and killed him, is now being capitalized on by assisted suicide advocates.  Doctors failed to revive Vincent Humbert after his mother injected the poison late last Wednesday. His brother, Laurent Humbert, praised the murder on television. “They just told us he has died. We have what we wanted, he has what he wanted. I am happy my brother is free at last. It’s an enormous relief.”  The French government, grateful for any distraction from its political and economic […]
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