Employee Fired For Saying ‘God Bless You’ Gets Job Back

CHARLOTTESVILLE, September 2, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Veterans’ Cemetery employee who was fired for giving religious blessings at funerals and saying “God bless you” to visitors has been re-hired with apologies. Patrick Cubbage, 54, a retired police officer and a Vietnam veteran, worked part time as an “honour guard” at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Burlington County, N.J. He was fired last year for saying “God bless you and this family, and God bless the United States of America” at cemetery flag services—supposedly a violation of the separation of church and state.  With the backing […]
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Federal Court Grants Hearing In Schiavo Case

TAMPA, September 2, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Michael Schiavo may have ordered his long-term disabled wife, Terri Schindler-Schiavo, out of hospital, but he can’t stop U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara from ordering new hearings into her case.  A September 2 hearing failed to resolve the matter, but Terry’s parents, who believe therapy deserves a chance when the alternative is forced starvation, will have another opportunity to present their arguments later on in September, thanks to a ruling .  Christopher A. Ferrara, a lawyer with the American Catholic Lawyers Association, is arguing on the parents’ behalf that Terry’s husband is a […]
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Mentally Handicapped Rape Victim Gives Birth

ORLANDO, September 2. 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A mentally handicapped woman, 23, has safely given birth to a healthy baby girl, despite the efforts of feminists to have the baby aborted on grounds that she is the result of a rape. Governor Jeb Bush had tried and failed to persuade the courts to name a separate guardian for the unborn baby.  The child, known publicly only as “Baby Girl S,” was born by Caesarean section a few days ago. Circuit Judge Jose Rodriguez granted emergency temporary custody of the infant to Florida’s Department of Children & Families.  State officials and J.D.S.‘s […]
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Paul Hill September 3rd Execution Opposed by Victim’s Stepdaughter

ORLANDO, September 2, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Paul Hill, the man who shot and killed abortionist John Britton and his security guard in 1994 is scheduled to be executed tomorrow in Florida.  However, Catherine Britton Fairbanks, the late abortionist’s step-daughter has petitioned Governor Jeb Bush to stop the execution.  “An execution is a planned murder,” said Fairbanks. “Just like Paul Hill, he planned his murder.”  Despite the plea however, Governor Bush signed the order to proceed with the execution last week.  See local coverage:  https://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/news-article.aspx?storyid=7581
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U.S. Court Grants Asylum to Woman Forced to Undergo Abortions in China

SAN FRANCISCO, September 2, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Federal Appeals Court ruled unanimously Friday to grant political asylum to a Chinese woman who was forced to undergo two abortions in China.  With its ruling the court overturned a denial of asylum by the Board of Immigration Appeals.  The Washington Times reports that congressional testimony has shown that since the enforcement of China’s one child policy in 1981, numerous women have faced coercive abortion, sterilization or IUD insertions.  A 1996 law grants refugee status to 1,000 people annually if their country imposed them with forced population control.  See the Washington Times […]
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President Bush Issues Executive Order to Nix U.S. Financing for International Abortion

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. President George W. Bush issued an executive order Friday expanding the Mexico City policy which banned the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from funding international groups which perform, counsel or lobby for abortion. The order expands the directive to include U.S. monies coming from the U.S. Department of State.  The order will apply to nongovernmental organizations such as International Planned Parenthood Federation but does not include multilateral organizations that are associations of governments, nor to funds allocated to the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (Public […]
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