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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Court Dismisses Case Filed over Abortionist Denial of Abortion/Breast Cancer Link

FARGO, ND, September 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer has condemned the decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court to dismiss the false advertising case of Amy Jo Kjolsrud against the Fargo based Red River Women’s Clinic. The clinic distributed a pamphlet claiming that medical research does not support a link between abortion and breast cancer.  The clinic circulated a revised pamphlet after the 1999 case was filed. The pamphlet used an outdated 1996 National Cancer Institute (NCI) fact sheet. The NCI asserted in 1999 that the evidence of a relationship was “inconsistent.” Yet, the pamphlet said, […]
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Officially Approved Condom Ads Target Oregon Teens

EUGENE, September 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Oregon health officials and Planned Parenthood are conducting a test run of TV condom advertisements aimed at teenagers next month, says a report from WorldNetDaily.  One of the ads, presented as loving advice from parents, says: “We care about you. Protect yourself. Love, Mom and Dad.” Unwrapped condoms are used for the letter ‘O’ in the message. Another ad shows a teen-age boy and girl about to have intercourse. The boy says, “I want this moment to last forever.” The girl opens an envelope that reads “Love, Mom and Dad,” and takes out a […]
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Australian Catholic Bishop Openly Slams Archbishop Pell’s Promotion to Cardinal

SYDNEY, September 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a shocking departure from normal decorum, the Auxiliary Bishop of Canberra has come out publicly denouncing the promotion of Sydney’s Archbishop George Pell to Cardinal. Canberra Bishop Pat Power, a bishop who has in the past had difficulty in stomaching the Church’s less politically correct stances, told ABC radio on Monday that he was disappointed with the Pope’s selection.  “But in terms of what it means for the church, I think it further shows the church to be representing many elements that I think are not doing the church very much good at […]
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$100 Million Awarded to States for Reductions in Out-of-Wedlock Births

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  HHS Secretary Tommy G.  Thompson has announced the award of $100 million in bonuses to four states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands for achieving the nation’s largest decreases in out-of-wedlock births between 1998 and 2001. Maryland, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas and the District of Columbia will each receive a bonus of about $19.8 million, while the Virgin Islands will receive $888,500. In order to receive the bonuses, the top states also are required to show a decrease in their abortion rate between the most recent year and 1995. The abortion rate is […]
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New Cardinals among Strongest Defenders of Life and Family

VATICAN, September 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Many of Pope John Paul II’s selection of 31 Catholic prelates to become Cardinals will be very familiar to LifeSite readers.  The list released by the Vatican Sunday includes bishops who have worked so tirelessly and tenaciously to defend the unborn and the family that their work is admired the world over.  One such appointee is Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States.  LifeSite readers will recall his legendary February 2000 address blasting the United Nations and its many arms for promotion of abortion and abortifacient contraception under the guise of “reproductive […]
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Ireland Bishops Celebrate Day for Life – October 12

BELFAST, September 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, a leading pro-life organization in Northern Ireland, has welcomed the decision of the Roman Catholic bishops of Ireland to declare Sunday October 12 a Day for Life.  Mrs Betty Gibson, chairwoman of SPUC Northern Ireland, is urging the society’s Catholic members and all pro-life Catholics in Ireland to support the bishops’ initiative.  The Irish bishops are expected to issue a pastoral letter on October 12, the Day for Life. This will be a reflection on the pope’s writings and will commemorate the 25th anniversary of his […]
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Can U.S. schools survive liberalism? – Anne Coulter https://www.nationalpost.com/commentary/story.html?id=0AB37E1B-B04A-4C36-97DD-7C12E5843F4C   DOJ Promises to Pursue Porn Industry with New Obscenity Investigations https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/9/192003a.asp   Marriage law eyed for GOP platform Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie yesterday accused homosexual activists of intolerance and bigotry by attempting to force the rest of the population to accept alien moral standards.  https://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20030922-115106-3739r.htm   Just say ‘no’ to pregnant soldiers?  Petition asks Bush to revise Clinton-era ‘social engineering’ policies https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34777 Alliance-Tory merger talks stalled https://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030926.walli0926/BNStory/Front/  A charter for a political alternative – Scott Brison, Peter G. White, and Ken Kalopsis https://www.nationalpost.com/commentary/story.html?id=F97BDA4B-292C-4CF3-8273-09CA7A13EB27   Rabbi Daniel Lapin on […]
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Sold Out Homosexuality Conference Reveals Need

TORONTO, September 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over 900 people attended Focus on the Family’s Love Won Out conference in Toronto last weekend. An issue formerly avoided by many within the Christian community, homosexuality is now a topic that Canadians are eager and desperate to learn more about. “We are screaming for understanding,” one attendee commented.  “This seminar is the first time I have ever heard a straightforward Christian response to this most difficult time in Christian history”.  Attendees came from British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec and 12 states to hear former homosexuals tell their stories while presenting the […]
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