It’s Official: Canada’s new Prime Minister in Waiting is Paul Martin

OTTAWA, September 22, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The voting is finished, delegates to the Liberal Leadership election have cast their votes for Paul Martin to take over as Liberal Leader and thus Prime Minister replacing Jean Chretien.  Results will be formally announced at the November Leadership convention but the vote is already cast and the overwhelming majority supported Martin over contender Sheila Copps.  Martin has recently been a huge disappointment for pro-family Canadians because of his votes in favour of the homosexual activist hate crime law amendment and against the motion to protect the traditional definition of marriage.  Moreover, Martin has […]
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Canadian Pro-Life Heroine Sister Lucille Durocher Passes Away

OTTAWA, September 22, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sister Lucille Durocher, founder and head of the St. Joseph’s Workers for Life & Family (SJW) passed away this morning.  After joining the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1948, Sister Lucille was a teacher until 1984 when she founded Human Life International Canada Inc. (HLIC), in Montréal, Québec.  After nine years as foundress and president of HLIC she left HLIC and in 1993 founded St. Joseph’s Workers for Life & Family (SJW), at the age when most people think of retirement.  Grace Petrasek, in her 1991 book titled Silhouettes Against the Snow ~ Profiles […]
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Canadian Alliance and Tories Discuss Merger to Defeat Liberals

OTTAWA, September 19, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Leaks of secret Alliance – Tory merger talks hit the media yesterday with anti-Alliance Tories immediately claiming the leak was an Alliance tactic to pressure new Tory leader Peter MacKay to give in.  However, even under fire from the media, MacKay refused to rule out merger altogether.  Alliance Leader Stephen Harper also acknowledged that the merger talks were underway but refused to reveal details on specifics.  Harper did say that due to the current political climate and new incoming Liberal Leader Paul Martin merger talks may have a deadline imposed.  Progressive Conservatives Don Mazankowski, […]
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Australia Draft Regulations Require Human Embryo Drug Labelling

SYDNEY, September 19, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Australian Senator Brian Harradine welcomed new draft regulations which were tabled by the Australian Government in the Senate Tuesday. The regulations would ensure consumers are informed when human embryos or human embryonic stem cells or materials derived from embryos or stem cells are used in the manufacture or testing of pharmaceuticals.  Senator Harradine, Australia’s longest serving senator, said “the draft Therapeutic Goods Regulations are a significant step forward for consumers right to know.”  The regulations are a result of work Senator Harradine began in December last year, when he tried to amend the Research […]
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Partial Birth Abortion Ban Sent to Committee – President Wants to Sign

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Legislation to restrict partial-birth abortion has finally made its way to a Committee to sort out differences between the version passed by the House and that passed by the Senate.  Supporters of the bill are suggesting that it will become law this year.  Republicans expect the committee to remove a Senate amendment to the bill which endorses the Roe v Wade abortion ruling.  See the Washington Times coverage:  https://washingtontimes.com/national/20030917-104555-1303r.htm
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Judge Orders Removal of Disabled Woman’s Feeding Tube for October 15

CLEARWATER, FL, September 19, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Justice George Greer has ruled in the case of Terri Schiavo, the disabled woman whose estranged husband has been in a prolonged legal battle with her family to have Terri removed from her feeding tube, which would result in her death. Greer ruled Wednesday that Terri’s feeding tube will be removed at 2 pm on October 15.  Greer refused a last minute plea by Terri’s parents seeking to delay the tube removal order to give their daughter time to learn again to take food and water orally, which they believe is possible with […]
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MP Wappel Blames Passage of “terribly dangerous” C-250 on Liberal Party Flip-Flop

TORONTO, September 19, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  In an interview with LifeSite Friday, leading pro-life Member of Parliament, Tom Wappel, stated that Bill C-250, which passed Third Reading in the House on Wednesday, is “a terribly dangerous piece of legislation” and that “It should not have passed”. The Bill added undefined “sexual orientation” to the list of items protected under federal hate crime law.  Asked why the bill received such a surprisingly strong vote, Wappel responded, “contrary to previous justice ministers and even policy of four months ago, the justice minister issued a piece of paper at the time of the […]
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Toronto Diocese has Nearly 90,000 Signatures on Protect Marriage Petition

TORONTO, September 19, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Communications Director for the Archdiocese of Toronto has informed LifeSite that the archdiocese has currently collected 88,936 signatures on a petition to protect marriage, with more expected.  LifeSite has also learned that the archdiocese of Ottawa has nearly 20,000 signatures to contribute.  The petition to protect the traditional definition of marriage was an effort of the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Similar petitions are being collected by Campaign Life Coalition and other groups.  Given these numbers, and the sizes of the 12 other dioceses, over 300,000 signatures are expected from the Bishops’ petition […]
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New York Times Ad Decrying DNC collusion with anti-Catholic group https://www.catholicleague.org/ads/nytimes_cffc.htm   Australian Bill Seeks to Deny Secrecy of the Confessional https://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,7299527%255E2682,00.html ADL director calls Gibson ‘anti-Semite’  Abraham Foxman lashes out at actor over statements about ‘The Passion’  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34691   Pregnant teen’s death under investigation   East Bay woman had taken RU-486, according to father https://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/09/19/BA258408.DTL   PLANNED SIGNING OF CALIFORNIA HOMOSEXUAL ‘‘MARRIAGE’’ BILL TODAY   https://www.traditionalvalues.org/article.php?sid=1175   Questions and Answers: What’s Wrong With Letting Same-Sex Couples “Marry?”  https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=IF03H01&f=PG03103   The Supreme Court Rules – First Things By Michael M. Uhlmann   – Judicial supremacy means that on essentially all […]
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