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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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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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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Alliance Tries Again With Private Members Bill To Protect Marriage Definition

OTTAWA, September 18, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Globe and Mail reported Thursday afternoon that the Alliance party has taken another go at protecting the definition of marriage and is supporting a private member’s bill that would reaffirm the traditional definition of marriage as being a union between a man and a woman. The bill, titled Bill C-447, received first reading in the Commons on Thursday.  The bill was introduced by Alberta MP Grant Hill and seconded by Alliance leader Stephen Harper. Harper said, “The definition of marriage needs to be clarified, and this bill (C-447) does that. … Our party […]
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National Pro-Life Organization Urges Still More Pressure to Ensure Defeat of Canadian Reprotech Bill C-13

OTTAWA, September 18, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In its October national newsletter, Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) emphasizes as its lead story the importance of continuing political pressure to ensure the defeat of the federal government’s reproductive technologies Bill C-13. The Liberal elite has been hampered for several months now in arranging enough support to pass the controversial bill and has postponed voting several times. With the new parliamentary session underway this week it is expected that another attempt will soon be made to bring the bill forward.  CLC notes that over the summer, the Toronto Star reported that Liberal MP Paul […]
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Liberals Likely to Push Through Marriage Redefinition Right After Ontario Election

OTTAWA, September 18, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Federal Liberals are giving indications that their successful outmanoeuvring of the Alliance Party over the marriage motion and Bill C-250 this week has encouraged them to push a marriage redefinition bill through the House soon after the Oct. 2nd Ontario election.  As well, the Liberal Party, especially many of Mr. Martin’s supporters, are said to be anxious to rid themselves of the contentious same-sex marriage issue well before the federal election next year.  Gwen Landolt, vice-president of REAL Women of Canada told LifeSiteNews.com Thursday that any bills that do not pass in this […]
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Pa. Court Rules Against Common-Law Unions https://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-common-law-marriage,0,5705551.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines   Women who believe abortion should be outlawed or severely restricted are in the majority, according to a two-year survey by a pro-abortion group.  https://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/0903/17abortion.html?urac=n&urvf=10638106688870.5074910239030515   Missouri Legislature overrides veto of 24-hour abortion waiting period https://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=16701 Christian School Bomb Scare: Caller Demands Public Support for Homosexual Marriage https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/9/122003d.asp   ‘Gay’ married couple denied entry to U.S.  Customs official tells Canadian men they don’t qualify as ‘family’  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34673
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Bush Determined Over Judicial Appointments

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President George W. Bush is standing by his appeals court nominee, Texas Supreme Court justice Priscilla Owen, and criticizing the “outrageous” antics of Senate Democrats who have filibustered her nomination for two years.  “She’s a great lady. She ought to be confirmed,” Bush said of Owen. “You bet I’m behind her, 100 percent. … I think it is outrageous that Miguel Estrada never got an up or down vote on the Senate floor,” Bush added. “He would have been confirmed. … I don’t ascribe [it to] anything other than pure politics,” Bush said.  Bush […]
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Thousands of Kenyans Demonstrate Against Legalization of Abortion

NAIROBI, September 18, 2003 (SPUC/ LifeSiteNews.com) – Thousands of Kenyan Christians held a silent procession in Nairobi last month, demonstrating against abortion. Fears have been raised by the Christian Medical Fellowship that the draft constitution currently being discussed may contain loopholes providing for the legalisation of abortion, though this has been denied. A recent survey found that 81% of Kenyans did not favour the legalisation of abortion but health minister Charity Ngilu has claimed that it is unfair for women to be denied legal abortion and wants a public debate on the issue. [IPSNews, 16 September]  https://www.spuc.org.uk/news/20030918.htm
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