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
News
 • 

LifeSite NewsBytes

Federal Court Postpones California Recall https://abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20030915_1837.html   Vietnam Government Outlaws Sex-Selective Abortion https://www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=29&NEWS_ID=23573   Pro-Life Group Wants Recess Appointment of Bush Nominees https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=Politicsarchive
News
 • 

4-D Ultrasound Shows Babies Smile and Cry in Womb

LONDON, September 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Obstetrician, professor Stuart Campbell at the Create Health Centre for Reproduction and Advanced Technology, has developed ultrasound technology to show astounding details of the child in the womb. The pictures available show the unborn child moving, crying, blinking and even smiling, and open up whole new areas of possibility for doctors and expectant parents.  It was thought that children do not start smiling until several weeks after birth. “But,” says Dr. Campbell, “before birth, most babies smile frequently. This may indicate the baby’s trouble-free existence in the womb and the relatively traumatic first few […]
News
 • 

Medical Expert Suspected of Bias in Case of Disabled Woman in Danger of Death by Starvation

CLEARWATER, FL, September 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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, has taken another twist.  Supporters of Terri’s family have uncovered a possible link to collusion in the legal proceedings involving attorney George Felos (representing Michael Schiavo – Terri’s estranged husband) and the neurologist Dr. Peter Bambakidis (court appointed, independent, examining physician).  During the 2002 trials, the court ordered that two physicians would be chosen by Michael Schiavo, two […]
News
 • 

Alliance Leader Harper’s Best-Ever Speech Slams Government Betrayal on Marriage

OTTAWA, September 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Alliance Leader Stephen Harper expressed disbelief yesterday at the “astounding dishonesty of the Liberal party on the issue of same-sex marriage” following a vote in the House of Commons on an Alliance motion to affirm the traditional definition of marriage and to take all steps necessary to protect it in Canada. The motion was defeated by a vote of 132-137, despite the fact that a nearly identical motion passed, with Cabinet and backbench support from the Liberals, by a vote of 216-55 in 1999.  In what is being called the best speech Harper […]
News
 • 

Canadian Minister Says Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Legislation Likely to Change

OTTAWA, September 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Health Minister Anne McLellan, a close ally of Prime-Minister-in-waiting Paul Martin, has let slip that the homosexual marriage legislation will likely be altered.  McLellan suggested that since Martin is to take over as Prime Minister the bill would be altered.  Pro-family political analysts have warned from the beginning of the debate that the government would likely propose the totally unacceptable ‘compromise’ of legal recognition of homosexual civil unions. “Unless this draft bill is presented to the House (of Commons) and voted on before the change in leadership, I don’t think anyone should assume that […]
News
 • 

Faith Groups React to Parliament’s Betrayal of Marriage

OTTAWA, September 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The close vote (137/132) against the Canadian Alliance motion re-affirming the definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman, is a betrayal by the Members of Parliament who changed their vote from the same motion four years ago, say Catholics and Evangelical leaders within the pro-life movement.  “Those who voted against the motion are not representing the wishes of their constituents. We know that the overwhelming majority of people who contacted their MPs by calls, visits and e-mail were in support of traditional marriage,” said Hilary White, Director of Campaign […]
News
 • 

Homosexual Activist MP Holds to “Fascism” says Alliance MP in House Debate

OTTAWA, September 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During yesterday’s House of Commons debate on the Alliance motion to protect the traditional definition of marriage, Alliance Justice Critic Vic Toews accused homosexual activist MP Svend Robinson of “fascism.”  Robinson, who was heckling during Toews’ speech had to be silenced by the Speaker of the House after which Toews remarked, “Mr. Speaker, it does not surprise me that member, who puts the jackboot of fascism on the necks of our people with Bill C-250, would say things like that. I expect it of him, but I thank you, Mr. Speaker, for bringing the […]
News
 • 

Pro-Family Group Says Homosexual Hate Crime Bill is a Tactic to Eliminate Debate on Marriage

OTTAWA, September 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Passage of Bill C-250 is the latest effort by the federal Liberal Government to shut down public debate on the move to redefine marriage, according to CFAC Executive Director Brian Rushfeldt.  “Canadians who are speaking out against the redefinition of marriage are already being accused of ‘hate’ speech by homosexual activists. When C-250 is passed into law later this fall, the activists will begin to insist on prosecution to silence their critics with criminal sanctions,” says Rushfeldt.  Passage of C-250 by the House of Commons on Wednesday, September 17 will quickly lead to the […]
News
 •