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Contraception Sure, But No Safe Drinking Water International Right to Life Federation October Newsletter reports that the World Bank Atlas 2002 says “25% of the Chinese population lack access to a source of safe water, whereas 83% of childbearing age women have access to contraception. In Vietnam it’s 44% without safe water, but 75% who have contraception available.”  https://www.lifeissues.org/international/v14no5.htm   Janet Smith on how the contraceptive mentality has affected the family: The pattern of marriages in the United States is often something like this: multiple sexual partners before marriage; a two or three year period of cohabitation, all the while […]
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President Bush Proclaims Protection From Pornography Week; Canadians Oppose Loose Child Porn Bill

WASHINGTON, October 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While President Bush issued the proclamation of Protection from Pornography Week for this week in the U.S., October 26- November 1, Canada’s Official Opposition recognized the week by attacking Canada’s shameful allowance of some child pornography.  “Pornography can have debilitating effects on communities, marriages, families, and children. During Protection From Pornography Week, we commit to take steps to confront the dangers of pornography,” said Bush Saturday. “The effects of pornography are particularly pernicious with respect to children.  We are vigorously prosecuting and severely punishing those who would harm our children.”  Meanwhile in Canada on […]
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UNFPA Complains that Philippine Government Diverted Funds for Contraceptives to Natural Family Plann

MANILA, October 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) which promotes abortion, abortifacient contraceptives and sterilization in its drive toward depopulation, has criticized the Philippine government over its allocation of funds. Florence Tayzon, assistant representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Manila complained bitterly that the government under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo re-allocated funds destined for contraceptives to natural family planning (NFP).  UNFPA claims $1.5 million was originally allocated for contraceptives in 2000 by then-President Joseph Estrada (ousted by a popular uprising due to a corruption scandal).  “They used the money for natural family planning instead […]
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Canadian Senator Cools Warns Colleagues of “Danger and Enormity” of Homosexual Hate Crime Bill

OTTAWA, October 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senator Anne Cools rose in the Senate yesterday to speak in opposition to Bill C-250, the private member’s bill by homosexual activist Svend Robinson which seeks to add the term ‘sexual orientation’ to hate crime law. Cools told her colleagues that they should “grasp the enormity and danger of the proposal before us.”  She referred to the legislation as “pernicious and unprecedented,” a “menace” and “a cruel proposition intended to criminalize the verbal and written expression of moral opinion on human sexuality and on human sexual practices.”  Cools pointed out that “Bill C-250 will […]
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Protection From Pornography Week, 2003   By the President of the United States of America https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/10/20031025-1.html   Halloween Celebration as Popular as Christmas https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0028540.cfm   Miss America 2003 Erika Harold, who last year fought pageant officials’ attempts to stifle her abstinence message, says growing numbers of young people are rejecting sexual promiscuity, despite “what they see on television.”  https://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20031027-121013-8524r.htm   Maryland Atheists Want State to Remove Roadside Memorial https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=Nationarchive
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One Step Forward Two Steps Back: Taiwan to Abolish Death Penalty, Approve Homosexual Marriage

TAIPEI, October 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Legislation drawn up by the Taiwanese government would abolish the death penalty but also legalize homosexual marriage and homosexual adoption.  The legislation, jointly drafted by the office of President Chen Shui-bian and the cabinet, is expected to be debated in parliament by December.  A statement form the presidential office indicates that the massive press coverage given to the Canadian homosexual ‘marriage’ ruling and legislation, as well as the pro-sodomy ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, contributed to the decision to propose the legalization of homosexual ‘marriage’.  “The human rights of homosexuals have been gradually […]
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Cord Blood Stem Cell Bill Introduced With Bi-Partisan Support

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Sam Brownback (R-KS), along with co-sponsors Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), announced introduction of the Cord Blood Stem Cell Act of 2003 last week. This begins a new commitment to developing a national infrastructure for cord blood stem cell collection and research that could, in time, save the lives of thousands of gravely ill Americans.  The success of these adult stem cells trumps any need for recourse to morally objectionable embryonic stem cells.  The bipartisan Cord Blood Stem Cell Act of 2003 would […]
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