Paraguay, Croatia and Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples

NEW YORK, October 22, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Croatia has legalized same-sex unions and “human rights” protections for homosexuals. The post-communist, historically Catholic country stopped short of granting full marriage “rights.”  In Paraguay, the Minister of Women’s Affairs will propose legislation to create civil unions for same-sex couples. The announcement dispels homosexual predictions that Ms. Argana would refrain from this move because she allegedly belongs to the Roots Church, affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren.  So far in Latin America, only the city of Buenos Aires and Rio Negro province, both in Argentina, have homosexual civil unions. The so-called International Gay and […]
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Polish cardinal Criticizes Plans to Legalize Abortion, Gay Partnerships

WARSAW, October 22, 2003 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Jozef Glemp of Warsaw, primate of Poland, this week criticized government plans to grant legal recognition to homosexual relationships and to weaken the country’s abortion laws. He was commenting on announced plans by ruling parties to introduce the bills in the parliament.  Prime Minister Leszek Miller’s Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) pledged to grant special rights to homosexuals and allow more abortions in new laws after the 2001 general election. But those plans were shelved in order to win the Catholic Church’s backing for Poland’s accession to the European Union.  But now a group […]
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Lesbian, Pro-Abortion Activist Patricia Ireland Dismissed as YWCA Chief

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Radical pro-abortion activist Patricia Ireland, former head of the National Organization of Women, has been “terminated” from her post as chief executive of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).  The YWCA board made the decision after requesting that she resign.  She refused the request.  U.S. pro-life organizations railed at the decision to appoint Ireland to head the YWCA six months ago.  Since then it seems that Ireland irritated the board by pursuing her activist agenda.  However, full details on the removal remain hidden.  In a release the Traditional Values Coalition stated “We don’t know […]
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November 6 Vote Likely on United Nations Cloning Ban

UNITED NATIONS, October 22, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews.com has learned from sources at the United Nations that both lobbyists and delegates attending a crucial United Nations Committee meeting on human cloning suspect a vote will be held on the issue at the close of their meeting on November 6.  Deliberations on a proposal to enact a United Nations ban on human cloning have stalled over opposition to a ban on all human cloning by supporters of a Franco-German position asking for a ban on only ‘reproductive’ cloning. A large majority of nations support the Costa Rican resolution, which seeks a […]
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Film on Reagan Produced by Hollywood Democrats Presents Reagan as Cold-hearted, Ruthless

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An upcoming CBS film made for television presents former President Ronald Reagan as cold-hearted and ruthless.  Drudge report revealed in a shocker today that in one scene former First Lady Nancy Reagan is portrayed pleading with the President to help people battling AIDS. The film character playing Reagan says resolutely, “They that live in sin shall die in sin” and refuses to discuss the issue further. The show’s writer’s admit the dialogue never happened.  Drudge also reveals that the film’s producers, Zadan and Meron, acknowledge their liberal politics, as do the stars of the […]
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U.S. Senate Gives Final Approval to Partial Birth Abortion Ban – President to Sign

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (S. 3) Tuesday afternoon on a vote of 64-34, clearing the measure for President Bush’s signature.  “In 2000, five Supreme Court justices said that Roe v. Wade guaranteed the right of abortionists to perform partial-birth abortions whenever they see fit— but Congress is now inviting the Supreme Court to re-examine that extreme and inhumane decision,” said Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC).  In the case of Stenberg v. Carhart in 2000, by a 5-4 vote, the […]
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Poor Efforts by Florida Bishops on Shiavo Case Severely Criticized by American Life League

STAFFORD, Virginia, October 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American Life League president Judi Brown has taken the Florida Catholic bishops to task for their poor efforts on the Terri Shiavo saga. In a press release earlier today, the AFL says Brown “notes a serious void in leadership within the Florida Catholic Conference of Bishops. ‘Most stunning throughout this lengthy, three-year battle to save Terri Schiavo’s life has been the lack of consistent action by Florida’s Catholic bishops, especially Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg.  It is inexcusable that these shepherds find it acceptable to sit by virtually silent while one of […]
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