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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President Bush Applauds Passage of Partial Birth Abortion Ban – Looks Forward to Signing

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a statement yesterday, President George W. Bush said “I applaud the Senate for joining the House in passing the ban on partial-birth abortion.”  He promised to sign the legislation and also said he saw it as a step in building the culture of life.  “This is very important legislation that will end an abhorrent practice and continue to build a culture of life in America,” he said.  “I look forward to signing it into law.”  See the statement from the White House website:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/10/20031021-16.html
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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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Liberals Seek to Silence Scalia Conservative Supreme Court justice asked to bow out of all religious cases.  https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0028501.cfm   Sponsor Pulls Ad from CBS News After Homeschoolers’ Complaints https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=Culturearchive
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Ontario Premier McGuinty Visits Catholic School After Mocking Catholic Principles.

OTTAWA, October 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On October 11, the Ottawa Citizen reported on pro-abortion and pro-homosexual “Catholic” Dalton McGuinty’s visit to St. Patrick’s High School, his alma mater. The students cheered as he accepted a gift of a school sweater. He spoke briefly about the need to be involved in political activities, to participate in public service and to “dream big dreams.”  McGuinty follows in the footsteps of many current Canadian politicians with a Catholic background. It has become the accepted practice among Canadian Catholic politicians to claim the status of Catholic in good standing or so-called “devout” Catholics, […]
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