Alliance/Spencer Drama: Re-Criminalization of Homosexuality Not Issue For Pro-Family Groups or MPs

OTTAWA, November 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The news day began with a bang Thursday as Canadian media were filled with stories about Canadian Alliance Family Critic Larry Spencer’s fall into a political minefield on the homosexuality issue. Spencer was removed from his post today after a media storm following publication of an unfortunate interview he gave to Vancouver Sun reporter Peter O’Neil.  Although the text of the conversation with O’Neil cannot be confirmed, Spencer was quoted by O’Neil as responding that if someone brought forward a bill in the House to criminalize homosexuality “I’d certainly vote for it.”  Very few, […]
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San Francisco Becomes First City to Challenge Partial Birth Abortion Ban

SAN FRANCISCO, November 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking to have the city join Planned Parenthood in its legal challenge to the Partial Birth Abortion Ban.  The Chronicle reports that Herrera filed a motion in U.S. District Court on Tuesday asking to join the lawsuit on behalf of San Francisco’s Department of Public Health and its employees. Spouting the same rhetoric used by pro-abortion zealots who support the gruesome late-term abortion procedures, Herrera said “public health services would be compromised, potentially endangering the health and lives of the city’s neediest women,” with the legislation.  […]
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Federal Court Grants Allows Pro-Lifers to Return to Public Sidewalk Near High School

LOS ANGELES, November 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Federal Judge Edward Rafeedie of the Central District of California issued a preliminary injunction in favour of four pro-life activists who seek to communicate to young people the truth about abortion. The pro-lifers were represented by Catherine Short, Legal Director of Life Legal Defense Foundation.  The injunction prohibits the Long Beach Unified School District, a high school principal, six Long Beach police officers and the city from arresting or otherwise interfering with the pro-lifers “holding signs, distributing literature, and discussing abortion with students and others present on the sidewalk adjoining Millikan High School […]
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Judge Compares Censorship of Christian Student During Homosexuality Discussion to Actions of Nazi Ge

DETROIT, November 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Detroit Federal Judge Gerald Rosen likened the censorship of a Christian student at Ann Arbor, Michigan Pioneer High School during its 2002 Diversity Week program to the censorship practiced by Nazi Germany. The judge’s comments were made during a scheduled hearing in a federal lawsuit filed by the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm, on behalf of student Betsy Hansen whose religious views against homosexuality were censored and excluded from the program.  According to the Detroit Free Press, during Monday’s hearing Judge Rosen asked the school’s attorney, “Isn’t this cultural […]
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European Union Ministers Delay Vote on Embryonic Research Funding till December 3

BRUSSELS, November 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Union Council of Ministers met today on EU funding for controversial embryonic stem cell research.  Despite endorsement of the plan by the European Parliament last week, the Ministers failed to agree on a plan.  The Ministers will address the question again on December 3.  The plan supported by the majority of Members of the European Parliament would allow such research to be financed from the EU’s sixth framework programme budget (2002-2006) of some $17.5 billion. The measure also called for allowing research on embryo or foetal stem cells deriving from so-called ‘therapeutic’ […]
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Queen’s Speech Outlines UK Plans for Homosexual Unions and Banning Spanking but Skips Euthanasia Bil

LONDON, November 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Queen of England delivered her speech from the throne today which outlines the British Government’s plans for upcoming legislation.  The speech, written by Prime Minister Tony Blair, confirmed that the Labour Government would press ahead with homosexual union legislation as well as legislation to ban spanking by parents. However, pro-life lobbyists were pleased to note that the controversial bill which would authorize euthanasia by neglect was excluded from the speech.  “My Government will maintain its commitment to increased equality and social justice by bringing forward legislation on the registration of civil partnerships between […]
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Syphilis Epidemic Among San Francisco Gays

SAN FRANCISCO, November 26, 2003 (LifesiteNews.com) – Health authorities warn that there will be a 50 percent increase in syphilis cases among San Francisco homosexuals over 2002 levels if current trends continue. The epidemic reflects an increase in dangerous sexual practices among homosexual men in the city. The health authority also predicts a “massive spike” in HIV/AIDS cases as a result.  Researchers at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, have revealed that HIV is more easily transmitted to and from people with syphilis. “Syphilis may predispose a person toward more rapid progression of HIV disease,” said Dr. Michael Norgard, […]
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Michael Schiavo Seeks to Avoid Jury Trial in Seeking Starvation Death of Disabled Wife Terri https://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031125/APN/311250989   Orthodox Catholics Urge Bishops to Toughen Cultural Views American Life League leader Judie Brown takes issue with Catholic politicians who support legalized abortion and still receive communion at mass.  “That is a sacrilegious act against Christ. Christ is truly present in Holy Communion and no one who favours the killing of children, the image and likeness of God, should ever receive communion,” Brown said. “It’s an offence to God and the bishops have an obligation to say that and they don’t,” she added.  […]
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