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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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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United Nations Population Fund Attempts to Equate Violence Against Women with Denial of Abortion

NEW YORK, November 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women today, the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund attempted to link the denial of abortion to violence against women.  A United Nations Press release entitled “World Should Promote Zero Tolerance For Violence Against Women,” quotes from a speech by the UNFPA’s Thoraya Ahmed Obaid and also provides a UNFPA video both associating the group’s abortion advocacy with the ending of violence against women.  The first half of Obaid’s speech and the first half of the UNFPA film deal with the […]
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Canadian Justice Minister Pressures New Territorial Government to Adopt Homosexual ‘Marriage’

OTTAWA, November 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Martin Cauchon, Canada’s Minister of Justice who orchestrated the push for legislative approval of same-sex marriage in Canada, will be in Iqaluit, Nunavut, from December 3 to 9 to promote same-sex marriage in Canada’s newest emerging province.  In the Inuit culture, there is no definition of ‘sexual orientation’, nevertheless the term was included in the Nunavut Human Rights Act’s recent passage. However, there was a move to include in the legislation a definition of marriage as being between “two persons.” This was dropped from the legislation at the last minute because of the controversy […]
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FDA will debate over-the-counter status for abortifacient morning after pill next month https://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/7346125.htm   8000 Teens Sign Abstinence Till Marriage Pledge in Southeast Asia https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=Culturearchive
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Anti-Catholic ‘Catholics for a free Choice’ Encourages Restoration of US Funding to UNFPA

NEW YORK, November 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), is promoting an initiative for renewed US funding of the United Nations Population Fund (NFPA).  The UNFPA supports programs aimed at reducing world population.  Kissling was one of 9 “religious” delegates (and the only “Catholic”) that visited China under a CFFC initiative.  In May of 2002, the US State Department investigated UNFPA’s involvement in China.  The investigation found that “the population programs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) retain[ed] coercive elements in law and practice…The PRC has a longstanding and draconian program of controlling birth rates, […]
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Rampant Trade in Aborted Babies in Japanese Universities and Research Facilities

TOKYO, November 25, 2003 (LifesiteNews.com) – The Japanese Health Ministry revealed Monday that use of fetal tissues in University and other research laboratories in that country is commonplace. The article cites that at least 30 research labs and institutions had used cells taken from dead babies for research purposes. The actual number of institutions using fetal tissues is suspected to be much higher.  The fetal cells are being used primarily for research into treatment options for repairing damage to cranial nerves, the spinal cord, heart muscles and other parts of the body – this, despite evidence that fetal stem cells […]
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Canadian Teacher’s Federation Survey Produces Alarming Stats on Children’s Exposure to Electronic Me

OTTAWA, November 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF) survey questioned young people about the effect of today’s electronic media on their lives. The research involved 5,756 students in Grades 3 to 10 across Canada and produced what some consider to be alarming results.  The study reported that “Forty-eight percent of the children surveyed have their own TV set and 35 percent have their own VCR. Twenty-six percent have a computer with an internet connection for their personal use”. Regarding computer games, the study found the youngest children, especially boys, “are the most frequent video and computer-game […]
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British HIV Infections Way Up Despite Ongoing “Safe Sex” Promotion

LONDON, UK, November 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Kingdom Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recently published findings of HIV rates in 2002 for Great Britain. The report reveals a staggering 20 percent increase in HIV cases in that year.  In total, 50,000 cases have been reported in the U.K., with 5,711 new diagnoses being reported in 2002.  The increase has occurred during a time of popular support for the so-called safe sex message promoted by government agencies and celebrities.  Explanations for the abrupt increase are thought to include: an influx of HIV-infected immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa; increased transmission rates […]
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