203 People Killed By Legal Euthanasia in Belgium in First Year of the Practice

BRUSSELS, November 25, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – September 22, 2003, marked the end of the first year of legal euthanasia in Belgium.  Official statistics released today reveal that 203 people were killed with the procedure.  The Federal Health Ministry released the number of reported cases noting also that the number of Flemmish speaking Belgians resorting to euthanasia was four times as high as French speaking Belgians.  Pope John Paul II repeated his warning to Belgium against euthanasia and other harmful pieces of legislation which attack life and family.  In a meeting with Belgian Bishops Saturday the Pope spoke of the “worrisome” […]
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Cambridge Leads State in Bid to Legalize Gay Marriage Despite Non-Support of US Populace and Warning

Cambridge, Mass, November 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the November 18 court order to allow homosexual ‘marriage’ in Massachusetts, Cambridge is becoming the first city in the nation to implement the same-sex ruling.  The Cambridge action ignores a warning from Governor Mitt Romney to defer the issue while the state legislature responds to the court decision.  The state was given 180 days to re-write its marriage laws to include lesbian and gay couples.  Denise Simmons, an “openly gay” Cambridge city Councillor, and Fellow Councillor Brian Murphy, submitted the proposal on November 18, only hours after the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling.  […]
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U.S. House of Representatives Approves Internet Anti-Spam Bill

Washington, November 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  After an all night session, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an anti-spam bill this past Saturday morning by a vote of 395-2. CNET News.com reports that the Senate is expected to follow and pass the measure, titled the “Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act”, this week.  Pornographic and other offensive or aggressive unsolicited email has been proliferating out of control on the Internet in recent years and threatening to nearly collapse the communications network. Parents have been concerned about the exposure of their children to the growing flood of email […]
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U.S. Syphilis Rates Climbs for Second Consecutive Year with Massive Surge Among Homosexual Men

WASHINGTON, November 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The syphilis rate in the United States rose in 2002 for the second consecutive year, following a decade-long decline that led to an all-time low in 2000, according to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The overall increase occurred despite continued declines in syphilis among African Americans and women. The increase is due to large increases in reported syphilis cases among men, particularly “gay and bisexual men” according to a report from the Centers for the Disease Control (CDC).  The data, published in the November 21 issue […]
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European Pro-Lifers Ask for World Wide Assistance to Convince Ireland to Reject Embryo Research Fund

DUBLIN, November 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – European Life Network (ELN), an Irish-based lobby group, is making an urgent call on bishops, politicians and the world’s pro-life leaders to persuade the Irish government to oppose European Union funding for research using embryonic humans.  Mr Patrick Buckley, ELN’s director, is today writing to the Irish hierarchy, members of the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) and his opposite numbers overseas to ask them to contact Mr Bertie Ahern, the Taoiseach (prime minister).  Mr Buckley’s letter points out that the European Union’s council of ministers will this week decide on the EU’s sixth framework research program […]
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Columnist Ezra Levant Says Conrad Black’s troubles about “liberal vengeance on a conservative hero”  https://www.canoe.ca/Columnists/levant.html   Federal Judge To Hear Challenge to Virginia’s Partial-Birth Abortion Ban https://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FMGArticle%2FRTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031772271381&path=%21news&s=1045855934842   Louisiana Abortionists Must Apply for Required State Licensing https://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/112103/new_clinic001.shtml   CATHOLIC MEDIA COALITION DESIGNATES NOVEMBER 30, 2003 TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO DAY https://www.catholicmediacoalition.org/press_releases.htm#THERESASCHINDLERSCHIAVODAY   Ontario Teens Turning to Cocaine https://www.fotf.ca/familyfacts/tfn/2003/112003.html#2   WND author suggests we have conceded the battle on marriage if we assume society has accepted homosexuality.  “most people just aren’t passionate enough about the issue to fight against it. The homosexual camp is well aware of this, and is intent on […]
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Head of Church of England Backs Curate’s Fight Against Eugenic Abortions

LONDON, November 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has given his “full backing” to an Anglican priestess, who is taking legal action over a late term abortion of a baby with a cleft palate.  Rev. Joanna Jepson, a curate of St Michael’s church in Chester, told The Telegraph that in a meeting with the archbishop last year, he told her “May I just say how supportive I am and you’ve got my full backing.”  The High Court is to hear the case December 1.  Rev. Jepson, 27, is taking court action against the police for […]
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The Ease of Umbilical Cord Blood Storage for Later Stem Cell Therapy

TORONTO, November 24, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Stem cells obtained from umbilical cord blood, one of the main answers to the ethical and moral problems associated with embryonic stem cell research, are actually simple to collect and store.  Dr Peter Hollands, Scientific Director of Cells for Life, an umbilical cord blood bank in Ontario, described to LifeSiteNews.com the importance of umbilical cord blood for stem cells and also the simple process involved in their storage.  “When a baby is delivered, and the umbilical cord is cut, there is still a large amount of blood in the umbilical cord. This blood contains […]
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Questions to Ask Cord Blood Storage Companies to Ensure First Class Service

By Dr. Peter Hollands, PhD in Stem Cell Biology When choosing an umbilical cord blood storage company it is important to ask some critical questions. Many new banks are being established at the moment and many do not have the necessary background or expertise to provide a first class service. The questions which any client should ask a potential cord blood bank are: How long has the company been established? Can you visit the bank on request to see their facility? Is the annual fee guaranteed or subject to increase? If the specimen volume is too low is there still […]
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Canadian MP Releases Petition to Support “Women’s Right to Know” Legislation on Abortion

OTTAWA, November 21, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Alliance MP Garry Breitkreuz (Yorkton-Melville), has released a petition requesting that Parliament support this motion calling for a “Women’s Right to Know Act” when it is debated and voted on in Parliament. The legislation would guarantee that all women considering an abortion would be given complete information by their physician about all the risks of the procedure before being referred for an abortion. It also sets penalties for physicians who perform an abortion without the informed consent of the mother or perform an abortion that is not medically necessary for the purpose of […]
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