Massachusetts Governor Considering Homosexual ‘Civil Union’ Legislation Rather Than Homosexual ‘Marr

BOSTON, November 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In considering the state reaction to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling in favour of homosexual ‘marriage’, Gov. Mitt Romney is considering offering what he believes is compromise homosexual ‘civil union’ legislation rather than homosexual ‘marriage’ legislation. The stance comes as a disappointment to pro-family groups who recognize that giving any marriage rights to other than genuine male-female married couples will inevitably undermine the important special status of marriage. Whether called ‘marriage’ or ‘civil unions’, it is understood that the net effect in either case is seen as alarming for the future of marriage […]
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UN Report ‘Discovers’ People are Essential to Economic Growth

FRONT ROYAL, November 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report form the United Nations Population Division has reached the earth-shattering conclusion that people are a key part of economic development, according to the November 19 PRI Weekly Briefing.  The report, entitled “Levels and Trends of International Migration to Selected Countries in Asia,” reaches the conclusion that migrant labour is a good thing when it comes to building up the economies of developing countries. As such, the report may begin to unravel the anti-population ideology that holds sway in the developed world.  “Despite the crucial role played by migrant labor throughout […]
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St. Lucia Cancels Abortion Debate, Postpones Legalization

CASTRIES, November 20, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – St. Lucia’s prime minister, Kenny Anthony, has cancelled parliamentary debate on his plan to partially liberalize the Caribbean island’s abortion law, after 9,000 Catholics signed a petition demanding that the legislation be shelved.  The 90% Catholic nation of 160,000 was shocked in September when the government, without any significant public demand, introduced a bill to allow abortion in cases of rape, incest or for the “health” of the mother. After public pressure, the latest version of the bill provides for a “cooling off” period of 48 hours after requesting an abortion, including counselling.  The […]
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10 Anglican Parishes Objecting to Homosexual Unions May be Locked Out of Churches https://www.nationalpost.com/utilities/story.html?id=296CE768-7A8B-4C9A-B5AA-1236E58A70C6   Minnesota Proposes Constitutional Amendment Banning Homosexual ‘Marriage’  https://www.kaaltv.com/article/view/37318/  Federal trial begins for man charged with anthrax hoax on abortuary https://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/7304182.htm
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European Parliament Votes to Fund Destructive Research on Human Embryos

BRUSSELS, November 19, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Parliament (EP) voted 300-210 today to call on the European Union to lift a moratorium on funding embryonic stem cell research.  The moratorium, which is in effect until December 31, bans European Union funding of destructive research on human embryos.  The EP vote is not binding since the final decision is to be made by the EU Council of Ministers.  The majority of MEPs supported allowing 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 […]
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U.S. President Bush Condemns Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Ruling

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President George W. Bush commented yesterday on the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling which declared homosexual ‘marriage’ a constitutional right.  Speaking from Britain where he is visiting with political leaders, the President said, “Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. Today’s decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court violates this important principle. I will work with congressional leaders and others to do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage.”  The ruling, handed down yesterday, comes just over a month after President Bush declared October 12-18 Protection of Marriage […]
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Faith and Family Groups React to Massachusetts Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Ruling

BOSTON, November 19, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Faith and family groups responded to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling to allow homosexual ‘marriage’ with warnings of dire consequences and promises to continue to fight for the protection of marriage. Focus on the Family Chairman Dr. James Dobson warned, “The dire ramifications of what is happening in the United States and other Western nations cannot be overstated.”  Dobson continued, “The homosexual activist movement, which has achieved virtually every goal and objective it set out to accomplish more than 50 years ago, is now closer than it has ever been to administering a […]
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U.S. Catholic Pro-Life Leader Calls Bluff on Seamless Garment Approach to Pro-Life Politics

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Judie Brown, President American Life League, one of the largest pro-life groups in the United States, has called the bluff of Catholic leaders who insist on seamless-garment approaches to pro-life politics. “According to seamless-garment bishops, it’s simply inexcusable for pro-lifers to publicly identify pro-abortion ‘Catholic’ politicians like Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, Susan Collins, Pat Leahy, Tom Daschle, Tom Harkin, Barbara Mikulski and Dennis Kucinich,” says Brown.  “They say if we’re going to name the names of those opposed to the inalienable right to life, we must also name […]
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UK PM Tony Blair’s Wife Attacks U.S. Over Rejection of International Criminal Court

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cherie Booth, wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair threw protocol to the wind as she slammed America only one day before President Bush was to visit Britain.  Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington on Nov. 17, Booth slammed the Bush administration for the U.S. withdrawal from the International Criminal Court.  Booth spoke at the left-leaning Jesuit university as part of a panel marking the 40th anniversary of “Pacem in Terris” (“Peace on Earth”), Pope John XXIII’s encyclical on world peace. However, Booth demonstrated her ignorance of the ICC stating, “It seems inconceivable that […]
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Liberal Paul Martin to take over as Canadian Prime Minister on Dec. 12 https://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1069156918505_91/?hub=CTVNewsAt11   Tory backbencher Manitoba MP Rick Borotsik said he’d switch to Liberals rather than run under proposed Conservative Party of Canada if it is led by Alliance Leader Stephen Harper https://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20031119.wxalliance_2/BNStory/National/  Alabama Attorney general says state won’t recognize gay ‘marriages’  https://www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031118/APN/311180852   ACLU, Planned Parenthood and other abortionists File Suit To Block New Hampshire Parental Notification Law https://www.nashuatelegraph.com/Main.asp?SectionID=25&SubSectionID=354&ArticleID=93773   ‘Gay’ marriage MA justice tied to N.Y. Times reports WorldNetDaily https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35693   Philippines Cardinal Jamie Sin – a pro-life hero retires from pulpit this week https://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=4467816   […]
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