U.S. Catholic Medical Association Passes Resolutions on Schiavo, ABC link and ‘Emergency Contracepti

PHILADELPHIA, November 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At its Annual Meeting last month, the Catholic Medical Association passed resolutions calling for women undergoing abortions to be warned of the increased risk of breast cancer associated with the procedure.  The association also passed resolutions supporting the right to life of Florida disabled woman Terri Schiavo and another in favour of prohibiting all “emergency contraception” in Catholic Hospitals.  On the ABC link, the professional medical association noted that “epidemiologic evidence of an association between abortion and breast cancer has existed for almost half a century,” and “29 out of 38 worldwide epidemiologic studies […]
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FDA Approved Spearmint-Flavour Chewable Contraceptive Pills Aimed at Young Girls

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ovcon 35, an oral, spearmint-flavoured contraceptive tablet that can be chewed and swallowed.  Ovcon 35 contains a progestin (norethindrone) and an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) found in products that are already marketed, and thus carries the same dangerous side-effects as other birth control pills including an increased risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke.  Like other oral contraceptives Ovcon 35 is abortifacient when there is a ‘breakthrough’ ovulation.  The directions for use tell women that the pill may be swallowed whole or chewed and swallowed. […]
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Prof Links Euthanasia, Eugenics, Sex Education, Population Control, Gay Rights and Abortion Movement

TORONTO, November 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Three experts in their fields addressed the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition symposium in Toronto on Oct. 25. They examined the philosophical underpinning of the euthanasia movement and two notable “no right-to-life” cases—the murder of Tracey Latimer and attempted murder of Terri Schiavo.  Internationally famous speaker and writer Wesley Smith, who was not scheduled to talk about Terri Schiavo, addressed the particulars of the case and the issues that surround it. An expert on bioethics, he said that it is morally obscene to make judgements about what lives are worth living because it is “nothing less […]
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UN Postpones Plan to Control Internet

November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An ambitious, some would say megalomaniac, plan to place the Internet under the auspices of the United Nations will likely be temporarily shelved at next month’s world information summit in Geneva, December 10-12.  “They’re no longer going to try to agree on this,” a UN official said last week. Promoters of the plan say the Internet is a public resource. National governments should step in and, at an international level, an intergovernmental body such as the International Telecommunications Union should regulate the Internet.  Spam (unwanted advertising), privacy and security issues, hate speech and child pornography […]
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Pro-Abortion Teacher Sues Catholic School for Firing Her

WILMINGTON, November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A teacher at an all-girl Catholic school in Delaware, who was fired for signing a pro-abortion petition, is suing the school for “illegally” firing her. Michele Curay-Cramer, 32, was fired from Ursuline Academy when her name appeared in a pro-abortion advertisement the local newspaper. The lawsuit said the school’s action violated the woman’s rights under the Civil Rights Act. Curay-Cramer claims that she is still a bona fide Catholic: “The Catholic catechism says that if you do what you do with a clean conscience, then you’ve done nothing wrong.”  In its defence, the Catholic […]
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PRI Urges Microsoft to Reconsider Corporate Donations

FRONT ROYAL, November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Population Research Institute (PRI) is appealing to Microsoft Corp. shareholders not to make corporate contributions that strip individual shareholders of their right to contribute to the charities of their choice. “By making charitable contributions at the corporate level, we have usurped the right and duty of individuals to support their favorite charities,” says PRI’s November 11Weekly Briefing from president Dr. Steve Mosher.  The message, intended for the Microsoft Shareholder’s annual meeting, continues, “For example, abortion rights advocates often use the word choice, without mentioning what the choice is all about, that is, […]
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Justice Moore Removed While Court Rules Ten Commandments Display Constitutional

AUSTIN, November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)  A federal court in Texas ruled Wednesday that a Ten Commandments monument just northwest of the state Capitol building does not infringe the constitution.  Meanwhile, on Thursday the Alabama Court of the Judiciary decided to remove Chief Justice Roy Moore from office. The court found Moore guilty of an ethics violation for refusing to comply this summer with U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson’s order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the state judicial center. Commenting on the removal of Justice Moore, James Dobson of Focus on the Family said, “This decision […]
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Homosexual Hate Crime Bill Pushed in US by ‘formerly’ conservative Republican Hatch

WASHINGTON, November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)  Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah has again disappointed life and family leaders in the U.S. by supporting “hate crimes” legislation which includes the legally undefined term “sexual orientation”.  Hatch has formerly voted against such legislation however he is now pushing the legislation with notorious anti-life and anti-family Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy. A similar legislative proposal in Canada, Bill C-250, has passed the House of Commons and was recently debated in the Canadian Senate. In perhaps the clearest and most succinct description of the legislation, Liberal Senator Anne Cools said, “Bill C-250 is directed at those […]
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Outgoing Prime Minister Chretien Finds His Own Betrayal of Catholic Faith Unbelievable

OTTAWA, November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)  In an interview Monday, outgoing Prime Minister Jean Chretien spoke of his own surprise that he had pressed so hard for the homosexual ‘marriage’ legislation, especially given his Catholic faith.  “If you told me I would do that, I would not have believed you,” he said of his decision on homosexual ‘marriage’. “I’m a practicing Roman Catholic.”  At the Liberal Party’s Thursday night grand farewell for Chretien, singer Paul Anka changed the words of his famous song, “My Way” and in one verse sang, “The gays all sing your praise, for days and days, even […]
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