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Pro-Abortion Attitudes At FDA under Bush has Even the New York Times Suprised Peggy Noonan on the Kafuffle over Gibson’s Passion of Christ        
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Domestic Partner Registry Opens in Ohio

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio, January 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Less than one week after the Ohio Legislature made one of the U.S.‘s most vocal statements in opposition to the legalization of same-sex “marriage,” a Cleveland suburb has voted to open a “domestic partner registry” for unmarried couples. The first 16 of 17 registrants were same-sex “couples.”  Although the registration carries no legal rights binding on governments or employers, opponents worry that it will usher in same-sex benefits such as pensions and health care, and erode the traditional idea of marriage which the majority of U.S. citizens support. Eventually, the city will […]
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Rabbi Yehuda Levin Speech to National March for Life

28 Teveth 5764 / 22 Jan. 2004″I Have a Dream” Rabbi Yehuda Levin Speech to National March for Life, Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 22, 2004 Three decades ago, in 1973, a decadent Supreme Court, in this city of Washington, D.C., issued a shameful decree—the ROE vs. WADE ruling that empowered the abortion establishment to murder and mutilate tens of millions of G-D’s children in cold blood. Today, 31 years later, ROE vs. WADE is still the law of this great country.  So, we have come here today to dramatize this appalling condition. When the architects of our republic wrote the […]
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Shameful Bias Again in This Year’s March for Life Coverage by Mainstream Media

WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week’s Washington DC March for Life attended by over 100,000 pro-lifers and addressed by the President via telephone, numerous congressmen, cardinals, bishops and pro-life leaders, was basically ignored by major media outlets. Pro-lifers in Canada who were searching the American networks on the day of the March were frustrated to find no coverage on any of the evening news broadcasts.  LifeSite staff attending the March witnessed first-hand the immense pro-life crowd and only a tiny handful of pro-abortion opponents.  LifeSiteNews.com spoke with Tim Graham, the Director of Media Analysis for the Media […]
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Jewish Rabbi Delivers Most Rousing Speech at Washington March for Life

WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Of all the speeches delivered just before the 31st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. last week, the one delivered with the most vigor and which roused the most passion was that of Rabbi Yehuda Levin. Pulling no punches, Rabbi Levin began, “Three decades ago, in 1973, a decadent Supreme Court, in this city of Washington, D.C., issued a shameful decree-the ROE vs. WADE ruling that empowered the abortion establishment to murder and mutilate tens of millions of G-D’s children in cold blood.”  He spoke of America’s promise of life, liberty and […]
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Morning-After Pill Legalized in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, January 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The International Consortium on Emergency Contraception, a group of abortion supporters, are succeeding in their mandate to proliferate abortifacient “emergency contraception” world-wide, as Mexico announced on Thursday its decision to legalize the chemical abortion drug.  There was strangely little opposition voiced from pro-life, Catholic or other religious organizations in this predominately Catholic country.  With files from SFGate
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Harvard-MIT Study Shows State Pro-Life Laws Responsible for Lower Abortion Rates

WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study by a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT Data Center indicates that state laws against abortion reduce the number of abortions.  The research, by Harvard-MIT Data Center post-doctoral fellow Michael J. New, is published by the Heritage Foundation.  It explains the key role of life- affirming state laws in the substantial decline in the number of abortions during the 1990s-after a rise in abortions during the 1970s and 1980s.  “Dr. New’s research shows that when politicians and judges decide against life-affirming legislation, they are like lifeguards turning their backs to the […]
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British Medical Association Preferred Bioethicist Says Infanticide Justifiable

WESTMINSTER, UK, January 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – John Harris, the British Medical Association’s “preferred bioethicist” and Manchester University professor of ethics revealed yesterday that he felt infanticide was justifiable for disabled children.  During an unreported debate last week on sex selection, Harris told the Commons Science and Technology Committee that he did not see a difference between killing a child at 40 weeks gestation versus killing the child after it was born. He also said that infanticide is accepted in most countries and that it was for families to decide the fate of their child. “I don’t think infanticide is […]
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South Dakota Set To Pass Legislation Making Abortion a Crime

ANN ARBOR, MI, January 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With legal assistance from the Thomas More Law Center, South Dakota State Representative Matt McCaulley introduced a bill Thursday making abortion a crime unless it is necessary to save the life of the mother. House Bill 1191, which already has the support of a majority in the state house and senate, directly confronts the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which gave women a constitutional right to abort their babies. Representative McCaulley presented the legislation on the 31st anniversary of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, saying, […]
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Boston Archbishop Says Pro-Abortion Politicians “Shouldn’t Dare Come to Communion”

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview with LifeSiteNews.com following the Vigil for Life Mass in Washington Wednesday, Boston Archbishop Sean O’Malley expressed his great desire for a renewal of faith among Catholics.  Asked about the problem of Catholic politicians promoting abortion, the Archbishop noted that the problem “is not only politicians but those (Catholics) who vote for them.”  He stressed repeatedly the “great need for adult catechesis among our people.” “These politicians should know that if they’re not voting correctly on these life issues that they shouldn’t dare come to communion,” the Archbishop told LifeSiteNews.com. Archbishop […]
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