Over 100,000 Attend US National March for Life in Washington

WASHINGTON, January 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews.com participated in the US National March for Life in Washington yesterday.  Speaking at the Rose dinner following the March, chief organizer Nellie Gray announced that the official estimate on participants was over 100,000. A bird’s eye view of the activities indicated that the great success of the march is largely due to the massive encouragement and participation of clergy, religious brothers and sisters and many of the nations’ top religious leaders. The 31st annual March for Life began at noon with a rally in front of the White House.  In addition to the […]
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Ohio Passes Strongest Same-Sex Marriage Ban in U.S.

COLUMBUS, January 23, 2004 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ohio Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would ban same-sex ‘marriage’ as well as benefits for “domestic partners” for state employees. The House had already passed the bill and Gov. Robert Taft has said he will sign the bill.  The proposed law says that same-sex marriage is “against the strong public policy of the state,” and that marriage is formally defined as being between one man and one woman. It was formulated as a way to keep the state from having to recognize same-sex ‘marriage’ if other states legalize it.  The ban […]
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B.C. Commissioners Denied Choice – Marry Same-Sex Couples or Quit

VANCOUVER, January 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a letter Tuesday, B.C. Commissioners were given an ultimatum from the B.C. Vital Statistics Agency, which stated that any Commissioner “who feels that they cannot solemnize same-sex marriages” must “resign their appointments” by March 31. The letter gave no details about what would happen if a Commissioner refused to step down.  Conservative MP Paul Forseth (New Westminster-Coquitlam-Burnaby) said that “It looks like the province has decided to jump the gun and actively promote same-sex marriage as a matter of government operational policy.” Forseth said that a change in conditions of employment mid-way through […]
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Catholic Rally and Youth Mass at March for Life Fills Washington’s MCI Stadium to Capacity

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over 15,000 youth filled the Washington MCI Center yesterday for a youth rally and Mass immediately preceding the March for Life.  After the youth sang joyfully with Catholic monk rapper Fr. Stan Fortuna and other pro-life musicians, three Cardinals, 21 Bishops and 300 priests concelebrated the Mass.  The Mass, celebrated by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, was graced with the moving singing of the Bishop McNamara High School Gospel Choir. After the Mass, Cardinal McCarrick asked the 700 seminarians in attendance to stand.  Their rising was greeted with massive applause, and the […]
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Labor Secretary Chao: U.N. a Threat to U.S.  Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, charged that the goal of this unholy alliance was to “erase national boundaries,” redistribute wealth on an international scale and steer decisions on American affairs from representative government to the “global village,” with all of us as “global citizens.”  (Newsmaxcom)   Unborn Victim of Violence Law Passes U.S. House Committee See bill here    
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Homosexual Hate Crime Bill May be Resurrected in Canada

OTTAWA, January 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – REAL Women of Canada has warned that homosexual hate crime Bill C-250 may be resurrected when Parliament resumes in February.  According to an article published in the homosexual newspaper, Capital Xtra of October 6, 2003, “the hate crime legislation … is more important to everyone in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community than the right to marry.” REAL Women cautions that homosexual activist MP Svend Robinson will be looking for ways to bring Bill C-250 back to life from its death in the Senate, even though Parliamentary rules do not allow for it. […]
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President Bush Address to March for Life

January 22, 2004 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN TELEPHONE CALL TO RIGHT TO LIFE PARTICIPANTS 10:08 A.M. MST THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, Nellie. I appreciate your kind introduction, and thank you for including me in this celebration of life. I’m calling you today from Roswell, New Mexico. (Applause.) And it sounds like you’ve got some people who know where Roswell is here in the audience. (Applause.) I know that good folks have gathered there on the Mall from every corner of America to take part in the 31st March For Life. And I want you to pass […]
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Washington State Teen pregnancy, abortion rates dip    Taipei Police Investigate Massive Homosexual Orgy for Intentionally Spreading AIDS   
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Italian Cardinal Gives Grim Assessment of Family Life

ROME, January 21, 2004 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – In the opening lecture of a series at the basilica of St. John Lateran, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone analyzed the “discouraging and troubling” transformation of family life in a society marked by “very rapid evolution.”  Cardinal Bertone, the Archbishop of Genoa, remarked that the contemporary society is guided by the “principle of autonomy,” which is wrongly applied even to family life. The family, he said, has traditionally been “the locus for the transmission of life, values, love, and education in the faith.” But today it is marked by “the negation of life, improper education (in […]
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President Bush Stresses Sanctity of Marriage in State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, January 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. President George W. Bush delivered his State of the Union address in the Congress last night.  LifeSite staff in Washington for the March for Life, sat only a few blocks away at a nearby restaurant joyfully taking in the President’s address which touched on issues close to our hearts including faith, family and culture.  The President addressed the plight of children who contract sexually-transmitted diseases promoting the only valid solution to the problem. “We will double federal funding for abstinence programs, so schools can teach this fact of life: Abstinence for young people […]
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