Canada Supreme Court to Rule on Legality of Spanking Jan 30

OTTAWA, January 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The right of parents to use spanking as a form of discipline is in question as the Supreme Court will release its ruling on a case challenging the law January 30. The Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law (CFCYL), a group of anti-corporal punishment extremists used tax-payer monies to challenge Section 43 of the Criminal Code which provides that the use of force by parents (and teachers) by way of correction toward a child may be justified if it does not exceed what is reasonable under the circumstances. The section provides an […]
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Doctor Claims First Implanted Cloned Human Embryo

LONDON, UK, January 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Kentucky doctor claimed Saturday to have implanted the first human embryo clone into a 35-year-old woman. The claim has been met with scepticism by many scientists. Panos Zavos, a fertility specialist who works for the Andrology Institute of America in Louisville, Kentucky, has conducted research into cloning human embryos for childless couples for several years. Although he would not specify to reporters where the procedure had taken place, Zavos said that it was not in Europe or the United States. A Britain’s Royal Society spokesman said the scientist’s group was “extremely skeptical” […]
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Deadly Abortion Pill RU-486 Claims Two More Lives in Britain

LONDON, UK, January 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British government revealed that two women died there as a result of taking the controversial abortion pill, RU-486. In response to a parliamentary question from Labour MP Jim Dobbin, chairman of the Parliamentary all-party Pro-Life group, public health minister Melanie Johnson told the House that since 1991, when the drug became available in Britain, the Committee on Safety of Medicines had received two reports of “suspected fatal reactions in association with the use of Mifegyne [RU-486].” Holly Marie Patterson, an 18-year-old handed the deadly RU-486 abortion drug concoction by a Planned Parenthood […]
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U.S. President Declares January 16 Religious Freedom Day

WASHINGTON, January 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week President George W. Bush declared January 16 Religious Freedom Day explaining its significance saying “Americans acknowledge the centrality of their faith and reaffirm that the great strength of our country is the heart and soul of our citizens.” As opposed to a warped sense of freedom of religion referring to freedom from religion, Bush spoke of, “Recognizing the importance of faith to our people, our Founding Fathers guaranteed religious freedom in the Constitution.”  In that spirit, the Bush Administration “issued new guidelines that allow students to engage in constitutionally protected religious activity […]
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Sex-Selection of Children Alive and Well in the USA

FAIRFAX, Va, January 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Genetics and IVF Institute (GIVF) in Fairfax, Virginia is conducting a FDA-endorsed clinical trial of the new Microsort technology for sex-selection via sorting of sperm before embryos are created using in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Thus far 400 couples have signed on to the trial, which is nearly half-way to completion.  The Microsort technique for sex-selection involves using dye to mark sperm and a laser to sort the sperm based on the knowledge that sperm which will produce girls have more DNA.  In a BBC interview on the topic of sex selection, Rachel Heath, […]
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Pro Life Marchers Congregate in the U.S. Capital for 30th Annual March-For-Life

WASHINGTON, January 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It has been thirty years since the first March-For-Life where, in 1974, 20,000 assembled to mark the day when legalized slaughter of the innocent began. This year LifeSiteNews.com will be reporting live from the March in Washington.  The March is held each year on the day of the infamous Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision made in January 1973. Norma McCorvey, who was Jane Roe, the woman who signed the affidavit that was sent to the Supreme Court in 1973, later developed depression, and suffered from drug abuse and alcohol addiction as a result […]
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LifeSite Staff in Washington Next Week: Daily News May be Limited

TORONTO, January 16, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Key LifeSiteNews.com staff will be participating in the March for Life events in Washington, D.C. next week. Production of the Daily News is therefore uncertain for that week. We will send out and post stories and Breaking News links as circumstances permit.  LifeSite News will return to its normal level on Monday January 26.
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U.S. President Bush Issues 2004 Proclamation of National Sanctity of Human Life Day

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In anticipation of the national March for Life next week, U.S. President George W. Bush today issued a proclamation declaring January 18, 2004 National Sanctity of Human Life Day.  The full proclamation from the White House follows:  For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary January 16, 2004 National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2004   By the President of the United States of America   A Proclamation As Americans, we are led by the power of our conscience and the history of our country to defend and promote the dignity and rights of […]
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Showtime to Promote Homosexuality with new Show on Lesbians Major Boston Jewish Community Group Endorses Homosexual Marriage
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New Orleans Archbishop Alfred Hughes on Anti-Life Politicians and Holy Communion

Co-responsibility for public policy By ARCHBISHOP ALFRED C. HUGHES The Catechism of the Catholic Church makes clear that all Catholics have a personal responsibility to participate in promoting the common good in accordance with their vocation in life. Those holding public office have a special responsibility. The goal of this participation is to help shape a public policy that is in conformity as much as possible with the law rooted in our nature that governs us all, no matter what our religious belief. Thus, they are called to try to ensure that the laws that govern us protect human life, […]
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