Woman Wins Right to Appeal Embryo Case

LONDON, UK, January 16, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Natallie Evans has won the right to an appeal in her bid to retain embryos that were created through IVF with former partner, Howard Johnston. Under current British law, the fertility Act states that both partners must give full consent for the procedure to be carried out. Johnston opposes the implantation of the embryos. Evans had surgery for ovarian cancer, rendering her infertile. She worries that the embryos in storage are her only chance of having a child mature to adulthood. Last October, the British High Court ruled that Johnston’s consent was paramount, […]
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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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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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New Orleans Archbishop Warns Catholic Pro-Abortion Politicians to Not Receive Communion

NEW ORLEANS, January 16, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Orleans Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes has warned anti-life Catholic politicians they should not receive Holy Communion, and Catholics who vote for such politicians participate in the evil. In the January 14, 2004 edition of the New Orleans Diocesan newspaper The Clarion Herald, Most Rev. Hughes writes: “When Catholic officials openly support the taking of human life in abortion, euthanasia or the destruction of human embryos, they are no longer faithful members in the Church and should not partake of Holy Communion. Moreover, citizens who promote this unjust taking of human life by […]
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Noted Pro-Life Conservatives – Kenney, Vellacott, Ritz – Back Harper for Leader

OTTAWA, January 15, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Three well known pro-life politicians within the newly formed Conservative Party of Canada have backed former Canadian Alliance Leader Stephen Harper for the Leadership of the new Party. Jason Kenney, Maurice Vellacott and Gerry Ritz, all members of the Alliance prior to the merger, have signed on as backers of Harper.  All three legislators have pro-life voting records and Kenney and Vellacott have chaired the Parliamentary pro-life caucus in addition to presenting numerous pro-life measures in Parliament.   LifeSite questioned the MPs about their reasons for supporting Harper.  In a release today Kenney said […]
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United Nations Pushes Nepal to Allow More Abortions

NEW YORK, January 15, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Tuesday pushed government representatives from Nepal to ensure access to abortion.  The same United Nations committee which successfully pushed Nepal to legalize abortion in 2002, has also demanded that imprisoned abortionists who committed abortion prior to its legalization and the mothers who aborted their children prior to the legislation be released.  Pratap Kuman Rathak, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Transport Management for Nepal told the UN committee that Nepal had satisfied the committees request on “reproductive rights” noting that “procedures for […]
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‘Turn-Coat’ Pro-Life Republican Senator Orrin Hatch Praised by Pro-Abortion Leader

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, who was once one of the best known pro-life and pro-family legislators in the U.S., has been praised by Kate Michelman, the outgoing president of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL Pro Choice America).  In response to a question, Michelman identified Hatch as the opponent she respects the most saying, “he and I have had long years of conversation and respect each other’s positions.” The announcement came as little surprise to some life and family leaders who have seen two major betrayals by Hatch.  In a shocker to […]
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UK Mulls Legalized Euthanasia – Committee Investigates Possibilities

LONDON, UK, January 15, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British House of Lords took an unprecedented step yesterday by appointing a committee to investigate a Bill to legalize assisted suicide there. The Private Members Bill was first presented to the House last summer by Lord Joffe. Joffe, a former human rights lawyer, defended Nelson Mandela in the 1960’s. Joffe claims that 80 percent of British citizens support the legalization of euthanasia. The Bill would make medically-assisted suicide legal for terminally ill patients who had considered all other options. Contrary to Joffe’s claim, a May 2003 UK Right To Life organization report […]
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