Bush Installs Pro-Life Judicial Nominee Foiling Filibusters by Pro-Abortion Senators

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following years of bickering and stall tactics by pro-abortion Senators, pro-life judge Charles Pickering has finally been installed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today.  President Bush got around the stalling tactics of the Senators who refused to allow his nomination to come up for a vote, by making a recess appointment which is valid until January 2005. American Life League (ALL) was the first group to advocate for recess appointments.  Joseph R. Giganti, ALL’s director of media and government relations commented on the Pickering appointment saying, “Clearly the White House has realized […]
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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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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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Debate in Taiwan on Over the Counter Availability of Morning-After Pill

TAIPEI, January 16, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Experts such as Taipei Medical University Hospital gynecologist Liu Wei-min claim that eliminating the need for a prescription for the morning-after pill will reduce the abortion rate and lower the incidence of teenage pregnancies. Many “experts,” including Liu, also claim that the morning-after pill does not induce abortion, but delays ovulation, and thus classify the pill as “emergency contraception.” The F.D.A. agrees, classifying the morning-after pill as a contraceptive. But Canadian Physicians For Life president Dr. Robert Pankratz counters that, in approximately 75 percent of cases, the morning-after pill is abortifacient, in that it […]
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Leaked Documents Reveal Conservative Anglicans in Canada and U.S. Ready to Split

VANCOUVER, January 16, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The UK Guardian has received top secret documents revealing that Anglicans who value the Bible’s teachings on traditional marriage are set to split with the wayward majority of Anglican dioceses in Canada and the United States.  Written by Geoff Chapman, rector of St Stephen’s church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania, the document says that the conservative churches are seeking oversight of their parishes by bishops who did not support the ordination of the practicing homosexual bishop Gene Robinson, or the blessings of homosexual unions as imposed by Canadian Anglican Bishop Michael Ingham.  The letter says the move […]
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Supreme Court Decision Could Make Every Catholic Group Liable in Abuse Cases

OTTAWA, January 15, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of Canada rules today on whether to make the Church liable to be sued. Such a decision could cripple charitable organizations within the Church in Canada, as well as the work of the Catholic Church as a whole, says a lawyer representing Canada’s Bishops Conference. Lawyer William Sammon is representing the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) in the case which will decide whether the Church can retain its legal immunity. In an interview with Canadian Catholic News (CCN) Monday, Sammon said “every Catholic organization, whether it’s corporate or unincorporated, whether […]
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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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‘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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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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