Michael Schiavo Facing Charge of Contempt

CLEARWATER, FL, February 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The parents of Terri Schindler-Schiavo are seeking to have her husband and guardian, Michael Schiavo, arraigned for contempt of court. Michael was ordered by the courts on numerous occasions to divulge treatment information as well as information on Terri’s whereabouts and other details, which he has universally neglected, according to a report released today by WorldNetDaily.com.  In 1996, the court ordered Michael Schiavo to make Terri’s parents aware of any significant changes in her health status. Attorney for the parents, Patricia Anderson, filed a “show cause” motion Tuesday in Pinellas County Circuit Court, […]
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World’s Most Renowned Movie Reviewer – Roger Ebert – Raves About The Passion of Christ

CHICAGO, February 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Besides grossing the most ever for a Wednesday opening at $26,556,573 for the first day ($41,337,889 as of Thursday), Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ has garnered a rave review by the world best known movie critic.  Roger Ebert says of the film in a Chicago Sun Times review, “Is the film ‘good’ or ‘great?’ I imagine each person’s reaction (visceral, theological, artistic) will differ. I was moved by the depth of feeling, by the skill of the actors and technicians, by their desire to see this project through no matter what. To […]
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SPUC has released a 30-page analysis of the BBC’s Sex and the Holy City Panorama programme, exposing its slanted reporting and anti-life bias. The document can be linked to here: https://www.spuc.org.uk/papers/biasbbc.pdf   Pro-abortion activist MP Elinor Caplan to quit politics https://toronto.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=to_caplan20040224 Rosie O’Donnell Ridicules President, First Lady for Supporting Traditional Marriage https://www.talonnews.com/news/2004/february/0227_odonnell_bush.shtml   The federal marriage amendment would strike a blow for freedom.  https://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110004735   Institutionalizing homosexual marriage would be bad for marriage, bad for children, and bad for society https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/107/41.0.html   MTV goes right back to its bad sex habits   https://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/168131p-146935c.html   ‘Passion’ critics retract reviews https://washingtontimes.com/national/20040226-113738-4289r.htm   […]
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Pope Denounces In Vitro Fertilization

VATICAN, February 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Meeting with the Pontifical Academy for Life Saturday, Pope John Paul II denounced artificial procreation of which the most common procedure is in vitro fertilization.  The Pope said artificial procreation is “a technology that wants to substitute true paternity and maternity and therefore that does harm to the dignity of parents and children alike.”  John Paul II emphasized that the conjugal act in which husband and wife become father and mother “through total reciprocal gift of self makes them cooperators of the Creator while bringing a new human being into the world who is […]
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Terminally Ill UK Man Fights for Right to Not be Killed by Withdrawal of Food and Water

LONDON, UK, February 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British man is fighting the UK’s General Medical Council for the “right to life”. Leslie Burke, 44, suffers from a terminal degenerative brain condition called cerebellar ataxia. In the UK, doctors are allowed to euthanise the terminally ill by refusing them food and water. The suit is considered a ‘test case’ for the terminally ill. Burke’s barrister, Richard Gordon, QC, said that the case is an important one because “Patients like Mr. Burke may die when they don’t want to die. They may die because of the withdrawal of artificial nourishment and […]
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11 Major Flaws of Canadian Stem Cell Bill C-6 Concisely Explained by Dr. John Shea

Toronto, February 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. John Shea, who has extensively researched the reproductive technologies issues related to the Canadian Stem Cell Bill C-13, has produced a brief, point-form list of the major flaws of the bill. The legislation is currently before second reading hearings in the Canadian Senate.  This list is more detailed than a similar list from Campaign Life Coalition that was published on LifeSiteNews.com on February 26. https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/feb/04022602.html   See the list and the remainder of this LifeSite Special Report at https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/feb/040227b.html
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US Supreme Court Rules No State Scholarships for Theology Students

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states do not have to honor tax-funded scholarships for students enrolled in theology programs. The case grew out of a dispute between Joshua Davey, the recipient of a state scholarship, and the state of Washington after Davey chose Pastoral Ministry as a double major along with Business Management/ Administration. Because he chose to study Pastoral Ministry, Davey was stripped of his state scholarship. Davey received a $1,125 scholarship in 1999 but was denied its use when he told school officials at the Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington […]
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US Department of Justice Thwarted in Bid to Secure Women’s Records in Partial Birth Abortion Ban Def

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Justice Department continues to be thwarted in its bid to procure medical records from Planned Parenthood clinics that conducted Partial Birth Abortions throughout the US before the ban was signed into law last November by US President George W. Bush. In response to the subpoenas, Planned Parenthood officials cite a breach of confidentiality as their main reason for denying the request. “We believe it is an invasion of confidential medical records,” Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Elizabeth Toledo told the Las Vegas Sun today. “People ought to have a reasonable expectation of privacy.”  As […]
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Maine Senate Approves Morning-After Pill Without Prescription Direct from Pharmacists

AUGUSTA, February 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Maine Senate has approved the sale of the so-called emergency contraceptive, abortifacient morning-after pill without a prescription, to be dispensed by pharmacists. The move makes Maine the sixth state to approve such a measure. Illinois approved a similar measure earlier this week.  The vote carried 20-13 in favour. Maine’s Governor is expected to sign the bill into law.  Read related LifeSiteNews.com coverage “Republicans Against Over the Counter Morning-After Pill” at: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/jan/04011409.html
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