South Dakota Senate Approves Abortion Ban

PIERRE, S.D., February 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The South Dakota Senate narrowly passed the abortion ban bill Tuesday by a vote of 18-15. The bill was passed in a slightly different form, allowing for abortion in the event that the pregnancy poses a serious risk to a mother’s health. The House ratified the change on Wednesday.  The bill has yet to be signed into law by Governor Mike Rounds, who hasn’t revealed his position, although he is not expected to oppose the bill, having a record of voting in favour of life.  The new bill effectively outlaws most abortion in […]
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Quick Summary of Canadian Stem Cell Bill C-6, Formerly C-13

OTTAWA, February 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With the possible imminent passage of the fatally flawed Reproductive Technologies in the Canadian Senate LifeSite provides below a simple point-form list of the complex bill’s problems and good points.  Problem points:  1.  Denies the humanity of the unborn child 2.  Does not ban all forms of cloning 3.  Encourages in vitro fertilization (test tube babies), to create more “spare” embryos for research 4.  Allows the implantation of clones into artificial wombs and mandates the killing of cloned babies before birth 5.  Allows doctors to perform in vitro fertilization for homosexuals and unmarried person […]
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US Supreme Court Ruling Seen as Blow to Religious Freedom

Washington, DC, Feb. 25 (CWNews.com/LifeSitenews.com) – The US Supreme Court expanded on the current judicial precedents on the separation of church and state on Wednesday, by ruling that states can withhold scholarships and grants from students who study theology.  The court decided 7-2 that the state of Washington had acted properly in revoking a taxpayer-funded scholarship from a college student who majoring in religious studies. “Training someone to lead a congregation is an essentially religious endeavor,” Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist wrote for the court majority. “Indeed, majoring in devotional theology is akin to a religious calling as well as […]
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PM on course for spring election https://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040225.wcaucus0225/BNStory/National/  Liberal Party divided over spring election call https://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1077709089877_31///?hub=Canada   South Dakota Abortion Bill Passes https://www.ksfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=1669206&nav=0w0jL5gu   Clear Channel declares war on indecent broadcasts https://www.newsday.com/business/ny-etrad0226,0,1340302.story?coll=ny-business-headlines https://www.clearchannel.com/documents/press_releases/2004_02_25_CC_Decency_Initiative.pdf   Howard Stern Show Taken Off Clear Channel Stations https://biz.yahoo.com/bw/040225/255963_1.html   Gospel Artist Talks Abstinence with Bush Administration https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/2/afa/252004d.asp   Russia can’t ratify Kyoto, official says https://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040225.wkyot0225/BNStory/Business/  Reinforcing the Foundation – Chuck Colson https://www.townhall.com/columnists/chuckcolson/cc20040225.shtml   An Open Letter on the Federal Marriage Amendment – Dr. James Dobson https://www.family.org/cforum/extras/a0030937.cfm   Congress Leery of Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage https://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/2/25/93659.shtml   Odds ‘stacked against’ passage of amendments https://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/161933_amend25.html   Abortionists Try […]
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Who Will You Bring to the Passion?  https://www.ncregister.com/current/0222lead3.htm   Human Life International Denounces Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandate https://www.hli.org/wv_vaccine_press_release.html   Local Christians Upset with Planned Parenthood Program at YMCA Camp St.  Croix, Hudson, Wisconsin www.spacestar.net/users/meyersdm/YMCAPressRelease2.doc   Playing Politics: Inside the US Bishops’ Conference, Part II Most Catholics don’t seem to know much about the gospel of life. They don’t know it rationally, such as how violent abortion is to the mother and baby. And they don’t know it spiritually. Why can’t the Church in America, at a time when anti-Catholic bigotry is far less intense and pervasive than it was in the […]
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Toronto Catholic Hospital Corrects Doctor For Immoral Sex Talk to Teens

TORONTO, February 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic hospital in Toronto has taken seriously the action of one of its doctors whose talk to teens about sex contravened church teaching on sex before marriage and the use of abortifacient contraception.  LifeSiteNews.com exposed the talk by Dr. Sari Kives of St. Michael’s Hospital two weeks ago. The hospital initially responded to citizen complaints with letters stating that the LifeSiteNews.com coverage was not accurate.  However Chuckie Shevlen, the St. Michael’s Director of Mission and Values was contacted by LifeSiteNews.com with verification of the report. After receiving further information from LifeSiteNews.com, the hospital […]
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Case to Overturn Roe v Wade Advances as Appeals Court Names Three-Judge Panel

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit has named a three-judge panel to rule on a motion filed by Norma McCorvey to reverse Roe v. Wade. The panel consists of Judge Edith Holland Jones, Judge Edward Prado of San Antonio, and Judge Jacques L. Wiener.  The three-judge panel has announced that it does not need to hear oral argument in order to rule on McCorvey’s motion, which included over 5000 pages of evidence with affidavits from over 1000 woman who have been harmed by abortion. This decision does not indicate how the panel […]
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