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Abortionists begin Giving Testimony against Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act https://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040331_196.html   Australian State Government to Introduce Legislation Making Killing an Unborn Child an Offense; Follows on conviction of man who intentionally killed girlfriend’s unborn child https://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/03/29/1080544424743.html   Reaction to Lancet: Breast Cancer Rates could be Reduced by More than Half if Women had More Children   https://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/news/040330/index.htm   New Zealand’s euthanasia advocate found guilty of attempted murder of her terminally ill mother https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3586233.stm   Surrogate Mother Facing Prison after Selling Surrogate Child to Three Different Couples https://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/story.jsp?story=506513   Fr. Frank Provone: Don’t Elect Pro-Abortion Politicians https://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=45177   Abstinence Pledge Reduces […]
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Experts See Little Prospect for Embryonic Stem Cells for Treatments on Humans

TORONTO, March 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a review of relevant literature, Dr. John Shea of Toronto has found experts have determined that, despite huge media attention, there is little prospect for embryonic stem cell treatment for humans.  Dr. John Gearhart of Johns Hopkins University has recently stated that embryonic stem cells are “surprisingly genetically unstable” in mice and perhaps in humans as well. He said that this “may complicate efforts to turn cells into cures. You may have to establish hundreds of cell lines to get the few you would want to have.” This would require destroying thousands of […]
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Attack on Rhode Island Pro-Life Monument Investigated as Hate Crime

JOHNSTON, March 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Police in Rhode Island are treating an incident of vandalism of a pro-life statue as a hate crime. Last week, vandals defaced a statue at Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston, Rhode Island, spraypainting “Anti-Choice Nazi’s” and blotting out a pro-life prayer at the foot of the statue. The statue is called “the Good Shepherd” and is meant to symbolize the Church’s pro-life beliefs. The pastor of the Catholic church, the Rev. Douglas Spina said, “I’m very saddened. I was shocked. At first, I was angry, and then my thoughts turned to the […]
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4-D Ultrasound Boutiques to be Restricted by FDA

PASADENA, March 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The new 4-D sonogram technology is coming under scrutiny by the FDA with questions of safety being posed for this new take on an old technique. Pro-life organizations praised the innovation for its ability to produce extraordinarily life-like images of the child in the womb, with distinct facial features, movements, and minute details being made visible. Many groups felt that a breakthrough could be made in the defense of the unborn when this “window on the womb” became available. Some individuals have opened sonogram “fetal imaging centers” to allow parents to pay a fee […]
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Pedophilia Film’s Maker Expects Funding from Ottawa Arts Group

OTTAWA, March 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ottawa Independent Film Makers Co-operative of Ottawa, IFCO, a taxpayer-funded group, hands down a decision today as to whether it will fund the pedophilia-themed film Last Night with Jesse. The group is expected to grant filmmaker Ken Takahashi $1000 for the project, which the Ottawa Citizen describes as “basically looking at man/boy relationships, but from a different perspective.”  Takahashi’s other offerings include The Milkman, a homosexual love story his web-site describes as being about “two unlikely individuals who share love at its most basic level.” The Milkman recently received The Jury’s Choice Award, […]
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Another Passion-Inspired Confession

OSLO, March 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Norwegian man says that watching Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ motivated him to confess to two bombings he committed in the 90s. Johnny Olsen, a neo-nazi and convicted murderer, walked into the offices of the Dagbladet newspaper Saturday and came clean over the bombings of Oslo’s Blitz House, a self-styled ‘counterculture center’, a gathering spot for young left-wing extremists.  Olsen’s lawyer, Fridtjof Feydt, told Aftenposten news, “He said that it was the film that made him realize that he had to show his hand. He has been preoccupied with Christianity, guilt, […]
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U.S. Homosexual Activist Website Provides List of ‘Gay Friendly’ Catholic Parishes

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexual activist website has produced a state by state listing of ‘gay friendly’ Catholic parishes.  Faithful Catholics who have seen the site suggest that it may make a good starting point for bishops concerned with dissent among their priests.  The full list of “gay-friendly” Catholic parishes compiled by Catholiclesbians.org is reproduced https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/mar/040330a.html
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Oil for Food Is Just One of Many Scandals at U.N.  https://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/3/30/94213.shtml   Connect to Conservative Talk Radio Hosts https://www.family.org/cforum/extras/a0031417.cfm   Canada Stem Cell Bill ‘Act respecting assisted human reproduction and related research’ Bill C-6 Signed into law https://www.parl.gc.ca/37/3/parlbus/chambus/senate/deb-e/026db_2004-03-29-E.htm?Language=E&Parl=37&Ses=3   National Post Editorial Slams Homosexual Hate Crime Bill C-250 https://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/comment/story.html?id=07e805f2-bd27-4aa4-8274-4dedb2172b10   New Book Free Till Tuesday Notes Mel’s Passion is Greatest Blow for the Good Guys in the Culture War https://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north260.html   U.S. Coalition for Marriage https://www.preservemarriage.org/  Documentary “Changed Lives: Miracles of the Passion” Reveals how the Movie has Changed Viewers Lives https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=37776 Teen sexual infections double https://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_907368.html?menu=  Fourth Circuit […]
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Fresh Wounds Found on Schiavo; Parents Blamed by Husband and his Lawyer

CLEARWATER, March 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Terri Schindler-Schiavo was in hospital being examined by doctors Monday evening after four fresh puncture wounds were found on her body. Clearwater police are investigating the incident, but have not yet laid any charges.  In a release to the press, George Felos, the attorney representing Schiavo’s husband, Michael, said that “Mrs. Schiavo was found in a disheveled state with her feeding tube wrapped around her back and an allergy band pulled up very tight on her arm like a tourniquet. On one arm were four fresh puncture wounds with another fresh puncture wound on […]
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Report Ties Violent Sex Crimes to Hardcore Pornography

NEW YORK, March 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Evidence of a “causal connection” between pornography and violent sex crimes has been compiled in an article published last week by Morality in Media (MIM).  Robert Peters, president of MIM and author of the article, commented: “At a time when some commentators in the media are saying that pornography is widely accepted and harmless, we need to remind ourselves that common sense, anecdotal evidence and social science research all point in the opposite direction.  In the article, titled “The Link Between Pornography And Violent Sex Crimes,” Mr. Peters says, “Defenders of pornography are […]
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