Sexual Orientation Resolution at United Nations Abandoned by Chief Sponsor Brazil

GENEVA, March 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Brazil, the chief sponsor of the United Nations resolution to have ‘sexual orientation’ considered as prohibited grounds for discrimination, has backed out of the contentious resolution citing a lack of consensus.  Brazil’s representative said in a statement today, “Since November last year, we have been consulting with delegations of several countries on the text.  We have not yet been able, however, to arrive at a necessary consensus.”  The move signals an initial victory for the Vatican and Muslim countries that are working together to oppose the resolution which international law experts said could seriously […]
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Canadian Homosexual Hate Crime Legislation Final Debate Tonight

OTTAWA, March 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Debate on homosexual hate crime Bill C-250 was adjourned Friday and the Senate was scheduled to resume sitting Monday at 8pm. LifeSiteNews.com has learned that Bill C-250 will be the first item on the agenda as the Senate debates tonight.  The legislation is likely to pass the Senate despite numerous warnings from all major religious groups in the country that the legislation threatens freedom of religion and freedom of speech pertaining to homosexuality.  As LifeSiteNews.com reported, the Canadian Conference of Bishops issued a second warning letter to Senators regarding the serious threat the legislation […]
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Abortion Activists Charge Bush with “Evil” Campaign to Restrict Abortion https://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2004/03/26/MNGSR5RPUG1.DTL   President of Peruvian Bishops Conference says “Morning after pill is unconstitutional https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/showarchive.php?date=2004-03-26#9   Study: Movies with explicit sex don’t sell – 63% of top films in past 3 years had moral or Christian worldview https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=37746   Canada captains UN push for gay rights resolution https://www.canada.com/calgary/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=8ce0f2b9-5e74-4913-9e4a-33f40d488034   Passion of the Christ Total Revenue as of Mar. 24, 2004: $300,753,003 + Overseas Gross: $32,300,000 https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=passionofthechrist.htm   The Supreme Court of Canada has declined to rule on the liability of the entire Roman Catholic Church in a sexual abuse case dating […]
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Pope to Bishops: It’s Your Task to see Marriage and Family are Supported and Defended

VATICAN, March 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an address to the Bishops of Australia today, Pope John Paul II thanked the Bishops for their defence of marriage and family.  Led by Cardinal George Pell, Australian Bishops gave strong backing to the Vatican’s recent document on homosexual unions which received cold reception even by some Catholic bishops around the world. Rather than distance himself from the Vatican’s strong statement on homosexual unions, Sydney’s Cardinal Pell defended its application not only for Catholics but for all people.  He said: “One does not need to have any particular religion to recognise this, or […]
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Massachusetts Woman Saved by Court Decision from Starvation Death

BRIDGEWATER, March 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another US hospital has fought, – and lost – a battle to kill a vulnerable patient. Massachusetts General Hospital went to court to attempt, despite the presence of a legal health proxy and clearly stated wishes to the contrary, to have Barbara Howe starved and dehydrated to death on the grounds that “she was suffering.” Increasingly, hospital ethics committees are finding reasons to end the life of patients against their own or their family’s wishes. Barbara Howe suffers from advanced Lou Gehrig’s Disease. She has been on a ventilator since 1999 and her daughter, […]
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Swedish Government will Propose Bill to Allow Human Cloning

STOCKHOLM, March 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Swedish government will propose a bill to allow the creation of cloned human embryos strictly for research. Many researchers claim that human embryonic stem cells are necessary for continued research into the medical applications of non-embryonic stem cells. Sweden is a world leader in stem cell research and has one of the world’s largest collection of cultivated embryonic stem cell lines. Sweden’s Gothenburg University, in its collaboration with the Sahlgrenska Hospital, has 19 stem cell lines. The Swedish bill is expected to be passed and will be introduced into parliament on Monday. The […]
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Doctors in Spain Overwhelmingly Refuse to Commit Abortions

VALENCIA, March 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life educators often make the argument that if individuals were fully aware of the dignity and value of human life in the womb, then even with legalized abortion, the demand for and availability of them would be reduced. This point seems to be proved by a Spanish pro-life organization that has found the great majority, 96%, of Spanish doctors, refuses to commit abortion. The International Planned Parenthood Website complains that “the Roman Catholic Church and `pro-life’ opposition in Spain is a constant factor in non-government organization advocacy for sexual and reproductive health” and that […]
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A Texan man who killed his 19-year-old girlfriend confesses after seeing Mel Gibson’s the Passion of

RICHMOND, Texas, March 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Texan man has confessed to killing his 19-year-old girlfriend after seeing Mel Gibson’s the Passion of the Christ. The man, who carefully planned the murder to make it appear a suicide, reportedly repented of the slaying and confessed to police. The woman’s body was found by her mother in January. The medical examiner later ruled her death a suicide. The man is alleged to have killed the woman because he didn’t want the burden of caring for their child he thought she was carrying. Seeking redemption, he turned himself in to police […]
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AIDS Could be Costing Canadian Economy $6 Billion Per Year Says Doctor

Toronto, March 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In response to a recent question to Catholic Insight magazine about national AIDS costs, Toronto physician Dr. John Shea researched the issue and a synopsis of his initial research was published in the April 2004 edition of the magazine. The research has led Dr. Shea to conclude that it is reasonable to state that AIDS could be costing the Canadian economy $6 billion per year.  Dr. Shea discovered that an accurate assessment of the actual costs is difficult to determine because of under-reporting of AIDS cases, wildly varying cost estimates from different agencies and […]
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