Study Claiming No Link between Abortion and Breast Cancer “Corrupt, Biased and Horrible”

LONDON, March 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study published in the Lancet Journal Friday suggests there is no link between abortion and breast cancer.  “What we can truly rule out is an increased risk (of breast cancer)” said Dr. Valerie Beral the co-author of the study which purportedly examined 53 studies in 16 countries.  However, Dr. Joel Brind, a foremost expert on the topic told LifeSiteNews.com that the study published in Lancet is easily refuted.  Dr. Brind, a professor at Baruch College, spoke with LifeSiteNews.com about the Beral study saying it was “very badly done” and “very vulnerable.”  Beral, a […]
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Canadian Catholic Bishops Warn Homosexual Hate Crime Bill Could Silence Church

OTTAWA, March 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the homosexual hate crime bill C-250, proposed by homosexual-activist Svend Robinson, readies for final debate and vote in the Senate, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has issued another warning over the legislation. In a letter sent yesterday, CCCB General Secretary Msgr. Mario Paquette warned the Senate that: “Participation in the current public debate on marriage has demonstrated there are individuals who believe that Catholic Church teaching on homosexual behaviour is hatred. We remain concerned that this Bill as presently drafted could be used in an attempt to silence Church teaching in […]
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Estimated Cost of AIDS to the Canadian Economy

Dr. John Shea, MD April 2004 The failure, or perhaps the disinclination, of the Canadian media adequately to inform the public in regard to the cost of medical care for patients with HIV/AIDS was a subject of discussion in the editorial in the January 2004 issue of Catholic Insight.  Here is provided a cursory review of the facts presently available. Statistics 1) It is important to realize that “studies of HIV/AIDS costs often report costs that are three or four years old, do not reflect current needs or trends, and cannot be used on an ongoing basis.” 2) Ann Silversides […]
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LifeSite NewsBytes

The Supreme Court of Canada has declined to rule on the liability of the entire Roman Catholic Church in a sexual abuse case dating back to the early 1960’s.  https://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/03/25/scoc040325   Archbishop urges faithful Catholic group to stop pleading for him to defend the faith https://www.startribune.com/stories/462/4684292.html   Marting Luther King’s Widow Supports Gay ‘Marriage’ as Civil Rights Issue https://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/8265147.htm   Family Friendly Films Clean up at the Box Office In an analysis of American box-office receipts for 250 movies released last year, the Christian Film & Television Commission (CFTVC) found that films that stressed “strong moral content” made an average […]
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Pro-Lifers to Kerry: It’s a Sacrament, Senator! Not an Opportunity for a Photo Shoot

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Joseph M. Starrs, director of American Life League’s Crusade for the Defense of Our Catholic Church has responded to the report that pro-abortion Catholic, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), received Holy Communion while attending Mass during his Idaho ski trip this past Sunday.  Kerry arrived very late wearing a ski suit, with his staff explaining, “It was just a media-op…We set it up with some reporters that we knew were going to be there.”  Starrs said, “That Sen. John Kerry is willing to use the holy sacrifice of the Mass as a ‘media op’ […]
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Philippine President Declares March 25 Day of the Unborn

MALACAÑANG, Philippines, March 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an announcement during a mass celebrating the Catholic solemnity of the Annunciation today, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared March 25 as Day of the Unborn in the country.  The Buenos Aires archdiocese is also observing the Day of the Unborn on today’s solemnity. The archdiocese has organized a public event to coincide with the Day in which theologians and public figures will speak on “the value of life as a gift of God, of marriage as the proper context for life to be born, and the constant surprise of the dignity of […]
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Pro-Life Coalition Seeks Intervener Status in Morgantaler v. New Brunswick Suit

FREDERICTON, March 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Coalition for Life and Health appeared before the court Wednesday in an application for intervener status in the Henry Morgantaler v. New Brunswick civil suit. Morgentaler is suing the province over its refusal to fund abortions at his Fredericton facility. Judge David Russell reserved judgment on the application. There is no deadline for the judgment. Coalition coordinator Peter Ryan said, “Our best guess is that likely we will have the judgment within a month. I am hopeful that we will be accepted as an intervener.”  The pro-life coalition includes 16 provincial and national […]
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U-M Abortionist Refuses Release Medical Files – Says He can Find None With Relevant Information

DETROIT, March 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortionist Timothy R. B. Johnson, in response to a March 12th court order to comply with a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena, claims that he has no files to send. He says there are no medical files containing any relevant information of use to the DOJ. U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn in Detroit ordered the University of Michigan hospital to make the records available to Johnson, after an earlier refusal by the U-M. The U-M argued that the privacy of patients was their primary concern, despite assurances from the DOJ that any identifying information […]
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