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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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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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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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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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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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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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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UN Human Rights Committee Sessions Continue to Befuddle LifeSiteNews.com

NEW YORK, March 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the latest press-release from this years United Nations Human Rights Commission sessions, readers are again invited to be astonished by UN doublespeak. Tuesday’s LifeSiteNews.com report revealed that in a session on homosexual marriage, defenders of traditional marriage warned that polygamy would follow directly from homosexual marriage. The argument was given credibility as the world body admitted that, in addition to tacit recognition of homosexual marriage with the allowance of homosexual benefits, the UN also accepted polygamy. Sandra Haji-Ahmed, Officer-in-Charge of the Office of United Nations Human Resources Management, told Committee members, “Polygamous […]
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