Canadian Politics Shift as Harper becomes Conservative Leader and Supreme Court Seats Vacant

OTTAWA, March 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Stephen Harper, the former Leader of the Canadian Alliance, was voted in this weekend as the Leader of the new Conservative Party of Canada.  While Harper has not promised to raise pro-life or pro-family legislation he has promised to allow such legislation to be introduced by others and to permit free votes, a vast improvement over the Chretien Liberal regime. With the recent ramming of the Reproductive Technologies Bill C-6 through the Senate and the Liberal hierarchy’s continuing support for Svend Robinson’s repressive Bill-C-250, the Harper alternative is certain to grow in attractiveness over […]
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Sparks Fly at Vatican Meeting on Euthanasia by Omission – Doctor Accused of Manslaughter

ROME, March 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The international congress on “Life- sustaining treatments and the vegetative state” organized by the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) and the Pontifical Academy for Life over the weekend, was anything but dull. LifeSiteNews.com spoke with congress Canadian participant Alex Schadenberg, of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition who said Pope John Paul II’s definitive pronouncement on the immorality of removal of nutrition and hydration from patients in a persistent vegetative state was shocking to many.  The surprise stems from the fact that the now condemned practice is commonplace at hospitals throughout the world, including […]
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Nigerian State Maintains Skepticism over WHO Agenda on Polio Vaccine Drive

KANO, Nigeria, March 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The northern Nigerian state of Kano has opted out of the WHO oral polio immunization drive—officials there remain skeptical of the safety of the vaccine. The World Health Organization maintains that its oral polio vaccine is safe, despite a report by Nigerian pharmaceutical scientist Dr. Haruna Kaita, who found evidence that contaminants in the vaccine he tested in labs in India would “have direct effects on the human reproductive system.”  A BBC report today said that the refusal by the majority Muslim state is a result of the Islamic leadership’s claim that the […]
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Phoenix Bishop Says it’s Time to Kick the Pro-abortion Catholic Politician’s ‘But’

PHOENIX, March 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a column in his diocesan paper this weekend, Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted strikes out at what he calls “the ‘Catholic but…’ syndrome”.  The bishop explains that Lent, the current time of preparation for Easter, “is the time to expunge rationalization from our minds and to root out compromise from our hearts.”  The Bishop offers examples of “Rebutting the ‘Catholic but …’”:  “I am a Catholic businessman but I don’t let the Church influence what I do at the office or in the boardroom;” but Jesus says (Mt 7:21), “Not everyone who says […]
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Doctors Assisted in Killing 42 People in Oregon in 2003 Under State’s Legal Assisted Suicide Regime https://www.ohd.hr.state.or.us/chs/pas/ar-smmry.cfm   Surviving Twins born with combined weight of 24.5 ounces make Guinness Records https://www.theadvertiser.com/news/html/D2EFF351-5E65-43B4-AED1-771A268E7F1A.shtml   At Party Convention Liberal Democrats in England voted overwhelmingly to reduce the legal age for teenagers to view pornography in sex shops from 18 to 16 years.  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/03/21/nlib21.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/03/21/ixhome.html   Virginia Christian High School Student Permitted to Wear Pro-Life Sweatshirt after Threatening Lawsuit https://www.talonnews.com/news/2004/march/0322_prolife_sweatshirt.shtml   The Passion of the Christ Domestic + Overseas Gross $310,000,000 https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=daily&id=passionofthechrist.htm   Fight to Preserve Marriage from Radical Redefinition Heads to Oregon Supreme Court […]
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Ontario Press Council Rejects Complaint against Pro-abortion Newspaper Article

TORONTO, March 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After dragging the matter on for a year, the Ontario Press Council (OPC) has decided to not even consider a complaint about an article and two columns by the Globe and Mail’s Heather Mallick. Among other things, Mallick urged that Henry Morgentaler be given the Order of Canada, incorrectly described a 12-week-old fetus as a “dot,” labeled pro-life members of Parliament in good standing as “stooges” and “daft,” depicted abortuaries as places of merriment and music and suggested that pro-life Canadians are prone to violence.  In a March 5 letter, the OPC said it […]
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Convicted Italian Abortionist Spallone Escapes House Arrest, Apprehended trying to Board Plane for F

ROME, March 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Marcello Spallone, under house arrest since his conviction for performing illegal late-term abortions, has been apprehended while trying to flee the Italy. Spallone, 55, was arrested in 2000 and received a 20-year sentence in November 2002. He was convicted along with his uncle, co-owner of the “Villa Gina” clinic in Rome, Ilio Spallone. Marcello and Ilio Spallone were convicted of the criminal action of doing abortions beyond 90 days of gestation. The 12 abortions in question were committed between 1995 and 1997.  Marcello Spallone, with the aid of two accomplices who are also being […]
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Federal Judge Orders New York Hospital to Release Partial-Birth Abortion Records

NEW YORK, March 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In its ongoing bid to defend the partial-birth abortion ban against seven Planned Parenthood abortionists, the Justice Department has won a small victory in New York. On Thursday, federal judge Richard Conway Casey ordered New York-Presbyterian Hospital to release the medical records for women who have undergone partial-birth abortions there. Judge Casey has ruled that the move would not subject women involved to any invasion of privacy, given that all identifying information would first be removed from the files.  The Planned Parenthood abortionists have filed suit against the Justice Department to challenge the […]
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