Senate Closure Debate on Svend Robinson’s Bill C-250 on Tuesday April 27, 2004 – Part 2

Senator Anne Cools continues… I am reading from the Debates at page 895. I continued: I was on my feet, ready to speak to Senator Murray’s motion, which is an important motion and to which many of us want to speak, and you chose, Your Honour, chose to hear Senator Joyal first. It was your duty to ask, “Are there any honourable senators wanting to speak to that motion?” You did not do that. That is the practice and the rule of this place. The Speaker of the Senate has a duty when any motion is put to look around […]
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Sisters of Life Receive Official Recognition as a Religious Order from Vatican

NEW YORK, April 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The success of New York’s Sisters of Life, a Catholic community of religious sisters founded June 1, 1991 by the late John Cardinal O’Connor, has been recognized and approved by the Vatican. The community has received official approbation as a religious order, a step forward that, if it comes at all, normally comes only after many decades of steady work. The speed of this move shows the high priority of the life issues in Rome. In July 2003, Edward Cardinal Egan, current archbishop of New York, submitted to the Holy See’s Congregation for […]
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Swiss MP Calls on European Countries to Decriminalize Euthanasia

STRASBOURG, April 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Swiss Parliamentarian Dick Marty called on European countries to study and eventually decriminalize euthanasia.  In a report presented today to the Council of Europe, Marty claimed that although only two European countries, the Netherlands and Belgium, officially permit euthanasia, studies have shown that the practice is rampant in several other European countries with authorities purposely ignoring the situation.  Similar to tactics used to have abortion decriminalized, Marty said that such rampant euthanasia must be controlled by decriminalizing it and having it regulated.  He suggests falsely that the legalization of the practice in the Netherlands […]
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Washington Pro-Abortion March Characterized by Naked Anti-Christian Bigotry

April 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – First-hand accounts are being published online of the behavior of the marchers in Washington’s “March for Women’s Lives” that show the undisguised hatred of Christians that characterizes such events. Websites and personal weblogs are carrying accounts of abuse and vitriol hurled at Christian counter demonstrators who attended the march to witness the value of life. The Free Republic website carries a first hand account that highlights a priest who prayed for the conversion of the marchers as they marched past. “Father Reynolds stood for hours this afternoon on Pennsylvania Avenue…Almost nonstop, he made the sign […]
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Cost Cutting Leads to Abortion Clinics Failing to Screen Women for Risk Factors for Abortions

SPRINGFIELD, IL, April 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A law review article published in the latest issue of The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy concludes that the number of women suffering abortion-related injuries can be dramatically reduced through better pre-abortion screening. The study includes an analysis of 63 medical studies identifying predictive risk factors for negative psychological reactions to abortion.  According to the review’s author, biomedical ethicist Dr. David Reardon, most abortion clinics fail to screen for even the best known risk factors. He prefaces his explanation for this failure with a citation to a New York Times article […]
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Cardinal Not ‘Comfortable’ Denying Kerry Communion https://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/4/27/174629.shtml   John Kerry’s Catholic problem https://www.townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/ct20040426.shtml   Abortion trials underway ignored by media, USCCB official https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=1038   Rolling Back Government: Lessons from New Zealand We made it possible for privately owned schools to be funded in exactly the same way as publicly owned schools, giving parents the ability to spend their education dollars wherever they chose. Again, everybody predicted that there would be a major exodus of students from the public to the private schools, because the private schools showed an academic advantage of 14 to 15 percent. It didn’t happen, however, because […]
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Department of Justice Surrenders Demand for Partial-birth Abortion Medical Records

NEW YORK, April 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Department of Justice has rescinded its request for redacted medical files from New York-Presbyterian hospital. The files were subpoenaed last November by the Department of Justice when the constitutionality of the partial-birth abortion ban was challenged by the National Abortion Federation and seven Planned Parenthood abortionists. The files were necessary for the Justice Department’s defence of the ban, because the lawsuit challenging the ban argues that partial-birth abortions are sometimes necessary for the health of the mother. The only proof of this assertion, other than from expert testimony, lies in the […]
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