Girls’ Access to Abortion Without Parental Knowledge Upheld by South African Court

PRETORIA, May 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Pretoria High Court ruled Friday that girls under the age of 18 can continue to access abortion without parental knowledge or consent. The ruling came after a challenge was launched against the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act by the South African Christian Lawyer’s Association. Judge Phineas Mojapelo ruled that it was unconstitutional to restrict a girl’s access to abortion.  The Women’s Legal Centre, which argued on behalf of the Reproductive Rights Alliance, claimed that laws requiring parental consent would endanger girl’s lives by restricting their access to “safe” abortions. Women’s Legal Centre […]
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Bush Says Presidency About Changing Culture

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Bush gave an interview to religion writers May 26, in which he said that the purpose of his presidency is to “change cultures” and saying that this desire was a motivating principle since he went into politics. He characterized the current American culture of permissiveness, saying the trend is to say, “If it feels good, do it, and if you’ve got a problem, blame somebody else.” The shift the president hopes to inculcate would be one towards a culture of responsibility, “in which each of us understands we’re responsible for the decisions we […]
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Soros Admits Donating $16 Million to Defeat Bush   https://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/5/31/192555.shtml   Kerry most ‘pro-gay’ presidential candidate ever https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38727   US Government, FBI and Microsoft Getting Really Serious About Convicting Spammers https://news.com.com/When+spam+eludes+software%2C+bring+in+the+detectives/2100-1032_3-5223064.html?tag=nefd.top   Hints growing of possible Conservative minority government after June 28 vote https://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/CanadaVotes/2004/05/22/469503-cp.html   Careers curtailing children: New survey of Canadian professional women points to ‘revolution in fertility’  https://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=f1bfb321-7f32-458e-8e32-0073b9ab01e0   Homosexual activists denied Communion in Chicago https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=1241   300 gay marriages in Belgium since last year https://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=48&story_id=8012   Scotland postal workers who disapprove of ‘extreme’ political parties have been told they can refuse to deliver election leaflets by Royal […]
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Dutch Doctor Prescribes “Terminal Sedation”: Euthanasia by Another Name

AMSTERDAM, May 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pain control expert at the Netherlands Nijmegen University, is surveying the opinions of 1500 doctors in Holland who are finding that sedation is the preferable method of dealing with intractable pain. Terminal sedation, the inducing of a permanent state of unconsciousness, is a viable means of dealing with severe pain and is managable in palliatve care situations. “Most doctors no longer see euthanasia as a medical necessity for fighting unbearable suffering and that the solution of terminal sedation is suitable for that,” Dr. Bernardus Cruls said in an interview with the Dutch Evangelical […]
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Canadian Federal Election Buzz – May 31

*Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe has been quoted saying his party supports gay ‘marriage’ since it is a human rights issue.  * Belinda Stronach who ran against Stephen Harper for the Conservative Leadership was featured on CBC Sunday night where she said she supported abortion – was “pro-choice” and it was noted that she supported homosexual ‘marriage’  * Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin has said he would resign in two years if he fails to improve Canada’s health care system; enhance living conditions in cities; and maintain social programs without going into deficit.  * There are seven small parties fielding candidates […]
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Prominent Albertan Says “Liberals have engineered” election to ensure same-sex marriage issue will b

CALGARY, May 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – University of Calgary professor and   Alberta’s Senator-Elect, Ted Morton, has accused the federal government and courts of engineering a three-part, Machiavellian pre-election scheme to prevent gay ‘marriage’ legal recognition from being addressed during the election.  Morton wrote in his May 22 Calagary Herald article that:  1. the government’s recent Supreme Court reference on same-sex marriage 2. the ramming through the Senate of Svend Robinson’s Bill C-250   3. the delay of the election call long enough to allow the Supreme Court to rule to uphold the Liberals’ gag law – all conspired to […]
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Study Reveals Condoms are Carcinogenic

BERLIN, May 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Most condoms contain a potent carcinogen, N-Nitrosamine, a German research facility revealed Friday. Of 32 types tested, 29 contained the cancer-causing chemical at highly elevated levels, up to three times what could be found in food, the study showed.  Study scientists, who conducted the research at The Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, said “N-Nitrosamine is one of the most carcinogenic substances,” as reported by the Reuters news service. “There is a pressing need for manufacturers to tackle this problem,” the scientists recommended.  The chemical’s purpose is to increase the elasticity of […]
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Group Asks IRS to Punish Catholic Church for Rebuking Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians

COLORADO SPRINGS, May 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Americans United for Separation of Church and State asked the IRS Thursday to revoke the tax-exempt status of the Colorado Springs Roman Catholic diocese for “electioneering”.  Referring to Bishop Michael Sheridan’s recent pastoral letter about politicians receiving Communion, the group’s Barry Lynn accused the letter of using “code language that says ‘Re-elect Bush and vote Republican.’” Seeing a conspiracy, Lynn also alleged Bishop Sheridan’s actions are “part of a larger trend among some members of the Catholic hierarchy to influence Catholic voters in this election year,” citing the bishops of New Jersey and […]
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