Fetal Abnormality Exception may be Added to Utah’s New Abortion Law

SALT LAKE CITY, May 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An amendment may be added to the new Utah abortion law, allowing for the selective abortions of babies seen as deformed. The new law, Utah Prohibition of Federal Funding for Abortions Bill 68, which passed in February, bans state funding of abortions or abortion facilities. The amendment will allow for funding of abortions for children deemed to have defects.  “I and most Utahans believe that elective abortions are reprehensible, and we don’t want our tax dollars paying for those,” Senator Curt Bramble (R-Provo) said, as reported by Utah’s KSL-TV. “But there are […]
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Restraining Order on Informed Consent Law Lifted by Missouri Court

JEFFERSON CITY May 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new Missouri law required women seeking abortions to wait 24 hours in a “cooling off” period. The law enacted in September is one of 21 similar state laws that impose penalties of up to $1000 on doctors who commit abortions without the waiting period. On October 10, Judge Scott O. Wright issued a temporary restraining order upon Planned Parenthood’s allegations that the law was unconstitutional. On Thursday, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis decided upon an appeal by Attorney General Jay Nixon.  Sam Lee, speaking for Campaign Life […]
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Michigan partial birth abortion ban revived https://www.detnews.com/2004/politics/0405/28/a01-167064.htm   President Bush on Faith and Cultural Change https://www.touchstonemag.com/merecomments.html   Teens attempt brutal abortion   https://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1533644,00.html   71 percent of American voters believe U.S. Catholic bishops should not publicly pressure Catholic politicians on abortion https://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040527/ap_on_re_us/bishops_politics_2   Christian Complacency: Unwitting Accomplice of the Homosexual Lobby https://www.cnsnews.com//ViewCommentary.asp?Page=Commentaryarchive
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Pope Reminds US Bishops of the Biblically Mandated “Prophetic Mission” to “Rebuke and Exhort”

VATICAN, May 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Quoting the Bible, Pope John Paul II reminded Catholic Bishops from Indianapolis, Chicago and Milwaukee today to “strive to fulfill the Apostle’s charge to “preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke and exhort.” In a comment widely believed to be a reference to the pretense of Catholicism by well known pro-abortion Catholic politicians, the Pope told the bishops: “The profession of the Catholic religion demands of every member of the faithful a consistent witness to the truth of the Gospel and the objective requirements of the moral law.”  […]
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National Mental Health Association Rejects Ex-Gays

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The federally funded National Mental Health Association (NMHA) has rejected the application of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) for booth space at their summer NMHA convention.  The rejection was based on the PFOX view of sexual orientation change.  In a letter received May 17, Becky Roser, Marketing Manager with the NMHA, wrote, “NMHA feels that your organization’s principles diverge from our core mission.” After examining the PFOX website, Ms. Roser wrote, “having PFOX exhibit at our conference would indicate to participants that NMHA condones “reparative” or “corrective” therapy. As this is not the […]
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Family to Cross Canada to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Bill C-250

TERRACE, B.C., May 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Concerned by the passage of the amendment to the Canadian hate crimes Bill C-250, which added “sexual orientation” to the legislation, Mike Brousseau, father of 12 children and a roofing contractor from Terrace, B.C., has decided to do something about it. Brousseau is convinced that NDP MP Svend Robinson’s controversial bill will lead to a deterioration in freedom of speech and freedom of religion in Canada. He and his family have decided to take the message across Canada—starting June 1. Brousseau and family have organized a peaceful demonstration for June 1 at five […]
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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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Dictionaries Redefine “Marriage” to be a “Union of Two Persons”

BOSTON, May 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Many dictionaries have rewritten their definitions of marriage to reflect recent legal and social developements regarding same-sex unions, according to a Washington Times story this week. The dictionaries cited by the Times author include the American Heritage Dictionary, the Oxford English Dictionary, and the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition. The American Heritage Dictionary, for example, in 2000, altered the definition to “A union between two persons having the customary but usually not the legal force of marriage.” Editor Joe Pickett told the Times, “. . .we’ll be altering [the marriage definition] in the future […]
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At least 56 MPs Not Running Again in Canadian Federal Election

OTTAWA, May 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ottawa Hill Times paper reported in its May 24 issue that at least 57 Members of Parliament are not running for re-election in the current federal election campaign.  The members not running again, listed by party are:  BLOC QUEBECOIS Yves Rocheleau (Trois-Rivières, Que.), Jocelyne Girard-Bujold (Alma-Jonquière)  Suzanne Tremblay (Rimouski-Neigette-et-la Mitis, Que.), Ghislaine Fournier (Manicouagan, Que.), Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral (Laval Centre, Que.)  CONSERVATIVE Roy Bailey (Souris-Moose Mountain Sask.), Rick Borotsik (Brandon-Souris, Man.), John Bryden (Ancaster-Dundas- Aldershot, Ont.), Reed Elley (Nanaimo-Cowichan, B.C.), Grant Hill (Macleod, Alta.), Howard Hilstrom (Selkirk-Interlake, Man.), Deb Grey (Edmonton, North, Alta.), Philip […]
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County Health Department Settles in Suit Claiming Discrimination Based on Pro-Life Beliefs

ROCKFORD, IL, May 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A county health department sued for discrimination based on pro-life beliefs has decided to settle the case with a payment of $40,000. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed suit in May 2003 in U.S. District Court in Rockford, Illinois on behalf of Faith Moncivaiz, formerly a secretary with the DeKalb County Health Department. The suit contended that her former employer violated her rights of free speech, freedom of religion, as well as her right to be free from religious discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Illinois […]
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