Supreme Courts in Arizona, California, and Missouri Deliberate Status of Homosexual Civil Unions

TUCSON, SAN FRANCISCO, JEFFERSON CITY, May 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Three states are in various stages of judicial deliberation to determine the status of homosexual unions. The Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday refused to hear a case contesting the state’s Defense of Marriage Act, which disallows recognition of homosexual unions. Alliance Defense Fund attorneys argued in defense of the traditional definition of marriage. The Arizona Court of Appeals dismissed the suit on October 8, 2003, and the homosexual partners who launched the case sought Supreme Court review. “This is a fantastic victory in the defense of marriage,” said Gary McCaleb, senior […]
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Terri Schiavo’s Parents Allowed Visit after 55 Days

CLEARWATER, Florida, May 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Terri Schiavo’s parents were allowed a one-hour visit Sunday, after a 55-day denial by Terri’s husband Michael Schiavo. The denial followed the mysterious appearance of puncture-like marks on her arms, observed after the Schindler’s last visit March 29. The mysterious marks incited Michael Schiavo’s lawyer, George Felos, to implicate the Schindler’s. Mary Schindler described the visit to WorldNetDaily reporter, Sarah Foster: “She laughed and she cried, and she tried so hard to talk – I think she even said ‘uh huh,’ twice. She kept following me back and forth with her eyes, and […]
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No Jail Time for Euthanasia in Tasmania

HOBART, May 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A man who admitted to killing his ailing mother has been given a one-year suspended sentence in the first case of its kind in Tasmania. John Stuart Godfrey had pleaded guilty to having fed her a cocktail of crushed sleeping pills mixed with whiskey and placing a plastic bag over her head. The case was the first of assisting a suicide to reach the Tasmanian supreme court. Mr. Godfrey killed his 88-year old mother by following directions in books she herself had written.  Mrs. Godfrey had been a member of the euthanasia advocacy organization, […]
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Campaign Life Coalition Completes Federal Election Report on Candidates’ Views on Life Issues

Toronto, May 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the past several months, Canada’s National Pro-Life Political Organization, Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), has been quietly evaluating the views of nominated federal election candidates on life issues. The organization will shortly be sending the evaluation results to its mailing list to allow its members and their friends and families to cast an informed vote on election day. LifeSiteNew.com’s election coverage will include complete reporting of CLC’s results and election communications, as well as election-related articles in The Interim Newspaper, Canada’s National, pro-life, pro-family newspaper. Updates to the CLC database will be reported on […]
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Canadian Catholic Bishops Desire to Clarify Stand on Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians

OTTAWA, May 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While debate in the United States rages over Catholic politicians receiving communion and Catholic bishops across the nation are becoming ever-more bold in calling politicians within their dioceses to accountability, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has a “group desire” to study the issue. In a recent interview with the Catholic News Service in the U.S., Deacon William Kokesh, Communications Director for the CCCB, said that after the current election, the CCCB will undertake a “more in-depth study on the whole interface between Catholics and the political process, not only with politicians but […]
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Special June 26 Fundraiser for Printer Scott Brockie’s Defence Expenses https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004_docs/Brockieevent.pdf   Every Bishop a Wanted Bishop Satire https://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtjester/archives/004773.php   Ten questions regarding the denial of the Eucharist to politicians and more https://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=989   MP fights abortion consent clause   https://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3568392&thesection=news&thesubsection=general   Abortion ‘like Nazis’ ethos’ claim bishops   https://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=599202004   Incest Glorified in New French Film ‘Ma Mere’  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/05/26/wfilm26.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/26/ixnewstop.html   Pro-Abortion Senator Ted Kennedy’s Wife Rebukes U.S. Bishops On Abortion   https://news.bostonherald.com/national/view.bg?articleid=29121   Economics Helping to Drive Use of Embryos, Warns Ethicist https://zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=54213   MTV to launch gay channel https://www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2004/05/26/mtv_to_launch_gay_channel>  At least 57 MPs not running for re-election   […]
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