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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Rochester Pharmacist Criticized for Refusing to Dispense Abortifacient Morning-After Pill

ROCHESTER, New York, May 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Eckerd pharmacist is being criticized by a patron for failing to fill her prescription for the morning-after pill. An Eckerd pharmacist told the woman that “we have [the morning-after pill] in stock but based on my moral and religious belief I will not give it to you,” according to the woman who was refused the prescription. She told a local news source, 8 ON YOUR SIDE, that she preferred they not reveal her identity.  Monroe County Medical Society president-elect Dr. Robert Holzhaver claimed that the morning-after pill “. . .is not […]
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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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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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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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Chicago Cardinal George Orders Priests to Refuse Communion to Homosexual Activists https://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/052504_ap_ns_gayprotestors.html   Israel Parliament to Consider Bill Allowing Passive Euthanasia https://www.maarivintl.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=article&articleID=7800   More teen girls having sex, study shows https://www.washtimes.com/national/20040520-114558-8056r.htm   Scientists in stem-cell cover-up; Deliberately exaggerate embryonic advances, ignore adult stem cell successes https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38633   Virginia Governor Warner signs bills on feticide https://washingtontimes.com/metro/20040521-101102-8482r.htm   Florida has the nation’s first ‘faith-based’ prison   https://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/crime/ny-uspris163814307may23,0,5875392.story?coll=ny-licrime-headlines   US United Methodists Consider Split over Homosexuality https://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0405/23/a02-145865.htm   New Report Fires Up Kenya’s Abortion Debate https://allafrica.com/stories/200405210584.html   Prime Minister Paul Martin calls federal election for June 28 https://www.canada.com/fortstjohn/story.html?id=FD0DDBD2-56A5-48A5-9324-B706167CD80D
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