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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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World Health Organization Adopts Global Strategy to “Promote Abortion”

GENEVA, May 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The World Health Organization’s first strategy on reproductive health was adopted Saturday by the 57th World Health Assembly (WHA). The strategy targets five priority aspects of reproductive and sexual health:  – improving antenatal, delivery, postpartum and newborn care – providing high-quality services for family planning, including infertility services – eliminating unsafe abortion – combating sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, reproductive tract infections, cervical cancer and other gynaecological morbidities – promoting sexual health   Pro-life leaders on the international scene warn that the term “eliminating unsafe abortion” means little more than promoting abortion.  LifeSiteNews.com spoke […]
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Million-Strong Youth Group Advocating Culture of Life Granted United Nations Status

UNITED NATIONS, May 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The World Youth Alliance (WYA), the largest youth group in the world with over a million members, has been granted ECOSOC status by the United Nations.  The status grants the group the opportunity to make its voice heard by the United Nations Economic and Social Council.  WYA says in its charter that it is “committed to building free and just societies through a culture of life.”  That culture, it says, “affirms the inalienable dignity of the person, defends the intrinsic right to life, nurtures the family, and fosters a social climate favorable to […]
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Population Document Re-Formatted for Easier Printing

LifeSiteNews.com, May 25, 2004 -LifeSiteNews.com has received much praise for the Extra Special Report, “The Inherent Racism of Population Control.” To assist a wider distribution and reading of this important document we have just reformatted it from the original 66 pages to a handier 58 page length. As well, the document has been fine-tuned to eliminate some remaining typos and formatting flaws.  As previously stated, we believe that this is a MUST READ item for all persons questioning why so many negative developments against life and family have been allowed to take place in the world during recent decades.  Also […]
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American Catholic Support for Kerry on Church Issues Falls as Low as Six Percent

LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A major poll of 1,388 American Roman Catholic voters shows Catholic presidential candidate John Kerry getting only 20% support among America’s 51 million Catholics on issues where he opposes the Church’s position—with his support on some issues dropping as low as 6%.  On average, 80% of Catholic voters felt that issues of a religious nature would help them make their choice for president.  Kerry received only 23% support from Catholics on the question of stem cell research and 23% on the same sex unions issue. His support dropped to 6% on parental notification […]
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Baby Born from 21-Year Old Frozen Sperm

LONDON, May 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – British scientists have reported the birth of a healthy baby boy born to a father whose sperm was frozen for 21 years. The man, who was treated for testicular cancer at the age of 17, had a sample of his sperm frozen before the cancer treatment. His thawed sperm was used to fertilize his wife’s ova in-vitro, resulting in the birth of the boy in 2002.  Birmingham University fertility specialist Chris Barratt told the British Broadcasting Corporation that he was not surprised, as animal sperm has been viable after remaining frozen for more than […]
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Poll: Majority of Canadians Believe So-Called “Homophobia” Equivalent to Racism

MONTREAL, May 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Almost 60 percent of Canadians believe that so-called homophobia is at least as offensive as being racist. A Leger Marketing poll revealed 58 percent of respondents Canada-wide would say racism was equivalent to “homophobia,” ranging from 47 percent in Alberta, to 65 percent in British Columbia. The same poll revealed that only 43 percent of Canadians favour same-sex “marriage.” The poll did not define the term “homophobia.” The question asked by pollsters was: “Personally, do you think that being homophobic is worse than being racist or anti-Semitic; as bad as being racist or anti-Semitic; […]
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