Canadian Man Given One Year Sentence for Killing His Unborn Child

MONTREAL, May 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A man convicted of intentionally killing his unborn child last week was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday. When his girlfriend refused to have an abortion, Gary Bourgeois deliberately administered an abortifacient drug to his girlfriend without her knowledge. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and to administering a toxic substance.  Quebec court Judge Jean-Pierre Bonin commented, “Society cannot tolerate a male partner in a relationship unilaterally putting an end to a pregnancy,” according to a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation report.  Fearing his reaction, the woman had delayed telling Bourgeois that she was 14 […]
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Embryonic Stem Cell Bank Opens in UK

LONDON, May 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Britain has announced the opening of the world’s first bank for storing embryonic stem cell lines. The bank will store embryonic and fetal stem cells from babies created through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and from aborted babies. The bank will also house adult stem cells.  A spokeswoman for the UK group, The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), said: “A great many inflated, exaggerated promises are being made to render embryonic stem cell research acceptable to the public, but research based on the exploitation and destruction of human life at its earliest stages […]
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Argentina Science Committee Says Human Clones Not Really Human

BUENOS AIRES, May 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of Argentinean scientists is calling on the their government to overturn a 1995 law banning all human cloning. Committee of Ethics in Science and Technology has urged the use of cloning to produce human embryonic stem cells for research into diseases. In a statement, Alberto Kornblihtt, a representative of the Committee, said that the product of human cloning is not a human being. He made the distinction between 'therapeutic' and 'reproductive' cloning calling reproductive cloning “socially” unsafe. He said, “Even if the technical problems are solved, reproductive cloning is unjustified from […]
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Poll Finds 67% of Americans Support Constitutional Amendment to Protect Marriage

WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  On Monday, the day the courts invalidated the marriage laws of Massachusetts, the Alliance for Marriage released new Wirthlin Worldwide data showing majority support for a constitutional amendment to protect marriage.  African-American groups from Boston, along with other members of the Alliance for Marriage’s (AFM) diverse coalition, revealed the latest poll results which show 67% of Americans support the amendment.  The poll interviewed 1000 U.S. adults via telephone from April 2-5.  The poll found that 67% agreed with an amendment stating: “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of […]
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Kerry “Personally Opposed” to Assisted Suicide But Will Not Oppose Oregon Euthanasia Law

PORTLAND, May 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – US Presidential candidate John Kerry, who has angered Catholics for his endorsements of abortion and same sex unions, added euthanasia to the list while campaigning in Oregon. While on a break in Portland, Kerry was interviewed by Steve Law for the Statesman Journal.  In language that closely mimics the rhetoric of abortion supporters, Kerry says that Oregon’s euthanasia law is a “complex” issue best decided locally. “I think it’s up to the states to decide what they’re going to do there. It’s a very complicated, thorny, moral, ethical issue that people wrestle with. And […]
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LifeSite NewsBytes

Swiss bishops denounce letter signed by 40 priests & laymen calling for Pope to retire https://www.nzz.ch/2004/05/19/english/page-synd4943581.html   Microsoft to submit antispam standard https://news.com.com/2100-1032_3-5216255.html?tag=nefd.top   Group Says Television Violence a ‘Bloodbath’  https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/5/192004g.asp   Catholic League call Catholic candidate to coherence in political discourse https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=1166   Kentucky Poll: 70 percent support amendment banning gay marriage https://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/8694501.htm   Sibling sacrifice, or sibling saviour?  https://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38502   Two-thirds of US adults use Internet for Religious Reasons https://www.pewinternet.org/reports/reports.asp?Report=119&Section=ReportLevel1&Field=Level1ID&ID=496   Frozen sperm works as well as fresh in IVF Claims Study https://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2004/05/18/frozen_sperm_works_as_well_as_fresh_in_ivf/  Louisiana Senate Approves Human Cloning for Research Purposes   https://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/051804/new_leg1001.shtml   Catholics vote with wallets […]
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Gay ‘Marriage’ Getting More Government Recognition in Canada

OTTAWA, May 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Department of Immigration has begun recognizing homosexual ‘marriage’ in assessing immigration applications. The partners must have “married” in Ontario, Quebec or British Columbia and one of them must be a Canadian citizen. Although support for homosexual ‘marriage’ is deeply divided in Canada, the government has moved forward in supporting and upholding court decisions to change laws and bureaucratic practice. On the same day Immigration made its announcement, , CBC.ca newsmagazine online published a commentary by Gwen Landolt, head of REAL Women of Canada. Her feature column, “Same-sex Unions Are Not Marriages” garnered, […]
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Ontario Government Cuts Funding for Essential Health-Care Items But Retains Abortion Funding

TORONTO, May 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Apart from a massive tax-hike, the Liberal Government in Ontario, in its budget released yesterday, has cut funding for eye exams, physiotherapy and chiropractics while retained full funding for abortion on demand.  The Family Coalition Party (FCP), the only provincial pro-life political party in Ontario, has denounced the budget noting that “This government has added or increased 50 new fees, such as healthcare premiums and driving licence fees. These fees, for the average family, amount to a tax increase of 24%.” The tax hike is so severe that political experts are wondering if the […]
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Final Call and Special Offer

This is LifeSiteNews.com’s last call regarding our current Special Appeal campaign. We are grateful to the many readers who were able to respond with a contribution. Thank you for your generosity and especially the encouraging comments.  We are still short of the resources needed for the system upgrade to handle the growing popularity of LifeSiteNews.com, but are confident that the goal will be met. A key element of our service has already been transferred to the new server. This has greatly improved the sending out of the daily news emails to subscribers. What a relief!  As a small incentive for […]
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