Canadians Have Last Chance to Stop Government Sponsored Over the Counter Abortifacient

OTTAWA, May 18, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Just weeks after the US Government decided against over the counter availability for the abortifacient morning after pill, based on health concerns for women and teens, the Canadian Government has proposed allowing unrestricted access to the powerful drugs.  Health Minister Pierre Pettigrew announced today a proposal to amend the Food and Drug Regulations to allow the abortifacient morning after pill to be sold without a prescription in pharmacies across Canada. The proposal suggests that pharmacists advise women about the drugs before dispensing them.  A consultation period, beginning May 22, will give the public 75 […]
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Arguments Submitted to Canadian Supreme Court to Defend Traditional Marriage

OTTAWA, May 18, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Interfaith Coalition on Marriage and Family has filed its written legal arguments in the Supreme Court of Canada’s Marriage Reference. The Coalition argues that the Charter does not require that marriage be redefined. It also argues that religious freedom as protected by the Charter is not well-defined and the redefinition of marriage could lead to threats to religious freedom for religious institutions.  The Interfaith Coalition includes the Catholic Civil Rights League, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the Islamic Society of North America. The Coalition has intervened at every level of court in […]
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Mark Steyn – One nation under God   https://www.theinterim.com/2004/apr/05onenation.html   What science tells us about same-sex unions   https://www.theinterim.com/2004/apr/01whatscience.html   Same-sex ‘marriage’ likely to prove costly https://www.washtimes.com/business/20040518-120217-1233r.htm   Transsexuals get go-ahead for Olympics https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4999094/  St. Gianna embodies the alternative to what we are living https://www.nationalreview.com/comment/de_souza200405180901.asp   Kerry: Is he a Catholic or not?  https://www.nationalreview.com/ponnuru/ponnuru200405180829.asp   President Bush & Pope John Paul II have a lot in common https://www.nationalreview.com/novak/novak200405180833.asp   Son admits helping celebrity chef mum commit suicide https://www.abc.net.au/tasmania/news/200405/s1110095.htm   Family fury over death in suicide clinic https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/05/16/ndead16.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/16/ixhome.html   Dr. Jerry Falwell Encourages Canadian Pastors to get involved politically on life […]
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Cardinal Pell Defends Right of Catholic Schools to Discriminate

CANBERRA, May 18, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A left-liberal think tank, the Australia Institute, based in Canberra, has called for the removal of protection from Catholic schools which they accuse of “discrimination.”  Private schools in New South Wales and Victoria are exempt from anti-discrimination laws that would prevent Catholic schools from upholding and defending their Catholic character. Religious schools are seen as problematic for secular-minded reformers when the schools refuse to adhere to secular values such as abortion and homosexual “rights”. In Canada, Catholic institutions have often been forced to cave in to pressure from homosexual advocacy groups and abortion ‘rights’ […]
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ICC a New “Forum to Accuse the U.S. and Its Allies” for War in Iraq

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, May 18, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Washington Times report Tuesday reveals that the French lawyer representing Saddam Hussein is planning to utilize the International Criminal Court (ICC) to sue the British government for war crimes perpetrated in Iraq. The Times describes this move as only one in a series of similar ploys to use the ICC as a forum to accuse the U.S. and its allies of so-called war-crimes committed in Iraq.  Senior policy analyst, Jack Spencer, from the Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for International Studies, told the Times, “Essentially, those who don’t like the war or […]
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Uncompromising Pro-Life Msgr. Gagnon Appointed Bishop for Victoria

VICTORIA, B.C., May 18, 2004 (LifeSIteNews.com) – Pope John Paul II named Msgr. Richard Gagnon, currently Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, as Bishop of Victoria Friday. There has been no bishop in Victoria since the appointment this past January of Most Rev. Raymond Roussin, S.M., as Archbishop of Vancouver. Stephanie Gray, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform, spoke with LifeSiteNews.com Tuesday. “He’ll be a huge blessing to Victoria,” she said. Bishop-Elect Gagnon was the archbishop’s representative to St. John de Brebeuf high school in Abbotsford, B.C., when Gray was a student there. Bishop-Elect Gagnon “does […]
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