German Scientist Urges IVF Doctors to Re-Appraise Nazi Eugenics

BERLIN, June 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Professor Rolf Winau, director of the centre for humanities and health sciences at the Charite medical school in Berlin, has urged doctors in reproductive medicine to revisit the medical experiments carried out during the Nazi era and to “exorcize their demons” with regard to eugenics philosophy. Winau expressed the mainstream of modern bioethics thinking when, at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), he urged IVF researchers to overcome their moral revulsion against eugenics. Currently, Germany has some of the most restrictive laws of any Western nation in […]
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U.S. Bishops Conference Chair Asks All Bishops to Back Federal Marriage Amendment

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has written to all Catholic bishops asking them to personally urge their Senators to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution defining marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman. The first vote on the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which has become popularly known as the Federal Marriage Amendment, is expected to occur in the Senate as early as mid-July. The measure, introduced as S.J. Res. 30 by Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO), reads as follows: “Marriage in […]
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New Zealand Cardinal Issues Stern Warning on Consequences of Modern Liberalism, ‘Barbarians at the G

WELLAND, New Zealand June 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Thomas Williams, Archbishop of Wellington has issued a strong warning in an essay about his home country’s pervasive modern liberalism. Describing the effects of liberalism’s stronghold over New Zealand’s political landscape Cardinal Williams writes, “We have rejected the moral sustenance of the past and are attempting to live on the junk food provided by a bankrupt liberalism..Traditional beliefs and values have been systematically subverted by the derision and outright hostility to the whole Judaeo-Christian ethic upon which civilization has been based for the past two milleniums.”  Lamenting the various outgrowths of […]
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St. Louis Archbishop Warns Voting for “Pro-Choice” Politicians: A Grave Sin Requiring Confession

ST. LOUIS, June 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke said Thursday to KMOX Radio: “We always have to remember that it’s objectively wrong to vote for a pro-choice politician. People could be in ignorance of how serious this is. But once they understand and know this and then willingly do it, vote for a pro-choice candidate, then they need to confess that.”  A similar statement was made last month by Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs.  See coverage in The Guardian:  https://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4246648,00.html   See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:  US Bishop: It is a grave sin to Vote for […]
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Canadian Abortion Activists say “86% of Conservative Party Incumbents Are Anti-Choice”

VANCOUVER, June 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “At least 86% of all Conservative Party incumbents are publicly anti-choice on abortion, while only about 12% of Liberal Party incumbents are anti-choice,” says a well known pro-abortion activist group in Vancouver.  “We checked the voting records of all MP’s who voted in favour of last October’s private member’s motion M-83, which was an attempt to define abortions as not medically necessary,” said Joyce Arthur, spokesperson for the Pro-Choice Action Network. The group also claims to have reviewed pro-life websites to determine which MP’s attended pro-life rallies or conferences, publicly spoke out in favour […]
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Amazing New Ultrasound Shows First-Ever Pictures of Unborn at 12 Weeks ‘Walking’ in the womb

London, England June 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Professor Stuart Campbell at London’s Create Health Clinic has perfected a technique which allows for the capture of 3-D records of foetal movements in the womb. Professor Campbell says that his new technique, “. . . has been able to show for the first time that the unborn baby engages in complex behaviour from an early stage of its development.”  Doctor Campbell has been able to capture many images of foetal behaviour, including a twelve week old foetus ‘walking’ in the womb, rubbing his/her eyes and yawning. These recordings disprove several previous held […]
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Quebec priest on radio: ‘I’m pro-choice’

MONTREAL, June 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rev. Raymond Gravel deserves church censure, says Campagne Québec-Vie (Campaign Life Coalition Quebec) after the Quebec Catholic priest appeared on radio program saying, “I am pro-choice and there is not a bishop on earth that will prevent me from receiving Communion, not even the Pope.”  Father Gravel, a priest at Saint-Joachim de La Plaine parish in the diocese of Joliette, made the comment on June 20 on the French-language radio program SRC Dimanche Magazine (CBC-French’s Sunday Magazine).  Campagne Québec-Vie notes that Rev. Gravel is already well know for his dissident position, having come out […]
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Canadian Teens view Americans as evil https://www.canada.com/saskatoon/starphoenix/news/story.html?id=2e729876-4ac9-4d37-9d51-9a51255077d9   Great pro-life resource: Dr. Frederick Zugibe—“The Code for Human Life: When is a Person a Person”  https://www.e-forensicmedicine.net/code.htm   Sex merit badge on offer https://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article812555.ece   Humour – Post-Natal Abortion Legalized https://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s1i4951   NARAL Preparing Abortion Supporters for Supreme Court Retirement https://www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/newswire/news2004/0604/062404-naral.htm   Australian territory to introduce law to protect unborn victims of violence https://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/16/1087244979991.html?oneclick=true   California Assembly opposes constitutional ban on gay marriage https://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20040625-0018-ca-xgr-same-sexmarriage.html   British woman can’t use frozen embryos: court https://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1088171030525_6?hub=Health   Media recruiting less credibility – Cal Thomas https://www.townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/ct20040623.shtml   Homosexual Advocacy Group Teams Up With National PTA https://www.cnsnews.com//ViewNation.asp?Page=Nationarchive
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Religious Americans Favour Bush over Kerry: 86% of Americans call themselves Christian

PRINCETON, NJ, June 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent Gallup poll on religion revealed that 86 percent of Americans consider themselves Christian—of those who say religion is “very important” to them, 63 percent favour U.S. President George W. Bush v. 33 percent who support Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, while of those who said they had attended church services in the past week, 66 percent were in favour of the president, v. 31 percent for Kerry.  The poll, released Thursday, also revealed that 60 percent of Americans consider religion to be “very important” to them, while 61 percent said religion could […]
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Reality TV Moves to the Next Logical Stage: 20/20’s Adopt-A-Baby Game Show

June 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The ABC television newsmagazine, 20/20, has announced that it will air a program in which a young single mother, Jessica, decides which of a group of couples will adopt her child. The pregnant 16 year-old has submitted to having the decision televised as part of what is being billed as a documentary on the practice of open adoption. 20/20 has promoted the program using the kind of language that is usually found in so-called Reality TV such as “The Bachelor” where a group of women compete for the sexual attention of a single young man. […]
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