Stands on Moral Issues Greatly Affected by Religiosity Even Among College Students

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Strongly religious college students tend to identify themselves as politically conservative and hold conservative views on issues of sex, abortion, gay rights, and drugs, according to new research released today by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute.  The analysis, part of a national study of 3,680 third-year college students at 46 diverse colleges and universities, also shows that about one-fifth of college students are “highly religious,” while about the same number have low levels of religious engagement.  Highly religious was defined as a pattern of behavior that includes such things as attending religious services, […]
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Research finds that Infants Need Mother’s Gaze for Neural Development

MEXICO, July 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Science is starting to show what family advocates have pointed out for years, that mothers and fathers and especially day care workers, are not interchangeable in child development. Babette Francis, a pro-family lobbyist who has spent years tracking the UN’s ‘gender agenda,’ has written extensively on the damage done to families – and the laws that protect them – by feminist notions of gender identity. Francis writes in an article in News Weekly, about scientific findings showing the physical necessity of the presence of a child’s mother in his neural development.  Christine De Vollmer, […]
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Korean Court Refuses to Acknowledge Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

INCHEON, Korea, July 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Korean court has refused to acknowledge the request of a plaintiff who claimed her same-sex relationship constitutes a marriage, entitling her to half of assets shared with her partner, and alimony.  The court ruled that a woman, identified only as Lee, was under no compulsion to pay a partner of 20 years, identified as Kim, alimony or for shared assets. The court said that the Korean Constitution only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman, and so does not accept the relationship as valid.  tv
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Stanford Researchers use Human Fetal Tissue in Stroke Research

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scientists at Stanford University have used human fetal stem cells in experiments with rats. Dr. Gary Steinberg, a Stanford neurosurgeon has shown that rats who have the same kind of strokes as human beings benefited after human stem cells were injected into their brains. The cells have migrated to the damaged areas, and scientists hope that the cells will begin to rebuild the damage in human stroke victims.  Steinberg said that he was ‘optimistic’ about the results for human stroke victims but gave the usual caveat that actual stem cell treatment was ‘years […]
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APA Endorses Homosexual “Marriage”

HONOLULU, July 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American Psychological Association, at their annual convention Wednesday, made a decision to endorse homosexual “marriage.” The APA also recommended that same-sex parents be granted all the legal rights of normal married parents. The APA is following in the footsteps of the Canadian Psychological Association, which in November 2003, made the startling announcement that there is no heightened risk of problems from same-sex parenting, or an increased likelihood for children living in such partnerships to become gay themselves. APA president Diane Halpern made the claim that children raised by same-sex parents suffer no more […]
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United Nations Women’s Committee Gets In-House Lobby by Radical Pro-Abortion Group

NEW YORK, July 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the United Nations Committee which monitors the implementation of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) wrapped up its latest three-week session it heard from various groups on how to ensure implementation of the convention’s policies.  Apart from hearing from groups concerned with legitimate women’s issues such as protection from armed conflict, the CEDAW committee also heard from the radical pro-abortion group Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) on July 21.  Known as the legal arm of pro-abortion militants in the U.S., CRR is notorious for fighting even health and […]
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Former US Ambassador to Vatican says Catholics Excluded from DNC

BOSTON, July 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The former ambassador to the Vatican and three-term Democratic mayor of Boston, Ray Flynn, has said that the average American’s opinions, especially on such matters as abortion and gay marriage, just isn’t being heard or welcomed at the Democratic National Convention and by the Democratic Party in general. “The Democratic Party delegates, hierarchy, [and] leadership are out of touch with American mainstream values,” he said, as reported by CNSNews.com. Flynn is critical of presidential candidate John Kerry’s and the party’s views on such issue as abortion. He highlighted that the former Democratic governor of […]
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Slovak Ruling Party Protests Swedish Pastor Jailed for Comments Offending Homosexuals

BRATISLAVA, July 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The recent jailing of a Swedish Pentecostal pastor for “hate speech against homosexuals” has incited a rebuke from Slovakia’s ruling Christian Democratic Movement (KDH). Interior Minister Vladimír Palko took his complaint directly to Cecilia Julin, the Swedish ambassador in Slovakia. Palko told Julin that he felt compelled to voice his complaint directly to her. Palko called the Swedish court’s decision a case in point of how “a left wing liberal ideology was trying to introduce tyranny and misuse the EU for this purpose,” according to a Slovak Spectator account. The KDH organized a press […]
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“I had an abortion” T-shirt Story Sparks Firestorm

TORONTO, July 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews.com broke the story about Planned Parenthood’s latest addition to their ‘social fashion’ line—“I had an abortion” t-shirts—on Friday. Since then, it has elicited a firestorm of coverage—numerous news sources have joined the fray, among them: the Drudge Report, the Vancouver Sun, the New York Post, the San Diego Channel, the National Post and others. Available from Planned Parenthood’s on-line store, the t-shirt is marketed to post-abortive women to “assert a powerful message in support of women’s rights,” according to their web-site. Toronto’s News Talk 1010 CFRB hosted a live radio call-in show on […]
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