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Teresa Heinz Kerry Caught on Tape Tell Pittsburgh Reporter To “Shove It” – Pretending she didn’t say what she said https://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/3576476/detail.html   Cardinal Arbishop of Lagos Nigeria Olubunmi Okogie Warns Abortion Supporters Vengence is the Lord’s https://www.dailytimesofnigeria.com/DailyTimes/2004/July/26/Okogie.htm   Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Gloria Feldt to Address Democratic National Convention https://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=158-07232004   Secret Service Sued for Forbidding pro-life protest outside of Kerry residence https://www.cnsnews.com//ViewNation.asp?Page=Nationarchive
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Federal Judge Thwarts Mississippi Law Illegalising Abortion after 13 Weeks

JACKSON, July 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge overturned Friday a new Mississippi law that would have made abortions performed after 13 weeks gestation illegal. The new legislation made abortions illegal after 13 weeks except when committed at hospitals or ambulatory surgical clinics—neither of which perform abortions in the state.  U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee upheld a temporary injunction issued on July 2, after one of the two state abortuaries, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, challenged the law that came into effect July 1. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization is trying to attain the status of a ambulatory […]
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Portuguese Government Back-Pedals on Referendum Vote to Ratify EU Constitution

LISBON, July 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Portugal’s new centre-right government is repealing a decision by former prime minister Jose Manuel Barroso, suggesting the country may not hold a country-wide referendum to ratify the new European Union constitution as the Barroso government decided. Barroso stepped down from his post last month to take up residence in Brussels as European Union Commission head. Before his resignation, Portugal had been gearing up for a referendum on the measure set for 2005.  A new program presented Friday by Prime Minister Pedro Santana Lopes spoke of the referendum option as only a possibility.  The constitution […]
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Federal Appeals Court Backs Florida Ban on Homosexual Adoption

ORLANDO, July 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting as a full court of twelve judges, refused yesterday to reverse its earlier opinion upholding Florida’s ban on same-sex adoptions. The Eleventh Circuit’s earlier opinion, which remains in effect as a result of today’s decision, holds that the Florida legislature properly made a policy judgment that it is not in the best interests of its displaced children to be adopted by individuals who engage in current, voluntary homosexual activity. The Court stated that, “[W]e have found nothing in the Constitution that forbids this policy judgment. Thus, any […]
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Pharmaceutical tries again for FDA Approval of Morning After Pill Without Prescription

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This May, the Food and Drug Administration rejected nonprescription sales of emergency contraception, in the midst of controversy. Now the manufacturer of the abortifacient drug is again pressuring the US government to allow its sale without a prescription. The FDA decision left a loophole when they said they might reconsider if the company, Barr Pharmaceuticals, could show some way of guaranteeing that the drug will only be sold without prescription to girls and women over 16. In their letter to Barr, the FDA said that there would have to be some means of selling […]
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U.S. House Passes Measure Ensuring States not Forced to Recognize Homosexual ‘Marriage’

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday the Marriage Protection Act, passed the House by a vote of 233-194. The Marriage Protection Act is designed to remove from all federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the authority to force states to recognize homosexual ‘marriages’ from other jurisdictions.  Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family commented on the passage saying, “While this legislation will not protect marriage across the nation, it will prevent unelected rogue judges in federal courts from overturning the will of the people.”  He added, “Before the institution of marriage is fully out of reach of […]
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Catholic Politicians Unmoved; Won’t Abstain from Communion or Change Abortion Stance

July 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Associated Press has reported on a survey of 75 Catholic public officials in the US who they say are ‘undaunted’ in their determination to continue supporting abortion. All of the persons interviewed said that they will neither change their position on abortion nor refrain from presenting themselves for communion in their churches. They told AP reporters that they see no conflict in their support of abortion and their continued participation in the Catholic Church’s most sacred rite. Lt. Gov Tim Kaine of Virginia, who supports abortion but with restrictions, said, “I believe that what […]
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U.S. judge blocks Mississippi late-term abortion law https://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-07-23-miss-abortion_x.htm   Canadian Government Wants to Eliminate Definition of Spouse in Divorce Act – Will do it after Supreme Court ruling on homosexual ‘marriage’  https://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040723.wxdivorce23/BNStory/Front/ Gay Clinton Appointee Surrenders Medical Licence after molestation and subtance abuse allegations https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/nation/9226294.htm   62% of public favor Missouri ban on gay marriage https://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/nation/9226409.htm   New Mexico Health Department Backs Teacher having kids tasting flavored condoms https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39588   Once-atheist parents of murdered 9-year-old Cecilia Zhang find relief in religion https://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040723.wxcecilialink0723/BNStory/Front/  US House votes to restrict courts on gay marriages https://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040723/WORLD23-5/TPInternational/Americas   Gun registry used by U.S. as study […]
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Florida Court Holds There Is No Right to Transsexual Marriage

LAKELAND, July 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals issued a unanimous opinion holding that Florida does not recognize transsexual marriage. Liberty Counsel represented Linda Kantaras in her appeal of an 809-page ruling issued by lower court Judge O’Brien in Pasco County, Florida, which held that gender was primarily a state of mind. The lower court ruled that “Michael” Kantaras (formerly known as Margo) (“MK”), who was born female, desires to be a man and therefore, the “marriage” between MK and Linda did not violate Florida’s Defense of Marriage Act, which limits marriage to only one […]
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