John Kerry Thinking on Abortion Same as Supreme Court on Allowing Slavery

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry gave an inteview yesterday on abortion on ABC News.  Host Peter Jennings asked Kerry about his statement that “life begins at conception” to which Kerry responded by drawing a distinction between the beginning of human life and ‘personhood’. Jennings asked, “If you believe that life begins at conception, is even a first-trimester abortion not murder?”  Kerry replied, “No, because it’s not the form of life that takes personhood in the terms that we have judged it to be in the past. It’s the beginning of life.”  Catholic League president […]
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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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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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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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Malta Stands Fast against UN Feminist Offensive

NEW YORK, July 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has met with the Maltese delegation to continue discussion of that country’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Malta entered and maintains a set of ‘reservations’ to the full implementation of the treaty, which it ratified in 1991. Abortion is illegal in overwhelmingly Catholic Malta and the Maltese appear determined to keep it that way. The Committee met again with the Maltese representatives on July 19th to hear replies to questions posed to it […]
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President of Catholic Missions Fully Supports ‘Pro-Abortion’ Politician in High Level Post

TORONTO, July 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Sebastien Groleau President of Catholic Missions In Canada (CMIC), an organ of the Catholic Church and chaired by Toronto Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, has responded to concerns over his appointment of a former Ontario cabinet minister listed as ‘pro-abortion’ by a pro-life group to a high-profile post within the Catholic organization.  Following a LifeSiteNews.com story which exposed former cabinet minister Tina Molinari’s controversial background, several pro-lifers and past donors to CMIC expressed their concerns to the organization.  Rev. Groleau side-stepped the concerns expressed by pro-lifers over the appointment of Molinari, merely stating that CMIC […]
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Divorce: The most expensive life event according to 61% of those who know

WINNIPEG, MB – July 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new poll of divorced Canadians shows that a majority believe divorce is the most financially expensive event that can happen in a person’s life.  Focus on the Family Canada quoted the results of the poll this week urging Canadians to think twice about the hurtful step. An Investors Group poll of 160 divorced Canadian adults conducted by Decima Research shows that divorce often comes with a financial penalty: 47 per cent of respondents say divorce made their financial situation worse. In fact, respondents also reported that because of their divorce:  35 […]
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New Research: Handedness Determined by 10 Weeks in the Womb

BELFAST, July 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New research from Irish scientists has revealed that a person’s dominant hand is determined by 10 weeks gestation. Scientitsts previously thought the dominant hand was not determined until at least three years old. The researchers noted that, by using ultrasound, the determination of a preferred hand was set at just 10 weeks, and correlates to the dominant hand later in life.  As reported by New Scientist magazine, of 60 babies who sucked their right thumbs in the womb, 100 percent were right handed when investigated at age 10 to 12, whereas of 15 who […]
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Fertility Drugs used in IVF a Health Hazard for Women

CHICAGO, July 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In-vitro fertilization involves a process known as ovulation induction, where a woman is placed on drugs that promote the formation of several eggs. A new study published in the Journal of Periodontology reveals that the drugs used are leading to increased incidence of gingivitis, a condition of inflammation of the gums, leading to bleeding and painful gums.  Whereas a woman normally releases only one egg during ovulation at a time, ovulation-inducing drugs such as the most common, clomiphene citrate, causes a woman’s ovaries to produce multiple eggs. The drug is not without its dangers, […]
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