“I had an Abortion” – Pride T-shirts Available from Planned Parenthood

NEW YORK, July 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – International abortion giant, Planned Parenthood has a line of consumer products, coffee mugs, bumper stickers and t-shirts to spread their message and raise funds. The latest in their ‘social fashion’ line is a t-shirt for post-abortive women to “assert a powerful message in support of women’s rights.” The shirt says simply, “I had an abortion.” The world’s leading abortion-promoting organization has long striven to undo the stigma attached to women killing their unborn children, but with little result. Despite the enthusiastic support of politicians, rock musicians and movie stars, abortion still has powerful […]
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Indian Mother Left in a Coma after Legal Abortion

CHANDLODIA, July 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A ‘safe, legal’ abortion has left an Indian mother comatose and partially paralyzed. The woman, 27-year-old Nehal Yagnik, who had previously given birth to a boy sought an abortion from Dr. Atul Patel when she found herself pregnant again. During the procedure there were complications either from internal blood clots or from improperly administered anaesthesia; the exact cause is in dispute. Nehal went to the abortion facility in Ghatlodia, the Jyoti Maternity and Nursing Home and when she did not arrive home, her family went to find her. They were told that she was […]
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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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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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Canada Prime Minister Reaffirms Promise to Decriminalize Pot https://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1090407666147&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467   Poll Claims 70% of Spaniards back gay ‘marriage’ law https://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=551941§ion=news   Conservatives name Shadow Cabinet   https://conservative.ca/english/shadowcabinet.asp   Healthy Baby born with heart outside body   https://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/health/3910561.stm
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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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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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Germany Acknowledges Impending Pension System Collapse from Low Population

WITTENBERGE, July 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – German officials are waking up to the realization that their current pension system is headed for imminent collapse. The present demographic trend reveals that, by 2050, more then half the population will be age 65 or older. Although the trend is uniform across Europe, Germans may feel the pinch most, because of their highly state-funded pension system. Compared to other countries such as the UK, pensioners in Germany receive twice as much money from the public purse as their British counterparts.  In order to maintain the pension system, there must be at least four […]
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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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UK Authorities to Allow Mining of IVF Designer Babies for Stem Cells

BELFAST, July 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has allowed the creation of IVF babies to be used for tissue donors. In some cases a patient suffering from a variety of illnesses can benefit from stem cells obtained from a sibling or other close relative. Pressure has been on to allow the creation of children in IVF clinics in hope of obtaining a source of matched stem cells. Using pre-implantation genetic screening, an embryo that is selected to live is implanted in the mother and if the baby survives the umbilical cord blood is used […]
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