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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Canadian pot use doubled in last 13 years, other drug use also up: StatsCan https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1845&ncid=737&e=1&u=/cpress/20040721/ca_pr_on_na/health_drug_use   “See” what the unborn think on Bush vs. Kerry on ‘04 https://vividology.com/rightchoice/  France Anti-Homophobia Legislation Could Stifle Free Speech, Warn Bishops https://zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=57053   Ottawa to introduce biometric passports – Computer chip will hold digital information on holder https://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1090148464198&call_pageid=968256289824&col=968705899037&tacodalogin=no   UN Abortion-Pushing Agency Complains of U.S. Funding Cut   https://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=11383&Cr=unfpa&Cr1=
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UK Reports Nearly 6000 more Abortions in 2003 over 2002

LONDON, July 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The abortion rate in the UK jumped by 3.2 per cent last year, from 175,900 in 2002 to 181,600 in 2003, according to recent statistics released by the Department of Health.  Among women aged 15 to 44, there were 17.5 abortions per 1,000, with highest figures for women aged 20 to 24, at 31.3 abortions per 1,000 women. The largest jump of 5.4 percent, however, was realized in girls under the age of 16, where abortions were committed on 3.9 girls per thousand, as compared to 3.7 per thousand in 2002.  Youth pro-life groups […]
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Opus Dei Bishop Sent by Vatican to Austria to Investigate Homosexual Seminary Scandals

VIENNA, July 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On July 12, the Austrian news service, Profil, published a series of lurid photographs and a report of homosexual activity at Sankt Poelten seminary. The German language newspaper also reported 40,000 pornographic images having been downloaded onto seminary computers. The Austrian bishops’ conference has instigated an internal investigation, there have been demands that the bishop resign, and two seminary officials have already resigned. There is also a possibility of a criminal investigation since the scandal involves child pornography – illegal in Austria. Seminary rector Ulrich Kuechl and vice-rector Wolfgang Rothe have stepped down while […]
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Abortion Center Fights Playground – Sound of children playing strains abortion-bound mothers

PERTH, Australia, July 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Marie Stopes International Australia abortuary is objecting to a planned childcare centre being built next door—officials are worried that the happy sounds of children playing will be upsetting to women who are about to kill their own unborn children.  ‘The main reason (for the objection) was that their clients would be hopping out of their car to enter the back door of the clinic and would hear the voices of children and I guess they felt that was going to emotionally upset them,” Mayor Charlie Gregorini said, as reported by Australia’s Sunday […]
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Last Chance to Express Opposition to ‘Morning-After Pill’ Over the Counter Status

OTTAWA, July 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s pro-life organizations are reminding Canadians that the last opportunity to make known opposition to the reclassification of the so-called morning-after pill is almost here. In May, the Health Canada agency announced its intentions to allow the drug, formally known as levonorgestrel, to be available over-the-counter at pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription.  Pro-life advocates have been opposing this reclassification on a number of grounds, especially because of the fact that at least in some cases – and despite claims to the contrary – the drug causes an early abortion. It prevents a newly created […]
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Actor George Clooney’s Dad Running for Democrats, Claims to be Against Abortion

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nick Clooney, the 70-year old father of actor George Clooney, is running for Congress on a Democratic ticket for Kentucky’s 4th district.  Clooney has the financial backing of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Catharine Zeta Jones, Michael Douglas and Renee Zellweger.  Certain press reports on his candidacy call him a “commonsense” Democrat who is opposed to abortion.   However, if he is opposed to abortion, Clooney’s website is not eager to admit it, nor are his press people.  LifeSiteNews.com contacted Clooney’s press handler B.J. Neidhardt to ask about Clooney’s views on abortion but Neidhart […]
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