New Canadian Health Minister Begins Early With Double Talk on Privatization of Healthcare

OTTAWA, July 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his first public comments as Canada’s new Health Minister, Ujjal Dosanjh took a swing at private health care, even though he backed private abortion clinics while serving as the NDP Premier in British Columbia.  “What we need to do is stem the tide of privatization in Canada and expand public delivery of health care, so that we have a stronger health-care system for all Canadians,” said Dosanjh yesterday.  Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition commented on the appointment of Dosanjh saying, “The Prime Minister should take a second look at whom […]
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Canada’s First Same-Sex Divorce: Separated after 5 Days of ‘Marriage’ – Set-Up Suspected

TORONTO, July 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A same-sex couple has filed what is believed to be the first homosexual divorce since the introduction of homosexual “marriage” in Ontario in June last year. The women, referred to only by their initials, M.M. and J.H., were “married” June 18, 2003, and separated five days later. The pair had reportedly been together for five years before that date.  M.M. argued in court that Canada’s Divorce Act needs to be changed to reflect the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and the Yukon. She wants the court to decree that the definition […]
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Canadian Woman Awarded $60,000 for “Failed” Abortion

VANCOUVER, July 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The B.C. Supreme Court awarded a single mother $60,000 in damages for a “failed” abortion. The child survived the 1997 attempt on its life, and was later born healthy. The money awarded covers general damages for the “emotional turmoil” she experienced for having to go through with an unwanted pregnancy, and for wages lost during the recovery from giving birth. The court denied compensation for the cost of raising the child. Justice Glen Parrett said “the joy she derives from the presence of this child in her life” constituted enough of a reward to […]
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Iraqi Chaldean Bishop Tells of the Good Going On; Says “The Press Has Been Backward-looking.”  https://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=57048   Sudan is getting away with mass murder thanks to UN – Mark Steyn https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml;sessionid=JWHVKDD00QD5VQFIQMGSM54AVCBQWJVC?xml=/opinion/2004/07/20/do2002.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/07/20/ixportal.html   Argentina could be first country in Latin America to legalize abortion on demand https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=1580   Seattle Archbishop says pro-abortion politicians must refrain from Communion https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=1578   Lesbian Couple Sues to Have All States Recognize Massachusetts Marriage https://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBC81XLWWD.html   GOP Adds Conservatives to Convention https://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/7/20/164331.shtml   Mother Who Killed Two Newborns Sentenced to 30 Years to Life in Prison https://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBJYP6KWWD.html   New British technology stops thousands accessing Internet child […]
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France Allows Deadly Experimentation on Human Embryos but Claims to Ban All Human Cloning

PARIS, July 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The French government has passed a new law claiming to ban all human cloning but allowing deadly research on human embryos left over from fertility treatments. While they claim to ban both reproductive and ‘therapeutic’ human cloning, many countries have adopted the Canadian legislation as a model, which, while claiming to ban human cloning, nonetheless leaves open the possibility for human cloning for research proposes.  Read related coverage:  https://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/94729/1/.html
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B.C. Child Porn Peddler Sharpe Handed Two-Year Minimum Sentence for Assaulting Boy

VANCOUVER, July 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – John Robin Sharpe was sentenced Monday to two years less a day for indecent assault committed against a boy in the late 1970’s. Sharpe challenged Canadian child pornography laws at the Supreme Court, after a charge of possession of child pornography. The Supreme Court ruled that some child pornography could be protected as free speech if it is found to have “artistic merit.”  The crime carries with it a minimum sentence of two years, up to a maximum of 10 years. Justice Robert Edwards said Sharpe, who is 71 and in poor health, was […]
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Japanese Abortuary Disposing Aborted Babies in Regular Garbage

YOKOHAMA, July 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Japanese abortuary has been discarding aborted babies as regular garbage for several years. Former employees of the Isezaki Women’s Clinic in Yokohama City, southwest of Tokyo, said they had been disposing of the aborted babies in plastic bags and putting them out with the regular trash.  “It is horrible if it is true,” Chikara Sakaguchi, Japan’s health minister said at a news conference, as reported by the AFP. “We will take measures after finding out what is actually going on.” Up until two years ago, before the clinic discontinued late-term abortions, staff reportedly […]
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Dept of Justice Appeals Oregon Assisted Suicide Ruling

PORTLAND, July 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Department of Justice has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to re-evaluate its 2-1 May ruling upholding Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. The attorney general’s office has requested a new ruling or for a retrial by a full panel of 11 judges. Attorney general John Ashcroft had challenged Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide law, arguing that the prescribing of lethal medications by doctors was in contravention of the federal Controlled Substances Act. Two of three state judges disagreed, arguing that the regulation of medical practice is outside the jurisdiction of the federal government.  “Under […]
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Iran Legalizes Abortion

TEHRAN, July 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Iranian parliament approved a draft bill legalizing abortion Tuesday. The new legislation will allow the abortion of “deformed” babies, or if the pregnancy poses a potentially fatal health risk to the pregnant mother. Because Islamic teaching says that a baby does not have a soul until 17 weeks, few Moslem religious leaders have opposed the measure. One cleric who disapproves of the move, Mohammad Taqi Mohassel, told the Associated Press, “The bill tells the world that Iran’s parliament has permitted abortion. That’s why I oppose it.” The 12-member Guardian Council must also approve […]
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