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Gay “Marriage,” Abortion, Stem Cell Research Taken off Fort Mill HS Debate Topic List. Restriction is in the state’s comprehensive health education act, which prohibits health class discussion on abortion and homosexual sex.  https://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2369434&nav=0RaPRU6d Temporary Reprieve for Abortion-On-Demand in Spain: proposal should be included in next year’s revision of the country’s penal code.  https://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=32483 Women Support Bush—Feminism is Dying, Editorial: “It’s simply a fact that most Americans oppose abortion.  That’s why liberals had to take it to the Supreme Court in 1973…”  https://www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/s/sterrett/2004/sterrett093004.htm A doctor who used knitting needles to perform one of about 14 abortion attempts on his girlfriend […]
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Pope John Paul II Calls for Commitment to Virtue of Chastity in Fight Against AIDS

ROME, September 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Pope’s message for 2005’s World Day of the Sick has been published by the Vatican. It emphasized the ability of all persons to live chaste lives. Millions are suffering from AIDS in Africa and its social and economic consequences are devastating the continent. Pope John Paul II said, “As for the problem of AIDS, I already have underlined on other occasions that it is also ‘a pathology of the spirit’. To combat it in a responsible manner it is necessary to work on its prevention through an education that respects the sacred value […]
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Poll Shows New Zealanders 60-70% in Favour of Parental Notification

WELLINGTON, September 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com ) – A new poll has backed up New Zealand MP Judith Collins’ parental notification amendment into a pending bill for child protection. A Herald-DigiPoll survey showed broad support for legislation that would require a doctor to inform parents of any underage girl seeking an abortion. The amendment, which would apply only to girls under 16, comes with an exception that would allow a girl from an abusive environment to abort her child without parental notification. However, the Herald-DigiPoll has shown that the New Zealand public wants families to be involved in potentially life-threatening medical […]
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Singapore Woman Suing Obstetrician for “Wrongful Birth” in City State’s First Such Suit

SINGAPORE, September 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The mother of a child with Down’s Syndrome is suing the delivery doctor in a ‘wrongful birth’ suit, the first such for the city state of Singapore. Katharine Soh Lea Chin, 47, is launching a lawsuit against her obstetrician, Dr. See Tho Kai Yin. The woman is seeking $700,000 (US$409,000) in damages. The concept of wrongful birth is vigorously opposed by disability advocates organizations that say that it inevitably decreases the dignity and perceived value of persons with disabilities. In January 2002 the French National Assembly passed legislation to outlaw such lawsuits. The law […]
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Scalia says Abortion and Euthanasia ‘Too Fundamental’ for Supreme Court’s “Abstract Moralizing”

CAMBRIDGE, September 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia said, at an appearance at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, that the abstractions of the Supreme Court’s moralizing over abortion ‘rights’ has led the Court into an inextricable quagmire and that such issues as abortion and euthanasia are too fundamental for judges to decide. The topic was the right of judges to make decisions that contravene public morals and judicial activism in general. “What I am questioning is the propriety, indeed the sanity, of having value-laden decisions such as these made for the entire society … by judges,” […]
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Group to Picket Monday Swearing in of New Canadian Supreme Court Judges

OTTAWA, September 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), Canada’s National Pro-Life Political organization, has announced that on Monday Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. it will protest the swearing in of newly appointed Supreme Court judges Louise Charron and Rosalie Abella.  In a press release, CLC notes that the event will be a “protest of the selection of radical Justices Abella and Charron by people concerned about increasing judicial activism, and the threats that these judges pose to the Supreme Court and Canada’s legal system.”  Mr. Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition said “that we fear that […]
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U.S. Justice Department Announces Appeal of Partial-Birth Abortion Ruling

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it would appeal the latest of three court decisions declaring the ban on the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf in Lincoln, Nebraska handed down the ruling now being appealed. In a decision handed down in early September, Kopf ruled that the law banning partial birth abortion is unconstitutional because it does not include an exception for the ‘health of the mother.’ The law contains a clause for exceptions for the ‘life’ of the mother but not her health. The exception […]
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Ex-Gay Billboard Goes on Up on One of America’s Busiest Highways

RICHMOND, VIRGINA, September 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At a time when homosexual activists are seeking special rights, such as “gay marriage,” hate crime laws, adopting children and promoting homosexuality in schools, they are also attacking the freedoms of the ex-gay community. As a counter to homosexual activists’ campaigns, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) has put up a billboard on one of the busiest Interstate highways in the nation—on I-64 near the turnoff for I-95 in the Richmond, Virginia area. The billboard features a photo of a young man who overcame homosexuality, and says: “Ex-Gays Prove that Change […]
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Call to Prayer for Marriage in Canada Sunday October 3

MARKHAM, Ontario, September 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada has issued an urgent request to Churches and all people of faith to pray for marriage in Canada. Beginning October 6, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the marriage reference questions. The EFC is calling all Christians to prayer in advance of this hearing.  Following the hearing, the Supreme Court will consider the questions and write their decision within two to six months. The EFC urges everyone to keep this issue in your prayers during this time.  The EFC has compiled a list of intentions and individuals […]
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