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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Pastor Turns in Marriage License Following Gay ‘Marriage’ Decision

WOLFVILLE, NS, September 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A church pastor in Nova Scotia has formally resigned his license to register marriages as a result of the decision by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to declare traditional marriage unconstitutional and redefine marriage to include same-sex couples.  Reverend Lewis H. How, Rector of the Anglican Catholic Parish of Saint George announced his decision Friday in a letter to the Deputy Registrar General for the province.  “In response to the ruling today by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia against the Institution of Holy Matrimony and your government’s dereliction of duty in […]
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Analysis: ‘Seismic’ Catholic shift to Bush https://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040928-044932-2558r.htm   Conservatives may vote against throne speech, Harper warns https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1845&ncid=737&e=1&u=/cpress/20040928/ca_pr_on_na/harper_throne_speech   Argentinean Archbishop says totalitarian “sex-ed” programs anything but education https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=2065   Marriage Amendment Author Says Voters Must Voice Opinion https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/9/afa/282004a.asp   Cardinal Julian Herranz denounces “secular fundamentalism” in Spain   https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=2066   Royal Bank Workers Urged to be Sensitive to Homosexual Staff and Not Use Words Such as “married”, “spouse”, “girlfriend”  https://www.fotf.ca/familyfacts/tfn/2004/092804.html   Child Abuse Costs Canada Billions Says Study https://www.fotf.ca/familyfacts/tfn/2004/092804.html Justice Department says it will appeal Nebraska judge ruling that Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act is unconstitutional https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,133844,00.html   CNN LARRY KING […]
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Court to Hear Debate Over Hospital’s No-Resuscitation Rule for Preemie

PORTSMOUTH, September 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Charlotte Wyatt weighed no more than one pound when she was born three months premature. She has severely damaged lungs and doctors have predicted she will not live past infancy. Her parents were told that should she have life-threatening problems, the child would be kept alive long enough for them to attend her death but that it would be “against the child’s interests” to resuscitate her.  The hospital has said it will seek a court injunction if the parents insist on resuscitation. The child is now ten months old, weighs ten pounds and, say […]
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UK Catholic Aid Agency Promotes Condoms for AIDS

September 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Now that the homosexual crisis in the Catholic Church has become public, it is becoming apparent that it has affected not only parishes and dioceses but organizations that control Catholic charitable efforts as well. In the UK, the official aid agency associated with the Catholic bishops’ conference, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), has come under scrutiny for its endorsement of the use of condoms, in contravention of Catholic moral teaching, for the prevention of AIDS. In a long editorial article, an abridged version of a paper presented at an AIDS conference in Bangkok, […]
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Ontario’s Tab for Late-Term Abortions: $400,000 for One Year

OTTAWA, September 28, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ontario taxpayers paid $400,000 last year to send 56 women to the United States for late term abortions, reports Life Canada, the educational arm of the pro-life movement in Canada.  The Ontario Ministry of Health admitted the figures after stories last week claimed 15 women were sent from Ontario and 30 from Quebec. The new information shows that each abortion costs taxpayers an average of $7000.00.  The government’s proposed solution is to open and fund a late-term abortions private clinic in Quebec, suggesting it would be easier to have such abortions committed in Canada. […]
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