Newsweek Exposes Real Population Crisis: Mass World Depopulation

NEW YORK, September 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his exposé, Birth Dearth, Newsweek International author Michael Meyer paints a bleak picture for the future, as the world population plummets in an historically unparalleled decline. Citing U.N. population statistics and projections, Meyer brings to light the reality that plummeting birth rates will result in cataclysmic consequences for future generations. “Fertility rates have dropped by half since 1972, from six children per woman to 2.9,” he says. “And demographers say they’re still falling, faster than ever.”  Meyer cites the European example of Germany: “If the U.N. figures are right, Germany could shed […]
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New Study Proves Virginity Pledges Work

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study released by the Heritage Foundation of Washington, DC proves that teens who pledge to abstain from sexual activity until marriage have “better life outcomes and are far less likely to engage in risky behaviors than non-pledgers.” The study, based on recently released data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, revealed the following:  Teens who make a virginity pledge:  Are less likely to experience a teen pregnancy Are less likely to be sexually active while in high school and as young adults Are less likely to give birth as teens […]
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Survey Claiming 90% of Irish Under 45 Support Abortion Called “Sloppy and Misleading”

DUBLIN, September 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ireland’s Crisis Pregnancy Agency, an organization that pushes abortifacient contraception, has released the results of a survey claiming that 90% of the country under age 45 support abortion.  The telephone survey alleges 51% support abortion on demand and another 39% support abortion in certain circumstances. Responding to the survey, Mr John Smyth of the Pro-Life Campaign said, “The latest CPA survey is sloppy and misleading and its findings run contrary to most other recent surveys on attitudes to abortion in Ireland. Were it accurate, it would mean Irish attitudes to abortion were much more […]
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“Draconian” Publication Ban / Gag Law at Assisted Suicide Trial in B.C.

VANCOUVER, September 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A “draconian” publication ban has been placed upon not only information referring to the Evelyn Martens trial but also any information, commentary, speculation, etc. about Evelyn Martens herself.  According to a CP report, Martens is charged with aiding and counseling former nun Monique Charest, 64, to commit suicide on Jan. 7, 2002 in Duncan B.C.  She also faces charges related to the June 26, 2002 death of Leyanne Burchell, 52, a Vancouver school teacher. Jurers are to be selected October 12, with Martens facing a maximum 14 year jail sentence.  The court order banning […]
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Robert H. Bork: Federal Marriage Amendment The Necessary Amendment   https://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0408/opinion/bork.htm   Islamic Counter-Reformation https://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0408/opinion/marshall.htm Spyware bill moves to U.S. Senate https://news.com.com/Spyware+bill+moves+to+Senate/2110-1032_3-5377997.html?tag=nefd.hed   Youth Revolt at Kerry Steubenville Rally https://www.ncregister.com/current/0919lead1.htm   Skewed Science? Some Psychology Gives Homosexual Marriage Clean bill of Health https://www.ncregister.com/current/0919lead2.htm   Anti-homeschooling bigots strike again https://www.townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/mm20040922.shtml   Auckland Bishop Says Pope Presides From the Cross https://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=59154   Islamic Human Rights Commission sanctions Islamic terror as rational response to “Islamophobia”  https://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=15138   Europe Being Rapidly Islamized https://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=15095   Homosexual activists have joined abortion rights supporters to oppose “conscience clauses”  https://www.cnsnews.com//ViewCulture.asp?Page=Culturearchive
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President Bush Tells United Nations to Protect Life – Ban Cloning

NEW YORK, September 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking at United Nations headquarters in New York today, President George W. Bush addressed the United Nations General Assembly.  The theme of the President’s speech focused on the reason for humanitarian action on the part of the U.S. flowing from the belief in “human dignity.” Among many topics such as fighting poverty, disease, and terrorism, the President included a reference to protecting life. He stated, “Because we believe in human dignity, we should take seriously the protection of life from exploitation under any pretext. In that context he noted his support for the […]
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Participation Urged in Life Chain Sunday, October 3

TORONTO, September 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Sunday October 3rd, hundreds of thousands of Americans and Canadians will take part in the 17th annual Life Chain witness for life.  At numerous major intersections in cities and smaller communities, all participants will hold up one of several signs, each with a brief slogan related to abortion, in order to raise awareness of the issue in their respective communities. All participants are encouraged to pray while holding their signs.  Life Chain involves only one hour of participants’ time, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The event often produces a positive result […]
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Vatican Commission Warns Against Threat of Genetic ‘Improvement’ of Humanity

ROME, September 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The International Theological Commission, a Pontifical theological research body based in the Vatican, has offered a document that warns against the threat of the new reproductive technologies to the genetic integrity of the human species. The document, titled, “Communion and Stewardship: Human Persons Created in the Image of God,” rules out human cloning, destruction of embryos, genetic enhancement, abortion or euthanasia. It warns that the modern ability of man to alter himself at the genetic level threatens to destroy the biological integrity of humanity. The question posed by the document was, “How far is […]
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