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US Court Upholds Bush Appointment of Abortion Foe Pryor https://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=6506365   100,000 Expected at Washington Pro-Marriage Rally Friday https://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/195144_marriage14.html   Canadian scientists have genetically re-created synthetic version of highly lethal Spanish flu virus and are storing it in Winnipeg https://www.fotf.ca/familyfacts/tfn/2004/101404.html#4   If only Rush Limbaugh were an abortionist https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40902   Scientists, Patients Fight UN Stem Cell Study Ban https://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=6492400&section=news Cult Cloning, Transgenics, GM Crops, It’s Just the Beginning of the Nightmare https://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/transgenic.htm   In divided Vatican opinion, Kerry appears to lead Bush https://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2004d/101504/101504a.htm   Indian Mom Disqualified From Village Council For Violating Two-Child Limit   https://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=1681   Same-sex partners married […]
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Florida Court of Appeals Reverses Abortion Consent Law

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, October 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Florida Appeals court has upheld an earlier decision to strike down a law requiring doctors to outline risks of abortion before committing the procedure. The “Women’s Right to Know Act” required that, prior to obtaining an abortion, women be provided with information on the procedure and other options available to them, such as adoption. The flier the abortionists would have been required to give to women also highlighted that services such as housing and health care would be provided if this would help a woman to carry a baby to […]
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Bishops Not Playing Politics When they Protect the Flock from the Wolves

TORONTO, October 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the date of the US election draws closer, opposition from the Catholic Church to Kerry’s stance on abortion garners more attention from the press. The incoherence of the ‘personally opposed but…’ position popular with politicians who want to appear Catholic but still support abortion on demand, has come under fire from a number of US bishops, most prominently Archbishop James Burke of St. Louis. But other dioceses and individual parishes around the country are distributing pamphlets and voters’ guides supporting the Catholic teaching and urging Catholics not to vote for Kerry.  It was […]
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Vatican Observer Criticizes UN Weakness in Philosophy

PARIS, October 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday, October 8, the Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, (UNESCO) gave a speech in Paris at the UNESCO Executive Council meeting where he emphasized the need to respect the fundamental dignity of the human person. Msgr. Francesco Follo criticized the lack of philosophical rigor in the organization’s attempts to find a system of ethics that could be called truly universal. Philosophy “as a discussion on realty and meaning” is, he said, a means of “debating the validity and universality of (ethical) norms.”  The problem of […]
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Martens Pleads Not Guilty in Two Counts of Assisting Suicide

VICTORIA, October 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Evelyn Martens, former head of the Right-to-Die Network of Canada, is denying in court that she ‘helped’ two women commit suicide. The 74 year old Martens entered her plea of not guilty in her Victoria trial on two counts of aiding and abetting suicide. The two deceased women are Monique Charest and Leyanne Burchell. Martens admitted to an undercover police officer, who posed as Charest’s god-daughter, that she was present at the woman’s suicide. The Crown told the court that although Charest, 64, had numerous medical problems, she was not terminally ill, and had […]
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Man’s Organs Donated Before he was Dead

DENVER, October 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Denver coroner is charging that a man whose organs were removed for the purposes of donation was killed by doctors before being clinically dead. The coroner has recorded the death as a homicide. Montrose County Coroner Mark Young told the Associated Press that William Rardin, a 31 year-old man who shot himself in the head, was killed by the “removal of his internal organs by an organ-recovery team.”  Young said the two hospitals that removed Rardin’s organs did not follow “acceptable medical standards” to determine that the man was indeed dead.  Doctors transplanted […]
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Catholic Advocacy Group Tells U.S. Voters “Five Issues Matter Most”

CARLSBAD, California, October 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Less than 25 days remain before Americans cast their votes in the general presidential election. A Catholic advocacy group, Catholic Outreach, is asking voters: “. . . do the majority of Americans, particularly Catholics, understand the real issues?”  The group highlights the issues that strike most Americans first: “. . . the violence in Iraq, tax cuts, aid to foreign nations, health care, terrorism. But are those the issues that matter most?” Catholic Outreach, self-described as an advocacy group of politically concerned Catholics, is offering a “concise, easy-to-read question-and-answer book examining the issues […]
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