Canadian Health Minister Promises to Support Comprehensive Cloning Ban at U.N.

OTTAWA, October 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Minister of Health Ujjal Dosanjh indicated in the House of Commons today that Canada would be supporting the United Nations proposal to ban all forms of human cloning.  Pro-life lobbyists at the UN remain cautious however about relying on Canadian support, remembering Canada’s similar promise and then abstention on a crucial vote on the same issue last year.  Conservative MP Rob Merrifield noted in the House today that “the government says it is opposed to human cloning but last year at the United Nations Canada abstained from a vote on the issue. This […]
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EU Undermines US Embargo by Awarding UN Population Fund $75m

UNITED NATIONS, October 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Union has earmarked $75 million US for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) undermining Washington’s on-going embargo of contributions to the UN agency.  US President George W. Bush has refused the $34 million normally given annually to UNFPA since his election to office in 2000, because of the UNFPA’s support for China’s one-child and coerced abortion policy which violate US foreign aid restrictions.  The US$75 million from the EU is in addition to US$233 million it has already contributed to the UNFPA budget.  US delegate to the UN, Sichan Siv, ignoring […]
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Canadian Gay ‘Marriages’ Get Recognition in New York

ALBANY, New York, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York State officials have decided to allow same-sex partners of public employees “married” in Canada access to full spousal benefits.  State Comptroller Alan Hevesi said, “We recognize all legal determinations from a foreign country, and they recognize ours,” in an advisory released Wednesday, according to a newsday.com report.  Spokesman for the state Catholic Conference, Dennis Poust, said the state’s bishops worry Hevesi’s ruling “will be one more piece of evidence to bolster the legal case for anyone bringing suit to challenge the state’s marriage laws.”  tv
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U.S. Journalism School Accreditation Body adds “Sexual Orientation” to Accreditation Criteria

LAWRENCE, Kansas, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)—the body which accredits journalism schools at 104 colleges in the U.S.—has revamped its accreditation criteria to include compliance on issues of “sexual orientation.” Executive Director of the ACEJMC, Susanne Shaw, told Focus on the Family’s Family News in Focus that “. . . we look at course syllabi to see how they’re talking about diversity or how they’re preparing students to cover stories in a diverse world.”  One way the ACEJMC will judge compliance is evidence that the school is teaching a […]
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Nova Scotia Residents Vote No to Sunday Shopping

HALIFAX, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a rare victory for conservative Canadians, in a province-wide plebiscite held Saturday, the residents of the province of Nova Scotia have voted No to a proposal to allow Sunday shopping. Whereas Prince Edward Island allows Sunday shopping only during the Christmas season, Nova Scotia is the only Canadian province to ban Sunday shopping year round. Dare to be Different was the slogan used by the No side to oppose the materialist status quo, while promoting the idea that Sunday shopping meant a strain on family life and a slackening of general quality of […]
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Vatican’s Martino Defends Buttiglione Against Anti-Catholic “Lay Inquisition” at Euro-Parliament

ROME, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While Italian minister Rocco Buttiglione continues to struggle in the European Parliament for the right to hold his Catholic views on marriage and homosexuality, a senior Vatican diplomat has called the crisis an example of anti-Catholic bigotry. Cardinal Martino, the head of the Vatican’s Council for Justice and Peace, in an interview with Reuters on Monday said, “It looks like a new inquisition.” A 200-member socialist bloc of MEPs – out of the 731-member Parliament – are moving against the senior Italian politician’s appointment as civil liberties and home affairs commissioner at the EP. […]
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Canadian Private Member’s Bills Seek to Define Marriage, Ensure Informed Consent for Abortion

OTTAWA, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill has been introduced into Canada’s Parliament that would address the current crisis in Parliament and the courts over the definition of marriage. Bill C-213 calls for the Liberal government to live up to its unanimous promise in 1999 to defend the institution of marriage as it is currently defined in Canadian law. David Chatters, CPC Member for Battle River, said on Friday that C-213, “is an essential step in upholding the promise to protect marriage that Parliament made in 1999, and that the Liberals campaigned on in the 2000 election.”  Chatters went […]
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Britain’s Chief Medical Officer Ordered to Investigate Illegal Late-Term Abortion Referrals

LONDON, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – John Reid, the UK’s Health Secretary has ordered Britain’s Chief Medical Officer to open an investigation into illegal referrals by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) of women for late-term abortions in Spain. An investigation by the Telegraph newspaper found the organization is referring women to a late term abortion facility in Spain where abortion is also illegal after 22 weeks. The Telegraph revealed last week what it calls an “horrific underground industry” for late term abortions on healthy babies. Sir Liam Donaldson, Britain’s Chief Medical Officer, was contacted by Dr Reid, after he […]
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Catholic Bishop Prays to Martyred Politician for Kerry Conversion

WILMINGTON, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The bishop of Wilmington Del. has asked Catholics to pray to St. Thomas More for the conversion of pro-abortion “Catholic” politicians. Bishop Michael Saltarelli has composed a litany to St. Thomas More for his intercession to make politicians “courageous and effective in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life.” Thomas More, a layman and lawyer, was the Chancellor of England to King Henry VIII. When he refused to ratify the king’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon and the king’s establishment as head of a new religion, More was beheaded. He was […]
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