Ontario Court Rules Denying Retroactive CPP Payments to Homosexuals is Unconstitutional

TORONTO, November 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexuals whose same-sex partners have died before 1998 were, until Friday, denied retroactive Canada Pension Plan disbursements. The Ontario Court of Appeals ruled that denying the payments is unconstitutional.  In 2001, homosexual activists sued the federal government for $400-million, seeking what they said were outstanding survivor benefits. A number of homosexual couples demanded that benefits should be retroactive to 1985, rather than the original ruling that granted retroactive payments to surviving members of same-sex partnerships for partners who had died after January 1, 1998. The Ontario Superior Court ruled in December that the federal […]
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Shanghai Mother of Two Tortured in Labour Camp for Petitioning against China’s One-Child Policy

SHANGHAI, November 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The human rights group, Human Rights in China (HRIC) has reported that a Chinese mother of two is being tortured in a prison camp for defying China’s one-child policy. Mao Hengfeng, a resident of Shanghai was arrested for her activism against the government policy. Fifteen years ago, Mao was dismissed from her job at a soap factory for the offense of having a second child. In April the Shanghai Public Security Bureau ordered that Mao serve 18 months in a Reeducation Through Labour (RTL) camp because of her activism. In October, HRIC reported that […]
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Ontario Queen’s University Human Rights Office Upholds Religious Students’ Rights

KINGSTON, November 26, 2004, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week, LifeSiteNews.com reported that a complaint brought by Queen’s University pro-life student Dennis Crawford had been rejected by the University’s Judicial Committee. Crawford asserted that the AMS was in violation of its anti-discrimination policy by forcing religious students at Queens to pay a fee to support abortion-related services on campus. Crawford’s argument, that the university’s charter protects students from religious discrimination, was rejected by the Committee on the grounds that exempting religious students from the fee would itself be unfair discrimination.  Now the Queen’s Human Rights Office has ruled that forcing religious students […]
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Australian Bishops Seek Ways to Offer Pregnant Mothers Real Options

SYDNEY, November 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference announced last night that it would be working harder to give pregnant women more support in an effort to stem the rising tide of abortion in the country. In a media release, the bishops said, “Women with unplanned pregnancies need to be offered genuine alternatives to abortion.” The bishops hope to find practical ways to provide mothers with better counseling, healthcare, housing and financial support. The bishops called for the institution of a “national forum” to find ways to help women in need and called on churches, government and […]
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Recent Poll Reveals Most Americans Think Abortion Hurts Women

CHICAGO, November 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent nationwide survey conducted by Wirthlin Worldwide has found that a majority of Americans believe that abortion is “almost always bad” for women. The findings reflect the earlier findings of an Elliot Institute poll, which found that a majority of Americans believe abortion makes women’s lives worse.  The poll of 1,001 Americans, conducted on behalf of Americans United for Life, found that 61 percent felt that “abortion is almost always a bad thing for a woman,” whereas only 23 percent said it was almost always a good thing.  Of 64 percent who said […]
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Abortion Linked to Greater Child Abuse Says Head of Priests For Life

STATEN ISLAND, New York, November 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a recent column, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, reveals that, contrary to pro-abortion propaganda, abortion leads to a greater tendency to child abuse.  Abortion advocates’ “reasoning went something like this,” Fr. Pavone explains: “if unwanted children are aborted, then only wanted children will be born, and since wanted children are less likely to be abused, then child abuse will decrease in a land of abortion on demand!” But “Since the legalization of abortion, child abuse has increased,” he says. “The promise had a fatal flaw in […]
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“Mother” judged the most beautiful word https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4039185.stm   Poll Finds Bill Clinton’s Legacy is Lies and Sex Scandal https://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/20817.htm   Canadians Increasingly Dependent on Mood-Altering Drugs https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1845&ncid=737&e=2&u=/cpress/20041124/ca_pr_on_na/marijuana_use   Internet Porn: Worse Than Crack?  https://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,65772,00.html   Poll: Majority gives Bush good job approval mark https://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/11/22/opinion.poll/  President Bush Not Broken by Liberal Establishment in Washington https://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/004/959mhawk.asp   Notorious U.S. 9th Circuit Court to be split up https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,139436,00.html   Anti-Americanism Unites Muslim Extremes https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,139540,00.html   Satanist Marilyn Manson teaches art for a day https://www.temple-news.com/news/2004/11/23/News/Marilyn.Manson.Teaches.Art.For.A.Day-814436.shtml   Health Canada Warns about Bone Loss with Injectable Contraceptive DEPO-PROVERA https://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpfb-dgpsa/tpd-dpt/depo-provera_hpc_e.html   Mexican Hospital Advertises “Foetal Cell Therapy”  […]
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Catholic Mass Outside Abortion Center by Pro-Life Priest Prohibited Because of Wine in Public

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, November 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic priest is asking for an exception to a city ordinance prohibiting alcohol in an open container in public. Father Bill Carmody was warned by Colorado city police about saying mass in front of an abortuary because the two ounces of wine used during consecration was in violation of the bi-law. Father Carmody has said mass in front of the Planned Parenthood facility every Saturday for the past 10 years. He has asked city officials to overlook the ordinance in his case. “I do not want to break the law. I’m […]
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UK Pharmacist Refuses to Dispense Abortion-Causing Drugs Citing Catholic Faith

LONDON, November 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UK pharmacist refused to sell the abortifacient morning-after-pill to a woman customer, citing his Catholic beliefs. The woman, a 24-year-old mother of two, said she was furious because of being forced to attend a National Health Service walk-in-clinic to obtain the pill.  The Lloyds pharmacy—a large chain in the UK—defended the pharmacist. A representative told The Mirror that a pharmacist can refuse to sell a medication on moral or religious grounds as long as they refer the person to another pharmacy. “He objected on religious grounds, which he is fully within his rights […]
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Congress Earmarks $34 Million for UNFPA; Bush Expected to Block Again

WASHINGTON, November 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Congress allocated its perfunctory annual $34 million contribution to the United Nations Family Planning Fund (UNFPA)—President Bush is expected, however, to countermand the contribution, as he has done for the previous four years.  US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, corroborated evidence unearthed by the Population Research Institute, that the UNFPA actively participated in China’s implementation of its one-child policy, including coerced abortion. The UNFPA’s involvement in coerced abortion makes any US contribution to their work illegal, based on the Kemp-Kasten law, which prohibits contributions to any agency that “supports or participates in the management […]
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