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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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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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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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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Canada’s National Pro-Life Political Group Says U.S. Election Has Lessons for Canada

OTTAWA, November 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In its December CLC National News, Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) analyzes the recent U.S. election and the clear lessons it says that election result has for Canada’s political leaders who are “stubbornly entrenched in their self-defeating and socially destructive positions” regarding moral issues.  CLC states that “President Bush demonstrated that a platform of life, family, faith and freedom is not only viable but spectacularly attractive”. A big part of this success, says the pro-life organization, was because of his “reaching out to previously disenfranchised pro-life and pro-family voters who previously had little incentive to […]
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Placental Cord Blood Shown to Save Adult Leukemia Victims

NEW YORK, November 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, in which scientists from the National Cord Blood Program of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) participated, showed that stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood (normally discarded with the afterbirth when a baby is born) provide an effective transplant treatment for adult patients with leukemia or myelodysplasia.  Patients who received a cord blood unit with a one or two HLA antigen mismatch did as well as those who were given a bone marrow transplant with one antigen mismatch from an […]
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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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