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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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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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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Minnesota Bishop Welcomed Homosexual Activists to Come to Communion

ST PAUL, November 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  The St. Paul Star Tribune reported today that on November 7th – while a group of homosexual activists were inside the cathedral receiving communion – an unknown individual had sprinkled oil and salt around the church in an attempt at purifying the church. Archdiocesan spokesman, Dennis McGrath, told LifeSiteNews.com that the group of Rainbow Sash protesters were in the Cathedral attending Sunday Mass with the Archbishop’s specific approval. He said, “They phoned ahead and told him when they were going to be there.” When asked if that meant that the Archbishop supported the […]
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President Bush’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation to US Citizens

WASHINGTON, November 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – US President George W. Bush publicly thanked God for His blessings upon the U.S. Tuesday: “We are grateful for our freedom, grateful for our families and friends, and grateful for the many gifts of America,” he said, in a proclamation to the American people inaugurating Thanksgiving Day, 2004.  “On Thanksgiving Day, we acknowledge that all of these things, and life itself, come from the Almighty God,” the president continued. “On Thanksgiving, we remember that the true strength of America lies in the hearts and souls of the American people. “And we give thanks for […]
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Portuguese Prime Minister Refuses to Drop Abortion Charges

LISBON, November 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Portugal’s Prime Minister said Tuesday he would not consider suspending trials against women charged with procuring illegal abortions there. “Suspending prosecutions would amount to changing the law, and we can’t change the law,” Pedro Santana Lopes told RTP state television in an interview. The comments were in response to a proposal tabled by the opposition Communist party earlier in November to drop charges against any women who procured abortions. The ruling Social Democrats assured their coalition partner, the Popular Party, that they would not change abortion legislation or call another referendum before the next […]
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Kenya: Churches Plan Another Pro-Life Protest https://allafrica.com/stories/200411230741.html   Pro-Life Leaders Cautious About Specter’s ‘Deal’ with Fellow Republicans https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/11/222004f.asp   Advertising Section Opposing Gay Marriage Rankles ‘Washington Post’ Readers https://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000725897   Cancer patient ‘would use hitman’  https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/southern_counties/4034455.stm   Could a borderless North America help Conservatives in Canada?  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41447   No More Dan Rather, the ‘Nixon’ of Journalism?  https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ent_radio/story/255889p-218967c.html   Abortion advocates and providers have claimed that women in France face ‘many obstacles’ when seeking abortion. The Secretary General of the French Movement for Family Planning said that abortion units had closed in 40% of private clinics in Paris for financial reasons […]
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Vatican Statement For World AIDS Day

VATICAN, November 24, 2004 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – In a message for World AIDS Day, which will be observed December 1, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care called for lower prices for anti-viral drugs, and educational campaigns to help mothers avoid infecting their children with the HIV virus. Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan cited UN data showing that 22 million people have died of AIDS since the original outbreak of the epidemic, and 42 million people today are living with the HIV virus. He also pointed out that more than one-fourth of the medical facilities treating AIDS patients are run […]
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