University: Protest Against Honorary Degree for Abortionist Morgentaler Insignificant

LONDON, Ontario, March 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – News that notorious Canadian abortion activist Henry Morgentaler is to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario has elicited the outrage of pro-lifers. Despite the “firestorm of protest,” as described by the National Post, the University said it still plans to bestow the honour June 16. University spokesman Ted Garrard said Tuesday that the decision of the honorary degrees committee “is final.” “We certainly respect the dissenting opinions, and we did expect a good deal of reaction,” Garrard, a university vice president, claimed. “But there are many […]
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Terri Schiavo Case Spells Constitutional Crisis – Commentary by David Warren

TORONTO, March 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ottawa Citizen columnist David Warren has provided the following insightful commentary to LifeSiteNews.com regarding the Terri Schiavo ordeal in the United States: The Schiavo case has shown, as plainly as ever, and to the largest media audience ever, that the U.S. courts are prepared to ignore the most precise legislative instructions from their elected masters, delivered in live time. They will impudently & instinctively insist on turning each critical case on technicalities, and in their judgements, they will insert the most gratuitous expressions of their own personal opinions into the spaces between. But here […]
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Heavy Government Funding Used for Children’s Book Promoting Homosexual ‘Marriage’

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, March 30, 2005, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A children’s picture book describing the wedding plans of two lesbians was mailed to all MP’s in Ottawa and demonstrate that the consequences of the ideological push to change the traditional meaning of marriage continue to manifest themselves with the help of federal funding. Entitled “Mom and Mum are Getting Married!”, authored by Ken Setterington, and published by Second Story Press, a Toronto publishing company, the book is described in a cover letter to MPs as “a gentle story for young children that celebrates the joyous planning of a wedding where the happy […]
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Canadian MPs Considering Legal Prostitution Propose Visit to European Brothels

OTTAWA, March 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) -MP members of the justice subcommittee studying the merits of legalizing prostitution for Canada have proposed a “sex tour,” to explore brothels that operate legally in such jurisdictions as the Netherlands, Britain, Sweden and Nevada. British Columbia NDP MP Libby Davies introduced the Liberal-supported private members bill proposing the legalization of full-scale brothels last year. Prostitutes appeared before the committee, on a nation-wide tour, in Vancouver Monday, encouraging lawmakers to scrap Criminal Code prohibitions on public solicitation of sex for money. Prostitution is technically already legal in Canada – the only prohibition is for soliciting […]
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Bishop Lynch Jets to Indonesia While Terri Schiavo Struggles Through Last Hours of Court Ordered Death by Dehydration Is hospice industry part of the right-to-die crusade? Terri Schiavo: Judicial Murder – Nat Hentoff
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Abortion-Cancer Link Has Malpractice Implications for Doctors says Medical Journal

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois, March 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a recent article, “Legal implications of a link between abortion and breast cancer,” appearing in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, an attorney for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) warns doctors that they have a duty to disclose the risks of abortion – including the link between abortion and breast cancer. Andrew Schlafly, Esq., general counsel for the AAPS, warned doctors that two malpractice lawsuits have already been successfully prosecuted in the U.S. for failing to disclose the link. “The most common type of malpractice case in […]
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Human Rights Complaint Filed Against Catholic Bishop for Defence of Traditional Marriage

CALGARY, March 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A supporter of same-sex marriage is using the human rights process to take away Bishop Frederick Henry’s right to freedom of religion and free speech. Despite the Catholic Church’s established role in preparing men and women for marriage and conducting religious marriage ceremonies between men and women, it appears that supporters of same-sex marriage do not want religious leaders to be part of the debate on this issue. Bishop Frederick Henry wrote a letter to the Catholics in his Diocese in January, 2005 outlining the opposition of the Catholic Church to same-sex marriages (see […]
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Terri Schiavo Interventions – Laura Bush, Jessie Jackson, Italian PM, Actress

PINELLAS PARK, FL, March 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Beyond the support from mega-star Mel Gibson (see LifeSiteNews.com coverage) and unprecedented interventions by Vatican Cardinals, other prominent persons have taken up Terri’s cause. While not commenting verbally, Pope John Paul II entered into Terri Schiavo’s former condition of receiving nutrition via feeding tube. A Vatican press release today noted, “In order to improve the caloric intake and to favor a valid recuperation of strength, enteral nutrition has been started by placing a nasal-gastric probe (tube).” First lady Laura Bush commented on the case Tuesday saying, “It is a life issue that […]
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Court Reverses Decision to Hear Schiavo Emergency Appeal

ATLANTA, March 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After igniting an unexpected glimmer of hope by deciding yesterday to consider an emergency appeal in the case of Terry Schiavo, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected the request of a re-hearing. “Any further action by our court or the district court would be improper,” Judge Stanley Birch wrote. “While the members of her family and the members of Congress have acted in a way that is both fervent and sincere, the time has come for dispassionate discharge of duty.” It has been 13 days since Terri was allowed food or water. […]
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Severity of Scandal of Pro-Abortion Politicians and Communion Highlighted by Top Vatican Cardinal

ROME, March 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The struggle between local bishops and Vatican authorities on forbidding Catholic politicians who support abortion and same sex marriage from receiving Communion was put in focus last week as a top Vatican Cardinal described unworthy reception of Communion by Catholics as Christ’s greatest suffering. The Triduum is the Catholic Church’s most sacred season of the liturgical calendar. In it, the Good Friday commemoration of the suffering and death of Christ holds a prominent part. This year, with the Pope’s health precarious, the duties of the Triduum liturgies fell to the small group of high […]
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