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Lip piercings “can shrink gums” dentists warn As Terri Schiavo’s life ebbed, an expected army of pro-life foot soldiers turned up AWOL If Terri dies, who is safe? Schiavo case could rekindle right-to-die debate in Canada
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Abortion Has a Damaging Psychological Effect says Psychiatrist

TORONTO, March 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a letter published in the National Post yesterday, Toronto psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Berger attests that, even “years after abortion,” a “profound sense of loss” and regret still remain for most women. “In more than 30 years of clinical practice as a psychiatrist, I have not come across an adult woman who, years after having had an abortion, has not had deep regrets, sadness and often a profound sense of loss, especially if she has not had any children,” said Dr. Joseph Berger. Research conducted by the Elliott Institute’s David Reardon, and other researchers […]
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Scotland Cardinal Keith O’Brien Approves of Active Homosexuals as Catholic Teachers

SCOTLAND, March 29, 2005, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scotland’s Cardinal Keith O’Brien has publicly contradicted fellow Bishop Joseph Devine’s stand that the presence of homosexual teachers in Catholic schools would be incompatible with their mission. The public contradiction was greeted favorably by education authorities who disagreed with Bishop Devine’s statement, but sent shockwaves throughout the world’s Catholics. Bishop Devine, president of the Catholic Education Service, was quoted in The Scotman of March 21st as saying: “Being homosexual would not at all be compatible with the charter. It would cut across the whole moral vision enshrined in the charter. It would be offering […]
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Abortion-Causing Morning After Pill Use Increases 100% in BC

VANCOUVER, March 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Medical Association Journal reports in a new study that the use of the abortifacient drug, known commonly as the Morning After Pill (MAP) increased over 100% after it was made available over-the-counter in British Columbia. In 2000, British Columbia began allowing pharmacists to dispense MAP to women who requested it without a doctor’s prescription. Pharmacists who attempted to opt out of the programme were unable to obtain a conscience clause from the BC College of Pharmacists. Quebec and Saskatchewan have followed suit, and now Health Canada is considering making it possible for pharmacists […]
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Terri Schiavo – Denied Rehab, Food, Water, Holy Communion and Now a Christian Burial

PINELLAS PARK, Florida, March 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Adding insult to injury, Michael Schiavo has denied Terri Schiavo and her family a Christian burial in the event of her death, planning rather to cremate her remains, which he will then inter in his family plot in Pennsylvania. Religious Brother Paul O’Donnell, the Schindler’s spiritual director, said, “They would like to have her body so they can have a Christian Mass and a Christian burial.” He added, “They want their daughter. If they can’t have her in life, they would hope he’d have compassion and give her in death.” “The family,” […]
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University Described as ‘Totalitarian Regime’ for Censorship of Pro-Life Students

CALGARY, March 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tensions heightened at the University of Calgary (U of C) Wednesday after campus security setup a checkpoint at the main entrance of the school while blocking off a nearby entrance, according to a release from the Campus Pro-Life (CPL) club. On Tuesday, a vandal destroyed the CPL’s Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) pro-life display after the University barred the display from campus. In addition, campus security escorted pro-life students off campus for putting up 8 by 11 inch posters, including pro-life speaker Natalie Sanesh, scheduled to give a public address Thursday. Although the university indefinitely […]
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Green Glowing Mice Give Clue to Creating Brain Cells from Hair Follicle Stem Cells

SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scientists at a private biotech lab in California have shown a relationship between stem cells found in hair follicles and brain cells. Until recently, most researchers looking into stem cells thought that adult stem cells were of limited use, but an explosion of recent findings are showing that their flexibility is equal to that of embryo stem cells. Adult stem cells, moreover, present no medical or ethical difficulties. “We were able to recently make the hypothesis that hair-follicle stem cells could form neurons and other non-follicle cell types when we observed that hair-follicle […]
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Sikh MP’s Warned of Political Ramifications of Gay Marriage Support by Sikh ‘Pope’

AMRITSAR, India, March 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) The international scope of the Liberal government’s attempt to pass into law Bill C-38 allowing same-sex marriages was confirmed again when Sikh-Canadian MP’s were urged to block the bill by their spiritual leader in India. This warning is the second such declaration made in the last three months, the first coming when Prime Minister Paul Martin was visiting India in January. Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, the world’s highest Sikh authority, again warned the six Sikh Members of Parliament that support for C-38 would result in their ostracization. Vedanti is quoted in a Toronto Star […]
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9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals To Hear Case Involving Military Coverage of Abortion of Anencephalic Unborn Children Scottish Episcopal church backs gay priests Bishop apologizes for barring funeral of gay nightclub owner UK Survey Finds ‘One in five’ girls has sex by 14 Maryland House Defeats Budget Amendment That Would Have Restricted Publicly Funded Abortions New Jersey Acting Gov. Codey Signs Bill Requiring Hospitals To Provide Emergency Contraception to Rape Survivors Mississippi Pulls Abortion Doctor’s License after 35,000 Abortions
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Archbishop Does Not Think PM’s Abortion and Gay Marriage “Position Merits Refusing Him Communion”

OTTAWA, March 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin has come out politically both in favour of Canada’s current situation of abortion on demand, and has been a driving force behind Canada’s same-sex marriage legislation. While Vatican officials have deemed such positions incongruous with Catholicism and thus impediments to reception of Holy Communion, Martin’s bishop, Ottawa Archbishop Marcel Gervais has decided otherwise. Communications Director for the Archdiocese of Ottawa, Gilles Ouellette, provided to LifeSiteNews.com the response of Archbishop Gervais to the question of denying Holy Communion to the Prime Minister. “Refusing communion and excommunication are very serious actions, […]
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