Ontario Bishops’ Conference Fights Impression that They Back Federal Gay “Marriage” Bill

TORONTO, March 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The February 22nd press release by the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops (OCCB) in response to Ontario Bill 171 is now being wrongfully used to claim Catholic support for the federal same-sex marriage Bill C-38 in Ottawa. Confusion regarding federal and provincial jurisdiction surrounding legal protection for clergy in the matter of same-sex marriage has resulted in a new letter being issued from the OCCB to all Ontario Members of Parliament at their riding offices and at the House of Commons. It makes clear that the Ontario bishops are opposed to all aspects of […]
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Mayo Clinic Neurologist Says Terri’s “Persistent Vegetative State” a “Misdiagnosis”

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An expert from the famed Mayo Clinic and the head of the Christian Medical Association today questioned the diagnosis of Terri Schiavo as one of a persistent vegetative state. Dr. Wm Cheshire of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, spent one hour in Terri’s room observing her and also watched the full set of the exam videos of Terri. He has concluded that Terri has been misdiagnosed and is not in a Persistent Vegetative State (PVS), but instead is in a minimally conscious state. Christian Medical Association head, Dr. David Stevens, added, “I, like many […]
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Editorial – The Terri Schiavo Case – Generation X’s Roe vs. Wade

Editorial – The Terri Schiavo Case – Generation X’s Roe vs. Wade As we commit this reflection to writing, Terri Schindler-Schiavo has spent the past five days without food and water. A federal judge refuses to grant the injunction requested by Terri’s parents. This injunction would see the handicapped woman’s feeding tube reinserted as the federal courts review her case. Terri’s survival is now a matter of Divine providence. For even if her feeding tube was restored, only a miracle could prevent Terri’s organs from suffering irreversible damage after five days without nutrition and hydration. All of the undersigned are […]
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Supreme Court Denies Request to Hear Terri Schiavo’s Parents Appeal

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court in a one-page decision refused to hear the appeal of the case to allow Terri Schiavo to be given food and water. The decision rendered without explanation was, according to media reports, the fifth time the Supreme Court has refused to intervene in the case.
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Children Arrested – Handcuffed – Trying to Bring Terri Water

PINELLAS PARK, Florida, March 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ten people arrested Wednesday for attempting to bring Terri Schiavo water included three children. The handcuffed children, a 14-year-old girl, and 12 and 10 year-old boys, were taken away by police for trespassing while attempting to bring cups of water to Terri Schiavo. “I am proud of them,” the mother of the two boys, Texan Geilen Keys, said, according to an AFP report. “They are very mature and they said ‘we want to go and offer some water to Terri.’” Terri’s parents, Robert and Mary Schindler, meanwhile, filed another appeal with the […]
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Mother Arrested in Attempt to Save 14 Year-old Pregnant Daughter from Unwanted Abortion

GRANITE CITY, March 24 2005, (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Illinois woman was arrested today after trying to remove her 14 year-old daughter from an abortion clinic where she had been brought by the mother of the man who impregnated her. The girl and her parents had been involved in a dispute with the baby’s father, a sixteen-year old boy and his parents. The boy and his parents wanted to abort the baby but the girl, who had undergone an ultrasound, decided to keep the baby whom she had already named. According to pro-life activist, Jill Stanek, on the morning of March […]
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UK Parliamentary Report Recommends Animal-Human Hybrids, Sex Selection and More

LONDON, March 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parliamentary members of the British Parliament’s Science and Technology Select Committee presented proposals for changes to existing laws regarding in vitro fertilization and embryo research this week. The report recommends allowing the sex selection of embryos in IVF facilities. Also recommended, in language that chillingly resembles that of early 20th century eugenicists, is that IVF clients be allowed to ‘weed out’ embryos with detectible genetic defects. The 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act is one of the most permissive in the world, specifically allowing for the creation of clones to be used for stem […]
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National Day of Prayer to Preserve the Sanctity of Marriage – April 3

OTTAWA, March 23, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In advance of the March for Marriage on Parliament Hill this April 9, a national day of prayer has been proposed for Sunday April 3. Organizers are suggesting a married couple recite the proposed prayer after each worship service on Sunday April 3, followed by a minute’s silence in petition to God to deliver Canada from the moral disaster that is looming over the country. The prayer reads: We appeal therefore that every soul in this great nation cry to God;   confessing our sins,   asking for His forgiveness,   for how we […]
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New Society of Priests Devoted to Pro-Life Cause Announced by Fr. Frank Pavone and Bishop Yanta

AMARILLO, Texas, March 23, 2005, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, officially announced today that he is founding a pro-life community dedicated to the formation and training of priests, deacons, brothers and seminarians who will devote themselves fully to the proclamation of the Gospel of Life. This initiative will be based in the diocese of Amarillo, Texas, under the authority and stewardship of Bishop John W. Yanta. “It has been a dream of mine for over a decade to form a community that can accept seminarians who want to devote their entire ministry to the […]
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Student Pro-Life Displays Vandalized, Barred from University of Calgary Campus

CALGARY, Alberta, March 23, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life students peacefully protesting abortion outside a subway entrance near the University of Calgary were violently attacked Tuesday. A man approached the students, and ripped three 4×8 foot displays. Police arrested the man, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. After the arrest, a second man approached and vandalized a remaining sign. The students were protesting at the subway stop after being barred from demonstrating on campus property. The destroyed signs are part of an educational exhibit known as the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), a collection of graphic images that compare abortion […]
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