Conservative Party Rejects Organizer of Huge Ottawa Marriage March As Potential Candidate

OTTAWA, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – John Pacheco, the principal organizer of the largest rally in the country in defence of traditional marriage in Ottawa only three weeks ago has been rejected as a possible Conservative candidate for the Ottawa West riding. The stunning development has left social conservatives within the party scratching their heads. Pacheco, working with life, faith and family groups drew over 15,000 people to rally for traditional marriage on Parliament Hill on April 9. In an interview, Pacheco told LifeSiteNews.com that he launched an appeal to the party once he learned of his rejection but the […]
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Louisiana Court Upholds Re-Write of Crimes-Against-Nature Law

GRETNA, April 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The State of Louisiana until recently had a prohibition against sodomy as part of its crimes-against-nature law. An appeals court has upheld the decision by 24th Judicial District Judge Robert Murphy that the section of the crimes-against-nature law that prohibited sodomy and oral sex should be struck out of the statute. This decision has annoyed homosexual activists who wanted the entire statute struck down. In 1996, the Louisiana Electorate of Gays and Lesbians, or LEGAL, sued the Jefferson Parish district attorney’s office claiming that the law was unconstitutional. Because of a 2003 U.S. Supreme […]
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250 Belgian Pharmacies Offer Euthanasia Kits

BRUSSELS, April 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two hundred and fifty Pharmacies across Belgium began offering euthanasia kits Friday. The kits, which cost 60 Euros ($77 US), are proposed as a means to make the jobs of doctors who commit euthanasia in homes easier. A yahoo.com report said 40% of euthanasia there occurs in the patient’s home. Belgian health authorities report almost 700 euthanasia killings by physicians since its legalization in 2002. See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage: Euthanasia Rates Escalating: Kills One a Day in Belgium, Five a Day in Netherlands Belgium Legalises Euthanasia tv
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Pro-Abortion Catholic Politician Salazar Calls Focus on the Family “The Antichrist”

DENVER, April 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – US Senator Ken Salazar, a staunch supporter of abortion, has labelled the Christian group Focus on the Family, “the antichrist of the world”. Salazar’s comments were made on KKTV television Tuesday in Colorado Springs where Focus on the Family has its central headquarters. Speaking of Focus founder and president Dr. James Dobson, Salazar said, “Jim Dobson is not our president, and he’s not our senator. The right-wing part of the Republican Party and the so-called Christian conservative organizations like Focus on the Family have essentially tried to hijack the American government. I don’t think […]
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President Bush Statement on House Passing Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President George W. Bush praised the House for passing the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. “I commend the House for its bipartisan vote to protect the health and safety of minors by ensuring that state parental involvement laws are not circumvented,” said the President yesterday. “The parents of pregnant minors can provide counsel, guidance, and support to their children, and should be involved in these decisions. I urge the Senate to pass this important legislation and help continue to build a culture of life in America.”
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Abortion Restrictions Improve as US House Approves Bill Banning Transportation of Minor Girls Across

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US House of Representatives passed the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) Wednesday, which bans the transportation of a minor girl across state borders in order to avoid parental notification laws for abortion in the girl’s home state. Bill H.R. 748, sponsored by Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, passed by a bipartisan margin of 270-157. “This legislation will close a loophole that allows adults not only to help minors break state laws by obtaining an abortion without parental consent, but also contributes to ending the life of an innocent child,” she said, according to […]
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Fund Abortion at Private Clinics or Face “Consequences” Feds Warn New Brunswick

FREDERICTON, April 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Brunswick remains deadlocked with the federal Liberal Government over funding of abortions at private clinics. While the province will pay for abortions at hospitals after two doctors approve the procedure, the province is under pressure by both the federal government and a lawsuit by abortionist Henry Morgentaler to fund Morgentaler’s private Fredericton abortuary that offers abortion on demand. Yesterday the provincial Department of Health and Wellness received a letter from the federal government initiating an official dispute avoidance resolution process to attempt to settle the issue. However, if things don’t go the way […]
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London, Ontario Gay Activist Demands Apology for Councillors’ Opposition to Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

LONDON, Ontario, April 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Julie Glaser, a London homosexual activist, is outraged that the city of London would allow any of its councillors to disagree with her. Glaser is objecting to the participation of Councillors Ab Chahbar and Rob Alder in a rally for the protection of the traditional definition of marriage and has demanded a public apology from City Council. Homosexual rhetoric has long rested on the premise that homosexuality is a natural condition of birth and therefore characterizes any disagreement with the agenda as ‘hate.’ Principled opposition to the proposed change in the traditional definition […]
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More States Are Passing Fetal Homicide Laws Women converge on Capitol Hill to tell Senate of their pro-life views Most in U.S. say press is biased
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Jewish Group Forms to Fight Prejudice against Christians

BOSTON, April 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A long-time news columnist has joined forces with other like-minded conservative Jews to defend Christians against anti-Christian bias in media and politics. The group, Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation (JAACD), is led by president Don Feder, an author and 19-year veteran columnist with the Boston Herald. “What I consider an epidemic of anti-Christian bigotry and persecution is something that has concerned me for a long time,” Feder said, according to a WorldNetDaily report. “By maintaining their loyalty to the eternal values revealed at Sinai, Christians have become pariahs in the eyes of the establishment, but […]
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