Homosexual Couples in New Brunswick Court Today Vying for Gay “Marriage”

MONCTON, New Brunswick, April 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Four same-sex couples who are challenging New Brunswick’s law prohibiting same-sex couples from “marrying” go to court today. The couples cite the potential federal election, which would mean the scrapping of currently tabled federal same-sex “marriage” legislation, as their motivation. Homosexual partners Catherine Sidney and Bridget McGale from Saint John, and Wayne Harrison and Ross Leavitt will argue at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Moncton today that the federal definition of marriage as the union of a man and woman violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. tv
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Law Protects Babies Born Alive after Abortion – Bush Administration Vows to Enforce

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following on the news that an Orlando woman’s cries for help for her infant son, born prematurely April 2 in an abortuary as the result of an induced abortion, were ignored, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans Friday to vigorously enforce violations of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. The Act ensures that any infant who is fully born and shows signs of life is considered a human person entitled to the full protection of the law – whether or not the baby is born during a failed abortion. Congress […]
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Canada Conservatives could Win Majority Government as Ontario Popularity Hits 40%: Poll

OTTAWA, April 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Conservative Party of Canada is in a position to win the next election with a “strong Tory minority government” – or even a majority government – according to Ipsos-Reid poll senior official Darrell Bricker.   The CanWest/Global-commissioned survey found that, nationally, the Tories hold a “solid” lead of five percent over the Liberals, with 35 percent voter support. In Ontario, where the choice of government will be decided, the Conservative’s popularity has soared to 40 percent, with Grits trailing at 36 percent, and 20 percent for the NDP. “The minimum that you’re looking […]
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Navajo Indian Nation Outlaws Same Sex “Marriage”

WINDOW ROCK, April 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Tribal Council of the Navajo Nation has outlawed same sex ‘marriage’ citing spiritual reasons. The Navajo Nation, a huge reservation that spans parts of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, is a semi-autonomous political unit within the US and can make laws that are binding upon its residents. The three states with which it shares territory also do not allow homosexuals to register their partnerships as legitimate marriage. The Council voted unanimously citing the already existing inclusions of the terms, ‘man’ and ‘woman.’ The measure, called the Diné Marriage Act, also outlaws polygamy […]
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United Nations Plans to put Abortion Drug on List of Essential Medicines

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The World Health Organization (WHO), the health branch of the United Nations maintains a list of drugs which it considers most important for health care. The Model List of Essential Drugs was established in 1977 and includes a long roster of analgesics, vaccines and anti-malarial drugs. Since the introduction of the deadly abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol, there has been a concerted lobbying effort by abortion organizations to get approval for it to be included in the list. The WHO application report dated January 2005, said that in developing countries, of the 182 million […]
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Pope Grants First Audience of Papacy to Media

VATICAN, April 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican Information Service recounts the audience of Pope Benedict with the media: In the first audience of his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI welcomed several thousand members of the print and electronic media this morning in the Paul VI Hall and thanked them for their arduous work in recent weeks in covering the “important ecclesial events” that have taken place in Rome and “for the service you have given in these days to the Holy See and the Catholic Church.” Greeted by enthusiastic applause, he spoke to the journalists, photographers and cameramen in Italian, […]
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Official Vatican Translation of Pope Benedict’s Homily at Inauguration Mass

VATICAN, April 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Â The Vatican Information Service has made available the text of the homily – published in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German – delivered by the Pope during the Mass for the inauguration of his pontificate celebrated yesterday: “Your Eminences, my dear brother bishops and priests, distinguished authorities and members of the diplomatic corps, dear brothers and sisters. During these days of great intensity, we have chanted the litany of the saints on three different occasions: at the funeral of our Holy Father John Paul II; as the cardinals entered the conclave; and again today, […]
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Pro-Lifers Refusing Donations to Canadian Cancer Society due to Embryonic Stem Cell Position

OTTAWA, April 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Every April, the Canadian Cancer Society’s door-to-door campaign takes place across Canada. Thousands of volunteers hit the streets during Daffodil Month, knocking on doors to collect funds to support the work of the Society. It’s been a springtime tradition since 1948. However, this year many a canvasser is turned away by otherwise willing donors due to the Canadian Cancer Society’s decision to fund research which destroys human embryos. It was in March of 2002, that the Cancer Society first shocked pro-lifers stating its support of the then-new health research guidelines which permitted experimentation on […]
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Psychologist Dismissed for Treating Homosexual Inclinations Reinstated

COLUMBIA, April 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Warren Throckmorton, a psychology professor at Maryland’s Grove City College, was removed from the National Provider Advisory Council for Magellan Health Services, one of the largest mental health management companies in the US. He had served on the council from 1999 until February this year, when he was dismissed because of his position on homosexuality. Today the company announced it would be reinstating Dr. Throckmorton. Until a scant few years ago, homosexuality was understood by the medical community to be a form of mental illness, but offered little treatment. Throckmorton is one of […]
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