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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Maurice Strong in Hot Water over Oil-For-Food Scandal – Strong Owns Cordex Why They Ran – Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal) Shock! New Pope a Catholic – Gerard Baker (The Times) Top Vatican officials re-appointed by Benedict XVI George Weigel on the New Pope Michael Novak on the New Pope
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Canadian Hospital Bans Bedside Bibles for “Health Reasons”

FREDERICTON, April 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The administration of the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton has decided to ban the bedside Bibles that once comforted patients on the grounds that they are a health hazard. Hospitals in Canada are facing a rise in the rates of serious infections due largely to staff carelessness and poor implementation of prevention protocols. Since the SARS scare in Toronto in 2003, hospitals have taken greater care with possible outside instruments that might carry illness-causing bacteria. At the same time, however, hospitals are also advancing in the secularizing trend of most Canadian institutions. […]
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Misleading Scare Headline on Adult Stem Cells: “Adult Cells Cancer Threat”

MADRID, April 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bias in favour of embryo stem cell research is rife in media that is totally dedicated to the political cause of abortion. Now the BBC has followed suit and run the scare headline, “Adult Cells Cancer Threat.” In research published in the New Scientist, the Spanish scientists have shown that if adult cells are cultivated long past the stage at which they are normally used for research, they can be induced to form tumours. A team at the Autonomous University of Madrid grew the cells for up to eight months and then transplanted into […]
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Euthanasia Rates Escalating: Kills One a Day in Belgium, Five a Day in Netherlands

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM, April 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Euthanasia cases are on the rise since their legalization in Belgium in 2002 – from approximately 20 per month in 2002 to 30 per month now, according to a report from a government group that regulates the practice. The Netherlands has also seen a rise in euthanasia cases, from 1815 in 2003 to 1,886 last year, as reported by the country’s health ministry Thursday. When euthanasia was legalized in 2002, Belgium set up the Federal Control and Evaluation Commission for Euthanasia. The group released a report Thursday, revealing that, over the first 15 months […]
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Abortion Rate in Australia – New Stats Show 91,000 Babies Killed Per Year

CANBERRA, April 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Almost one in five Australian babies are killed by abortion – approximately 91,000 per year – according to the latest federal government findings, released Thursday. The report is the result of the most comprehensive investigation into abortion carried out by the government. Pro-life National Party Senate leader Ron Boswell, who formally requested the analysis, called the figures “alarming.” Boswell said that, as a result, he would “consider what action might be possible that would have majority support,” after consultation with party members. The report also revealed that there were also 419 late-term abortions performed […]
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Canadian Children Found Most Common Victims of Violent and Sexual Crime

OTTAWA, April 22, 2005, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Statistics Canada released a report indicating that children and youth were the most common victims of violent and sexual crimes in Canada in 2003. According to the report 60% of police reported sexual assaults, 21% of physical assaults and 17% of other crimes dealt with children in spite of the fact that young people only make up 21% of the population. The report found that the risk of violent victimization for children and youth increases with age and that the perpetrators of violent crimes against children and youth change as children get older. The […]
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Texas Bans Homosexual Foster Parents

AUSTIN, TX., April 22, 2005., (LifeSiteNews.com) Texan politicians voted 81-to-58 to ensure foster children are placed in the homes of normal parents, prohibiting gays, lesbians and bisexuals from becoming foster parents. The decision came as a result of an amendment added to the Child Protective Services reform bill (SB 6) unanimously passed by the state Senate, after which it went to the House of Representatives. Several Democrats argued against the amendment. As a result of the amendment any individual who applied to be a foster parent, or a foster parent whose performance is being evaluated, must list whether he or […]
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Leftist Weekly Declares “Love” For Abortion And Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) Life Decisions International (LDI), an organization dedicated to challenging the Culture of Death by concentrating on exposing and fighting the agenda of Planned Parenthood, issued a press release yesterday revealing the perverse pride often manifested by some advocates of the “culture of death.” Editors of the Portland Mercury, a radical left publication located in Oregon State, belligerently stated “now that the Portland Mercury is featured in The Boycott List, we can shove it in the face of all those other liberal organizations, and say, “You think you love abortion? Well… look at THIS! We […]
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