Supreme Court Not Bound By Abortion Roe V. Wade Ruling Says Gonzales

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, allegedly on the top of the list of possible candidates for a Supreme Court nomination before it was handed to John Roberts, told the Associated Press earlier this week that the Supreme Court is not bound by precedent, including Roe V. Wade. Gonzales pointed out in reference to the speculation surrounding Roberts’ views on abortion that much has changed since Roberts was asked about Roe V. Wade during the senate hearings in 2003. At that time Roberts responded that Roe V. Wade is the “settled law” of the […]
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“Gravest Danger,” Says Pope is “Imbalance Between Technical Possibilities and Moral Energy”

ROME, July 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a lecture delivered by Pope Benedict XVI on the day before John Paul II passed away, the then Cardinal Ratzinger addressed some of the most fundamental problems facing modernity, and especially the devastating fall-out from the European crisis of faith. “We are living in a time of great dangers and great opportunities for man and the world,” remarked the then Cardinal, “a time which is also of great responsibility for us all. During the past century Man’s possibilities and his dominion over matter grew by truly unthinkable measures. However, his power to dispose […]
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Alberta Readies to Invoke ‘Notwithstanding Clause’ Against Gay ‘Marriage’ Coercion

EDMONTON, July 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alberta Justice Minister Ron Stevens said Tuesday that the province is prepared to invoke the notwithstanding clause in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to prevent marriage commissioners from being forced to perform same-sex “marriages” against their religious beliefs. “We will do what we feel is necessary in that regard to protect the marriage commissioners and their religious beliefs, and if in fact that does require the notwithstanding clause it’s our intention to use it,” Stevens said, as reported by The Edmonton Journal. The clause permits provincial or federal governments to opt out […]
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Australian Survey Defines “Homophobia” as Belief that Homosexuality is Immoral

CANBERRA, July 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The terms “homophobia” and “intolerance” are used in the media a great deal but few have dared to define them with any certainty since they carry a weight of political baggage. Many Christian and other religious objectors to the homosexual political movement have assumed that they are defined by homosexual activists simply as, “anything or anyone that differs with us,” with traditional religious morality topping the list. A report by an Australian research group has confirmed that this view is accurate. The report by The Australia Institute, a leftist public policy think tank, was […]
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American Bishop: “The Use Of Contraceptives, Of Course, Is Always Morally Evil”

PHOENIX, July 26, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, one of the most courageous bishops in the United States, notes in a recent column in the diocesan paper, The Catholic Sun, that “The use of contraceptives, of course, is always morally evil and many of them have harmful side effects as well.” The teaching comes in light of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, celebrated July 24 – 30, 2005. This special event was begun several years ago by the American Academy of NFP (now American Academy of FertilityCareTM Professionals) and is promoted by the Diocesan Development Program for […]
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Abortion on the Rise in England and Wales

LONDON, July 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The rising abortion rate in the UK has not deterred family planning lobbyists from insisting on more sex education in schools and public campaigns for “safe sex.” Girls in the UK are at the highest risk ever of aborting their children. After decades of explicit sex education in schools, publicly funded condom programmes and abortion on demand, the results are a steadily rising abortion rate in the early weeks of pregnancy, widespread incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, a plummeting birth rate and aging population. The abortion rate in 2004 was highest for women in […]
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Abortion-Causing Birth Control Patch Manufacturer Faces Class-Action Lawsuit

NEW YORK, July 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ortho Evra manufacturer, Ortho McNeil, is facing a lawsuit filed by 10 women Monday for damages related to use of its abortifacient so-called birth-control patch. The women, who all suffered from strokes or serious blood clots, described the drug as “unreasonably dangerous,” and “defectively designed,” according to a CNN report. The women, ranging in age from 18 to 47, are from across the US and all suffer from long-term debilitating effects from the patch. Nineteen year-old Amanda Bianchi of Colorado Springs, Colo., described suffering two strokes and recurring migraines after developing a 10-inch […]
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Vatican Cardinal: “Let’s Stop With the Euphemisms-They Killed” Terri Schiavo

VATICAN CITY, July 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Heath Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, said this week, in relation to the death by dehydration of Terri Schiavo, that food and water are never considered medicine. “Let’s stop with the euphemisms-they killed her,” he emphasized, according to a Catholic News Agency report. “To remove [food and water] means euthanasia, it means killing, and so this woman was killed by hunger and starvation. Let’s stop with the euphemisms—they killed her,” he said. “Food and hydration are never considered medicine.” Criticizing the legal framework that allowed an […]
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US House Investigates Government Coercion Violating Pharmacists’ Conscience Rights

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Illinois), Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, explored government coercion to violate pharmacists’ consciences at a committee hearing yesterday. In particular, the committee investigated Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s emergency rule ordering pharmacies to fill orders for the morning-after pill and its effect on rural pharmacies. Concerned Women for America (CWA) praised the move. “We commend Rep. Manzullo for holding this timely hearing to provide a thoughtful examination of Gov. Blagojevich’s insensitive order demanding that all pharmacies in Illinois provide the controversial drug known as the morning-after pill,” said Wendy Wright, […]
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