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Take Abortion Pill Off the Market Now, Lawmaker Says https://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=%5CNation%5Carchive%5C200507%5CNAT20050721a.html Latvian Gay Pride bannedhttps://www.ssonet.com.au/display.asp?ArticleID=4520 Gays Twice as Apt to Drive Under the Influence says Family Research Institute https://www.earnedmedia.org/fri0721.htm Edmonton men first gay couple in Alberta to get marriage licencehttps://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/07/21/alberta-samesex050721.html US Abortion Rate Lowest Since 1976https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/18/AR2005071801164.html New Age Seen Penetrating Catholic Circles Says Adviser to Argentine Bishopshttps://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=74410 Maurice Strong loses job as UN North Korea envoyhttps://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1121723893886_117133093/?hub=TopStories Ex-Wal-Mart Executive: ‘Retail Giant Founded on Christian Values’ https://www.charismanews.com/a.php?ArticleID=11530
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Priests for Life: Nobody’s Forced to Be Catholic, Can’t Stand Teachings? – Leave

NEW YORK, July 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, has words for people who claim to be Catholic but attempt to push an agenda which is anti-Catholic. A recent press release from the misnamed group ‘Catholics for a Free Choice’, claims “faithful practicing Catholics” are not obliged to “follow church positions on issues like abortion, contraception, access to reproductive health services, end of life decision-making, the death penalty and gay rights.” “Our response is simple,” said Fr. Pavone.“Nobody is forced to be a Catholic, but if you don’t subscribe to Catholic teaching, have […]
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Wife of Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts Was Feminists for Life Executive Vice President

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the intense scrutiny of every possibly relevant aspect of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts begins, pro-life groups have been pleased to discover thatÂhis wife, Jane Roberts, once served as the Executive Vice President of the strongly pro-life Feminists For Life (FFL). The FFL, according toÂits website, is dedicated “to systematically eliminating the root causes that drive women to abortion-primarily lack of practical resources and support-through holistic, woman-centered solutions.” Jane Roberts, who is herself an accomplished lawyer, presently continues to perform pro bono legal work for FFL. She is also a member of […]
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“Abortion Bad For Women”, Protests United Nations Women’s Representative

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a strange twist from the norm, a representative from the strongly pro-abortion yet influential United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) spoke out at a recent committee session against the abortion myths propagated by the committee. The Catholic Family and Human Rights Insittute (C-FAM) reports that July thirteenth’s committee session began as normal with Vice Chairperson Silvia Pimentel of Brazil demanding answers as to why in Ireland “women’s health remains jeopardized by the lack of availability of abortion.” Pimentel suggested that there should be a national referendum on […]
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UN Continues to Push for Criminalization of Spanking

JOHANNESBURG, July 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, representatives of the United Nations have again called for the universal criminalization of parents who use ordinary corporal punishment in disciplining their children. By lumping such genuine atrocities as child sexual slavery together with normal corporal punishment within ordinary families, the UN is furthering its efforts to control every aspect of private life under the pretext of ‘eliminating violence against children.’ The meeting in Johannesburg is one of a series of worldwide, regional events purporting to examine how children are affected by violence in five settings: the home […]
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Vatican Newspaper Decries Canadian Gay “Marriage” as “Distortion of God’s Plan for the Family”

ROME, July 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has joined the chorus of Catholic voices condemning the imposition of homosexual “marriage” in Canada. Associated Press quotes the paper’s editorial as saying, “‘The distortion of God’s plan for the family continues’, said L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican daily…‘In Canada, homosexual unions have become equal to marriage.’” This follows comments from the Canadian bishops organization thatÂwarned repeatedly that the imposition of the new law would also pit religious freedom against the gay rights agenda in Parliament and the Courts. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) called on Canadians to […]
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FDA Issues Public Health Advisory for Abortion Drug RU-486 – 4 Deaths in Less than 2 Years

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating recently reported serious adverse events associated with mifepristone (trade name Mifeprex, also known as RU-486). As a result, the FDA is issued a public health advisory yesterday highlighting the risk of sepsis or blood infection when undergoing medical abortion using Mifeprex and misoprostol in a manner that is not consistent with the approved labeling. The FDA release noted, “There are now four cases of deaths from infection from September 2003 to June 2005 following medical abortion with these drugs.” “The FDA is committed to sharing emerging […]
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The New More Wholesome Madonna? – Shunning Britney Spears’ Immodesty

LONDON, July 20, 2005, (LifeSiteNews.com) When Madonna starts sporting Cashmere, elegant but modest Grace Kelly inspired dresses and publicly gushing about her desire to just be a good old fashioned, stay-at-home mother, you can be sure that times are changing. Even as Britney Spears, who infamously exchanged an onstage French kiss with Madonna the “Material Girl”, prepares to further stir the tabloid pot by releasing a new ‘reality’ series in which she reportedly expresses her obsession with sex, curious eyes are turning towards Madonna’s newest makeover. In the upcoming August edition of Vogue, Madonna admits regret about her more tumultuous […]
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Bush Nominates Justice Roberts to Supreme Court – Abortion Fight Has Begun

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following today’s announcement regarding the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts to serve as associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) in Washington, D.C. is concerned a filibuster will ensue, due to the judge’s pro-life stand. “Liberal pressure groups will insist that Senate Democrats filibuster against Judge Roberts, unless he pledges in advance to vote against allowing elected legislators to place meaningful limits on abortion,” said NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson. “Millions of Americans will be watching to see if the Democratic senators bow to these demands.” […]
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Canada Gay “Marriage” Bill to be Signed Into Law Today

OTTAWA, ON, July 20, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a late-night Tuesday vote the Canadian senate voted 47-21 to pass the same-sex “marriage” bill C-38. Three of the 95 sitting senators abstained from the vote. The law will come into effect as soon as royal assent is given to it. Normally Canada’s Governor-General, the Queen’s representative in Canada, would sign the bill. However, LifeSiteNews.com spoke with Eric Richer at the at the Rideau Hall press office who said that Governor-General Clarkson would not be signing the bill as she is recovering from illness; instead the Deputy Governor-General, Supreme Court Justice Morris […]
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