EU Threatens Poland for Electing Pro-family President

BRUSSELS, October 26, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Union may try to deny Poland its EU voting status because its newly elected President-elect, Lech Kaczynski, opposes the celebration of homosexuality. The EU is calling Kaczynski’s actions as the mayor of Warsaw, where he banned a “gay pride” parade two years in a row, a potential contravention of article 6 of the Treaty of Nice, which states that countries must protect the rights of minorities. He is also under fire for supporting reintroduction of the death penalty. Under Article 7 of the Treaty, a country that violates human rights – as […]
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Celine Dion Orders Second Child, on Ice

PARIS, October 26, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Celine Dion, 37, told a French magazine that she plans to have her second child in 2007 after her three-year, $100-million contract with Caesar’s Palace Casino in Las Vegas ends. The child, the product of in-vitro fertilization, already exists and is on ice at a fertility clinic in New York City. “I’m approaching 40 years old, and I have to tend to that,” she told Tele 7 Jours. Another child conceived at the same time was born in 2001. “This frozen embryo that is in New York is my child waiting to be brought […]
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NASCAR Race Car Features Pro-Life Ad

STERLING, VA, October 26, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Interstate Batteries and Care Net have teamed up to launch “Charged for Life,” a new fundraising campaign to help support the work of pregnancy centers across the U.S. and Canada. The strategic partnership was kicked off at the NASCAR race in Martinsville, Va. Sunday where the Interstate Batteries car featured Care Net’s name and logo. More than fifty percent of the proceeds from the campaign’s battery sales (AAA, AA, 9-volt, hearing aid batteries, etc.) will go to support the work of Care Net pregnancy centers. Care Net is a faith-based organization that supports […]
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Poll – Americans See More Promise in Stem Cells Not Derived From Embryos

RICHMOND, Virginia, October 26, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new poll conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University has revealed that support for stem cell research favors sources other than embryonic cells. When asked what they felt would yield the most promising results, 37% said stem cells derived from sources other than human embryos, whereas only 14% said human embryonic sources held the most promise for new medical treatments – a considerably different view than is reflected by most mainstream media coverage. From the report, it can be seen that public understanding of the stem cell research is still unclear. Sixty-seven percent of […]
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Abortion Poll Finds 75% of British Youth Want Gestational Limit on Abortion Lowered Significantly

LONDON, October 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Eight in ten adults in Great Britain regard Britain’s annual count of 200,000 abortions as too many and want ways to be found of reducing that figure, says a new poll conducted by CommunicateResearch on behalf of campaign group Alive & Kicking. A representative sample of 1005 GB adults was polled by the professional polling company from October 21-23. The findings, published to mark the eve of the Abortion Act’s 38th anniversary yesterday, noted that young people and women were strongest in their support for reduction of the gestational limit of 24 weeks, until […]
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Statement on Politicians and Communion Awaited from Pope Benedict

ROME, October 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The final document from the recently closed bishops’ meeting in Rome, has only a short reference to the issue of reception of communion by pro-abortion politicians, a heated topic of discussion among the bishops in attendance. Comments by some of the bishops coupled with the scant mention is being seen by some as permission for local bishops to carry on with business as usual and continue to ignore the problem, but the final word, that of Pope Benedict XVI, has yet to be heard. Many are expecting that to come from a post-synodal document […]
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Jail for Man Who Beat Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend for Refusing an Abortion

CALGARY, October 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Lethbridge, Alberta man who beat his pregnant ex-girlfriend in order to induce an abortion is going to jail. The Alberta Court of Appeal ruled yesterday that Patrick William Coulthard’s earlier conditional sentence was not severe enough for the assault which was initiated because the woman refused to abort their child. “She was pregnant with his child and refused to have an abortion,” Justice Bryan Mahoney stated in his decision, according to a Sun Media report. “The attack caused great risk to the victim and child.” The woman was jumped from behind by the […]
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