US Congressional Committee Examines Fetal Pain Legislation

By Terry Vanderheyden WASHINGTON, November 4, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A US House Constitution Subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday to examine information related to fetal pain, and the prospect of introducing legislation to mandate that abortionists inform women of the pain abortion causes to the unborn child during an abortion. Legislation introduced concurrently in the House by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-New Jersey) and in the Senate by Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), both titled the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2005, seeks to mandate that women be notified that an abortion causes pain to her unborn child. House Committee chairman Steve […]
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Anti-Abstinence-Education Activists Attack Speaker at Abstinence Conference

By LifeSiteNews.com Staff WASHINGTON, November 4, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The debate over abstinence education in the United States went up a few notches yesterday with ‘safe sex’ proponents storming the stage at an abstinence education conference. At the “Strengthening Programs Through Scientific Evaluation” conference, hosted by the Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs and Administration for Children and Families, activists opposed to abstinence education, physically accosted Deputy Assistant to the President, Claude Allen. While abstinence education proponents maintained a professional environment, Allen was aggressively overcrowded as safe sex proponents attempted to take over the podium, eyewitnesses report. After […]
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Investigation Demanded into Government Spending on X-Rated Sex Ed in U.S.

By LifeSiteNews.com staff WASHINGTON, November 4, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the midst of a national Abstinence Education Evaluation Conference being sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week, abstinence educators are calling for an investigation of the questionable content and ethical concerns with comprehensive sex education programs being supported with government money. Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) and other nationally known proponents of so-called ‘comprehensive’ sex education have a record of recommending curricula with extremely graphic content such as the use of grocery items like grape jelly being used as lubricants […]
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Alaskan Activist Supreme Court Overturns Law Banning Gay Benefits

By Hilary White ANCHORAGE, November 4, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Alaska Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that a ban on benefits for homosexual partners violates Alaska Constitution’s equal protection clause. The case began in 1999, when voters in the Municipality of Anchorage passed a constitutional amendment blocking state recognition of gay marriage. A suit was filed at the time, which was dismissed in 2001. In that ruling Judge Stephanie Joannides said the state and city did not have to extend benefits to same-sex couples, equating them with unmarried heterosexual couples who also are not eligible. Friday’s ruling came after a […]
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PBS Documentary to Show Pro-Life Successes in Closing Abortion Facilities

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A documentary will air November 8 on PBS in the US that highlights the success of pro-life workers in closing abortion facilities through legal means. “Frontline” will air its programme called “The Last Abortion Clinic” which is billed as an examination of the efforts to “chip away” at Roe v. Wade with hundreds of state laws restricting or limiting abortion. The programme, which takes a decidedly pro-abortion angle, focuses on a Supreme Court case, scheduled for November 30, that could indicate whether Chief Justice John Roberts will allow states to keep laws restricting abortion […]
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Pope Benedict Spied On by East German Communist Secret Police from 1974

By Hilary White ROME, November 4, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Recently released documents from the former East German communist secret police, the Stasi, show that the future Pope Benedict XVI was under surveillance since the early 1970’s. According to a report from a major German weekly paper, Bild am Sonntag, agents of the State Security Ministry, known as the Stasi, regarded the young German theology professorÂas one of the most dangerous anti-communists in Europe. Spies collected biographical details and tried to anticipate his moves. Reporting on October 2, the paper said it had received permission personally from Pope Benedict to publish […]
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Vatican Document Barring Homosexuals from Priesthood Due Late November

By John-Henry Westen ROME, November 4, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The best-known English-language Vatican correspondent, John Allen, reports today that a new document from the Congregation for Catholic Education on the admission of homosexuals to seminaries is likely to be released late November, perhaps the last week of November. The document has been expected for over three years. A senior Vatican official also confirmed to Allen that the document’s central message is that “homosexuals are not welcome in the priesthood.” Commenting on the document’s nature, the Vatican official said, “This is not a matter of sacramental theology. It’s not saying that […]
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China Moves from Bullets to Mobile Execution Vans to Improve International Image

TORONTO, November 3, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As part of its attempts to streamline the enormous number of executions and improve its public image as a human rights violator, China’s communist government has introduced mobile killing vans to execute condemned prisoners. Recent visits from United Nations Human Rights investigators and a booming economy seeking foreign trade have prompted the Chinese government to seek methods of execution less offensive to Western sensibilities. A law was passed recently that changed the most common method of execution from the traditional bullet to the back of the head to lethal injection. The execution vans are […]
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Homosexual Government Minister Loaned Failed Gay Porn Shop $10,000 Taxpayer Funds

By Terry Vanderheyden WINNIPEG, November 3, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexual pornography shop that received a provincial NDP government-backed loan to begin business has gone under, leaving Manitoba taxpayers holding the ball for the $10,000. Openly homosexual Industry Minister Jim Rondeau defended the decision to guarantee a loan for the venture, arguing that the store, Queer Closet, sold items that are not illegal. “It would be inappropriate for me to censor an economic thing as long as it’s legal,” he said, as reported by the Winnipeg Sun. Rondeau said that if a start-up company has a bank-approved business plan it […]
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