LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes

‘Silent Night’ gets reprieve – School agrees to perform beloved carol after 1st secularizing traditional lyrics https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47907 Religious McDonald’s Sign Draws Attention In Raleigh – Woman Asks Restaurant To Remove Sign, ‘Jesus Is The Reason For The Season’https://www.wral.com/news/5532271/detail.html Narnia Gets Lion’s Share of Box Office, While Critics Hail ‘Gay Cowboy’ Flick https://www.cwfa.org/articles/9689/CFI/misc/index.htm Salazar hits back at Focus on Family adhttps://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_4313182,00.html Progressive Insurance Chairman Gives $8.5 Million To ACLUhttps://www.afa.net/progressive.asp “Save the World” Enviros Are Killing Millions of African Kidshttps://realclearpolitics.com/Commentary/com-12_14_05_JS.html CWA Announces 2005 Prince of Pomposity Winnerhttps://www.cwfa.org/articles/9663/LEGAL/pornography/index.htm How long will it be before the Muslim neighbourhoods of Quebec and Ontario erupt in […]
News
 • 

Abortion Statistics for 2004 Reveal Over 84,000 Australian Babies Aborted

By Terry Vanderheyden CANBERRA, December 14, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Australian health statistics authority has estimated that the lives of 84,218 children were ended by abortion last year. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics also showed that the abortion rate has jumped by 151% since a tally in 2000, when 7.8 of 1,000 women ended their pregnancies in abortion; in 2003, 11.8 out of every 1,000 women had an abortion, while last year the number was 19.7 per 1,000. Year 2000 and 2003 data was incomplete, however, because before now data on induced abortion was not available on […]
News
 • 

Mother Dies of Cancer to Save Life of Her Unborn Child

By Gudrun Schultz CLEVELAND, Ohio, December 13, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A mother who developed cancer while pregnant with her fourth child has died after refusing treatment that would have harmed the baby. In a sacrifice reminiscent of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, who died of cancer in 1962 after deciding to protect the life of her unborn baby, Bernadette Mimura chose to save her child’s life at the cost of her own. She delivered a healthy son, Nathan, two months premature, and lived long enough to witness his baptism. Mimura selflessly refused to consider treatmentÂfor her conditionÂwhich would have harmed her […]
News
 • 

The Beer and Popcorn Report 2 – Three Liberals and the US Ambassador

By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, December 14, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The remarks of chief Liberal spokesman and strategist Scott Reid on Sunday which said that parents couldn’t be trusted with the $1,200 per year per child Conservative Choice in Childcare Allowance because they would just “blow” the money on “beer and popcorn” (see coverage: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/dec/05121202.html ) are continuing to make headlines today. Two former Liberal MPs and one current member have come out swinging against the Liberals over the beer and popcorn scandal. ASHAMED TO HAVE BEEN A MARTIN LIBERAL Former Liberal Cabinet Minister David Kilgour referred to the beer and […]
News
 • 

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Offers Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

By Gudrun Schultz TORONTO, Ontario, December 14, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) supports human embryonic stem cell research and willÂprovide grant funding to researchers, according to their grant application form, available at https://www.ccff.ca/pdf/ResearchEnglish.rtf. The application form for a research grant clearly indicates that funding is available for embryonic stem cell research. In section A., under ‘general information’, the applicant is requested to indicate whether the proposed research involves human embryonic stem cell experimentation. If so, they are asked to provide all necessary approval forms. Stem cell research using human embryos has been condemned by many organizations […]
News
 • 

Cloning Whistleblower says Korean Cloning Breakthrough “Fabricated”

By Hilary White  PITTSBURGH, December 14, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The US researcher formerly working with Korea’s foremost cloning research team has blown the whistle a second time on Hwang Woo-suk, the team’s leader. Gerald Schatten, has revealed that he believes some of Dr. Hwang’s cloning advances may have been “fabricated” according to a report from the Associated Press.   In May, LifeSiteNews.com reported that the international scientific community was lauding the Korean team for being the first to develop specified stem cells that could be used to treat patients with various diseases without risk of tissue rejection, a major stumbling […]
News
 • 

Muslim Women on Condom Machines: “Don’t ruin our culture, Remove these machines”

By Gudrun Schultz CHENNAI, India, December 14, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Attempts to install condom vending machines in India’s capital have met with fierce resistance by Muslim groups. Street protests followed the government’s announcement that it plans to install 500 condom vending machines in the capital and 1000 more throughout the state. “We must fight AIDS, but these machines at public places will only promote sex outside marriage among the younger generation,” said MH Jawahirullah, head of the Muslim Progressive Party, in an interview with Australian News yesterday. Strong conservative forces in the country have shown staunch resistance to efforts to […]
News
 • 

Polygamy Next “Right” on Judicial Chopping Block Warn Pro-Family Advocates

By Terry Vanderheyden WASHINGTON, December 13, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family analysts are warning that, since the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in Canada and Massachusetts, polygamy is likely the next frontier in the advancing disintegration of the Judeo-Christian edifice. South Dakota State Rep. Elizabeth Kraus, who proposed a constitutional amendment that would explicitly ban not only same-sex “marriage” but also polygamy, warned: “Once you open the marriage door to anyone other than one man or one woman, you haven’t begun to slide down the slippery slope. You’ve already hit rock bottom.” Kraus’s proposed amendment reads, “Only marriage between a man and […]
News
 • 

In Lame Attempt to Divert from Beer and Popcorn Scandal PM Attacks Harper over Gay ‘Marriage’

By Terry Vanderheyden OTTAWA, December 13, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After facing a torrent of derision for the inane statements of Liberal spokesman Scott Reid suggesting Canadian parents would spend childcare money irresponsibly on popcorn and beer, Prime Minister Paul Martin has created a diversion by pulling out an old and tired campaign tactic – attacking Conservative leader Stephen Harper for a potential repeal of same-sex “marriage” legislation. Appearing in Ancaster, Ontario, Martin, calling same-sex “marriage” a “Charter” issue, challenged Harper to answer whether he would invoke the Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ notwithstanding clause to override the Constitution and repeal […]
News
 •