British Medical Journal Editor Calls for Legalized Prostitution

By Hilary White LONDON, January 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the most prestigious medical publications in the world, the British Medical Journal, has published an editorial calling for the legalisation of brothels. Fiona Godlee, the Journal’s editor said that the creation of legalised establishments in which three prostitutes would work together would reduce child prostitution and sex-slavery, a proposal denounced by anti-trafficking activists. Godlee is responding to a proposal of the Blair government to change the definition of what constitutes a brothel in order to allow up to three women to work from the same address. A government strategy […]
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Happy Marriage and Touch Reduces Fight-Or-Flight Stress Response

NEW YORK, January 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New York Times reports today on a study showing that a combination of physical touch and the deep emotional commitment between married couples greatly reduces the neurological signs of stress. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Virginia studied the effects of touch on 16 couples that rated “very happily married” on a questionnaire. The research showed that a touch of the hand from a husband had a significant soothing effect on his wife’s stress levels. The woman’s normal neural reaction to anticipating threatening situation, in this case a […]
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Pope: “Democracy Without Values Easily Turns Into Open Or Thinly Disguised Totalitarianism”

By John-Henry Westen VATICAN, January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an address to the leaders of the Christian Associations of Italian Workers Friday, Pope Benedict XVI warned, “As history demonstrates, a democracy without values easily turns into open or thinly disguised totalitarianism.” Benedict was in fact making his own the statement first uttered by his predecessor John Paul II, who made the statement in 2000. (see coverage: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2000/feb/00022501.html ) John Paul originally wrote the statement in 1991 in the encyclical Centesimus Annus. Benedict XVI highlighted how, in our time, science and technology “present huge possibilities for improving everyone’s lives,” but […]
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Australian Abortion Drug Fight Kicks Off With National Day of Action

By Gudrun Schultz SYDNEY, Australia, January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tens of thousands of people rallied yesterday to oppose a bill giving Australian women access to the dangerous abortion pill, RU-486. The Australian Senate will vote in just over a week on a private members’ bill to overturn current laws that allow pro-life Health Minister Tony Abbott to prevent the pill’s distribution in the country. Australians Against RU-486, a national coalition of concerned groups including both pro-life and abortion advocates, organized a National Day of Action Jan. 29 to campaign against the bill. “We’re pleased with the amount of public […]
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Jews Bashing Christians on Moral Politics Have Some Questions to Answer

By Terry Vanderheyden NEW YORK, January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Jewish author has written a commentary that probes the motivation behind certain leaders of liberal Judaism’s contempt for evangelical Christianity. David Klinghoffer, whose article, Six Questions for Jews—From Christians, appears in this month’s edition of First Things and states, “These are troubled times for Jewish-Christian relations. In November, two of the most influential American Jewish leaders, representing large swaths of the Jewish community, gave major speeches vilifying politically conservative Christians,” he explains. Klinghoffer states that, as an Orthodox Jew, he finds it difficult to understand the animosity of liberal […]
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Italian Cardinal Condemns EU Resolution on Homosexuals

By Terry Vanderheyden ROME, January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Italian prelate, Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the Pope’s Vicar for Rome, yesterday condemned a recent resolution passed by the European Union on homosexuals and same-sex “marriage,” calling the measure “profoundly wrong and full of negative consequences,” according to a Catholic Universe report. Among other things, the resolution, passed January 18, calls for action against member states who fail to implement programs directed at fair treatment of homosexuals in employment and occupation, and to “ensure that same-sex partners enjoy the same respect, dignity and protection as the rest of society” throughout the EU. […]
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Montreal Woman gets Three Years Probation for Euthanasia of Son

MONTREAL, January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) –Â A Montreal woman, Marielle Houle, who pleaded guilty to killing her son Charles Fariala using sleeping pills and a plastic bag, has been sentenced to three years probation. Houle had pleaded guilty to a charge of assisting the suicide of her son, a playwright and student suffering from multiple sclerosis and apparent depression. The maximum penalty for assisted suicide is 14 years. Houle’s lawyer, Salvatore Mascia, described her crime as an act of “unconditional love.” The Crown, however, said that while Houle’s intentions may have been “compassionate,” Canada is not a society that tolerates […]
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Toronto Dominion Bank Financing Effort to Promote Homosexuality in Quebec

By Gudrun Schultz TORONTO, Ontario, January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – TD Bank Financial Group has entered into a new business deal with the Quebec Gay Chamber of Commerce (QGCC). The three-year partnership is designed to promote the growth of Quebec’s gay community. TD Bank will offer services that “meet the specific needs of business leaders in the gay and lesbian community in Quebec.” In return, TD Bank will be the principal financial institution for the chamber and its members. The QGCC is the second largest Chamber of Commerce in Canada. “This arrangement meshes with our values, not only inside the […]
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