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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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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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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Election Results Noted on CLC Election 2006 Internet Database

TORONTO, January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian national pro-life organization, Campaign Life Coalition, has updated it online election 2006 candidates database to reflect the results of last week’s election. The number of votes received by each of the major candidates and the winning candidates’ party, name and votes are all highlighted in red. As well, pro-life, pro-family MP Votes and responses by candidates to the CLC questionnaire are easier to quickly identify now as they all have a * before suggest correct Yes’s and No’s. A *Y or *N is a correct vote or answer. All of this information […]
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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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Abortion Activists in U.S. Say They Are Losing the Battle

By Gudrun Schultz January 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After thirty-three years of abortion-on-demand in the US, abortion activists are saying they can feel their grip on the country starting to slide away. “I think [Roe vs. Wade] in the short term will be dismantled,” said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, to Reuters. “We have an anti-choice president, an anti-choice Congress and now … with the confirmation of Judge Alito to the Supreme Court, we are seeing the potential for a very right-leaning, anti-choice Supreme Court.” Judge Samuel Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court has given pro-life advocates concrete […]
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UN Catholic Lobby Hoping for Less Hostile Canadian Representatives

By Hilary White NEW YORK, January 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (CFAM), has congratulated Canadians on the Conservative victory in Monday’s federal election and says it looks forward to a less hostile set of UN appointees from Canada. Calling the Liberal-appointed Canadian representatives to the UN, “notoriously hostile” to UN supporters of life and family, Austin Ruse said, “Over the past 12 years, the Liberal Party’s choices for Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations and for membership in delegations to U.N. conferences have advanced the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and pro-prostitution agenda.” Wendy Wright, Executive […]
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NDP, Conservative Candidate Accuse Liberal MP of Tampering With Election

By Gudrun Schultz SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, January 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservative incumbent Jeremy Harrison and NDP Candidate Anita Jackson have accused the Liberals of misconduct in the election for the northern riding of Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchhill River. Liberal Gary Merasty won the contested riding in one of the closest results of the election. Mr. Harrison told CanWest reporters the election was “stolen,” alleging the Liberals bullied constituents into voting Liberal. “We got reports of things like the Liberals driving around and threatening Natives that they wouldn’t get their cheque if they didn’t vote Liberal, reports we had from individuals of plans to […]
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Target Pharmacist Fired for Refusing to Dispense Abortifacient Morning-After Pill

By Terry Vanderheyden ST. LOUIS, Missouri, January 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Target pharmacist has lost her job for refusing to dispense or refer for the abortifacient morning-after pill. “For me, life begins with two cells,” said Heather Williams, explaining that the so-called emergency contraception pill, Plan B by Barr Pharmaceuticals, often prevents implantation of a newly formed human embryo within the uterine wall – which, of course, constitutes abortion. The same mechanism is responsible for the sometimes abortifacient effect of the regular birth-control-pill. According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report, Williams has refused to dispense or refer for the […]
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