Archdiocese Facing Parent Complaints over “Talking about Touching” Sex-Ed Program

By Terry Vanderheyden MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minnesota, February 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdioces of St. Paul and Minneapolis is the latest to incorporate a controversial child education program that many parents argue is too sexually explicit for their children. Talking about Touching, the program in question, is one recently approved by Archbishop Harry Flynn for parochial schools in the diocese, yet many parents don’t want schools corrupting their pre-kindergarten to grade 8 kids with discussions about sexuality. The curriculum is part of a “safe environment” program aimed ostensibly at preventing the sexual abuse of children, mandated for all U.S. diocese’ […]
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Abortion Laws Do Not Always Require Health Exceptions Says Sixth Circuit Appeals Ruling

CINCINNATI, Ohio, February 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On February 24, 2006, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a “per se” requirement that all abortion statutes must contain an exception to protect the health or life of the mother in order to be constitutional.   In September 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved mifespristone (RU-486) to induce abortion without surgical intervention. Absent state regulation, once a drug is approved by the FDA, doctors may prescribe it for indications and in dosages other than those expressly approved by the FDA. This practice is called “off-label” use. In 2004, Ohio […]
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Calgary Herald: It’s Time for Canada to Place Gestational Limits on Abortion

By Gudrun Schultz and Steve Jalsevac CALGARY, Alberta, February 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of Calgary’s mainstream newspapers wants to see a limit on how far into pregnancies abortions may be done in Canada. In an editorial published on Sunday, Feb. 26, the Calgary Herald said it’s time Canada follows the example of most western nations in imposing some legal restrictions on abortions. The article relates the various limits of 12 to 24 weeks gestation in place in European nations as examples to emulate. “It is absurd that alone among its peers, Canadians cannot create a moderate, well-conceived law regulating […]
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Joe Scheidler Wins Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling against N.O.W.

by Hilary White CHICAGO, February 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Longtime Chicago pro-life activist, Joseph Scheidler, has again won in the Supreme Court in a twenty-year-old case brought against him by the National Organization for Women, the leading US radical feminist activist organization. The Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that the charge of extortion could not be applied to pro-life demonstrations outside abortion facilities. The case dates to 1986 when NOW claimed that pro-life protests outside abortion facilities constituted extortion and could be prosecuted under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) and Hobbs Acts, laws designed to combat drug dealers […]
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Abortionists Admit Humanity of Unborn; Now Claiming Right to Feel Good About Killing

by Hilary White WASHINGTON, February 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life movement has made such gains in arguing for the humanity of the unborn, that abortionists and their apologists are finding their rhetoric is too harsh, even in traditionally supportive political circles. The campaign slogans familiar to everyone who has read a news report on abortion: “my body my choice,”“women’s choice is a human right,” are no longer resonating with the US public that is increasingly confronted with the devastating psychological and social aftermath of abortion. With even such politicians as notorious abortion campaigner Hillary Clinton trying to position herself […]
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U.S. Opposes Establishment of U.N. “Human Rights Council”

By Terry Vanderheyden WASHINGTON, February 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US is opposed to the establishment of a proposed new United Nations body to replace the Geneva-based Human Rights Commission. Ambassador to the UN, John R. Bolton, said Monday that the US would oppose a proposal to form the new human rights watchdog. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan had billed the creation of a new human rights organ as a key priority when he launched his agenda for extensive United Nations reform early last year. A major change proposed by the new Human Rights Council is the requirement that its members, […]
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Vatican Prefect Says Difficult for Gay Priests to Represent Christ

By Terry Vanderheyden ROME, February 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal-designate William J. Levada said it is difficult for homosexual priests, especially those who make their disorder public, to be seen as representatives of Christ by Catholic faithful. Public declaration in particular puts priests “at odds with the spousal character of love as revealed by God and imaged in humanity,” said the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, during a sermon, as reported by the Catholic News Service. “I think we must ask, ‘Does [a priest who makes his homosexuality public] recognize how this act places an […]
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Canadian Supreme Court Nominee Says Judges Should Not Decide Policy

By Gudrun Schultz OTTAWA, Ontario, February 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) –The judge first in line to fill a vacancy in Canada’s Supreme Court said in a nomination hearing yesterday that it is not up to judges to decide on social policy issues. During questioning by a committee of MP’s under the new judicial appointment process Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, said he does not support judicial activism. “I’m not sure that I would be comfortable thinking that judges should be advancing the law with a social agenda in mind,” he […]
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President Bush Supports Abortion in Cases of Rape and Incest Says Official Spokesman

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, February 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scott McClellan, the principal spokesman for U.S. President George W. Bush said in a press conference yesterday that the President supports abortion in three cases – rape, incest, and the life of the mother. A reporter asked a question regarding the South Dakota legislation which bans abortion except to save the life of the mother which is likely to be signed by the Governor (see coverage: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/feb/06022304.html ) “The state legislature of South Dakota has just passed a new law which allows abortion in case of threat to the mother’s life, […]
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