Largest U.S. Organization of Latin Americans Opposes Assisted Suicide

By Gudrun Schultz SACRAMENTO, California, April 10, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Latin American community does not support assisted suicide, according to the League of United Latin American Citizens. LULAC, the oldest and largest Latino organization in the U.S., issued a statement April sixth saying the national board had voted unanimously to oppose doctor-assisted suicide in California. “The national board was unanimous in its opposition to this assisted suicide proposal,” said Angel Luevano, state director of California LULAC, in a press release. “Once again, the Latino community doesn’t want Assisted Suicide. The Disability community does not want Assisted Suicide. The […]
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Kenny Rogers Sings About a Father’s Abortion Regret

By Gudrun Schultz NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Country legend Kenny Rogers addresses the sorrow felt by many men after they lose a child to abortion, in the title track of his new album, Water and Bridges. The pain of losing a baby to abortion is rarely acknowledged as an issue for men – abortion is usually considered a woman’s affair. But in fact men are involved more often and more deeply than is generally believed, both with the decision-making and with the pain and regret after the child’s death. In particular, experts say, men who encouraged or […]
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US Bishops Child Protection Programs Supported by Homosexual Activists

by Hilary White  WASHINGTON, April 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) enjoys the support of homosexual activist groups for its “Virtus” program intended to protect children from sexual predators. Virtus, the Latin word for virtue, is a set of programs developed by the National Catholic Risk Retention Group, called “Protecting God’s ChildrenTM” for the USCCB.   The program, used in dioceses throughout the US, proposes “training” for children, parents, clergy, teachers and church staff and volunteers and focuses part of its effort in a sex-education program for children as young as six in Catholic schools. […]
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New Jersey Court Rules Jury Must Decide If Abortion Terminates a Life

TRENTON, N.J., April 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a stunning reversal for abortion providers, a New Jersey Appellate Court has issued a unanimous opinion that the factual contention that a first trimester abortion terminates the life of a human being is a question to be decided by a jury. In the sixteen page opinion in Rosa Acuna v. Dr. Sheldon Turkish (Appellate Docket # A-4022-03T5), the the Court remanded the case for trial, ruling that whether a first trimester abortion terminates the life of a complete, unique human being presents a fact question for a jury to decide. Mrs. Acuna […]
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Belgium to Consider Legalizing Under-18 Euthanasia

By Gudrun Schultz BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The government of Belgium is considering a proposal to legalize euthanasia for children and youth up to age 18. The Flemish Socialist party, a member of Belgium’s coalition government, has called for an extension to the country’s euthanasia laws to give teenagers under 18 the right to choose assisted suicide, and parents of younger children the right to “choose” it for them. Euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002. Under the current law, a patient must be over 18, terminally ill and in constant suffering in order to qualify for […]
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President Bush Reflects on Popes John Paul and Benedict at Catholic Prayer Breakfast

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, April 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking at the 3rd Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast at the Hilton Washington this morning, President George W. Bush said that Pope John Paul II “set off one of the greatest revolutions for freedom the world has ever known.” “When Pope John Paul II ascended to the chair of St. Peter, the Berlin Wall was still standing,” recalled the President. “His native Poland was occupied by a communist power. And the division of Europe looked like a permanent scar across the continent. Yet Pope John Paul told us, ‘Be not afraid,’ […]
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Canadian Feminist Groups are Federally Funded: $23 Million Annual Budget

By Gudrun Schultz OTTAWA, Ontario, April 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Feminist organizations with a mandate for women’s equality are still receiving millions in federal funding annually, according to a report by the Western Standard in today’s National Post. Status of Women Canada was established in 1973, after the Royal Commission for the Status of Women recommended that feminist women’s groups receive funding to help women achieve equality. The organization receives $23 million annually in federal funds. Today, with equality for women well entrenched in Canadian society, feminist groups are concentrating on side issues such as child-care and low-cost housing. “The […]
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Abortion Ruling: Florida Supreme Court Upholds Women’s Right To Know Act

WEST PALM BEACH, FL April 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Women’s Right to Know Act, a statute prohibiting abortion without the informed and voluntary consent of the patient. Last year, a state appeals court ruled that the informed consent law violates Florida’s right to privacy contained in the state constitution. The Florida Supreme Court construed the statute as an informed consent statute and stated, “The doctrine of informed consent is well recognized, has a long history, and is grounded in the common law and based in the concepts of bodily integrity […]
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Canadian Broadcast Regulators: Gay Toronto Radio OK, Catholic Radio No Way

By John-Henry Westen TORONTO, April 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A decision by Canada’s broadcast regulator, the CRTC, yesterday approved a new all-homosexual radio station in Toronto.ÂIt is the first new English-language radio stationÂapproved by the CRTC since 2001. In 2003 the CRTC rejected the application for an all-Catholic radio station in Toronto. This, despite the fact that about 2 million of Toronto’s (GTA) population of 4.5 million identify themselves as Catholic and surveys have demonstrated that only 1% of Canadians identify as homosexual. Evidence of homosexual activism at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is present in the decision […]
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