Child Porn Victim Speaks Before Congress

By Terry Vanderheyden WASHINGTON, April 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A teen victim told his story of being lured into posing for pedophiles on line before a US Congress House panel Tuesday. Justin Berry, now 19, started posing for pedophiles on line and was eventually paid for it at the age of 13. He told the panel he was lured into the pornography trade by pedophiles who gained his trust. “At 13, I believed these people were my friends,” he said, as reported by the Associated Press. “They were kind. They complimented me. They wanted to know about my day.” Berry […]
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Churchgoers Live Longer

By Terry Vanderheyden PITTSBURGH, April 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Going to Church regularly may help you live longer, according to recently published research. Lead researcher from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Daniel Hall, said that those who attend church services at least once per week live on average an extra two to three years. The study, appearing in the March-April issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, looked at death-rate statistics and looking at the affect of regular church attendance and exercise on life expectancy.  They found regular church attendance added 1.8 to 3.1 years, […]
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Chinese One-Child Policy Protester Missing Since Arrest Last Month

By Terry Vanderheyden DONGSHIGU, April 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Chinese human rights activist, Chen Guangcheng, has not been heard from in the 24 days since his arrest on March 11. According to Chen’s wife, Yuan Weijing, he was arrested after his brother Chen Guangyu was beaten by guards who keep continual watch at the home. Local authorities deny having any knowledge of his whereabouts, his arrest, or the beatings. After the beating, Chen Guangcheng tried to pacify the guards without effect, according to an Epoch Times report. After taking their complaint to police in a neighbouring village, Chen Guangcheng was […]
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Canadian Intelligent Design Foe Refused Federal Grant for Darwinian Bias

by Hilary White OTTAWA, April 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has refused a grant to a McGill University professor allegedly because of his assertion that Darwinian evolution is not a theory, but established fact. Dr. Brian Alters, Tomlinson Chair in Science Education and Director of the McGill University Evolution Education Research Centre, applied to the Council for $40,000 to study the popularity in the US of the Intelligent Design theory, which he says, is not a scientific, but a religious theory. Alters’ proposed project is titled, “Detrimental effects of popularizing anti-evolution’s […]
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U.S. Mainstream Media Reports on RU-486 Deaths

By Gudrun Schultz NEW YORK, United States, April 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New York Times reported last Saturday on dangers associated with the use of the chemical abortion drug RU486. Abortion providers are beginning to question the drug’s safety after the deaths of two more women who died in March after taking the drug. The deaths have raised the concern of doctors who prescribe chemical abortion drugs.. “None of these women should be dying; it’s shocking,” Dr. Peter Bours, an abortion provider in Portland, Oregon, told the Times. He is rethinking whether to offer chemical abortions to his patients. […]
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Montreal Woman Receives $45,000 for “Failed” Abortion of Twins

By Gudrun Schultz MONTREAL, Quebec, April 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A woman who tried to abort her twin babies has been awarded $45,000 in damages by a Quebec court, after a Montreal hospital left her still pregnant. Russian-born Saoudat Batoukaeva underwent an abortion procedure at St. Luc’s hospital on March 26, 1999, the Toronto Star reported yesterday. Three weeks later, the hospital discovered she was still pregnant after a routine tissue analysis. Hospital officials were unable to reach Ms. Batoukaeva, who had moved to Toronto. She discovered she was pregnant with twins after an examination in July, and gave birth […]
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British Study Says Premature Babies Feel Pain

By Gudrun Schultz LONDON, Great Britain, April 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another study has found that premature babies feel pain as intensely, or even more intensely, than we do. A research team from University College London analyzed brain scans of premature infants taken when blood samples were being drawn using a heel lance, reported BBC News yesterday. They found records of a surge of blood and oxygen to the babies’ brains during the procedure, showing conclusively that the pain registered in the sensory levels of the brain. “We have shown for the first time that the information about pain reaches […]
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Under New Conservative Government Canada Still Obsessed With Abortion and Homosexuality at UN

By Luke Jalsevac at the United Nations and John-Henry Westen NEW YORK, April 5, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The theme of the 39th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development currently underway is International Migration and Development, a pressing issue for both the developing and developed world. After giving little more than a passing mention to the widely acknowledged central issues of migration, the Canadian delegation used its opening statement to push the liberal agenda of ensuring universal access to abortion and contraception. While this ideological obsession should come as no surprise given the track record of the Canadian […]
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San Francisco’s Hateful Anti-Catholic Resolution Prompts Lawsuit

ANN ARBOR, MI, April 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A virulently anti-Catholic resolution (see coverage https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/mar/06032203.html ) unanimously passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has prompted a federal lawsuit by the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Board resolution condemned Catholic moral teaching on homosexuality and urged the Archbishop of San Francisco and Catholic Charities of San Francisco to defy Church directives prohibiting gay adoptions The lawsuit, brought on behalf of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and two San Francisco Catholic citizens, challenges the anti-Catholic resolution […]
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