Philippines Mayor Orders Police to Continue Abortion Pill Crackdown

by Hilary White MANILA, April 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Manila’s mayor, Lito Atienza has ordered Manila Police District (MPD) to continue to crack down on vendors selling Cytotec, an abortion inducing drug. Manila police this Sunday, seized 1,792 tablets of Cytotec, a prostaglandin compound used as part of the drug regimen in chemical abortions. The regimen, known collectively as RU-486, is illegal in the Philippines and has caused the deaths, not only of unborn children, but in many cases, of the mother as well. The seizure was part of a buy-and-bust operation and was part of a crackdown on illegal […]
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Chinese Official: “No Direct Connection” Between One-Child Policy and Gender Imbalance

By Terry Vanderheyden BEIJING, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Chinese official has claimed that the country’s one-child policy has nothing to do with the gender imbalance, and that no changes in the policy are therefore forthcoming. “Adjusting the family planning policy is not a fundamental solution to dealing with a rising sex ratio,” claimed National Population and Family Planning Commission Director Zhang Weiqing, according to an Agence France-Presse report. “Does the imbalance have something to do with family planning? Yes, but there is no direct connection,” he added. Zhang said the gender imbalance is more to do with the […]
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Successful Female Author Says Working Mothers Short-Change Children

By Gudrun Schultz, Los Angeles, California, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Author Caitlin Flanagan has shaken up the world of feminism by saying working mothers deprive their children of the ideal home situation—a stay-at-home mom. The suggestion has raised an outcry of feminist voices, but Flanagan stands by her statement. “I said the truth, and you always get in trouble when you say the truth,” she told Samantha Grice of the National Post last week. “I said one true thing about a little piece of American life and that is: If you love your work and you love your child […]
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St. Thomas University: Unmarried Faculty Can’t Room Together on School Trips

By Gudrun Schultz MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic University of St. Thomas has developed a formal travel policy for unmarried staff, saying they must have separate rooms on student trips. Debate on the issue began in May 2005 when a choir director attempted to bring her lesbian partner along on a school trip to France. She was told it was inappropriate, reported the Star Tribune, and was asked to make separate travel arrangements for her partner. She skipped the trip. College president Rev. Dennis Dease made the final decision, saying: “While the institution is committed to […]
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Japan’s Solution to Underpopulation Crisis – Speed Dating

By Terry Vanderheyden TOKYO, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an effort to remedy a plummeting population, local Japanese government groups are sponsoring “speed dating” events to facilitate marriages. According to a BBC report, speed dating is a popular way for singles to meet in the country. Eligible singles are allowed two minutes to chat before a bell rings, signalling that it is time to meet someone else. The effects of the demographic collapse are in evidence everywhere in the country. Over 2,000 schools have closed in the last 10 years. Many fear that the lack of a productive workforce […]
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Vatican Cardinal on Condoms: Error in Reporting, I Don’t Have the Authority to Produce a Document

By John-Henry Westen VATICAN, April 26, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The world media has exploded with stories suggesting that the Vatican is soon to release a document “easing the ban on condoms”. Thousands of media outlets across the globe screamed the news, but the Vatican Cardinal at the center of the storm is back-pedalling as fast as he can from the story. (https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/apr/06042501.html) The Cardinal in question is Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán, appointed by late Pope John Paul II in 1997 as president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers. The story is all the more interesting since Barragán himself […]
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FDA May be Forced to Spill Beans on Irregular Approval of Abortion Drug RU-486

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, April 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A hearing this morning at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit concerned a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FDA over documents concerning RU-486. Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, has demanded that the FDA release more than 4,000 documents from the public pertaining to the approval process used for the abortion pill, which has been linked to the deaths of at least six women. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told LifeSiteNews.com that two of the three justices […]
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