Life Decisions International To Release Revised Boycott List

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Life Decisions International (LDI) will release a revised edition of The Boycott List on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. The Boycott List identifies corporations that are boycott targets due to their support of Planned Parenthood, the world’s primary abortion-advocacy group. “As a direct result of the commitment, action and prayers of pro-family people, at least 130 corporations have stopped funding Planned Parenthood,” said LDI President Douglas R. Scott, Jr. It is estimated that the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $35 million since the Corporate Funding Project (CFP) began nearly 15 years ago. […]
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Abstinence Program Making Huge Impact in Africa: 61 Percent Reduction in Teen Pregnancy

MESA, Arizona, June 30,Â2006 (LifeSiteNews.com)Â- A United Families International intervention program has been credited by scholarly evaluators with making a statistically significant impact on the sexual health of pre-adolescent children in Africa. Since 2001, the Stay Alive Program has been taught in nine African nations to more than 750,000 African children and their families. An independent program outcome evaluation in Kenya was conducted over a 2½-year time period, examining 957 children, ages 9-14, in 51 different schools representing a diverse range of social economic status, gender, religions and geographic settings. As reported by researchers at the International Conference on Global […]
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California Supreme Court Allows Lesbian to Sue Christian School Over Expulsion

By Gudrun Schultz SAN FRANCISCO, California, June 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Christian high school that expelled two students for allegedly engaging in a lesbian relationship can be sued over the decision, the California Supreme Court ruled today. The sixteen-year-old girls were expelled last September for violating the school’s code of conduct, school principal Gregory Bork said in a letter to the girls’ parents. The 142-student school in Riverside County, which is owned by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, prohibits actions “contrary to Christian decency.” The letter stated that while the school had no evidence of any improper physical contact […]
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International Campaign Asks UN To Recognize The Rights of Unborn Babies

By John Jalsevac GENEVA, June 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In Geneva on Wednesday night John Smeaton, national director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), launched a UN declaration on unborn babies’ rights. “We appeal to all UN member states to put protection in place for the most vulnerable members of our society; the genuinely voiceless ones; the child before birth. The declaration on the right to life of the child before birth is the first initiative in this campaign and is central to the reason SPUC was founded,” said Smeaton. The Holy See’s permanent observer at […]
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Arkansas High Court Favours Gay Foster Parents

By Gudrun Schultz LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, June 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Arkansas’ high court ruled against the state Thursday in a dispute over homosexual foster parents, saying the state couldn’t refuse to allow homosexuals to foster children. In 1999 the state child’s welfare board banned homosexuals from foster parenting, saying that children would be more likely to thrive in a traditional two-parent home. Four residents sued for discrimination and privacy violations against homosexuals. The court agreed with a lower court ruling against the state’s child welfare board, saying a 1999 ban on homosexual foster parenting was “an attempt to legislate […]
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Special Report: Spiritual Poverty of the West vs. Material Poverty of the East

By John Jalsevac TIJUANA, Mexico, June 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “There was a little nun in Tijuana who had very wise eyes. Their glance was sharp and critical, and the eyebrows over them arched frequently, but the light in them was unmistakable. It was the light of eyes used to gazing in love,” writes college junior Cassidy Bugos in today’s beautiful and deeply insightful special report. This past March Bugos, along with a number of her classmates, volunteered with the Missionaries of Charity in the poverty-stricken city of Tijuana Mexico. For her and the others it was a powerful experience, […]
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Canadians Think Marriage Should be One Man, One Woman For Life

LONDON, Ontario, June 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Vote Marriage Canada spokesman Pat O’Brien has taken Statistics Canada’s report, “Till death do us part?” (The Daily, June 28th 2006) as confirmation that heterosexual marriage is the foundation of families and of Canadian society. Said former Liberal MP Pat O’Brien, “The Statistics Canada report, ‘Till death do us part?’, confirms that Canadians overwhelmingly support the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman not just in public policy, but in how they live their lives.” According to the “StatCan” report, “most Canadians marry once and only once, and […]
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HPV Condom Study Shows The Failure of Condom Education

Special to LifeSiteNews.com by Dale O’Leary June 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Study demonstrates failure of condom education.” That is a headline you didn’t read in your local paper although it accurately describes the results of a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (Winer, June 22, 2006). Instead the headline in at least one paper reads “Condoms protect against cervical cancer.” The subhead is a little more restrained: “When condoms are used effectively, a study shows they can help prevent the spread of human papilloma virus” (HPV). Most people would assume for example, that “prevent” means zero […]
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Ruling Socialists in Portugal Will Introduce Bill to Legalize Abortion in September

By Gudrun Schultz PORTUGAL, June 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Portugal’s Socialist government has announced plans to push a law legalizing abortion through parliament in September, bypassing an earlier promise to hold a referendum on the issue. The Socialist party told media that a referendum would not be necessary, saying parliament was more than capable of deciding the issue, reported the People’s Daily Online yesterday. The party holds an absolute majority in the legislature, with 121 of the 230 parliamentary seats. The Socialists won in the 2005 election on a party platform that included a promise to hold a referendum in […]
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