Another India State Drops “Disastrous” Two-Child Policy

By Gudrun Schultz CHANDIGARH, India, July 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A northern Indian state has reversed a child-restriction law that barred people with more than two children from running for political office or serving as politicians. Haryana state authorities have admitted that the 2-child limit has had “disastrous” social consequences, with couples aborting third pregnancies, giving children up for adoption, or failing to register a child’s birth, Catholic World News reported yesterday. State ministers had been exerting pressure on the government to make the change. An effort to overturn the ban in 2004 failed when the Supreme Court upheld an […]
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Psych Prof Advocates Human/Chimp Hybrids – But only to Offend Christians

By Hilary White WASHINGTON, July 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an op ed piece in the LA Times, David P. Barash, a professor of psychology at the University of Washington, says that reproductive facilities shouldÂwork towards creating a race of human/chimpanzee hybrids, but, he admits, only because it would offend Christians.  Some geneticists have postulated that their distant evolutionary ancestors may have interbred with those of chimps, and Barash argues that this means there is no moral difference between a human being and a chimpanzee, or indeed, between a human being and a sea sponge.  The psychology professor looks forward […]
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Maryland: Same-Sex “Marriage” Ban Goes Before State’s Highest Court

By Gudrun Schultz BALTIMORE, Maryland, July 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The battle over same-sex “marriage” will go before Maryland’s highest court this fall, as the state’s Court of Appeals takes over a case challenging a state law that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Nineteen homosexual and lesbian couples have sued the state for discrimination, claiming the state’s refusal to legally recognize same-sex “marriages” is unconstitutional. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge M. Brooke Murdock ruled in favour of the group last January, in a decision opponents said was out of step with state judicial consensus on […]
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UK Lords Reverse Ruling Granting Child Custody to Lesbian Stepmother

By Gudrun Schultz LONDON, England, July 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Britain’s high court returned two sisters to their biological mother on Wednesday, removing them from the custody of their mother’s former lesbian partner, in a precedent-setting decision that emphasized the primacy of biological bonds between parent and child. “A child should not be removed from the primary care of his or her biological parents without compelling reason,” Lord Nicholls said in the decision, the Guardian reported yesterday. The ruling overturned previous high court and appeals court decisions in the case, which had treated parental claims by the lesbian woman as […]
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Catholic Church NOT Opposed to Stem Cell Research: Catholic Bioethicist

By Peter J. Smith DENVER, July 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Earlier this week, Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, the director of Education for the National Catholic Bioethics Center and one of the foremost bioethicists of the Catholic Church, reiterated that the Church is an enthusiastic supporter, not an enemy of stem-cell research. According to the Catholic News Agency, Fr. Pacholczyk conducted his presentation concerning the science and ethics of stem cell research and cloning on Sunday before a large crowd gathered at the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization in Denver. During his presentation, Fr. Pacholczyk debunked what he described […]
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NJ ‘Choose Life’ License Plate Wins Again in Federal Court

TRENTON, July 27, (LifeSiteNews.com) – On July 26, a federal judge refused to dismiss the civil rights lawsuit brought against New Jersey officials by The Children First Foundation for rejecting the organization’s pro-adoption “Choose Life” specialty plate in violation of the group’s freedom of speech, due process and equal protection. “This is a significant legal victory in our three-year battle to get the “Choose Life” license plate approved in New Jersey,” said Dr. Elizabeth Rex, President and Co-Founder of The Children First Foundation. The adoption group worked closely with the Special Plate Unit at the Motor Vehicle Department that initially […]
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A Look Into the Future?: Dutch Party Pushes Pedophilia, Pornography, Bestiality, Soft/Hard Drugs

By Hilary White AMSTERDAM, July 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – There’s nothing wrong with pedophilia or bestiality, a party spokesman from the PNVD—a Dutch acronym that translates into “brotherly love, freedom and diversity,”—told Cybercast News Service (CNS). An in-depth CNS report published July 26 details the disturbing policies of the contentious party—policies which, although repugnant to many, pro-life and pro-family advocates have been predicting for years as the natural follow-through of the ever more extreme tendencies of the adherentsÂto the ideologyÂof the“sexual revolution.” A recent court decision allowed the establishment of the party in Holland, which appears to have no more […]
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