Germany Drops Opposition to EU Embryo Research Funding

By Hilary White   BRUSSELS, July 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An EU concession has prompted Germany and Slovenia to drop objections to a proposal to fund embryonic stem cell research.   The EU has allotted €37bn to an omnibus science budget that included allowing funding for destructive research on living human embryos. Germany has been heading a shrinking coalition of countries opposed to the funding.  The German objections were dropped today after the European Commimssion assured the country that no EU money would be spent on projects in which human embryos would be destroyed. Without Germany’s opposition the funding proposal […]
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Abortion Could Lead to First Degree Murder Charges in South Dakota Lawyer Warns

By Hilary White   PIERRE, July 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A lawyer in South Dakota is warning doctors that they may face charges of first-degree murder if they attempt to abort children in that state.  The Associated Press reports that an attorney for the state medical association, Dave Gerdes, has circulated a memo to doctors saying that should the recently passed ban on abortion be combined with changes to a homicide statute, doctors committing abortions could be prosecuted for murder. “It is at least possible that a prosecutor or a court will decide that a physician performing a procedure qualifying […]
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Senate Considers Bill Criminalizing Transportation of Minor Girls Across State Borders For Abortion

By Hilary White WASHINGTON, July 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Senate will vote on July 25 on a bill that seeks to make it a federal offence to take an underage girl over state lines to procure an abortion without parental consent. The House of Representativs passed a version of the bill in April of 2005 in a 270-157 vote. Nevada Senator John Ensign is sponsoring the Senate version of the bill, which has a broad base of support from Senate Republicans. “Most Americans, even those who consider themselves pro-choice, believe there should be at least some restrictions on […]
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“Authorized” Abortions Underway After Colombia Court De-penalized Abortion

By Gudrun Schultz   BOGOTÁ, Colombia, July 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Colombian Constitutional Court’s decision to “de-penalize” abortions has opened the door to “authorized” abortions, which are reportedly already taking place in the country despite the lack of any official sanction, pro-life activist Dan Zeidler told LifeSiteNews.com.   Zeidler, the U.S. representative of the Caracas-based Latin American Alliance for the Family, told LifeSiteNews.com the Court’s decision has left the country with no clear legal standing on the issue. Despite voting to de-penalize abortion in certain circumstances, including for the life and health of the mother, in cases of rape […]
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Polish Parliament Adopts Resolution against Human Embryonic Research

By Gudrun Schultz WARSAW, Poland, July 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Polish parliament has issued a resolution against research using human embryos, in response to the European Union’s recent vote to provide funding for embryonic stem cell research.   Sejm, the lower chamber of the Polish parliament, issued the resolution, which passed with a strong majority of 341 votes in favour and only 47 against. 20 votes were withheld.   The resolution stated: “Sejm of the Republic of Poland points out that those reprehensible practices (human embryo experimentation) are inconsistent with Polish law. [The destruction] of human embryos purposefully to […]
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Jerusalem WorldPride Parade Cancelled Due to Israeli-Lebanese Violence

By Gudrun Schultz JERUSALEM,  Israel, July 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexual activists will not march through the streets of Jerusalem this year, after officials announced the cancellation of the WorldPride 2006 parade yesterday.   Jerusalem police told organizers they would not have the forces available to ensure the security of the gay pride march, the central event of the weeklong festival scheduled for August 6 to 12.   Although escalating violence between Israel and Lebanon was officially cited as the reason behind the cancellation, officials admitted the volatile situation gave them an excuse to ban the controversial event,  reported the […]
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Clarification

Re: the story “Catholic Women’s League Speaker, Former Catholic Muslim, Mocks Trinity” published July 18.  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/jul/06071809.html   CWL leadership, which did not return calls by press time on the day of the story, has noted that the speaker’s remarks should be placed in context.  The context, according to CWL leadership, is that the speaker was invited to speak on an unrelated topic and then asked why she had left Catholicism.  Her remarks on the Trinity were made in that context, according to CWL.
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Maverick medic reveals details of baby cloning experiment https://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/research/story/0,,1824810,00.html Washington Pharmacy Board Backs Off Conscience Rights for Pharmacists after Complaintshttps://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/278411_planb21.html Homosexual activists accused of discrimination in resort village https://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060720/us_nm/rights_gays_dc CDC Report Suggests Sexual Activity Among Teens is on the Decline https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0041344.cfm
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British Gay Police Association Investigated by Scotland Yard for Anti-Christian Ad

By Hilary White  LONDON, July 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scotland Yard is investigating Britain’s Gay Police Association (GPA) after receiving a complaint that a newspaper advertisement by the Association incites homosexuals to hate Christians.   A war of words against traditional Christianity in Britain has moved into the police force, the BBC reports. The advertisement was taken out by the GPA during London’s Europride event two weeks ago. It accused Christianity of being the source of most cases of violence against homosexuals.   The ad featured a photo of a bible next to a pool of blood; the caption read, “In the […]
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Majority of Adults Feel It Is Not Morally Acceptable to View Pornographic Websites and Videos: Surve

NEW YORK, July 20, 2006, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Almost three in four (73%) U.S. adults think that viewing pornographic websites and videos is morally unacceptable, according to a survey commissioned by Morality in Media and conducted by Harris Interactive. This compares with 21% who feel that viewing pornographic websites and videos is morally acceptable.  To the question “Do you consider it to be morally acceptable to view pornographic websites and videos?”,  21% said “yes,” 73% “no,” 4% were “not sure” and 2% refused to answer the question.  While the results indicate that majorities of all major demographic segments view this practice […]
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