Blind Chinese Anti-Forced Abortion Activist Sentenced to Over Four Years in Prison

By John-Henry Westen BEIJING, August 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The farcical trial of 35-year-old Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese human rights activist who has made known China’s brutal forced abortion practices has ended with Chen being sentenced to four years and three months in prison.ÂÂ The circumstances around the trial and the brutality exhibited by officials, or those hired by them, have demonstrated once again the tyrannical methods of the Chinese government. Chen’s supporters say his conviction on the charges of “wilful destruction of public property” and “gathering a crowd to disrupt traffic” was groundless and one of his lawyers has […]
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Back to School: Organization Gives Reasons to Consider Homeschooling

WHITE PINE, TENN., August 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Considering Homeschooling (www.consideringhomeschooling.com ) a U.S. national homeschool outreach that recruits Christian parents to homeschool, is asking Christian parents to consider the benefits of home education as the back to school frenzy begins. “Homeschoolers overall do better academically, socially, and most important, spiritually,” said Charles B. Lowers, Executive Director of Considering Homeschooling. He urges, “This September, why not take that leap of faith and teach your children yourself at home?”   Lowers states that the majority of Christian parents still send their children to public school, not realizingÂthe catastrophic spiritual and social […]
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FDA Approves Plan B Abortifacient for Over-the-Counter

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., August 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today its approval of Plan B, the abortifacient “morning-after pill” as a non-prescription drug to anyone over 18. The move has caused an outcry from pro-life groups who say that the high hormones doses of progestin in Plan-B also cause the abortion of a conceived human embryo and leave women vulnerable to health risks. Under the FDA’s rules, Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. will be allowed to distribute Plan-B on a dual prescription program that requires women over 18 to show proof of […]
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South Africa Cabinet Approves Same-Sex “Marriage” Bill

PRETORIA, South Africa, August 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – South Africa’s cabinet has approved a bill that would make South Africa the first nation on the African continent to legalize same-sex “marriage”. The bill would amend the 1961 Marriage Act that currently defines marriage as “the union of one man with one woman, to the exclusion of others”. “Basically (the bill) will legalize same sex marriage in compliance with the constitutional court ruling,” said Government spokesman Themba Maseko according to Reuters. At a press conference Thursday, Maseko explained that the government’s bill would amend the Marriage Act, which Maseko said the […]
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Jerusalem Homosexuals Push for World Pride Again

By Hilary White JERUSALEM, August 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Jerusalem’s Open House for Pride and Tolerance announced this Sunday it would hold a gay pride parade in Jerusalem. The local homosexual magazine, Gogay, reported that though some members of the organization expressed concerns over possible dangers, the executive decided to go ahead in a 5 to 1 vote. The saga of the Jerusalem Gay Pride event has been playing since the summer of 2005 with religious leaders from all three major faiths of Israel demanding that the ancient city they all hold as holy not be used as a platform […]
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No Decision Yet on Forcing New Brunswick to Pay for Private Clinic Abortion Says Health Minister

By Hilary White CHARLOTTETOWN, August 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s health minister, Tony Clement, told reporters at the Canadian Medical Association’s annual general meeting in Charlottetown, P.E.I. that any decisions to be made on federal funding of the private abortion facilities would be postponed.  Under the Liberal government, health minister Ujjal Dosanjh had threatened to force New Brunswick to pay for abortions committed at private facilities such as the one operated by Dr. Henry Morgentaler in Fredericton. This despite the fact that under the Canada Health Act, the decision of which health services to fund is a provincial matter and […]
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Kenyan Catholics Support Condoms More Than Other Faith Groups

By Peter J. Smith NAIROBI, Kenya, August 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A majority of Catholics in Kenya now support the use of condoms in this East African country where 1/3 of the population is reportedly Catholic, and 1/5 of citizens are suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to the Nation. A report released by the Steadman Group indicates that Catholics more than any other faith group support the use of condoms for contraception and preventing sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV/AIDS. According to the Steadman report, more than three quarters of Kenyans support condom use for family planning and prevention against sexually transmitted […]
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