Pro-Life Demonstration Marks First Anniversary of the Legalization of Abortion in Colombia

By Elizabeth O’Brien   BOGOTA, Colombia May 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On May 10th, hundreds of young people gathered in Bogota, Colombia before the national Constitutional Court in order to protest the legalization of abortion. Abortion was legalized on May 10, 2006, when the court decided to allow abortion in cases of rape and in case of any risk to the mother’s health. The ambiguity of the ruling effectively made room for abortion in almost any situation.   Colombia was the first country in Latin America to allow abortion, opening the door for many other Catholic countries to follow its example. (See […]
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New Alberta Museum Defends Creationism, Opposes Evolutionary Theory

By Gudrun Schultz BIG VALLEY, Alberta, May 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s first museum devoted to a creationist view of the Earth’s origins is set to open June 5 in Big Valley, Alberta. The Big Valley Creation Science Museum supports a literal interpretation of the Biblical account of creation and opposes evolutionary theory. The museum offers “a scientific and biblically based alternative to the evolutionary view of Earth history,” according to founder Harry Nibourg, in an interview with the Edmonton Journal. The $300,000 museum is owned by 46-year-old Nibourg, an evangelical Christian who works in the oilfields. Most of the […]
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White House Officially Recognizes Homosexual Unions and Parenting?

HUNTINGTON, Conn., May 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  On May 23, 2007, the White House released an official White House photo of Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney, welcoming their sixth grandchild, Samuel David Cheney, into the Cheney fold.  The child is the offspring of Mary Cheney and an unreported male sperm donor.  However the official White House photo caption indicates the child’s “parents” are Mary Cheney and her homosexual partner, Heather Poe.   Stephen Bennett, a pro-family advocate who left the homosexual lifestyle and now has a ministry to convince others of its dangers, expressed his concern about […]
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Mozambique Looks to Legalize Abortion on Demand

By John Jalsevac   MAPUTO, Mozambique, May 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Policymakers in the south African country of Mozambique are pushing to make the country one of the few African nations to legalize abortion on demand.   The push for the change in law is coming from the Mozambique Health Ministry, which claims that legalizing abortion will cut down on the number of women who die as a consequence of illegal abortions.   According to an IRIN report, health services in Mozambique estimate that in the 1990s 11% of maternal fatalities in the capital of Maputo were a consequence of […]
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Russian Orthodox Church to Protest Abortions with Candle Light Vigil on International Children’s Day

By Gudrun Schultz VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, May 30. 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Five thousand candles will be lit in Vladivostok’s Russian Orthodox Church on Thursday to protest abortion, in observance of the International Children’s Day held on June 1. Russia has one of the highest abortion rates in the world, with 60 percent of pregnancies ending in abortion.  In 2005 the country’s abortion rate outstripped the birthrate for the first time, LifeSiteNews.com reported last year. Abortion is commonly used as a form of birth control, with the highest percentage occurring among women in their late twenties and early thirties, according to the […]
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Scotland Abortion Rate Reaches All Time High – Condoms and Sex Ed Offered as Solutions

By Hilary White   EDINBURGH, May 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scotland is reporting an all-time high in the number of abortions being committed; as a solution the country is offering more ‘sex-education’ in schools and free condoms.    13,081 pregnancies were “terminated” in Scotland in 2006, compared with 12,603 the year before, with the highest rates among those women aged between 16 and 19. The level of abortions among those aged under 16 also reached a record high of 362 in 2006, from 341 the year before and 309 in 2004.   The BBC reports that the greatest increase is in so-called […]
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Parental Notification Bill Fails in Britain’s House of Commons

By Hilary White   LONDON, May 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill that would have recognized the right of parents to be informed when their daughter was getting an abortion has failed by a wide margin in the British House of Commons. Tory MP Angela Watkinson had proposed the bill, arguing that sex education only encourages children to have sexual relations and leaves them vulnerable. MPs voted by 159 to 87 against Watkinson’s bill.   In the name of ‘confidentiality,’ Department of Health rules keep parents in the dark about potentially dangerous abortions and contraceptives being made available to schoolgirls.    In […]
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Irish Politician Accused of Inciting Violence Against Gays for Saying Homosexuality is Wrong

By Elizabeth O’Brien   BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Irish Democrat Ian Paisley Jr. is being investigated for a “breach of his ministerial pledge of office” over statements against homosexuality. Paisley told HotPress magazine, “I am pretty repulsed by gay and lesbianism. I think it is wrong. I think that those people harm themselves and – without caring about it – harm society.” He continued, “That doesn’t mean to say that I hate them. I mean, I hate what they do” according to an Ireland On-line report.   While homosexual activists groups and those among his fellow politicians […]
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Brazil Subsidizes Contraceptive Drugs for Poor While Birth Rate Slows

By Hilary White SAO PAULO, May 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The government of Brazil announced Monday a plan to provide artificial hormonal contraceptives to the public at a discounted cost in drug stores across the country. Brazil’s socialist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, told media that the plan will give poor Brazilians “the same right that the wealthy have to plan the number of children they want.” Government-run pharmacies already distribute chemical contraceptives and condoms for free, but the new program will make the pills available at low cost in 3,500 privately owned businesses. The government hopes to have […]
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Sweden Allows “Saviour Siblings” for Tissue Transplants

By Hilary White STOCKHOLM, May 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Swedish officials have granted permission under a new law for three families to create “saviour sibling” embryos to be used to obtain stem cells for treatment of seriously ill children. The families will have embryos created in vitro, screened for desired genetic traits and implanted. If the children survive to birth, they will be used to produce a transplant of healthy stem cells from the umbilical cord and placenta. Sweden’s new law follows the broad use of genetic testing of embryos, called preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Doctors now commonly offer the […]
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