RCMP Opens Investigation into Nova Scotia Woman’s Assisted Suicide

By Hilary White HALIFAX, June 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At the request of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, RCMP in Halifax are investigating the death of a Nova Scotia woman at the infamous euthanasia ‘clinic’ in Switzerland, called “Dignitas.” Depending on the outcome of the investigation, charges of aiding or counselling to commit suicide may be laid against the woman’s husband, Eric MacDonald, who was with her when she died of an overdose of barbiturates in the Zurich facility. Elizabeth Jeanette MacDonald of Windsor, 38, who died June 8, suffered from severe multiple sclerosis and was confined to a wheelchair. MacDonald […]
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Ohio Teachers May Refuse Dues Because of Union Abortion Support: Ohio Court

By Hilary White June 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Once Carol Katter, an Ohio teacher, had rejected the suggestion by a union official that she “change religions” in order to be able to claim the right to conscientious objection about the destination of her union dues, she took her case to court. Katter objected to the fact that teachers in Ohio must pay union dues to the Ohio Education Association (OEA), a portion of which dues goes to support abortion. Yesterday, however, an Ohio federal district court ruled as unconstitutional a rule restricting to particular denominations the right to religious-based objection to […]
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Supreme Court Rules Against “Bong Hits 4 Jesus”

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court yesterday ruled against former high school student Joseph Frederick, who was suspended by his school principal for unfurling a large banner in public that said “Bong Hits 4 Jesus.” Frederick and a number of friends unfurled the cryptic banner as the Winter Olympic torch relay passed by his school in 2002 in Juneau, Alaska. Frederick has said that he intended to convey no definite message with the banner, but simply wanted to grab the attention of the media so as to get on television, and that the words […]
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Supreme Court Sides with Wisconsin Right to Life, Overturns Key Campaign Finance Restrictions

By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court loosened the muzzle placed over pro-life groups and other grassroots lobbyists by McCain-Feingold campaign finance laws yesterday, saying such groups had a constitutional right to name federal candidates up for election in broadcast ads.   In a 5-4 ruling, the Court overturned a key portion of the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform laws that forced a broadcasting blackout on American citizens 30 days before a primary and 60 days before the federal elections by preventing them from naming candidates in ads.   Wisconsin Right to […]
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Hybrid Embryos Must be Given Right to Life Say UK Catholic Bishops

By Hilary White LONDON, June 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In April, the British government tabled draft legislation that proposes to allow experiments to create human/animal hybrids. Now the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have responded by saying that any embryos created by combining human and animal DNA are human beings with full human rights, including the right to natural birth. The bishops have made a submission to the parliamentary committee examining the proposed legislation and have said that the genetic mothers of these “chimeras” should be able to raise them. There are many ways of creating embryos derived from […]
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Waterloo Catholic School Board Found Supporting Pro-homosexual Groups and Literature

By Elizabeth O’Brien WATERLOO, June 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Since a complaint was first made in March, an investigation and two anonymous complaints have revealed that the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) is allowing a surprising amount of pro-homosexual material within Catholic schools. Jack Fonseca, Communications Director for Defend Traditional Marriage & Family (DTMF), wrote to the WCDSB Director of Education, Roger Lawler, and voiced the complaints of two concerned School Board staff who had contacted him. The first complaint regarded a Waterloo School Board memo that described a workshop for Principals and Vice Principals that would take place […]
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South African Nurse Continues Fight for Right to Opt Out of Abortions

By Hilary White PRETORIA, June 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A South African nurse, who in 2004 had been banned from the operating room because of her opposition to abortion, has had her case referred to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). The CCMA is an independent juristic body established after apartheid to settle disputes using consensus and arbitration. Sister Wilhelmien Charles filed suit three years ago when the hospital she worked in as a senior nurse barred her from working when she objected to abortion on religious grounds. Her case was heard this week by the Labour Appeals […]
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* Note: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information.   Pope takes Blair to task over Iraq, abortion and stem cells  https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/the_blair_years/article1979342.ece   More than 200 votes were not enough to keep tax dollars from foreign abortion providers  https://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000004896.cfm   Pro-Life Activists Gear Up for Fall Campaign  https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200706/CUL20070625b.html   Nuns to pray for Pope’s letter on China and full religious freedom  https://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=9650&size=A   Connecticut Governor Vetoes Medical Marijuana Bill  https://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000004888.cfm   High court upholds grassroots lobbying ads; pro-life group ecstatic  […]
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