Letter to the Editor for Friday, February 1, 2008

Re: Canadian Auto Workers Union Funds Gay Lobby Group   Dear Editor, I am a member of the CAW and am dismayed at the latest headline entitled “Canadian Auto Workers Union Funds Gay Lobby Group to Promote Homosexuality in Schools”. I am fed up with my union using my dues without any form of consultation or representation and against my will for social engineering experiments and I wonder what can be done about it. I agree with Mr. Stephen J. Gray from Chilliwack B.C. in his letter to the editor on January 30th, when he says, “Obviously CAW union members dues are too […]
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British Health Service May Pay Women £15,000 to Have Someone Else’s Child

By Hilary White LONDON, February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While the House of Lords continues to debate the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, the National Health Service (NHS) is considering paying women to carry children to term for someone else, including for homosexual partners. The Daily Mail reports that the North East Essex Primary Care Trust has discussed the possibility of paying for couples to have IVF services, including expenses for surrogacy. A report presented to the Trust directors said, “It appears that the majority of applications for surrogacy to be funded on the NHS stem from heterosexual couples, but […]
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LifeSiteNews.com Message for February 1

Dear readers, There are some pretty gruesome stories in today’s news. However, they are good examples of what happens when society accepts the culture of death. If ever anyone doubted that embracing abortion leads to total devaluation of human life, the story on the fetal soup in Chinese restaurants and that of the UK Baroness saying disabled children are better off aborted should cause any honest thinkers to take a new, hard look at such doubt. We continue our reportage on the huge amount of news we garnered from the March for Life in Washington and have noted that many websites […]
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Rhode Island Governor and Wife Attend Pro-Life Rally

By John Connolly PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri and his wife led a pro-life rally in the State House rotunda on Wednesday, reported the Providence Journal. Governor Carcieri joined the group in prayer to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the passing of Roe v. Wade. “The most important thing that we as a nation can protect is life,” said the governor. His wife, Sue, told the crowd that the Carcieris plan to continue speaking out against abortion after they have left office. She went on to say that life is a fundamental […]
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Maternity Benefits Available for Women Who Abort after 20 Weeks

By Hilary White OTTAWA, February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Under Canadian regulations on employment insurance (EI), abortion is considered an “illness” which makes a woman eligible for tax-funded benefits, says the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. Even more strangely, a woman who aborts her child after 20 weeks can claim maternity benefits. The Federation points out that although the Canadian government spends only about $50-million a year directly to pay for abortions, the Canadian taxpayer is also subsidizing abortion in a number of less obvious ways. Under current EI guidelines, abortion within the first 19 weeks of pregnancy is regarded as the […]
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Disabled Children Better Off Aborted: House of Lords Peeress

By Hilary White LONDON, February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Seriously disabled children should be considered non-persons and would be better off having been aborted, according to a Peer speaking in the House of Lords Tuesday. Attempting to couch her assertion in terms of children’s “rights”, Molly Baroness Meacher told the Lords that children born with severe disabilities are “not viable people”. The comments came as the Lords debated an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, put forward by Lady Swinton, Baroness Masham of Ilton, that would have protected unborn disabled children from abortion after the 24 week gestational […]
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Men No Longer Needed?: Scientists Use Female Adult Stem Cells to Create “Female Sperm”

By John Jalsevac U.K., February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “‘Female sperm’, ‘male eggs’ and ‘same-sex reproduction’ – whether these terms fill you with hope or disgust, a reproductive revolution is already in progress,” begins a recent New Scientist report on some of the most bizarre and disturbing scientific research being conducted by stem cell scientists. “In a handful of labs across the world, biologists are trying to make genetically male cells develop into eggs, and female cells into sperm. If successful, their efforts might one day allow lesbian and gay couples to have children that are genetically their own,” the […]
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Dutch Government Prosecutes Woman for Murder Following Late-Term Abortion in Spain

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman NETHERLANDS, February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Dutch judge has ruled that an investigation against a woman who is accused of having murdered her unborn child in Spain may proceed. The woman, whose name has not been released, was arrested in early December of last year by Dutch authorities on charges of murder and infanticide for having received an abortion after the six month limit prescribed by the nation’s abortion code (see previous LifeSiteNews coverage at https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/dec/07121801.html). According to the Associated Press, the woman acknowledges through her attorney that she received an abortion in Spain at […]
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Head of Colombian Bishops’ Conference Denounces Modern Feminism, Abortion

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BOGOTÁ, February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking before a plenary assembly of the Colombian Episcopal Conference on the topic of “the role of women in the Church and society”, the group’s president, Luis Agusto Castro Quiroga, defended the traditional family and denounced forms of feminism that denigrate women’s traditional roles. “The world expects the Christian woman, with the courage that is instilled in her by the Spirit, to have the audacity of the apostle himself to be a missionary disciple of Jesus Christ, to show the firm decision to defend life, the family, marriage, and motherhood,” […]
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