Catholic World News reported that a French appeals court ruled on Friday that a six-month-old unborn child killed in a car crash by a drunk driver cannot be considered a victim and the driver cannot be prosecuted for his death.

A survey on abortion to be published in November in the women’s magazine Marie Claire is on line at:

Focus on the Family Canada reports that the Manitoba Legislature passed on a voice vote legislation expanding the spousal rights of same-sex couples. Not included in the legislation is adoption.

Kofi Annan will be given a second term as United Nations Secretary General.

The New York Times reports that the National Organization for Women (NOW) has elected lawyer Kim Gandy, the group’s current executive vice president, to replace outgoing President Patricia Ireland. Gandy’s first objective is to ensure pro-abortion Supreme Court Justices.