May 2003 Journal Summary
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Valuing TRUTH in the matter of Abortion
Abortion has been legal in the USA for 30 years. Neil Ryan reveals how truth was distorted and false claims made in order to justify the legalisation of this practice. Hindsight is showing the negative consequences of this practice that takes the life of millions of babies a year.
Pray for the Nation
Pray for political leaders – the Prime Minister, international leaders, the defence forces, the future government of Iraq.
The battle for our minds
Ian Slater analyses the importance of spiritual warfare and prayer in all we do as Christians.
Barrier to Human Cloning
Report on the latest study showing that the cloning of humans may be impossible.
The Pill and Cervical Cancer
Research published in The Lancet has found that women who use the pill over an extended period have an increased risk of cervical cancer.
News and Action
Internet and suicide, problem gambling (Vic), aboriginal courts in Victoria, morning after pill, and witchcraft in Victoria.
The Ten Commandments I
The first article in an occasional series on the Ten Commandments by Murray Adamthwaite.
Indian State passes anti-conversion law
Elizabeth Kendal reports on the passing of the “Freedom of Religion Bill” by the state of Gujarat in India.
Around the States
South Australia proposes homosexual rights legislation. South Australia has decided to abandon the religious discrimination and vilification legislation.
ACT has passed the first of two stages of homosexual rights legislation.
NSW: Congratulations to Gordon Moyes who has been re-elected to the Legislative Council.
Victoria: The Assembly has passed laws allowing embryo stem cell research by 75 to 10.
Loss of free speech in Canada
Two incidents in Canada highlight the loss of free speech:
- Hugh Owens found guilty for publishing an ad opposing homosexuality.
- Mark Harding found guilty of inciting religious hatred for handing out a pamphlet critical of Islam.
Founder of Minus 18 charged with sex offences
Colin Billing the founder of minus 18 homosexual underage discos has been charged with 6 counts of indecent assault and 5 cases of indecent acts with a child under 16 – with boys attending the discos.
Let’s talk about sex
Peter Stokes analyses the new survey on sex just published by Latrobe University. The article includes statistics on homosexuality and sexual activity.
Abortion botched in Britain;
Statistics on UK use of the morning after pill;
China ‘bans’ sex selection abortions using ultrasound;
Euthanasia proposal in NZ;
Report on Oregon’s ‘Death with Dignity’ Act;
Dutch nurse imprisoned on euthanasia charges.