First up is evidence that we're going farther down the road that Jesus predicted in Matthew 24:12, "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." The love of many has in the past waxed so cold as to make possible that sickeningly murderous procedure called "Partial Birth Abortion"
Then a victory was seen when a law was passed and signed by president Bush banning this "procedure". Now we see that the abortion war is far from over. The love of many has waxed cold enough that a fight has ensued to declare the ban unconstitutional. The love of many is cold enough that their reason for trying to lift the ban is because they say that it interferes with a woman's right to choose.
WHAT ABOUT THE HUMAN BABY'S RIGHT TO BE BORN?!?
A woman does have the right to choose. However that right to choose does not include murdering an unborn child. By ANY means. "Partial Birth Abortion" is simply an example of humanity at it's lowest.
Lawyer: Abortion Law's Passage Political
Jun 2, 5:35 PM (ET)
By KEVIN O'HANLON
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A lawyer for abortion providers told a federal judge Wednesday that Congress acted with purely political motives when passing the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act last year.
Priscilla Smith, a lawyer for the Center for Reproductive Rights, said the testimony that Congress heard before passing the law did not reflect the neutral venue that a court offers.
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Remember "You have the right to remain silent"? Well, if a juvenile is suspected of crimes we can expect more and more to be picked up and subjected to interrogations without benefit of being informed of their rights.. and the supreme court is ok with this!
Court: No Special Interrogating for Teens
Jun 1, 9:53 PM (ET)
By GINA HOLLAND
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to require special treatment for young people under questioning by police, ruling narrowly against a 17-year-old interrogated for two hours without being told of his rights.
The case set the stage for the court's consideration this fall of the constitutionality of executing juvenile killers.
The justices voted 5-4 to reinstate a young man's murder conviction and said police have no obligation to treat younger suspects differently from adults under the 1966 Miranda v. Arizona ruling that led to the warning that begins "You have the right to remain silent."
"The unfortunate result of this decision will be police circumventing the reading of Miranda warnings to children, the very class of persons who need to be informed of their rights the most," said Tara Allen, the attorney for Michael Alvarado.
On the World front, things continue to move into place as Pakistan tests a missile cabable of delivering all types of warheads... Including Nuclear.
Pakistan Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile
Fri Jun 4, 2004 12:11 AM ET
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan on Friday successfully test-fired a ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the second such test in less than a week, a military official said.
"We have conducted another test of Ghauri missile," a military official told Reuters.
On Saturday, Pakistan test fired a Ghauri missile capable of carrying all types of warheads and traveling up to 900 miles.
Pakistan says its weapons program is a response to that of India, with which it has fought three wars since both countries won independence from Britain in 1947.
Now home buyers are added to the ever growing list of people being subjected to Patriot Act monitoring.
The 'Patriot' Search
Buying a home? Prepare to pay to have your name checked against a government list of suspected terrorists
By Brian Braiker
Updated: 4:06 p.m. ET June 04, 2004
June 3 - Buying a home can be stressful, expensive and bewildering. "Essentially," humorist Dave Barry wrote in his 1988 book "Homes and Other Black Holes," "what you must do, in the Ritual Closing Ceremony, is go into a small room and write large checks to total strangers. According to tradition, anybody may ask you for a check, for any amount, and you may not refuse." He may have been joking, but the number of checks homebuyers are being asked to write has recently increased by one.
With the passage of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, which required that
financial institutions create anti-money-laundering compliance programs,
anyone purchasing property must be checked against a list of names of known
and suspected terrorists. The list has been around since before the
September 11 attacks, but increasingly the ritual closing ceremony has
involved writing yet another check to the title company that runs the
homebuyer's name against that list.