Homosexual Family?

An Australian homosexual ‘couple’ have become parents to two sets of male twins, after bringing for babies home from India after using the surrogacy process. Melbourne family psychologist Sally-Anne McCormack said the biggest issue is having four babies not that the dads are homosexual. For story: http://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/australian-gay-couple-hit-family-jackpot/story-e6frg3pl-1226182201559

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Abbot’s Abortion Stance

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says he will not wind back the clock on abortion law should he become prime minister, and argues his personal evolution has been in a ”reassuring” direction for progressives, reports the Age. He said while others in parliament could have personal views as leader he cannot. For article (No U-Turn on Abortion: Abbott, |Katherine Murphy, Oct 21,2011: http://www.theage.com.au/national/no-uturn-on-abortion-abbott-20111020-1mac5.html

Or: http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=28711

Abbott’s contact details:

Parliament House
RG109
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 4022

Fax: (02) 6277 8562

Or: http://www.tonyabbott.com.au/ContactTony.aspx

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Abortion Funding

The British, Swedish and Dutch governments are funding an Abortion Pill Consortium Targeting Poor Countries. For story in C-Fam by Lisa Correnti: http://www.c-fam.org/fridayfax/volume-14/british,-swedes-and-dutch-fund-abortion-pill-consortium-targeting-poor-countries.html

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ARPA Writing Competition

ARPA Canada is running a letters to the editor contest with $500 in prizes across 5 categories. For more information: http://www.arpacanada.ca/index.php/component/content/article/51-general-arpa/1309-new-letter-to-the-editor-contest

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Filipino Online Prayer

Filipinos who could not make the traditional All-Saints’ Day visits (Nov 1) to cemeteries will be able to offer their prayers for the dead through a website set up by the country’s Catholic bishops. For story: http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=28836

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Pro-Life Day

Across the globe, over 4000 colleges and high schools took part in the Pro-Life Day of Solidarity on October 16, 2011. The day has been held annually since 2004 as a way to help end abortion. The action this year was held in 56 countries, 80 ministries/businesses. 60 schools in Canada took part, 3 in Australia (including Notre Dame University in Fremantle). For more on the day and ways to get involved: http://www.silentday.org/

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Islam in Canada

The Barnabas Fund reports that a British-based group linked to Islamism has launched a campaign to establish a presence in Canada. For story: http://www.barnabasfund.org/Islamist-group-launch-campaign-in-Canada.html

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US Abortion Bill

In October 2011, by a vote of 251-172, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to prohibit funding of abortion and abortion coverage in the 2010 healthcare reform law, reports Focus on the Family. For story: http://www.parsonage.org/articles/ministry/A000002009.cfm#Victory

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Prayer for Persecuted Church

Opendoors is organising the International Days of Prayer for Persecuted Church (IDOP). It runs from 6-13 November. “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.” Ecclesiastes 4:12. For ideas on how to get involved in praying for the persecuted in small groups, individuals, churches, youth groups and to get IDOP resources see: http://www.opendoors.org.au/pray/idop2011

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Opendoors Film Tour

From 13 Nov-28 Nov, Opendoors is holding its annual film tour through WA, visiting 16 places. It will include a film from Iraq and a Middle East update on persecution.

Some dates:

  • Kelmscott, 13 Nov, 2011@7pm, Kelmscott Baptist Church, 29 Third Ave, Kelmscott
  • Bunbury, 16 Nov 2011@7.30pm at the Eaton Baptist Church, 19 Bobin St, Eaton.
  • Albany, 19 Nov 2011@7.30pm, Albany Foresquare Church, 47 Pioneer Rd, Albany.
  • Busselton, 20 Nov 2011 @6.30pm, Busselton Baptist Church, Cnr Queen Elizabeth Ave and Recreation Lane.

For more details and places: http://www.opendoors.org.au/eventsp/meupdateseries

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