Daily Archives: October 21, 2004

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Abortion Opponents For Kerry

[ This piece by Mark Roche, dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, follows up an earlier piece on increases in abortions under Bush. Roche, who condemns abortion, writes: … many Catholics seem to think that if they are truly religious, they must cast their ballots for Republicans. This position has … problems…. The overall abortion rate (calculated as the number of abortions per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44) was more or less stable during the Reagan years, but during the Clinton presidency it dropped by 11 percent. There […]

U.S Bombing Continues to Kill Civilians

[ See the IraqBodyCount.net database for data on Iraqi deaths by U.S. airstrikes. Many children have been killed by so-called “precision strikes” targeting the elusive Zarqawi. –BL ] ‘US war planes wipe out family of six’ 20 Oct. 2004 | Agence France-Presse BAGHDAD- US warplanes have struck targets in rebel-held Fallujah. Two “terrorist safe houses” linked to Al-Qaeda operative Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, Iraq’s most wanted man, were destroyed, the US military said, although residents claimed a family of six were wiped out in the air strike. “The house was completely destroyed by a missile dropped from an American plane and we […]