|ABORTION REFERENDUM PLANNED FOR PORTUGAL BY NEW GOV'T
|Portugal's ruling Socialist Party has proposed another national referendum seeking to legalize abortion in the predominantly Catholic nation. A similar measure failed when introduced in 1998.
In last month's election, the Socialist party ran on a platform that included a promise to conduct a national referendum|
|AUSTRALIAN PRELATE CLARIFIES STAND ON SAME-SEX BENEFITS
|An Australian archbishop who had given his backing to legislation offering legal benefits to same-sex couples clarified his stance, saying that he will support the measure only if it is amended to protect the integrity of marriage.
Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide noted that the legislation now pending in S|
|AUSTRALIAN ARCHBISHOP BACKS SAME-SEX BENEFITS
|An Australian archbishop has given his support to legislation that would offer legal recognition to same-sex unions.
Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide said that the law should protect the institution of marriage, but could also offer protection to same-sex couples. He therefore said that he could support a s|
|CANADA WARNED ON LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION, HUMAN TRAFFICKING
|The Irish Anti-Trafficking Coalition (IATC) warned Monday that legalizing prostitution in Canada would make the country a "magnet for human trafficking."
"The 21st-century slave trade, euphemistically called trafficking in persons, accounts for the transport, sale, and exploitation of some 800,00|