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  • President Bush Will Leave Strong Pro-Life Legacy on Abortion, Bioethics

    01/16/2009 10:46:11 AM PST · by SErtelt · 7 replies · 433+ views ^ | January 16, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Americans may have their dispute with President Bush on other political issues and those disputes may have led them to support pro-abortion Barack Obama for president. But top pro-life leaders say Bush will leave behind a very strong and lasting legacy as a champion of the pro-life cause. During his administration, President Bush saw abortions decline to historic lows and he made history himself by signing the first measure to ever ban a form of abortion.
  • Bush: 'Sanctity of Human Life Day' (Thank you, President Bush!)

    01/15/2009 9:18:11 PM PST · by STARWISE · 23 replies · 1,128+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-14-09 | Andy Barr
    In one of his final actions in the White House, President Bush on Thursday declared Jan. 18 to be “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.” “All human life is a gift from our creator that is sacred, unique and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world,” reads the presidential proclamation. “The most basic duty of government is to protect the life of the innocent. My administration has been committed to building a culture of life...
  • The "most widely read pro-life news service in the world" Urgently Needs Your Support

    12/10/2008 9:40:09 AM PST · by MountainLoop · 7 replies · 445+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | December 10, 2008 | Steve Jalsevac
    The results of our campaign so far have been disappointing, but first, let me quote John Smeaton, a board member of International Right to Life and director of Britain's Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. At the recent International Pro-Life Conference in Toronto the very first thing John felt compelled to state was, "A lot of us wouldn't be able to work so effectively if not for the extraordinarily good work of LifeSiteNews, which is the most widely read pro-life news service in the world." Editor John-Henry and I frequently hear similar comments from leaders and activists wherever we...
  • Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg opposes euthanasia and loses power

    12/04/2008 3:26:01 PM PST · by Ozob · 10 replies · 598+ views
    Times Online ^ | Dec 4,2008 | David Charter
    Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg is to be stripped of his executive power to veto laws passed by parliament after threatening to block a Bill to allow euthanasia in the tiny state. The hereditary sovereign, 53, who is the last Grand Duke in the world, caused a constitutional crisis when he gave notice that he objected to Luxembourg following its neighbours Belgium and the Netherlands in permitting euthanasia before a second-reading vote in the Chamber of Deputies next week. Jean-Claude Juncker, the Prime Minister, also opposed the Bill but decided that the Grand Duke had overstepped the mark in threatening...
  • Another 'champion of abortion' becomes defender of life: the story of Sotjan Adasevic

    11/14/2008 7:10:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies · 775+ views ^ | Madrid, Nov 12, 2008
    In describing his conversion, Adasevic “dreamed about a beautiful field full of children and young people who were playing and laughing, from 4 to 24 years of age, but who ran away from him in fear. A man dressed in a black and white habit stared at him in silence. The dream was repeated each night and he would wake up in a cold sweat. One night he asked the man in black and white who he was. ‘My name is Thomas Aquinas,’ the man in his dream responded. Adasevic, educated in communist schools, had never heard of the Dominican...
  • Niece of Martin Luther King Jr.: "The Dream" Is Not Yet Fulfilled

    11/11/2008 5:54:57 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 27 replies · 625+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 11, 2008
    ATLANTA, GA, November 11, 2008 ( - Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said today that, while the election of an African-American president is a milestone for America, because abortion continues Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equal rights for all has not yet been fulfilled. "The election of an African American president sends a powerful and historic message that what was previously unthinkable can become reality," said Dr. King. "The battle for equal rights has reached a major milestone, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of full...
  • Palin, for Posterity--What’s Behind the Vicious Attacks?

    10/31/2008 1:34:30 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 495+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10/28/08 | By Paul Kengor
    Much like has happened with George W. Bush, it will be impossible for future historians to fully convey the level of white-hot hatred toward this woman. And that’s without her having enacted a single policy on the national level. She’s completely innocent of having even had the opportunity to do anything to hurt her detractors.
  • Welsh archbishop slams government’s removal of consent requirements for human-animal hybrids

    10/29/2008 3:22:46 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 242+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 29, 2008
    People have not been given a chance to say what they think of scientists using their cells, their DNA, without being asked, to make human animal hybrids. When people find out that scientists are taking cells without asking to make admixed embryos they will rightly react. Who can trust scientists, if they can do this with your cells without asking you?’
  • Scottish cardinal denounces embryo bill, compares legislation to Nazi policies

    10/29/2008 10:49:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 254+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 29, 2008
    Cardinal Keith O'Brien of Edinburgh, Scotland, has continued his energetic campaign against passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) bill, with an open letter to Prime Minister Gordon Brown in which the cardinal compares the provisions of the HFE legislation to Nazi genetic policies.
  • Bishop rebukes Michigan's Governor Granholm on embryo-research advocacy

    10/28/2008 10:19:18 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 371+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 28, 2008
    Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing, Michigan has denounced Governor Jennifer Granholm for her 'shocking' suggestion that a ballot measure allowing embryonic stem-cell research is a 'pro-life' initiative because it could lead to the discovery of medical cures. "To be in favor of Proposal 2 is not to be pro-life," the bishop said. "A well formed Catholic conscience would never lead a person to support Proposal 2 as a Catholic."
  • Over 80 Bishops Say Abortion/Life Issues Defining Issues of Election

    10/27/2008 10:29:15 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 34 replies · 549+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | October 27, 2008 | Tim Waggoner
    WASHINGTON, October 27, 2008 ( – A comprehensive list compiled by reveals that more than 80 U.S. bishops have proclaimed abortion and the life issues to be the defining issues in the upcoming election, including 22 bishops who signed on to a joint statement by the New York bishops, and another 10 bishops who signed on to a Pennsylvania joint statement. Just three days ago, reported that popular Catholic writer and blogger Rocco Palmo had calculated that approximately 50 bishops have proclaimed abortion and the life issues to be the defining issues in the election; but according to...
  • US bishops opposing human-body disposal process(Culture of Death Alert)

    10/27/2008 10:40:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies · 783+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 27, 2008
    Bishop William Lori, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, has warned that a process for the disposing of human remains, originally developed for the disposal of animal carcasses, is incompatible with Catholic teaching on the dignity of the body. ‘Dissolving bodies in a vat of chemicals and pouring the resultant liquid down the drain is not a respectful way to dispose of human remains,’ he wrote. The New York State Catholic Conference has opposed a bill that would permit the practice in the state.
  • Biden’s New Bishop Blasts Candidate on Abortion

    10/27/2008 8:42:26 AM PDT · by MountainLoop · 15 replies · 585+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 27, 2008
    Bishop W. Francis Malooly, who was installed as Bishop of Wilmington last month, has criticized vice-presidential candidate Senator Joseph Biden over recent remarks the candidate has made about abortion. In a letter to the editor published in yesterday’s Wilmington News Journal, Bishop Malooly noted, ‘Sen. Joe Biden presents a seriously erroneous picture of Catholic teaching on abortion. He said, ‘I know that my church has wrestled with this for 2,000 years,’ and claimed repeatedly that the Church has a nuanced view of the subject that leaves a great deal of room for uncertainty and debate. This is simply incorrect. The...
  • Shock: Oxford Neonatologist Says Time Has Come to Consider “Mandatory Organ Donation”

    10/24/2008 8:49:43 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 51 replies · 1,114+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | October 24, 2008 | Kathleen Gilbert
    OXFORD, UK, October 24, 2008 ( - According to Dr. Julian Savulescu, the Uehiro Chair of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, and neonatologist and Oxford graduate student Dominic Wilkinson, bold steps may have to be taken to increase the supply of organs for transplant. This, they say in a co-authored article published today, could be accomplished by removing one simple impediment - the requirement of donor "death." In a separate article, published last week, Wilkinson suggested an even more radical plan – mandatory organ donation. "We could abandon the dead donor rule," wrote the pair in today’s article,...
  • Cardinal Rigali issues Pastoral letter stating abortion is the "Transcending Issue of Our Day"

    10/24/2008 1:42:39 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 21 replies · 971+ views
    The Catholic Standard and Times ^ | October 23, 2008 | Cardinal Rigali
    The transcending issue of our day is the intentional destruction of innocent human life, as in abortion. We wish with all our hearts that no candidate and no party were advocating this heinous act against the human person. However, since it is a transcending issue, and even supported in its most extreme and horrific forms, we must proclaim time and time again that no intrinsic evil can ever be supported in any way, most especially when it concerns the gravest of all intrinsic evils: the taking of an innocent life... At this moment in our country’s history, defense of innocent...
  • (Christians & Voting): How to 'Render' without Surrender

    09/30/2008 8:04:10 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 5 replies · 300+ views ^ | 9/30/08 | John Zmirak
    How to 'Render' without Surrender by John Zmirak 9/30/08 I know that I promised last week to continue my analysis of "Seven Key Aspects of Life Where Jesus Spoils Our Fun." And I will get back to it -- in fact, I'll do so relentlessly, seven times, until I've essentially written the core of my upcoming book on InsideCatholic's dime. I look forward to Anger Week more than Lust Week, and I even promise to type up something for Sloth Week that will be "good enough for government work." Mediocrity makes me feel right at home -- raised as I...
  • "Not Even the Economy Trumps Culture of Life Issues in This Election": Fr. Richard Neuhaus

    09/17/2008 3:47:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 212+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/17/08 | Jenna Murphy
    September 17, 2008 ( - In a Radio Vatican interview yesterday, Father Richard John Neuhaus, editor-in-chief of First Things, a US based faith and culture magazine, stated that despite the rickety economy, Americans consider the "culture of life issues" to "cut the deepest" when it comes to voting considerations. A former Lutheran minister turned Catholic priest, Father Neuhaus, 72, has been referenced congenially by President George Bush, who explained that Father Richard "helps me to articulate these [religious] things".Father Neuhaus stated that life issues are considered to be of "paramount importance" not only by Catholic voters, but also by...
  • Speaker Pelosi Summoned by Archbishop

    09/06/2008 5:50:05 AM PDT · by tcg · 41 replies · 580+ views
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is being invited by her hometown archbishop to discuss her erroneous views on the Catholic Church's teaching on abortion. In a statement released today, Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco joined the list of bishops who have responded to Pelosi's misrepresentation of Church teaching, which she expressed during an interview Aug. 24 on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press." Catholic San Francisco, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, published Archbishop Niederauer's text.Pelosi, when asked to comment on when life begins, said that as a Catholic, she had studied the issue for "a long...
  • Palin's Child Diagnosed with Down Syndrome (April 22, 2008)

    08/29/2008 8:29:23 AM PDT · by unspun · 74 replies · 1,029+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 4-22-2008 | Lisa Demer
    "When we first heard, it was kind of confusing," Palin, 44, said. She called the revelation "very, very challenging" and said she initially felt sad. But the family has worked through that. Palin said she and Todd feel blessed and chosen by God. With a big family including four older kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles, Palin said, they will have lots of support for what's ahead. In their eyes, she said, "he's absolutely perfect." --- In a letter she e-mailed to relatives and close friends Friday after giving birth, Palin wrote, "Many people will express sympathy, but you don't want...
  • Pelosi Spokeswoman About-face: Catholic Church Clear on Life Teaching, But Catholics Need Not Listen

    08/27/2008 4:02:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 78 replies · 355+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/27/08 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2008 ( - A spokeswoman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended the speaker's position as a "pro-abortion Catholic", not because the Church is unclear on when life begins, as earlier stated, but because Catholics routinely contravene "clear Catholic teaching" against abortion.In a statement praising Pelosi's appreciation for "the sanctity of the family," Brenda Daly, speaking for Pelosi, said, "While Catholic teaching is clear that life begins at conception, many Catholics do not ascribe to that view."In the controversial interview on NBC's Meet The Press that spawned Daly's statement, Pelosi had said,  "The Doctors of the Church...
  • GOP takes a hard line on abortion for its platform

    08/26/2008 12:38:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 159+ views
    AP/Google ^ | 8/26/08 | Martiga Lohn
    AP story, link only
  • "Why I Love the Baby of the Man Who Raped Me"

    08/12/2008 4:18:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 182+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/12/08 | Hilary White
    August 12, 2008 ( - When sixteen year-old Elizabeth Cameron found she was pregnant after being brutally gang raped, "practically everyone" in her life said she had every moral and legal right to kill her daughter by abortion. But Elizabeth defied the world's wisdom and says, now that her daughter Phoebe is a toddler, that she could not imagine life without her. "Every time I look at Phoebe, I know I made the right decision. I never wanted to end my baby's life just because of how she came to be," she told the Daily Mail this weekend. In...
  • [open] Pig and Man: Intellectual Equals?

    08/07/2008 5:29:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies · 54+ views
    Faith and Reason Institute ^ | 8/6/2008 | George Marlin
    In a July 31 New York Times column, Nicholas Kristof celebrated the rapidly growing animal-rights movement. Kristof reported that Spain has legalized ape rights; Austrians are pushing legislation that would define the chimpanzee as a person; the Harvard Law School offers an animal-rights course; and an animal-rights referendum will appear on the California ballot in November. Convinced that “our descendants will look back on our factory farms with uncomprehending revulsion,” Kristoff writes of his experience growing up on a farm in Oregon, “Our cattle, sheep, chickens and goats had individual personalities but not such interesting ones that it bothered me...
  • 2005 Polish Volleyball Champion Sacrificed Her Life for Unborn Child

    06/14/2008 10:02:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 190+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/13/08 | CWNews
    TANROW, June 13, 2008 ( - A Polish volleyball star who was buried on June 9 is being compared by local Catholics to Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla because of her heroic sacrifice for her unborn child. Agata Mroz, who was originally known for her athletic prowess, was buried in her hometown of Tarnow. Mroz was pregnant with her first child when doctors discovered she had a fatal case of leukemia. After consulting with her husband, Mroz delayed a bone-marrow transplant until after she gave birth to her daughter Liliana on April 4, 2008. Polish fans dubbed the national team...
  • Pawlenty vetoes bill governing newborn genetic testing (MN)

    05/20/2008 7:33:34 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 87+ views ^ | 5/20/08 |
    A bill that would have altered procedures around newborn genetic testing and blood-sample storage in Minnesota ran into a veto Tuesday. Gov. Tim Pawlenty said while he supports the testing done at birth for medical disorders, he wasn't convinced the bill gave parents enough power to keep a child's samples from being used in long-term research. An estimated 73,000 newborns are tested each year, and approximately 140 are found to have a confirmed medical disorder. Early diagnosis can help bring about earlier intervention. Rep. Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, said the veto undermines the program and defies a promise he said he...
  • Alaska governor sees 'perfection' in son with Down syndrome

    05/03/2008 3:43:18 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 246 replies · 380+ views ^ | May 3, 2008 | STEVE QUINN, AP
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The results of Gov. Sarah Palin's prenatal testing were in, and the doctor's tone was ominous: "You need to come to the office so we can talk about it." Palin, known for a resolve that quickly launched her from suburban hockey mom to a player on the national political stage, said, "No, go ahead and tell me over the phone." The physician replied, "Down syndrome," stunning the Republican governor, who had just completed what many political analysts called a startling first year in office. She had arrived at the Capitol on an ethics reform platform after...
  • Alaska's governor welcomes Down syndrome son

    04/29/2008 9:30:32 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 14 replies · 346+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Apr 29, 2008
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband Todd, having put their pro-life beliefs into personal practice, introduced their fifth child to reporters and photographers April 21. Their son, born April 18, has Down syndrome. "When we first heard, it was kind of confusing," Palin, 44, said of the testing early in her pregnancy that showed her baby had Down syndrome. The news was "very, very challenging," she said, according to the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News. However, the governor said, she and her husband came to believe that God has blessed them. Palen said her son, Trig Paxson Van Palin, is...
  • Senator Barbara Boxer Doesn't Want To Be Punished With A Baby, Either.(Pope's visit & Congress)

    04/17/2008 2:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 558+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 17, 2008 | Duane R. Patterson
    Living in California as we do, it's depressing that the closest thing to representation we conservatives have in the United States Senate is Jon Kyl from Arizona. What we are left to endure usually comes from our junior Senator, both in seniority and in intellect, Barbara Boxer. Among the myriad of causes and issues of which she claims to be a champion, she is an abortion absolutist above all else. Boxer put that on display once again today, when she temporarily blocked the passage of a Senate resolution honoring the visit of Pope Benedict XVI. The resolution, offered by Kansas...
  • Pope resolution passes after "life" language removed

    04/17/2008 1:39:19 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 53 replies · 81+ views
    Politico ^ | April 17, 2008 | Martin Kady
    While Pope Benedict XVI's historic visit to Washington received wall to wall coverage, Sen. Barbara Boxer briefly held up a Senate resolution welcoming the pontiff because she objected to language about how the pope values "each and every human life." The measure later cleared the Senate Thursday afternoon after the sponsor of the resolution, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), dropped the reference to "human life" because some Democrats saw it as a reference to abortion. According to Republican aides, Brownback, a devout Catholic, did not want a high profile fight over the resolution, which was adopted on a voice vote. In...
  • When the Pope Meets The President (their remarkable unity on the sanctity and dignity of human life)

    04/10/2008 9:30:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 85+ views
    NCR ^ | April 13-19, 2008 | PAUL KENGOR
    On April 16, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI will mark his 81st birthday with, among other things, a visit to the White House — only the second such visit by a pope in American history. There, he will sit down with President George W. Bush, who will have welcomed him the day before at Andrews Air Force Base. The New York Times and National Public Radio can be expected to run analyses focusing on how this president and this Pope disagree on the war in Iraq, just as they did in every story they ran on President Bush and the late...
  • The Unrelenting Culture of Life

    03/21/2008 7:03:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 337+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 3/12/08 | S. Michael Craven
    There is much talk today about the “culture of death” and certainly there are powerful forces emanating from competing worldviews that predictably foster such conditions. These worldviews have driven us as a culture to legitimize abortion, consider euthanasia, and proceed to cross a whole host of bio-ethical issues as technology advances. However, these worldviews, in which the value of life and human dignity are diminished, inevitably encounter a most formidable obstacle: natural revelation. The doctrine of natural revelation was probably best articulated by the 13th century theologian and philosopher, Thomas Aquinas in his monumental work, Summa Theologica. Aquinas argued that...
  • Mother with cancer died to protect baby

    01/26/2008 7:49:11 AM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies · 50+ views
    UPI ^ | Jan. 26, 2008 | UPI
    LONDON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Hospital officials say a British woman who refused cancer treatment to protect her unborn son has died just weeks after giving birth. Lorraine Allard, 33, was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer when she was four months pregnant, the Telegraph reported Saturday. Allard rejected the idea of an abortion and delayed her cancer treatment, giving birth to son Liam 15 weeks prematurely, the Telegraph reported. "She knew all too well she didn't have long to live. So she put little Liam's life before her own," said her husband, Martyn, an oil field technician from St. Olaves,...
  • Mother Refused Cancer Treatment So Baby Could live

    01/25/2008 5:07:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 509+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/25/08 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    NORFOLK, UK, January 25, 2008 ( - Lorraine Allard of St. Olaves, near Great Yarmouth, was told she had advanced liver cancer when she was four months pregnant with her first son. The thirty-three year old mother of three girls was advised to abort her son, who was 23 weeks old, and begin chemotherapy right away. Rather than follow the doctor's advice, however, the courageous woman insisted on waiting long enough to give her unborn son a chance to survive, telling her husband, Martyn: "If I am going to die, my baby is going to live." Mrs. Allard was...
  • Bella, the Movie (Personal Reviews, Responses, Endorsement and Testimonial Thread)

    10/27/2007 5:08:22 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 33 replies · 52+ views
    October 27, 2007 | Mrs. Don-o
    Saw it. Loved it. Would love to hear what you think. Ideas about promoting the movie also welcome.
  • From fighter pilot to courageous mother: the story of Caroline Aigle (Heroic Sacrifice for Life)

    09/26/2007 1:53:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 171+ views
    CNA ^ | September 26, 2007
    Paris, Sep 26, 2007 / 01:17 pm (CNA).- Caroline Aigle would have turned 33 on September 12. The first female fighter pilot of the French military and future astronaut died of cancer on August 21.  The country is still mourning her death and continues to be moved by her sacrifice: she was five months pregnant when she learned she had cancer and she chose to postpone her treatment so her baby could be born. In mid-July Caroline received the devastating news. Rather than despairing, she faced the adversity and ignored doctors who advised her to have an abortion.  Together with...
  • 40 Days for Life Campaign begins(abortion mill prayer vigils)

    09/26/2007 10:23:11 AM PDT · by victim soul · 17 replies · 118+ views ^ | September 25, 2007
    Abortion Centers in 80 Cities in 33 States to be Prayerfully Picketed for 40 Days Starting Tomorrow WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2007 ( - "Today, people of faith and conscience from more than 80 cities in 33 states are kicking off the largest simultaneous pro-life mobilization in American history - the groundbreaking 40 Days for Life campaign," said David Bereit, national campaign director for 40 Days for Life. 40 Days for Life is an intensive pro-life campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is...
  • October 5-13 - 15th Annual International Week of Prayer & Fasting for the Culture of Life

    09/22/2007 12:08:10 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 71+ views ^ | September 17, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    October 5-13 - 15th Annual International Week of Prayer & Fasting for the Culture of Life By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2007 ( - A Catholic organization is launching its 15th annual International Week of Prayer and Fasting for the culture of life.  The International Week of Prayer & Fasting Coalition has as its goals the conversion of nations, an end to abortion and to build a culture of life.  The Coalition is asking for people to participate as individuals, families and parishes by organizing and offering the following: fasting, daily Masses and prayer to include: Holy Hours,...
  • Bishops Denounce Influence of International Abortion Lobby in Nicaragua

    09/15/2007 4:32:55 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 111+ views ^ | September 11, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Bishops Denounce Influence of International Abortion Lobby in Nicaragua Warn that they will take to the streets to Prevent Legalization of Abortion By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman NICARAGUA, September 11, 2007 ( -The Catholic bishop's conference of Nicaragua denounced attempts by foreign organizations to promote "therapeutic abortion" in the country on Sunday, and warned that they would take to the streets to protest if it was necessary to prevent the practice from being legalized, something that they have done in the past. "We know that there are international entities who are interested in legalizing therapeutic abortion in Nicaragua," said Abelardo Mata,...
  • Doctor dies to save her unborn daughter

    09/14/2007 7:58:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies · 2,005+ views ^ | September 14, 2007
    A MELBOURNE GP refused high-level chemotherapy, ultimately sacrificing her life to save her unborn daughter.Family and friends farewelled Dr Ellice Hammond, 37, at a funeral service yesterday, the same day anti-solarium campaigner Clare Oliver succumbed to melanoma.Dr Hammond lost her battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma on Sunday, three weeks after daughter Mia Ellice was born nine weeks prematurely at the Monash Medical Centre, where she remains in neonatal intensive care, The Herald Sun said today.Dr Hammond was diagnosed in the 22nd week of pregnancy and refused high-level chemotherapy that could have saved her but might have killed Mia, whose induced birth...
  • Pro-Life Leaders Pay Tribute to "Christian Warrior" Dr. D. James Kennedy who Died Today

    09/09/2007 7:57:03 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 316+ views ^ | September 5, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Pro-Life Leaders Pay Tribute to "Christian Warrior" Dr. D. James Kennedy who Died Today by John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, D.C., September 5, 2007 ( - Dr. D. James Kennedy, an internationally renowned Presbyterian minister, religious broadcaster, and outspoken advocate for life and family, passed away early Wednesday morning.  He died peacefully in his sleep at approximately 2:15 a.m. at his home with his wife and daughter at his bedside.  He was 76. Longtime pastor of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Kennedy preached his last sermon on Christmas Eve 2006.  Four days later, he suffered a cardiac arrest...
  • Democrats Shift Tone On Abortion (Dems Head Fake Alert)

    07/26/2007 4:56:16 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 580+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/26/2007 | Stephanie Simon
    The leading Democratic presidential candidates are increasingly making that more nuanced case. At a recent presidential forum, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York decried the failure of activists on both sides to work together to bring down the number of abortions. She repeated a mantra her husband made famous more than a decade ago: Abortion, she said, should be "safe, legal and rare." Then Clinton paused and added deliberately: "And by rare, I mean rare."
  • Embryo to Elderly-A Consistent Life Ethic

    06/24/2007 6:03:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 347+ views ^ | June 24, 2007 | Ken Connor
    Many in the pro-life movement become uneasy when political candidates, responding to questions about their position on abortion, start talking about the need for a "consistent life ethic. " Such a response often seems to be an attempt on the candidate's part to avoid talking directly about the evil of abortion and to segue to other, more comfortable, topics. But, who can seriously deny that those advocating for a culture of life should be consistent? Goodness knows there are plenty of ways in which the right to life and the dignity of human beings can be violated after they are...
  • Woman Who Declined Cancer Treatments to Give Unborn Baby Life Dies

    05/19/2007 8:23:16 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 12 replies · 1,278+ views
    LifeNews ^ | May 18, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Aberdeen, Scotland ( -- Anna Radosz will truly be remembered as a hero who put the life of her unborn child ahead of her own. Diagnosed with a potentially fatal form of skin cancer, Radosz declined to take her child's life in an abortion so she could save her own and declined the chemotherapy treatments that could have helped her. Six months into the pregnancy, Radosz was given the bad news that she needed treatment to combat a malignant melanoma. She steadfastly refused to take her child's life to advance her own health and last November gave birth to her...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Is First Step to Outlawing Abortion

    04/18/2007 8:32:50 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 53 replies · 1,043+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | April 18 2007 | Operatuion Rescue
    “This is the first legal crack in the crumbling Roe v. Wade foundation, and is the first, necessary step toward banning the horrific practice of abortion in this nation,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “If partial-birth abortions are unconstitutional, then all abortion should be as well. There is little difference between a second-trimester partial-birth abortion and a 12-week suction abortion. In fact, the suction abortion is probably more gruesome because it involves complete dismemberment of a live baby.”

    04/18/2007 7:14:49 AM PDT · by Spiff · 932 replies · 22,335+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 18 April 2007 | Fox News Channel
    <p>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure Wednesday, handing abortion opponents the long-awaited victory they expected from a more conservative bench.</p> <p>The 5-4 ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.</p>
  • Opposition to stem cell amendment in Missouri continues

    03/08/2007 11:00:22 AM PST · by serendipity_kate · 2 replies · 375+ views
    From JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hundreds of opponents of embryonic stem-cell research crammed the Capitol halls Wednesday urging a statewide election on whether to overturn a voter-approved constitutional protection for such research.
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    02/21/2007 6:25:14 PM PST · by samiam1972 · 105 replies · 1,373+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Wednesday February 21, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    HEIDELBERG, Germany, February 21, 2007 ( - A new study by German researchers shows that a method of natural family planning is statistically as effective as the contraceptive pill in delaying pregnancy. Researchers from the University of Heidelberg studied the statistical effectiveness of the symptothermal method (STM) to avoid achieving pregnancy. Unlike contraceptives that either suppress a woman's natural fertility cycle or act as a barrier to conception, STM helps a woman to understand the natural signs of her fertility in order to achieve or temporarily delay pregnancy. The study involving 900 women was published in the journal, Human Reproduction,...
  • The Early Church Fathers on Contraception - Catholic/Orthodox Caucus

    02/15/2007 2:16:28 PM PST · by NYer · 209 replies · 2,702+ views
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  • Holy Father Baptizes 13 Babies - Exhorts Families to Recognize Life as a Divine Gift

    01/08/2007 6:56:14 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 319+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 7, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, JAN. 7, 2007 ( Newborns bring us "God's smile" and thus should be received with love, says Benedict XVI. The Pope baptized 13 babies, six girls and seven boys, in the Sistine Chapel today, on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and emphasized the importance of the family in receiving every newborn child. With the baptisms in the historic chapel, Benedict XVI was continuing a tradition introduced by Pope John Paul II. Today's celebration gathered some 300 families, parents and relatives of the newly baptized children. "Every child that is born brings us God's smile and...
  • Euthanasia and Abortion: A Catholic View

    12/13/2006 7:40:02 AM PST · by stfassisi · 6 replies · 506+ views
    Euthanasia and Abortion: A Catholic View by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. I. Euthanasia Until a few decades ago, euthanasia (easy death) was scarcely understood even as a word, let alone discussed except in a small circle of social theorizers. Many people still think of it in terms originally defined by the Euthanasia Society of America as “the termination of human life by painless means for the purpose of ending severe physical suffering.” But much has happened since the Euthanasia Society was organized, and those concerned with the future of society have suddenly awakened to the implications of so-called “mercy...