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  • Connecticut Bishops Allow Plan B in Catholic Hospitals for Rape - Catholic Medical Association ...

    09/30/2007 8:11:23 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 96+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 28, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Connecticut Bishops Allow Plan B in Catholic Hospitals for Rape - Catholic Medical Association Opposed Vatican stated in 2000 "the absolute unlawfulness of abortifacient procedures also applies to distributing, prescribing and taking the morning-after pill" By John-Henry Westen HARTFORD, September 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A statement issued by the Connecticut Catholic Bishops yesterday, which is posted on the Catholic Conference's web page, notes that the Bishops have approved the administration of the morning after pill Plan B for rape victims at the four Catholic hospitals in the state.  While the Bishops claim to be in accord with Church teaching on...
  • "Was John Paul II Euthanized?" - TIME Distorts Catholic Teaching to Give Credence to Outlandi...

    09/30/2007 7:33:49 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 13 replies · 158+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 27, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    "Was John Paul II Euthanized?" - TIME Distorts Catholic Teaching to Give Credence to Outlandish Accusations Story broke a week after Pope declared "food and fluids" morally obligatory to PVS patients like Terri Schiavo By Peter J. Smith ROME, September 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "Was John Paul II Euthanized?" The sensationalist story peddled by TIME magazine has grabbed the world's attention with the thought that the great champion of human life, the author of "Evangelium Vitae," and steadfast opponent of abortion and euthanasia, may have rejected his Church's teachings to end his life. However TIME's story warps Catholic teachings in...
  • Pro-Life Groups Asks Bishop to Stop Sister Helen Prejean's Fundraising for ACLU

    09/30/2007 7:25:48 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 154+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 27, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Pro-Life Groups Asks Bishop to Stop Sister Helen Prejean's Fundraising for ACLU By John-Henry Westen BOISE, September 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Idaho Choose Life (ICL) has issued a public call for Idaho's Catholic Bishop, Mike Driscoll "to intervene quickly and forcefully in the brewing scandal involving Sister Helen Prejean." Sister Prejean is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at an event to raise money for the Idaho ACLU on Friday, September 28th.  (see ACLU website announcement: http://www.acluidaho.org/ ) Speaking of ACLU, ICL Executive Director David Ripley said "This nefarious organization has played a pivotal role in undermining Christian morality and...
  • With micro-targeting, NARAL looking to build on 2006 success

    09/30/2007 12:20:25 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 190+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 27, 2007 | Sam Youngman and Alexander Bolton
    NARAL Pro-Choice America is starting its 2008 campaign Thursday night with a reception featuring senior officials from almost all of the Democratic presidential campaigns. The group has been preparing for this since the last cycle ended. Partly due to the results of polls conducted in 2006, the pro-abortion rights group is increasing its budget to between $8 million and $10 million from about $3 million and looking to expand the number of districts and races in which it plays next year. A pollster at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Al Quinlan, said he became a “believer” in the group’s ability to...
  • National Debate on Pro-Life Movement Sparked by Georgia Abortion Ban

    09/30/2007 12:14:21 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 119+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 27, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorSeptember 27, 2007Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) -- When pro-life advocates in South Dakota proposed an abortion ban on their state ballot last year, it opened the door to the decades-long debate within the pro-life community about the best way to end abortion. A new effort in Georgia to ban abortions there is sparking a renewed debate.In March, a bipartisan group of lawmakers put forward a "paramount human life amendment" bill that would establish the “personhood” of each of its citizens from fertilization until natural death.The debate doesn't concern principle, but involves the timing of bills like Georgia's and...
  • Australian Archdiocese Directs 328 Catholic Schools to Withdraw Support from Amnesty International

    09/29/2007 11:49:10 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 14 replies · 451+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 25, 2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    Australian Archdiocese Directs 328 Catholic Schools to Withdraw Support from Amnesty International By Meg Jalsevac MELBOURNE, September 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Amnesty International is facing yet another national backlash after its recent policy decision to promote the decriminalization of abortion world-wide.  All 328 Catholic schools in the Australia archdiocese of Melbourne have been counseled to withdraw all aid to Amnesty and close their school sponsored Amnesty support groups. Mr. Stephen Elders, director of the Catholic Education Office in Melbourne, sent a letter to all the schools encouraging them to "convey their disappointment" to Amnesty regarding the new pro-abortion policy.  Elders...
  • Pope Congratulates Nicaraguan Government for Maintaining Prohibition of Abortion

    09/29/2007 11:42:43 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 119+ views
    http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/sep/07092502.html ^ | September 25, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Pope Congratulates Nicaraguan Government for Maintaining Prohibition of Abortion By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman ITALY, September 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a meeting with Nicaragua's new ambassador to the Holy See at Castlegandolfo yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI congratulated the Nicaraguan government for maintaining the country's absolute prohibition of abortions in the face of heavy international pressure. The pontiff expressed his "recognition to Nicaragua for its position in international forums on social topics, especially the respect for life in the face of not insignificant internal and international pressures." The pope was referring to Nicaragua's decision to impose criminal sanctions on all abortions...
  • Biography Reveals Hillary Clinton Séance, Religious Devotion to Abortion

    09/24/2007 12:59:07 PM PDT · by Baladas · 24 replies · 187+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | September 24, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    A new biography on Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton reveals that during her time as First Lady, Clinton participated in strange moments of imaginary conversation with a deceased Eleanor Roosevelt from the solarium atop the White House. Grove City College professor Paul Kengor’s “God and Hillary Clinton” also notes the religious devotion with which Senator Clinton advocates abortion. An overview of the book by Kengor’s Grove City colleague Dr. Warren Thockmorton notes that the book - with information from friends, colleagues and acquaintances - paints an accurate picture of Clinton’s version of faith. The woman who arranged the séance-type sessions atop...
  • Priest Blasts 'Usual Suspects' For Votes Against Pro-Life Policy [Gang of 16]

    09/24/2007 7:40:12 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies · 555+ views
      Home | Previous Page | Source URL: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/sep/07092403.html LifeSiteNews.com Monday September 24, 2007 Priest Blasts 'Usual Suspects' For Votes Against Pro-Life Policy FRONT ROYAL, VA, September 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, (HLI) today blasted a gang of 16 Catholic senators for their votes on an amendment to HR 2764 to overturn the Mexico City Policy instituted by President Reagan to prevent U.S. taxpayer dollars from funding overseas abortions. "For the most part it's the usual suspects who claim to be Catholic while their consistent pro-abortion votes amount to...
  • Pope Addresses Group Promoting Principles of Christian Democracy in World

    09/29/2007 11:15:31 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 149+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 24, 2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    Pope Addresses Group Promoting Principles of Christian Democracy in World Membership made up of political parties mostly from Europe and Latin America By Meg Jalsevac ROME, Italy, September 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This past Friday, Pope Benedict addressed the attendees of the annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the international political group, Centrist Democratic International.  In his address, the Holy Father encouraged the leaders to continue to strive to promote the "basic principles" of the Christian European tradition such as "the centrality of the human person, a respect for human rights, a commitment to peace and the promotion of...
  • Florida Police Arrest Teacher Who Used Abortion to Cover Up Sexual Abuse

    09/23/2007 8:46:13 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 25 replies · 1,254+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 21, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorSeptember 21, 2007 Boyntown Beach, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Police in southern Florida have arrested a public school teacher who is accused of having sex with two of his students and using an abortion to cover up his actions. Santaluces High School drama teacher Andrew Foster, 29, allegedly started having sex with the students last year and got one of them pregnant. Foster was arrested yesterday in Collier County by the U.S. Marshals South Florida Fugitive Task Force.The teacher had been on the lam for about two weeks until authorities located him at a hotel in Immokalee. After...
  • Federal Appeals Court Suggests Abortionists Reporting of Statutory Rape is Optional

    09/21/2007 3:16:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 154+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/21/07 | LifeSiteNews
    DENVER, September 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Federal Appeals Court has dismissed a case brought by abortionists and other abortion supporters against Kansas for attempting to enforce their mandatory child sex abuse reporting law. Legislators had changed one word in the statute, rendering the case moot. Kansas law requires that health care professionals, teachers, and other professionals who work with children must report all suspicion of sexual abuse. Aid for Women, a Kansas City abortion mill run by abortionist Sherman Zaremski filed suit against former Attorney General Phill Kline after he issued an opinion indicating that abortion clinics were required...
  • US Conference of Bishops Asserts New Appointee is Pro-Life

    09/23/2007 8:25:22 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 153+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 21, 2007 | John-Henry Westen and Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    US Conference of Bishops Asserts New Appointee is Pro-Life By John-Henry Westen and Matthew Cullinan Hoffman WASHINGTON, DC, September 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Monday LifeSiteNews.com published a story on Kathy Saile, who was recently named Director of Domestic Policy for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  Evidence on the internet and commentary on various blogs pointed strongly to the possibility that the new USCCB Director supported abortion.  Calls to confirm or deny the allegations were not returned by USCCB communications official Sr. Mary Anne Walsh. In response to queries from concerned LifeSiteNews.com readers, the USCCB has now...
  • New Pembroke Bishop: "Pro-life is an incredibly important issue for us in the Church today"

    09/23/2007 8:19:02 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 102+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 21, 2007 | John-Henry Westen and Steve Jalsevac
    New Pembroke Bishop: "Pro-life is an incredibly important issue for us in the Church today" Adds, "It's a difficulty that's reeking havoc in our spiritual lives, in our nation and throughout the world" By John-Henry Westen and Steve Jalsevac PEMBROKE, ON, September 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Immediately after his ordination today as the new bishop of the Catholic diocese of Pembroke, a small diocese in Canada's Ottawa Valley district, Bishop Michael Mulhall emphasized that the pro-life issue is a very high priority for him. During a brief meeting with the press after the ordination LifeSiteNews asked the bishop for his...
  • Planned Parenthood Loses Court Case to Open Aurora "Abortion Fortress"

    09/23/2007 8:14:09 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 27 replies · 529+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 21, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Planned Parenthood Loses Court Case to Open Aurora "Abortion Fortress" Making mass appeal to supporters for financial help and volunteers to fight to open facility By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman AURORA, September 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A federal judge yesterday struck down a motion by Planned Parenthood to force the opening of their newly-built abortion clinic in Aurora, Illinois against the will of city officials. The clinic, which was built under a building permit that concealed the name of Planned Parenthood from the city, has been prohibited from opening while officials investigate charges of fraud. Thousands of Aurora citizens have protested...
  • Anti-Coerced Abortion Bill 'Absolutely Necessary' Say 'Silent No More' Leaders

    09/23/2007 7:49:05 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 10 replies · 224+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 19, 2007
    Anti-Coerced Abortion Bill 'Absolutely Necessary' Say 'Silent No More' Leaders STATEN ISLAND, NY, September 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the nation's largest network of women and men testifying to the harm they endured from abortion, today said that a Wisconsin bill to help prevent coerced abortion is needed not only in that state, but across the country. "In recent months alone, we've seen numerous high profile news stories about women threatened and intimidated by their parents, boyfriends, and others into having abortions," said Georgette Forney, Co- Founder of the SNMAC. "I know from...
  • Abortion Opponents Prepare Nationwide Campaign Following Victory in Aurora, IL

    09/22/2007 9:09:28 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 299+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 20, 2007
    Abortion Opponents Prepare Nationwide Campaign Following Victory in Aurora, IL 40 Days for Life campaign begins Sept. 26 AURORA, Ill., September 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "On September 26, more than 80 cities in 33 states will follow the courageous example set by Aurora, Illinois, and join together for the largest and longest simultaneous pro-life mobilization in American history," said David Bereit, national director of the 40 Days for Life campaign. The 40-day pro-life campaign in Aurora that thwarted the scheduled opening of a new Planned Parenthood abortion facility was inspired by 40 Days for Life. Local pro-life leaders have collaborated...
  • Major Republican Candidates Skip Family Values Debate

    09/22/2007 8:40:28 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 20 replies · 164+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 19, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Major Republican Candidates Skip Family Values Debate Mike Huckabee won "value voters" straw poll By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman September 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) -The four top Republican presidential candidates skipped Monday's "Values Voter" debate, leaving the forum to several second-tier candidates who lag at single digit levels of poll support. The debate, which was held at the Broward Center for Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, intended to stimulate debate over religious and moral issues, including those pertaining to human life and family. Rudolph Giuliani, who shares front runner status with Fred Thompson, claimed he had not been present at the...
  • Argentine Legislators Seek to Establish Abortion as Protected "Right"

    09/22/2007 8:26:33 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 245+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 18, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Argentine Legislators Seek to Establish Abortion as Protected "Right" Constitution prohibits all abortions but penal code does not punish abortions for rape, health or life of mother By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman ARGENTINA, September 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Hearings were conducted yesterday in the Argentine Congress on several measures that would protect the practice of abortion in a broad number of cases, including the "health" or life of the mother, fetal deformities, and pregnancies caused by rape. The Penal Legislation Commission of the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the Congress), heard testimony from four legal experts yesterday, two pro-abortion...
  • Poland Insists EU "Right to Life" Venture against Death Penalty Should Include Abortion and Eut...

    09/22/2007 8:16:05 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 153+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 18, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Poland Insists EU "Right to Life" Venture against Death Penalty Should Include Abortion and Euthanasia By John-Henry Westen BRUSSELS, September 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A debate in the European Union is simmering over the upcoming World Day against the Death Penalty on October 10. The current EU President from Portugal is requesting that the EU jointly declare an EU-wide day against the death penalty on that date. However, Poland has rightly seen hypocrisy in the venture with regard to the "right to life". The 2006 declaration by the Presidency of the EU on the occasion of the World Day against...
  • Largest Abortion Center in the U.S. Refused Permission to Open

    09/22/2007 12:22:12 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 9 replies · 274+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 17, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Largest Abortion Center in the U.S. Refused Permission to Open Today a federal judge stopped Planned Parenthood of Aurora, Illinois from opening as scheduled tomorrow By John-Henry Westen AURORA, September 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A victory celebration will be underway tonight as citizens in Aurora celebrate the fact that they have at least delayed the opening of the largest abortion center in the United States.  Today a federal judge stopped Planned Parenthood of Aurora from opening as scheduled tomorrow.  The massive Planned Parenthood facility applied for a building permit under false pretences and outraged the community.  Led by the Pro-Life...
  • Pro-Life Ruling Overturned -- Grandparent Fights for Life of Mentally Disabled Daughter's Unb...

    09/22/2007 12:12:09 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 68+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 17, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Pro-Life Ruling Overturned -- Grandparent Fights for Life of Mentally Disabled Daughter's Unborn Child By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman PARANA, Argentina, September 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The decision to preserve the life of an unborn child in Argentina has been overturned by a higher tribunal, and now the child's grandfather is fighting to preserve the child's life. Judge Claudia Salomon of the city of Parana ruled against an abortion last week for a nineteen year old mentally disabled girl who had been impregnated by a relative, when an attorney in the case made a preventative motion in the interest of the...
  • Judge Reserves Judgment in Canadian Case on Abortion Protests Outside Abortion Facilities

    09/21/2007 11:57:08 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 157+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 17, 2007
    Judge Reserves Judgment in Canadian Case on Abortion Protests Outside Abortion Facilities VANCOUVER, British Columbia, September 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Judgment has been reserved in the "Bubble Zone" case concerning protest within a proscribed geographic area near abortion clinics. The Canadian Religious Freedom Alliance (Alliance), represented by legal counsel, Julie Owens, presented arguments Sept. 13 and 14 at the B.C. Court of Appeal in defence of freedom of speech for those protesting within the "bubble zone" around abortion clinics.  This action arose from B.C. resident, Donald Spratt's, December 1998 conviction under the B.C. Access to Abortion Services Act, on charges...
  • Pope Rules Patients in Permanent Vegetative State May Not be Denied Artificial Nutrition and Hy...

    09/15/2007 8:37:24 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 25 replies · 756+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 14, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Pope Rules Patients in Permanent Vegetative State May Not be Denied Artificial Nutrition and Hydration Response to certain questions raised by US Conference of Catholic Bishops concerning artificial nutrition and hydration By John-Henry Westen VATICAN CITY, September 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In most hospitals in North America, families of patients in permanent vegetative state are asked if they wish their family member to have their artificial feeding tube removed. According to a definitive ruling by the Vatican made public today, the withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration from such patients is immoral. The ruling from the Vatican's Congregation for the...
  • Australian Doctor Dies After Refusing Cancer Treatment in Order to Save Her Unborn Child

    09/15/2007 8:14:34 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 17 replies · 986+ views
    http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/sep/07091405.html ^ | September 14, 2007 | Hilary White
    Australian Doctor Dies After Refusing Cancer Treatment in Order to Save Her Unborn Child Refused high-level chemotherapy that might have saved her from Hodgkin's lymphoma By Hilary White MELBOURNE, September 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Another woman has saved her unborn child's life at the expense of her own. In a case similar in many ways to that of Gianna Beretta Molla, the Italian doctor recently canonized by the Vatican for a similar act of self-sacrifice, an Australian GP, Dr. Ellice Hammond, 37, refused high-level chemotherapy that might have saved her from Hodgkin's lymphoma. The treatment would have endangered the life...
  • New Jersey Supreme Court: Doctors Not Required to say Abortion Kills a Child

    09/15/2007 7:38:12 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 395+ views
    http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/sep/07091309.html ^ | September 13, 2007 | Hilary White
    New Jersey Supreme Court: Doctors Not Required to say Abortion Kills a Child By Hilary White TRENTON, New Jersey, September 13, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Doctors in New Jersey are not required to inform women seeking abortion, that it will "kill not just a potential life, but an actual existing human being", the state's highest court ruled unanimously yesterday. The case was important to the ongoing attempts to install legal protections to the unborn in the US. For decades the arguments of the abortion lobby has been that a child in the womb is not fully a human being, but only...
  • Major UK Newspaper Caught by Bloggers Censoring Its Own Graphic Abortion

    09/15/2007 7:24:02 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 6 replies · 488+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 12, 2007 | Hilary White
    Major UK Newspaper Caught by Bloggers Censoring Its Own Graphic Abortion By Hilary White September 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - With Britain facing its 40th anniversary of the legalizing of abortion, this October the issue is finding its way into the mainstream British press. Today's Daily Mail, whose "small-c" editorial policy makes it Britain's largest circulating daily newspaper, is carrying a series of interviews titled, "What WE think of abortion - by the women who had them..."The story covers interviews with six women, two of whom say they have "no regrets", chronicling the horrors of abortion. But a US blogger is calling...
  • Georgia Singing Group Makes Available Free Pro-Life Song with Sheet Music and MP3 Audio

    09/15/2007 7:21:11 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 141+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 12, 2007
    Georgia Singing Group Makes Available Free Pro-Life Song with Sheet Music and MP3 Audio DULUTH, GA, September 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Cathy Weaver (left) and some children record a new song that they believe could possibly change the minds of expectant parents contemplating an abortion. Written by David Burke (right), "We Want to See the World" is an emotional call-and-response ballad between an angel and children who are still in their mothers' wombs.  The lyrics portray beautiful images of earth, convey messages about reaching heaven, and assure parents of God's grace for their children.  Burke sent the song to more...
  • Archbishop Burke: Bishops Must Discipline Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians

    09/15/2007 4:46:58 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 406+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 11, 2007 | Hilary White
    Archbishop Burke: Bishops Must Discipline Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians Calls his brother bishops to task - “To remain silent is to permit serious confusion regarding a fundamental truth of the moral law" By Hilary White ST. LOUIS, September 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Writing in the latest edition of the Canon Law journal, Periodica De Re Canonica, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, bishop of St. Louis, Missouri, has called his brother bishops to task for their silence on the problem of Catholic politicians who support abortion, euthanasia, cloning, embryo research, the homosexual political agenda or other legislation “contrary to the natural moral law.” Burke’s lengthy...
  • Bishops Denounce Influence of International Abortion Lobby in Nicaragua

    09/15/2007 4:32:55 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 111+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) -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,...
  • Peruvian Cardinal to Health Minister: "Abortion is Murder"

    09/15/2007 4:29:13 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 128+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 11, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Peruvian Cardinal to Health Minister: "Abortion is Murder" Adds "We cannot remain in silence to avoid problems, and those children have every right to live" By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman LIMA, September 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Cardinal Archbishop of Lima, Peru, gave a stinging sermon Sunday stating that abortion "is murder and those who commit it are murderers", as Peru's health minister Carlos Vallejos sat in the pews. Although Vallejos claims to be pro-life, he supports the abortifacient morning after pill and has cooperated with efforts to normalize "therapeutic abortions" in Peru. "It is cowardice on the part of contemporary...
  • Late-Term Abortionist's Patient Drops Bombshell Testimony Of Illegal, Coerced Abortion

    09/13/2007 4:35:59 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 30 replies · 1,248+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 10, 2007
    Late-Term Abortionist's Patient Drops Bombshell Testimony Of Illegal, Coerced Abortion TOPEKA, Kansas, September 10, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A former patient of abortionist George R. Tiller gave jaw-dropping testimony before a joint interim legislative committee Friday, telling the detailed story of her late-term abortion experience that, as described, violated the Kansas ban on such abortions at nearly every turn. "This is perhaps the most explosive testimony that has every been heard at the Capitol. Based on this testimony alone, Tiller's medical license should not survive to the end of the day," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "We demand that the...
  • Cardinal Denounces Proposal to Legalize Abortion in the Dominican Republic

    09/13/2007 4:16:51 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 264+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 10, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Cardinal Denounces Proposal to Legalize Abortion in the Dominican Republic Says Supporters of the Measure Are Either "Sick", "Hypocritical", or "Comedians" By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, September 10, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com)--The Cardinal Archbishop of Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, lashed out last week at politicians and groups agitating to legalize abortion in the country. When asked  about a recent proposal to legalize abortion for "therapeutic" purposes, he shot back: "No, no abortion, there is nothing more to say." "No one has the right to kill anyone and some of us are sick, some are hypocrites, some comedians who are...
  • A new challenge for human dignity

    09/09/2007 10:11:40 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 243+ views
    mercatornet.com ^ | 8 September 2007 | Michael Cook
    Michael Cook | Saturday, 8 September 2007 A new challenge for human dignity Britain's fertility regulator has just approved the creation of human-animal embryos for research. What's next? The creation of hybrid human-animal embryos for medical research, which has just been approved by the British government's fertility watchdog, pushes the needle on the "yuck factor" meter far into the red. But even more "yuck" is the deception and manipulation used to justify the decision. In the United Kingdom, experiments with embryos are closely regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. So when scientists began to lobby for the...
  • Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee Address Abortion in Latest Republican Debate

    09/09/2007 9:59:42 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 7 replies · 468+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorSeptember 6, 2007Concord, NH (LifeNews.com) -- The latest Republican presidential debate featured few fireworks on pro-life issues such as abortion or embryonic stem cell research. During Wednesday night's debate, Mitt Romney was asked about his strategy to end abortion and Mike Huckabee called for a human life amendment to the constitution.Romney has come under criticism from other candidates for favoring a two-step approach to ending abortion -- one that is the traditional approach backed by most pro-life groups.He has said he prefers to see the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states the opportunity again...
  • Award-Winning Movie Bella Opens October 26, Provides Fresh Abortion Look

    09/09/2007 9:55:56 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 6 replies · 394+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorSeptember 6, 2007Hollywood, CA (LifeNews.com) -- The award-winning movie Bella has finally received the major distribution deal its producers and actors hoped for and now will hit theaters nationwide on October 26. The film provides a fresh look at the abortion debate form a loving perspective of a man who learns to have an appreciation for the value of human life.With its movies and music, Hollywood can make a significant impact on society and can change the face of the nation's attitudes on any topic. And changing the way the public approaches the issue of abortion is...
  • Kansas Pro-Life Group Turns in Grand Jury Petitions for Abortion Probe

    09/09/2007 9:50:16 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 269+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorSeptember 6, 2007Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- A Kansas pro-life group has turned in 8,000 petitions asking for a grand jury to convene to find out whether more illegal abortions were done at George Tiller's Wichita abortion center. Tiller as been charged with 19 misdemeanor counts of illegal late-term abortions, but Kansans for Life says there are likely more.Kansans for Life spokesman David Gittrich told LifeNews.com, “Late-term abortions are illegal in Kansas and it's time the law was enforced.""Today, we are presenting nearly 8,000 signatures of registered Sedgwick County voters to the Sedgwick County District Court requesting the...
  • Illinois Abortion Center Fights Back, Planned Parenthood Runs PR Campaign

    09/09/2007 9:46:50 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 361+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorSeptember 6, 2007Aurora, IL (LifeNews.com) -- The Planned Parenthood abortion center in Aurora, Illinois if fighting back after a massive protest over its building a secret abortion center there. The outcry has been so strong that thousands of local residents have attended protests and meetings with local officials, who are looking into the construction process.Pro-life advocates have asked officials to prevent the abortion center from opening.They want Mayor Tom Weisner to complete an investigation into whether or not it followed the law in approving Planned Parenthood's application, even though it didn't use its name during the approval...
  • Arkansas Choose Life Plates Generate 7K for Catholic Adoption Program

    09/09/2007 9:43:48 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 179+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorSeptember 6, 2007Little Rock, AR (LifeNews.com) -- Motorists across the state of Arkansas have turned their vehicles into funds to help women find alternatives to abortion. As in dozens of other states, residents can purchase Choose Life license plates featuring a crayon drawing of a boy and girl that help support pregnancy centers and adoption programs.With so many plates sold, Arkansas Right to Life has raised thousands of dollars and the group's director, Rose Mimms, recently present a donation to Catholic Adoption Services from the proceeds the plates have generated.Mimms presented CAS adoption director Antje Harris, with...
  • Nicaragua: Bishop Condemns "Therapeutic" Abortion

    09/09/2007 9:13:06 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 134+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 7, 2007
    Nicaragua: Bishop Condemns "Therapeutic" Abortion MANAGUA, September 7, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Bishop Abelardo Mata, the president of the committee for the family of the Nicaraguan bishops' conference, has sharply condemned the proposals of some politicians in his country to legalise so-called "therapeutic abortion". Speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), he stated that Nicaragua had no need of "therapeutic abortion" to protect the rights of its citizens. The very use of the term "therapeutic" was an ill chosen one, he said, since in reality it was a matter of a "crime". The majority...
  • Pro-Abortion Groups Seek Proceedings Against Pro-Life Judge in Argentina

    09/09/2007 9:09:52 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 182+ views
    http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/sep/07090601.html ^ | September 6, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Pro-Abortion Groups Seek Proceedings Against Pro-Life Judge in Argentina Argentina Constitution states, "each person has the right to respect for his life from the moment of conception" By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman PARANA, Argentina, September 6, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Angry representatives of several governmental and non-governmental organizations met in Parana, Argentina Monday to discuss possible criminal proceedings against a judge who recently ruled against an abortion in that city. Judge Claudia Salomon of Parana recently decreed that an abortion could not be performed on a retarded girl who was raped by her cousin, after a defense attorney involved in the case...
  • Two Latin American Babies Saved from Abortion by their Governments

    09/09/2007 8:14:52 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 292+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 5, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Two Latin American Babies Saved from Abortion by their Governments "Hard Cases" rejected as excuse for killing the unborn By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman LATIN AMERICA, September 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) --Two abortions were prevented by government action in two different Latin American countries last week. In Argentina, a judge issued an order preventing the mother of a unnamed mentally handicapped girl from obtaining an abortion for her child. The girl, who is 19 years old, was reportedly raped by someone close to the family, and doesn't fully understand her situation. When her mother discovered the pregnancy, she took her child to a...
  • British Parliamentarians to Push for End to Current Limited Abortion Restrictions

    09/07/2007 8:08:43 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 18 replies · 388+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 4, 2007 | Hilary White
    British Parliamentarians to Push for End to Current Limited Abortion Restrictions Want to allow nurses and midwives to kill unborn children By Hilary White LONDON, September 4, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A group of pro-abortion British MP's from all parties in government will be launching a campaign to sweep away the last formal restrictions on abortion and make it available on demand. They want to allow nurses and midwives to kill unborn children and recommend increasing the number of facilities allowed to abort babies in the first trimester of pregnancy. The Independent reports that the move is planned by a cross-party...
  • How brave a new world?

    09/02/2007 7:40:39 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 685+ views
    Mercator.net ^ | Friday, 31 August 2007 | Leon R. Kass
    Leon R. Kass | Friday, 31 August 2007 How brave a new world? There is nothing "brave" or beautiful about the biotechnised world we are entering, says one of America's best-known bioethicists. This is a commencement speech made by Dr Leon Kass at St John's College, in Annapolis, Maryland, earlier this year. Dr Kass, a physician and philosopher, was the chairman of the President's Council for Bioethics from 2002 to 2005. He teaches at the University of Chicago. Surveying the world you graduates are about to enter, I am reminded of the ancient Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting...
  • Nicaragua Supreme Court to Rule on Abortion Ban in Next Two Weeks

    09/01/2007 8:19:31 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 406+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 31, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorAugust 31, 2007Managua Nicaragua (LifeNews.com) -- The Supreme Court in Nicaragua is expected to issue a ruling on the nation's abortion ban in the next two weeks. The Central American nation adopted the complete ban last November that prohibits all abortions, including those for rape and incest or to save the life of the mother.Abortion advocates, led by the New York-based Americas for Human Rights Watch, have taken the law to court.The nation's high court is expected to deliver a decision in the case soon and it could result in the undermining of other pro-life laws in...
  • Oregon Will Get New Planned Parenthood Center, Abortions Coming Soon

    09/01/2007 8:16:10 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 6 replies · 521+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 31, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorAugust 31, 2007McMinnville, OR (LifeNews.com) -- Planned Parenthood has caused a national stir with a new abortion center in Aurora, Illinois that it built under the table without the public knowing until the last minute. The abortion business is preparing a new center in Oregon that is already drawing significant opposition because it will target college students.Planned Parenthood has already upset pro-life advocates and African Americans in Portland by choosing to build an abortion center in a predominantly black community.Now the abortion business is headed for McMinnville, a city southwest of Portland that is the home to...
  • New Zealand Pro-Life Group Wants Parliament to Ban Forced Abortions

    09/01/2007 8:07:16 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 243+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 31, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorAugust 31, 2007Wellington, New Zealand (LifeNews.com) -- The leading pro-life group in New Zealand is calling on that nation's parliament to draft legislation to make it illegal for people or groups to pressure or coerce a woman into having an abortion. The measure is similar to legislation some states in the United States have considered.Right to Life New Zealand cites the bill the Michigan legislature approved as evidence that this kind of legislation is not without precedent.The group says it is "trying to establish procedures to make sure that a woman is not intimidated into an abortion...
  • British Practitioner Who Botched Abortion Won't Get Medical License Back

    09/01/2007 7:51:24 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 283+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 31, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorAugust 31, 2007London, England (LifeNews.com) -- British abortion practitioner Andrew Gbinigie nearly killed a woman in a botched abortion and was the subject of charges of sexual harassment from 35 women. He has been unable to find a job since multiple hearings were held on the cases and has now lost an appeal to get his medical license reinstated.In May 2006, the British General Medical Council determined that Gbinigie, a 51-year-old, could practice medicine again if he underwent retraining to update his medical skills.He also faced restrictions including only working at hospitals with intensive care facilities and...
  • Fred Thompson Set to Launch His Campaign Next Week, Opposes Abortion

    09/01/2007 7:44:36 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 54 replies · 783+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt | August 30, 2007
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorAugust 30, 2007Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Actor and attorney Fred Thompson announced Thursday that he will make the formal declaration next week that he is officially a candidate for the Republican nomination for president. The former Tennessee senator has said repeatedly in recent months that he opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research.In a statement he released today, Thompson said, "I believe that there are millions of Americans who know that our security and prosperity are at risk if we don't address the challenges of our time."The official announcement will come in a video broadcast on his...
  • Sweden Cuts Aid to Countries that Oppose its Pro-Abortion Stance

    08/31/2007 7:27:11 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 11 replies · 502+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 30, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Sweden Cuts Aid to Countries that Oppose its Pro-Abortion Stance Said to be "very concerned" about abortion policies of Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Peru Matthew Cullinan Hoffman CENTRAL AMERICA, August 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Sweden announced on Tuesday that it would completely sever aid to several countries that oppose its pro-abortion policy, including Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Peru. Although the government of Sweden did not publicly attribute the decision to the abortion policies of the Latin American nations, the Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa yesterday quoted anonymous sources who stated that the Swedish leadership, "was very concerned about the...