Peter J. Smith

Who is Rick Perry? - Part II: A Texas governor’s pro-life legacy

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by Peter J. Smith Mon Aug 15 17:50 EST Comments (26)

Rick Perry

Edited 8.22.2011

This continues from Part One of LSN’s special report: Who is Rick Perry? See Part III,  The case against Rick Perry - pro-life and pro-family concerns

AUSTIN, Texas, August 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Texas governor Rick…

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Who is Rick Perry? (Part 1 of special report)

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by Peter J. Smith Fri Aug 12 17:10 EST Comments (17)

AUSTIN, Texas, August 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Texas governor Rick Perry is getting ready to step onto the national stage and officially announce his intentions to seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States. 

Perry,…

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Pro-life Perry surges in polls, near Bachmann and Romney

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by Peter J. Smith Wed Aug 03 17:17 EST Comments (12)

Texas Governor Rick Perry

By Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has not declared his candidacy yet for the GOP presidential nomination, but political buzz around his expected jump into the race has already catapulted…

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Ohio voters likely to vote on ObamaCare opt-out in November

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by Peter J. Smith Fri Jul 29 17:35 EST Comments (1)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Voters in Ohio may get the chance to decide on a constitutional amendment that would prohibit both the state and federal government from forcing state citizens to buy health insurance.

The…

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Tags: health care, obama, ohio

Minnesota abortions at record low, but Planned Parenthood abortions up

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by Peter J. Smith Thu Jul 28 16:46 EST Comments (0)

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, July 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The overall number of babies being killed through abortion has declined in the state of Minnesota, but Planned Parenthood is performing more abortions than ever.

The Minnesota Department of…

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Tags: abortion, minnesota, planned parenthood, tim pawlenty

Gallup: majority of Americans support new pro-life laws

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by Peter J. Smith Tue Jul 26 21:54 EST Comments (5)

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A majority of Americans support enacting restrictions on abortion, including laws designed to guarantee a woman’s informed consent, but remain narrowly divided on others.

According to Gallup, 87…

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Pakistanis denounce U.S. Embassy’s gay rights party as ‘cultural terrorism’

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by Peter J. Smith Tue Jul 26 15:54 EST Comments (7)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A U.S. Embassy party in Islamabad billed as a celebration of homosexual rights inflamed conservative Pakistani groups, who condemned the event as an act of “cultural terrorism” aimed at…

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Tags: homosexuality, islam, pakistan

Human Rights Watch blasts pro-life attempt to restore Mexico City policy

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by Peter J. Smith Mon Jul 25 15:22 EST Comments (4)

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Human Rights Watch, a human rights organization that also advocates for legalized access to abortion, has attacked an attempt by U.S. lawmakers to strip federal funding from international…

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Tags: abortion, mexico city policy, population control, unfpa

Rick Perry on gay ‘marriage’ in NY: ‘That’s their call;  it’s fine with me.’

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by Peter J. Smith Mon Jul 25 13:33 EST Comments (11)

Texas Governor Rick Perry

ASPEN, Colorado, July 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Potential GOP presidential contender and Texas Governor Rick Perry has stated that while he supports defending traditional marriage as the union of a man and a woman, he believes that U.S. states…

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U.S. lawmakers pass amendment supporting blind pro-life Chinese activist after vicious beatings

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by Peter J. Smith Fri Jul 22 16:19 EST Comments (3)

Chen Guangcheng

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A committee of U.S. House lawmakers voted Thursday to recognize the plight of a blind pro-life Chinese activist who has been imprisoned and viciously beaten by authorities for exposing a local…

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Governor signs Ohio late-term abortion ban

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by Peter J. Smith Thu Jul 21 15:47 EST Comments (5)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law Wednesday legislation banning abortion in most cases after the unborn child has reached the age of viability.

Kasich, a pro-life Republican, approved The…

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Phill Kline hearings get underway again over Planned Parenthood investigation

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by Peter J. Smith Wed Jul 20 17:11 EST Comments (1)

Topeka, KS, July 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline resumed the second part of his marathon ethics trial yesterday on charges he acted improperly during his investigations of Planned Parenthood and late-term…

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Appeals court re-allows ‘don’t ask don’t tell,’ but blocks military discharges

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by Peter J. Smith Mon Jul 18 15:50 EST Comments (1)

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal appeals court in San Francisco has agreed to the U.S. Justice Department’s request to allow the federal government to resume enforcement of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT)…

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New York pro-family groups plan demonstrations to demand referendum on gay ‘marriage’

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by Peter J. Smith Mon Jul 18 15:30 EST Comments (33)

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A pro-family coalition in New York is organizing marches and rallies throughout the state on the day the new same-sex “marriage” law takes effect, to demand that the legislature allow the voters to…

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Ohio lawmakers send post-viability abortion ban to pro-life governor

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by Peter J. Smith Thu Jul 14 17:53 EST Comments (1)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ohio Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would ban most abortions in the state once the unborn child has reached the age of viability.

The Senate voted 22-7 to pass the House’s ban…

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