Author Claims Depression Unlinked to Abortion; Expert Disputes Findings

BOULDER, Colorado, October 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – US researchers have contradicted the bulk of research that supports a correlation between depression and abortion. Nancy Felipe Russo, a Arizona State University-Tempe psychology professor, and Sarah Schmiege, a research associate at the University of Colorado-Boulder, claimed in their joint findings that there is a lower risk of depression in women who abort their first unwanted pregnancy v. women who want their children and who do not abort them. Dr. David Reardon, whose research inspired this subsequent study, told LifeSiteNews.com that this new look at statistics from the US National Longitudinal Survey of […]
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Pro-Life Laws Must be the Primary Political Goal for Catholics says Catholic Leaders

PHOENIX, October 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Catholic Leadership Conference, an annual gathering of the leaders of over 100 Catholic organizations representing in their memberships over 2 million Americans hasÂreleased a statement on political action. Quoting the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Pope John Paul II, and Cardinal Ratzinger – now the current Pope, the Catholic leaders assert that“The ultimate political goal for Catholics must be the achievement of public policies and laws that result in the legal protection of all innocent human life and that promote the dignity of each human person without exception and compromise.” See the full […]
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US Bishops Tell FDA Over-The-Counter “Morning-After” Pill Would Be Harmful to Minors

WASHINGTON, October 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, an official of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) opposed permitting over-the-counter sale of the Plan B “emergency contraception” pill to minors. Mark E. Chopko, USCCB General Counsel, said Plan B “is one instance of a drug in which over-the-counter availability, either generally or to a subpopulation, would be injurious to many-children and adults, as well as health care providers and professionals.” On August 26, the FDA invited public comment on the circumstances under which an active ingredient may be simultaneously marketed in […]
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Don’t Donate to UNICEF this Halloweenhttps://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/oct/05102606.html Missouri Gov. Blunt Pledges To Push for Law Allowing Pharmacists To Refuse To Fill Plan B Prescriptionshttps://kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=33374 Parent wins court battle over evolutionhttps://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47068 Praise as Abortion Clinic Closeshttps://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/0855BBCE0C7925C9862570A8001376E0?OpenDocument Animal rights activist: ‘Kill the researchers’https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47096 Births to Unmarried U.S. Women Set Recordhttps://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/28/D8DH6FRO3.html ‘Skeptics’ Taking on Religion and Moralityhttps://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny—skepticsconferenc1027oct27%2C0%2C6334204.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork Home- schooled students save taxpayers $10 billion a year https://www.cwalac.org/article_277.shtml Teenage Sexual Abstinence and Academic Achievementhttps://www.heritage.org/Research/Welfare/whitepaper10272005-1.cfm “God’s Little Trojan Horse on Crutches”: Raymond Arroyo on Mother Angelica https://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2005/vs_rarroyo_oct05.asp Whose Mainstream Is It?https://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=publication_details&id=3779 1 in 5 believe men will carry babieshttps://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2005/10/28/1281980-sun.html DDT Is Only Real Weapon to Combat […]
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Catholic University Punishes Student for Calling Homosexual Acts ‘Subhuman’

*** Update: The University claims that Miner did indeed refer to homosexual persons as “subhuman” rather than only homosexual acts.   PITTSBURGH, PA, October 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Duquesne University, which describes itself as “one of the top ten Catholic universities in the nation,” has punished a 19-year-old sophomore for statements made on a website which had no connection to the school. While the mainstream media has frequently repeated that political science and pre-law student Ryan Miner is being sanctioned for calling gays and lesbians ‘subhuman’, Miner told LifeSiteNews.com in an interview he used the word ‘subhuman’ to describe homosexual […]
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Post-Miers Update

Excerpts from Articles Conservatives eager to put battles in past, unite behind Bush agenda and next court pick“The conservative movement is more united than ever and looks forward to standing behind a strong nominee in the mold of Scalia and Thomas,” said Jessica Echard, executive director of the Eagle Forum..https://www.washtimes.com/national/20051028-011840-5139r.htm Conservative Demise Greatly Exaggerated  The entire debate was conducted in a spirited but civil way. Far from showing the conservative movement dead, dying, or even “on the ropes,” this lively debate was a model for how responsible citizens should conduct themselves in the public square. Conservatives have nothing to be […]
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Priest Considered ‘Living Saint’ by Public Shocks France with Sex Confessions

PARIS, October 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A priest highly regarded by the French public for his championing of human rights and founding of Emmaus, an international organization to help the poor and homeless, has confessed in a new book to breaking his vows of celibacy. In the book, which will be published soon, he expresses disagreement with the church on priestly celibacy, women’s ordination, homosexuality, and even the celibacy of Jesus Christ. Abbé Pierre, born Henri Groues, who was voted one of France’s most popular personalities so often that he eventually removed his name from the list, admitted in a […]
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Planned Parenthood Canada Distancing Itself from Parent Organization with New Name

OTTAWA, October 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A majority of Planned Parenthood Canada offices have opted to change their name in a bid to attract new clientele. Twenty of 23 offices nation-wide will now be known as the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health. Offices in Toronto, Ottawa, and Windsor, refused to follow suit. Executive Director Linda Capperauld said the decision was made because of research revealing that the public is largely misinformed about their so-called services. “A lot of young people thought they would only turn to us if they were ready to start having children,” she said, according to a […]
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Post-Miers Updates

Excerpts from articles Miers Withdrawal Spawns a New Word  Is “miered” the new “borked”? …if you have a president who is always trying to get consensus, then it’s much more likely that nominees will get ‘miered. On The National Review Online, a conservative site, a contributor suggested that “to mier” means “to put your own allies in the most untenable position possible based upon exceptionally bad decision-making.”https://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBHJN5EBFE.html Discontent among American conservatives is palpableIt is as if the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court blasted open a dam on a rising flood of disappointment on the Right over the […]
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