California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Endorses Gay Pride Events

By Gudrun Schultz CALIFORNIA, United States, March 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California’s governor has issued a 2006 “pride message,” supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride celebrations in the state. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger extends “warm greetings” to participants in gay pride events, saying “California is proud to host events that celebrate diversity and support active civic participation.” He applauds Californians for defending “America’s democratic ideals.” Mr. Schwarzenegger has been a vocal supporter of homosexual activism during his years as governor. A Republican—he calls himself a ‘moderate’ Republican—Schwarzenegger has said he wants to see the party shift left on social issues, […]
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Gruesome Photos of Aborted Babies Take University of Calgary by Storm

CALGARY, AB, March 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A day after a heated abortion debate at U of C, Campus Pro-Life (CPL) returned for a repeat showing of twelve 4×8 foot bloody images from the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) yesterday. Monday, students were visibly shocked by the gruesome abortion and historical genocide images, prompting many stares and questions. Word spread quickly on campus, with students sending text messages on their phones to their friends to “check out” the controversial exhibit. “We were impressed by the number of conversations,” said CPL Secretary Matt Wilson. “Many students came back several times throughout the […]
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Nude Britney Spears Statue is Anything But Pro-Life

Commentary by John-Henry Westen  Editor  LifeSiteNews.com ‘As provocative as possible,’ seems an apt moniker for Britney Spears and for the recently unveiled statue of the pop star giving birth in the nude. The sculpture by Daniel Edwards depicts Spears in the highly unlikely birthing – but highly sexually provocative – position of crouching on all fours. The rub is that Edwards called his work ‘Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston’. Edwards sounds sincere in his proclamation that the sculpture is pro-life.“Britney provides inspiration for those struggling with the ‘right choice’,” he said in a press release touting the […]
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Call for Merchants to Offer Modest Fashions so Women Can “Dress with Dignity”

by Hilary White LINCOLN, March 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Family Life Office of the Catholic diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, has endorsed a lay-led effort to make more feminine and modest clothing available to women by retailers. Project Mother’s Day 2006: a Call to Catholic Action, is an undertaking of the lay apostolate, The Leaven that promotes the family and feminine values. The event, says its organizers, is “in honour of the spiritual maternity inherent to the unique, feminine nature and vocation of women.” Project Mothers’ Day will feature the popular writer and broadcaster, Colleen Hammond, a radio & television […]
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Doctors Seek Asylum After Exposing Ukraine Abortion for Cosmetics Scandal

By Gudrun Schultz DUBLIN, Ireland, March 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two Ukraininan doctors, Vadym Lazaryev and Vladymyr Ishchenko, have been seeking asylum in Ireland since 2004, after they were forced to flee their country for exposing appalling human rights abuses of women and unborn children in the Ukraine. The doctors were part of a group working to uncover a macabre system of medical trafficking in the bodies of unborn babies, European Life Network reported today. Doctors were deceiving women into aborting their babies for false “medical” reasons, and then selling the bodies of the children. The children would be aborted […]
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Study Finds Daycare Damages Babies Brain Chemistry

ORANGE, Calif., March 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Major research firms and universities in America, Canada, and England have arrived at the same conclusion as the new study reported in the Australian Sydney Morning Herald, that “daycare damages babies’ brain chemistry and affects their social and emotional development.” It was reported, “significant among the reams of research are the so-called cortisol studies, which measured the presence of stress hormones in young babies—consistently finding levels to be higher in children in long hours of day care.” Children in daycares and preschools are not developing properly, and equally as troubling, in later public […]
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Mother of the Year Finalist Refused Abortion, Delayed Leukemia Treatments Until Daughter’s Birth

by Hilary White PLYMOUTH, March 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 31 year old British mother put off treatment for leukemia when her diagnosis and eagerly-awaited third pregnancy were confirmed on the same day in 2004. The BBC reports that Sarah Peck of Plymouth, was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) . Mrs. Peck said it was their haematologist’s agreement to manage the pregnancy that turned their decision away from abortion, or “termination” as it is called in England. “It’s because he agreed to manage the pregnancy that we decided to go ahead,” she said. The Pecks were informed, however, that […]
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More Christians Arrested in Afghanistan

by Hilary White  KABUL, March 28 2006, (LifeSiteNews.com) – US-based Christian news source, Compass Direct, reports that more Christians have been arrested for their faith in Afghanistan in the wake of the release of Abdul Rahman. Compass, a news service that tracks persecution of Christians mostly in Islamic countries, says harassment of the Christian community has been stepped up.  Compass says two more Christian converts have been arrested in other parts of the country, but further information is being withheld in the “sensitive situation” caused by the international media furor over Rahman.   Reports of beatings and police raids on […]
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Canadian Media Co. Issues Token Apology for Bashing Catholicism in New Zealand

By Gudrun Schultz WELLINGTON, New Zealand, March 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) –The CanWest broadcaster that aired the offensive South Park cartoon’s “Bloody Mary” episode has apologized to New Zealanders for any offence that was caused by the show, but the apology appears to be a token gesture. The broadcaster’s chief operating officer, Rick Friesen, has refused to accept responsibility for any formal complaint, saying he was in compliance with the New Zealand Television Code approved by the Broadcasting Standards Authority. “However, C4 acknowledges the strength of feeling in relation to the program, and we sincerely apologise for any offence taken,” he […]
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