Judicial Activism Key to Introducing Abortion to Catholic Latin America: Abortion Lobby Group

By Hilary White  WASHINGTON, July 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The abortion lobby, the Center for Reproductive Rights, held a briefing on Capitol Hill yesterday to outline their plans for expanding abortion in Latin America and elsewhere in the world.    The Catholic News Agency reports that the Center will continue to use the courts in Latin America to bypass legislative opposition to abortion. The Center’s speakers boasted that judicial activism has been particularly successful in “widening the availability of abortion” in the heavily Catholic region.  The speakers said that they understood that the area was heavily opposed to […]
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Former US President Clinton Speaking at Another Catholic Fundraiser in Canada

By John-Henry Westen KITCHENER,  ON, July 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews.com has learned that former US President Bill Clinton is to speak at a fundraiser for the Catholic Family Counselling Centre in Kitchener Ontario.  His scheduled November 8 address will mark the second time Clinton has been employed by a Catholic institution for a fundraiser in the same diocese. Andrew Wilding, the Director of Resource Development for the Catholic Family Counselling Centre told LifeSiteNews.com that while the speaking engagement has been confirmed, they have not yet secured a location for the event.  Wilding also confirmed that the Counselling Centre was […]
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Chinese Woman Falls to Her Death Fleeing Forced Abortion of Twins

By Hilary White   HONG KONG, July 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy reported this weekend that a woman pregnant with twins has fallen to her death while fleeing a forced abortion in a hospital in Himei.   Li Shimei, who was seven months pregnant, was seized at her home and taken to the hospital in the eastern city of Hefei because she already had one child when she became pregnant.   Shimei fell from the Shuguang Hospital’s second floor while trying to leave because she thought the procedure was too dangerous, the Information Centre […]
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South Dakota Tribe Ousts President for Abortion Activism

By Gudrun Schultz PORCUPINE,  South Dakota, July 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cecelia Fire Thunder,  tribal council leader for the South Dakota Oglala Sioux Tribe, was formally removed from office by a 9-5 vote last Thursday, reports the Washington Post.   The Tribal Council had suspended Fire Thunder in May for allegedly beginning fundraising for an abortion clinic on tribal lands without the permission or knowledge of the tribe.   Fire Thunder, according to the Post, had worked part-time in the past for a California abortion clinic run by Planned Parenthood. She began pushing for an abortion clinic on the reservation […]
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Criminal Charges for Showing Abortion Pictures Violate Freedom of Speech Rights: Editor of NRO

By Gudrun Schultz   NORFOLK, England, July 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Jailing abortion opponents for showing pictures of aborted babies is an attack on free speech wrote journalist and editor of National Review Online, Kathryn Lopez, in the Dunklin Democrat last Friday.   In an article for the Democrat Lopez cited the conviction and jailing in the U.K. of Edward Atkinson and the conviction (on the same day) of a wheelchair-bound woman for sending pictures of aborted babies to pharmacies, as instances of government-led attacks on freedom of speech rights. 74-year-old Edward Atkinson spent one month in jail for repeatedly […]
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Abortion of “Excess” Babies Common with IVF

By Gudrun Schultz   VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, July 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) –“Excess”  babies are routinely aborted as part of in vitro fertilization techniques, a report by the Virginian-Pilot acknowledged yesterday.   The report examined the problems associated with multiple births, a common occurrence when attempting to conceive and successfully carry a child using artificial technology. The success of IVF techniques typically rely on the insertion of multiple embryos to enhance a couple’s chances that at least one embryo will successfully implant and result in a pregnancy.   Frequently, the procedure will result in more than one embryo implanting in the […]
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Supreme Court Intervenes to Save the Mt. Soledad Cross

SAN DIEGO, CA, July 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com)  – The U.S. Supreme Court intervened Monday to save the 43-foot cross, the centerpiece of a national veterans memorial, atop of Mt. Soledad in San Diego California. A lower court judge had ordered the City of San Diego to remove the cross by August 1st or face fines of $5,000 a day thereafter.   However, after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to stay the lower court order, the Thomas More Law Center filed an emergency application for stay on behalf of San Diegans for the Mt. Soledad National War Memorial, the […]
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