Correction Notice

In the September 19, 2006 story titled: “Religious Right” most feared by Euthanasia Movement, author Hilary White incorrectly identified Jon Eisenberg as having used expletives in speaking about the Catholic Church. It was not Eisenberg but other speakers at the euthanasia conference who used expletives in describing the Church. See the corrected version of the story here:https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/sep/06092004.html
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Pro-Abortion Democrat Harold Ford Says I’m Pro-Life Just in Time for Elections

Commentary by Douglas Johnson  Director of Congressional Affairs  National Right to Life, Washington, D.C. I have been closely following the race for Tennessee’s open U.S. Senate seat over the past couple of months. I have been somewhat astonished at the degree to which many journalists, and even some conservative commentators, have unskeptically accepted the recent declarations by Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., that “I am pro-life.” Mr. Ford made this declaration most recently on Tucker Carlson’s program on MSNBC today (October 30). My astonishment is due to the fact that Mr. Ford’s claim to be “pro-life” cannot survive ten minutes study […]
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Leading UK Doctors Say Women Should Be Warned of “Clear Link” Between Abortion, Depression

By Gudrun Schultz LONDON, United Kingdom, October 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New evidence that abortion causes significantly increased risk of mental illness in women cannot be downplayed by the medical profession, a group of leading UK doctors has warned. The group of 15 senior obstetricians and psychiatrists cited a recent New Zealand study, published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, that found an increased level of mental health problems after abortions in women with no previous history of psychological problems, in a letter to The Times. Women who have had abortions are twice as likely to have psychological […]
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New South Dakota Bishop Swain Speaks Out in Support of Abortion Ban, Marriage Amendment

By Gudrun Schultz SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, October 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Newly ordained Bishop Paul Swain began his leadership of the Sioux Falls diocese with a statement of support for pro-life legislation on the Nov. 7 ballot, Argus Leader reported Friday. “I’m proud to say that the first vote I will cast as a South Dakotan will be yes for Referred Law 6,” Bishop Swain said, during his speech following his ordination as bishop in the Saint Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls October 26. Referred Law 6 is the bill to ban all abortions in the state, legislation passed […]
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Amnesty International Midwestern US Branch Proceeds with Divisive Abortion Policy

CHICAGO, October 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Some Midwestern members of Amnesty International USA are concerned about the position AIUSA took last April favoring the “decriminalization” of abortion. However, Amnesty’s Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago, which ended on Sunday, refused to reconsider or even to discuss that position—or the draft policies implementing it. At the international level, Amnesty has drafted but not yet adopted a position endorsing and implementing decriminalization. However, according to conference participant Richard Stith, “If events in Chicago are typical, AI adoption of decriminalization as a world-wide goal seems almost inevitable because many objections to such a position […]
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Hamilton Bishop Avoids Scandal, Won’t Fund Event With Homosexual Activist Speaker Loney

HAMILTON, Ontario, October 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Â The Hamilton diocese has refused to fund an ecumenical conference featuring peace activist James Loney, who has been a vocal critic of the Catholic Church’s teaching against homosexual activity. “We have a general policy that we don’t sponsor events where a person has publicly disagreed with key teachings of our Catholic faith,” said Most Rev. Gerard Bergie, auxiliary bishop of the Hamilton diocese. “Mr. Loney has publicly disagreed with the church’s teaching with regard to homosexuality.” James Loney became a public figure during the time he was held as an Iraqi hostage last […]
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Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Poll Finds Canadians want Parliament to protect freedom of religion

TORONTO, October 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A nation-wide poll conducted by COMPAS Inc. for the Institute for Canadian Values and National Post from October 18 – 27, 2006 shows that a large majority of Canadians want Parliament to act to protect freedom of religion inÂlight of legislation redefining marriage to include same-sex couples. 64 percent of respondents to the survey, conducted October 18 – 27 said that Parliament should review existing legislation to ensure that freedom of religion is protected while 24 percent opposed such an initiative. Support for a review was nominally higher among women (67 percent in favour […]
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