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California “Elder Suicide Rates Sound Alarm” – By Wesley J. Smith  https://www.centerforajustsociety.org/press/article.asp?nav=publications&pr=2185   House Dems Pushing for Largest Tax Increase in History – Pro-family experts say tax hike would devastate families  https://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000004233.cfm   Values Voters to Gather in Washington  https://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000004231.cfm   Former senator Rick Santorum predicts McCain presidential campaign will ‘fade’  https://www.onenewsnow.com/2007/03/former_senator_predicts_mccain.php   Suit against US faith-based federal grant recipient dismissed  https://www.onenewsnow.com/2007/03/suit_against_faith-based_feder.php   Gore ignores real ‘planetary emergency’  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54875   Moral Decline, the Media, and Natural Law  https://www.catholicity.com/commentary/shaw/moraldecline.html   Study on Day Care Hits Close to Home  https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WU07C16&f=WX06L01   Parents Warned to Keep Kids Home from School on Gay ‘Day […]
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Pro-Life Students’ Free Speech Rights Protected by Court Injunction

By Gudrun Schultz   MONROE, Michigan, March 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Students at Jefferson Middle School have won protection for the right to speak out against abortion on school property, after a federal judge issued a permanent injunction on March 26.   Student Michael Amble-Lucas was forbidden by school officials to hand out pro-life information to his schoolmates between classes—the student was participating in the “Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity held on Oct. 24,” a student-led effort to inform other young people about the damage caused by abortion. The pro-life ministry Stand True sponsors the international event, with students at […]
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Long-Time Pro Life Canadian MP Tom Wappel Announces Retirement

By Gudrun Schultz   SCARBOROUGH, Ontario, March 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Liberal MP Tom Wappel, a strong pro-life supporter throughout his lengthy political career, announced his retirement from politics on Friday.   Mr. Wappel held his Scarborough Southwest riding for six terms since being elected Nov. 21, 1988. At 57, Wappel said he didn’t feel the drive necessary to undertake a seventh political campaign. “I just didn’t have the heart to go through another election campaign. You have to want it. I was just getting tired,” he told Scarborough’s The Mirror. “It’s difficult but it’s time.”   Throughout Mr. Wappel’s […]
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Vatican to UN: “First Right of Children is that of Being Born”

By John-Henry Westen   GENEVA, March 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “The first right of children is that of being born and educated in a welcoming and secure family environment where their physical, psychological and spiritual growth is guaranteed, their potential is developed and where the awareness of personal dignity becomes the base for relating to others and for confronting the future.”  The statement was made during a March 23 address by Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi C.S., Holy See (Vatican) permanent observer to the United Nations at Geneva, who spoke during the 4th session of the Human Rights Council.   Archbishop […]
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US Supreme Court to Review Child Porn Law

By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether a child pornography law passed in 2003 violates First Amendment protections of free speech.   The PROTECT Act of 2003, which penalizes those advertising, promoting, presenting, distributing, or soliciting material containing or purported to contain illegal child pornography, was struck down by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals as overbroad and impermissibly vague. “Non-commercial, non-inciteful promotion of illegal child pornography, even if repugnant, is protected speech under the First Amendment,” the federal court decreed.   The court argued that […]
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Quebec Shifts Away from Statist Left and Gay Politics in Monday Election

By Hilary White   RIVIERE DU LOUP, Quebec, March 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In Monday’s election, Quebecers are sending a message that the province’s admiration for leftist government paternalism, as well as the advance of homosexual politics, is nearing its end.   Openly gay Andre Boisclair’s separatist Parti Quebecois has suffered its most resounding defeat in its recent history while the moderately conservative Action democratique du Quebec, headed by Mario Dumont of Riviere du Loup, surged from five seats to 41 and will replace the PQ as the official opposition.   Of the Quebec National Assembly’s 125 seats, the PQ […]
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