Obituary Notice Leaves Evidence That Canadian Woman Was Killed at Zurich’s Assisted Suicide Clinic

By John-Henry Westen   HALIFAX, June 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Elizabeth Jeanette MacDonald of Windsor, Nova Scotia recently died at the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic in Zurich Switzerland, possibly with the help of the Right to Die Society of Canada. MacDonald, who lived many years with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), died on June 8, 2007.   An obituary listed in the Halifax Chronicle Herald on June 20, 2007 concluded: “Last, but not least, we would like to thank Herr Ludwig Minelli, and the members of Dignitas in Zurich (Bernard and “Gaby”, in particular), for helping Elizabeth deliver herself from the burden […]
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Archbishop Chaput: The Time for Behind-The-Scenes Diplomacy with Politicians Is Over

By John-Henry Westen   NEW MEXICO, June 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At a meeting of US Catholic Bishops in New Mexico this week, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke with the Associated Press about dealing with Catholic pro-abortion politicians in the upcoming 2008 election.  “I think being more aggressive, more assertive doesn’t in any way violate the principles we have to follow,” said the Archbishop, referring to laws regulating involvement of charitable institutions in politics.   In his remarks to AP Chaput noted that revisions were necessary in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops document on Catholic involvement in politics, […]
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New York Daily News Promotes Pro-Abortion Language in Writers Guidelines

By Elizabeth O’Brien NEW YORK, June 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New York Daily News (NYDN), the sixth largest newspaper in the United States, uses a set of writer guidelines that favor abortion through choice of language. The paper’s writing requirements promote an anti-life mindset by instructing writers to avoid certain words when dealing with the abortion issue. The words “pro-life” and “pro-lifers”, for example, must be replaced with ‘abortion foes”, “abortion opponents” or in the case of constricted title space, “abort foes”. The positive terms “pro-life” and “pro-lifers” may be used only within direct quotations. On the other hand, […]
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Last Minute Heroics Stave Off Homosexual Bill in Colombia

By Peter J. Smith BOGOTA, June 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A band of Colombian lawmakers rallied enough support at the eleventh hour to defeat a bill that would have given certain rights and benefits enjoyed by married couples to homosexual couples. The bill, backed by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, would have made Colombia the first nation in Latin America to provide homosexual couples rights to health insurance, inheritance rights, and social security benefits. Pro-family leaders and the Catholic Church warned that the bill was a first step toward same-sex “marriage” and homosexual adoption, which Uribe denies. However, just as the […]
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Bush Signs Executive Order Encouraging Ethically Questionable “Pluripotent Stem-cell Research”

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While President Bush pleased pro-life advocates today by proving willing once again to defend human life by vetoing a bill that would have allowed federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, he has also left them scratching their heads after he simultaneously issued an executive order supporting so-called “pluripotent” stem-cell research. That research, some argue, is nothing more than embryonic stem cell research under a different name. The scientifically complex—and consequently, seemingly morally muddy—source of stem-cells known as pluripotent stem-cells involves “reprogramming” adult cells to act like embryonic stem-cells through a process called […]
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Gay Pride Set for Jerusalem Tomorrow; Religious Leaders Urge Prayerful Opposition Not Violence

By John Jalsevac   JERUSALEM, Israel, June 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As tension in the Holy City increases, with thousands of homosexual demonstrators set to march through the streets of the city held sacred by the world’s three major monotheistic religions, religious leaders are encouraging their followers to oppose the homosexual event peacefully, and primarily with prayer. A number of leading Rabbis have jointly issued a statement against participation in the “protests and similar events” that are taking place in Jerusalem, some of which have turned violent, reports Arutz Sheva, an Israeli news source. “We again warn regarding the gathering of […]
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Pro-life Candidate Thompson Now Leads Republican Nomination

By Peter J. Smith NASHVILLE, Tennessee, June 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the first time, a new poll shows leading pro-abortion Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani has lost first place in the GOP presidential running, to a pro-life and as-yet undeclared candidate, Fred Thompson. The latest Rasmussen Poll shows the former Tennessee lawmaker and actor in the TV drama “Law and Order” draws support from 28% of likely Republican voters, while Rudy Giuliani places a close second at 27%. Rasmussen reports that while Thompson’s lead is “statistically insignificant” it is the first time this year that “anybody but Giuliani has been […]
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Bush Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Bill…Again

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the second time during his presidency, George W. Bush has chosen to invoke his privilege of a presidential veto to veto a bill that, if signed into law, would lift the ban on federal funds being used for the purpose of destructive embryonic stem-cell research. Congress had already passed an almost identical bill about a year ago, which President Bush also vetoed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Bush for his latest veto with strong words in an e-mail sent to supporters on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, […]
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