Federal Judges Bar Laws Mandating Health Standards for Abortion Clinics in Missouri

By Peter J. Smith   JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, August 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Federal judge issued a restraining order on the state of Missouri Monday preventing it from requiring abortion facilities to adhere to strict medical standards, just days after another federal judge blocked a law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at the nearest hospital within 30 miles.   U.S. District Judge Ortrie Smith granted the restraining order at the behest of abortion supporters who said, the strict standards mandated by the law would adversely affect the Kansas City clinic, which provides medical-induced abortions, and the Columbia clinic, […]
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Complaint Filed on Behalf of Firefighters Forced to Participate in San Diego “Gay Pride”

SAN DIEGO, August 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that its West Coast Director, San Diego area attorney, Charles LiMandri, filed a sexual harassment and freedom of speech complaint in California state court on behalf of four respected San Diego firefighters.  Charles LiMandri was also the Thomas More Law Center’s lead counsel in the successful Mt. Soledad Cross case in San Diego.    In July, four San Diego firefighters were ordered, against their wishes, to participate in uniform on their city fire engine in […]
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Largest International Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Symposium – Toronto Nov. 30

TORONTO, August 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nearly every leader and significant speaker on the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide will be attending the International Symposium on Euthanasia “Current Issues and Future Directions” to be held Friday, Nov 30th, Saturday, Dec 1, 2007 at the Four Points Sheraton – Toronto Airport Hotel.   Organized by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Canada and co-sponsored by: NOT DEAD YET – USA, Compassionate Healthcare Network – Canada, Physicians for Compassionate Care – USA, Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare – Vermont, Care NOT Killing Alliance – UK, No Less Human, UK.   The list of […]
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Trying to Skirt the Pope’s (Cardinal Ratzinger’s) Negative Appraisal of Harry Potter

By John-Henry Westen   TORONTO, August 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Since LifeSiteNews.com first published online scanned copies of the letters of Cardinal Ratzinger concerning Harry Potter, many have attempted to deny the Cardinal, now Pope’s, statements on the matter.   The latest such claim to hit the news was from a report in the Catholic News Service, the official news agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.    An article, headlined “Catholic perspective can be seen in Potter series, says priest-devotee,” by Peggy Weber published on June 27, quotes a Fr. Bernier as saying, “Pope Benedict has not […]
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