Sixth Annual Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Consistently Support Legal Protection for Unborn Children

OTTAWA, October 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two-thirds of Canadian women support legal protection for unborn children, according to an Environics poll released last week. A smaller majority of men (57%) support legal protection. Currently in Canada there are no legal restrictions on abortion at any stage of pregnancy.   More than one-third (34%) of women support legal protection from conception onward, 21% after three months of pregnancy and 12% say babies should be protected after six months. Overall, 62% of Canadians supported legal protection at some point before birth.   The Focus Canada poll of 2,047 Canadians was conducted between […]
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This November Pope Urges Church to Pray that Researchers and Politicians Respect the Right to Life

By John-Henry Westen   VATICAN CITY, October 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This morning Pope Benedict XVI announced his “general prayer intention” for November.  The intention reads: “That those dedicated to medical research and all those engaged in legislative activity may always have deep respect for human life, from its beginning to its natural conclusion.”   In his two-and-a-half years serving as Pontiff, Benedict has consistently stressed the need for prayer to protect the sanctity of life and the family.    The Holy Father’s June prayer intention last year requested the Church to pray for Christian families, asking: “That Christian families […]
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Two New Polls Find Majority of Americans still Reject Homosexual ‘Marriage’

By John-Henry Westen   WASHINGTON, October 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll conducted from October 12-14 has found that most Americans do not believe the law should accept homosexual ‘marriage.’   1212 adults were polled by telephone and asked, “Do you think marriages between homosexuals should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?”  56% of respondents said they “should not” while 40% said they “should”.  3% were unsure.   A related LA Times/Bloomberg Poll conducted October 19-22 found that only 30% of Americans supported homosexual ‘marriage’.    […]
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Italian Government Warns Pharmacists to Ignore Pope’s Advice on Morning After Pill

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski   ROME, October 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict’s remarks concerning pharmacists’ right to conscientious objection when asked to dispense drugs that induce abortion have provoked the ire of Italian politicians.   Speaking at an international conference on Monday, the Pope told Catholic pharmacists they should be guaranteed the right to conscientious objection in cases where medicines they distribute can block pregnancy, cause abortion or assist euthanasia.   While token concession was given that the Pope has the right to express his viewpoint, Italian Health Minister Livia Turco said the Pope could not tell professionals such […]
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Anthony Gonzales Oct. 29, 2007 letter to Bishop George Niederauer

October 29, 2007   Most Reverend George H. Niederauer                                               Archbishop of San Francisco  One Peter Yorke Way   San Francisco, CA 94109-6602   Your Excellency:    During your first visit to Most Holy Redeemer parish on Sunday October 7th, 2007, you gave Our Lord in Holy Communion to members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI) a homosexual activist group widely known for its attacks upon and mockery of the Catholic Faith.  Your subsequent October 11th apology notes that you did not recognize these “strangely dressed persons” as members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and that these individuals […]
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Hillary Clinton Caught Giving Kickbacks to Laboratory of ‘Racist’ Donor

By Hilary White   NEW YORK, October 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It has been revealed that leading Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has received thousands in campaign funds from the Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories under the directorship of Dr. James Watson. Watson recently resigned his position from the lab after his comments to British media were dubbed “racist.”   In June this year, Clinton, with fellow New York Democrat Charles E. Schumer, requested that the lab, a leading proponent of human genetic experimentation, receive US $900,000 of taxpayer funds. Federal campaign filings show that Watson donated more than $70,000 to Democrat candidates and […]
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