New Pro-life Appointment to Control US “Family Planning” and Title X Funding Spigot for Abortion Clinics

By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., October 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Bush Administration has appointed another advocate of abstinence education and pro-life opponent of contraceptive “family planning” to oversee the federal department that funds “family planning” services, especially Title X funds that prop up the income of abortion clinics.   On Monday, President Bush appointed Dr. Susan Orr, a former official with the pro-life Family Research Council, as acting deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Orr will have power over $283 million Title X funds that the federal […]
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Ottawa Anglicans Ask for Same-Sex “Blessings”

By Hilary White   OTTAWA, Ontario, October 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lay and clerical members of a major diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada have voted to allow ministers, “whose conscience allow”, to ask permission to perform “blessings” for same-sex unions. Many delegates at the meeting, as well as observers around the world, warned that the decision is likely to exacerbate the growing schism in the Worldwide Anglican Communion over the issue.     The crisis was precipitated in 2003 when the US branch of the Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Church, consecrated a divorced active homosexual as the Episcopal bishop of […]
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Vatican Denounces Pro-Abortion Campaigns and the Rise of “Neo-Marxism” in Latin America

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman   VATICAN CITY, October 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Vatican officials issued a clear denunciation yesterday of anti-life trends in Latin America, often supported by neo-marxist ideologues.   The statement, which was issued after the conclusion of a meeting by the Special Council for America of the Synod of Bishops, laments destructive trends in the hemisphere, including “the promotion of a series of laws, regarding abortion and euthanasia, contrary to ethical norms.”   The prelates also noted that “a current is moving, often with the mark of neo-marxism, which causes imbalances in international relations and in the […]
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Kindergarten Children should be Encouraged to Dance Naked and Masturbate in Pre-Schools; Norwegian Child Expert

By Hilary White   OSLO, Norway, October 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Oslo pre-school teacher, backed by child psychologists, has suggested that kindergarten children be encouraged to “express” their sexuality through “sex-play” and games, including dancing naked and masturbating, in pre-school and day-care centres.    The English language edition of Norway’s Aftenposten newspaper reports that Pia Friis, the respected operator of an Oslo kindergarten, told an interviewer that children should be able “to look at each other and examine each other’s bodies. They can play doctor, play mother and father, dance naked and masturbate”. “But their sexuality must also be socialized, so […]
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New FDA Documents Reveal Abortion Pill RU-486 Made in Substandard Chinese Plant When Approved

WASHINGTON, D.C, October 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Evidence is mounting that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) participated in coverups of health and safety violations and breaches of ethics in approving the abortion drug, RU-486, that has caused the death of at least six women in the US.    Yesterday, the public interest group Judicial Watch announced that newly acquired FDA documents, previously withheld by the FDA, show that the agency knew that the facilities owned by China’s Hua Lian Pharmaceutical Company to manufacture RU-486 were sub-standard at the time they were approved for use in August 2000.    […]
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