Charges Against Driver of Truck with Graphic Abortion Photos Dropped – 1st Amendment Victory

ATLANTA, GA, December 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Gwinnett County Solicitor General Rosanna Szabo announced Monday that the driver of Operation Rescue’s Truth Truck, Bob Roethisberger, who was arrested and jailed over Thanksgiving weekend will not be facing charges. Szabo stated that the display of the graphic photos of aborted babies depicted on the Truth Truck banners, “as shocking and offensive as they are – does not constitute ‘obscene and vulgar or profane language’ as specifically prohibited by this statute.” Cpl. Illana Spellman, spokesperson for the Gwinnett County Police Department confirmed to reporters Monday that “right now we’re suspending arrests of […]
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Catholic League: There’s a Homosexual Crisis in the Priesthood, Never was a “Pedophilia” Crisis

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic League has issued a stinging press release pointing out that the mainstream media has perpetuated “the myth that there has been a ‘pedophilia’ crisis in the Catholic Church.”  The release concluded, “The fact is that we’ve had a homosexual crisis in the priesthood all along.” “For 2000 years, the Catholic Church has been the subject of countless lies, especially on issues that touch on sexuality,” said the League.  “Today, the biggest lie is that the Church suffers from a ‘pedophilia’ problem. And now that the Vatican has released its document on homosexuals […]
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Ad Agency Pitching ‘Golden Compass’ Ads to Catholic Diocesan Papers Halts Ads

By John-Henry Westen BALTIMORE, December 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Controversial advertisements suggested to the nation’s top 50 Catholic diocesan papers advertising the upcoming movie “The Golden Compass” have been pulled.  A letter from Advertising Media Plus (AMP) to the papers last week suggested the ads. The ads were based on a positive review of the film by the Office for Film and Broadcasting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.  LifeSiteNews.com tracked down those in charge of AMP and found surprisingly that it was ultimately the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Cathedral Foundation, which publishes the English weekly version of the Vatican […]
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Sales of Anti-Christian Golden Compass Books Have Surged 500% with Movie Publicity

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, December 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As if in answer to all those who suggested that the upcoming December 7 release of movie ‘The Golden Compass’ would not lead to enticing children into reading the anti-Christian novels by atheist Philip Pullman, Random House has reported a 500% increase in sales of the books.  “More than ten years after its original publication, The Golden Compass has hit USA Today’s Top 50 Best Sellers list, having seen a 500% increase in sales over the last three months,” says the release. The omnibus edition of Philip Pullman’s complete His Dark […]
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Robert Latimer Unrepentant of “Euthanasia” Killing of Disabled Daughter Denied Day Parole

By John-Henry Westen VICTORIA, December 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Robert Latimer, who is serving a life sentence for killing his disabled daughter during what he claims was an act of compassionate euthanasia, was today denied day parole by Canada’s National Parole Board.  The three member board found Latimer completely unrepentant of the murder. “Folks were left the feeling you have not developed the kind of sufficient understanding of your actions,” said Kelly-Ann Speck, one of the three-member board panel. Two different juries found Latimer guilty of second-degree murder in the 1993 death of his 12 year old daughter Tracy, who […]
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Dear Readers of the best life, family and culture news service on the Internet,  We hope many of you are learning about how LifeSiteNews functions and what is needed to not only keep it going but to also improve it. We have had a few readers asking if we accept Paypal donations. Well, not yet, but as a response to those requests we are now working on it. A few others have asked what our specific dollar goal is for this campaign. As mentioned before, our expenses (the types of costs noted in our Day 1 message at https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/nov/07112915.html) are […]
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Mexico City Passes “Anticipated Death” Law that could be a First Step to Euthanasia in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, December 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The legislature of Mexico City, the largest city in Mexico and in the western hemisphere, yesterday passed an “Anticipated Death” law that will allow patients diagnosed as terminally ill to refuse life-prolonging measures. Although the law expressly prohibits active euthanasia, it is unclear if it will prohibit passive euthanasia in the form of withholding nutrition or hydration from patients, although pro-life groups in the country are not objecting to the bill. The danger of such an application is increased by the fact that the law provides for “living wills” and allows relatives of […]
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Abortion Campaigners Launch Attack on Hockey Wives’ Charitable Support for Crisis Pregnancy Centre

By Hilary White OTTAWA, December 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of Canada’s most prominent journalistic abortion advocates, Heather Mallick, has accused the wives of Ottawa Senators hockey stars of “bullying” pregnant women. She also accused a crisis pregnancy counselling service of being “sinister” for its connections with a Christian church. But the “bullying” by the wives consists of forming a charitable organisation called “The Better Halves” to raise funds by raffling Christmas trees. Mallick’s objection is that one of the charity’s beneficiaries is a peer counselling centre that tries to offer women alternatives to abortion and support during unexpected pregnancy. […]
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