Britney Spears’ 16-Year-Old Sister Jamie Lynn Decides Against Abortion

By John-Henry Westen HOLLYWOOD, December 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Jamie Lynn Spears the 16-year-old younger sister of Britney Spears announced her pregnancy in an interview with OK! Magazine. The younger Spears, also a star in her own right acting in the show ‘Zoey 101’, told the celebrity magazine: “I can’t say it was something I was planning to do right now. But now that it’s in my lap and that it’s something I have to deal with, I’m looking forward to being the best mom I can be.” As for her decision to keep the baby, Spears told OK! “I think […]
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San Francisco Archbishop Writes on Duties of Catholics in Political Participation

By John Connolly SAN FRANCISCO, December 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Following in the footsteps of the USCCB document “Faithful Citizenship,” Archbishop George H. Niederauer of San Francisco released a timely and strong document affirming Church teaching concerning the role of Christianity in politics and mapping out the duties of the Catholic faithful as citizens. The question-and-answer format document, titled “Religion and Politics – 2008,” was released now because the Archbishop did not want it to be interpreted as a tacit endorsement of any one candidate. “I believe it is appropriate to address some basic questions about the relationship between religion […]
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Polish Bishops Warn Government: In Vitro Fertilization a “Type of Refined Abortion”

By John-Henry Westen WARSAW, December 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Bishops of Poland issued an open letter to the federal Government yesterday informing them that the Government’s support for in vitro fertilization undermines their claims to be pro-life. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process of artificial procreation whereby sperm and ova are combined to create embryonic children outside the womb which are then implanted in batches of 2-5 in the hopes that one child survives till birth. In their letter the Polish Bishops called IVF “inadmissible and undignified” noting that “many embryos perish” during the procedure. The letter called […]
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In Canada You Get Charged for Killing an Unborn Fawn, but Not an Unborn Human Being

By Hilary White VANCOUVER, December 19,2007 (LifeSIteNews.com) – As Canada’s legislators prepare to debate Bill C-484, Canada’s unborn victims of crime bill that was introduced in Parliament in November, conservation officers are reportedly “emotional” after having discovered three men in British Columbia who were hunting pregnant deer. The three have pleaded guilty to violating the Wildlife Act after having shot two female deer, one of whom was found to have been pregnant with two fawns. The men have been charged with four counts against the Act, two for killing the two adult females and two more for the unborn fawns.  CanWest […]
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New Colorado Initiative Seeks to Define Embryos as Human Persons under the Law

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman DENVER, December 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A young law student in Colorado has launched an effort to put a resolution on the state ballot in 2008 to acknowledge the personhood of embryos from the moment of fertilization. Kristi Burton, age 20, is heading a group called “Colorado for Equal Rights” (https://www.coloradoforequalrights.com), which is grabbing the attention of the major media nationwide.  The organization is seeking the 76,000 signatures necessary under Colorado law to subject a resolution to a statewide plebiscite. The resolution simply reads: “Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado: SECTION […]
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