LifeSiteNews.com Message for January 31

Dear Readers,   As John Connolly points out, and as many are likely feeling, the Republican nomination is fraught with concerns about the social conservative positions and history of the leading contenders.   The pragmatic social conservatives ask mostly, who is more likely to beat the Democrat nominee? Others say, it doesn’t matter if in the end the Republican candidate is not a lot better than Hillary or Obama on the life and family issues – the issues that matter most in the long run.   There may be a serious lack of trust by the pragmatists that the public […]
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Mississippi Abortionist Convicted in Slaying of Wife

By Peter J. Smith   LAUREL, Mississippi, January 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nearly 10 years after a 1998 mistrial, a jury has finally found abortionist Malachy DeHenre guilty in the 1997 slaying of  his wife.   Dr. Malachy DeHenre was charged with killing his wife, Dr. Myasha DeHenre, with a single pistol shot to the head in their home. The Jones County Circuit Court jury, composed of six men and six women, deliberated 45 minutes before finding him guilty of manslaughter.   10 years ago DeHenre almost escaped conviction for the charge, when the jury in his 1998 trial voted […]
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Abortionist: “World is a Kinder, Gentler Place” because of Abortion

By Frank Monozlai   TORONTO, January 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday January 25, a broad array of pro-abortion activists came together at the University of Toronto Law School for an interdisciplinary symposium commemorating the twentieth anniversary of R v. Morgentaler, the Supreme Court case in which the criminal law on abortion in Canada was deemed unconstitutional.     The day was divided into predominantly legal analysis of the decision and the remaining barriers to abortion access, followed afterwards by talks from abortion providers, the journalist Heather Mallick, Member of Parliament Dr. Carolyn Bennett, and a talk on abortion at the United […]
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Parliamentary Panel Says Lithuania Must Thwart Adoptions by Homosexuals

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VILNIUS, Lithuania, January 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a reaction to the European Court of Human Rights ruling on January 22nd that France had acted illegally by preventing a lesbian woman from adopting a child, the head of a Lithuanian parliamentary commission on Wednesday said Lithuanian gays and lesbians must be stopped from adopting children. Rima Baskiene made the comments after an extraordinary sitting of the Seimas (Parliament) Commission for Family and Child Affairs. “Moral principles, the strengthening of the institution of the family, the strengthening of institutional responsibility – everything must be directed in such […]
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Right to Decide When to End Treatment is Doctor’s, not Family’s: Physician’s Guidelines

By Hilary White WINNIPEG, Manitoba, January 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At the same time that a Canadian hospital is still engaged in a court battle over whether or not doctors can starve and dehydrate to death an 84-year-old Orthodox Jewish man who was brain injured, the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons has issued guidelines for doctors that says that doctors have the right – not patients or their families – to decide when life-sustaining treatment can be withdrawn.  The ultimate decision, says Dr. Bill Pope, registrar of the College, lies with the physician, and there is no need to […]
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Liberal MP Launches Motion to Stop Human Rights Commission Squelching of Free Speech

By Hilary White OTTAWA, January 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British Columbia Parliamentarian, Keith Martin, has called for the abolition of the clause in the Canadian Human Rights Act that makes it possible for special interest groups to file petty grievance complaints through the Human Rights Commissions. Martin today presented the motion to Parliament in the face of the ongoing scandals of Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals being used to silence journalists, Christian pastors and political writers on a variety of controversial topics. The motion states, “That, in the opinion of the House, subsection 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights […]
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Iowa Supreme Court Taking Arguments in Case to Decide on Gay ‘Marriage’

Des Moines, IA, January 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief at the Iowa Supreme Court, in a case that will ultimately either protect or destroy the definition of marriage in Iowa. The sex-sex “marriage” issue hit Iowa in August 2007, when an Iowa judge decided in favor of a number of homosexual couples who had sued to overturn a state ban on marriage. At various times in 2004 and 2005 six homosexual couples applied for marriage certificates to the Polk County Recorder and Polk County Registrar, Timothy Brien. Brien denied their applications for marriage on the basis of […]
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