Abortion Linked Condition Contributes to Growing Number of Infant Deaths

By Tim Waggoner OTTAWA, July 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to new statistics released today from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), premature babies – babies born too soon and too small – accounted for a growing proportion of infant deaths. When linked with previous studies that have shown that abortion increases a woman’s chance of having a baby prematurely, the conclusion is that women who have had abortions are more likely to bear children who die as infants or suffer from severe health issues. According to “Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2005 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set,” […]
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Obama Opposes California Marriage Amendment While McCain Supports It

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski July 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the California Marriage Amendment debate heats up Barack Obama and John McCain have made clear their respective positions on the issue. Two weeks after the California Supreme Court announced its decision to allow same-sex couples to “marry”, opponents of same-sex marriage succeeded in placing on the November ballot a proposed constitutional amendment which states: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” If passed, the measure would reverse the recent court decision. Mr. Obama recently made his position public in a letter sent to […]
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Massachusetts Passes Bill Allowing Same-Sex “Marriage” for Out-of-Staters

By Tim Waggoner BOSTON, July 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today, the Massachusetts House voted 119-36 to pass a bill that will strike down a 1913 law blocking out of state homosexuals from “marrying” in the state.  “With that protective barrier removed, out-of-state same-sex couples who marry here will sue to seek recognition in their home states-creating a flood of costly lawsuits and further eroding the people’s right to define marriage democratically,” said the Massachusetts Family Institute in a press release. “Now, just after California allowed out-of-state same-sex couples to marry, it appears our legislators are suffering from ‘gay marriage envy’ […]
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Female Anglican Bishop at Lambeth Conference Accuses Fellow Bishops of Wife Beating

By Hilary White CANTERBURY, July 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishops of the developing world are wife beaters, a senior female bishop of the US branch of the Anglican Communion said today. The Rt. Rev. Catherine Roskam, Suffragan Bishop of New York, told the bishops gathered at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury that domestic violence is acceptable in “some parts of the world”  and indicated that it is likely that some of the bishops of the Global South group beat their wives. “Culturally, many of our bishops come from places where it is culturally accepted to beat your wife. In that […]
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Virginia Court to Revisit Decision against Partial Birth Abortion Ban

RICHMOND, VA, July 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in a 6-4 decision has agreed to rehear a case involving the constitutionality of Virginia’s partial birth abortion ban.  The full court will reconsider a previous decision by a three-judge panel that determined the ban was unconstitutional. “No one should be allowed to decide that an innocent life is worthless.  Virginia has legitimately chosen to protect innocent life from a terrible procedure, and the court is right to revisit the decision against Virginia’s law,” said Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence.  “The decision […]
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California Attorney General Heavily Biases Ballot Initiative Wording in Favor of Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

By John-Henry Westen LOS ANGELES, CA, July 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California Attorney General Jerry Brown has shown his true colors in a move to derail efforts aimed at protecting the man-woman definition of marriage in his state.  Brown has been threatened with a lawsuit by marriage defenders for altering the wording of the marriage ballot initiative to grossly bias it in favor of homosexual “marriage.”  Promoters of Proposition 8 collected signatures of more than 1.1 million Californians to have the Constitutional Amendment Proposition put on the November ballot.  The original wording of Proposition 8 read that the measure would amend […]
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Unearthed: 1968 Vatican Letter to Bishops with Pre-Release Copy of Humanae Vitae called for Unity

By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, July 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During the tumultuous years of the 1960’s Pope Paul VI published a controversial encyclical, Humanae Vitae, which addressed the issue of birth control in light of the arrival of the birth control pill. Today LifeSiteNews.com is publishing a recently unearthed letter which was sent to Bishops with a pre-release copy of the encyclical.  The letter, dated July 19, 1968, is signed by the late Amleto Giovanni Cardinal Cicognani, who was then-Secretary of the Vatican Secretariat of State.  The outright defiance of many priests and even bishops to Pope Paul VI’s encyclical […]
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