Canadian Media News Blackout on Massive Poll Showing Majority Oppose Morgentaler Award

By John-Henry Westen July 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week, Campaign Life Coalition, the political arm of the pro-life movement in Canada, released the results of a massive poll (over 13,000 respondents) which found that 56% of Canadians oppose the nomination of abortionist Henry Morgentaler to the Order of Canada.  Despite the fact that the subject was still very much in the Canadian spotlight, the mainstream media in Canada gave no coverage to the poll whatsoever.  However, extensive coverage was given to a poll conducted ten days earlier with only 1000 respondents which found that some two thirds of Canadians […]
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Court Protects California Woman from Schiavo-like Death by Dehydration

By John Jalsevac FRESNO, Calif., July 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After a hearing today in the Fresno County Superior Court, the family of patient Janet Rivera was reinstated as her conservator. The Court ruled that Ms. Rivera’s cousin, Suzanne Emrich, temporarily replaces the public guardian who made the decision a few weeks ago to deprive Ms. Rivera of food and water.       Rivera has been in coma for the past two years, resulting from a heart attack. After Rivera’s husband recently experienced medical problems, a Fresno County Public Guardian was appointed to take charge of Rivera’s medical care.    Last […]
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Filipino President Says She’s With the Church against Contraception and For Life

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MANILA, Philippines, July 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During yesterday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo reaffirmed her support for natural family planning over artificial methods such as condoms and pills, and declared her endorsement of the Catholic Church’s position on reproductive health issues. In her eighth State of the Nation Address, the President denounced the campaign aimed at promoting the use of artificial contraception and said her administration’s adherence to natural methods had actually trimmed the country’s population growth rate. “By promoting natural planning and female education, we have curbed population growth to […]
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BC Couple Makes International News with Birth of 18th Child

By Hilary White ABBOTSFORD, July 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Romanian immigrant couple in British Columbia has become the subject of media fascination this week as they welcomed their 18th child into the world. Livia and Alexandru Ionce came to Canada in 1990, and with the birth of their youngest daughter their family has became one of Canada’s largest families. Their daughter Abigail weighed in at seven pounds, 12 ounces when she was born in the hospital on July 22. The family now has 10 girls and eight boys. The couple joked that they had hoped to have one more […]
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Congress Passes Massive PEPFAR Program without Former Abstinence Funding Requirement

By John Jalsevac July 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A hugely expanded version of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been passed by both the House and the Senate, and President Bush has indicated that he is eager to sign the legislation as soon as possible. In a 303-115 vote in the House on Thursday, legislation was passed that would triple the size of the PEPFAR program. The program was first initiated in 2003, and involved a commitment of $15 billion over 5 years to help fight the scourge of AIDS internationally. The new $48 billion bill nearly […]
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Letter to the Editor for Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dear Editor, I think it was G.K. Chesterton who said “when reason is eclipsed, monsters are unleashed.” I once asked a university professor to define “reason”, and he said, “It is the ability of the human mind to know truth.” The American Constitution says that “all men are created equal”, but still the Americans had a legal system that upheld slavery (see the Dred Scott case).  The truth was eclipsed and lies were enforced legally, by the state.  Monsters were unleashed – life was violated and enslaved. The Canadian legal system legalized the killing of the unborn in 1988 (editor […]
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Federal Children’s Health Program Partners with Planned Parenthood Abortion Chain

Washington, D.C., July 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, designed to provide needy moms and young children with nutritious foods and health care referrals, is referring those same moms and kids to Planned Parenthood. “It is absolutely outrageous that the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program that WIC sponsors would refer mothers to the nation’s largest abortion chain for health care,” commented Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League. “Planned Parenthood kills more children than any other single organization in the country. How can a program for children associate with it?” The WIC […]
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Unearthed Letter Included with Pre-release Version of Humanae Vitae Sent to Bishops

From the Vatican, July 19, 1968 Segreteria di Stato di Sua Santita To the Presidents of Episcopal Conferences To Local Ordinaries Your Excellency, When directing me to transmit to Your Excellency the enclosed document, publication of which is imminent, His Holiness strongly recommended that I draw your attention to its importance, and to the necessity of a concerted effort on the part of the entire Catholic Episcopate, in order that the doctrine it contains be explained with care in full to the Christian people, and in order that it be courageously put into practice by all as, thanks be to […]
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15 Filipino Bishops Lead 12,000 in Prayer Rally Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Controversial Humana

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MANILA, Philippines, July 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Mass and vigil was held on Friday at the University of Santo Tomas to mark the 40th anniversary of the encyclical letter of Pope John Paul VI on human life, Humanae Vitae. One goal of the rally was to pressure lawmakers into abandoning the proposed Reproductive Health and Population Development Act, which has passed the committee level in the Philippine House of Representatives. The Act would create a new agency called the Commission on Population (POPCOM) which would “encourage” families to have only two children, and promote the […]
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