Pelosi Spokeswoman About-face: Catholic Church “Clear” on Life Teaching After All – But Catholics Ne

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A spokeswoman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended the speaker’s position as a “pro-abortion Catholic”, not because the Church is unclear on when life begins, as earlier stated, but because Catholics routinely contravene “clear Catholic teaching” against abortion. In a statement praising Pelosi’s appreciation for “the sanctity of the family,” Brenda Daly, speaking for Pelosi, said, “While Catholic teaching is clear that life begins at conception, many Catholics do not ascribe to that view.” In the controversial interview on NBC’s Meet The Press that spawned Daly’s statement, Pelosi had said,  “The […]
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Majority on Mexican Supreme Court Endorse Constitutionality of Abortion Law

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MEXICO CITY, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A majority of justices serving on the Supreme Court of Mexico have now stated their support for the constitutionality of Mexico City’s abortion legislation, which depenalizes abortion on demand up to the 12th week of gestation. At publication time, seven of the eleven justices had indicated that they would vote in favor of the law.  Only four such votes were necessary to sustain it. Members of the socialist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) in the nation’s Chamber of Deputies celebrated the anticipated verdict and predicted that abortion would […]
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Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized with “Joker” Face Paint and Slogan: “Why So Serious?”

FREEPORT, Illinois, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A billboard showing a baby’s face and the words “Abortion: The Ultimate Child Abuse” was vandalized in the style of Batman: The Dark Knight villain the Joker. The baby was made up to look like the arch-villain from the recent Batman film, with black spray paint circling the eyes and red duct tape stretched across the mouth in imitation of Joker’s signature grotesque smile. Under the pro-life message was spray painted the Joker’s famous line from the new movie: “why so serious?” According to Pro-Life Corner, the duct tape has been removed, but […]
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Pelosi’s Theologizing on Abortion is a Repeat of Biden’s Own Quotes on Meet the Press

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The August 24 Meet the Press interview with Nancy Pelosi which has received condemnation from Catholic leaders around the nation is little more than a repeat of Biden’s own comments on Meet the Press last year.  The massive reaction from the Catholic hierarchy against Pelosi’s theologizing on abortion (see coverage: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08082601.html ) should also be applied to Biden. At issue is Pelosi’s assertion that the Catholic Church did not have a solid position against abortion. On when life begins, she said: “I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this […]
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Round Up – All You Need to Know about the Democratic National Convention

By Tim Waggoner DENVER, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com)  DNC begins with denunciation of abortion The first “official event” of the 2008 Democratic Convention featured Pentecostal preacher Charles E. Blake of the Church of God in Christ, who took to the pulpit of an Interfaith Gathering that opened the convention. Blake unequivocally denounced abortion, saying God could not be pleased with millions of lives being ended by elective abortion. President of the pro-life National Clergy Council, Rev. Rob Schenck, who was present at the event, said, “This is an amazing development. Bishop Blake was crystal clear in condemning abortion. There was […]
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McCain: “If I Am President, Advancing the Cause of Life Will Not Be Above My Pay Grade”

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a radio address Saturday, Senator McCain took Barack Obama to task over his unwillingness to defend the life of children born alive after abortion attempts. Key quotes from the address follow: The week began with a debate of sorts between Senator Obama and me at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. In case you missed it, the discussion yielded the line of the week, and maybe even of the campaign, when Pastor Rick Warren asked my opponent a very serious question. He wanted to know at what point, in my opponent’s view, does […]
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Pro-life Volunteer Allegedly Assaulted as Group Unfurls “World’s Largest” Sign Overlooking Democrati

By John Jalsevac DENVER, CO, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Tuesday American Right to Life made a world record attempt by erecting a 530-foot tall and 666-foot wide pro-life sign overlooking Denver, where the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is currently taking place. One of the pro-life volunteers who helped erect the sign told LifeSiteNews today that in the process he was assaulted by a local man who was angered by the giant pro-life display. The message – claimed by American RTL to be the world’s largest sign – initially appeared with three 160-foot tall, bright yellow letters, D-N-C, stacked […]
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Mainstream Media Admits Anti-Family Bias: NBC to ‘Gay’ Activists: ‘Your Victories Are Our Victories’

Commentary by Brian Fitzpatrick, senior editor at the Culture and Media Institute, a division of the Media Research Center WASHINGTON, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) just held its annual convention here in Washington D.C., attracting hundreds of journalists – and ringing endorsements – from virtually every major publication and broadcaster in the news media. In a full-page ad in the convention program, NBC Universal declared it is “proud to support NLGJA,” under the bold headline: “YOUR VICTORIES ARE OUR VICTORIES.” After listening to speaker after speaker express hatred and contempt for political […]
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