Canada’s Human Rights Commissions a Threat to Academic Freedom: US Academic Elites

By Hilary White OTTAWA, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada is a “problematic” destination for a conference on political thought because of the predilection of its Human Rights Commissions (HRC) for squashing freedom of expression says a number of American intellectuals. The group of U.S. academics is circulating a petition asking the American Political Science Association (APSA) not to hold its annual convention in Toronto next year for fear that some of its members will be subject to human rights prosecutions if they speak or write about controversial subjects. “Our belief is that most Americans – even APSA members – […]
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The Text of McCain’s Radio Address from Saturday, August 23, 2008

Good morning, this is John McCain, speaking to you at the end of an eventful week in the presidential campaign. All the talk today is about my opponent’s selection of his running mate. To his new running mate, my congratulations and I’ll get back to you real soon on your debating opponent. 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 […]
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Massachusetts Pro-Family Group Successful In Bid To Challenge Repeal of “1913 Law”

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski   BOSTON, August 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The repeal of the so-called Massachusetts 1913 law, that declared it illegal for couples to get married in Massachusetts if their unions would be illegal in their home states, is being challenged by the state’s leading pro-family group MassResistance.   An Associated Press report said that Attorney General Martha Coakley authorized a referendum question initiated by MassResistance, to appear on the November 2010 ballot, proposing to reinstate the nearly century old law barring out-of-state couples from marrying in Massachusetts.   MassResistance now needs to gather signatures from 33,297 registered […]
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Tens of Thousands of Christian Youth Cry for Life in Washington and Ottawa

By Jenna Murphy OTTAWA, August 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This past weekend, TheCRY, a non-denominational Christian movement of mostly young people, held an event called TheCRY: a day of prayer and fasting for an end to the morally destructive climate in Canada and especially for an end to abortion.   TheCRY’s organizers feel personally responsible to pray and fast for Canada’s conversion particularly among our nation’s lawmakers and leaders.   This event marks TheCRY’s third event on Parliament Hill. The first one took place in 2002 and the second in 2005. Though this year’s attendance was estimated at about 1,000, […]
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Conservative MP Epp Will Not Scrap Unborn Victims Bill

By Tim Waggoner OTTAWA, August 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today, Conservative MP Ken Epp announced he will continue to champion his unborn victims of crime bill despite yesterday’s announcement by Justice Minister Rob Nicholson that the Conservative Government will introduce similar legislation – a decision criticized as an obvious attempt to sink Epp’s Bill C-484. “I definitely will not be withdrawing my bill,” Epp told Sun Media. “They’re quite different. I don’t intend to let up.”   Unlike Epp’s bill, the new Conservative bill does not recognize the separate life of an unborn baby.  This key recognition, according to a […]
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Arkansas Pro-Family Group Hopes To Ban Homosexuals From Adopting Children

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski   LITTLE ROCK, Ark., August 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Arkansas Family Council Action Committee has fulfilled the requirements to have a referendum question appear on this fall’s ballot that would effectively ban homosexuals from becoming foster or adoptive parents in the state.   An AP report says the measure, which is a response to a 2006 Arkansas Supreme Court decision striking down a state policy that specifically banned gays and lesbians from becoming foster parents, would prohibit unmarried couples living together from fostering or adopting children, and Arkansas doesn’t allow homosexuals to marry or recognize […]
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Talk a Woman out of Abortion in the UK? Two Years Jail

By Hilary White   LONDON, August 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Crisis pregnancy centres, as well as doctors, nurses and midwives, may be subject to prosecution and a two-year jail sentence if they convince a woman to forego an abortion. Under a proposed amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, those groups advertising services to pregnant women who provide “false information” or even information that is “factually correct” that convinces a woman to change her mind about abortion, will have committed an offense.   Tabled by one of David Cameron’s Tory MPs, John Bercow, the amendment says, “It shall be […]
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