A New Front in the Abortion Wars – Banning Sex-Selection Abortions

Commentary by Steven W. Mosher September 30, 2008 (pop.org) – On September 23rd, 2008, two congressmen, Trent Franks from Arizona and Jeff Fortenberry from Nebraska, introduced a bill to “prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race.”  The event was overshadowed by debate over the proposed bail-out of America’s financial sector, and so drew little press attention. But those who hold pro-life sentiments should take note of the “Susan B. Anthony Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2008,” for it arguably opens a new front in the abortion wars. Like the ban on Partial Birth Abortion, it will […]
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Pro-Marriage Film Fireproof Wins at the BoxOffice with Highest per Screen Opening Weekend of 2008

NEW YORK, September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Samuel Goldwyn Films’ “Fireproof,” starring Kirk Cameron, far surpassed industry expectations to place #4 at the box office for the weekend. Produced by Sherwood Pictures in Albany GA, “Fireproof” is the company’s third film, following “Facing the Giants” – also released by Goldwyn, which went on to gross more than $10 million.   With an all-volunteer, 1,200-person cast and crew, “Fireproof” opened on 839 screens, grossing $6,804,764 with a per-screen average of $8,111. It was the highest opening weekend box office of the year for films released on 1,000 screens or fewer.   Directed […]
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Democrat Party Risks Becoming the “Party of Death”: US Vatican Prelate

By Hilary White ROME, September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Raymond Burke, who is regarded as one of the “heroes” of the cause by pro-life advocates, has warned the US Democrat party that it is at risk of becoming the “party of death” for its hardline advocacy for abortion and euthanasia. Burke made his comment in the September 27th edition of Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian Catholic bishops’ conference. He was asked for his reaction to the choice to invite pro-abortion singer Sheryl Crow to sing at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer. “That does not surprise […]
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Linda Gibbons Acquitted of Charge Used by Province to Avoid Challenge to 14-year-old “Temporary” Inj

By Tony Gosgnach TORONTO, September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian pro-life hero Linda Gibbons has just been acquitted by a provincial court judge in Toronto on a charge of obstructing a peace officer and has walked out of court a free woman. Justice Clements rightly ruled that Gibbons’s conduct of being peaceful and silent could in no way be interpreted to mean she was making any peace officer’s job more difficult when she was arrested outside the Scott “Clinic” abortuary in Toronto earlier this year.   The decision brings into question the whole Crown/police tactic of charging Gibbons over a 14-year […]
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Calgary Bishop Confronts Alberta Health Minister For Criticizing School Board’s Rejection of STD Vac

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski   CALGARY, September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Calgary’s Roman Catholic Bishop Fred Henry challenged Alberta’s health minister Ron Liepert after the minister “ranted and raved” to the media over the decision of two Alberta Catholic school boards against providing the HPV vaccine in their schools. Henry said Liepert should have consulted with Catholic leaders before speaking publicly.   Liepert retorted that Bishop Henry should have consulted with Alberta health officials before asking Catholic schools not to participate in the program, according to a Canwest report. “I would suggest Fred Henry should look in the mirror before […]
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Letters to the Editor – September 30, 2008

Re: Levi Jeans Funds Push for Homosexual “Marriage” in California  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/sep/08092911.html   Dear Editor,   Just wanted you to know that I haven’t bought a pair of Levi Strauss pants in over 20 years because of the very thing you mentioned.Thanks for telling everyone.   Dale Wenger  Santa Cruz, California   _______________________________________________   Dear Mr. Westen,   I want to thank you for a wonderful apostolate and ministry you provide.  And your generosity in not only looking at issues on your side of the border but also keeping us south of the border informed about issues on our side!  I periodically […]
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LifeSiteNews.com Needed to Balance Mainstream Media Bias During Canadian Elections

With the election looming, LifeSiteNews.com wants to balance the bias of the mainstream media – but we need your support!   Living in this information age, the media is the primary influencer of culture – but there is a gross media bias against life and family.   The Canadian federal election is less than two weeks away and these media giants are purposefully refusing coverage of major newsworthy items related to life and family.   For instance, the largest poll on the Morgentaler Order of Canada showing 56% of Canadians opposed the decision received no mainstream coverage.  The release of […]
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