Vote Pro-Life Radio Ads to Air During Canadian Election Courtesy of Knights of Columbus

OTTAWA, September 23, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new “vote pro-life” ad sponsored by the Knights of Columbus is set to hit Canadian airwaves nationwide in time for the election season this October. The ad is similar to an American version released just today. The radio spot features the sound of a 10-week-old unborn child’s heartbeat.  The voice of a woman muses, “Listening to this makes me wonder – why would anyone question that her life has begun? “Vote your heart. Vote Pro Life.” “The fact that the child whose heartbeat we hear is alive is simply a matter of science,” […]
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German TV Ads Promote Children “as a Cherished Matter of Course”

By Hilary White September 23, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com ) – “You drive us crazy. You scream all night. You wet the bed,” says a recent German language TV spot, going on to list a host of the various annoyances, both big and small, that come of having a child. The ad then continues, “Yes, you drive us crazy. With happiness.” The 2007 campaign, “Du bist Deutschland” (You are Germany), which was paid for by private businesses and promoted as a public service by media and sports stars, consisted of a two-minute television and three print ads, all of which were intended to promote the idea […]
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Amidst Sea of Abortions, Russia Showing Small Signs of Life

By Kathleen Gilbert MOSCOW, September 23, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a land where more children are aborted than survive the womb, a small movement is stirring to raise awareness of the evils of abortion, reports the Los Angeles Times.  According to the Times report, Russian doctors and government officials alike increasingly are urging Russian women to keep their children, citing moral and demographic reasons. One woman, Marina Chechneva, a former abortionist, is now devoting her time to writing magazine articles on fetus development, something she knows well from years of handling aborted fetuses. She says she feels a responsibility for […]
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Another UK Catholic Adoption Agency Opts for Secularisation

By Hilary White WREXHAM, Wales, September 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The St. David’s Children’s Society, the Catholic Church’s adoption agency in three Welsh dioceses of Cardiff, Menevia and Wrexham, has voted to cut its ties with the Catholic Church in the face of the new law that requires them to adopt children to homosexual partners. The Society said it would cut its ties with the Catholic Church in order to comply with the Labour government’s Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs), part of the Equality Act 2006, that ban “discrimination” against homosexuals in the provision of goods and services. The Society is […]
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Sexually Active Teenage Girls “Twice As Likely” To Suffer From Depression

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski September 23, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Research which appeared recently in the Journal of Health Economics has found that young girls who are sexually active often experience feelings of guilt, low self-esteem, regret and shame, and are far more likely to suffer from depression than those who remain chaste. The study, by Joseph J. Sabia and Daniel I. Rees, of 14,000 adolescents aged between 14 and 17, used data from the U.S. government funded National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health. The study found that sexually active teen girls have more than double the rate of depression of […]
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New Study Claims Abortion Rate Has Dropped: Minority Rate Still Disproportionately High

By Kathleen Gilbert September 23, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report from the Guttmacher Institute, the research division of Planned Parenthood, claims there are fewer abortions now than there were thirty years ago, while admitting that minority abortions continue to run high. The report says that in 1980 there were 29 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44, and by 2004, that number had dropped to 20 per 1,000 women. But the drop was unevenly distributed across the age and race demographic says the report.  “There’s been a shift in the population of women obtaining abortions relative to 30 […]
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Christian Heritage Party Sues to Open Leaders TV Debates to All Parties

 CALGARY, Sept. 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The sixth-largest of Canada’s federal political parties is going to court to ask that all registered parties be included in the leadership television debates next month. Currently there are 18 registered federal parties and one eligible for registration. The Christian Heritage Party applied to be included in the debates after the Green Party was added to the roster. The consortium of broadcasters organizing the debates turned down the CHP’s request Sept. 16, giving no reason. CHP leader Ron Gray, in Ontario on a campaign tour, said today that his party has been asking for […]
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Constitutionality of Public Financing of Abortion Challenged in Estonia

TALLINN, Estonia, September 23, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Institute for the Culture of Life, a pro-life group based in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, has filed an application to the Chancellor of Justice of the Republic of Estonia, asking him to declare public financing of abortion unconstitutional. For years the Government of the Republic of Estonia has been paying 70 percent of the cost of every elective abortion, despite Article 16 of the constitution of Estonia, which states, “Everyone has the right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his or […]
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Amnesty International Rejects Criticism of its Attacks on Catholics over Homosexual ‘Rights’

By John-Henry Westen   BELFAST, September 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Recently Amnesty International’s branch in Northern Ireland came under fire from Catholic activists and a politician from the traditional Protestant party for attacking the Catholic Church during a Gay Pride parade in Belfast this summer (see: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/sep/08091103.html).  Dr. Esmond Birnie, an Ulster Unionist Party politician, wrote Amnesty’s local director Patrick Corrigan to express concern about a man mockingly dressed up as a Catholic Cardinal alongside an Amnesty International sign promoting homosexual sex, which read “Love is a Human Right.”   Corrigan admitted that the mock-Cardinal outfit was directed at Riga Cardinal Janis […]
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