Attempts to Impose Legal Abortion on Northern Ireland will Trigger Constitutional Crisis say MLAs

By Hilary White BELFAST, October 9, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Attempts by Westminster to force legalised abortion onto the province of Northern Ireland could spark a constitutional crisis, say MLAs. Assembly Member, Pat Ramsey (SDLP), called it “outrageous that British MPs are attempting to impose abortion against the clear wishes of the people of Northern Ireland.” Such a move “could collapse the entire Assembly,” he told the Irish Catholic newspaper. “I don’t think there’d be much point in having an assembly where all the parties are opposed to abortion, but the British Government imposes it anyway.” Jeffrey Donaldson (DUP) agreed, saying that […]
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Amazing Stories Come out of 2008 Life Chain

By Kathleen Gilbert October 9, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The 21st annual Life Chain drew hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers onto the streets this past Sunday. Motorists in over 1,600 locations in America and Canada witnessed protesters peacefully holding signs decrying the brutality of abortion. “On the whole, the Life Chain was a great success,” said Suresh Dominic of Canada’s Campaign Life Coalition about the 2008 campaign.  This year’s Life Chain saw the most participants and locations since the campaign began in 1987.  Over 1,400 cities officially joined Life Chain, many with several locations. Participants in the Life Chain spread themselves […]
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Harper Ditches Plans to Pull Tax Credits for Extremely Offensive Films

By John Jalsevac October 9, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the Conservatives continue to fall in the polls, party leader Stephen Harper has again extended the olive branch to social liberals, announcing his intention to abandon Conservative plans to cut tax credits for films deemed to be offensive or not in the public’s best interest. Bill C-10, an act to amend the Income Tax Act, currently includes a controversial clause that would allow the Canadian Heritage Minister to deny tax credits to extremely offensive films. But in his recently unveiled re-election platform Harper said that, despite the fact that “these proposals […]
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Mandatory Homosexual Indoctrination in Grade School Survives after Supreme Court Turns Down Case

By Kathleen Gilbert LEXINGTON, MA, October 8, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After mounting a ferocious battle to preserve traditional marriage values, David Parker could only watch helplessly as the United States Supreme Court left intact a lower court ruling that allowed Massachusetts schools to promote homosexuality in the classroom without telling parents or allowing them to opt out. “The Federal Supreme court of the United States has tragically decided to deny our case from moving forward,” said Parker in a statement following the Supreme Court rejection.  “We have exhausted all our legal options in the Federal system for the protection of young children in […]
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Harper Would Have to Personally Kill an Unborn Baby to Avoid the Hidden Agenda Charge

Editorial by John-Henry Westen  Editor-in-Chief LifeSiteNews.com  OTTAWA, October 8, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper went on a verbal rampage against the right to life of unborn children last week, promising not only that a Conservative government would not open the abortion issue, but that it would prevent anyone else from raising it.     Asked by a reporter if Harper could give assurances to pro-abortion groups, who are accusing the Conservatives of engineering a stealth pro-life campaign, Harper said that he could.  “The answer is yes.  This government will not open, will not permit anyone to open the […]
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Ottawa Archbishop Lists Pro-Life as Top Concern When Selecting Candidates

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, October 8, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, in an interview with Zenit, addressed the challenges faced by religious voters who wish to bring their beliefs to bear during Canada’s election. The Archbishop spoke about the issues he believes are most relevant to voters, the foremost being the right to life. He referred especially to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ election study guide which gives four main points for consideration for voters, in descending order of importance: 1) The right to life as the foundational principle grounding all others;   2) Giving priority […]
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New Study Shows 26% in Oregon Who Requested Suicide Were Experiencing Depression

Commentary by Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition   OLYMPIA, October 8, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – People in Washington State need to be aware that if the I-1000 assisted suicide Initiative is passed, people who experience depression will not be protected under “Oregon Style” guidelines.   The recently published study by Ganzini et al. proves that 26% of people in Oregon who requested assisted suicide were experiencing depressive disorders. Even though many of those people were incompetent or unable to “freely choose” assisted suicide, they were nevertheless given a prescription for lethal drugs and died by ingesting those drugs.   The […]
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Canadian Artist and Catholic Novelist Michael O’Brien on Modesty in the Culture of Shamelessness

Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts from Michael O’Brien’s full essay which is available on LifeSiteNews.com here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/oct/08100805.html   OTTAWA, October 8, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Much of current fashion, especially for women, is an assault upon the ultimate good of those who wear such clothing. It is cunningly designed for attraction, enticement, and seduction, reinforcing the great lie which dominates modern consciousness. This lie tells us that the body is simply an object which we possess as our own, to do with as we like.  “Semi-nudity has become commonplace on magazine covers, advertisements, at swimming pools and beaches. Total nudity is […]
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