Lawsuit Challenges $18 Million in Contracts Awarded to Colo. Abortionists

DENVER, CO, October 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Alliance Defense Fund attorneys and allied attorneys filed suit Wednesday, asking a Colorado court to cancel $18 million in illegal state contracts awarded over the last year to a Planned Parenthood affiliate and a Boulder abortion provider. “Public officials cannot toss aside the democratic process and the rule of law,” said lead counsel and ADF-allied attorney Barry Arrington of the Arvada law firm Arrington & Associates, P.C. “The governor and other state officials are not at liberty to ignore the will of the people on this matter. Colorado voters amended the state constitution […]
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Vote as if Lives Depend on It – Because They Do

By Colin Mason October 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Tuesday, Americans will participate in a historic election. The stakes are high, and the campaign hard-fought. Already, in states like North Carolina and Florida, early voting has drawn a record-smashing turnout. The nation’s voters are engaged in this election to a degree rare in American history, and pro-life voters must play their part. It is of paramount importance that values voters go to the voting booth on November 4th, and that they bring their pro-life convictions with them. There are stark differences between the two candidates on the life issues. John […]
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Court Upholds Harassed Sixth Grader’s Right to Wear Pro-Life T-shirts

ANN ARBOR, MI, October 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) — A Federal Judge in Minnesota has signed a Stipulated Permanent Injunction this month, allowing a sixth grade student of the Hutchinson Middle School, located in Hutchinson, Minnesota, to wear his pro-life t-shirts to school. The sixth grader, referred to in the lawsuit as “K. B.” because of his age, is a Christian who wore several different pro-life t-shirts to school to proclaim his belief that abortion is the wrongful taking of an innocent life and a grave offense to the Law of God. However, the principal and several teachers, on over a […]
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Abortion Given Legal Boost in 16 Countries in Last Decade

By Jonquil Frankham October 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The current issue of the journal “International Family Planning Perspectives” records a worldwide trend toward the legalization of abortion. The journal is published by the Guttmacher Institute, originally a branch of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and lauds this “global trend toward liberalization of abortion policies.” It reports that only two nations, El Salvador and Nicaragua, have made abortion illegal, while 16 have “increased the number of grounds on which abortions may be legally performed.” “An additional 10 countries maintained their existing grounds for abortion,” the article notes, “but adopted changes […]
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Cardinal O’Malley: Right to Life “Centerpiece” of Catholic Teaching

By Kathleen Gilbert BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – By defending the right to life, American Catholic bishops and their flock bear witness to the “centerpiece” of Catholic teaching as well as the proper “vision of democracy,” writes Cardinal O’Malley of Boston in a statement released today. Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley wrote the statement in response to a Boston globe inquiry regarding the recent surge of U.S. bishops speaking out against abortion this election season.  “In defending the cause of life, we are not only fulfilling our vocation as Catholics, but we are also defending the vision of democracy […]
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Pope To Canada: “I Know it is Possible” For You to Turn to a Culture of Life and Respect Natural Mar

By John-Henry Westen   VATICAN CITY, October 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today Pope Benedict XVI addressed Canadians as he greeted the new Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See, Anne Leahy.   In his address, the Holy Father noted his concern for Canada’s growing lack of respect for life and family, despite the fact that Canadian culture has Catholicism as one of its cornerstones and has been recognized as a champion of human rights and dignity.  “Nevertheless, profound changes can be noticed today, which are seen in different sectors and at times cause concern to the point of asking ourselves if it does […]
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Archbishop of Omaha Issues Voting Statement To Be Read At All Parishes This Sunday

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OMAHA, Nebraska, October 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archbishop of Omaha, Most Reverend Elden F. Curtiss, has provided the people of his diocese with a clear directive on the “serious moral obligation to promote the common good by exercising our right to vote,” which he has asked pastors to make available to parishioners this weekend. Explaining that “the core of Catholic moral and social teaching is respect for the sacred dignity of every human life,” the Archbishop joined the more than 80 Catholic prelates who have said that abortion and right to life are the defining […]
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Couple Chooses Life and Sextuplets

Tuesday June 12, 2007 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Couple Chooses Life and Sextuplets By Peter J. Smith MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, June 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Minnesota couple welcomed the birth of all six of their sextuplets at St. Luke’s Hospital in Minneapolis yesterday, although the couple’s and their childrens’ story would have been far different if doctors had their way. “The babies arrived sooner than we’d hoped for, but we are optimistic,” father Ryan Morrison said in a statement. “Brianna is doing well. Thanks to all who are praying for our family. We are very happy to […]
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