New Washington “No on I-1000” Ad Features Woman Who Was Offered Assisted Suicide by Insurance Compan

By Jonquil Frankham WASHINGTON, October 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new television ad in Washington State shows footage of an interview with a recently deceased Oregon woman whose insurance company said it would pay for the drugs with which she could kill herself, but not for a potentially helpful treatment (See: https://www.noassistedsuicide.com/) Barbara Ann Wagner was refused insurance coverage for the drugs that her doctor recommended to help treat her cancer. Instead she was sent a letter from her insurance company that offered to pay for a lethal dose of “medication.” After Wagner’s story went public, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the […]
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40 Days for Life Ottawa Closing Rally – Sunday November 2, 2008

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, October 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The 40 Days for Life Ottawa campaign will conclude with a rally at Ground Zero (Morgentaler Abortion Mill, 65 Bank Street) on Sunday November 2, at 6:00 p.m. The rally will be followed by a candle light procession to St. Patrick’s Basilica on Kent St. where Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Prendergast, with a reception afterward. The 40 Days for Life Ottawa campaign has been a resounding success, with prayer for an end to abortion being offered not only by vigil-keepers on site 24 hours a day, seven days […]
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“Forces of Darkness” Distorting British Laws and Consciences on Embryology Bill: Edinburgh Cardinal

By Hilary White LONDON, October 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com ) – The “forces of darkness have distorted the laws and consciences” of the British and the government’s anti-life Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) bill is the result, Keith Cardinal O’Brien of Edinburgh told a conference of pro-life advocates in Glasgow this weekend. Speaking at the Annual Conference of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), the Cardinal said that although SPUC has his full support, he is “not happy in that this Society still has to exist.” “One might hope that in the not-too-distant future we would have a […]
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State of Georgia Seeks Execution of Convict Despite New Evidence

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman October 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Georgia man is slated to be executed despite new evidence that casts doubt on his murder conviction. Troy Davis, 40, has spent 17 years on death row protesting his innocence.  Since his trial in 1991, seven out of nine witnesses who identified him in the shooting of a policeman have retracted their testimony. Witnesses say that they were intimidated or duped into signing statements incriminating Davis, when in fact they never clearly saw him shoot Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail, 27.  One such witness says he is illiterate and that his affidavit […]
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Over 80 Bishops Say Abortion/Life Issues Defining Issues of Election

By Tim Waggoner WASHINGTON, October 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A comprehensive list compiled by InsideCatholic.com reveals that more than 80 U.S. bishops have proclaimed abortion and the life issues to be the defining issues in the upcoming election, including 22 bishops who signed on to a joint statement by the New York bishops, and another 10 bishops who signed on to a Pennsylvania joint statement. Just three days ago, LifeSiteNews.com reported that popular Catholic writer and blogger Rocco Palmo had calculated that approximately 50 bishops have proclaimed abortion and the life issues to be the defining issues in the election; but […]
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PARENTS CANNOT OPT KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL CONTRACEPTIVE PROGRAM

Tuesday April 25, 2000 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips PARENTS CANNOT OPT KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL CONTRACEPTIVE PROGRAM INTERLAKE, Manitoba, Apr 25 (LSN.ca) – Parents are in an uproar in the Interlake region of Manitoba where a school nurse has announced,with the backing of the province’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, that parents will have no right to prevent nurses from providing their children with contraceptives. The Winnipeg Free Press reported last week that public health nurse Sandy Phillips told a packed school board meeting in Stonewall recently that parents can’t block their children’s access to birth control […]
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