UK Catholic Adoption Agencies Voluntarily Refuse Religious Opt-Out Clause for Homosexual Adoption

By Hilary White ROME, November 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic adoption agencies in the UK have refused to employ a legal opt-out built into the government’s Sexual Orientation Regulations (SOR), willingly opting for secularization instead, a British legal expert has said. In an interview with LifeSiteNews.com, Neil Addison, an expert in religious discrimination law, said that the reason Catholic adoption agencies in Britain are closing or secularizing is because they are not interested in remaining Catholic. Moreover, he said, the bishops have been complicit in their unwillingness to fight for the Catholic nature of their agencies. The crisis over the […]
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High-ranking Political Science Profs Say U of C “Overreacted” To Pro-Life Demonstrators

   By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CALGARY, Alberta, November 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of University of Calgary professors have issued a statement, published in the Calgary Herald today, condemning the U of C’s heavy-handed and intimidating “overreaction” to the Campus Pro-Life Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) display. This past Wednesday and Thursday pro-life students at the university had set up the GAP display, which includes graphic images of abortions and comparisons between abortion and past genocides. In the weeks leading up to the display, however, the university had threatened the students with arrest, suspension, expulsion, and other censures, if they […]
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University of Calgary Pro-Life Students Victorious – Administration Backs Down from Arrest Threats

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CALGARY, Alberta, November 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – University of Calgary officials have not followed through on their threats to arrest Campus Pro-Life students for erecting the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) display on campus grounds this week. This past Wednesday and Thursday pro-life students at the university had set up the GAP display, which includes graphic images of abortions and comparisons between abortion and past genocides. In the weeks leading up to the display, however, the university had threatened the students with arrest, suspension, expulsion, and other censures, if they did not agree either to turn the […]
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Czech Cabinet Approves Bill Enabling “Abortion Tourism”

By Kathleen Gilbert PRAGUE, November 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Czech cabinet has passed a controversial bill that would allow Czech doctors to kill the unborn children of EU residents from other countries with more restrictive abortion laws. Members of the Christian Democrat party (KDU-ÈSL) on Tuesday asked KDU-ÈSL head Jiri Cunek to begin coalition talks to attempt revision of the bill to change the “abortion tourism” provisions before it is submitted to the Parliament for final approval, according to the Czech News Agency.  The KDU-ÈSL has campaigned steadily in previous months against the abortion bill, as well as another […]
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Letters to the Editor for Friday, November 28, 2008

RE: Film Review: Volition – A Film that Demands a Radical Choicehttps://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/nov/08112501.html Please thank John Jalsevac for the powerful article and links. A great good is being done. The article John wrote framing the film and the film itself have left me simply speechless and profoundly grateful.  Thank you and God speed and protect you all. Sincerely,   Cheri Meulendyk ____________________________________   I watched ‘Volition’ and thought it was amazing! I would love to be able to share it with friends. Is there any way to post it on facebook or anything like that?   God Bless,  Enid Schiller ____________________________________ Re: […]
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New Planned Parenthood Report Boasts of Abortion Advocacy in Traditionally Pro-Life Regions

By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, NY, November 28, 2008 (C-FAM) –  International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has just released its annual performance report for 2007-2008 in which it boasts of pushing its abortion agenda in traditionally pro-life countries throughout Africa, Latin America and the Islamic world. IPPF asserts that “access to safe legal abortion is a public health and human rights imperative” and that the organization’s goal is to achieve “a universal recognition of a woman’s right to choose and have access to safe abortion, and a reduction in the incidence of unsafe abortion.” Advocacy trumps accuracy in a number […]
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Holy See Makes Strong Interventions at UN for Sanctity of Life

By Piero A. Tozzi NEW YORK, NY, November 28, 2008 (C-FAM) – In recent weeks, the Holy See has made a series of strong interventions at the United Nations (UN), upholding the dignity of human life while criticizing UN treaty compliance committees for overstepping their mandates by encroaching upon state sovereignty.  In advance of the debate on the Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty, the Holy See reminded delegates at the General Assembly (GA) that the most fundamental right is the right to life “from the moment of conception to natural death.” While it welcomed efforts to halt […]
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