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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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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Final Comment on Broken Window Series

Dear Readers,   Once in a while we send out our Special Reports to you because readers have requested them for their records and want to forward them to others.   This series, primarily regarding the Catholic Church, was written to address a major factor in the advancement of the anti-life, anti-family forces – the negligence and weak response and even deep complicity in that advancement by Catholics who have been very badly shepherded in recent decades.   The Popes have thankfully been courageously outspoken, but they have generally been ignored on these issues by many of their clergy and […]
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Vatican to Issue Bioethics Instruction on Cloning, Stem Cell Research in December

By Kathleen Gilbert November 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cutting-edge questions on human cloning and stem-cell research are among the topics to be addressed in a Vatican document due for release December 12 of this year, according to the Catholic News Service. The document, which has been in the works for at least two years, will reportedly act as a follow-up to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s (CDF) 1987 instruction, Donum Vitae, by exploring more recent ethical problems and therapeutic options. When the doctrinal congregation convened in January 2007, prefect Cardinal William Levada said that much of the […]
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President George Bush’s Final Thanksgiving Day Message

November 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather together and express gratitude for all that we have been given, the freedoms we enjoy, and the loved ones who enrich our lives. We recognize that all of these blessings, and life itself, come not from the hand of man but from Almighty God. Every Thanksgiving, we remember the story of the Pilgrims who came to America in search of religious freedom and a better life. Having arrived in the New World, these early settlers gave thanks to the Author of Life for granting them […]
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Behind the Scenes of Volition: Coincidences and Startling Circumstances

By John Jalsevac (To see “Volition” go to: https://www.thedoorpost.com/hope/film/?film=420351f1aefa2b42b1772fe9d5cc044a) November 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The RED One has been described as the “Lamborghini” of digital film cameras; shooting in 4k resolution with a dynamic range close to that of traditional cameras, the RED prices at about $25,000, with all the necessary gadgets. And so, when a rented RED One was dropped on the second day of shooting the powerful pro-life short-film “Volition,” 22-year-old director Tim Morgan, and his younger brother and collaborator, Matthew, thought the game was up. “At that point we thought we had to throw in the towel, […]
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University of Calgary Pro-Life Students Defy Threats of Arrest over Pro-Life Display

 By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CALGARY, Alberta, November 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite opposition from the University of Calgary, Campus Pro-Life has continued its second day of displaying signs for the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) on the campus, in defiance of threats of arrest, fines and civil action by university officials. U of C administration yesterday issued a statement that said, “Earlier today University of Calgary Campus Security formally advised seven members of the Campus Pro-Life (CPL) group that they were trespassing on university property. The CPL members were asked to leave campus,” and “This afternoon, the University asked the Calgary […]
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Texas Court Ruling on Murder Case Defines Unborn Child as “Person”

By Kathleen Gilbert HARRIS CO., Texas, November 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Texas appellate court has upheld its ruling that affirms the personhood of an unborn child who was murdered along with its mother. Jacob Eguia, who was convicted of the capital murders of a woman and her nearly eight months gestation unborn child, challenged the court’s ruling on several points.  He argued that finding him guilty of the unborn child’s death violated the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution and Art. I, Sec. 6 of the Texas Constitution, which bars giving preference by law to a religion. In the […]
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Okla. Court Dismisses Suit seeking Same-Sex ‘Divorce’

TULSA, OK, November 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Oklahoma judge today sided with the state’s Supreme Court and dismissed a lawsuit that sought a “divorce” between two women Tuesday.  The two women had been originally “married” in Canada, where same-sex “marriage” is legal. The Oklahoma Supreme Court had already previously ruled that the lower court was within its authority to dismiss the divorce decree after the trial judge discovered both parties were of the same sex; but the high court returned the case to the trial court because the woman who filed the lawsuit claimed that she didn’t get a […]
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