Victory: California Marriage Proposition 8 Passes in Historic Battle

By John Jalsevac November 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The homosexualist lobby received one of its stiffest blows in years, and one which may ultimately serve as a permanent setback for same-sex “marriage” in the US, after California’s Proposition 8, the ballot measure to define marriage as being exclusively between a man and a woman, is projected to pass by a narrow majority vote. The proposition was ahead by margin of 52% to 48% with 95% of precincts reporting as of 8am today. The referendum called for the California constitution to be amended by adding the phrase: “Only marriage between a man […]
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Pro-life, Pro-family Leaders Respond to Obama Election with Renewed Vigor and Call to Arms

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amid the maelstrom of emotion following Sen. Barack Obama’s successful bid for the White House Tuesday night, pro-life and pro-family leaders around the country are exhorting their constituents to engage the next chapter in the pro-life movement with renewed determination, as the country now hails the most pro-abortion president in history. President of the Susan B. Anthony List Marjorie Dannenfelser issued a statement acknowledging the new challenges that pro-life women, inspired by the example of Gov. Sarah Palin, face in the election’s aftermath.  “With the entire federal government under the […]
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Michigan Voters Approve Embryonic Stem Cell Research by Narrow Margin

By Tim Waggoner LANSING, MI, November 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, voters in Michigan narrowly passed Proposition 2, which amends the state constitution to expand the ability of researchers to create embryonic stem cells with human embryos from fertility clinics. The proposition stipulates that the embryos must have been scheduled to be discarded and are not more than 14 days old. Proposition 2 passed by a slim margin of 52 percent to 48 percent. The battle over the issue was often heated, with supporters from both sides of Proposition 2 campaigning heavily in the weeks before Michigan citizens voted on […]
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With the Help of Catholics…Obama’s Victory

Commentary by Deal Hudson November 5, 2008 (insidecatholic.com) – When the U.S. bishops hold their annual meeting in Baltimore next week, one item on the agenda will be approval of the new Order for the Blessing of the Child in the Womb.   The blessing, according to the USCCB, “was prepared to support parents awaiting the birth of their child, to encourage in the parish prayers for and recognition of the gift of the child in the womb, and to foster respect for human life within society.” If approved by the bishops, the Blessing of the Child in the Womb will […]
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“Jane Roe” in Roe v. Wade Now Pro-life, Urges Pro-life Vote in Election Ad

By Kathleen Gilbert November 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Norma McCorvey, formerly known as the “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade, has released a video with the Catholic News Agency asking American voters to support the presidential candidate who would appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices.  McCorvey, whose Supreme Court victory legalized abortion and became the cornerstone of “abortion rights,” experienced a conversion in 1995 and now battles to reverse the decision as a pro-life Catholic. “On November 4th, we will have the last chance in a generation to reverse Roe,” says McCorvey.  “One vote, your vote, could determine who the next Supreme […]
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Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines Vows to Stop Passage of Reproductive Health Bill

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MANILA, Philippines, November 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ligaya Acosta, Director of Human Life International (HLI)-Asia, says the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL) of the Catholic Church in the Philippines will continue its work to stop the passage of the controversial Reproductive Health Bill currently before the House of Representatives. Acosta, a Catholic physician, told the Union of Catholic Asian News that before joining HLI-Asia, the worldwide organization dedicated to upholding the value of human life based on Catholic teaching, she had worked for 29 years with the Philippine Department of Health. She resigned, however, to […]
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