Family Denied Permanent Residency in Australia Because of Down Syndrome Child

By Jonquil Frankham SYDNEY, Australia, November 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr Bernhard Moeller, a German physician who has been helping fill the doctor shortage in Australia’s Victoria state, has been denied permanent residency because his 13-year old son has Down syndrome. Down syndrome is a disability caused by an extra 21st chromosome, and has several illnesses associated with it, such as congenital heart disease and chronic ear infections. “A medical officer of the Commonwealth assessed that his son’s existing medical condition was likely to result in a significant and ongoing cost to the Australian community,” a spokesman from the Department […]
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“Barak Obama on Abortion” – The Online Book with All the Details

By Kathleen Gilbert November 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) has released an online book documenting the extreme pro-abortion advocacy of Barack Obama, proving that the Democratic presidential candidate has a spotless pro-abortion record in his years as a legislator. A quote from Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe features prominently on the first page: “On abortion, no presidential candidate has ever been so extreme.” The document, entitled “Barack Obama on Abortion,” focuses its attack on Obama’s radical beliefs, ushering forth a long list of news clippings, speech and press release quotes,and copies of original senate voting […]
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Cardinal Defends “Nazi” Comments on Bill Permitting Research on Human Embryos

By Hilary White EDINBURGH, November 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Scottish Catholic prelate defended his controversial comments from criticism late last week, after legislators reacted against being compared with Nazis for their support for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology bill. Keith Cardinal O’Brien, the archbishop of Edinburgh had issued an open letter to MPs, deploring their support for the bill’s “grotesque,” “horrifying” and “nightmarish” provisions on embryo experimentation. MPs and Peers who supported the legislation reacted harshly to the Cardinal’s criticism, accusing the Church of “scaremongering.” Labour MP Jim Sheridan, who, although claiming to be a Catholic has a long record of voting […]
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Human Rights Commission: “Kill the Christian” Lyrics OK, but Criticize Homosexuality? No Way

By Hilary White RED DEER, Alberta, November 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Alberta Human Rights Commission (HRC) has come under scrutiny again for what critics are calling a brazen double standard in its treatment of “hate” and discrimination. Blogger, lawyer and democratic activist Ezra Levant has revealed that Alberta Human Rights Commissioner Lori Andreachuk, who in a ruling earlier this year ordered a Christian pastor to publish a renunciation of his Christian views in the local newspaper, in 2003 dismissed a complaint against a rock music group who used lyrics in one of their recordings that urged listeners to “kill […]
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Michigan Bishop to Voters: Abortion can Only be Outweighed by an Evil Equivalent “in Number and Kind

By Kathleen Gilbert SAGINAW, Michigan, November 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Robert J. Carlson of Saginaw issued a pastoral letter in the eve of the U.S. campaign season, urging Catholics to heed the “special burden on the conscience” imposed by the destruction of innocent life, particularly through abortion. In the first section of his letter, Bishop Carlson poses the question: “Isn’t abortion just one issue among others in this election?”   He answers, “No.  Any serious Catholic voter must recognize abortion as the premier threat to human rights and dignity in our day.” Because abortion consists in the murder of about […]
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Queen of Spain Denounces Abortion, Euthanasia, and “Gay Marriage”

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman   MADRID, November 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Queen of Spain, Doña Sofia Margarita Victoria Frederica, has made headlines in her country by denouncing abortion, euthanasia, and “gay marriage” in a recent book.   The book, “The Queen Up Close,” which consists of interviews with Doña Sofia, quotes her as saying that she is “absolutely” against abortion. “It is necessary to respect every living child, every child that has begun to live,” the book quotes her as saying.  “And to be in favor of life is not backward, nor is it something confined to Christianity.  It […]
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Utah Mormon University Lets Go of Professor Over Homosexual Marriage Support

Thursday June 15, 2006 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Utah Mormon University Lets Go of Professor Over Homosexual Marriage Support By Gudrun Schultz PROVO, Utah, June 15, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A philosophy professor at Brigham Young University has been told he will not be re-hired, after he openly supported homosexual marriage in an article published by a local newspaper June 4. “I believe opposing gay marriage and seeking a constitutional amendment against it is immoral,” adjunct professor Jeffrey Nielsen wrote in the Salt Lake Tribune. “I believe that…legalizing gay marriage reinforces the importance of committed relationships and would […]
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CBC PROPAGANDA PROMOTES ASSISTED SUICIDE

Thursday January 13, 2000 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips CBC PROPAGANDA PROMOTES ASSISTED SUICIDE OTTAWA, Jan 13 (LSN.ca) – Canada’s publicly funded broadcaster, CBC, aired a “propaganda piece” promoting assisted suicide on the January 11 edition of its National Magazine. “Life and Death in Oregon,” covered one man’s journey in his decision to choose legal assisted suicide in the state of Oregon, the only jurisdiction in the world where assisted suicide is legal. Alex Schadenberg, president of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Ontario (EPCO) told LifeSite that while the program gave a pretense of presenting both sides it […]
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Organization Warns of Shortage of Young Americans As Population Growth Slows

Tuesday October 17, 2006 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Organization Warns of Shortage of Young Americans As Population Growth Slows U.S facing $80-trillion deficit in Social Security and Medicare alone FRONT ROYAL, Va., October 17, 2006 (pop.org/LifeSiteNews.com) – America’s population reached 300 million this morning. However, a population organization is warning there is nevertheless a shortage of young people in the United States. “Since 1975, the proportion of Americans between the ages of 15 and 24, those who are about to enter or who have just entered the workforce, has been in decline,” said Steven Mosher, President of […]
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Christian Student Sues Missouri State U After Punished for Opposing Homosexual Adoption

Tuesday October 31, 2006 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Christian Student Sues Missouri State U After Punished for Opposing Homosexual Adoption Prof Pressured Students to Lobby in Favour of Homosexual Adoption By John-Henry Westen SPRINGFIELD, MO, October 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Missouri State University student Emily Brooker is a Christian who stood up for her faith despite outrageous retaliation by her professor and other faculty at the university. One of Brooker’s MSU professors, Frank G. Kauffman, assigned to his students a project promoting homosexual foster homes and adoption. The project required the entire class to write and individually […]
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