Jesuit University Yanks Abortion Insurance, but University Clinic Refers for Abortions

By Kathleen Gilbert SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic University of San Francisco (USF) has apologized for the abortion coverage included in a new health insurance package for USF students, and has affirmed they will strike it out of the plan.  However, at the same time a contributing editor with Our Sunday Visitor has just revealed that the University’s health clinic refers students seeking abortion to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. After news broke of the brochure’s abortion coverage, Assistant Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Gary MacDonald stated: “It was not the University’s intention […]
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Cherie Blair Denies Pro-Abortion Label at Angelicum Lecture

By Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, December 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This morning, at a lecture at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome, Cherie Blair said that as a lifetime practising Catholic, “it would be rather strange if I didn’t adhere to the teachings of the Church” and that although she may have “difficulties” with the Church’s teaching on artificial contraception she upholds the principle of the right to life. She admitted, “I am on the record as having had difficulties with accepting the current [Catholic] teaching of responsible parenthood,” but added, “there is a […]
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American Society of Reproductive Medicine Statement Confirms the Pill Causes Abortion

By Ellen M. Rice December 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amidst an ongoing debate among prolife advocates about whether to classify the Pill as an abortifacient or a prophylactic, pro-abortion advocates have published an authoritative statement declaring that the Pill prevents implantation of embryos, thereby causing an abortion.  In a supplement to its November 2008 issue, top reproductive health journal Fertility and Sterility published the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) statement, “Hormonal contraception: recent advances and controversies.”  In a summary of the development of contraception in the United States the statement called oral contraceptives the “most widely used” reversible method.  […]
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Homosexualist Catholic Irish President Speaks at Jesuit University

   SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday the University of San Francisco, a Catholic institution, bestowed an honorary degree upon Irish President Mary McAleese, despite her public dissent from fundamental Church teaching on homosexuality and the male priesthood. McAleese is the founding legal advisor to the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform, the Irish group that motivated the country’s parliament in 1993 to pass a law legalizing same-sex activity. This past October McAleese spoke at a forum organized by the homosexualist group “Belong To,” where she called for an end to “homophobic bullying” and indicated that finding out that you […]
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Evangelical Association Lobbyist Quits Under Fire for Same-Sex Union, Obama Comments

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rev. Richard Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has announced his resignation as Chief Lobbyist and Vice President for Governmental Affairs after coming under fire from colleagues for his recent comments supporting government-supplied contraception, homosexual unions, and the candidacy of pro-abortion Barack Obama. His resignation concludes 28 years of service and leadership in the Washington, DC office of NAE. “In a December 2, 2008 broadcast interview on National Public Radio, Richard responded to questions and made statements that did not appropriately represent the values and convictions of NAE […]
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The Full Text of Dignitas Personae: The Vatican’s New Instruction on Bioethics

 Introduction 1. The dignity of a person must be recognized in every human being from conception to natural death. This fundamental principle expresses a great “yes” to human life and must be at the center of ethical reflection on biomedical research, which has an ever greater importance in today’s world.  The Church’s Magisterium has frequently intervened to clarify and resolve moral questions in this area. The Instruction Donum vitae was particularly significant.1 And now, twenty years after its publication, it is appropriate to bring it up to date. The teaching of Donum vitae remains completely valid, both with regard to […]
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LifeSite Special Report – World Health Organization Accused of Using SARS for Political Agendas

Monday April 28, 2003 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips World Health Organization Accused of Using SARS for Political Agendas Putting Toronto on travel danger list considered WHO “junk science” power grab TORONTO, Ont., April 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Most Toronto citizens, who are going about their lives quite normally, are puzzled over the fear and paranoia of people outside the city who are afraid to travel to Toronto and many within the city who are needlessly worrying themselves sick over what they are hearing and reading from the media. It is actually extremely rare to encounter someone who […]
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Pro-Life World Coming to the Defence of Luxembourg Monarch’s Stand against Euthanasia

By Hilary White ROME, December 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US-based Alliance Defence Fund (ADF) has announced they will be launching a legal challenge to a new law in Luxembourg legalizing euthanasia. Last week, the world was shocked when the parliament of the tiny but venerable European state of Luxembourg proposed to strip its head of state, the Grand Duke Henri, of his veto powers when the latter announced he would refuse to give royal assent to the law. The ADF, a network of Christian attorneys, announced today that attorneys were standing ready to offer pro bono legal assistance to […]
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