Obama Urged to Battle Injustice, Poverty, and Abortion

By Kathleen Gilbert SILVER SPRING, Maryland, December 19, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A network of anti-war, anti-poverty and anti-abortion advocates has issued a response to Barack Obama’s call for input for the future administration. They are urging the President-elect to consider in every policy-making decision, “Would this policy enhance the dignity, affirm the worth and increase the well-being of humans at all stages of life and in all circumstances?” The memorandum was issued by Consistent Life, an interfaith and international coalition of 200 organizations and prominent individuals who decry the threat to human rights posed by war, abortion, poverty, racism, capital […]
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South Korean Physicians Refuse to Pull Life Support from Disabled Woman, Appeal to Supreme Court

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski SEOUL, S. Korea, December 19, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Doctors at Severance Hospital in Sinchon-dong are refusing to carry out the sentence of the Western District Court ordering doctors to remove life support, including feeding tubes, from a comatose woman. The physicians are appealing the ruling to S. Korea’s Supreme Court. AsiaNews reports that the administration of Severance Hospital said that it would wait until December 17, the deadline established by the District Court for carrying out the euthanasia, before taking any action, and has now rejected the court’s decision. “This is a question concerning life, and […]
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Merry Christmas: V-Monologues Unwrap $1K from Boston College Students and Support from Theology Dept

MANASSAS, Va., December 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The student senate at Boston College voted to allocate $1,000 in college funds for increased 2009 campus productions of The Vagina Monologues.  The Observer reports that a list of co-sponsors, including the theology department, was presented to the students in support of funding productions of the oft-criticized play. The Vagina Monologues is a sexually explicit play that favorably describes lesbian rape, group masturbation, and the reduction of sexuality to selfish pleasure.  It is produced with the hope that by raising the awareness of violence against women, incidents of abuse will decrease. The UGBC […]
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Conservative Pro-Life Leader Paul Weyrich Passes Away

Washington, D.C., December 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Paul M. Weyrich, chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation and first president of The Heritage Foundation, died this morning around 1 a.m. He was 66 years old. Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins made the following comments in his daily radio commentary Washington Watch Daily: “My good friend Paul Weyrich is gone. He was just sixty-six years old. Many people will be surprised at that. That’s because we’ve watched Paul for decades as he battled diabetes, as he suffered amputations, but never, never any loss of his fighting spirit. Paul […]
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LifeSIteNews NewsBytes for December 18, 2008

Hollywood’s Danny Glover Backs FOCA and Gay “Marriage”  https://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=40918   Dr Philip Nitschke launches ‘flawless’ euthanasia device  https://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,27574,24816520-2682,00.html   Pro-Life Blog wins best New Blog Award  https://cdnba.wordpress.com/2008/12/17/best-new-blog-of-2008/   Senator Sam Brownback to Announce Retirement Likely Run for Kansas Governorship  https://www.kwch.com/Global/story.asp?S=9542417 The Pill: What You Might Not Know  https://abcnews.go.com/print?id=6484342   Church teaching on birth control could be wrong, says English Catholic bishop  https://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/damian_thompson/blog/2008/12/18/church_teaching_on_birth_control_could_be_wrong_says_english_catholic_bishop   Pope: crisis helps restore simplicity to Christmas  https://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jH9IAjeUs887lmq9CcBiZMNK_AdwD954FV000   Archbishop of Canterbury ‘laughs’ at controversy over Sharia law  https://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/damian_thompson/blog/2008/12/18/archbishop_of_canterbury_laughs_at_controversy_over_sharia_law   Pro-family advocates uncover porn site ad scam  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=83792    Dominican cardinal blasts the U.N. for promoting immorality  […]
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Vatican: Use of Morning After Pills “Fall Within the Sin of Abortion” – Will Catholic Hospitals Now

Editorial by John-Henry Westen   VATICAN CITY, December 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the December 12 document Dignitatis Personae, the Vatican has condemned the use of morning after pills as falling “within the sin of abortion,” and thus being “gravely immoral.” LifeSiteNews.com has reported often in the last few years that many Catholic hospitals in North America offer the morning after pill to women who are or claim to be victims of rape. Bishop Elio Sgreccia who assisted in the preparation of Dignitatis Personae, noted in an interview with LifeSiteNews.com last February that there is no exception for rape.   The morning […]
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More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims

POZNAN, Poland, December 18, 2008 – The UN global warming conference which concluded Friday in Poland faced a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting scientists from around the globe who criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.  A newly updated U.S. Senate Minority Report was released last week featuring the dissenting voices of over 650 international scientists, many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN.    The report has added about 250 scientists (and growing) in 2008 to the over 400 scientists who spoke out in […]
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Catholic Health Association Applauds Pro-Abortion Cabinet Picks Lamented by Pro-Lifers

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Health Association (CHA) has praised President-elect Obama’s health administration picks, including Tom Daschle for Secretary of Health and Human Services, despite simultaneous dismay from the pro-life corner, which has pointed out his documented and indefatigable support for abortion on Capitol Hill.  The former Democratic Senate majority leader, an early and avid Obama supporter, gained notoriety for his liberal views on abortion when he opposed the partial-birth abortion ban, endorsed taxpayer-funded military abortions, and supported taxpayer funding to provide morning-after pills to young public school girls. CHA, which has […]
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