U.S. Psychoanalytic Association Admits Political Bias in Pushing for Homosexuals in Military

By Kathleen Gilbert NEW YORK, January 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent statement from the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) supporting the inclusion of open homosexuals in the military admits that the medical group’s position on homosexuality is guided by an impetus for social action, rather than medical or scientific data. “Though it’s not widely known, psychoanalysts as a professional group are proactive on a number of social issues including homosexuality,” began a press release from the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), detailing their new “position statement” regarding homosexuals serving in the military. The statement goes on to affirm that the APsaA […]
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Pro-Abortion Forces Sue to Overturn State Pro-Life Amendment in Mexican Supreme Court

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MEXICO CITY, January 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Mexican Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought against a pro-life constitutional amendment recently passed by the state of Baja California. The amendment, created in response to attempts by Mexican socialists to legalize abortion on demand nationwide, states that “from the moment in which an individual is conceived, he enters under the protection of the law, and is treated as a born person for all corresponding legal effects, until his natural or non-induced death.” The suit against the amendment is being brought by the president of […]
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Lawsuit Filed for Baby Born Alive at Abortion Clinic then Killed and Hidden from Police

(02/06/09 – Breaking – Abortionist Stripped of Medical License in the Hialeah Baby Murder Casehttps://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/feb/09020607.html) MIAMI, Fla., January 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Tuesday, January 27, 2009, suit was filed by the Thomas More Society in Miami on behalf of Shanice Denise Osbourne, an infant girl who was allegedly murdered in July, 2006. The case claims that Shanice was born alive and then murdered by abortion clinic owner, Belkis Gonzalez. Thirteen defendants (including Gonzalez, abortionist Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacques Renelique and their conglomerate of four South Florida abortion clinics) have been sued for unlicensed and unauthorized medical practice, botched abortions, evasive […]
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Letters to the Editor for January 31, 2009

Exclusive Interview: Leading Vatican Prelate Says Document of US Bishops Partly to Blame for Election of “Most Pro-Abortion President”https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jan/09012805.html Dear editor, I just read yet another outstanding LifeSiteNews article, on Archbishop Burke and his entirely well-founded criticism of “Faithful Citizenship.” Words cannot adequately express how continually edified I am by your outstanding work. Thank you. Frank HannonMelrose, MA ____________________________________ Dear Sir: After hearing the comments of Madam Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, concerning the economic stimulus package, I think she needs to be ex-communicated from the Roman Catholic Church. She said, “We need to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to […]
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EWTN To Air Pro-Life Obama Ad on Superbowl Sunday that NBC Refused to Air

Irondale, AL, January 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life ad NBC refused to air during the Super Bowl can instead be seen on EWTN Global Catholic Network this Sunday Feb. 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET and continuing through midnight ET. The ad, sponsored by Fidelis and catholicvote.com, centers around the theme: “Life: Imagine the Potential.” It shows an ultrasound of an unborn child, and then the words: “This child’s future is a broken home. He will be abandoned by his father, his single mother will struggle to raise him. Despite the hardships he will endure. This child will become the […]
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A Super Bowl of Faith as Both Steelers and Cardinal Owners Are Deeply Committed Christians

By John-Henry Westen TAMPA, January 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Super Bowl XLIII has a tie in to the pro-life movement as one of the members of the Rooney family, which owns the Pittsburgh Steelers, is heavily involved in pro-life activism through the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor Michigan.  Brian Rooney, the Law Center’s Director of Communications and Development, is also a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers Board of Directors. Brian Rooney commented on Art Rooney Sr., the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers saying: “My grandfather, Art Rooney, went to church service everyday – no matter where he was or how […]
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Obama Chief of Staff Emanuel Holds Daily Private Conferences with ABC’s Stephanopoulos, Dem Pundits

 By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent Politico column has revealed a potentially scandalous influence of the White House on the media, in the form of a series of informal conversations between White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and ABC’s Chief Washington Correspondent George Stephanopoulos. Politico writer John F. Harris described “what may count as Washington’s longest-running conversation” among four old friends in the Washington political establishment: Emanuel, “This Week” host Stephanopoulos, and popular left-wing pundits James Carville and CNN’s Paul Begala. “In any given news cycle, it is quite likely that Washington’s prevailing […]
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Colombian Supreme Court Grants Broad Special Rights to Homosexual Couples

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BOGOTA, January 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of Colombia has ruled that homosexual couples are entitled a broad array of rights normally granted to heterosexual couples under the law. Under the ruling, announced on Wednesday, homosexual couples will receive equal status with heterosexual couples under 42 different provisions of the law, ranging from military benefits to naturalization of a foreign partner. Homosexuals will also be excused from testifying against their sex partners. However, the Court, in an apparent response to the strong pro-family values of Colombian society, did not grant the right to adopt […]
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Among Pro-Life Leaders – Fr. Groeschel, Scheidler – A Real Hope That Obama Will Convert

Editorial by John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – To me, one of the most startling things about this year’s March for Life in Washington was the number of pro-life leaders who expressed a real hope that President Barack Obama would convert and become pro-life.  I don’t mean that regular hope that we all retain (especially us converts or reverts) that no one is ever lost completely until death.  I mean a hope with a sprinkle of real optimism. Speaking with EWTN personality Father Benedict Groeschel after the Vigil Mass for the March for Life on January 21, […]
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