Pro-lifers Rejoice as Anti-Life, Anti-Family Daschle Withdraws HHS Bid

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., February 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after Tom Daschle, a veteran pro-abortion defender in the U.S. Senate, has withdrawn his bid as Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary after it was revealed he had failed to pay over $100,000 in taxes. The latest in a string of nomination blunders in the Obama administration, Daschle stepped down after news of back taxes surrounding underreported consulting fees, charitable contributions, and some assets.  Questions were also floated concerning a potential conflict of interests related to speaking fees he accepted from health […]
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European Court Rules Portugal Broke the Law by Blocking Abortion Boat

By Hilary White STRASBOURG, February 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the Portuguese government broke the law in preventing the Dutch abortion boat from landing when it attempted to enter Portuguese territory in 2004, when abortion was against the law. Abortionist and foundress of the “Women on Waves” project, Rebecca Gomperts, said she is delighted with the finding. “We shall use the judgment for new campaigns outside Europe,” she said. In 2004, the abortion ship was denied access to Portuguese ports by politicians and the courts. Portuguese officials ordered two naval vessels out to ensure […]
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Vatican Official: Bishops Have no Choice But to Refuse Communion to Pro-Abort Politicians

By Hilary White ROME, January 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Raymond Burke, in an exclusive interview last week, told LifeSiteNews.com that the issue of pro-abortion politicians continuing to receive Holy Communion is still one of major concern and that it is the duty of bishops to ensure that they are refused. He told LifeSiteNews.com, “I don’t understand the continual debate that goes on about it. There’s not a question that a Catholic who publicly, and after admonition, supports pro-abortion legislation is not to receive Holy Communion and is not to be given Holy Communion.” “The Church’s law is very clear,” […]
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New Octuplets Were Leftover IVF Embryos, Mom Faces Anger for not Aborting

By Kathleen Gilbert LOS ANGELES, February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to the grandmother of octuplets born in California last week, rather than allow her leftover frozen embryos to be destroyed, dissected in a laboratory, or frozen indefinitely, their mother chose to give them a chance at life by implanting them in her womb.  Little did she expect to give birth to eight relatively healthy babies, or to be deluged first by congratulations, then by scorn, as critics questioned her choice not to selectively abort as a single mother of reportedly little means. Suleman, anonymous at the time, made headlines […]
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Obama Picks Porn Lawyer for #2 at Justice

CHICAGO, February 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama has made a major mistake and put America’s families at risk by selecting David Ogden to become Deputy Attorney General, says Fidelis, a pro-family organization. “David Ogden is a hired gun from Playboy and ACLU. He can’t run from his long record of opposing common sense laws protecting families, women, and children.  The United States Senate has a responsibility to the American people to insure that Mr. Ogden’s full record is fully reviewed before any vote on his nomination” said Brian Burch, President of Fidelis. “Ogden’s record is nothing short of obscene. […]
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LifeSite Special Report – The Address of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, to the Roman Curia on the occasion of their Christmas Greetings

Tuesday December 23, 2008 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips The Address of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, to the Roman Curia on the occasion of their Christmas Greetings Sala Clementina, Vatican City, Monday 22nd December 2008 Your Eminences, Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate and Presbyterate, Dear brothers and sisters! The birthday of the Lord is at hand. Every family feels the desire to be reunited, to savour the unique and unrepeatable atmosphere which this feast is capable of creating. Even the family of the Roman Curia also finds itself here, this morning, in accordance with an appealing […]
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Abortion Encouraged in Ukraine as Unborn Babies Used for Russian Beauty Treatments

Tuesday May 24, 2005 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Abortion Encouraged in Ukraine as Unborn Babies Used for Russian Beauty Treatments KIEV, May 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UK Observer exclusive has revealed that the trafficking of unborn baby body tissues for use as “beauty” treatments in Russia is a booming trade. The unborn children are purchased from Ukrainian women – some of whom are also ‘duped’ by racketeering doctors who convince the women that the unborn baby is defective and needs to be aborted – thereafter selling the aborted child. The babies are cryogenically frozen and advertised […]
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