“Brain Death” is Life, Not Death: Neurologists, Philosophers, Neonatologists, Jurists, and Bioethici

By Hilary White – Rome correspondent ROME, February 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – If a patient is able to process oxygen from the lungs into the bloodstream, maintain a normal body temperature, digest food and expel waste, grow to normal adult size from the age of four to twenty, and even carry a child to term, can he or she be considered dead? Can a person who is “dead” wake up and go on later to finish a university degree? Can a corpse get out of bed, go home and go fishing? Can he get married and have children? These are […]
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Priests for Life Canada Launches New Website

February 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Priests for Life Canada, established in 1996, has been busy re-organizing since Fr. Tom Lynch came on board as National Director in May of 2008. In order to better fulfill its main mandate (“Working to Support, Inform, and Empower Catholic Clergy to build a Culture of Life”) the organization has for the past six months been working on developing a new website, which has just been launched. (See: https://www.priestsforlifecanada.com/)  The new site is professional, user friendly, and provides Culture of Life information on various issues to both clergy and laity. The content information on the […]
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Congress Snubs Proposed Amendments Blocking Coerced Abortion/Sterilization Funding

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., February 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Congress prevented consideration of two amendments that would have blocked funding of overseas abortions as well as coerced abortion and sterilization, in the $410 billion Omnibus spending bill the House approved yesterday. One of the amendments proposed by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) attempted to fix a loophole whereby the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) will be able to receive money, despite federal policy that forbids funding organizations that support forced sterilization and abortion.  The U.S. stopped funding the UNFPA after 2001 investigations discovered that the Fund supports and promotes China’s coercive one-child policy.  […]
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BILL GATES FUNDS POPULATION CONTROL IN SOUTH AFRICA

Thursday December 2, 1999 BILL GATES FUNDS POPULATION CONTROL IN SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG, Dec 2 (LSN.ca) – International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) announced yesterday that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $3 million (US) towards the South African IPPF affiliate. The money is aimed at “providing reproductive health information, counselling and clinical services to young people” in the African country. The announcement comes as a campaign by American Life League to educate Gates on population control continues. The pro-life group has taken out ads in local papers in Gates’ neighbourhood and has placed its 12-step “Windows to the […]
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US Study: Listening To Music With Degrading Sexual Lyrics Linked to Early Sexual Experiences

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski PITTSBURGH, February 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers at Pittsburgh University School of Medicine have found that teenagers who regularly listened to music with explicit and aggressive sexual phrases were twice as likely to be engaged in sexual activity compared to those who avoided such music. Writing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, lead researcher Dr. Brian A. Primack said, “This study demonstrates that, among this sample of young adolescents, high exposure to lyrics describing degrading sex in popular music was independently associated with higher levels of sexual behavior. “In fact, exposure to lyrics describing degrading […]
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Public Financing of Abortion Constitutional: Chancellor of Justice of Estonia

TALLINN, Estonia, February 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In September 2008, the Institute for the Culture of Life, a pro-life group based in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, filed an application to the Chacellor of Justice of the Republic of Estonia, Mr. Indrek Teder, asking him to declare public financing of abortion unconstitutional. The Government of the Republic of Estonia has for years been paying 70% of the cost of each and every elective abortion, spending well over a million US dollars on abortions every year. The application rested upon the 2002 decision of the previous Chancellor of Justice, Mr. Allar Jõks, […]
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Complete Text of Lecture by Archbishop Charles Chaput in St. Basil’s Church, Toronto – February 23,

RENDERING UNTO CAESAR: THE CATHOLIC POLITICAL VOCATION+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Toronto, 2.23.09 I want to do three things with my time tonight.  First, Father Rosica asked me to talk about some of the themes from my book, Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life.  I’m happy to do that.  Second, I want to talk about some of the lessons we can draw from the recent U.S. election.  And third, I want to talk about the meaning of hope.  As I begin, I need to mention a couple of caveats.  Here’s the first caveat.  […]
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Late Term Abortionist Tiller Will Stand Trial after Judge Denies Motion to Suppress Charges

By John Jalsevac WICHITA, KS, February 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – District Court Judge Clark V. Owens released his decision this afternoon denying the motions filed by late-term abortionist George R. Tiller, which asked the judge to suppress evidence against him and dismiss the 19 pending criminal charges involving illegal late-term abortions. The decision means that Tiller will stand trial to answer to the charges of performing late term abortions. In his decision Judge Owens addressed all the concerns that Tiller’s attorneys brought up over six days of testimony, especially those alleging outrageous governmental conduct involving former Attorney General Phill Kline. […]
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