Tony Blair, Architect of Britain’s Anti-Christian Culture, Complains Christians Are Being Marginaliz

By Hilary White LONDON, March 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Britain and leader of the ruling Labour Party for ten years, has decried in an interview the “ludicrous” recent decisions by which the religious expression of Christians is being suppressed in Britain. “I hope and believe that stories of people not being allowed to express their Christianity are exceptional or the result of individual ludicrous decisions. My view is that people should be proud of their Christianity and able to express it as they wish,” Blair told the Church of England Newspaper. He agreed […]
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At UN, Norway Rep Slams “those who claim to be pro-life and yet wish to abolish abortion”

By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, NY, March 6, 2009 (C-FAM) – This week at the United Nations (UN), thousands of activists, government officials and UN officials gathered in New York for the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). While the theme for the conference is, “The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS,” several countries and non-government organizations (NGOs) have used the annual meeting as a soapbox to promote radical ideas on homosexual rights, abortion and sex education. Norway and Sweden partnered with the International Planned Parenthood Federation to host […]
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Commentary on March 5 LifeSiteNews

Dear readers, It is a joy for us to report that your actions on our story detailing the eugenic abortions at a Catholic hospital in Ontario have had a positive effect.  The Bishop has informed us that the policy on ‘early inductions’ for babies with lethal fetal anomaly is under review and he will not even necessarily wait for the response from Rome (which usually takes a long time) before taking action.  Please keep Bishop Fabbro in your prayers. Amnesty International is showing itself to be an organization to which we should avoid giving any support.  In addition to beginning […]
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Mexican Supreme Court Issues Decision Protecting Ability of States to Restrict Abortion

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MEXICO CITY, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Mexican Supreme Court has announced a split decision on Mexico City’s abortion law which has the effect of allowing the states to continue to restrict abortion. The decision was issued in response to a suit brought by the Mexican government against the capital city’s abortion law passed in 2007, which permits abortion on demand during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and requires public hospitals to perform the deadly procedure.  The nation’s Human Rights commissioner argued that it violated the right to life enshrined in the Mexican Constitution, […]
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Senate Rejects Amendment Prohibiting Funding to Forced-Abortion-Tied UNFPA

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An amendment introduced by Sen. Roger Wicker to the omnibus spending bill earlier this week, seeking to prohibit the UNFPA from receiving U.S. funding, was defeated today in a 55-39 vote. Wicker’s amendment would have restored to its full force the Kemp-Kasten anti-coercion population control provision to the bill. First implemented in 1985, the Kemp-Kasten provision directs the government to ensure that no U.S. taxpayer dollars go to organizations that support or participate in the management of forced sterilization and forced abortion programs. Language was inserted into the current spending […]
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Stonehill College Upholds Catholic Identity: Stops Unauthorized Distribution of Condoms in Dorms

MANASSAS, VA, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The administration at Congregation of Holy Cross-founded Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., has removed boxes of free condoms placed in campus dormitories by student activists, according to a story in today’s Boston Globe. “Stonehill College should be commended for its swift and clear affirmation of the moral values that parents and students expect at a Catholic institution, said Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) President Patrick J. Reilly in response. CNS is dedicated to renewing and strengthening Catholic identity at America’s Catholic colleges and universities. “Chastity must always be a cornerstone of student life at any […]
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Archbishop Naumann: “Offensive” Sebelius Nomination “Makes our Job as Bishops More Challenging”

By Kathleen Gilbert KANSAS CITY, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City weighed in on the nomination of abortion “champion” Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a member of his flock, to head the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.  In an interview Wednesday with Our Sunday Visitor (OSV), the archbishop said of the nomination: “From the Church’s point of view, it’s sad because it places another high-profile, pro-abortion Catholic into national leadership along with Vice President [Joe] Biden and Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi and a raft of others that are in the Congress.”  He also said, “I personally find […]
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Cincinnati Archbishop Joins in Prayer at 40 Days for Life Vigil

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski DAYTON, Ohio, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, who will replace Cincinnati’s Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk upon his retirement later this year, joined with 40 Days for Life vigil keepers in front of the Dayton Women’s Health Center abortion clinic yesterday to pray the Rosary. “God’s greatest gift is life and what God gives, only God has the right to take away,” the Archbishop said to about 200 people gathered at the abortion facility at 1401 E. Stroop Road. “We have to be concerned with all life, especially the most vulnerable among us. […]
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