Amnesty International Urges California Supreme Court to Overturn Proposition 8

By Thaddeus Baklinski WASHINGTON, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amnesty International is calling on the California Supreme Court to overturn California’s Proposition 8, the voter-passed amendment that enshrined the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman in the state constitution In anticipation of a case challenging the validity of Proposition 8 being heard this week in the California Supreme Court, Dalia Hashad, Amnesty International (AI) USA Policy Director issued a statement, outlining AI’s position in favor of homosexual “marriage” and demanding that the court ignore the referendum that passed the Proposition. “Amnesty International opposes discrimination in civil marriage. But this […]
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Parents Accuse Hospital of Killing Son to Harvest Organs

By Kathleen Gilbert PITTSBURGH, PA, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ohio couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing doctors of removing a breathing tube from their 18-year-old son, who had suffered a brain injury while skiing, in order to harvest his organs. Michael and Teresa Jacobs of Bellevue, Ohio, parents of Gregory Jacobs, maintain that their son’s death was caused, not by his injury, but by doctors removing his breathing tube and administering unspecified medication in preparation for organ removal.  The charges were filed against Pittsburgh’s Hamot Medical Center doctors and a representative of the Center For Organ Recovery and […]
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Women and Men Who Regret Their Abortions to Join 40 Days for Life on March 10

WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On March 10 men and women who have had abortions and who now regret their choice will be joining 40 Days for Life campaigns across the country. Women who are involved with the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will carry signs that read, “I regret my abortion,” and men will hold signs saying, “I regret lost fatherhood.” “We are highly encouraged that the Silent No More Awareness Campaign is urging women and men who have found healing in the wake of abortion to stand witness in front of abortion facilities on March 10 […]
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God and Darwin Not at Odds: Vatican Conference

By Hilary White ROME, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A high-level Vatican prelate has denounced the idea that science and religious belief are opposed. While the Church does not necessarily oppose Darwin’s theory, he said, the assertions of popular atheists like Richard Dawkins that science proves the non-existence of God are “absurd.” William Cardinal Levada, the head of the Catholic Church’s highest doctrinal body, said, “Of course we think that’s absurd and not at all proven. But other than that, the Vatican has recognized that it doesn’t stand in the way of scientific realities.” Speaking Tuesday at a Vatican-sponsored conference […]
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Italian Doctor Claims to Have Cloned Three Children: No Proof Offered

By Hilary White ROME, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Claims by an Italian gynaecologist to have cloned three children are being met with scepticism and silence in the scientific community. Severino Antinori, notorious for his previous cloning-related claims and love of publicity, told Italian media this week, “I helped give birth to three children with the human cloning technique.” Antinori told Oggi weekly that the procedure involved the cloning technique known as somatic cell nuclear transfer. “It involved two boys and a girl who are nine years old today. They were born healthy and they are in excellent health now,” […]
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Commentary on March 4 LifeSiteNews Reports

Dear Readers,First, one of the most militantly pro-abortion Catholic U.S. governors is nominated for the highest health position in the United States government and now, one of the leading pro-life senators actually supports her nomination. Is this a bad dream? With Christians like these, who needs other enemies? Senator Brownback needs to hear from many, many Americans. As for Kansas Governor Kathleen Sibelius, remember the words of Archbishop Chaput in our interview with him – “It seems like there has been a very bad period of catechesis of people in the Church, not only catechesis of the laity, but also […]
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Catholic Knights of Malta to Honor Radical Anti-Life, Anti-Family Former DC Mayor Williams

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former Washington, D.C. mayor Anthony Williams is currently undergoing formation in the order of the Knights of Malta, one of the Catholic Church’s oldest and most prestigious organizations, despite his record of supporting unlimited abortion and same-sex “marriage.” Williams was mayor of DC from January 1999 until January 2007.  During his 1998 mayoral election campaign, he responded to a Planned Parenthood questionnaire: “I support choice. The private decision about whether or not to terminate a pregnancy is best left to a woman, her physician, and any family and friends that […]
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Bishop Vasa: Parents Should Protest Fetal Vaccines From Aborted Babies

By Kathleen Gilbert BEND, Oregon, March 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Baker has warned that Catholic parents, when using vaccines cultivated from aborted fetal tissue, have a duty to voice their disagreement with a production method that exploits aborted children. In his column in the Catholic Sentinel today, Vasa acknowledged that the Catholic Church considers use of such vaccines morally permissible.  However, he said, “We also need to be aware that products of illicit scientific research, particularly that which involves the death of innocent children, are not entirely morally neutral.”  As such, consumers have […]
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More Research Links Abortion with Preterm Births in Subsequent Pregnancies

By Hilary White March 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A newly published meta-analysis (a study comprised of data from numerous other research studies) has shown a strong link between induced abortion and subsequent pre-term births. Published in the February edition of the prestigious Journal of Reproductive Medicine, the study reviewed international data from 21 studies from 1995 to 2007 on preterm births related to induced abortion and spontaneous miscarriage. It concluded that “induced and spontaneous abortion are associated with similarly increased instances of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies.” The researchers found that prior induced abortions increased a woman’s odds of having […]
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