Pro-Life Leaders Respond to Obama’s Plan to Revoke Conscience Regulations

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., March 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama is facing heavy criticism from pro-life politicians and activists for setting to work dismantling the Bush era federal regulations that uphold doctors’ conscience rights. The Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Friday confirmed that the president has begun the process of repealing the regulations that had been passed by the Bush administration and that went into effect Jan. 20.  The regulations enforce pre-existing federal law that protects healthcare workers’ right to conscientiously refuse implementation of or involvement in abortions, including dispensation of the abortifacient morning-after pill. Representative Thaddeus McCotter […]
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Obama’s Choice of Sebelius Heats Up the Pro-life Battle

Commentary by Deal W. Hudson   March 2, 2009 (InsideCatholic.com) – President Barack Obama has selected a pro-abortion Catholic governor, who has been told by her bishop not to present herself for communion, to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Writing last year in his diocesan newspaper, Bishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, discussed a meeting with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius where he told her “that someday she’s going to have to stand before God and account for her public service.”  The Catholics United/Catholics in Alliance/Catholic Democrats axis of Obama supporters immediately cheered the selection of Sebelius, with Catholics […]
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Ontario Law Makes Reporting Child Porn Mandatory

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, March 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the ongoing fight against the sexual exploitation of children, Ontario has enacted a new Child Pornography Reporting Act which makes it a criminal offense not to report suspected child pornography. The bill amends the Ontario Child and Family Services Act and will be brought into force by regulations outlined by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The revised act’s definition of child porn now parallels that in the Criminal Code of Canada. Laurel Broten, a lawyer and MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore said the bill seeks to clear up any […]
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Personhood Amendment Passes Montana Senate

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Montana’s Senate passed a constitutional personhood amendment (SB 406) which would recognize all human beings, including the unborn, as persons, in a 26-24 vote last week. The amendment, introduced by Senator Dan McGee, passed on its third reading on the Senate floor Thursday morning. SB406 is the first Personhood Amendment in U.S. history to pass a State Senate. “Senator Dan McGee … has shown what it truly means to be pro-life,” stated Keith Mason, of Personhood USA following the senate vote. “Senator McGee’s successful efforts on behalf of all human beings at […]
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Eluana Englaro’s Father Investigated for Homicide

By Hilary White ROME, March 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although no charges have been laid, the local prosecutor’s office in Udine has launched an investigation for “voluntary homicide” in the case of Eluana Englaro’s death. Altogether, 14 persons have been accused of aggravated voluntary homicide, including anesthetist Dr. Amato De Monte and 12 volunteer nurses of the group “Per Eluana,” a pro-euthanasia organisation who “assisted” at the “La Quieta” clinic in Udine where Eluana died. Also amongst the accused is Beppino Englaro, Eluana’s father, whose ten year battle through the courts to have his daughter’s food and hydration removed resulted […]
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