Jury Declares Abortionist Tiller Not Guilty of Illegal Late-Term Abortions

By Kathleen Gilbert and John Jalsevac WICHITA, Kansas, March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Kansas jury has declared late-term abortionist George Tiller not guilty on 19 counts of performing illegal late-term abortions. Tiller was accused of breaking a non-affiliation law that required an independent doctor to sign off on late-term abortions, verifying that the abortions are needed to save the life of the mother or avoid major bodily harm.  The prosecution alleged that Tiller’s close association with abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus, to whom Tiller regularly sent patients to receive the requisite second opinion, turned Tiller’s facility into a “one-stop shop” for […]
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Canadian Catholic “Development and Peace” Funding Two Abortion Advocacy Groups in Brazil

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman and Steve Jalsevac BRAZIL, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P), which is the Canadian bishops’ international aid organization, is funding two pro-abortion groups in Brazil, LifeSiteNews has learned. However, despite the mounting evidence, D&P is continuing to deny that there is any problem with its funding of the various groups noted in the LSN reports on this issue. The first group, the Rural Women’s Movement (Movimento de Mulheres Camponesas), openly opposes efforts to enforce Brazil’s laws against abortion, and suggests that abortion is a “right.” “To criminalize women who […]
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Commentary: Article by Vatican Official on Abortion for Brazilian 9-Year-Old Needs Prompt Clarificat

Commentary by Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, President, Human Life International FRONT ROYAL, VA, March 27, 2009 (HLI) – It is no secret that pro-lifers over the years have been greatly burdened by the general lack of support by many of the members of our clergy on life issues, but until now, we have been able to rely on the various Vatican offices for a clear, consistent and correct defense of life. A statement made two weeks ago by an official of the Vatican about an abortion case in Brazil, however, has raised more than a few eyebrows, and is causing […]
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Pepsi Continues To Sponsor Homosexual Agenda: Boycott Continues

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American Family Association (AFA) is calling for a boycott of soft drink giant PepsiCo over its support of pro-homosexual groups, in particular the homosexualist group known as Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). PFLAG has recently begun a campaign against an organization that helps ex-homosexuals to return to a normal lifestyle, called Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX). Donald E. Wildmon, founder and Chairman of the AFA, said in a press release that, “By issuing national press releases against PFOX, by organizing protests at ex-gay conferences, […]
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ND President’s Religious Superior Says Jenkins “Fulfilling Responsibilities” of President

By Kathleen Gilbert NOTRE DAME, Indiana, March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. David Tyson, C.S.C., Provencial of the University of Notre Dame and religious superior of ND president Fr. John Jenkins, today responded to questions about Jenkins’ decision to back the invitation of Obama to speak at Notre Dame, saying that Jenkins is “fulfilling his responsibilities” as president of Notre Dame.  Fr. Tyson is Fr. Jenkins’ superior in the Congregation of the Holy Cross, a Rome-based order of priests and brothers who answer directly to the Pope, rather than the local prelate. Fr. Jenkins has been at the center of […]
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Secretary of State Clinton to Receive Planned Parenthood’s Highest Award Tonight

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to receive the highest award given by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America – the Margaret Sanger Award, named for the organization’s founder, a noted eugenicist.  “The 2009 Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) Margaret Sanger Award, the organization’s highest honor, will be presented to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been a champion of women’s health and rights throughout her public service career,” says a Planned Parenthood press release about the event. The award will be presented at a […]
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UNFPA to Push Abortion at Population Commission

By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, NY, March 27, 2009 (C-FAM) – As the United Nations (UN) gears up to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+15), UN agencies like the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and abortion advocates such as the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) are pushing “sexual and reproductive health and rights,” with a particular focus on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The recent CRR publication “Using the Millennium Development Goals to Realize Women’s Reproductive Rights” cites the ICPD as the guide for its work and identifies the MDGs as an access […]
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Bishop Olmsted: Notre Dame’s Obama Honor “Public Act of Disobedience to U.S. Bishops”

By Kathleen Gilbert PHOENIX, Arizona, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Thomas Olmsted has written a letter to University of Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins condemning the invitation to President Obama to offer the school’s commencement address and receive an honorary law degree on May 17. Olmsted’s letter follows a statement earlier this week by Notre Dame’s own Bishop John D’Arcy, in which the bishop criticized the decision and announced his intent to boycott the ceremony.  American Papist blogger Thomas Peters broke the news of the letter from Bishop Olmsted, dated yesterday, in which Olmsted told Jenkins he was […]
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Tiller Update 3: Closing Arguments Scheduled for Early Friday after Tiller Admits Alleged Illegal As

By Kathleen Gilbert WICHITA, Kansas, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today closing arguments were scheduled for Friday morning after accused late-term abortionist George Tiller’s dramatic testimony wrapped up Wednesday. Tiller stands accused of 19 counts of breaking a Kansas law that requires an independent doctor to sign off on a late-term abortion, verifying that the procedure is necessary to save the life of the mother, or avoid major bodily harm.  The state alleges that abortionist Ann Kristin Neuhaus, to whom Tiller normally referred patients for the required second opinion, maintained a close financial and legal relationship with Tiller that made […]
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