Pro-Abortion/Contraception Groups in Africa Receiving Development and Peace Funding

By John Jalsevac March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews.com has learned that a number of African groups that receive funds from the official development arm of the Canadian bishops, Development and Peace (D&P), advocate for abortion and contraception. One of the groups is actively involved in the distribution of condoms in Africa. The African groups featured in this report are in addition to the five Mexican groups that receive D&P funding that LSN recently reported were also involved in abortion advocacy (See: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09031210.html). Another report revealed that D&P funds were being donated to “one of the most militant, radical and active” pro-abortion […]
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British TV Could Carry Advertisements for Abortionists

By Hilary White and John Jalsevac LONDON, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While Britain’s abortion rate continues to climb, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has announced a proposal to change the rules to allow abortionists to advertise on television. Restrictions on condom advertisements would also be eased if the proposal is approved, allowing the ads to air at any time of day, instead of only after 9:00pm. The changes in the rules are being billed as a way to help combat soaring teenage pregnancy rates. The ASA is starting a twelve-week public consultation into the proposal today, closing on June […]
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Campaign Life Coalition Launches Pro-Life Petition Drive in Lead up to Landmark 40th Anniversary Mar

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, March 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s National Pro-Life organization, Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), has launched a petition campaign calling for legal protection of human life from the moment of conception to natural death, in the lead-up to this year’s annual March for Life in Ottawa (To download the petition: https://campaignlifecoalition.com/images/OSM09petition.pdf). Signed petitions will be forwarded to pro-life politicians who will formally present all the petitions collected to the House of Commons before the 2009 National March for Life on May 14th, which marks the 40th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in Canada. May 14, […]
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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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Abortion Industry Needs “Pride” Movement: Brown University Bioethicist and Author

By Hilary White March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The abortion industry needs a “pride” movement, similar to that of the immensely successful homosexualist movement, a prominent US bioethicist says. Jacob M. Appel, an author, professor at Brown University and graduate of Harvard Law, wrote on the website “Opposing Views,” that “the moment is ripe – more than ripe – for an Abortion Pride Movement.” Appel says that “one is bombarded” in the “conservative” press with stories of women who overcome obstacles to bring to term “fetuses” with severe disabilities. “The implication,” he wrote, “is that while bearing a child when […]
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Bishop: Development & Peace Funds Will be Diverted if Allegations of Pro-Abortion Support are Verifi

By John-Henry Westen PETERBOROUGH, ON, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Peterborough Bishop Nicola De Angelis has issued a new letter to all pastors and parishioners in the diocese noting that the Development and Peace Lenten collection will go ahead as scheduled this weekend.  However, he notes that “money will not be sent on to Development and Peace until the investigation is complete and allegations are found to have no substance.” The investigations refer to LifeSiteNews.com stories which have provided evidence that D&P, the official development arm of the Canadian bishops conference, is funding groups that advocate for abortion.  The original […]
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Taking on Goliath: 20-Year-Old Lila Rose Squares up against Planned Parenthood

By Deal W. Hudson     March 26, 2009 (InsideCatholic.om) – If you think the pro-life movement has run out of energy and new ideas, you should meet Lila Rose. You may not know her name, but you very likely have seen the media coverage of her various sting operations at Planned Parenthood clinics around the country.  Rose is 20 years old, but she is already entering her fourth year of covert operation, as it were, exposing the underhanded—and, in some cases, potentially illegal—practices at abortion clinics run by Planned Parenthood. She has already made appearances on The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity’s […]
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HLI President and ND Alum Fr. Euteneuer Condemns Obama Invite

By Kathleen Gilbert FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Tom Euteneuer, President of Human Life International and University of Notre Dame alumnus, has condemned Notre Dame’s invitation to President Obama to give the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree May 17. “It appears that President Obama will soon receive a great honor from an institution that used to represent the best in Catholic scholarship and culture,” said Fr. Euteneuer.  He continued: “The nation’s president who has done more damage in 60 days to the cause of life than President Clinton did in 8 years, the […]
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Calgary Pro-Life Students Handed Trespassing Notices, Again

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CALGARY, AB, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members of University of Calgary Campus Pro Life (CPL) will continue presenting the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) display on campus, despite having been charged with trespassing for setting up the display last Fall, and despite having been yet again handed trespassing notices by university security guards today. CPL set up the GAP display this morning, in defiance of the University’s attempts to quash the display by issuing trespassing notices. They intend to set up the display again tomorrow morning. Leah Hallman, Campus Pro Life president, said the group will not […]
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