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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Development and Peace Nor Bishops Conference Will Respond to Funding of Pro-Abortion Group in Bolivi

By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Development & Peace, the development arm of the Canadian bishops conference, is refusing to answer questions regarding allegations that it is funding a pro-abortion group in Bolivia.  An independent investigation by the US National Catholic Register discovered that D&P was funding a Bolivian group described by the nation’s most prominent pro-life attorney as “one of the most militant, radical and active” of the pro-abortion organizations that lobbied the Bolivian government in 2004-2005 to pass a law legalizing abortion in the predominantly Catholic South American country. Although a D&P spokesman did speak with LifeSiteNews.com about […]
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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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New Hampshire House OKs Same-Sex “Marriage” Bill

By Kathleen Gilbert CONCORD, New Hampshire, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Hampshire’s House of Representatives today voted 186-179 to approve a bill that would make it the third state, after Connecticut and Massachusetts, to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. The first attempt to pass the bill fell one vote short. However, opponents were unable to kill the bill and another vote followed shortly after, at which point it passed.  On Wednesday, the House killed legislation aiming to definitively protect the true definition of marriage. The Associated Press reports that the future of the bill in the Senate is […]
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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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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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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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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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