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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Commentary on March 26 News

Okay, we’re in overdrive. Excellent news from the Bishop of Phoenix who has in the strongestterms called on the University of Notre Dame (yes we know it’s French)to halt the award and pulpit to President Obama. And just when you’d thought you’d heard it all, the UK is consideringallowing television commercials for abortionists; and a US bioethicistis calling for an abortion ‘pride’ movement similar to ‘gay pride’. More and more evidence is presented showing that Development and  Peace, the official development arm of the Canadian Bishops, is funding pro-abortion social justice and development groups all over Latin America and Friday […]
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Full Text of Bishop Olmsted’s Letter to Notre Dame President Fr. Jenkins

Dear Fr. Jenkins, I am saddened and heavy of heart about your decision to invite President Obama to speak at Notre Dame University and even to receive an honorary degree. It is a public act of disobedience to the Bishops of the United States.  Our USCCB June 2004 Statement “Catholics in Political Life” states: “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles.  They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”  No one could not know of the public stands and actions […]
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Reduce UK Population by Half: Leading Government Green Advisor

By Hilary White LONDON, March 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the British government’s foremost advisors on environmental policies will tell a conference this week that to make Britain “sustainable,” its 60 million-plus population must be reduced by half. Jonathon Porritt told the London Times this week that he will tell the annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), to be held at the Royal Statistical Society, that in order to reduce “pressure” on the world’s ecosystems, Britain must halve its population to 30 million inhabitants. “Each person in Britain has far more impact on the environment than those […]
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Pro-Life Organizations Form Coalition to Stop ‘Illinois FOCA’

CHICAGO, March 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life and pro-family organizations from across the country have assembled a coalition to fight HB-2354, the Illinois Reproductive Health and Access Act. The coalition calls the bill Illinois’ version of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), and has launched a Web site, www.StopIllinoisFOCA.com, to give citizens who oppose the bill a place to connect with each other and receive updates. “This ‘Illinois FOCA’ takes away the most basic restrictions on abortion that even a majority of pro- choice advocates support,” said Eric Scheidler, communications director of the Pro-Life Action League, one of the organizations […]
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Commentary on March 25 News Reports

Matthew Hoffman's last installment on Brazil abortions, Notre Dame and Obama, Looney England, another bishop acts on D&P, Justice for Tiller finally?
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Tiller Trial Update 2: Tiller Takes the Stand after Alleged Partner Neuhaus Declared Hostile Witness

By Kathleen Gilbert WICHITA, Kansas, March 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller spoke in his own defense today, after abortionist and alleged associate Ann Kristin Neuhaus was declared a hostile witness part way through her testimony Tuesday, reports witnesses at the historic trial that began Monday. George Tiller stands on trial for 19 counts of breaking a Kansas late-term abortion law that requires an independent doctor to give a second opinion as to whether a late-term abortion candidate requires the procedure to save the life of, or avoid major injury to the mother.  The prosecution alleges that […]
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Peterborough Bishop to All Pastors: Development and Peace Funding in Jeopardy

By John-Henry Westen  PETERBOROUGH, ON, March 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Peterborough Bishop Nicola De Angelis has issued a letter to all pastors and parishioners in the diocese calling for a detailed investigation into the LifeSiteNews.com revelations that Development & Peace (D&P) has funded groups involved or implicated  in abortion advocacy in Mexico.(see https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009_docs/BishopDP.pdf) “Development & Peace has not as yet received its funding from us for 2009,” said the Bishop.  “Be assured I will not allow any money raised in the Diocese of Peterborough to be used for pro-abortion activities or organizations.” The Archbishop of Toronto Thomas Collins took a similar stand […]
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EU Sexual Orientation Regulation Law Moves Forward to Parliament

By Hilary White ROME, March 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Christian lobbyists in the UK are calling a pending EU directive that would introduce a policy similar to Britain’s Sexual Orientation Regulations to all member states, a “threat to religious freedom.” Pro-family activists fear that the inclusion of sexual orientation as a protected grounds for discrimination may leave European Christians and others vulnerable to legal actions. The proposed directive aims to outlaw discrimination in the provision of goods and services and may also outlaw ‘harassment.’ Critics have also said that the directive would mean that countries which legally recognise same-sex civil […]
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