Commentary: Obama/Clinton Position on Family Planning and Abortion Violates Cairo Agreement

Commentary by Samantha Singson NEW YORK, NY, April 30, 2009 (C-FAM) – Last week at a United States (US) House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that there was a new administration in place with different values, beliefs and global agenda.  Nothing illustrated this rupture with previous US policy more than her admission that the Obama administration interprets the term “reproductive health” to include abortion. In response to a question from Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ) on whether her definition of the phrases “reproductive health,” “reproductive services,” and “reproductive rights” includes abortion, Secretary Clinton stated that, “We […]
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Notre Dame Replaces Glendon Laetare Award with Speech by Former Award Recipient Judge Noonan

By Kathleen Gilbert SOUTH BEND, Indiana, April 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – University of Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins has announced that federal Judge John T. Noonan, a former recipient of Notre Dame’s Laetare award, has accepted an invitation to speak in place of former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon at this year’s commencement ceremony. Glendon recently turned down an invitation to speak and receive the Laetare award in protest against the school’s honoring President Obama at the same ceremony. After Glendon announced her decision, Fr. Jenkins issued a release saying that the university intended to give […]
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U.S. House Passes Sexual Orientation “Hate Crimes” Bill

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday voted 249-175 to expand federal “hate crimes” law to include protection based on a person’s sexual orientation or “gender identity.” The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Act of 2009 would grant the federal government authority to investigate crimes that appear to be motivated by a person’s sexual orientation.  The bill also extends current hate-crimes protection to victims not engaged in a federally-protected activity, such as voting or going to school. President Obama yesterday strongly supported the measure, urging lawmakers to pass the measure he […]
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57: Montana Bishop Criticizes Notre Dame for “Shamefully Ambiguous” Witness to Church Teaching

By Kathleen Gilbert BILLINGS, Montana, April 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Michael Warfel of Montana has joined the chorus of U.S. bishops voicing opposition to the Notre Dame scandal with a scathing letter issued today to University President Fr. John Jenkins.  In the letter, a copy of which LifeSiteNews.com received from the bishop’s office, the bishop condemns the Obama honor as the latest in a series of decisions sending a “shamefully ambiguous message” on the school’s fidelity to Church teaching.  Bishop Warfel also indicates he will encourage parishioners to boycott the school and its Catholic formation programs “until its leadership […]
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African Archbishop Responds to Media Criticism of the Pope regarding Condoms

By Archbishop John Onaiyekan, Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria April 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As an Archbishop, dealing on a daily basis with people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, I know that the Pope is speaking the truth. I suspect that those who were so vociferous in condemning the Pope have never touched an HIV infected person, let alone rendered any care and attention. It is so much easier to distribute gadgets, especially at other people’s expense. What reduces infections is less casual sex, not more condoms. That is the truth. Those who accuse the Pope of being “unrealistic,” that young […]
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Commentary on April 30 News – Crafty Obama, Hilary Clinton’s huge change in US policy, Good News Ite

Dear Readers, President Obama and his team have proven to be very crafty, so we suggest his statement that FOCA is no longer his “highest legislative priority” should not cause us to lessen our vigilance. His continuing appointments of the most radically pro-abortion of US politicians to his inner circle tells all we need to know about where he wants to take the United States and the world on this issue. As well, Hilary Clinton’s admission that the Obama administration interprets the term “reproductive health” to include abortion is a  massive and ominous change in US foreign policy. First off, […]
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Commentary: Toronto Star Columnist ‘Wishes’ Conservative Michelle Malkin Were Shot

Commentary by Jeff Poor April 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Want to see left-wing social activism gone wild? Take a look at some of the views coming from Antonia Zerbisias, columnist for the Toronto Star’s Living section. Zerbisias, posted on her Twitter site she wished renown conservative Michelle Malkin were shot. “Forget the Marxists. I wish the marksmen would take @MichelleMalkin. I’m thinking Dick Cheney. He’s such a great shot,” Zerbisias wrote on the social-networking site Twitter. Zerbisias has trumpeted her left-wing stance on women’s issues over the past year, taking hard line positions on abortion. Aside from questioning former vice […]
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Former Supermodel Kathy Ireland Gives Powerful Defense of Right to Life on National Television

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman UNITED STATES, April 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former supermodel Kathy Ireland, who became famous in the 1980s and 90s for her appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated, is not holding back on her pro-life views as she tours the nation promoting her new book on motherhood. In a recent appearance on Fox News’ “Huckabee,” Ireland gave an explanation of the right to life that host Mike Huckabee said was the most articulate that he had ever heard from any source (see video at https://vodpod.com/watch/1528667-kathy-ireland-on-abortion). “From the moment of conception a new life comes into being, the DNA, the genetic […]
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Groups Furious U.K.‘s Faith Schools, Parents to be Given Exemption for Mandatory Explicit Sex-ed Pro

By Hilary White LONDON, April 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British government announced this week that it will adopt the recommendations of homosexualist activists and pro-abortion groups to make explicit sex education a compulsory part of the national curriculum for all schools from primary school onward. The plan, however, has angered some of these same groups by allowing “faith schools” to teach traditional Christian sexual morality and allowing parents to remove their children from morally offensive classes. Earlier this week, Children’s Secretary Ed Balls said that, starting in 2011, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) will become a compulsory […]
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Anti-Spanking Bill Being Considered By Canadian Senate

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, April 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When Liberal Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette’s anti-spanking Bill S-209 died on the order paper last Fall due to the federal election, she vowed to continue to reintroduce it until it becomes law. Accordingly, the bill was reintroduced in the Canadian Senate early this year and has already passed First Reading. Bill S-209 seeks to repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada that says, “Every schoolteacher, parent or person standing in the place of a parent is justified in using force by way of correction toward a pupil or child, as […]
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