Kansas Late-Term Abortionist George Tiller Shot and Killed – Pro-Life Groups React

By John Jalsevac WICHITA, KS, May 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Witnesses have confirmed that a man that was shot and killed in the lobby at a Wichita church this morning was Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller. Tiller, 67, was shot just after 10 a.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church at 7601 E. 13th, where he was a congregation member. Police have reportedly apprehended a suspect – a white male who was seen fleeing the scene of the shooting in a blue Taurus. The Kansas abortionist has long been a lightning rod for the abortion debate, partly on account of his emphasis on […]
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LifeSite Special Report – ‘Mainstream’ Porn is More and More about Child Porn

Friday April 21, 2006 ‘Mainstream’ Porn is More and More about Child Porn *Warning* – this article contains references to graphic sexual scenes By Jan LaRue, Chief Counsel Concerned Women for America Porn industry panders to predators with ‘teen porn.’ “Karen,” who didn’t want her real name used, was married for 11 years to her second husband before she discovered shocking images on his computer. “Usually girls, but sometimes boys, who are just over 18, but who are marketable because they look like they’re under 18,” said Karen. Her emotions went from confusion and anger to fear for her teenage […]
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Al Pacino Set to Play “Dr. Death” Jack Kevorkian

By Peter J. Smith   HOLLYWOOD, May 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Say hello to my little friend … Jack Kevorkian.” At least that seems to be the message from Al Pacino, as the Hollywood star, who made famous the above phrase in the gangster film “Scarface,” is getting set to play the man known as “Dr. Death.”   Variety magazine reports that director Barry Levinson has chosen Pacino to play Kevorkian, 81, who killed more than 130 persons through lethal injection administered by what he called his “Mercy Machine,” between 1990 and 1999, when the Michigan justice system put his […]
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Archbishop of Recife Rebuts Criticisms of Vatican Official for Excommunication of Abortion Doctors

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman RECIFE, BRAZIL, May 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archbishop of Recife, Brazil, Jose Cardoso Sobrinho has issued a firm rebuttal to criticisms that have been leveled at him for announcing the excommunication of doctors who performed an abortion on a nine-year-old girl in Recife in March. Although Sobrinho does not mention him by name, his response has been widely interpreted as being directed in part against an article written by Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, and published by the Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, following the excommunications. In an interview with the […]
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Schwarzenegger Tells Jay Leno Prop 8 Will be Overturned

By Patrick Craine May 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday as a featured guest during Leno’s final week of the show.  During a brief segment of the interview, Leno asked Gov. Schwarzenegger for his thoughts on the California Supreme Court decision to uphold Proposition 8, reached early this week.   Voted in by a 52% majority in the November 2008 California election, Proposition 8 amended the California constitution to include the clause: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”   Responding […]
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Kmiec Debates Obama Abortion Policy with Catholic Lawyer Robert George at CUA

By Patrick Craine and John Jalsevac   WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic University of America (CUA) Law School held a discussion Thursday night at the National Press Club between Catholic law professors Douglas W. Kmiec and Robert P. George.  The topic was “The Obama Administration and the Sanctity of Human Life: Is there a common ground on life issues? What is the right response by 'Pro-Life' Citizens?”    The discussion was moderated by former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon, who made headlines recently after refusing a prestigious award from the University of Notre […]
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Desmond Tutu Endorses Homosexual Ministers for Presbyterian Church of Scotland

By Hilary White EDINBURGH, May 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Desmond Tutu has endorsed the decision of the Church of Scotland to appoint an openly active homosexual to the ministry. The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, known as the Kirk, in a vote on Saturday of 326 to 267 confirmed the appointment of Scott Rennie, an openly active homosexual, as the minister of Queen’s Cross Church in Aberdeen. On Wednesday, Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Prize-winning Anglican Bishop Emeritus of Cape Town, in his address to the General Assembly, said that he found it amazing that churches are discussing […]
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Keep Abortion Out of Health Care Reform Says Head of USCCB Committee

By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Since his inauguration President Barack Obama has made clear that achieving universal health care this year is his top priority, prompting a warning from the US Catholic bishops that any proposal for reform must exclude abortion.   “While we support reforming our nation’s health care system, we must also be clear in strongly opposing inclusion of abortion as part of a national health care benefit,” states Bishop William F. Murphy, Chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.   In […]
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Coalition of Family Organizations Says Alberta Government Should Enshrine Parental Rights

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CALGARY, May 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A coalition of five family organizations has come out in support of the Alberta government's proposal to enshrine parental rights in Alberta's Human Rights Act. A press release from the coalition, which consists of the Catholic Civil Rights League, REAL Women of Canada, United Families Canada, REAL Women of Canada Alberta Chapter, and United Mothers & Fathers, says that these organizations have long argued that the family is the fundamental unit of society and that parents have the right to choose the kind of education that shall be given their […]
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