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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Is Sotomayor a “Souter” on Roe v. Wade for the Abortion Movement? All Signs Point to No

By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A flurry of media coverage in recent days has reported on the unease among some pro-abortion constituencies that Obama’s Supreme Court nominee could turn out to be a “David Souter” for the pro-abortion movement.  Justice Souter was famously nominated by George H.W. Bush in 1990 and highly feted by conservatives as an anti-Roe justice. However, the Supreme Court judge has disappointed conservatives by consistently casting a pro-abortion vote on the Supreme Court ever since.   Sotomayor, a federal judge serving on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, has […]
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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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Pro-Abortion Group Funded by Development and Peace Removes Evidence from Website

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent MEXICO CITY, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-abortion organization funded by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) has removed statements from its website expressing enthusiastic support for Mexico City's law permitting abortion on demand for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The statements were originally reported by LifeSiteNews (LSN) in March of this year as part of ongoing coverage of CCODP's support for pro-abortion organizations worldwide (see links following article). The CCODP is an arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and claims to oppose the legalization of abortion. […]
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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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Pontifical Academy for Life Member Confirms LSN Development & Peace Reports Accurate

By John-Henry Westen   MONTREAL, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Judie Brown, a member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, has confirmed the accuracy of the LifeSiteNews.com revelations about the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P).  Brown, Founder and President of American Life League, the largest grassroots pro-life educational organization in the United States released a commentary today commenting on the scandal.  “In order to confirm any concerns we might have, since we knew that the CCODP was accusing LifeSiteNews of reporting false information, we engaged the services of a researcher to independently investigate the reports that have […]
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850 Students Take Part in Ottawa March for Life Youth Conference

by Theresa Gilbert OTTAWA, Ontario, May 28, 2009 (theInterim.com) – The 12th National March for Life took place on May 14, but more than 850 students were still going strong the next day at the Youth Conference organized by Campaign Life Coalition. As the buses unloaded and participant packages were given out, the organizers soon realized they had surpassed their expected number of attendees, making this the largest year yet.  As the students settled in for the day, the first session was introduced: “Canadian Politics: How to Get Life Issues on the Radar Screen.” They were greeted by Conservative MP […]
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Unhappy with Democracy, Bush v. Gore Rivals Join to Ask Fed Court to Overturn Proposition 8

By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dissatisfied with the recent ruling from the California Supreme Court on Proposition 8, the former rivals in the Bush v. Gore decision have joined together this time to urge a federal appeals court to nullify the Californian citizens' vote to ban same-sex “marriage.” Ted Olson and David Boies, who represented George Bush and Al Gore respectively in the landmark Supreme Court decision that put an end to the cycles of ballot recounts in Florida and effectively settled the 2000 presidential election, are asking a federal appeals court to forbid […]
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