United Nations Steps up Pressure on Northern Ireland to Permit More Abortion

By John-Henry Westen   BELFAST, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A second United Nations (UN) committee has insisted that Northern Ireland permit abortion in cases beyond the life-of-the-mother exception under which some 70-80 abortions currently take place annually.  In meetings that ended last week, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights called for Britain's liberal abortion law to be extended to Northern Ireland.   This marks the second time in under a year in which the UN has insisted that Northern Ireland reject legal protection for the right to life. Last July, the UN Committee on the Elimination of […]
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Commentary: How Europe Can Be Saved

Commentary by Hilary White ROME, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the Sunday of the Ascension, Pope Benedict XIV, while visiting the ancient town of Cassino south of Rome, told a group of faithful, perhaps without their having noticed it, the secret to saving Europe. Anyone who has learned to be at all functional in the world has learned that there is an ordering of priorities necessary before any task can be undertaken. One makes a little list of things to do. In regard to the saving of Europe, tottering on the brink of demographic, spiritual and cultural extinction, Pope […]
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Commentary: Caritas Christi’s Deal with the Devil – Part II

Commentary by Judie Brown See Part I of this two part series. May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The events in the Archdiocese of Boston that brought about the unbelievably bad news regarding the “joint venture” between Caritas Christi Health Care System and the Centene Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri, continue to unfold at a fast and furious pace. In view of the public reports that Massachusetts regulators had approved a joint venture between the two entities in early March 2009, public expressions of alarm grew. Concerned Catholics could not help but see that this union would result in Caritas Christi being […]
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New Evangelical Documentary Exposes Abortifacient Qualities of the Birth Control Pill, Promotes NFP

By Alex Bush   May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A documentary called “28 Days on the Pill” has been released that seeks expose the abortifacient properties of the birth control pill.  The documentary explains that many forms of birth control pills contain progestins, which thin the endometrium, the walls of the uterus, which in turn causes it to become inhospitable to a conceived ovum.  This inhospitality may cause a newly conceived human being not to implant in the endometrium and cause an abortion   The documentary instead promotes the use of Natural Family Planning, which is the use of natural […]
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Pro-Abort Graffiti Sprayed on Spanish Church, Christian Groups Headquarters

By Alex Bush   BARCELONA, Spain, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The headquarters of a Christian group in Spain known as E-Cristans was recently plastered with spray paint reading “Free Abortion.”    The vandalism comes after a similar attack on the brand new church for the parish, San Fransisco de Paula, where vandals spray painted “Abortion = Right not a Crime.”  Both attacks left numerous splotches of paint on the facades of the buildings.   In response to the attack, the parish responded, saying, “Our community has fought hard to have our new church and has never hurt anyone, so […]
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Thirteenth Mexican State Passes Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment with Overwhelming Majority

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO, May 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Mexican state of San Luis Potosi has passed a pro-life amendment to its constitution by an overwhelming majority of 21-4, with two abstentions, becoming the 13th state in recent months to do so. The amendment reads: “The State of San Luis Potosi recognizes human life as fundamental for all human rights, for which reason it is respected and protected from the moment of its initiation in conception.” Although the amendment will reportedly not affect the existing criminal code, which does not penalize abortion […]
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Togo Set to Ban Capital Punishment but Recently Legalized Abortion

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski ROME, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kokou Biossey Koné, Togo's Justice Minister, announced at the Fourth International Congress of Justice Ministers in Rome that Togo will soon be the latest African country to abolish the death penalty. The congress, titled “From the Moratorium to the Abolition of Capital Punishment: No Justice Without Life,” was a meeting sponsored by the Community of Sant'Egidio in Rome of more than 35 ministers, government officials and policy advisers from 25 countries. Togo established a moratorium on the death penalty 30 years ago, but only last year tabled a bill to […]
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Nevada Gov. Vetoes Same-Sex Domestic Partnerships Bill: Says Bill Violates Marriage Amendment

By Kathleen Gilbert CARSON CITY, Nevada, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As promised, Governor Jim Gibbons of Nevada on Monday vetoed legislation that would have established domestic partnership rights for both homosexual and heterosexual couples.  Proponents are now attempting to gather the necessary congressional votes to overturn the veto. Senate Bill 283 would have established, in the governor's words, “nearly all of the rights, protections, benefits and privileges” of marriage for same-sex couples.  In vetoing the bill Gibbons referred to the 2002 referendum by which Nevada voters amended the state constitution to specify that marriage is between a man and […]
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Largest Canadian Paper: No Coverage of March for Life but Detailed Reports on Jailed US Abortionist

By Tim Waggoner TORONTO, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Like the CBC, the Toronto Star, which is Canada's largest newspaper based in Canada's largest city, failed to report on the over 12,000 Canadians who marched for life at Parliament Hill earlier this May. Instead, the paper's editors gave extra coverage to a US story about a man who was jailed over two years ago for killing an abortionist more than 10 years ago. In 2007, James Kopp was sentenced to life in prison, plus 10 years by a New York federal court for shooting and killing a US abortionist in 1998. The […]
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Baby Faith Dies at 93 Days – Doctors Had Pressured Mother to Abort Anencephalic Daughter

By Hilary White MONCTON, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Myah Walker has described the time from her daughter’s birth up until this past Saturday, May 23, as the “best 93 days of my life.” Faith Hope Walker, the baby about whom LifeSiteNews had previously reported, passed away peacefully this weekend in the arms of her mother, a 23 year-old student living in Moncton, New Brunswick. Myah, who maintained a weblog of her daughter’s life, wrote on Saturday, “She looked up at me and opened her beautiful eyes, and I realized what was happening. I told her to go with Jesus. […]
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