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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UK Priest Attacked for Saying that Sexual Abuse in Irish Schools Mostly Homosexual

By Alex Bush  UNITED KINGDOM, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. John Owen, a UK aide to the Archbishop of Cardiff, has come under fire from pro-homosexual groups for stating that most sexual abuse cases committed by clergy are “committed by homosexuals” on BBC1's Big Questions. The priest said that the majority of sexual abuse by clergy affected teenage boys, drawing criticism from other panelists on the show that he is “ill-informed, ignorant, corrupt and dishonest.” The topic of Big Questions was the 2,565 page tome that recently came out describing abuses committed in Irish schools, known as the Ryan Report. […]
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Concluding Observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the combined fourth to fifth periodic report of the United Kingdom on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (E/C.12/GRB/5) at its 14th, 15th and 16th meetings, held on 12 and 13 May 2009 (E/C.12/2008/SR.14-16), and adopted, at its 26th and 27th meetings held on 20 and 22 May 2009, respectively, the following concluding observations.   A.  Introduction   The Committee welcomes the submission of the combined fourth to fifth periodic report of the State party, which was generally in conformity with the Committee’s guidelines and contained explicit references to the […]
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Canadian Evangelical Leadership Looking to Increase March For Life Attendance

By Alex Bush TORONTO, Ontario, May 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bruce Clemenger, president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), said in an interview with LifeSiteNews.com that the EFC “will be exploring ways in which we can encourage more participation” for the annual March for Life in the future.  In a recent EFC weekly update Clemenger strongly encouraged Evangelicals to make the trip to Ottawa for this year's March for Life. Clemenger also said that he was impressed with “the number of youth attending from Catholic schools” and with the “positive and upbeat” attitude of those in attendance “despite the weather.” “We are […]
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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Editor, I would like to commend you on the persistent and constant search for Truth that you demonstrated on the D&P saga. I would also like to congratulate you on the success of promotion of the March For Life in Ottawa, achieving the highest numbers ever and especially achieving (finally, after 10 years) the official support of the CCCB “leadership.” Thanks, Giuseppe Gori Acton, ON _____________________________________________________________ RE: CBC “Engaged in Blatant Media Censorship” Says CLC about Lack of National Coverage for March for Life The fact that secular media deliberately censors pro-life activism from the airwaves is well known.  If […]
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Commentary: Will the New England Catholic Health Care System Participate in Abortion?

Commentary by Judie Brown May 26,2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pandora's Box: Etymology: from the box, sent by the gods to Pandora, which she was forbidden to open and which loosed a swarm of evils upon humankind when she opened it out of curiosity (1579) Most Americans are familiar with the term “Pandora’s Box’ but that same percentage has no idea what “Caritas Christi” is so this is where my story must begin.  Caritas Christi (CC) was established in 1985 and is New England's largest community-based hospital network and is a comprehensive, integrated health care delivery network providing community-based medicine and tertiary […]
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New Brunswick Considers Appeal over Public Funding for Morgentaler Abortion Facility

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski FREDERICTON, NB, May 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Brunswick Justice Minister T. J. Burke said the province will consider appealing the recent ruling of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, which said that abortionist Henry Morgentaler has the right to sue the province to pay for abortions at his private facility. “Our office will review the procedural decision made by the court of appeal to determine possible or overriding errors in law and determine whether or not we should appeal,” Burke said. The New Brunswick Court of Appeal dismissed the province's appeal of a Court of Queen's […]
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France Considering Allowing Midwives to Perform Chemical Abortions

By Alex Bush PARIS, France, May 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The government of France is considering passing into law an amendment that would make it legal for midwives to administer RU-486, also known as the “abortion pill.”  According to reports the pro-abortion lobby is pushing for this law to be passed in the wake of a decrease in interest from physicians in becoming abortionists. “The pro-abortion lobby would like to extend to midwives authorization to practice chemical abortion, as practitioners working in the city have not rushed to apply for approval to practice [abortions],” stated a letter to French Senators […]
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Obama Supreme Court Pick Lacks Abortion History, but Criticized for Judicial Activism, Racism

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama today announced his selection of U.S. Appeals Court judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by retiring justice David Souter.  While Sotomayor has no significant background concerning the abortion or same-sex “marriage” debate, some conservatives are gearing up for a battle over her reputation for judicial activism, as well as statements suggesting that her gender and Hispanic background ensure that she will be a superior judge to her white male colleagues. Despite eighteen years' experience on the bench, the nominally Catholic Sotomayor has yet to […]
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L’Osservatore Romano Nods Gently to US Bishops Criticism of Obama

By Hilary White ROME, May 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican’s daily newspaper has given a nod to the heavy international criticism from pro-life Catholics over its spate of articles praising US President Barack Obama. In a slight shift of editorial direction this weekend, L’Osservatore Romano published the comments of Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George calling on Obama to protect the rights of conscience for pro-life physicians. In his May 17th Notre Dame speech, Obama said, “Let’s honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care […]
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