Supreme Court Overrules Sotomayor Decision against White Firefighters

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Supreme Court decision today overturning a ruling issued by Sonia Sotomayor has fueled criticism of President Obama's Supreme Court nomination. Critics are pointing to the ruling as further proof of Sotomayor's penchant for leftist identity politics.  If confirmed, Sotomayor would likely bring a pro-abortion vote to the top of America's judicial system in replacing Justice David Souter, who retires from the Supreme Court today.   The case Ricci v. DeStefano involved eighteen New Haven white firefighters, including one Hispanic, who complained of “reverse discrimination” after the city refused to grant […]
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Lithuania President Vetoes Law Banning Homosexual Propaganda in Schools

By Alex Bush VILNIUS, Lithuania, June 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The President of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus, has vetoed a law that would have prevented homosexual propaganda from entering into schools or other public places that could be seen by young people. The veto came after the Siemas, the Lithuanian parliamentary body, voted 67-3 in favor of the legislation, with four abstentions. The law would have prohibited the dissemination of public information that is recognized in general to have a negative effect on the mental, physical, intellectual, and moral development of youth. This includes the spreading of information that “agitates for […]
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European Nations Demand World Bank Continue Forcing Abortion on Developing Nations

Wednesday April 25, 2007 European Nations Demand World Bank Continue Forcing Abortion on Developing Nations Stephen Mosher asserts that forcing population control on poor nations via financial pressure is “economic assassination” By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, April 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For decades the World Bank has been pressuring developing nations into implementing population control in order to qualify for receipt of loans. That program accelerated during the Clinton era in the 1990s as the Bank, which is controlled by the United States, more openly insisted countries wishing to receive funding permit abortion, and institute ‘family planning’ programs. The current Administration […]
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Indian Women March against Sex-Selective Abortion

By Michael van der Mast and Hilary White COIMBATORE, India, June 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Thousands of women marched in Coimbatore, southern India this week to protest the practice of sex-selective abortion. Ten thousand students participated in the three kilometer long march carrying signs reading “Do not kill us” and shouting, “Adoption against abortion,” and “No discrimination against girl child.” The march was organised by the All India Association for Abolition of Discrimination Against the Girl Child and the Michael Job Centre for Orphan Girls in Coimbatore. It was supported by local colleges and schools as well as local and […]
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Louisiana Healthcare Conscience Protection Law Passes State Lawmakers

By Kathleen Gilbert BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, June 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Louisiana lawmakers Wednesday approved a law affirming the conscience rights of both private and public healthcare workers in the state who object to performing abortion or physician-assisted suicide, or administering abortifacient drugs. The Healthcare Workers Conscience Act (HB-517) won approval in the Senate with a 31-2 vote, and the House 88-12. “Any person has the right not to participate in, and no person shall be required to participate in any health care service that violates his conscience to the extent that patient access to health care is not compromised,” […]
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Pro-Lifer Attacked with SUV, Alleged Attacker Charged

By Alex Bush CHICO, CA, June 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – James Canfield, a regular pro-life protester of a Planned Parenthood and Women's Health Center in Chico, California, was almost run down during a protest last Wednesday, according to the Chico Enterprise Record.  His alleged attacker, Matthew Haver, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Witnesses reported that a man driving an SUV attempted to strike Canfield, who dove out of the way and was not seriously injured.  The license plate of the SUV was taken down and was traced back to Haver, who was then arrested. According to Chico […]
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Huckabee Hashes Out Abortion Arguments with Comedian Jon Stewart

By Kathleen Gilbert June 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The June 18 episode of the Daily Show featured an unusual topic for a late-night comedy segment: abortion.  Host Jon Stewart, who said he blamed guest Mike Huckabee for the choice of topic, dejectedly pulled out a bottle of whiskey as the segment began. But the ensuing discussion proved both civil and hard-hitting as the former Arkansas governor hashed out the logic of the pro-life position and explored common ground with his left-leaning host. “I think sometimes this is an issue where people get, maybe – generating a lot more heat than […]
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Government of Trinidad and Tobago: No Homosexual “Weddings,” No Abortion

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski PORT OF SPAIN, June 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The government of the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago has made a strong statement in favor of maintaining the role of traditional marriage in the country's cultural and social fabric, and said it will not relax its restrictions on abortion. In the latest draft of the “National Policy on Gender and Development of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago,” which was approved by the Cabinet yesterday, the government affirms that it is opposed to same-sex relationships and will not endorse same-sex “marriage,” and has rejected a proposal […]
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Editorial: Archbishop Weisgerber is Wrong – Vatican Stopped its Donation to UNICEF in 1996

Editorial by John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, June 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Seeking to justify the giving of Catholic monies to groups that do not follow church teaching on abortion and contraception, Archbishop James Weisgerber recently used as an example the Vatican's yearly contribution to UNICEF.  Ironically, however, the Winnipeg archbishop, who is currently the head of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), only managed to disprove his own point, since the Vatican actually halted its yearly donation to UNICEF in 1996, precisely because the organization was found to be promoting abortion and contraception. Journalist Michael Swan reported Monday in both Catholic News Service  and The […]
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