Spain’s Juridical Council Condemns Proposed Law Establishing Abortion as a “Right” as Unconstitution

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MADRID, June 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  The Juridical Council of Spain, a committee of legal experts charged with reviewing legislation before it is debated in the national Parliament, has condemned proposed legislation to establish abortion as a “right.” The council states in its 6-5 opinion that the measure is unconstitutional because of “the lack of protection of the unborn that is observed in the text regarding the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court on the topic.” “In purity one cannot speak of a right to abortion, because it would assume the recognition of the right to eliminate […]
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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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Pro-Life Democrats Unite to Protect Unborn Children in Healthcare Restructuring

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nineteen pro-life Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday issued a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging that the president’s healthcare reform package not place unborn children in more danger by including abortion in the federal healthcare plan. “As the debate on health care reform continues and legislation is produced, it is imperative that the issue of abortion not be overlooked,” wrote the lawmakers.  “Plans to mandate coverage for abortions, either directly or indirectly is [sic] unacceptable.” The congressmen said that they would only accept a healthcare plan […]
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Holy See Not To Contribute To UNICEF In 1997

Archbishop Renato Martino Vatican City, Nov 4, 1996 (VIS) – Following is the complete text of a press release published today by the Holy See Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, following the announcement by Archbishop Renato Martino at the UN that the Holy See this year cannot offer a contribution to UNICEF activities: “The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations announced today at the Pledging Conference for Development Activities, held at the United Nations in New York, that it 'cannot offer any symbolic contribution to UNICEF' this year. “It indicated that the annual […]
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Bishop: Denying Communion to Obstinate Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians “in many cases becomes the right decision and the only choice”

Wednesday January 31, 2007 Bishop: Denying Communion to Obstinate Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians “in many cases becomes the right decision and the only choice” By Steve Jalsevac Photos also by Steve Jalsevac Washington, D.C., January 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews counted 37 Catholic bishops, including four cardinals, participating in the March for Life events Jan. 20-22 in the U.S. capital. Many have been coming to the events for years to express their commitments on the issue. Strong support from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has been a major factor in the large turnout of bishops and several hundred seminarians, priests […]
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COMIC BOOK GIANT PRODUCES GAY SUPERHERO COMICS

Tuesday February 29, 2000 COMIC BOOK GIANT PRODUCES GAY SUPERHERO COMICS WASHINGTON, Feb 29 (LSN.ca) – From the makers of the famous Batman, Superman and comic book series’ comes a comic book about gay superheroes who are depicted smooching and in bed together. DC Comics, has produced The Authority whose characters Apollo and Midnighter, are described as “a loving couple who cohabit in a giant spaceship.” Although the Authority series has been running since last year, next month the gay couple will “come out of the closet”. The comics are devised and drawn by homosexual activists bent on making homosexual […]
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CCCB President on Websites Confronting D&P: “they’re not part of the church, they’re not Catholic”

By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, June 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite a June 22 press release stating that neither the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) nor Development and Peace (D&P) would be commenting on the results of a recent investigation of five of D&P's Mexican partners until the results were made public, the President of the CCCB, Archbishop James Weisgerber, has been making the rounds of the media in the last several days, giving numerous interviews on the topic.  The archbishop has given separate French and English language interviews to Salt and Light Television, as well as interviews to Zenit […]
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EXCLUSIVE: African Hospitals Funded by U.S. PEPFAR Program Accused of Forcibly Sterilizing HIV-Posit

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA, June 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – African AIDS patients say they are being forcibly sterilized in hospitals funded by the United States’ international AIDS program PEPFAR, LifeSiteNews has learned. Dozens of women in Namibia claim that personnel in the PEPFAR-funded public hospital system used various methods to force or coerce them into receiving tubal ligations because of their HIV-positive status. Women's activists in the country believe the total number of victims is far greater. Amon Mgazateme, an attorney representing several of the women, told LifeSiteNews (LSN) that all of the victims who have approached him […]
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New UNFPA Annual Report Prioritizes “Reproductive Health”

By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, NY, June 25, 2009 (C-FAM) – Last week, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released its annual report for 2008, highlighting the organization's work on maternal health and its “continued efforts to ensure the universal access to reproductive health and the right of all people to decide the number and timing of their children.” Though UNFPA refuses to subject its books to an independent audit and also refuses to share specific budget reporting to its board of directors, its annual report asserts that in 2008, almost half of UNFPA's program expenses went to “reproductive health” programs, […]
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