LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes – Obama Administration, Obama and Catholics, Obama Health Care Plan

* Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information. Compiled by Steve Jalsevac OBAMA ADMINISTRATION Homosexual Newspaper Reveals That 'Hate Crimes Bill' will be Attached to Defence Spending Bill!! https://catholiccitizens.org/news/contentview.asp?c=50668 Helen Thomas: Not Even Nixon Tried to Control the Media Like Obama https://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=50445 Bozell Challenges “News” Media to Report the Truth: Self-Described Conservatives Surging; Public Support for Obama Dropping Like a Rock https://mrc.org/press/releases/2009/20090706121144.aspx Obama's “Safe Schools” Pick to Conservatives: “Drop Dead” https://www.cwfa.org/articles/17286/CFI/family/index.htm Obama's Conscience Claws President Obama has a masterful […]
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New NIH Guidelines Give Scientists Green Light for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has given embryonic stem-cell researchers the green light to apply for federal funding of their work with minimal restrictions under new guidelines that took effect July 7. However, the NIH rejected the overwhelming public input expressing concerns over the morally questionable research, which thus far has failed to yield any beneficial therapies, unlike adult stem-cells. In a press release, the NIH states that the new guidelines “will ensure that NIH-funded research in this area is ethically responsible, scientifically worthy, and conducted in accordance […]
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Former Polish President Supports Protests Against Madonna Concert in Poland

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WARSAW, July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and leader of Poland's legendary anti-communist Solidarity freedom movement, has expressed his support for the protests against pop singer Madonna's concert in Warsaw. Madonna is scheduled to bring her “Sticky & Sweet” concert tour to Warsaw's Bemowo Airport on August 15, the day on which the Catholic Church celebrates the solemn Marian feast of the Assumption. The day is especially significant to Poles who honor the original Madonna under the title of Mary, Queen of Poland, at shrines all over […]
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Editorial: Pope’s New Encyclical Speaks Against, not for One-World Government and New World Order

Editorial by John-Henry Westen July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Newspapers, blogs, talk-shows on radio and television are full of discussion over Pope Benedict XVI's supposed call for a “new world order” or a “one-world government.”  These ideas are, however, neither based in reality nor a clear reading of the Pope's latest encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, the release of which yesterday spawned the heated discussion. The Pope actually speaks directly against a one-world government, and, as would be expected from those who have read his previous writings, calls for massive reform of the United Nations.  Confusion seems to have come from […]
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ACLJ Files Appeal Brief in Massive Fraud Case against California Planned Parenthood Affiliates

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) today filed an opening appeal brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a multi-million dollar fraud case against Planned Parenthood (PP) affiliates in California.  ACLJ is representing a federal whistleblower and former employee of the PP affiliate in Los Angeles who claims the affiliates illegally marked up the supposed cost of various birth control drugs when seeking government reimbursement, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of overbilling – at taxpayer expense. The federal False Claims Act (FCA) forbids government contractors from submitting […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes – Various Reports on Papal Social Encyclical Caritas in Veritate

* Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information. Compiled by Steve Jalsevac Note: There are a wide variety of responses to the controversial encyclical. We present below some of the more significant ones to help LSN readers understand this complex and important document, the criticisms levelled against it and the responses to those criticisms. The Divine Economy: On the New Papal Encylical by Rev. Robert A. Sirico (Acton Institute) Will the document draw attention to the weaknesses of Western-style capitalist systems? […]
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Out-of-State Same-Sex “Marriages” Now Have Full Effect in D.C.

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Same-sex “marriages” performed in other states have full legal recognition in the District of Columbia now that a bill passed by the federal district's council has come into effect. The law is considered a stepping stone on the way toward full legalization of same-sex “marriage,” which would allow homosexuals to “wed” in the nation's capital. The DC city council had passed the law May 5 by a 12 – 1 margin, with councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry vigorously resisting the measure. Barry said at the time that “all hell […]
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Australian Girl Charged With Procuring Abortion Using Illegal Abortion Drug RU486

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND, Australia, July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 19-year-old girl appeared in a Cairns court last month charged under section 225 of the Queensland Criminal Code with procuring her own miscarriage. Her 21-year-old boyfriend has been charged with attempting to procure an abortion and supplying drugs to procure an abortion, by using the abortion drug RU486, or mifepristone, to kill their unborn child. Tegan Simone Leach and her boyfriend, Sergie Brennan, decided to use mifepristone when Leach got pregnant and the couple decided they were too young to have a baby, reports The Australian. Police allege […]
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Abortion Employee Runs into Pro-Lifer, Keeps Going at Bizarre Rockford Abortuary

By Kathleen Gilbert ROCKFORD, Illinois, July 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pattern of abuse at a Rockford abortion facility has continued after an employee allegedly struck with his car a homeless man praying with pro-life protesters, and drove away, according to witnesses at the scene. The vehicle reportedly struck Scott Griffin on Wednesday as it drove into the driveway of the abortion facility, where pro-lifers say workers frequently drive recklessly in an apparent attempt to intimidate those praying and handing out pro-life literature. “The dark colored SUV the clinic worker was driving hit Scott Griffin with the mirror on the […]
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Late-term Abortionist Pendergraft Loses License Suspension Appeal

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Late-term abortionist James Pendergraft has lost his appeal of the suspension of his medical license for committing illegal third-trimester abortions. The suspension issued by the Florida Medical Board remains valid and in effect. In an opinion filed yesterday, the Florida District Court of Appeals rejected all of Pendergraft's arguments and stated that they “found no reversible error” in the Board's suspension order. The opinion stated that “the [Administrative Law Judge] found that there was clear and convincing evidence that Dr. Pendergraft committed medical malpractice.” Pendergraft has a long history of violations and problems […]
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