“Victory”: Assisted Suicide Amendment Defeated in British House of Lords

By Hilary White WESTMINSTER, July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life campaigners in Britain yesterday welcomed a reprieve in the battle against euthanasia as a bill that would have legalised assisted suicide was defeated in the House of Lords. In a vote of 194 to 141, an amendment to the government's Coroners and Justice Bill was defeated last night that would have sanctioned assisted suicide in the UK and facilitated Britons going overseas to commit suicide. The amendment had been put forward by Charles Falconer, a former Lord Chancellor and major figure in Tony Blair's New Labour and part of a […]
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Urgent Need to Lobby against Infanticide in Brazil Says Pro-Life Group

By Patrick B. Craine July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Society for the Protection of the Unborn (SPUC), a U.K.-based pro-life organization, is calling on pro-life supporters worldwide to lobby in support of a bill being considered today in Brazil to stop infanticide among the indigenous people. Infanticide is a traditional practice among certain tribes of Brazil, who believe that some babies are 'cursed,' including those with physical disabilities, females, babies born out of wedlock, and twins or triplets. The bill, called Muwaji's Law, written by Congressman Henrique Afonso, would declare infanticide harmful, require those who are aware of pregnancies and […]
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Pro-Life Ireland Unites Against Threat of Abortion from London, UN and EU

By Hilary White DUBLIN, July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An organizer of a large pro-life rally in Dublin says she and the other key figures were “jubilant” at the turn-out of seven thousand people on Saturday. Bernadette Smyth, Director of Belfast's Precious Life, also told LifeSiteNews.com that pro-life leaders in Ireland are especially encouraged by a growing cooperation between North and South in the pro-life movement in Ireland. A major breakthrough of the pro-life campaigns in all of Ireland, she said, has been the growing awareness that if legalized abortion is forced into Northern Ireland, it will be effectively made […]
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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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Canadian Non-Catholic PM Says he Did Consume Communion after Offered, Will Meet Pope Saturday

By John-Henry Westen and Patrick Craine OTTAWA, July 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in hot water over a video that caught him taking Holy Communion in a Catholic Church, despite being a non-Catholic Christian. To make matters worse, the video** shows him walking away without consuming the host – although a spokesman for the Prime Minister told LifeSiteNews.com that the PM did consume the host off-camera. The incident took place last Friday at the funeral of former Governor General Romeo Leblanc in Memramcook, New Brunswick. In the video Harper is shown being offered communion by the […]
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New Conservative Anglican Intiative Receives Unofficial Support of Queen Elizabeth

By Hilary White LONDON, July 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has twice written to support an emergent group of conservative Anglicans that rejects the ultra-liberal and sexually permissive direction of the Church of England. The Queen recently wrote to the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA) that she “understood their concerns” and “understands the commitment to the Anglican Church” and that she wished them well on the day of their official launch on Monday.  FCA leaders had written to the Queen to assure her of their loyalty to the Church of England. Palace spokesmen said that the letters […]
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Campaign Life Coalition Youth to Host Toronto Fashion Show in Celebration of Life

By Jenna Murphy TORONTO, July 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At a time when the affronts on life at every stage are enough to leave one's head spinning, a group of summer interns at Campaign Life Coalition, Canada's political arm of the pro-life movement, has decided to put their energies into hosting an uplifting charity event for all ages – a fashion show celebrating the dignity of each human life. All proceeds from the fashion show are set to go towards women and new mothers in need of assistance in the Toronto area. “The idea for Pure Exposure 2009 was floating […]
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Alabama Attorney General Calls Undercover Video of Planned Parenthood ‘Extremely Troubling’, Seeks I

MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alabama Attorney General Troy King has called a new undercover video released last week showing Planned Parenthood of Alabama apparently breaking state mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse “extremely troubling” and requested the full recordings. The student-led nonprofit responsible for the recordings, Live Action, immediately sent the full footage, which the Attorney General’s office received yesterday. The video shows a Planned Parenthood staffer, identified as “Tanisha,” telling a purportedly 14-year-old girl with a 31-year-old “boyfriend” that Planned Parenthood “does sometimes bend the rules a little bit” when it comes to reporting statutory rape […]
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