New On-the-Ground Investigations Confirm UNFPA Complicity in China’s Coercive Population Policy

By Kathleen Gilbert FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, July 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Population Research Institute (PRI) is turning up the heat on the Obama administration for handing $50 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with news of yet another investigation confirming the UN group's complicity in China's coercive birth control policies. In March and May of 2009, PRI carried out two separate investigations, covering 6 UNFPA “model counties.”  These are counties where the UNFPA claim that their efforts have “removed birth targets and quotas and introduced a quality-of-care approach” – a claim the investigators call “outrageous.” PRI investigator […]
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Pro-Life Group Congratulates Retiring Brazilian Archbishop amid Abortion Controversy

FRONT ROYAL, VA, July 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Father Thomas J. Euteneuer, President of Human Life International (HLI), today praised Archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho of Olinda and Recife, Brazil as a “pro-life hero.” Archbishop Cardoso's retirement was approved by Pope Benedict XVI on July 1, 2009. “Archbishop Cardoso is to be congratulated for his stalwart charity and courage under very trying circumstances,” said Fr. Euteneuer. “His heroic stand for life, taken near the end of his official service to the Church, is a fitting capstone to a career replete with Christ-like love and self-sacrifice.” Critics from the media, the political […]
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Pro-life Groups Ask for Comprehensive Investigation of Nebraska Late-term Abortionist LeRoy Carhart

LINCOLN, Neb., July 7, 2009 (LifeSIteNews.com) – A coalition of four pro-life groups have sent a letter to Nebraska Attorney General Jon Buning asking him to open a “comprehensive” investigation into late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart and his Bellevue abortion clinic. Signing the letter were Troy Newman of Operation Rescue headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington, DC, Larry Donlan of Rescue the Heartland in Omaha, Nebraska, and Ann Bowen of Nebraskans United for Life, also of Omaha. The group expressed concerns about the legality of certain aspects of Carhart's abortion business as well […]
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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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Georgia Law First in Nation to Govern Embryo Adoption

By Kathleen Gilbert ATLANTA, Georgia, July 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A state bill that came into effect July 1 has made Georgia the first in the nation with a law governing the adoption of embryos produced by in-vitro fertilization (IVF). HB388 dictates the legal ramifications of a couple's bid to adopt excess embryos created during the IVF procedure of another couple, aligning the process more closely to the state's laws regarding the adoption of older children.  Under the new law, the genetic mother and father can relinquish their rights to embryos before birth. Once the genetic parents have signed a written […]
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Obama Complains that Fears over Abortion Agenda “Not Based on Anything I’ve Said or Done”

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a meeting with several members of the Catholic media Thursday, President Obama insisted that pro-life Catholics' fears over the new administration's abortion agenda was “not based on anything I've said or done.” The president also said he embraces the so-called “seamless garment” moral theory of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago, which he said he feels has been “buried under the abortion debate” in recent decades. The president called for the brief round-table meeting with Catholic media to discuss his upcoming meeting with Pope Benedict XVI July 10, but addressed […]
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