Former NDP Candidate Priest Found Dead

By Patrick B. Craine and John Jalsevac STEPHENVILLE, Newfoundland, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Roman Catholic priest and former federal NDP candidate Fr. Des McGrath, 74, was found dead in his garage on Tuesday, reports the CBC. The priest, who had been criticized by pro-life leaders for buckling to NDP party pressure not to vote against abortion in 2004, had been charged last month with sexual assault, stemming from alleged incidents in the early 1980s.   Known for his arduous defence of the Newfoundland fishing industry, Fr. McGrath worked for 40 years as an advocate for fishermen, being one of the […]
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UK Euthanasia Activist Dares Police to Arrest Him

By Patrick B. Craine LONDON, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Euthanasia activist and disgraced medical practitioner, Michael Irwin, 77, has issued an open letter to local police challenging them to arrest him for his involvement in the February 2007 assisted suicide of 58-year-old Raymond Cutkelvin.  He has said he wants to be a “martyr” on behalf of those U.K. residents who help their relatives commit suicide and who could thereby face up to 14 years in jail. According to Irwin, at least 115 Britons have sought assisted suicide through the group called Dignitas in Zurich in the last 10 years.  […]
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Prominent Nun Ridicules Healthcare Vote Delay over “Insignificant Details”

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A prominent Catholic nun who is pushing for health care reform has dismissed concerns over Obama's health legislation – which pro-lifers say includes the “largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade” – as “insignificant details,” according to a Catholic News Service (CNS) report. The remarks were given at an interfaith prayer breakfast July 28 in Washington, D.C. where several religious speakers urged hasty passage of health care reform.  Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the national Catholic justice lobby NETWORK, joined in the calls for quick action on the […]
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Deadly Abortion Drug RU 486 Expected to be Approved for Italy

By Hilary White ROME, July 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Italian pharmaceutical regulator is expected shortly to approve the sale of the deadly abortion drug, popularly known as RU 486, under the brand name Mifegyne, according to the Italian daily La Repubblica. The Italian Pharmaceuticals Agency (AIFA) announced the impending approval on Wednesday. The move by the AIFA comes despite restrictions in Italian law allowing only surgical abortion, as well as warnings of the danger of maternal deaths recorded in association with RU 486 around the world. During a 2006 Rome conference of the International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraception […]
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New Brunswick Right To Life Group Takes Transit to HRC Over Refusal of Bus Ads

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski FREDERICTON, July 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Fredericton Right to Life Association has filed a complaint with the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission against Fredericton Transit for its refusal to allow pro-life ads on its buses. In the fall of 2008, the transit authority refused to sell advertising space to the pro-life group because it deemed the advertising to be political commentary. The ads, which ran in over 50 communities, were part of a nationwide pro-life campaign, coordinated by Life Canada. The ads depict a pregnant woman in profile. At the top are the words, “Nine […]
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Roeder Pleads “Not Guilty” to Murder of Abortionist George Tiller

By Peter J. Smith WICHITA, Kansas, June 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scott P. Roeder entered a plea Tuesday of “not guilty” for the slaying of Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller. The accused faces a charge of first degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert ordered Roeder held on $20 million bail, and set a trial date for September 21. Roeder, 51, stands accused of gunning down Tiller in the foyer of the Reformation Lutheran Church and threatening two other men with a pistol before fleeing the scene of the crime. Members of Tiller's […]
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White House Awards Medal of Freedom to Numerous Pro-Abortion, Homosexualist Personalities

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Several of the famous figures President Obama announced today as recipients of the 2009 Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. honor to civilians, have solidly pro-abortion and homosexualist roots. “These outstanding men and women represent an incredible diversity of backgrounds,” said Obama of the award recipients in a White House press release. “Yet they share one overarching trait: Each has been an agent of change.  Each saw an imperfect world and set about improving it, often overcoming great obstacles along the way.”  One recipient was Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has […]
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Study: Breast Cancer Risk 66% Higher in Turkish Women with Abortions

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski ISTANBUL, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study conducted by Dr. Vahit Ozmen and his colleagues at the Istanbul University Medical Faculty reported a statistically significant 66% increase in breast cancer risk among women who had induced abortions. The researchers wrote that their finding is similar to the findings of the “majority” of studies, which have “reported that induced abortion was associated with increased breast cancer risk.” However, the study also found that spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) and the use of oral contraceptives was associated with the decreased risk of breast cancer – a finding that the […]
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65,000 Americans Sign Petition Demanding Congress Exclude Abortion from Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – About 65,000 Americans have signed a national petition in just one week calling on Congress to exclude abortion as a mandatory health benefit as part of any health care legislation being considered, The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) announced yesterday.  The ACLJ, which specializes in constitutional law, is providing legal analysis to House members urging them to reject the abortion mandate. “The American people understand that mandatory coverage for abortion services should not be a part of any health care legislation,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ.  “The opposition to […]
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