More Pro-Life Voices Plead for No Vote in Irish Lisbon Referendum

By Hilary White DUBLIN, September 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two more Irish pro-life voices have joined the chorus of those urging the Irish voters to reject the EU's Lisbon Treaty in Friday's referendum. Pro-life former MEP Dana Rosemary Scallon and the group Ireland for Life have warned that the Lisbon Treaty, the EU's replacement for the defeated Constitution, poses a threat to the country's constitutional protections of the unborn, as well as national sovereignty. “I am not afraid to vote No to Lisbon,” said Scallon on Tuesday. Referring to a set of promises made to Irish politicians by EU officials, […]
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Vatican Archbishop: Kennedy Funeral Critics Not Hurting Unity but Helping Church

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Raymond Burke, head of the highest Vatican court, the Apostolic Signatura, has offered a public defense of those pro-life leaders who spoke out against the scandal of the grandiose funeral of Senator Ted Kennedy. “One of the ironies of the present situation is that the person who experiences scandal at the gravely sinful public actions of a fellow Catholic is accused of a lack of charity and of causing division within the unity of the Church,” wrote Archbishop Burke. In addition to this news service, public statements lamenting the scandal […]
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As IVF Debate Rages in Poland, Doctors Propose Ethical, Natural, More Effective Alternative

By John-Henry Westen WARSAW, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the debate over in vitro fertilization (IVF) rages in the Polish parliament, hundreds of doctors and medical professionals have written an open letter to Polish Parliamentarians urging them to vote against legalizing IVF and opt instead for a more successful, safer, natural treatment for fertility problems.  Although IVF is not officially legal in Poland, it has nonetheless been practiced for years in the nation.  Several Parliamentary proposals have been brought forward to legalize the practice under the guise of regulating the already occurring procedures.  The proposals range from taxpayer funding […]
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Sex Abuse in Catholic Church was Homosexual Problem, not Pedophilia: Vatican

By Hilary White GENEVA, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church in the US and abroad was a matter of homosexuals preying on adolescent boys, not one of pedophilia, said the Vatican's representative at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. It is “more correct,” said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, to speak of ephebophilia, a homosexual attraction to adolescent males, than pedophilia, in relation to the scandals. “Of all priests involved in the abuses, 80 to 90 per cent belong to this sexual orientation minority which is sexually engaged with adolescent boys between the ages of 11 […]
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The 17th International Week of Prayer and Fasting to begin October 2

Washington D.C., September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the seventeenth year, a pro-life coalition is encouraging all Christians to join in a week of prayer for an end to the culture of death from October 2-12. The International Week of Prayer and Fasting Coalition hopes that by mobilizing Christians all over the world to pray, it will achieve its goals of “the conversion of nations, an end to abortion, and peace.” The week of prayer and fasting this year focuses on an increased threat from terrorism across the United States. In a press release, Milagros Callao, one of the coalitions […]
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Canada, US and EU Continue to Push Rejected “International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS” at UN

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski GENEVA, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The 12th session of the UN Human Rights Council, meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, has included continued attempts by Canada, the US, the European Union and Brazil to retain references to the “UN International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights” in a draft resolution on HIV/AIDS being considered by the Council. Pat Buckley, a representative of the UK's Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), notes that, “The international community rejected this document during the 2001 special session on HIV/AIDS.” The Guidelines, a document produced by UNAIDS and the UN […]
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$14,000 in Four Days? Here’s a Simple Way You Can Become Part of the LSN Fundraising Team

Fundraising for a non-profit is hard work, especially when that non-profit happens to be one of the most “controversial” and “non-politically correct” going. I would know, I tackle those duties every working day for LSN – and sometimes on weekends too. While doing “the thinker” this past weekend, pondering the question of how to raise $40,000 by week's end, I came up with a truly grassroots approach to meeting our needs – one that can only succeed with your help. It was that letter we published on Friday, detailing to you the incredible amount of effort and resources that go […]
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Canadian MP Urges Parliament to Pass Legislation Protecting Life from Conception to Natural Death

OTTAWA, Ontario, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Liberal MP Marlene Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Lachine) this week put forward a petition calling on the government to adopt effective animal welfare legislation because of the fact that animals feel pain and suffering. In response, pro-life Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott noted before Parliament that preborn human children also experience pain. However, this fact is not recognized in Canadian law, which allows for legal abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. Presenting his own petition, Vellacott (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin) stated, “Mr. Speaker, as a follow up to that series of petitions in respect of the pain that animals feel and in […]
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