California Pro-Lifers Launch Human Rights Amendment Petition Campaign

By Katie Walker WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California has joined the race to recognize human rights and personhood for all human beings from the biological beginning of development. Some of the state's most outspoken pro-life advocates submitted the California Human Rights Amendment to Attorney General Jerry Brown following a press conference Monday in Sacramento. “The preborn, while demonstrably alive and demonstrably human, are not protected 'persons' under our state constitution,” said Lila Rose, the 21-year-old student pro-life activist, president of Live Action and cosponsor of the amendment. “Our laws must protect each person's basic human right to […]
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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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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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Pope Says Legalized Divorce is Contributing to the “Demolishing” of the Family

By Kathleen Gilbert VATICAN CITY, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an address to the Brazilian bishops on Friday, Pope Benedict XVI on Friday criticized legalized divorce as one effect of secular influences that “seem bent on demolishing” the family. (Click here to view Pope Benedict's address in Portuguese.)  The pontiff discussed the modern crisis of the family with prelates from the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, who had come to Vatican City for the “Ad Limina” pilgrimage to the sepulchers of Sts. Peter and Paul. Marriage, the pope reminded them, is a “natural institution confirmed by divine law, which […]
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Obama Includes Homosexual Couples in “National Family Day”

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama has included homosexual couples raising children in a list of “American families” in a recent proclamation declaring Monday National Family Day. “Whether children are raised by two parents, a single parent, grandparents, a same-sex couple, or a guardian,” said Obama in the proclamation, “families encourage us to do our best and enable us to accomplish great things.”  The president went on to encourage participation in Family Day by sharing an evening meal as a family unit.  “A strong nation is made up of strong families, and on this […]
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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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Council of Europe to Vote on Pro-Abortion Report on the Same Day Ireland Votes on Lisbon

By Hilary White GENEVA, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday this week, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will vote on a pro-abortion report that says that all states should offer abortion by 2015. Ironically, at the same time as Irish voters are being told by their government that there is no threat from the European Union and the Lisbon Treaty to their constitutional protections of the right to life, the PACE Committee of Ministers is being encouraged to start the development of a European Convention “to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and […]
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14 Year Old British Girl Dies after HPV Vaccination

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski COVENTRY, UK, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Natalie Morton, a 14-year-old girl who attended the Blue Coat Church of England School in Coventry, died today, hours after being given Cervarix – the controversial cervical cancer vaccine manufactured for the UK market by Glaxo SmithKline. Natalie was injected with the vaccine as part of the UK National Health Service's (NHS) immunization program directed at teenage girls with the purpose of protecting them against strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually transmitted disease. The NHS started the HPV vaccination program in April last year and […]
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CCCB President Urges Canadians to Oppose Euthanasia

September 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As debate begins again in Canada surrounding the question of euthanasia and assisted suicide, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), Archbishop V. James Weisgerber, has recently issued a letter asking MPs and Canadian citizens to consider the consequences of legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia. Currently Bill C-384, put forward by MP Francine Lalonde, is before parliament which, if passed, would legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. Weisgerber points out that, while those who are initiating the attempt to legalize euthanasia are “no doubt motivated by concern for the sufferings of others,” “An unfortunate understanding of compassion […]
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