Replacement Senator for Kennedy Picked to Champion Kennedy’s Health Care Overhaul

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., September 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Massachusetts Democrat Governor Deval Patrick has appointed Paul Kirk, a Democrat Catholic attorney sympathetic to Sen. Ted Kennedy's health care agenda, to fill in the late Senator's seat in Washington until a special election can be held in January.  Kirk was a longtime friend and advisor to Sen. Kennedy, with whom associates say Kirk shared a nearly identical political philosophy.  Senate Majority leader Harry Reid hailed the appointment, saying Kirk “embodies the values of Senator Kennedy.”  Kirk has never before held public office. Earlier this month Massachusetts lawmakers complied with […]
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Time to Look Back Again – Obama and Abortion – He Really Meant It

Commentary by Steve Jalsevac September 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, I happened to come across the short three and one-half minute 2008 election campaign video produced by AmericasChoiceNow.com. Its revelations were stunning – even though I knew all about them and have reported them again and again. What it did was remind me in a powerful way, of how crucial it is that pro-life people continue their intense efforts to stop the Obama abortion machine. It's not about politics. It's about saving lives. Everyone should see this compelling video production (https://americaschoicenow.com/) of various Obama statements again and again – to help […]
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Polish Priest Fined for Comparing Abortion to Holocaust, Saying Abortion is “Killing”

By Patrick B. Craine KATOWICE, Poland, September 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a ruling that Church leaders are calling a serious infringement of freedom of speech, a Polish judge has accused the Archdiocese of Katowice and the priest-editor of their Catholic weekly newspaper of comparing a woman who sought an abortion to the Nazis, and has ordered them to publish a court-dictated apology. Judge Ewa Solecka, further, fined the Gosc Niedzielny (Sunday Visitor) paper $11,000, objecting to comments from editor-in-chief Fr. Marek Gancarczyk that she deemed offensive, such as his statement that in seeking to get an abortion, the woman […]
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Two California Illegal Abortion Accomplices Sentenced

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two accomplices of convicted illegal abortionist Bertha Bugarin have been sentenced in San Diego County for their part in Bugarin's illegal abortion scheme at her clinic in Chula Vista, CA. Bugarin who owned a chain of abortion mills, is currently in prison for having committed abortions posing as a doctor but without medical training. According to the San Diego County District Attorney's office, Luz Catalina-Gomez and Paloma Yonna Solorzano-Rodriguez reached a sentencing agreement with San Diego Superior Court Judge Ted Wethers for probation and community service. “The People (DA's office) did not take […]
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White House Threatens to Prosecute Private Medicare Companies for Warning Seniors of Cuts

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., September 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Obama administration has aroused a fierce First Amendment controversy after threatening companies selling private Medicare coverage not to tell their customers that current health care legislation would result in benefit cuts – or else face a lawsuit.  The administration and Senate Democrats justify the move by saying the claim, spread by at least one such company, is patently false.  Yet some say the administration is the one twisting the facts to help the unpopular legislation: critics note that even the head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office agrees that […]
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Courts Reconsider, Permit Christian/Women’s Groups to Argue against Legalization of Prostitution

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) of Canada says it is pleased that its joint application to intervene in a national challenge to Canada's prostitution laws has been accepted by the Ontario Court of Appeal.  The intervention, filed in alliance with Christian Legal Fellowship and REAL Women of Canada, will allow the group to file and provide a legal argument giving its members' perspective on the issues raised by the challenge. According to the CCRL, the arguments to be submitted provide a perspective that transcends the interests of the parties involved. The argument will discuss […]
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Britain Already Has a “Government Policy of Silent Euthanasia”: Anti-Euthanasia Activists

By Hilary White LONDON, September 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Evidence is mounting that Britain may already have not only de facto legalised assisted suicide thanks to new prosecution guidelines issued this week, but also involuntary euthanasia by means of a tangled combination of rationing of government-funded medical care, end of life medical practice protocols that allow the withdrawal of hydration and the existing Mental Capacity Act. British and international anti-euthanasia and disability rights groups are expressing their alarm at the publication of prosecution guidelines earlier this week by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for England and Wales. These guidelines […]
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Letter of Bishop Aquila to Diocesan Priests about Participating in 40 Days for Life

September 23, 2009 Dear Fathers, On this Feast of Pio of Pietrelcina, we begin the 40 Days for Life North Dakota campaign, a concerted effort of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil with the goals of educating the public about the evil of abortion, saving lives and seeking the conversion of souls. For the third consecutive year, the Catholic faithful will join many others in prayerful witness to the dignity of all human life as we pray, 24 hours per day for 40 days, on the sidewalk outside North Dakota’s only abortion facility, the Red River Women’s Clinic at 512 1st […]
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