Student President Faces Removal after Allowing Pro-Life Display

By Patrick B. Craine SACRAMENTO, California, October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Christian student government president in California is facing a recall amidst anger from some administration and students after the student government permitted a pro-life demonstration during the college's annual Constitution Day celebrations. Constitution Day at Sacramento City College, which took place this year on September 16-17, is an annual celebration of the Constitution and free speech, which features external speakers and organizations who request an invitation from the Associated Student Government (ASG). ASG president Steve Macias, 19, and student affairs commissioner Monica Guzman now risk losing their positions […]
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House’s Final Version of Massive Health Care Bill Poised to Instigate Government-Funded Abortion

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Democratic House leadership yesterday unveiled the final version of the health care overhaul on Thursday, one that keeps intact language to immediately initiate government funding for elective abortions.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced at a press conference Thursday the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962), which Democrats expect to keep closed from further emendation. “We are about to deliver on the promise of making affordable quality health care available for all Americans, laying the foundation for a brighter future for generations to come,” Pelosi announced on the steps […]
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Beggars Versus Giants: More Quotes to Consider

See previous Part 1 and Part 2 of this series Compiled by Steve Jalsevac October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The following are additional quotes from prominent individuals emphasizing why abortion and its related anti-life evils must be given a very high priority: “Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free  nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.”Ronald Reagan  Abortion and the Conscience of […]
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Sedation with Dehydration used as “Slow Euthanasia” UK Survey Reveals

By Hilary White LONDON, October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Slow euthanasia by deep sedation” is a current reality in the British health care system, and not just a journalistic myth, a survey of UK doctors has revealed. The study found that continuous deep sedation (CDS) was more frequently requested by patients or relatives seeking a “hastened death” and was associated “with a greater incidence of other end-of-life decisions containing some intent to end life by the doctor”. Under existing medical care protocols in the UK, patients who are designated as dying, can have food and hydration withdrawn until they die of dehydration, […]
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New Book Details Strong Influence of Trudeau’s Womanizing on His Politics

By Patrick B. Craine October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new biography about Pierre Elliot Trudeau reveals the great influence exerted on his political decisions by the many women with whom he associated romantically.  For pro-life and pro-family advocates, these revelations shed light on the character and motivations of the man who opened the legal door to Canada's now-rampant sexual permissiveness and abortion culture. The book, Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliot Trudeau 1968-2000, is historian John English's second volume on the former Canadian Prime Minister.  English drew on Trudeau's personal papers, as well as interviews with his […]
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Wisconsin Ponders Replacing Abstinence-Only Program with Contraceptive Sex Ed

By Kathleen Gilbert MADISON, Wisconsin, October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A law set for consideration in the Wisconsin state legislature aims to replace the abstinence-only curriculum used in the state's public schools with one that educates students on the use of condoms and contraceptives. The Healthy Youth Act (AB-458 and SB-324), introduced by Democrat state Rep. Tamara Grigsby and Sen. Lena Taylor last month, aims to establish a contraceptive-promoting state curriculum for all schools that have a Human Growth and Development Program.  The curriculum is billed as giving “age-appropriate, medically accurate information” on how to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually […]
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Bishop Tobin asks Rep. Kennedy to Talk after Abortion/Healthcare Remarks

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com)—Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence has asked Senator Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) to discuss health care legislation and life issues with him.  The invitation follows a heated exchange in which Kennedy said the Catholic bishops were acting “against the biggest social justice issue of our time” by opposing abortion-funding health care legislation. Bishop Tobin in turn responded by calling Kennedy “a disappointment to the Church and to the citizens of Rhode Island.” Bishop Tobin, in a letter to Kennedy dated Tuesday and released Wednesday, argues that “the Catholic Church has been clear […]
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