Hospital Counselor Leaves Abortion Unit during 40 Days for Life

Commentary by Dave Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for Life October 7, 2009 (40DaysforLife.com) – Most 40 Days for Life prayer vigils are conducted outside abortion facilities that are either in stand-alone buildings or in medical office parks. There are, of course, some exceptions. One of those exceptions is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where abortions are performed in a hospital. So it's hard to know who among the many hundreds of women entering the hospital are there for an abortion, and good news about lives changed through prayer is hard to come by. Still, local coordinator Julie Culshaw has always […]
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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Pledge of Allegiance and “Under God”

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week a federal court in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Pledge of Allegiance and the phrase “under God.” In 2007, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, represented by Michael Newdow, sued two New Hampshire public school districts and Congress on behalf of several parents and students who objected to the voluntary recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in school.  Specifically, the lawsuit challenged the 1954 addition of the words “under God” and the practice of reciting the Pledge in public schools as a patriotic exercise. On Sept. 30, Chief Judge Steven McAuliffe […]
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Un-natural Selection: Birth Control Pills May Alter Choice of Partners

SHEFFIELD, UK, October 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Is it possible that the use of oral contraceptives is interfering with a woman's ability to choose, compete for and retain her preferred mate? A new paper published by Cell Press in the October issue of the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution reviews emerging evidence suggesting that contraceptive methods which alter a woman's natural hormonal cycles may have an underappreciated impact on choice of partners for both women and men and, possibly, reproductive success. Human females are only fertile for a brief period during their menstrual cycle, just prior to ovulation. Many […]
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Planned Parenthood Conducts Birth Control Clinical Trials on Underage Girls

WASHINGTON, DC, October 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  American Life League has released a recent survey that reveals that at least 10 Planned Parenthood clinical trials have been conducted on underage girls as young as 13. According to ALL's findings, twenty-eight Planned Parenthood affiliates have been involved in 33 clinical trials – some government funded – and 10 of which involved young girls. Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League, conducted the review. Two of the trials in which girls as young as 14 participated dealt with getting the girls to take birth control consistently by sending them text message […]
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Commentary on October 6 News – Obama, CCCB Speaker

Dear Readers, See the first item regarding the success of our fundraiser. Obama, Obama – how much more hard, irrefutable evidence do we have to continue to report until the chronically doubting Christians finally accept that his administration is a danger to all that we cherish. Archbishop Chaput lays it out well for the Catholics who emphasize social justice that Obama is not offering valid Christian social justice policies or is at least acting against crucial social justice priorities. More today on the very problematic Canadian Bishops' Conference plenary speaker. Every day we are discovering more information confirming that he […]
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Archbishop Chaput Gives Vatican Dose of “Humble Realism” on Barack Obama and Notre Dame Scandal

By Peter J. Smith ROME, October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver has given Vatican prelates a gentle dose of “humble realism” about President Barack Obama and the Notre Dame scandal – in order to help them appreciate better the American bishops' grave pastoral concerns over a President whose lofty words diverge sharply from his actions on abortion and other issues. In a July essay “Politics, Morality, and Original Sin,” published in the international Catholic journal 30 Days, Cardinal Georges Cottier, a Swiss theologian and former member of John Paul II's papal household, appeared to downplay the […]
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Nun Group Under Investigation by Vatican Praised by U.S. Cardinal

By Hilary White October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Cardinal archbishop of Boston, Sean O'Malley has praised a group of dissident nuns who are under doctrinal investigation by the Vatican. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has launched an historical exhibit on the contributions of Catholic sisters to US history that was praised by O'Malley, who is head of the USCCB's Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. In letter to LCWR, O'Malley said, “The Church is grateful for all that your communities have done and continue to do to advance the mission of the Church, especially in the […]
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Seizures and Brain Damage Follow HPV Vaccine Injection for U.K. Girl

By James Tillman October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An 18 year-old U.K. girl has suffered severe brain damage from seizures that began after receiving the vaccination Cervarix. Stacey Jones, 18, of Bilston in the West Midlands of England, began to have seizures days after receiving the first injection.  The fits eventually caused such severe brain injury that she had to be admitted to a rehabilitation unit to relearn simple tasks. Stacey's mother, Julie Jones, believes that the vaccine Cervarix is unsafe and caused the swelling in the brain that has been diagnosed as the cause of Stacy's neurological problems. Cervarix, […]
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EU Bishops’ Group Praises Irish Lisbon Vote

By Hilary White BRUSSELS, October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the warnings against the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by both the pro-life movement in Ireland and the Vatican's Secretary of State, Catholic bishops of the European Community have praised and congratulated the Irish on the “positive outcome” in voting Yes in the referendum on Friday. The vote gave “hope for renewed EU Institutions capable of tackling urgent needs” said a media release from the Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europensis, (Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community, COMECE). COMECE president Bishop Adrianus Herman van Luyn of Rotterdam in the […]
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Obama to Deliver Keynote Speech at Major Homosexualist Dinner

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at a dinner hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, America's largest homosexualist lobby, the group announced yesterday. Obama is expected to offer remarks at the 13th Annual Human Rights Campaign Dinner, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Saturday, Oct. 10. “We are honored to share this night with President Obama, who has called upon our nation to embrace LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people as brothers and sisters,” said Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President […]
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