US Supreme Justices Admonished at Red Mass to Give “Radical Support” for the Unborn

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., October 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic jurists and justices gathered in the nation's capital on Sunday to celebrate the day before the beginning of the US judicial year with the 56th “Red Mass.” At the Mass Cardinal Daniel DiNardo in a sermon reminded those present that God calls them back from “religious amnesia” and that even the unborn child is a client who requires their “radical support.” Six Supreme Court Justices were among the legal professionals gathered at St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral for the famous “Red Mass” – a Catholic celebration for lawyers and judges dating […]
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Abortion and Gay Activist MPs Horrify Trafficking Victim by Opposing Tougher Sentences

OTTAWA, October 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Federal MP Joy Smith's Bill C-268, which proposes five year minimum sentences for traffickers of children, received significant support from 239 Members of Parliament during the vote at Third Reading last week. However, 43 MPs of the Bloc Quebecois and 3 MPs from the NDP parties voted against harsher penalties for child traffickers.   While the Bloc MPs voted along Party lines against the measure, three NDP MPs joined in opposition to the bill despite wide support from the rest of the NDP, Liberals and Conservatives.  The three NDP MPs were: Libby Davies – one […]
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Texas Judge Declares State Marriage Law, DOMA Unconstitutional

DALLAS, TX, October 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Dallas judge ruled last Thursday to hear a “divorce” lawsuit between two men whose same-sex “marriage” was performed in Massachusetts, declaring the state marriage amendment and the state's Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. District Judge Tena Callahan issued her ruling in a state court in Dallas last week to strike down the Texas marriage amendment, as well as the state DOMA, stating that the state ban on same-sex “marriage” violates the federal constitutional right to equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This ruling marks the first time that […]
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Support for Abortion Slips: Poll

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new national survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has found that fewer Americans express support for abortion than in previous years. In Pew Research Center polls in 2007 and 2008, supporters of legal abortion clearly outnumbered opponents. Now Americans are evenly divided on the question, and there have been modest increases in the numbers who favor reducing abortions or making them harder to obtain. Conducted from Aug. 11-27 among a total of 4,013 adults, the new […]
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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal on Case Censoring “Choose Life” License Plates

WASHINGTON, D.C, October 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in Choose Life Illinois v. White, upholding a Seventh Circuit ruling that the Illinois system for approving specialty plates was not discriminatory.  The case was filed in 2004 after citizens had collected more than the requisite number of signatures, but were denied a “Choose Life” license plate.  In 2007, a Northern Illinois District Court judge ordered Secretary of State Jesse White to distribute the plates.  The Illinois Attorney General's office brought the matter to an appeals court, where the ruling was overturned. “Ever-increasing […]
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Teacher, Dismissed from Catholic School After “Sex Change,” Files Human Rights Complaint

By Patrick B. Craine EDMONTON, Alberta, October 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Alberta substitute teacher, dismissed by a Catholic school board because she was undergoing a sex change, has filed a human rights complaint against the board, and is demanding to be reinstated. Janet Buterman, 39, was told by the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Board in a letter last October that the procedures she was undergoing in an attempt to become a man were in conflict with the Catholic values espoused by the board. “In discussions with the Archbishop of the Edmonton Diocese, the teaching of the Catholic Church […]
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Irish Pass Lisbon Treaty

Fear, disinformation and vast government spending bought Irish Lisbon vote say pro-life campaigners
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40 Days for Life: 123 Babies Saved – So Far!

40 Days for Life: 123 Babies Saved – So Far! Commentary by David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for Life October 5, 2009 (40DaysforLife.com) – Judging from the hundreds of e-mail messages I get daily, you like to hear stories about babies saved from abortion, and you like to see pictures of 40 Days for Life in action. So, today I bring you both! Kristina and Michele in Syracuse, New York were praying in front of Planned Parenthood when two young women stopped to talk. One of the young women said she was pregnant and going to Planned Parenthood for […]
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Judge Deems Pouillon Murder Suspect Incompetent to Stand Trial

By Kathleen Gilbert OWOSSO, Michigan, October 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 33-year-old Harlan Drake of Owosso, who has been accused of murdering pro-lifer Jim Pouillon, has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and will be remanded to the State Department of Mental Health for psychological treatment. Drake was taken into custody on Sept. 11, a few hours after the fatal shooting of Pouillon, 63, and a local gravel pit owner, Mike Fuoss.  Police say Drake admitted that he shot Pouillon because his pro-life witness in front of local schools annoyed him.  In his frequent witness around the small town of Owosso, […]
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