Graphic Obama-Themed Abortion Display Clashes with Strong Pro-Abortion Presence at UC Berkeley

By Kathleen Gilbert BERKELEY, California, October 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The University of California Berkeley campus erupted into a hotbed of controversy earlier this week after the Genocide Awareness Project set up an immense two-day display of graphic abortion images in the midst of what is considered one of the most liberal universities in America. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform teamed up with the on-campus group Berkeley Students for Life on Monday and Tuesday to set up the large images of aborted children, juxtaposed with the images and words of President Obama.  The huge billboards quickly attracted curious onlookers and […]
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Obama Memorandum Encourages Hospital Visitation Rights to Gay Partners

By Kathleen Gilbert  WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama has encouraged nearly all U.S. hopsitals to provide for visitation rights to gay and lesbian partners, in a memorandum to the Department of Health and Human Services published online Thursday. Critics say the memorandum, which does not actually create any new rights or benefits, is a “red herring” in the same-sex “marriage” debate.  The Obama administration and gay rights activists have been working together quietly on the issue, resulting in a document instructing that hospitals that receives Medicare or Medicaid funds “may not deny visitation privileges […]
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New Polls Show Pro-Life Conservative Upstart Hoffman Taking Lead in Battle for NY 23

By Peter J. Smith WATERTOWN, New York, October 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the fierce three way battle for representation of the 23rd New York congressional district, each candidate knows “it ain't over 'til it's over,” but two new polls suggest that Conservative Party upstart Doug Hoffman might have taken the lead. Two polls commissioned by the conservative Club for Growth and Minuteman PAC suggest Hoffman has taken the lead over Democrat Bill Owens and Republican Dede Scozzafava in the contest for a district that has voted GOP since the Civil War. Despite Republican Scozzafava's extreme liberal views – pro-abortion, […]
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Loyola University Researchers: Contraceptives Nearly Double Chance of Stroke

By James Tillman CHICAGO, IL, October 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com)—A new study by Loyola University Health System neurologists indicates that oral contraceptives increase the risk of stroke about 1.9 times. The study involved the analysis of numerous previous studies conducted on the issue. Nevertheless, despite this finding the Loyola University's press release stated that the “benefits [of contraception] still outweigh risks for most users.” The research covers ischemic strokes, which are caused by the loss of blood supply to the brain.  Overall, there are about 4.4 ischemic strokes for every 100,000 women of childbearing age. According to the study, published in MedLink Neurology, the use […]
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President Obama Signs “Hate Crimes” Bill into Law

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., October 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has now signed into law a controversial “hate crimes” bill that authorizes the federal government to intervene in violent crimes that appear motivated by hatred of homosexuals and apply stiffer penalties and sentences. President Barack Obama signed the measure into law at 2:30 pm today. A reception is planned for 5 pm., and President Obama is expected to deliver some brief remarks on the bill at around 6:05 pm. The expanded hate crime legislation extends special protection to victims of crime who are targeted by perpetrators […]
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West African Health Ministers Call for Legalization of Abortion

By Hilary White LAGOS, October 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ministers of health from West African countries are calling for the legalization of abortion. A statement from the Health Ministers from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a group of 15 West African countries, said that member states should make abortion “safe” by legalization. They claim that legal prohibitions on abortion have contributed to high maternal mortality rates. Using the language common to international population control groups like the United Nations Population Fund, the ECOWAS ministers proposed a special summit of heads of state to discuss “maternal, newborn and […]
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67 Year-Old Grandma Interrogated and Threatened by Police over Gay Pride Complaint

By Hilary White NORWICH, U.K. October 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The visit and threat of a “hate crime” charge by police to a 67 year-old U.K. pensioner and devout Christian grandmother, has garnered outrage from all corners of Britain, and has even been criticised by the head of Britain's leading homosexualist lobby group. Mrs. Pauline Howe was told by two police officers who visited her home that she may have committed a “hate incident” simply for having written a letter to her local council complaining about the local Gay Pride parade. Mrs. Howe says she is considering suing the police, after enduring […]
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Abp. Dolan: American Catholic Leadership against Abortion Redeems Laxity against Slavery

By Kathleen Gilbert NEW YORK, October 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While the American Catholic Church once failed to diligently promote human dignity in the era of slavery, Catholics can now take pride that its leaders are taking a stand against the civil rights atrocity of abortion, said New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan last week. In his column at Catholic New York Online, Archbishop Dolan reflected on October as Respect Life Month by pointing out the similarities between slavery and abortion in America – two assaults on human life, he notes, that were both deemed “constitutional.” Dolan writes: “That 'right' to […]
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Aborted Fetal Material Used in Anti-Wrinkle Creams

TENNESSEE, Oct. 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Children of God for Life announced today that Neocutis, a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology and skin care, is using aborted fetal cell lines to produce several of their anti-aging skin creams.  For years Children of God for Life has been a watchdog on pharmaceutical companies using aborted fetal cell lines in medical products and they have received thousands of inquiries from the public on the use of aborted fetal material in cosmetics.  However, the group says that this is the first time they have encountered any company bold enough to put the information […]
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