New York Gov. Declares Nov. 10 Extraordinary Legislative Session for Same-Sex “Marriage”

By Peter J. Smith ALBANY, New York, November 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Gov. David Paterson has convoked an extraordinary session of the New York State Legislature to address the state's soaring budget deficit, as well as to pass legislation that would legalize same-sex “marriage.” Paterson issued a special proclamation Thursday announcing the special session would convene on November 10 at noon. He said the legislature would take up consideration of the Governor's $5.2 billion “Deficit Reduction Plan” – a proposal which promises steep cuts in government spending – along with several other items including the same-sex “marriage” bill already passed […]
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Florida Abortion Facility Closes During 40 Days for Life

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski PENSACOLA, November 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last Friday, the 38th day of the autumn 40 Days for Life Campaign, the abortion facility at 6700 North 9th Avenue in Pensacola, Florida posted a 'Closed' sign on its door as pro-lifers prayed and kept vigil outside. Ernie Cyr, the Pensacola 40 Days for Life coordinator, said the local 40 Days for Life team didn't even realize at the time what they were witnessing – the permanent closure of an abortion facility that had been in operation for more than 25 years. Cyr explained that law enforcement officers went […]
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Vote Pushed Back on Canadian Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Bill to Dec. 2

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, November 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The House of Commons vote on Bill C-384, which seeks to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, has been pushed back tentatively to December 2nd. The private members bill, proposed by Member of Parliament Francine Lalonde (BQ-La Pointe-de-l'Île), received its first of two hours of debate on October 2nd.  The second hour was originally scheduled for November 16th, with a vote to follow shortly after. Lalonde moved the date of the second debate to November 19th a few days ago by trading with another Bloc MP.  She's now traded again, […]
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Health Care Bill Includes Monthly Abortion Premium: House Minority Leader Boehner

By James Tillman November 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to House Republican Leader John Boehner, the government-run health care bill being considered in Congress would include “a monthly abortion premium … [to] be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan.” On his blog Boehner states that this premium “will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account – and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.” He continues: “Section 213 [of the bill] describes the process in which the Health Benefits Commissioner is to assess the monthly premiums that will be used to pay for elective […]
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Commentary on Nov. 5 News

Dear Readers, Glenn Beck asks lots of questions. That is how he has exposed many serious problems with the Obama administration. Why is it that people do not ask a lot of obvious questions about Planned Parenthood? It is a downright evil organization that kills babies for maximum profit and yet government forces Americans to fund this with their taxes. See yesterday's letter to the editor regarding Sister Donna Quinn's religious order. . The real problem is the Sinsinawa Dominicans – not just Quinn. It would seem very appropriate for Catholics to appeal to Church authorities to finally, thoroughly straighten […]
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Never Mind: Judge Yanks 15-Year-Delayed Illinois Parental Notice Law Back Into Legal Limbo

By Peter J. Smith CHICAGO, November 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Just hours after an Illinois law requiring abortionists to notify parents 48 hours before performing an abortion on teenage girls went into full effect, an Illinois judge issued a restraining order delaying the law's implementation until he can hear yet another legal challenge. The Associated Press reports that Cook County Judge Daniel Riley ordered the 1995 Parental Notice of Abortion Act, which has languished in legal limbo since its inception, to be put on hold until he had the opportunity to hear arguments. The court order was requested by the […]
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Ad Depicting Nude Couple Having Sex Not Pornographic: UK Advertising Standards Authority

By Hilary White November 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a newspaper ad for a film depicting a nude man and woman having sex and bearing the caption, “contains strong real sex, bloody violence and self-mutilation,” is not pornographic and presents no threat to the values or sensibilities of the community.  The ASA's ruling comes in response to seven complaints they received after the ads appeared where children might easily see them. The photo is part of an advertisement for the film “Antichrist,” and appeared in three of Britain's largest circulation newspapers: the Guardian, […]
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Confusion about Euthanasia Must be Dispelled Says Prominent Anti-Euthanasia Activist

By Patrick B. Craine SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, November 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-lifers must be clear about the nature of euthanasia and assisted suicide, insisted Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, during an address at the Canadian National Pro-Life Conference last weekend in Saskatoon.  “If we allow confusion about what euthanasia or assisted suicide is then we lose!” The pro-life conference was held as the Canadian Parliament considers Bill C-384, which seeks to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. Schadenberg stressed the importance of properly defining euthanasia and assisted suicide, which he said are commonly misunderstood.  Contrary to the […]
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