Czech Republic Leader Signs Lisbon – No More Barriers to New European Superstate

By Hilary White PRAGUE, November 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, signed the Lisbon Treaty at 3 p.m. Central European Time today, the last leader of the European Union's 27 members states to do so. This removes the last barrier to the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, the document that is said to be effectively identical to the European Constitution that was defeated by public votes in France and the Netherlands in 2005. Klaus, the eurosceptic leader of the former Soviet bloc country, has warned repeatedly against Lisbon's encroachments on national sovereignty and democracy, […]
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Blair’s Chances as Euro President Recede as Lisbon Treaty Signed

By Hilary White ROME, November 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Now that the last barrier has fallen to implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, reports are increasing that Tony Blair's chances of getting the top spot in the soon-to-be-constituted super-nation of Europe are fading fast. After eight years of battling against it, Czech President Vaclav Klaus has signed the Lisbon Treaty, the last national leader of the EU's 27 member states to do so. Attention now goes towards filling the new leadership jobs of president and foreign minister of Europe. Opposition to the former British PM's bid for the new EU Presidency […]
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Trespassing Charges Stayed against Pro-Life Students at University of Calgary

By Patrick B. Craine CALGARY, Alberta, November 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The trespassing charges brought against six members of the University of Calgary's pro-life club 'Campus Pro-Life' have been stayed by the Crown prosecutor – a decision that likely means that the charges effectively have been dropped. The club's president, Leah Hallman, made the announcement at the National Pro-Life Conference in Saskatoon this past weekend, to a standing ovation. “We are relieved by this decision on the part of the Crown Prosecutor,” she stated in a press release yesterday.  “Campus Pro-Life has consistently maintained that all of our actions were in […]
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11,000 on Abortion Mandate Webcast Warned against Phony Compromises in Healthcare Bill

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over 11,000 pro-lifers tuned in last night to an emergency webcast by StopTheAbortionMandate.com, where national pro-life leaders briefed listeners on the extent of the threat to human life posed by the House health care bill. According to coordinator David Bereit, although news of the webcast went out only 13 hours before it began, 11,243 people joined in.  Speakers included Rep. Chris Smith, Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life, Kristen Day of Democrats for Life, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life […]
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SO-CALLED “CATHOLIC” CHARITY SUPPORTS ABORTION

Monday November 16, 1998 SO-CALLED “CATHOLIC” CHARITY SUPPORTS ABORTION WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (LSN) A charity calling itself the “Catholic Campaign for Human Development” has been found to support abortion via contributions to pro-abortion organizations such as the National Organization for Women and advocacy groups that sponsored the 1996 “Fight for the Right March” in San Francisco, whose stated goal was to support “abortion rights and reproductive freedom … [and] lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights.” Catholic World News reported Friday on an October release by the Capital Research Center which detailed the anti-Catholic contributions of the “Catholic” charity. The expose on […]
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Alaska Introduces Personhood Initiative

By Kathleen Gilbert ANCHORAGE, Alaska, November 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A statute recognizing the personhood of human beings from the moment of conception has been certified in Alaska. “An Act Recognizing the Legal Personhood of All Human Beings Including Unborn Children” was introduced by 22-year-old local pro-life activist Christopher Kurka on August 24, and Lt. Governor Sean Parnell certified the application on October 22.  The initiative, which must gather over 32,000 signatures, will likely appear on the 2012 primary ballot. The act reads: “Be it enacted by the People of the State of Alaska that all human beings, from the […]
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Canadian MP Launches Petition to Stop Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, November 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “We, the undersigned residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to stop all funding of International Planned Parenthood Federation,” reads a new petition being circulated by Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Brad Trost (Saskatoon-Humboldt). The petition refers specifically to a 2006 pledge from the Canadian federal government to allocate $18 million over four years to International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).  CIDA is overseen by International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda (C-Durham), who took the position in 2007. The goal, says Trost, is to […]
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NY 23 Conservative Hoffman Jumps to Commanding Poll Lead after Liberal GOP Drops out, Backs Democrat

By Kathleen Gilbert WATERTOWN, New York, November 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new poll shows Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman having launched into a comfortable lead for New York 23 District's Nov. 3rd special election. The new numbers come after the socially liberal Republican candidate, Dede Scozzafava, dropped out of the race Saturday and threw her weight behind the Democrat candidate.  Polls had already shown Hoffman either ahead of, or neck-and-neck with Democrat Bill Owens, while Scozzafava's hopes to take the deeply conservative district crumbled under the weight of her hard-left viewpoints.  Now, a survey released by Public Policy Polling Monday […]
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