Planned Parenthood’s President Lashes Out at USCCB

By James Tillman   WASHINGTON, DC, November 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com)—Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, sent an email to her supporters on Monday, complaining of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) campaign against the abortion-funding health care bill. Richards begged for quick action from abortion supporters to counter the bishops' influence and push the bill through Congress. Richards' attack was spurred by the nation-wide campaign the USCCB has recently launched, seeking to mobilize parishioners and clergy to call their representatives and senators to defeat the abortion-funding health care bill in Congress.   In the […]
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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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New Poll Reveals that Canadians are Conflicted About Legal Euthanasia

By Patrick B. Craine November 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite recent Quebec-focused polls indicating large support for euthanasia, a new Environics poll commissioned by LifeCanada reveals that Canadians are conflicted, and that they would rather the government focus on care for the sick and dying. “Outside of Quebec support drops dramatically and is tempered by fears about how vulnerable groups will be affected,” said Dr. Delores Doherty, President of LifeCanada, about the poll. “The idea that Canadians are clamouring for euthanasia is not accurate, despite the impression that may have been left from some polls.” According to the poll, carried out […]
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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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Emergency Webcast Tonight to Combat Imminent Passage of Abortion-Funding Healthcare

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com)—Eminent pro-life leaders from across the nation will be speaking tonight during an emergency Stop the Abortion Mandate nationwide webcast, designed to educate people to the dangers of the abortion-funding healthcare bill and show how they can help stop it. The live webcast is being run by the Stop the Abortion Mandate Coalition, an alliance of over 70 pro-life and pro-family organizations across America who have joined together to help stop legislation that pro-life leaders have called the largest expansion of abortion since Roe. v. Wade. The event aims to give the latest […]
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