Breakthrough Video Showing Development of Unborn Now Distributed by Priests for Life

By James Tillman November 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com)—”It's light years beyond ultrasound and will make you practically fall off your chair when you see it.” So says Father Frank Pavone about the breakthrough video Priests for Life is now distributing and promoting, called The Biology of Prenatal Development. By using embryoscopy, a rare technique involving a tiny camera the size of a pen tip, scientists were able to get breathtaking, real footage of the unborn, which shows how preborn babies have a heartbeat at three weeks, make spontaneous movements at six weeks, and have 90% of the anatomical structures found in adults at […]
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NH Supreme Court Accepts Case of Home-schooled Girl Forced to Attend Public School

By Peter J. Smith CONCORD, New Hampshire, November 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New Hampshire Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a ten-year-old home-schooled girl who was ordered into a public school by a family court judge, who decided that the girl, who is Christian, had not been exposed to enough alternative viewpoints. The daughter of parents who divorced in her infancy, Amanda Kurowski had been ordered into public school by family court Judge Lucinda V. Sadler on the recommendation of Marital Master Michael Garner and the testimony of the girl's court-appointed counselor, the Guardian ad Litem […]
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Cardinal Pell’s Address on Human Rights and Freedom of Religion

CANBERRA, Australia, Nob. 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The following is the text of a keynote address given Friday by Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney: As many of you are aware, the Human Rights Commission has been conducting an inquiry into freedom of religion in Australia for over a year. The only question about its outcome is how bad it will be. The tone was set when the inquiry was announced in September 2008. The ABC reported the Commission’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tom Calma, expressing concern (in the ABC’s words) “at evidence of a growing fundamentalist religious lobby, in areas such […]
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New Canadian Child Pornography Bill Good But Lacks Teeth: Anti-Child Sex Crimes Activists

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new bill was introduced by the Conservative federal government today with the intention of requiring Internet service providers (ISPs) to inform police if they discover links to child pornography on their customers' websites. The legislation is entitled “An Act respecting the mandatory reporting of Internet child pornography by persons who provide an Internet service.” Under the legislation ISPs would also be required to safeguard and disclose to police evidence if they believe a child-pornography offence has been committed using a server they provide, and to report any tips they […]
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Support for Obama, Democrat Health Care Plan Sink to New Low: Rasmussen

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Rasmussen poll released Monday revealed support for President Obama's health care overhaul at an all-time low, with only 38% of respondents favoring the Democrats' plan, and 56% opposed.  The health care numbers were the lowest of the nearly two dozen Rasmussen tracking polls conducted since June, which had not dipped below 41% support.  Rasmussen also reports that the survey, which was ongoing during Saturday's procedural vote on the measure in the Senate, showed a slight decrease in support following the vote. As in previous polls, stronger feelings reside with […]
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EU Commission Demands UK Abolish Religious Freedom Rights

By Hilary White LONDON, November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In what may be the first test of the new legal situation created by the European Union's Lisbon Treaty, the European Commission has said that absolutely no exemptions can be allowed in anti-discrimination laws, even for religious conscience. In a letter to the British government, the EU has demanded that Britain abolish laws protecting religious freedom rights with regards to “sexual orientation.” In a “reasoned opinion,” the EU's equal opportunities commissioner, Vladimir Spidla, told the government on Friday that it has failed correctly to implement an EU Council Directive on discrimination. […]
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Baby Gabriel’s Life Saved after Ethics Panel Changes Mind about Withdrawing Treatment

By John Jalsevac November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed an emergency motion in court Monday to save the life of a nine-month-old baby, Gabriel Palmer.  East Tennessee Children's Hospital had said that it might abandon his medical care against his mother's wishes, even though the child is stable and a doctor says he could live for a long time. However, after the lawsuit was filed, doctors with the East Tennessee Children's Hospital (ETCH) changed their opposition to ongoing care for the baby and the ethics panel agreed. In response to the latest development, ADF Legal Counsel […]
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Commentary on November 24 LSN NewsBytes

Dear Readers, There has been an earthquake over climate change as a result of the publicly released emails discrediting the honesty of some leading global warming advocates. This only confirms what we have known for years. Climate change/global warming is far more of a religion, an anti-population ideology and a massive power grab than credible science. It exploits genuine concern for the environment and conservation that is naturally shared by most people – to advance something far beyond that. The Patrick Kennedy controversy is very revealing. The chickens have come home to roost, as the saying goes, over the lack […]
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