CBS News Legal Analyst Slams Feminist Critics of Tebow Super Bowl Ad

By John-Henry Westen (Petition to Support CBS's Decision to Air the Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad) WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The campaign being waged by pro-abortion feminist groups against the pro-life Super Bowl ad starring college football star Tim Tebow appears to be backfiring. In recent days former VP candidate Sarah Palin and a CBS official both have warned of the negative image the feminist groups are casting for themselves by opposing the ad. At the same time, the pro-abortion campaign has galvanized pro-life groups into mounting a firm response, through petitions, Facebookgroups, and other mediums, which have gained widespread […]
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Scott Roeder Found Guilty of Tiller Murder

By Kathleen Gilbert WICHITA, Kansas, January 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Wichita jury found 51-year-old Scott Roeder guilty of first-degree murder Friday for his admitted shooting of late-term abortionist George Tiller last May. Roeder confessed to shooting the abortionist at point-blank range in the Reformation Lutheran Church, where Tiller, 67, was a parishioner.  Tiller was renowned for his burgeoning late-term abortion business, one of few in the United States, where he boasted of having killed 60,000 children in the womb. Although Roeder's attorneys had requested consideration of a lighter sentencing for Roeder, at the end of testimony on Thursday, Sedgwick […]
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Australian Opposition Leader Blasted for Suggesting Girls Save Sex for Marriage

By Hilary White CANBERRA, January 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tony Abbott, the leader of Australia’s federal opposition, has been blasted in the mainstream press after he called on young women to “stick to the rules” about refraining from sex before marriage. Abbott, a Catholic and father of three teenage daughters, went on, however, to tell the interviewer with the Australian Women's Weekly that if young women cannot abstain, they should use contraception. The Federal Member for Warringah and shadow Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, told the magazine that he would say to his daughters that sex “is the […]
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Footsore for the Unborn: Over 800 Steubenville Students in March for Life

STEUBENVILLE, OH, January 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — It has been a long-standing tradition for the president of Franciscan University to cancel classes on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade since so many students regularly attended the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. This year, Franciscan’s contingent of students, faculty, staff, and alumni numbered well over 800. Students for Life (SFL), the pro-life club on campus, organized the trip. Shaun Richter and Olivia Dvorjak, SFL members and coordinators for the trip, handled last-minute cancellations. “It's about five times as smooth as last year,” said Richter. “The best part of the […]
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Documents Raise Spectre of Fetal Harvesting in University’s Late-Term Abortion Scheme

By Peter J. Smith MADISON, Wisconsin, January 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates say they have obtained documents that raise serious questions over the possibility of fetal harvesting and conscience violations behind the University of Wisconsin's plans to begin performing late-term abortions at the Madison Surgery Center. The Alliance Defense Fund and Pro-Life Wisconsin say that documents they obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request illustrate the efforts of UW officials and abortionists over several years to add second-trimester abortions at MSC. In addition, they say, certain communiqués raise fears that UW researchers could use the tissue of […]
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Canadian Bishops Release Letter on Human Trafficking at Vancouver Olympics

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, January 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pastoral letter on human trafficking within the context of preparations for the 2010 Olympic Games to be held in Vancouver has been issued by the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. The pastoral letter begins with a reference to Senator Mobina Jaffer’s statement of November 14, 2007 on the potential for the sexual exploitation of women and children at the Vancouver Olympics. Senator Jaffer, quoting from a report by the Future Group entitled “Faster, Higher, Stronger: Preventing Human Trafficking at the 2010 […]
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Redeemer College Hosts Abortion Activist Stephen Lewis: Pro-Life Students Disappointed

By Patrick B. Craine ANCASTER, Ontario, January 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Redeemer University-College, a Canadian Christian liberal arts and science university in the Reformed tradition, hosted a keynote lecture on Friday by Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, who spoke on the topic of global health. Lewis' invitation by Redeemer, an institution renowned for its commitment to Scripture and traditional values, generated a controversy on campus due to Lewis' history of promoting a liberalized vision of sexuality, including the promotion of abortion. Some 20 pro-life advocates protested before the event, holding signs and passing out literature. […]
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Judge Gives Miller 30 Days to Transfer Daughter to Former Lesbian Lover or Face Arrest

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman RUTLAND, VERMONT, January 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ex-Lesbian Lisa Miller has been given 30 days to transfer custody of her daughter to her former lesbian partner, or possibly face criminal penalties. Although Vermont Judge Richard Cohen has so far refused to issue an arrest warrant for Miller, he has set a deadline of February 23rd for the transfer to take place. If Miller does not appear during that time, Cohen said on January 22, “I will consider all possible sanctions under the law,” according to the local Rutland Herald. Such sanctions could include arrest and imprisonment […]
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Virulent Pro-Abortion Candidate Widely Supported by Catholics in Rome’s Provincial Election

By Hilary White ROME, January 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Political and Vatican watchers in Italy are expecting an interesting fight for the governor’s seat of the province of Lazio, the province of Rome and the Papacy, as a virulently anti-Catholic, hard-left candidate takes centre stage. Senator Emma Bonino is the darling of the far-left feminist movement and a leading member of the anti-clerical Radical Party in Italy. But despite her positions supporting abortion, contraception and divorce, Bonino counts among her supporters many in the Italian Catholic leadership and laity. In 1975 Bonino founded the Information Centre on Sterilization and Abortion […]
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Illinois Bishop Sartain: “To be Catholic Means to be Pro-Life”

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking with LifeSiteNews.com after the Vigil for Life Mass in the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception last week, Joliet Bishop Peter Sartain insisted that there is no wiggle room when it comes to being Catholic and holding pro-life values. Bishop Sartain said he was proud that over 225 youth from his diocese had come to the D.C. March for Life.  “They’re a great group from Joliet,” he said. “We’re teaching them the meaning of being truly pro-life.” Asked about the example Nancy Pelosi gives of being in favor of […]
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