The Two Lists: A Former Pro-Choice Atheist Reflects on Sex, Abortion and Anger

Commentary by Jennifer Fulwiler    January 28, 2010 (InsideCatholic.com) – Of all the things I remember about the Texas March for Life in Austin last January, the memory that stands out the most is the look on the faces of the counter-protesters who followed us along Congress Avenue and down to the capitol that frosty morning. When I glanced over to see the source of the epithets that were being screamed at us, I met the eyes of one young woman wearing a black bandana over the bottom half of her face. She happened to look over and meet my […]
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CNN Gaffe: Anchor Wonders on Air Whether More Pro-Lifers or Pro-Aborts at March for Life

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A CNN anchor told his viewers last week that he could not make out for certain whether there were more pro-life or pro-abortion advocates demonstrating at the 37th annual March for Life – despite the fact that conservative estimates place several hundred thousand pro-life protesters in D.C. that day, compared to a few dozen pro-abortion counter-demonstrators. Noting that there was a rally on the Washington Mall, CNN’s Rick Sanchez asserted, “So as you might imagine there are both sides being represented.” But Sanchez then surmised that both sides might […]
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“Pro-Choice Cover-up” Must End, Pro-life Congressman Tells U.S. House

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life Congressman Chris Smith took his colleagues and the Obama Administration to task on the floor of the U.S. House on the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, chastising them for promoting the abortion agenda when there is so much evidence for the harmful effects of abortion on women and their unborn children. “How can so many seemingly smart, sane, compassionate and accomplished people — especially in politics — support, promote and if President Obama has his way in the pending health care legislation, […]
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Pro-Life Legal Group Opposes Planned Parenthood Efforts to Block South Dakota Law

ST. PAUL, MN, January 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed a friend-of-the-court brief Friday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit asking the court to reject Planned Parenthood’s attempt to block portions of South Dakota’s informed consent law. In 2005, the South Dakota Legislature passed House Bill 1166, which revised state law to require that women be given critical biological, relationship, and medical information before undergoing an abortion. Planned Parenthood, the operator of the state’s only abortion clinic, filed to suit to block implementation of the law. After the 8th Circuit lifted […]
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Guttmacher Study Shows “Devastating Consequences” of Sex-Ed: American Life League

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to American Life League (ALL), new numbers from the Guttmacher Institute show Planned Parenthood-style sex education is having a dramatic impact on the rise in teen pregnancy rates. The study released on Wendesday shows that the teen pregnancy rate among American teens rose three percent in 2006, teen birth rates rose four percent, and abortion rates were up one percent. While Planned Parenthood rushes to paint the devastating statistics as an indictment against the Bush administration’s abstinence policy, ALL says that the timeline points to a different culprit: Planned Parenthood. “This is […]
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U.S. Judge Grants Political Asylum to German Homeschoolers

PURCELLVILLE, VA., January 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Tuesday, in a first of its kind case, a federal immigration judge in Memphis, Tennessee granted political asylum to the Romeike family, who fled Germany in 2008 to escape persecution from the German government for the “crime” of homeschooling. Judge Burman said in his decision that, “The rights being violated here are basic human rights that no country has a right to violate.” Judge Burman also expressed concern that while Germany is a democratic country and an ally, its policy of persecuting homeschoolers is “repellent to everything we believe as Americans.” The […]
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Petition to Free the ND 88 Receives over 6,000 Signatures…So Far

January 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A petition to “Free the ND88,”which is being co-sponsored by Human Life International, the Thomas More Society, and LifeSiteNews.com (LSN), has received over 6,000 signatures to date, and is still going strong. (Click here to sign the petition; Click here for the petition's Facebook page) The petition is addressed to the president of the University of Notre Dame, Fr. John Jenkins, and asks him to request that the charges be dropped against the 88 pro-life activists who were arrested on Notre Dame’s campus last May, while protesting Obama’s appearance at the university. The 88 pro-lifers are still […]
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Congressman Smith Blasts Abortion-“Obsessed” Obama – Calls for Prayer and Fasting

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., January 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) –“Obsessed.” The word best encapsulates President Barack Obama’s attitude toward abortion, says New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith, co-chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. Smith is calling on the pro-life movement to engage in “prayer and fasting” to stop Obama’s virulently pro-abortion agenda and end the cover-up of the effects of abortion on women and their unborn children. The New Jersey Republican is among the most outspoken pro-life legislators on Capitol Hill, and made his remarks during the 2010 March for Life in Washington, D.C. In a video interview with CNSNews.com, […]
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Rockford Pro-Lifers Fight ‘Bubble Zone’ Law Protecting Notorious Abortion Facility

By Kathleen Gilbert ROCKFORD, Illinois, January 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Illinois pro-life advocates are fighting a proposed bubble-zone law to keep sidewalk counselors away from customers of Rockford's notoriously bizarre Northern Illinois Women's Center.  Opponents call it a deeply hypocritical measure, set to destroy the free speech rights of pro-life counselors and crafted by the same individuals who have refused to curtail the racist, anti-Christian, and hate-themed displays that are a regular fixture in the windows of the city's abortion mill. The ordinance, drafted by City Attorney Jennifer Cacciapaglia and proposed by Alderman Karen Elyea, would forbid individuals within 100 […]
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