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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Liberal Columnist Rejects Suicide after Discovering She Has Huntington’s Disease Gene

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman LONDON, January 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A columnist for the liberal Guardian newspaper says she has decided to reject suicide after learning that she will suffer from an incurable neurological disease, calling self-euthanasia “a fantasy.” “The case for carrying on can't be argued,” writes Charlotte Raven in her most recent column. “Suicide is rhetoric.  Life is life.” Raven wrote the column following her discovery that she has the genes for Huntington's disease, which causes a progressive breakdown of brain function, usually beginning in middle age.  Raven is 40 years old. Huntington's causes a progressive breakdown in […]
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Cardinal DiNardo Tells Pro-Lifers before March: Become “Pro-Life Bread for Others”

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., January 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the chairman of the US Bishops' pro-life office and archbishop of the Galveston-Houston diocese, urged pro-life Catholics gathered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Thursday to tap into the transformative love of Christ in order to become the “pro-life bread for others.” Catholics had arrived from across the nation for the Vigil Mass for Life at the National Shrine on the eve of the March for Life.  The following afternoon, an immense crowed estimated at over 300,000 filled the National Mall to […]
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Rabbi Levin Tells Pro-Life March: U.S. Governors Must Nullify Roe v. Wade

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., January 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Leading a delegation of Orthodox Jewish rabbis, pro-life leader Rabbi Yehuda Levin fired up hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates gathered at the 37th March for Life, and told them to lobby their state governors to use their state’s constitutional rights and nullify Roe v. Wade. “If we make noise we can be heard and make a difference. What are we doing about abortion?” declared the rabbi in an impassioned address to the massive throng. A crowd estimated at over 300,000 pro-lifers attended the March for Life rally (the vast […]
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Majority of Americans, and Nearly 6 in 10 Young Adults, View Abortion as Morally Wrong: Poll

Friday January 22, 2010 Majority of Americans, and Nearly 6 in 10 Young Adults, View Abortion as Morally Wrong: Poll Poll finds 56% of all Americans and 58% of those 18-29 years old say abortion ‘morally wrong’ NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the United States, a new survey was released that shows a strong majority of Americans believe abortion to be “morally wrong.” The poll found that 58% of “Millennials” (or those 18-29) consider abortion to be […]
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Brazilian President Seeks to Secure Abortion as “Right,” Ban Crucifixes in Government Buildings

Friday January 22, 2010 Brazilian President Seeks to Secure Abortion as “Right,” Ban Crucifixes in Government Buildings Massive legislative program being called a nonviolent “coup d’etat” and a socialist party “dictatorship.” By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin American Correspondent BRAZILIA, January 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has introduced a massive legislative reform package in the last year of his term that would secure abortion as a “human right,” impose socialist and homosexualist ideology in the schools and media, and ban crucifixes from government facilities, among other measures. The legislative program, which is called the Third National […]
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Vigil Mass for Life: 45 Bishops, 350 Priests, 65 Deacons, 550 Seminarians

Friday January 22, 2010 Vigil Mass for Life: 45 Bishops, 350 Priests, 65 Deacons, 550 Seminarians By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, January 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Arriving over an hour early for the 6:30pm Vigil Mass for the March for Life yesterday, not only was every seat in the massive Basilica of the National Shrine occupied, but so was every good standing area. Brian McFee, his wife Molly and their children Lucas and Dominic were in the front row of seats open to the public – but to gain this distinction they had to arrive at 1pm to stake out […]
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John McCain’s Wife Poses for Pro-Gay “Marriage” Website

Friday January 22, 2010 John McCain’s Wife Poses for Pro-Gay “Marriage” Website By Thaddeus M. Baklinski January 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cindy McCain, the wife of former Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain, has joined a campaign supporting same-sex “marriage” by having her picture taken for the campaign’s website, and has prompted the senator to issue a clarifying statement reaffirming his opposition to gay “marriage.” In the photo for the group, NOH8, she has “NOH8” written on her face (the letters are a reference to Proposition 8, California’s ban on same sex “marriage”) and has her mouth covered in silvery […]
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