Report: Planned Parenthood Endangering Women with Remote Abortions

By John Jalsevac DES MOINES, Iowa, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report by the pro-life group Operation Rescue (OR) tackles the increasingly popular practice of “telemed” chemical abortions, which OR charges is putting women at “unacceptable” risk, as well as pushing up insurance costs due to the exorbitant rate that Planned Parenthood typically charges insurance companies for the procedure. A telemed abortion is abortion via a teleconferencing service. Mothers seeking an abortion go to a clinic that has no physician on staff, and they then briefly visit with an off-site abortionist that appears on a computer monitor and […]
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Pro-Life Activist Lambastes Catholic MP for Backing Liberal Abortion Motion

By Patrick B. Craine GUELPH, Ontario, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Veteran pro-life activist Jakki Jeffs has publicly denounced her Member of Parliament, Frank Valeriote (Guelph, Lib), a Catholic and fellow parishioner, for his vote in favor of last week's Liberal motion that called on the Canadian government to promote abortion in the Third World. “As a Roman Catholic politician, he has to take his faith into consideration,” Jeffs, who is the executive director of Alliance for Life Ontario, told LifeSiteNews (LSN) on Tuesday.  “So I would expect him to uphold life in all those things.” The Liberal motion was […]
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Commentary: The Pope and His Pharisaical Attackers

Commentary by George Neumayr Note: This article republished with permission from The Catholic World Report (CWR). George Neumayr is editor of CWR. March 30, 2010 (CatholicWorldReport) – The very secularists and libertine Catholics who wanted the aberrant sexual revolution to enter the Church in the 1960s and 1970s now hold Pope Benedict XVI responsible for its lingering effects. This takes considerable gall, but that has never stopped them before. Moreover, what moral authority and “credibility” do they bring to the issue of protecting children, exactly? These are the same people who favor the abortion of unborn children. They favor the […]
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A Sex-Ed Curriculum that Respects Human Dignity: Pontifical Adviser Explains “Alive to the World”

By Hilary White ROME, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A unique educational curriculum for children that is based on Catholic social and moral teachings, while not being explicitly Catholic or Christian, and that incorporates psychological and neurological science, is sweeping Latin America and making its way into British classrooms. Christine Vollmer, a founding member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life and a close collaborator with the Pontifical Council for the Family, told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) this weekend in Rome about the “Alive to the World” curriculum that she hopes will be used more widely in the English-speaking world. In the interview, Vollmer […]
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Gonzaga President Upholds University Ban of V-Monologues on Campus

March 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite pressure from parts of the student body, Gonzaga University’s Interim President Thayne McCulloh is upholding the Jesuit Catholic institution’s 2002 ban on performances of the vulgar play The Vagina Monologues. Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS), a watchdog organization for Catholic higher education, wrote to Dr. McCulloh, “As many Catholic colleges and universities work to renew and strengthen their Catholic identity, your decision not to reverse Gonzaga’s policy reassures Catholic families that Gonzaga continues on that path.  Thank you!” According to CNS the Monologues favorably describes lesbian activity, group masturbation […]
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Judge of Abusive Priest Corrects ‘Sloppy and Inaccurate’ New York Times Smears against Pope

By Kathleen Gilbert and John Jalsevac MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Thomas Brundage, a former judge for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee who oversaw the 1996 canonical proceedings against Fr. Lawrence Murphy, has shot back at New York Times and Associated Press articles that have attempted to implicate Pope Benedict XVI in a “cover-up” of clerical abuse by Fr. Murphy, and others. Brundage slammed the news organizations for making “a huge leap of logic and information” in connecting the pontiff to the case involving Fr. Murphy, and for failing to do the basic courtesy of contacting him or checking […]
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2,000 Stand up for Life at 1st ever Brussels Pro-life March

By Hilary White BRUSSELS, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Organizers of the first March for Life in Brussels say they are pleased with the international turn-out at the event on Sunday, March 28, with crowds estimated to number about 2000. March organizer Elizabeth Hickson told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN), “We really had no idea what to expect but we were full of excitement despite all the lack of sleep and pressures.” The event was intended to be a non-political, non-religious “neutral platform where many organizations could come together despite their differences and be united for the end to abortion,” Hickson said. Marchers […]
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Archdiocese Fights Baltimore Over City’s Pregnancy Center Restrictions

By Peter J. Smith BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore has filed a legal challenge to the city of Baltimore’s ordinance that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to post on their doors that they do not offer or refer for abortions or birth control services. Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien declared on March 29 that the archdiocese was filing suit in U.S. District Court or the District of Maryland, saying that the law violates First Amendment protections. O’Brien blasted the city’s regulations, which require a $150 per day fine for failing to post the signs, as […]
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Glenn Beck Tells Pro-Lifers: ‘There is a Profound Evil Coming our Way’

By Martha Schieber March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Before a sold-out audience of 1,200 enthusiastic pro-life supporters, Glenn Beck warned of a “profound change” coming to America that he said would wreak havoc on the sanctity of life.  Beck’s comments came at the Vitae Foundation’s 18th annual pro-life benefit dinner in Jefferson City, Mo., on March 13.  With his signature blackboard behind him, the Fox TV host said that society is changing and people have to work hard to get the word out that life is valuable. “There is a profound evil coming our way,” Beck told the pro-life crowd, […]
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Mexican Legal Expert Calls for Objection of Conscience Rights in Face of ‘Gay Marriage’

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSiteNews Latin America correspondent MEXICO CITY, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Mexican legal expert is calling for conscientious objector status for public employees who do not wish to cooperate with Mexico City's new regime of homosexual “marriage.” Alberto Patiño Reyes, who holds a PhD in law, says that the Mexican juridical system “lacks an express recognition of the right of conscientious objection, which is a manifestation of a broader fundamental right, liberty of conscience.” Pointing out that the Mexican government has signed the San Jose Covenant, which recognizes “the right of the person to liberty […]
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