Large Majority of French Women Agree that Abortion Has Detrimental Psychological Effects

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman PARIS, March 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A large majority of French women say that there are too many abortions in their country, and that abortions “leaves psychological traces that are difficult for women to experience” according to a recent national poll. The study, which was done at the behest of the French Right to Life Alliance (l’Alliance pour les droits de la vie – ADV), found that 83% of women believe that abortion does lasting psychological damage, and 61% believe that there are too many abortions in France. Sixty-seven percent said that women should be educated […]
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Commentary on March 26 News

Pope Benedict is under sustained assault by the enemies of the moral principles of the Catholic Church. Yes, many bishops have been severely negligent about past sexual abuse incidents and need to be held personally accountable. Nothing wrong with that public campaign. However, the Holy Father is not one of those. It cannot be a coincidence that this is occurring so soon after the health care battle when the Catholic Church stood against the Democrat anti-life factions and Catholic Church dissidents who are becoming very emboldened in their opposition to the authority of the Pope and those bishops in union […]
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Catholic Register Editorial Denounces D&P’s “Bizarre” Document against CLC, LifeSiteNews

By Steve Jalsevac TORONTO, March 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Register, published out of Canada’s largest diocese, has denounced Development and Peace for its document, revealed by LifeSiteNews on March17, that disparaged LifeSiteNews, Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) and the international pro-life movement in general. The Register also published a report by Deborah Gyapong in the same edition that included comments by D&P executive director Michael Casey confirming that D&P did in fact send to D&P stakeholders the harshly worded document that Casey said was “regrettably, unfortunately” made public. Casey also finally admitted that the organization partners with some groups that advocate […]
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Lithuanian Pro-Family Group Denounces ‘Gay Pride’ Parade in Vilnius

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VILNIUS, March 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Lithuanian Reform Movement has sent an open letter to the country's president, prime minister, Lithuanian Parliament members, and to the mayor of the city of Vilnius condemning the approval given in January for a “gay pride” parade to be held in the city this spring. The proposed parade is to be part of a series of events for “Baltic Pride 2010,” which promoters say will include the displaying in central Vilnius of the biggest rainbow flag ever made, measuring 30 meters in length. Last June the Seimas, Lithuania’s parliamentary […]
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Uproar over Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation Continues

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, March 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Repercussions continue to reverberate across Canada following the cancellation of Ann Coulter's scheduled talk at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday. The speech was canceled after organizers and security officials expressed concerns that they could not guarantee Coulter's safety, due to a crowd of protesters, reportedly up to 2,000 strong. Numerous commentators are decrying what they consider the erosion of free speech evidenced by the cancellation, and the broader implications that recent events have for Canadian society. On Thursday Senator Doug Finley rose in the Senate to give notice that […]
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The House of Pro-Life Democrats Divided on Health Care Bill

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The capitulation of Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan and his group of fellow pro-life Democrats to President Obama’s health care plan has overshadowed the resoluteness of pro-life Democrats who did oppose the measure, including the one pro-life Democrat who stood firm in changing his vote from “yes” to “no” in small part over the bill’s abortion-promoting provisions. Abandoned by Stupak and his fellow pro-life economic liberals, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) cast his vote against the Senate’s health care reform bill, because it did not have the Stupak-Pitts amendment that […]
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Conservative MP Criticizes Ignatieff’s Abortion Advocacy as “Cynical Politics”

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, March 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Conservative Member of Parliament slammed Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff in an interview with LifeSiteNews (LSN) yesterday over the latter's persistent attempts at pushing abortion in the government's G8 maternal and child health initiative, most recently through a failed Liberal motion. “I think it was very cynical politics on behalf of Mr. Ignatieff,” commented Dean Del Mastro (Peterborough, CPC).  “I think he's crossed the line between pro-choice and simply being pro-abortion, and I think that's who Michael Ignatieff is.” The Liberals put forward a motion on Tuesday calling on […]
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States Consider Legislative Plan to Opt-Out of ObamaCare’s Abortion Mandate

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Legislators in over a dozen states are considering a pro-life plan that would opt their states out of a major abortion mandate in the health care reform bill passed last Sunday. The legislation, developed by Americans United for Life (AUL), intends to take the abortion-health care fight to the states. It exploits a provision in the Senate health care bill that explicitly allows the state-run health insurance exchanges to prevent federal money from subsidizing health insurance companies that offer co-pays for abortion. The proposed model legislation is called the […]
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