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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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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Pro-Life Protestors Win Key Demands From City of Aurora in Settlement

By Peter J. Smith   AURORA, Illinois, March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates won major concessions from the city of Aurora to continue their pro-life witness and sidewalk counseling outside a Planned Parenthood facility, thus concluding their two year fight for their First Amendment rights. Attorneys for the Thomas More Society, representing Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood and the Pro-Life Action League, successfully settled with the city in federal court in Chicago on Thursday, voluntarily dismissing their First Amendment lawsuit filed in 2007 to protect the rights of citizens who pray and protest at the city’s Planned Parenthood […]
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Judge Nixes Lesbian Teen’s Demand to Attend Official School Prom

By Peter J. Smith ABERDEEN, Mississippi, March 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has denied a lesbian student’s request that he force a Mississippi school district to re-sponsor a prom that it canceled when the student threatened litigation if she were not permitted to wear a tuxedo and bring her lesbian partner. Although U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson agreed that Constance McMillen had demonstrated the burden of proof that she had a likelihood of winning her case on First Amendment grounds, he denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to force the Itawamba County school district to sponsor […]
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Re: A Short Story of a Loving Mother's Miscarriage and Her Fruitful Sorrow The story was very moving and deeply spiritual; praise God that one woman's grief became a beacon of life transfigured and illuminated for others! You are doing an excellent work! Frances Everett Winnipeg, Manitoba ___________________________________________________________________ Re: LifeSiteNews is Under AttackMr. Westen, You said, “Some Church leaders have shown that they do not comprehend the great social and spiritual dangers of our times – the D&P and US CCHD scandals have demonstrated that more than a few within those organizations have no understanding of the Christian principles they […]
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New Report by American Law Firm Pushes for Abortion in Kenya

By Terrence McKeegan, J.D. NEW YORK, NY, March 25, 2010 (C-FAM) – Earlier this month, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), a New York-based public interest law firm that seeks to expand abortion access globally, released a report titled, “In Harm’s Way: The Impact of Kenya’s Restrictive Abortion Law.” The report and a related video (which was highlighted on CNN this week) were first made public at a CRR side event at the Beijing +15 UN Commission on the Status of Women. The report follows closely on another CRR report that was designed as a guide for advocacy and litigating […]
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WH Spokesman Admits Abortion Exec. Order Merely “Reiterates” Law

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs admitted on Wednesday that President Obama's executive order regarding abortion funding in the health care bill merely “reiterates” what was already stated in the bill, providing further fuel for critics who have blasted the order as useless for banning the abortion funding embedded in the bill. During a back and forth exchange with reporters, Gibbs dodged direct questioning on the actual effect of the executive order, before agreeing that it was merely “a reiteration of what already exists.” Part of the transcript of the […]
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Chaput Rebukes CHA &“Catholic” Groups for Pro-Abort ObamaCare Triumph

By Peter J. Smith DENVER, Colorado, March 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput took aim at the Catholic Health Association (CHA) and other “Catholic” groups that he said are ostensibly committed to social justice – so long as the rights of unborn are excluded – for damaging the pro-life coalition that was struggling to hold together before this past Sunday’s momentous vote on President Obama’s health care reform. “How did we get here?” Chaput asked in a column for the Denver Catholic Register. He said that the health care bill passed in the House had not been “fixed” and […]
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