Discrimination against New Zealand Pro-Life Club by Student Union Overturned

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An eight-year-old policy specifically targeting pro-life clubs has been overturned at Auckland University this week, according to a media release from ProLife New Zealand. “Between 2002 and 2010 the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) has banned any pro-life club affiliating. The AUSA had a special rule on their policy books that applied only to people who want to start a pro-life club on campus,” said Simeon Brown, an AUSA member who aimed to start a pro-life club. “This special rule dictated that pro-life clubs can only apply to […]
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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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Ontario Premier Spends Big on Gvmt Daycare despite $21.3 Billion Deficit

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Faced with spending freezes across the board due to a record deficit in the upcoming provincial budget, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has announced nevertheless that his government will add $63.5 million in daycare subsidies this year. “This is very much a core value to us,” said one government official, according to the Hamilton Spectator. The added daycare expense comes as the province faces a $21.3 billion deficit in the upcoming budget.  Finance Minister Dwight Duncan has promised no major cuts, but the government is planning a freeze on all […]
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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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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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Peruvian Executive Defies Supreme Court to Distribute Deadly ‘Morning After Pill’

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent LIMA, March 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The executive branch of Peru's national government has decided to defy the nation's Constitutional Tribunal and distribute the deadly “morning after pill,” which is billed as a contraceptive but which can cause abortions when taken in the first few days following sexual intercourse. The decision to distribute the drug, which was announced on March 9, has been met by thundering denunciations from the Constitutional Tribunal (TC), as well as Catholic bishops, doctors, and pro-life organizations. Carlos Mesía, Vice-President of the TC, denounced the decision as an “open noncompliance […]
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Federal Judge’s Ruling Boomerangs on California Homosexualist Groups

By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Opponents of California’s constitutional ban on same-sex “marriage” have just found out that their success in gaining access to the campaign memos of the pro-family groups defending Prop. 8 has gone further than they intended. The federal judge hearing the landmark Perry v. Schwarzenegger case has now ruled that lawyers defending Prop. 8 will also have their turn to examine their opponents’ campaign memos, and use them as evidence to support their arguments for the constitutionality of the state marriage amendment approved by voters in 2008. U.S. District Judge […]
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President Signs Stupak’s Executive Order in Private Ceremony

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday afternoon President Barack Obama signed the promised executive order that had secured the health care votes of Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and a half-dozen pro-life Democrats. Unlike the signing of the health care reform bill itself, the executive order signing took place in a private ceremony in the Oval Office without reporters or television cameras. Stupak and twelve other Democrat colleagues attended, as well as Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.), who co-authored the Senate health bill’s restrictions on abortion funding with Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.). The text of the […]
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