NY Nurse Forced to Help with Abortion Files Another Suit against Hospital

NEW YORK, April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit Friday against Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York state court, on behalf of a nurse forced to participate in a late-term abortion procedure under threat of disciplinary action, including possible termination and loss of her license. The state suit was filed in addition to pro-life nurse Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo’s federal lawsuit, which is on appeal, because her rights of conscience are also protected by New York law. “Pro-life nurses shouldn’t be forced to assist in abortions against their beliefs,” said ADF Legal Counsel Matt Bowman. “It is illegal, […]
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Pro-Lifers to Protest Largest Planned Parenthood Facility in Western Hemisphere

HOUSTON, April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Houston Pro-life groups are planning a huge prayer vigil today (Friday, April 30) in protest of Planned Parenthood's Gala celebration of the completion of the largest abortion facility in the western hemisphere.  The 78,000-square foot facility, which has been constructed to perform late-term abortions, is scheduled to open on May 11.  In a press release the Houston Coalition for Life notes that the new facility will make Houston “the abortion capital of the southern part of the United States and South America. Viable unborn children will die in this facility with Planned Parenthood performing […]
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At only 14 Months of Age, Boy Towers Over Mother

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman LONDON, April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amanda Moore, a twenty-five year old woman who suffers from a crippling bone disease, was advised by her physicians to get an abortion when she became pregnant in 2008.  She stands only three feet tall, and was told that her body could not sustain a child. However, Moore said her love of her child was stronger than her fear of death, and she decided to continue with the pregnancy. Today, only 14 months after his birth, her son looks down at her.  At 2 feet, 6 inches tall he is […]
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Lesbian Teacher’s Allegation She Was ‘Fired’ From B.C. Catholic School Sparks Debate

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VANCOUVER, April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Debate over the right of religious schools to expect staff to follow a code of conduct in keeping with the school's moral values has been re-ignited after lesbian music teacher Lisa Reimer claimed she was “fired” by Little Flower Academy, one of three private Vancouver Catholic schools. Reimer says she was fired when school administration discovered that she and her homosexual partner were having a baby. Reimer, who is not Catholic, said she signed a “Catholicity clause” at Little Flower Academy saying she would respect the Catholic school's faith and […]
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BC Hospitals Refuse to Release Abortion Data

By Patrick B. Craine VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two BC hospitals have refused to divulge information about abortions conducted at their facilities, following a freedom of information request from a major pro-life group. “If abortion statistics are going to be hidden in British Columbia, they will be hidden everywhere,” said John Hof, head of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) BC, which requested abortion information from Vancouver General Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital over a year ago.  “What better way to win an argument –'Oh, how can you prove that? There's no counting of those numbers'.” CLC has […]
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Hawaii House Sneaks Gay Civil Unions Bill out of the Closet and into Law with Surprise Vote

By Peter J. Smith HONOLULU, April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family advocates were taken by surprise when the Hawaii House of Representatives unexpectedly revived and passed legislation that would establish same-sex civil unions and make them equivalent to marriage, nearly three months after everyone thought the issue was a dead letter. The Senate bill taken up by the House (HB 444) “extends the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union.” Back in February, the House decided to take the legislation off its agenda for the rest of the legislative year […]
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Newark Abp. Rips Seton Hall Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Course

By Kathleen Gilbert NEWARK, New Jersey, April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a statement released Friday, Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark slammed a proposed course on same-sex “marriage” to be offered at Seton Hall University by a homosexualist professor. Myers says that the course is “not in synch” with Catholic teaching, and that the university's Board of Trustees has urged officials “to take whatever action is required under the law to protect the Catholicity of this university.” The university newspaper The Setonian reported earlier this month that W. King Mott, an open homosexual who was once demoted by the […]
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Pro-Life Freedom Rides Announced for This Summer

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – More than 100 people listened on in Birmingham's Kelly Ingram Park Tuesday as Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, and Dr. Alveda King, director of the organization's African-American Outreach, formally announced plans for Pro-Life Freedom Rides that will begin this summer.   “We are here to launch a movement within the greater pro-life movement, a movement of Freedom Rides for the Unborn,” Father Pavone said during the morning press conference. “Like the Freedom Rides of five decades ago, these freedom rides symbolize the principle of the greater movement of which […]
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Florida Axes Taxpayer Abortion Mandate from Health Care Exchanges

By Peter J. Smith Updated at 6:25pm on 4/30/10. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a dramatic wrap-up to this year’s legislative session, Florida lawmakers passed a health care bill that makes Florida the fourth state to opt out of the national health care bill's abortion-mandate, guaranteeing that insurance plans that cover abortions and participate in the state’s new health care exchange cannot receive tax dollars. The bill also requires abortionists to give their patients an ultrasound before performing an abortion, a provision which generated vociferous debate in the House, before it was passed. The Florida House passed HB […]
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Kansas House Fails Veto Override on Late-Term Abortion Bill

By John Jalsevac TOPEKA, Kan., April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Kansas House of Representatives on Friday failed in a bid to override Gov. Mark Parkinson's veto of HB 2115, which would have provided new reporting standards for late-term abortions. The vote of 82-40 fell just two votes shy of the 84 votes needed to override. In vetoing the bill the governor had said that, “My view is that all abortions are tragedies, which is why I would encourage women who have unwanted pregnancies to consult with their partners, families, doctors and spiritual advisors.” “I would not encourage women to […]
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