Wisconsin Facility Asserts Continued Interest in Late-Term Abortions, Vague on Location

Thursday May 6, 2010 Wisconsin Facility Asserts Continued Interest in Late-Term Abortions, Vague on Location By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 6:21 EST MADISON, Wisconsin, May 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The health system for the University of Wisconsin, UW Health, is denying that it has abandoned its intent to begin late-term abortions – a denial apparently meant to contradict a communication from the Wisconsin state Attorney General’s office, which affirmed Wednesday that plans to provide the procedure at the Madison Surgery Center had been shot down. But pro-Life Wisconsin and the Alliance Defense Fund are pointing out that the statements from the […]
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SPUC’s John Smeaton: Appointment of Fisichella to New Pontifical Council a sign of ‘Cancer’ in the Church

Thursday May 6, 2010 SPUC’s John Smeaton: Appointment of Fisichella to New Pontifical Council a sign of ‘Cancer’ in the Church By Hilary White ROME, May 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One prominent international pro-life leader has reacted angrily to the rumor, circulated last month by Italian and U.S. journalists, that the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV), Archbishop “Rino” Salvatore Fisichella, could be promoted to the head of a new dicastery. John Smeaton, the head of the Society for the Protection for Unborn Children (SPUC), one of Europe’s most prominent and successful pro-life and pro-family organizations, wrote […]
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U.S. Study: Women Waiting Longer to Have Children and Record Number are Unmarried

Friday May 7, 2010 U.S. Study: Women Waiting Longer to Have Children and Record Number are Unmarried By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WASHINGTON, DC, May 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A report published by the Pew Research Center yesterday says that women in the United States are waiting longer to begin having children, and far fewer of them are married. The study by Gretchen Livingston and D’Vera Cohn examined the changing demographic characteristics of U.S. mothers by comparing women who gave birth in 2008 with those who gave birth in 1990. The researchers found that since 1990, the percentage of new mothers […]
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Updated: Obama to Pick Pro-Abort Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

Friday May 7, 2010 Updated: Obama to Pick Pro-Abort Elena Kagan for Supreme Court By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 10:21 a.m. EST 5.10.2010 WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama is widely expected to select Solicitor General Elena Kagan on Monday as the Supreme Court justice to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. “Kagan’s relative youth (50) is a huge asset for the lifetime post. And President Obama considers her to be a persuasive, fearless advocate who would serve as an intellectual counterweight to Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Scalia, and could lure swing Justice Kennedy into some coalitions,” […]
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Pro-Life Candidates Duking it Out for Endorsements in Hotly-Contested California Senate Republican Primary

Friday May 7, 2010 Pro-Life Candidates Duking it Out for Endorsements in Hotly-Contested California Senate Republican Primary Split vote between two social conservatives allowing very liberal Tom Campbell to hold lead By Peter J. Smith and Steve Jalsevac SACRAMENTO, California, May 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two pro-life candidates are battling it out for endorsements from the pro-life community in the Republican Party’s hotly-contested three-way California Senate primary, where a substantive split in the pro-life vote might lead to the nomination of a pro-abortion candidate. Former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina and pro-life legislator Chuck DeVore and are busy trying to claim […]
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Aging Sex Icon Raquel Welch: Contraceptives Shattered Marriage, the ‘Cornerstone of Civilization’

By Kathleen Gilbert May 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Once hailed as the female sex symbol Playboy deemed the “Most Desired Woman” of the 1970s, actress Raquel Welch has now taken a more critical look at the contraceptive revolution during which she shot to stardom. In a recent column for CNN, Welch rejoices in the experience of pregnancy, and laments the havoc that the free-sex ethos has wreaked on marriage and family life. Welch opens her column by noting that, after Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger opened America's first “family-planning clinic” in 1916,” “nothing would be the same again.” “Since then the […]
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Catholic Bishop: Social Worker Wanted My Mom to Abort Me During the Depression

By Peter J. Smith ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, May 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Victor Galeone, who has been a priest for nearly fifty years and the bishop of St. Augustine Florida for the past nine, recently revealed that he owes his life to his mother, who resisted pressure by a government social worker to abort him during the Great Depression. In the May-June edition of the St. Augustine Catholic, Galeone told the story of how he might never been born, if the social worker had her way in 1935, and had not his mother courageously stood up for his life […]
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Sasketchewan Court Considers Legislation Protecting Conscience Rights of Marriage Commissioners

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski REGINA, May 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) will appear before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14 in a case involving proposed legislation that would allow the province's marriage commissioners to refuse to perform same-sex “marriages” because of sincerely held religious beliefs. In July, 2009, Justice Minister of Saskatchewan, Don Morgan, asked the Court of Appeal for an opinion on the constitutionality of the potential legislation. Morgan told the media that his government intends to fulfill its promise to provide a religious exemption to marriage commissioners, and […]
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New ÂZealand University Pro-Life Club Overcomes Discrimination to Gain Official ÂStatusÂ

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski AUCKLAND, New Zealand, May 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The University of Auckland pro-life group, Prolife Auckland, today announced their successful affiliation at the University of Auckland. The announcement comes on the heels of the group's recent overturning of a policy discriminating against pro-life groups at the university. Since 2002, anyone wanting to start a pro-life club on campus has had only one opportunity every 365 days, at an annual general meeting, to try and gain official club status, whereas any other club simply had to apply at a Student Forum, which takes place weekly. “The ruling had […]
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Commentary: New U.K. Government Spells Dangers for Both Born and Unborn

Commentary by John Smeaton LONDON, England, May 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After 13 years of anti-life laws and policies being enacted by the Labour government, we face a renewal of such laws and policies under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition. David Cameron has made clear that faith schools should not be free to teach that abortion is wrong. Andrew Lansley, who is expected to be named health secretary, has made clear his support for easier access to abortion. Nick Clegg has confirmed his support for an anti-life approach to sex education. However, as a Catholic parent, I consider that a greater […]
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