Sacramento Bishop: Catholics Must Realize Church Teaching on Marriage Benefits Society

Tuesday July 27, 2010 Sacramento Bishop: Catholics Must Realize Church Teaching on Marriage Benefits Society By Kathleen Gilbert SACRAMENTO, California, July 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In light of a poll showing more California Catholics supporting same-sex “marriage” than opposing it, one California bishop has faulted a political climate that suppresses support for true marriage in the state, and a lack of fervor among nominal Catholics. Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento also said that there is a need for the Catholic Church to correct the pervasive “confusion about sexuality in general” in order to rekindle an appreciation of true marriage as […]
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Tiller Associate Faces Discipline from Kansas Medical Board

Wednesday July 28, 2010 Tiller Associate Faces Discipline from Kansas Medical Board Kansas, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) has filed an 11-count petition against Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus for negligence while making late-term abortion referrals for the late Dr. George Tiller. “This petition is verification that we were correct about our allegations that Neuhaus and Tiller were operating outside the law,” said Operation Rescue Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger. “It is also evidence that the efforts to work peacefully within the legal system that have been employed by us for over two […]
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South Korea Looks at Legalizing Abortion

Wednesday July 28, 2010 South Korea Looks at Legalizing Abortion By Thaddeus M. Baklinski SEOUL, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Early-term abortion may be legalized in South Korea, according to a Ministry of Justice committee considering changes to the law, reports the Korean journal JoongAng Daily. South Korea’s Mother and Child Health Law permits abortion only when the mother’s health is in serious danger, or in cases of rape, incest or severe genetic disorder. Abortion is illegal after 24 weeks of pregnancy and technically punishable by the Korean Penal Code. However, the government has for decades turned a blind eye […]
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WH Spokesman Admits Abortion Exec. Order Merely “Reiterates” Law

Thursday March 25, 2010 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 […]
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Hawaii Democratic Primary for Governor Splits Over Same-sex ‘Marriage’

Tuesday July 20, 2010 Hawaii Democratic Primary for Governor Splits Over Same-sex ‘Marriage’ By Peter J. Smith HONOLULU, Hawaii, July 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In Hawaii, new battle lines have been drawn in the Democratic primary for governor now that Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has announced that he would have vetoed the civil unions bill rejected by outgoing Republican governor Linda Lingle. Hannemann’s opponent, former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, says he supports legislation that would have established civil unions for homosexuals with all the rights and benefits accorded to civil marriage. Hannemann revealed his position in a meeting with the […]
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John Smeaton Talks to LSN’s Hilary White about the Role of the Catholic Church in the Pro-Life Fight

By John Smeaton Editor's Note: This article was originally published by John Smeaton, the head of the UK's Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), on his personal blog. It is reprinted here with permission. July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When I was in Rome, earlier this month, I met Hilary White, the well-known writer for LifeSiteNews.com Hilary describes herself on her blog as “an Anglo-Canadian writer, researcher and art student recently re-assigned by God to Rome and desperately sand-bagging in sight of the coming flood.” The pro-life movement is, thankfully, made up of people of all faiths and […]
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Orthodox Rabbi Criticizes Jewish Statement Encouraging Inclusion of Open Homosexuals

By Kathleen Gilbert NEW YORK, July 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leader of a coalition of Orthodox rabbis has criticized a declaration signed by dozens of Jewish religious leaders that urges religious communities to accept open homosexuals and eschew therapy to overcome same-sex attraction. More than 60 U.S. Orthodox rabbis signed the document, originally drafted by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot, which proposes a set of “principles with regard to the place of Jews with a homosexual orientation in our community.” According to Ynetnews.com, the statement was the result of a panel of Jewish academic leaders in New York earlier this year. […]
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Opinion: New Lesbian Parenting Study Makes Claims Unsupported by the Evidence

By A. Dean Byrd, PhD, MBA,MPH July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) published byAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers the following conclusion: “Adolescents who have been reared in lesbian-mother families since birth demonstrate healthy psychological adjustment (p. 28).” Authors Gartrell and Bos generalize their findings to the lesbian population at large, claiming their research offers “implications for – same-sex parenting” (p. 28). Making an enormous scientific leap, they conclude that their study provides scientific proof that there is “no justification for restricting access to reproductive technologies or child custody on the basis of the sexual orientation […]
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Brazilian Government Joins UN to Urge Latin American Nations to Depenalize Abortion

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent BRASILIA, July 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Brazilian government has signed a UN-sponsored document endorsing the depenalization of abortion throughout Latin America. The legally non-binding document, entitled the “Brasilia Consensus,” was issued by the Eleventh Regional Conference on Latin American and Caribbean Women (CEPAL) meeting in Brazil's capital city.  It contains numerous references, some oblique and others explicit, to measures in favor of abortion, homosexualism, contraception, and other anti-life and anti-family policies. In its section on “sexual and reproductive rights,” a term often used as a euphemism for the legalization of abortion, the “Consensus” […]
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Young Sex Offenders Forced to Look at Porn in B.C. Study

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VANCOUVER, B.C., July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British Columbia government research program at the Youth Forensic Psychiatric Service subjected sex offenders as young as 13 to videos of adult pornography or pictures of children in various states of nudity, accompanied by audio descriptions of violent, coercive or forced sexual activity, while sensors attached to their genitals measured their state of arousal. The “penile plethysmograph” test is meant to measure whether corrective treatments such as psychotherapy and behavior modification are effective in helping sex offenders. The little-known program, which has been running for 25 years under […]
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