California Abortionist Accused of Homicide in Patient Death

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Medical Board of California amended a complaint on Wednesday against troubled abortionist Andrew Rutland to include the charge of homicide in the death of Ying Chen. The action came after the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office reclassified Chen's death as a homicide in June. A revocation hearing before the Medical Board is scheduled for February, 2011. Rutland had committed a second trimester abortion on Ying Chen at a dirty, unlicensed acupuncture clinic in San Gabriel, California, during which he administered an overdose of lidocaine. He failed to recognize the symptoms of the […]
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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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CBS President Apologizes for Not Having Enough Homosexual Propaganda

By James Tillman July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—CBS President Nina Tassler has apologized for the network's low rating on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) recent “Network Responsibility Index,” which ranked broadcast and cable networks by the percentage of “LGBT-inclusive” hours in their original prime time programming. “We're very disappointed in our track record so far,” said Tassler at the Television Critics Association fall previews.  “We'll try to do better.” CBS received the worst rating of the five broadcast networks evaluated, with 7% of its original primetime programming being classified as “LGBT-inclusive.” The CW, Fox, ABC, and NBC all […]
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Complaint Filed to Disbar Kagan for Falsifying Partial-Birth Abortion Testimony

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leader of a public interest law group has filed a complaint before the U.S. Supreme Court at the behest of pro-life organization Declaration Alliance, asking that the high court disbar Elena Kagan for falsifying testimony regarding the Clinton-era partial-birth abortion ban attempt. The complaint was submitted by Larry Klayman, the founder of corruption watchdog Judicial Watch, who also called for Kagan's actions to be investigated by the Justice Department. Kagan has admitted that while serving as an Associate White House Counsel in the Clinton administration, she altered the wording of original testimony […]
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Abortion Leaders Complain: HHS Abortion Ban ‘Not What We Expected’

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While the White House continues to claim that a ban on abortion funding was always understood to apply to the whole federal health care law, abortion leaders, who once hailed the health care bill as a “huge victory,” are still expressing shock at the Obama administration's last-minute ban of elective abortion funding in federally-funded high risk insurance pools. The thoughts of various abortion lobby leaders were collected in a Politico piece Friday detailing the pro-abortion confusion that followed a statement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which […]
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Students React Cautiously to UIUC Statement on Dr. Howell

By Kathleen Gilbert CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While students of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have hailed the school's decision to reinstate professor Kenneth Howell, many have also received the news with caution, saying that the decision leaves some questions unanswered. News broke earlier this month that Dr. Kenneth Howell would no longer be allowed to teach at UIUC after a student complained about Howell's instruction to students in his Catholicism course. The student claimed that an email from Howell explaining how homosexuality is incompatible with the natural moral law amounted to “hate speech.” The popular professor […]
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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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In the LifeLight: 40 Days for Life Leader Talks Saving Lives, One Prayer at a Time

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the closure of yet another abortion facility deluged by pro-life prayer and fasting, one leader of the wildly successful 40 Days for Life campaign has discussed the principles behind a movement that has electrified the pro-life community around the world. Shawn Carney is Campaign Director for 40 Days for Life, a national prayer campaign to end abortion that has grown by leaps and bounds since it was launched in 2006, in both the U.S. and abroad. In this exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews.com, Carney shares his thoughts on the […]
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Why Rush Limbaugh is Wrong to Support Homosexual Civil Unions

Editorial by John-Henry Westen July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking on his radio show yesterday, famed conservative talk show personality Rush Limbaugh said that he supports same-sex civil unions.  Reacting to critics of musician Elton John, who performed at Limbaugh’s recent wedding, Limbaugh stated: “Elton John is on the same page as I am, as is Obama on gay marriage.  He's for civil unions, but he's not for marriage.” Limbaugh’s stance is common among conservatives, but is nonetheless misguided and will inevitably lead to the redefinition of marriage.  The question is not so much about marriage, but about homosexual acts.  The […]
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“No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” Introduced

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Dan Linkinski (D-IL) filed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which would permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion in every federal program and establish as permanent many of the pro-life policies currently relying on regular congressional re-approval. “The health care bill made it clear that the current way we prevent taxpayer funding of abortion through annual riders is dangerously fragile,” Lipinski said. “To guarantee that taxpayers are never forced to pay for abortions and the innocent unborn are protected, we must make […]
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