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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Ban Bullfighting but Kill Babies?: Spain’s New Moral Values Criticized by Pro-Life Leader

By Hilary White ROME, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Spain’s newly liberalized abortion law comes into effect the Spanish regional government of Catalonia has banned the ancient blood sport of bullfighting, and the irony has not been lost on pro-life observers. Catalonia's regional parliament voted Wednesday to ban bullfighting from January 1, 2012, making it the first region in mainland Spain to outlaw the centuries-old tradition, which has inspired artists from Goya to Picasso to Hemmingway. Bullfighting promoters have called the measure “outrageous” and have vowed to “launch a huge battle” in conjunction with the conservative opposition Popular Party […]
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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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One More Time: Oklahoma Legislature Faces down Governor on Abortion Coverage Veto

Thursday May 27, 2010 One More Time: Oklahoma Legislature Faces down Governor on Abortion Coverage Veto By Peter J. Smith OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, May 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-abortion Governor Brad Henry and the pro-life Oklahoma legislature are now locked in their final battle for this year’s legislative session. Late Wednesday evening the governor vetoed a measure that would prohibit health insurance providers in Oklahoma from subsidizing elective abortions. H.R. 3290 would apply to all health insurers, including those not participating in the state health exchange that goes into effect in 2014. The legislation states: “No health plan, including health […]
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Vicar of Rome to Gay Priests: Come Out and Get Out

Tuesday July 27, 2010 Vicar of Rome to Gay Priests: Come Out and Get Out By Peter J. Smith ROME, July 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With the Vatican reeling from another sex scandal, this time in the heart of the Eternal City, the Vicar of Rome is sending an unequivocal message to homosexual priests: come out of the closet, and get out of the priesthood. Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the prelate in charge of administering the Rome diocese, the episcopal see of Pope Benedict XVI, made the statements in response to an exposé by Panorama. In an undercover investigation the journal […]
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Cancer Victim Finishes Pregnancy with Chemo Despite Objections of Pro-Abort Groups

Tuesday July 27, 2010 Cancer Victim Finishes Pregnancy with Chemo Despite Objections of Pro-Abort Groups By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent MANAGUA, July 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A cancer victim known to the Nicaraguan press only as “Amalia” recently gave birth to her child, after frantic efforts by local and international pro-abortion groups to obtain an abortion for the woman failed, according to the local daily El Nuevo Diario. Although the pro-abortion groups claimed that Amalia could not receive chemotherapy while pregnant, she has been under treatment since February and gave birth somewhat unexpectedly. Her child died soon afterwards. […]
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Russian Ministry Denies Lobby Permit to Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Group

Tuesday July 27, 2010 Russian Ministry Denies Lobby Permit to Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Group By Peter J. Smith MOSCOW, July 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Russian government has denied the homosexual movement a permit to register as an official lobby, because its purpose would be to overturn the country’s definition of marriage, reports Interfax. The Russian Justice Ministry’s Chief Administration refused the request of Nikolay Alexeyev, a leading homosexualist agitator, because his organization’s founding documents state an intent to overturn Russia’s acting statutes that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The Moscow Gagarinsky Court upheld the […]
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Americans More Likely than Canadians and Britons to Support True Marriage

Tuesday July 27, 2010 Americans More Likely than Canadians and Britons to Support True Marriage By James Tillman July 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — A survey conducted by VisionCritical has found that 32% of Americans think that same-sex relationships should not receive any legal recognition, whereas only 13% of Canadians and 15% of Britons think the same. Americans also scored more conservative than Canadians and Britons on a number of other key indicators. Sixty-one percent of Canadians polled said they want same-sex “marriage” to remain legal, whereas 41% of Britons and only 36% of Americans support legalizing it in their own […]
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Moms Take Babies Saved from Abortion by Pregnancy Help Centers to Congress

Monday July 26, 2010 Moms Take Babies Saved from Abortion by Pregnancy Help Centers to Congress WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women who rejected the “choice” to abort their babies will be bringing their children to Washington D.C. this week to tell Congress how thankful they are for the life-saving work of pregnancy help centers. Babies Go to Congress, a Heartbeat International project, provides an opportunity for women to speak publicly, on Capitol Hill, about their gratitude for the support they received when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Heartbeat International, founded in 1971, is a Christ-centered association of […]
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Russia Puts the Kibosh on U.S. Gay and Single Parent Adoptions

Monday July 26, 2010 Russia Puts the Kibosh on U.S. Gay and Single Parent Adoptions By Peter J. Smith MOSCOW, July 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American homosexual couples will not be eligible to adopt Russian children under a new accord on child adoptions that is being drafted between Russia and the United States, reports Interfax. Additional sources say that Russian officials have also indicated that single U.S. parents will no longer qualify as well. Alina Levitskaya, a senior official at Russia’s Education and Science Ministry, told the Russian news service that only heterosexual married couples will be allowed to adopt […]
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