Protest to be Held at Catholic Hospital that Employs Planned Parenthood Abortionist

DURANGO, Colorado, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNew.com)—On July 29, the pro-life organization LifeGuard will hold a press conference and protest in front of Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a Catholic hospital that has a Planned Parenthood abortionist on its staff. “A Catholic Hospital that grants full privileges to a Doctor who brutally murders babies every week is NOT a Catholic Hospital,” stated Joe Scheidler, National Director of the Pro-Life Action League in a press release. “Mercy Regional can no longer ignore this issue. We hope to send a clear message – we want Dr. Grossman out of there.” In addition to […]
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Pro-life Jeb Bush Says No to Presidential Run

By Peter J. Smith TALLAHASEE, Florida, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida has again dismissed the possibility that he would run for president on the Republican ticket in 2012, Bush told a WHAS11 News reporter in Kentucky that he is “not running for President,” quashing speculation that the pro-life leader with strong ties to the Latino community, would extend the Bush political dynasty. Gov. Bush’s father, George H.W. Bush, and brother George W. Bush, both served as U.S. Presidents. GOP leaders have been looking for a candidate that would best maximize their political advantage […]
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Pro-Life Congressman Tells U.N. Abortion Will Harm, Not Help, Millennium Goals

By Peter J. Smith NEW YORK, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life human rights advocate and U.S. Congressman Chris Smith testified at a U.N. subcommittee hearing on the Millennium Development Goals, where he argued that strong evidence indicates that encouraging legal abortion would harm the U.N.‘s commitment to reducing maternal and child mortality rates all over the world. The U.N. is deep in negotiations over the Outcome Document for the High-Level Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in which pro-abortion advocates are trying to include “reproductive health services”– language that can serve as a Trojan horse to introduce legal […]
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New Irish Supreme Court Appointee called the “Unjust Judge” by Pro-Life Advocates

By Hilary White DUBLIN, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This month’s appointment of High Court Judge Liam McKechnie to the Irish Supreme Court has alarmed some Irish pro-life advocates who have compared him to the “unjust judge” of the New Testament parable, who “neither feared God nor had respect for people.” The Life Institute’s Dr. Seán Ó Domhnaill cited McKechnie’s ruling in the 2007 “D” case of an anencephalic child in which barristers argued that the child did not deserve the protection of Ireland’s pro-life law because she did not qualify as an “unborn person.” The barrister who argued the […]
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Letters to the Editor

Re: Twilight Breakdown: 'Girl Porn' and the Books of Mormon Just read the Kathleen Gilbert article on Mormons and Twilight.   In short,  a laughable bigoted bilge. I’ve been a big fan of Lifesite,  but this kind of stuff will turn off a large and vibrant population you can’t afford to offend.   If you are really about sanctity of life, sanctity of marriage, and other traditional values,  you will find no greater defenders than members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   I wouldn’t piss’em off, especially with such goofy creations like Gilbert’s.   Dean Paynter Director of Production […]
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Comprehensive USCCB Memo again Concludes: Abortion Executive Order Meaningless

Thursday April 1, 2010 Comprehensive USCCB Memo again Concludes: Abortion Executive Order Meaningless By Kathleen Gilbert and John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A detailed legal analysis from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops of the health care bill has reinforced the bishops’ conclusion that the Executive Order that Rep. Stupak obtained in exchange for his vote does little to nothing to solve the abortion-related problems in the bill. The USCCB memo concludes that “the Executive Order cannot and does not fix the statutory problems of direct funding of abortion at CHCs (Community Health Centers), and of […]
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Knights of Columbus and Birth Choice Team Up to Save Lives with Ultrasound

ORANGE COUNTY, Clifornia, June 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an effort to help unborn children at risk for abortion in their area, four Knights of Columbus councils in South Orange County, California are holding a charitable drive that will help bring life-saving ultrasound technology to mothers who need it most. Working together, the Knights of Columbus councils from St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Dana Point, Mission Basilica Parish in San Juan Capistrano, St. Timothy Parin Laguna Niguel, and Our Lady of Fatima Parish in San Clemente, have so far raised more than $100,000 in support of Birth Choice Health […]
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Small Steps Toward Justice: A Review of Clark Forsythe’s Politics for the Greatest Good

Book review by Michael J. New July 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today, when we speak of “prudence” we often mean sheer pragmatism or simple cautious moderation. In reality, it is neither of these things. Prudence is making good decisions and implementing them effectively. In his book Politics for the Greatest Good, Clarke Forsythe, Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life, uses insights from philosophy and history to restore a rightful understanding of the virtue of prudence. In so doing, Forsythe offers powerful advice for current political activists—particularly those involved with the pro-life movement. In the beginning of the book Forsythe discusses […]
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Breaking: Senate Lacks Votes to Pass DISCLOSE Act

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Democrat leaders in the U.S. Senate now lack the votes to overcome a Republican filibuster on a campaign finance disclosure bill that threatens the ability of grassroots political organizations, and the pro-life movement, to communicate effectively with voters during election cycles. The Democrat-controlled Senate is expected to attempt a cloture vote Tuesday on the “Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act” (S.3628). Similar legislation was already passed by the House in June. However, as of this afternoon, Democrats are two votes short of the […]
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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 a positive message for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. A Public Religion Research Institute Poll conducted […]
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