Case Dropped against Vatican Alleging Liability in American Sex Abuse

By Kathleen Gilbert LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A lawsuit aiming to subpoena Pope Benedict XVI in connection with the American clerical sex abuse scandal has been dropped by plaintiffs. The plaintiffs acknowledged that they face “insurmountable hurdles” in pursuing the case after the court acknowledged that the Vatican would be immune from most of the lawsuit due to its status as a sovereign nation. The U.S. Supreme Court then refused to reconsider that ruling. The case, filed in 2004, was the first in the U.S. to come to the Vatican regarding alleged abuse. Two other lawsuits, one […]
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Memos Show Kagan’s Hand in Clinton-Era Abortion, Assisted Suicide Policy Decisions

Monday June 7, 2010 Memos Show Kagan’s Hand in Clinton-Era Abortion, Assisted Suicide Policy Decisions By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A number of memos have come to the fore with information about the views of President Barack Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, on abortion and assisted suicide. The memos show that Kagan opined against a federal ban on assisted suicide, and demonstrated political savvy in keeping the Clinton administration from endangering already liberal abortion laws by antagonizing a Republican-led Congress. When the Clinton Administration was faced by Oregon’s decision to […]
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Int’l Couples Flock to U.S. for Gender-Selective In-Vitro Fertilization

By Kathleen Gilbert LOS ANGELES, California, August 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Couples from countries that ban sex-selective in-vitro fertilization (IVF) have found a haven in clinics in the United States, where the practice is far less regulated. In an article for Scotland's Daily Record newspaper, Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg of The Fertility Institute said that five couples have travelled from Scotland to undergo the sex-selection procedure at his clinics in New York and Los Angeles, which have been described as the worldwide leaders in gender selection. The article notes that couples who “suffer from gender disappointment ” often remortgage their homes […]
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Schwarzenegger: Let Gays Marry Immediately

By James Tillman SACRAMENTO, California, August 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging Judge Vaughn Walker to discontinue the stay that the judge placed on the enforcement of his own ruling against Proposition 8, and to thereby let homosexuals marry. Judge Walker issued his explosive decision against traditional marriage last week; however, he decided to enjoin enforcement of his order and not to allow gay “marriages” to commence immediately in the state, pending the inevitable appeal of his ruling by defenders of true marriage. “The Administration believes the public interest is best served by permitting the Court’s judgment […]
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Australian Senate Candidate under Fire after Calling Gay ‘Marriage’ Child Abuse

By Kathleen Gilbert BRISBANE, Queensland, August 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-family candidate for an Australian senate is standing by statements in which she called gay “marriage” a form of child abuse, after being deluged with vitriol from homosexualists and derogatory media coverage. Wendy Francis, who is campaigning for a senate seat in Queensland, stated on her Twitter account Sunday: “Gay marriage = kids with no mothers or no fathers, parent-less generation; uncontrollable depression & suicide. Is that the Aust[ralia] we want?” Francis also wrote: “Children in homosexual relationships are subject to emotional abuse. Legitimising gay marriage is like legalising […]
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Abortion Included in Marie Stopes Job Perks along with Discount Gym Membership

By Hilary White LONDON, August 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A week after the Advertising Standards Authority issued a statement refusing to credit complaints about Marie Stopes TV abortion advertisements, the country’s largest abortionist group is at the center of a controversy again. The Daily Mail has revealed that Marie Stopes employees are being offered free abortions as a regular part of the organization’s employee benefits package.  Marie Stopes International (MSI) employs 430 people in nine centers around Britain, with the bulk of its funding coming from the British taxpayer, to the order of £30 million annually. A Marie Stopes employee […]
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Warsaw March For Life Draws Over 6000

Friday June 4, 2010 Warsaw March For Life Draws Over 6000 By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WARSAW, June 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – More than 6,000 people marched in Warsaw on May 30 in the fifth annual March in Defense of Life and Family, very symbolically held on Mothers Day. This year’s march was held under the motto “A Family-Friendly State” and attracted families from across Poland and countries around the world including Belarus, Ukraine, Brazil, the United States, Germany, Portugal and France. Special guests were representatives of the Association for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), along with several […]
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UPDATE: Federal Judge Rules Proposition 8 Unconstitutional

Wednesday August 4, 2010 UPDATE: Federal Judge Rules Proposition 8 Unconstitutional By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, California, Aug. 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has ruled that California’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman is unconstitutional, because it excludes same-sex unions. Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, who presides over the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, declared Proposition 8 had no “rational basis” in a 138-page ruling on the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case released Wednesday afternoon. Walker struck down the amendment, which states “Only marriage between a man and […]
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