Pro-Life Television Show Wins Emmy Award

Tuesday August 3, 2010 Pro-Life Television Show Wins Emmy Award August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Producers and staff members with the weekly pro-life television show Facing Life Head-On are celebrating after the show was awarded a regional Emmy in the category of Interview and Discussion. “I believe this is a first for the pro-life movement—receiving an accolade at this level by the media industry, much less the Academy,” said Brad Mattes, host and executive producer of the show. The show, which is a project of the Life Issues Institute, won the award on the strength of an episode in which […]
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Ten States and 12 NGOs Sign on to Support Italy in Crucifix Case

Friday June 4, 2010 Ten States and 12 NGOs Sign on to Support Italy in Crucifix Case By Hilary White STRASBOURG, June 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ten countries have signed on to support Italy in the now-infamous Crucifix case being brought before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). In March, the court agreed to hear an appeal of its ruling that Italy must ban crucifixes from public school classrooms. Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Romania, and the Russian Federation, all members of the Council of Europe, have been accepted as “amicus […]
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Pro-Abortion Activist Licks Pro-Lifer’s Camera

Wednesday August 4, 2010 Pro-Abortion Activist Licks Pro-Lifer’s Camera By James Tillman ROCKFORD, Illinois, August 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-abortion activist threatened pro-lifers outside of the Northern Illinois Women’s Center (NIWC) before licking the camera lens of a pro-lifer videotaping his aggressive behavior. He then explained his actions to a police officer by blaming pro-lifers for waking him up with their noise, although most of the noise on the scene was being caused by abortion supporters. On July 30, James Harnden first advanced towards Bill Landerholm, who was using stilts to allow him to look over the fence around […]
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Chicago Drops Charges against Arrested Pro-Lifer

Wednesday August 4, 2010 Chicago Drops Charges against Arrested Pro-Lifer By Peter J. Smith CHICAGO, August 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The City of Chicago will not be pursuing charges against a pro-life advocate accused of violating the city’s “bubble-zone” ordinance by praying in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. Pro-life student Joseph Holland, a Northwestern University graduate student, was accused of violating a city ordinance passed in 2009 that prohibits individuals in the 50 foot radius of an abortion clinic from approaching within eight feet of its clients, without consent, “for the purpose of passing a leaflet or handbill […]
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New Poll Confirms Most Canadians Do Not Know Canada Has No Abortion Law

Wednesday August 4, 2010 New Poll Confirms Most Canadians Do Not Know Canada Has No Abortion Law By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, August 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Angus Reid public opinion poll published on August 3 confirms the findings of a poll conducted early this year that most Canadians are woefully unaware of the country’s status quo on abortion. The online survey of a representative national sample of 1,022 Canadian adults, conducted from July 7 to July 8, found that 21 percent of respondents knew that Canada has no restrictions on abortion whatsoever. In comparison, the poll conducted in […]
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Opinion: The APA’s Biased Paper on Same-Sex Attraction and Therapy

Wednesday August 4, 2010 Opinion: The APA’s Biased Paper on Same-Sex Attraction and Therapy Dale O’Leary August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The debate over therapy for same-sex attraction (SSA) and gender identity disorder (GID) has been going on for years. Recently, the APA put out a paper designed to resolve the issue. However, the introduction of the APA’s Task Force Report on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation defines the parameters for the discussion in such a way that the defenders of therapy for SSA and GID are positioned in the worst possible light. The issue is essentially decided in […]
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Pro-Life Speaker Melanie Pritchard’s “Miraculous” Recovery

Wednesday August 4, 2010 Pro-Life Speaker Melanie Pritchard’s “Miraculous” Recovery By Mark Henry PHOENIX, AZ, August 4, 2010 (Catholic Online) – It all started out 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning when Melanie Pritchard texted my wife Tina telling her that she was going into labor and “asking for prayers.” After Tina and I returned from morning Mass, Melanie’s friend Meghan called Tina in tears telling us that Melanie’s heart stopped during delivery and she desperately needed our prayers. During the frantic drive to the hospital, my wife was distraught. She loved Melanie like a younger sister. In Melanie’s eyes, her greatest […]
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Anne Rice Quits Christianity over Bishops’ Opposition to Gay ‘Marriage’; Son a Gay Activist

Tuesday August 3, 2010 Anne Rice Quits Christianity over Bishops’ Opposition to Gay ‘Marriage’; Son a Gay Activist By John-Henry Westen LOS ANGELES, CA, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Famed novelist Anne Rice has revealed the reasons behind her Facebook announcement last week that she is leaving Christianity. The abrupt announcement came just over a decade after Rice returned to her childhood Catholic faith, a conversion that she chronicled in her 2008 spiritual memoir entitled “Called Out of Darkness.” In a recent NPR interview Rice, whose son is homosexual and a gay activist, said that her reason for leaving was […]
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Linda Gibbons Hits Cover of National Post

Tuesday August 3, 2010 Linda Gibbons Hits Cover of National Post By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life prisoner of conscience Linda Gibbons hit the front page of the National Post on Saturday, in what has been called the largest piece on the pro-life heroine yet from Canada’s national media. Religion reporter Charles Lewis, who interviewed the pro-life activist at the Vanier Centre for Women, one hour west of Toronto, explained that Gibbons “believes she has a Charter and God-given right to counsel against abortion, to stand in front of an abortion clinic and offer […]
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From Quebec to Guadalupe: Pro-Life Woman on a 5,000 Km. North American Walk for Life

Tuesday August 3, 2010 From Quebec to Guadalupe: Pro-Life Woman on a 5,000 Km. North American Walk for Life By Patrick B. Craine August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – French Catholic journalist Anne-Marie Michel is making a 5,000 km. walk for life across North America, a pilgrimage that will bring her, after many gruelling months alone on the road, to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. “I deeply believe that offering this pilgrimage to God can help ladies who suffer so much before and after an abortion,” she explained. “I also want to give my little contribution, […]
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