Senate Committee again Votes to Permanently Repeal Mexico City Policy

Monday August 2, 2010 Senate Committee again Votes to Permanently Repeal Mexico City Policy By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., August 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A year after the same maneuver ended in defeat, a Senate committee has again approved an amendment to the foreign appropriations bill that would codify President Obama’s repeal of the Mexico City Policy. The measure would make international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortion permanently eligible for U.S. foreign funds. Since its institution by president Ronald Reagan in 1984, the policy, dubbed the “Global Gag Rule” by pro-abortion groups, has undergone repeal and reinstatement by […]
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Chicago’s ‘Bubble Zone’ Lands Praying Pro-Lifer in Court

Thursday July 29, 2010 Chicago’s ‘Bubble Zone’ Lands Praying Pro-Lifer in Court By Peter J. Smith CHICAGO, July 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life protestor, arrested while praying his rosary in front of a Chicago Planned Parenthood, is pleading “not guilty” to charges that he violated Chicago’s “bubble zone” ordinance which protects abortion clinics. Joseph Holland, a Northwestern University graduate student, was arrested by police on a charge of disorderly conduct on July 3. Staff at Planned Parenthood Near North’s abortion clinic called police, alleging that Holland was violating a city ordinance passed late 2009, which prohibits individuals in the […]
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‘The Homosexual Tendency is a Defect’ Chilean Cardinal Warns Flock

Wednesday July 28, 2010 ‘The Homosexual Tendency is a Defect’ Chilean Cardinal Warns Flock By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent VALPARAISO, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Jorge Medina, Archbishop Emeritus of Valparaiso, has incurred the wrath of Chilean homosexuals for restating clearly the Catholic Church’s teaching that homosexual tendencies constitute a disorder. In response to the legalization of gay “marriage” in Argentina, Medina commented that “the homosexual tendency is a defect, as when a person is lacking an eye or a foot.” He also stated that if homosexual “marriage” were to be raised as an issue in Chile, […]
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Mainstream Media Recognizes Adult Stem Cell Research Far Ahead Of Embryonic

Tuesday August 3, 2010 Mainstream Media Recognizes Adult Stem Cell Research Far Ahead Of Embryonic By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following an announcement on Friday by U.S. biotech firm Geron Corp. that it received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to carry out clinical trials using stem cells derived from human embryos, the mainstream media has been awash in stories that acknowledge the success of adult stem cell treatments, and the absence of any positive results from embryonic stem cell research. AP reported the fact that adult stem cells have the ability not […]
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Over 200 Military Physicians Petition for No Abortion on Military Bases

Tuesday August 3, 2010 Over 200 Military Physicians Petition for No Abortion on Military Bases WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Over 200 active and retired military physicians have signed a letter organized by the 16,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA), in which they ask Senators to vote against the FY 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, unless an amendment permitting abortions to be performed on military bases is stripped from the bill. “In addition to facilitating further destruction of unborn life, the provision will place military physicians with life-honoring convictions in the unenviable position of either disobeying orders, abandoning their […]
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Pro-lifers to Challenge Prayer Ban on Walkway in Front of Planned Parenthood

Tuesday August 3, 2010 Pro-lifers to Challenge Prayer Ban on Walkway in Front of Planned Parenthood By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A number of pro-life activists have announced that they will pray on the public walkway in front of the Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood (PP) on Saturday, August 14 as part of an event called “A Time to Stand” – even if doing so means arrest and going to jail. Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, said about the event: “We are going to embrace free speech, the First Amendment and religious […]
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Spain’s People’s Party Sues Government to Stop New Pro-Abortion Law

Thursday June 3, 2010 Spain’s People’s Party Sues Government to Stop New Pro-Abortion Law By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MADRID, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Spanish People’s Party (PP), one of the country’s two principle political parties, is suing the government to prevent the implementation of the new abortion law, passed by the ruling Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party, which legalizes abortion on demand during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and allows minors to obtain abortions without their parents’ permission. “Free abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, up to three and a half months of gestation, seems to […]
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Planned Parenthood Leads Push for Abortion at UN High-Level MDG Review

Thursday June 17, 2010 Planned Parenthood Leads Push for Abortion at UN High-Level MDG Review By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, NY, June 17, 2010 (C-FAM) – The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) launched a new campaign this week called “A Promise is A Promise,” demanding that states implement policies and programs to achieve the controversial Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target 5b on “universal access to reproductive health by 2015.” According to IPPF, “universal access to reproductive health refers to a full package of services including comprehensive sexuality education, access to contraception, maternity care, emergency obstetric care, and safe abortion services […]
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‘Never Give up Hope’: Former ‘Locked-In’ Patients

By Hilary White August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When Kerry Pink, an interior designer, was 35 in 1997 she fell ill with an undiagnosed neurological illness and suffered what is called “locked-in syndrome,” that is, she could not move or communicate. For 18 months, she said, “I lay paralysed in hospital, locked into a motionless body, conscious of the conversations around me but unable to respond”. In a long testimony in Britain’s Daily Mail, Pink said there were times when she could hear and understand conversations being held around her and others when she would sink into a “deep coma,” […]
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