Forced Abortion Charges against Church of Scientology Dismissed

By James Tillman LOS ANGELES, California, Aug. 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Los Angeles District Court judge has dismissed charges filed against the Church of Scientology by former member Claire Headley, reports the St. Petersburg Times. Headley alleged that the organization forced her to have two abortions while she and her husband Marc were employed in Scientology's “Sea Org.” Sea Org members are the elite of the Church of Scientology; they sign pledges representing a billion-year commitment and may work 80-100 hour weeks for very little pay.  There are about 6,000 Sea Org members worldwide; notably, members are not permitted […]
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Call For Pro-Life Films by Canadian Christian Film Festival

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski SUDBURY, Ontario, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Organizers of the third annual REAL LIFE Film Festival du cinéma C'EST LA VIE (RLFF) have announced that the submission period for the 2011 Festival is now open. The RLFF, to be held in April 2011 in Sudbury, is a vibrant, bilingual Christian cinematographic experience. A multi-day event, the RLFF presents Christian and Family feature films, documentaries and shorts from Canada and around the world. The theme for the 2011 RLFF is LIFE and HOPE. “LIFE and HOPE speak universally to the human spirit,” said Lina Madore, the Festival […]
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REAL Women of Canada Reports on Award to LifeSiteNews

By Real Women of Canada Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the July/August edition of the national pro-life, pro-family women's organization's Reality Magazine August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) REAL Women was very pleased to honour LifeSiteNews (LifeSiteNews.com) with its REAL Women annual award in 2010. The award was presented at REAL Women’s annual conference in North Bay in April, 2010 to John-Henry Westen, editor and co-founder of LifeSiteNews on behalf of our organization. LifeSite plays a unique role in the culture wars, both in Canada and internationally. LifeSiteNews is courageous and forthright in its investigative work and reports. No matter […]
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Funding Cuts to Former Canadian Government’s Feminist Network

Commentary by Real Women of Canada OTTAWA, Ontario, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadians may not realize the extent to which successive Liberal governments have developed a vast network of left-wing government dependent organizations to promote liberal causes. When their funding is cut, these special interest groups discover that average Canadians don’t even know they exist and couldn’t care less that their funding has been eliminated. However, these left leaning groups are shocked when their feelings of entitlement are bruised by the Conservative government’s funding cuts. They proclaim that if the money doesn't keep flowing their way, democracy is undermined, […]
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Commentary on August 7 News

While many people have been on holidays and the lazy days of summer have been passing, there have been numerous, hugely important news stories to report. As always, the enemies of life and family do not go to sleep during the summer. LifeSiteNews has therefore been hopping. I must say that our staff has been awesome trying to keep up to all these historical developments – many of them gravely concerning - while we have been short staffed for various reasons and the on-going heat wave has been energy draining. The quality of LSN reports by our writers under these circumstances has impressed […]
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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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‘From the Front Lines’ with Show The Truth

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski ONTARIO, Canada, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) –”It was exhausting, exhilarating, and inspiring.” So says Kathie Hogan, a member of Show the Truth from Perry Sound, Ontario, about the three days she recently spent on the road with the pro-life group in the south-central part of the province. During those three days she and other pro-lifers braved the wind, rain and sun to stand and show the truth of abortion using graphic signs. “The graphic signs of aborted babies are a silent testimony to the 110,000 babies killed through abortion each year,” said Hogan in reflections about […]
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“Pluralism” Being Used as Excuse to Push Radical Secularism in Europe

By Hilary White ROME, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The infamous Crucifix Case at the European Court of Human Rights is said to be an example of the increasing use of the doctrine of “pluralism” to suppress public expressions of religious belief in Europe.  Gregor Puppinck, the head of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), a civil rights watchdog group, told the Italian Catholic magazine Il Consulente RE last week that case is only one example of the problem.  Puppinck and the ECLJ have also been watching the attempts by the radically secularist Spanish government to attack the […]
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African Union Submits to Foreign Pressure for Abortion as Cure for Maternal Deaths

By Samantha Singson KAMPALA, Uganda, August 5, 2010 (C-FAM) – The African Union (AU) finished its annual summit last week with governments agreeing to make maternal and child mortality a continent-wide priority. The summit ended with Member States extending the controversial, non-binding Maputo Plan of Action (PoA) for an additional five years and expanding new initiative called the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction on Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). Pressure was placed on the AU from UN agencies and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO). While United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director Thoraya Obaid, called on delegates to focus on non-controversial interventions […]
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