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, through this way for respect of life, for building the ‘civilisation of love’ and the ‘culture of life’ John-Paul […]
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HHS: Make Obamacare Sex Ed Programs Gay-Inclusive

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a funding announcement encouraging the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) to “consider the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth” and to be inclusive of such participants. The PREP program, which was established by the new federal health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), provides federal funding to state programs ostensibly designed to delay sexual activity, increase condom and contraceptive use, and reduce pregnancy. The program is explicitly prohibited from giving funds to […]
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“No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” Introduced

Friday July 30, 2010 “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” Introduced By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Dan Linkinski (D-IL) filed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which would permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion in every federal program and establish as permanent many of the pro-life policies currently relying on regular congressional re-approval. “The health care bill made it clear that the current way we prevent taxpayer funding of abortion through annual riders is dangerously fragile,” Lipinski said. “To guarantee that taxpayers are never forced to pay […]
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Students React Cautiously to UIUC Statement on Dr. Howell

Friday July 30, 2010 Students React Cautiously to UIUC Statement on Dr. Howell By Kathleen Gilbert CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While students of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have hailed the school’s decision to reinstate professor Kenneth Howell, many have also received the news with caution, saying that the decision leaves some questions unanswered. News broke earlier this month that Dr. Kenneth Howell would no longer be allowed to teach at UIUC after a student complained about Howell’s instruction to students in his Catholicism course. The student claimed that an email from Howell explaining how homosexuality […]
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Opinion: New Lesbian Parenting Study Makes Claims Unsupported by the Evidence

Friday July 30, 2010 Opinion: New Lesbian Parenting Study Makes Claims Unsupported by the Evidence By A. Dean Byrd, PhD, MBA,MPH July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) published byAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers the following conclusion: “Adolescents who have been reared in lesbian-mother families since birth demonstrate healthy psychological adjustment (p. 28).” Authors Gartrell and Bos generalize their findings to the lesbian population at large, claiming their research offers “implications for – same-sex parenting” (p. 28). Making an enormous scientific leap, they conclude that their study provides scientific proof that there is “no […]
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CBS President Apologizes for Not Having Enough Homosexual Propaganda

Friday July 30, 2010 CBS President Apologizes for Not Having Enough Homosexual Propaganda By James Tillman July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — CBS President Nina Tassler has apologized for the network’s low rating on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s (GLAAD) recent “Network Responsibility Index,” which ranked broadcast and cable networks by the percentage of “LGBT-inclusive” hours in their original prime time programming. “We’re very disappointed in our track record so far,” said Tassler at the Television Critics Association fall previews. “We’ll try to do better.” CBS received the worst rating of the five broadcast networks evaluated, with 7% of […]
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Development & Peace Apology to CLC Published in Catholic Register

Friday July 30, 2010 Development & Peace Apology to CLC Published in Catholic Register By John-Henry Westen TORONTO, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The newly released edition of Canada’s Catholic Register includes the letter of apology to Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (D&P), the official development arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. D&P issued the letter in response to a threat of legal action by CLC after D&P made a number of slanderous statements about the national pro-life organization in a 10-page Question and Answer document. The letter, signed by […]
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Abortion Leaders Complain: HHS Abortion Ban ‘Not What We Expected’

Friday July 30, 2010 Abortion Leaders Complain: HHS Abortion Ban ‘Not What We Expected’ By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While the White House continues to claim that a ban on abortion funding was always understood to apply to the whole federal health care law, abortion leaders, who once hailed the health care bill as a “huge victory,” are still expressing shock at the Obama administration’s last-minute ban of elective abortion funding in federally-funded high risk insurance pools. The thoughts of various abortion lobby leaders were collected in a Politico piece Friday detailing the pro-abortion confusion […]
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Ban Bullfighting but Kill Babies?: Spain’s New Moral Values Criticized by Pro-Life Leader

Friday July 30, 2010 Ban Bullfighting but Kill Babies?: Spain’s New Moral Values Criticized by Pro-Life Leader By Hilary White ROME, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Spain’s newly liberalized abortion law comes into effect the Spanish regional government of Catalonia has banned the ancient blood sport of bullfighting, and the irony has not been lost on pro-life observers. Catalonia’s regional parliament voted Wednesday to ban bullfighting from January 1, 2012, making it the first region in mainland Spain to outlaw the centuries-old tradition, which has inspired artists from Goya to Picasso to Hemmingway. Bullfighting promoters have called the measure […]
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John Smeaton Talks to LSN’s Hilary White about the Role of the Catholic Church in the Pro-Life Fight

Friday July 30, 2010 John Smeaton Talks to LSN’s Hilary White about the Role of the Catholic Church in the Pro-Life Fight By John Smeaton Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by John Smeaton, the head of the UK’s Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), on his personal blog. It is reprinted here with permission. July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When I was in Rome, earlier this month, I met Hilary White, the well-known writer for LifeSiteNews.com Hilary describes herself on her blog as “an Anglo-Canadian writer, researcher and art student recently re-assigned by God to Rome […]
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