Babies Saved from Abortion Pay Visit to U.S. Congressmen

Thursday July 29, 2010 Babies Saved from Abortion Pay Visit to U.S. Congressmen By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of a bill introduced in Congress that could threaten the life-saving work of crisis pregnancy centers, congressmen on Capitol Hill this week got a chance to listen to key members of a pint-sized constituency whose lives were profoundly touched by such centers. Four moms and three children – two of them babies – went to the Longworth Congressional Office Building on Wednesday as part of Heartbeat International’s 6th Babies Go to Congress event. They […]
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LifeSiteNews Returns on Tuesday

It's summertime and the LifeSiteNews team is taking a one day break from the trials and tribulations of the world. We will be back on Tuesday.
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Judge Orders Arizona to Help Pay Homosexual Partners’ Insurance

Thursday July 29, 2010 Judge Orders Arizona to Help Pay Homosexual Partners’ Insurance By James Tillman PHOENIX, Arizona, July 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has blocked the enforcement of an Arizona law preventing health insurance benefits for the dependents of state employees from being offered to homosexual partners in domestic partnerships. He also denied a motion by state Attorney Charles Grube to dismiss the case Collins v. Brewer and ordered that the case proceed. Arizona currently provides subsidized health care to the dependents of eligible state employees, including spouses or domestic partners. However, domestic partners may either be […]
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Latin American Economic Summit Promotes Abortion, Condemns “Lesbophobia”

Thursday July 29, 2010 Latin American Economic Summit Promotes Abortion, Condemns “Lesbophobia” By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. and Amanda Pawloski NEW YORK, July 29 (C-FAM) – A recent gathering of Latin America’s top economic commission issued a document praising secularism, condemning “lesbophobia,” calling for redistributive social systems, and liberally promoting sexual and reproductive rights. Delegates from more than 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries attended the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) Eleventh Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Brazil. The purpose of the conference was to address gender equality and women’s empowerment in economic terms. […]
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World Population Report: ‘Aging Populations; Fewer Workers; Decline of Developed Countries’

Thursday July 29, 2010 World Population Report: ‘Aging Populations; Fewer Workers; Decline of Developed Countries’ By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WASHINGTON, DC, July 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The 2010 World Population Data Sheet, published by the Population Reference Bureau (PBR) on July 28, says that a shrinking pool of working-age populations is jeopardizing social support and long-term health care programs for the elderly, and points to a decrease in the populations of developed countries. The report states that worldwide in 1950, there were 12 persons of working age for every person age 65 or older. By 2010, that number had shrunk […]
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Opinion: Chicago-Style Politics in Kenya

Thursday July 29, 2010 Opinion: Chicago-Style Politics in Kenya By Joseph Meaney Editor’s Note: Joseph Meaney is director of international coordination for Human Life International, the world’s largest pro-life organization with affiliates and associates in over 100 countries worldwide. July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The people of Kenya will vote on August 4, 2010 on a new constitution that includes sweeping provisions allowing abortion. A pro-abortion and unelected international “Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review” added several significant lines to article 26 of the proposed constitution in the final drafting process. It begins well with: “Every person has the right […]
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Archbishop Urges All to Oppose Opening of New Planned Parenthood

Wednesday July 28, 2010 Archbishop Urges All to Oppose Opening of New Planned Parenthood By James Tillman OMAHA, Nebraska, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Archbishop George Joseph Lucas of Omaha has released a statement asking “Catholics and all women and men of good will … to oppose the opening” of a new Planned Parenthood facility in Omaha both by prayer and by petitioning their elected officials. It would be the first Omaha Planned Parenthood to provide abortion. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH) has announced plans to open an abortuary at 3105 N. 93rd Street in Omaha, the archbishop explained, […]
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Hawaiian Gay Couples File Lawsuit Demanding Marriage in All but Name

Thursday July 29, 2010 Hawaiian Gay Couples File Lawsuit Demanding Marriage in All but Name By James Tillman HONOLULU, Hawaii, July 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Six homosexual couples are filing a lawsuit in Hawaii today asking for the same benefits and responsibilities as marriage, but without the title of “marriage” or even of “civil union.” The suit had been threatened by the ACLU and by the homosexualist legal organization Lambda Legal after Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed HB 444 on July 6, which would have granted same-sex couples many of the same rights as marriage. At the time she said that […]
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Pro-Life Congressman Tells U.N. Abortion Will Harm, Not Help, Millennium Goals

Wednesday July 28, 2010 Pro-Life Congressman Tells U.N. Abortion Will Harm, Not Help, Millennium Goals By Peter J. Smith NEW YORK, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life human rights advocate and U.S. Congressman Chris Smith testified at a U.N. subcommittee hearing on the Millennium Development Goals, where he argued that strong evidence indicates that encouraging legal abortion would harm the U.N.’s commitment to reducing maternal and child mortality rates all over the world. The U.N. is deep in negotiations over the Outcome Document for the High-Level Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in which pro-abortion advocates are trying to […]
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UN Committee Attacks Motherhood, Demands New “Rights” for Women

Thursday July 29, 2010 UN Committee Attacks Motherhood, Demands New “Rights” for Women By Terrence McKeegan, J.D. NEW YORK, July 29 (C-FAM) – A United Nations (UN) treaty committee notorious for its promotion of abortion and ideological positions not supported by UN treaties, concludes its session this week. During the session the committee launched attacks on motherhood and traditional gender roles, while calling for an ever-expanded array of new sexual and reproductive “rights.” However, the session was especially notable for the statement by the Russian Federation, which reported that decreasing abortion rates were helping to decrease the overall maternal mortality […]
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