Pro-Family Groups Oppose Canadian Prostitution Ruling

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, September 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family groups are decrying Tuesday’s Ontario court decision that struck down Canada’s prostitution laws, warning that the ruling empowers pimps and human traffickers and threatens to usher in a Canadian sex tourism industry. “The decision reinforces the notion that sex is not an intimate and loving act but instead a commodity that can be bought and sold at will,” said Ruth Ross, executive director and general legal counsel for the Christian Legal Fellowship. Ontario Superior Court Justice Susan Himel ruled Tuesday that Canada’s prostitution provisions violate women’s Charter rights […]
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Catholic Schools in Singapore Forced to Present Condom-Promoting Sex-Ed Program

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski SINGAPORE, September 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A report by Singapore Catholic News says that a sexuality-education program based on Catholic moral principles that has been used in the country for 23 years has been replaced by a Ministry of Education program. The new program, which is mandated for both secular and religious schools, heavily promotes the use of condoms to high school and junior college students. “After 23 years of providing their sexuality-education programme in schools, Family Life Society (FLS) has failed to obtained approval from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to continue,” the report states. […]
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Poll Finds Record Majority of Americans Distrust Mainstream Media

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., September 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new Gallup poll shows that a record majority of Americans have little to no trust in mainstream media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly.” Nearly half cited “liberal bias” in the media, which ranked only slightly higher than the U.S. Congress in public confidence levels. Gallup reports that 57 percent of those polled for their annual Governance poll, conducted Sept. 13-16, 2010, said their “confidence and trust” in mass media – newspapers, television, and radio – was “not very much/none at all.” This is one percentage […]
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Critics Call New Maternal Death Report Faulty

By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. New York, September 30 2010 (C-FAM) – A UN report has rankled experts for promoting abortion while also obscuring its research methods. The new maternal health report endorses a UN strategy that recommends “safe” abortion services and family planning alongside antenatal care and skilled attendants at birth.  That strategy was based on previous UN reports that said 536,000 women died yearly from pregnancy-related causes, 78,000 from illegal abortion. The new report slashes the total to 358,000 and did not offer any data regarding abortion. “This is specious,” Duke University’s Dr. Monique Chireau said. “There were no […]
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FBI, Obama Admin Join Pro-Abort Groups to Host Training Seminar against Pro-Life Activity

By Kathleen Gilbert PORTLAND, Oregon, September 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Obama administration has teamed up with leading pro-abortion lobbyist groups to host a training seminar aimed at combating pro-life “violence” against the abortion industry, which is defined to include even free-speech activities such as pro-life picketing, boycotting, and signage. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice sponsored an August 29 seminar in the FBI's Portland headquarters. The names of Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Federation (NAF), and the Feminist Majority Foundation appear prominently on the front page of a document prepared for the event which compiled […]
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Brazilian Presidential Front Runner Declares Herself ‘Personally Against’ Abortion

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil, September 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an apparent attempt to counteract a massive pro-life internet campaign against her party, Brazilian presidential front runner Dilma Rousseff told the nation's media today that she is a Catholic and is “personally against abortion.” “In my conception, I am favorable to the valuing of life,” Rousseff said. “And I am personally against abortion, which is violence against a woman.” Rousseff made the statements following a meeting with various religious and political leaders, which was organized in apparent response to the dissemination of numerous internet texts […]
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Bono Funding Scandal, Criticisms Upend UN Development Meeting

Commentary by Terrence McKeegan, J.D. September 30, 2010 (C-FAM) – A rock star's scandal and a surprising critique of aid programs last week underscored heightened criticism of international development efforts. The two incidents upended the intended message of a summit on UN development policies, reflecting a growing disconnect between rhetoric and development results. Rock star Bono, front man of the Irish group U2, was caught violating his own call for greater transparency and accountability, which he made in an op-ed piece for the New York Times. His opinions inspired the New York Post to examine the finances of Bono's own […]
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Divorce — The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience

Commentary by Albert Mohler Note: Albert Mohler is the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. Thursday, September 30, 2010 (AlbertMohler.com) – Mark A. Smith, who teaches political science at the University of Washington, pays close attention to what is now commonly called the “culture war” in America. Though the roots of this cultural conflict reach back to the 1960s, the deep divide over social and moral issues became almost impossible to deny during the late 1970s and ever since. It is […]
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Canadian Gvmt to Appeal Prostitution Ruling

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, September 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The federal government will appeal the Tuesday ruling that struck down Canada’s prostitution laws, the justice minister announced yesterday. “Prostitution is a problem that harms individuals and communities,” Justice Minister Rob Nicholson told the House of Commons.  “That is why I am pleased to indicate to the House that the government will appeal and will seek a stay of that decision.” Ontario Superior Court Justice Susan Himel ruled Tuesday that Canada’s provisions on prostitution violated women’s Charter rights to freedom of expression and security of the person.  While the […]
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Embattled Abortionist Claims States Can’t Prosecute over Interstate Abortion Scheme

By Kathleen Gilbert VOORHEES, New Jersey, September 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New Jersey abortionist under criminal investigation has made an attempt to slip out of prosecutors' grasp by claiming that neither New Jersey nor Maryland, where he ferried his clients mid-abortion to complete the late-term procedures, are in a position to sue him. Stephen Chase Brigham, who once operated an empire of abortion clinics in four states, has come under scrutiny after a botched abortion last month led government officials to uncover his practice of starting late-term abortions in New Jersey and completing them in Maryland. The abortionist is […]
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