New Video Offers Run-Down of Abortion in Obamacare

By Kathleen Gilbert FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, October 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new video by the Population Research Institute is giving pro-lifers a helpful resource in breaking down the many dangers of the new federal health care reform law. (To see the video on Youtube, click here) PRI president Steven Mosher explains how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues to pose a major threat to the unborn in America, despite claims by the president and other Democrats that an Executive Order Obama signed addressed pro-life leaders' concerns. The video debunks the notion often proposed by Democrat supporters that […]
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Judge Allows Driehaus Case against Susan B. Anthony List to Move Forward

By Peter J. Smith COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has declined Susan B. Anthony List’s request to rule on the constitutionality of an Ohio election law that makes it a criminal offense to make a false statement about a political candidate during an election. U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus (OH-1) has been locked in a battle with the SBA List over four billboards the national pro-life campaign group wanted to erect in his district. SBA List contends that Driehaus voted to allow taxpayer funding of abortion when he joined U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak and 11 other […]
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Court Allows San Fran City Resolution Condemning Catholicism as ‘Insulting,’ ‘Hateful’

By Kathleen Gilbert SAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has shakily allowed to stand a resolution by the city government of San Francisco that lambasted the Vatican as “meddl[ing]” and “insult[ing]” for reaffirming its teaching against homosexual adoption, and which urged Church officials to disobey the Magisterium. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 2006 had issued a statement clarifying that Catholic Church agencies, in line with the Church's moral teaching on sexuality, should not hand over children to homosexual couples seeking to adopt. The statement was prompted by Catholic […]
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Finland Court Fines Pastor for Refusing to Work with Female Minister

By Hilary White October 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Finnish Supreme Court has levied a €320 fine against a Christian pastor for his refusal to work with a female minister, calling it a case of “gender discrimination.” Ari Norro is a minister of the Lutheran Evangelical Association of Finland and a member of the Lutheran Evangelical Association in Finland (LEAF), an association within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland that does not accept the ordination of women. In the spring of 2007, he was serving as guest pastor at a Sunday service at a church in Hyvinkää, southern Finland, one […]
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Woman Seeks Identity of Anonymous Sperm-Donor Father

By Patrick B. Craine VANCOUVER, British Columbia, October 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a case showing the painful consequences faced by children conceived through artificial reproduction, a British Columbia woman is petitioning the courts to find out the identity of her father, an anonymous sperm donor. “It’s really about having larger society recognizing that we have rights and needs,” said Olivia Pratten, 28, in an interview with the Globe and Mail.  “Because for as long as this practice has been going on, the child has been the last person who’s been thought about.” The Canadian Press journalist, who began her legal […]
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New Study Confirms Overwhelming Death Rate of IVF Human Embryos

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski DENVER, Colorado, October 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A report by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on a study of IVF “efficiency” states that just 7.5 percent of all artificially fertilized embryos will go on to become live-born children. “It should surprise no one that the vast majority of sperm and eggs never get together to even begin the fertilization process,” said Dr. Robert W. Rebar, Executive Director of the ASRM, in a press release. “But, it is very important to understand that even once joined together for fertilization, an overwhelming majority of fertilized eggs […]
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Fewer People Mean Less Government Cost: Planned Parenthood President

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The president of Planned Parenthood has argued that the new federal health care reform ought to consider funding all contraception with taxpayer dollars because preventing new children leads to less government expense. In an appearance on the Bill Press radio show, PP president Cecile Richards said that, although the costs of the federal health care bill already promise to skyrocket out of control, federal officials ought to consider covering birth control a priority because of the “cost savings” benefit of fewer children being born. “I think it's important, Bill, to […]
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USCCB Releases Key Document Pledging Renewal of Scandal-Ridden Anti-Poverty Arm

By Patrick B. Craine WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fourteen months after the scandal broke at the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) over their funding of groups that promote abortion, same-sex “marriage,” and contraception, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a detailed review of their domestic anti-poverty organization that is intended to spark renewal. Bishop Roger Morin of Biloxi, Mississippi, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the CCHD, says the report neither accepts “business as usual” nor abandons CCHD’s focus on serving the poor. The 15-page review document, released Tuesday, “reaffirms CCHD’s Catholic foundations and […]
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No Appeal of Gay Adoption Ruling, Says Florida AG

By Peter J. Smith MIAMI, Florida, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The attorney general of Florida announced Friday that he will not appeal to the state supreme court to defend the state’s three-decade ban on homosexual adoptions. AG Bill McCollum made the announcement Friday, saying that his office and the Department of Children and Families had come to the conclusion that they shouldn't seek an appeal of the case. In late September, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals ruled 3 – 0 to uphold the 2008 ruling of a Miami-Dade judge, who stated “no rational basis” existed for the ban. […]
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Pro-Life Independent Tom Tancredo Surges to Virtual Tie in Colorado Gov. Race

By Peter J. Smith DENVER, Colorado, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The race for Colorado’s governorship now shows a virtual tie between former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, a pro-life 3rd party candidate, and pro-abortion Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat. Tancredo, a staunch pro-life, pro-family advocate known for his anti-illegal-immigration views, has surged into a dead heat with Hickenlooper, now that GOP candidate Dan Maes campaign has collapsed amid allegations of campaign finance abuse and flip-flopping on the issues. Running on the American Constitution Party (ACP) ticket, Tancredo now picks up 43 percent of the vote, according to a poll of 1067 […]
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