Polish Bishops Condemn Proposed Legislation to Legalize IVF

Wednesday October 20, 2010 Polish Bishops Condemn Proposed Legislation to Legalize IVF By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WARSAW, October 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A letter from the Conference of the Polish Episcopate delivered on October 18 to Poland’s president Bronislaw Komorowski, and to the country’s prime minister and other leaders in parliament, has condemned proposed legislation seeking to legalize in vitro fertilization. “Since Parliament is again deliberating the matter of the legal regulation of IVF methods, we must raise our voice to ensure that the serious moral arguments and respect for the position of those who regard the right of the […]
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Appeals Court to Hear Case of Employees Allegedly Fired for Being “Too Religious”

ATLANTA, Georgia, October 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta is set to hear oral arguments Thursday whether a case involving two employees of the Hallmark Corporation who were allegedly fired for being “too religious” should go to  trial. According to the public interest firm Liberty Counsel, Daniel and Sharon Dixon were fired by The Hallmark Companies from managing an apartment complex and evicted from their apartment because they displayed, in the rental office, stained glass artwork with flowers and the phrase “Consider the lilies… Matthew 6:28.” Federal civil rights legislation Title VII and Title […]
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U.S. Senate Race Roundup: Washington’s Dino Rossi Fights Back, California’s Carly Hits Trail after I

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., October 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At least three U.S. Senate races involving pro-life advocates could tip the scales this election for Republicans in their quest to regain control of the Senate with 51 seats. LifeSiteNews.com takes a look at three toss-up states, Washington, California, and West Virginia, as pro-life advocates race to make their case to voters with just five days remaining before election day.Washington: Pro-life Republican Dino Rossi has once again fought his way from behind into a statistical tie with pro-abortion incumbent Patty Murray in Washington’s U.S. Senate race. The race is […]
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UK Pro-Life Leader Tells International Conference: “We Will See the Culture of Life Take Root”

OTTAWA, Ontario, October 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “The most important achievement of the pro-life movement in Canada, in Europe, and in the world, is that we exist,” said John Smeaton, director of the U.K.'s Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, in Ottawa Thursday as the International Pro-Life Conference kicked off. “The fact that the pro-life movement exists is far more important than any successes we may have enjoyed at the national or international level,” he said. “What's most important is that our pro-life movement is well-established and it's growing,” he continued.  “What's most important is that we're passing on […]
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Shut Out: Fathers of Unborn Children have No Legal Say Whether their Children Live or Die

Commentary by Hilary White ROME, October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – What is the first thing that pops into the minds of ordinary people when they hear the word “abortion”? If you have been lucky, or blessed, enough to have seen through the common rhetoric of our death-cult culture, you may answer something like, “…kills an unborn child.” But, sadly and despite our continuing efforts, the world at large has not yet made that connection. No, what most people think spontaneously when they hear the word is “women’s rights.” The issue of “rights” in abortion rhetoric is the first and last […]
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Pope Calls Upon Brazilian Bishops to Speak out against Abortion as Election Approaches

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent VATICAN CITY, October 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI is telling Brazil's Catholic bishops to speak out against ideologies that justify abortion, only days before a hotly contested presidential election in which the frontrunner has been accused of supporting the decriminalization of abortion.  In a speech delivered to a group of Brazilian prelates present in Rome for a regularly-scheduled visit, Benedict stated that “in defending life we should not fear opposition and unpopularity, refusing any compromise and ambiguity that conforms us to the mentality of this world.”  Calling abortion “an intrinsically evil […]
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No Appeal of Gay Adoption Ruling, Says Florida AG

Monday October 25, 2010 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 […]
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Provincial Court to Rule on Freedom of Speech Case at U of Calgary

Monday October 25, 2010 Provincial Court to Rule on Freedom of Speech Case at U of Calgary By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CALGARY, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Provincial court Judge John Bascom said he will rule early next year whether University of Calgary security officials had the authority to charge Bill Whatcott with trespassing for handing out flyers on campus criticizing homosexuality. Judge Bascom heard arguments on Friday from Crown prosecutor Kristyn Stevens and from defense lawyer Dale Fedorchuk. Fedorchuk told the court that Whatcott was arrested by campus security on July 25, 2008 as a result of a complaint […]
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Last Minute CLC Candidate Ratings for Ontario Mayor & City Councillors!

Monday October 25, 2010 Last Minute CLC Candidate Ratings for Ontario Mayor & City Councillors! TORONTO, Canada, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Campaign Life Coalition has posted a last minute resource for voters in Ontario’s municipal elections. Special web pages are now available for CLC’s candidate ratings for Ontario Mayors and City Councillors. The announcement by the national pro-life organization explained that this election cycle, it did not target every city in Ontario, due to limited resources, but “we focused instead on the cities which are known to fund Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars”. CLC’s announcement included the following Ontario […]
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International Pro-Life Conference Schedule Now Online

Monday October 25, 2010 International Pro-Life Conference Schedule Now Online OTTAWA, Canada, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Because of many enquiries, LifeSiteNews is posting a link to the schedule for this weekend’s International pro-life Conference in Ottawa, Ontario. The schedule can be viewed here. | Send Letter to Editor
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