Major Pro-Life Leaders “Elated” at Archbishop Burke Elevation to Cardinal

By Patrick B. Craine ROME, October 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leaders of some of the world’s largest and most active pro-life organizations say they are “thrilled” and “elated” at Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that he will elevate pro-life champion Archbishop Raymond Burke to the College of Cardinals. (To join the pro-life leaders in personally congratulating Archbishop Burke, click here) “We are thrilled that such an outspoken champion of life and Catholic orthodoxy has been chosen to be elevated to Cardinal,” said Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro, interim president of Human Life International (HLI). Archbishop Burke, who serves as prefect of the […]
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Texas Teen Nearly Forced by Parents into Abortion

AUSTIN, Texas, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 16-year-old girl secured a temporary restraining order last week from a Texas court that blocks her parents from forcing her to have an abortion against her will. On two occasions, the teenager’s mother literally dragged her to local abortion facilities, including International Healthcare Solutions and Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, demanding that her daughter terminate the life of her child.  Though she refused, and the child’s father also does not want the baby killed, her parents continued to insist that they would force her to have the abortion. The court’s […]
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Children Raised by Homosexual Parents More Likely to Identify as Gay: Study

By Kathleen Gilbert MANHATTAN, Kansas, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study due out next month has found that children raised by homosexual parents are far more likely to identify as homosexual themselves. Walter Schumm, a family studies professor at Kansas State University, told AOL News that he questioned the conviction – ironclad in both popular culture and the academic world – that parents could not influence their children's sexual orientation, while being able to influence so many other aspects of their lives. “I just want to know the truth about something,” he said. In the abstract of the study, Schumm […]
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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 cities:  – Hamilton   – Ottawa   – Toronto   – Waterloo Region   – […]
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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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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.
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Homosexual Civil Unions Bill Looms for Illinois Lame-Duck Session

By Kathleen Gilbert SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family leaders in Illinois are preparing for a battle to preserve traditional marriage in the state as supporters of a homosexual civil unions bill eye a post-election lame duck session as a golden opportunity to push the measure through. Governor Pat Quinn has said that he expects the bill to be through by Christmas, expressing confidence earlier this month that “the votes are there” to get the bill through the House. Rick Garcia, founder of Equality Illinois, has said his group is “thrilled” at Quinn's leadership on the issue. Quinn's […]
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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 about the content of the pamphlets he was distributing. He argued that the arrest and subsequent charge […]
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Condom Ads Pushing Young People into “Risk-Taking” Sexual Activity: SPUC

By Hilary White LONDON, October 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Condom use and their promotion in TV ads only helps to promote risk-taking behavior in young people, behavior that contributes to the spread of sexually transmitted disease and teenage pregnancies, the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has said in a new campaign. The condom ads on UK television, which were approved by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in March this year to be shown during children’s peak viewing hours, are “priming” children to have sex in their teens, SPUC says. Increased condom use has resulted in “shamefully high […]
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Moscow Must Permit Gay Parades: European Court of Human Rights

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman October 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Court of Human Rights this week ruled that the city of Moscow must allow homosexuals to hold “gay parades,” and ordered Russia to pay a fine of $41,300 for previous refusals to do so, according to international press reports. Since 2006, the Moscow city government has refused to issue a permit for such parades on the grounds that sodomy spreads diseases, is unnatural, and offends the morals of Russians. He has received the vocal support of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish religious leaders. Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has consistently defended […]
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