Ottawa Teachers and Students Motivated by “Amazing” Experience at International Conference

Monday November 1, 2010 Ottawa Teachers and Students Motivated by “Amazing” Experience at International Conference By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Students and teachers from the Ottawa area were among those in attendance at the recent International Pro-Life Conference, which took place Oct 28-30 in the nation’s capital. Those who attended said that they were deeply impacted by the messages they heard and vowed to take them back with them into their schools and among their students and peers. Adam Hennebury, a grade 12 student at All Saints Catholic School, told LSN that his experience at the […]
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Re: The Card to Protect You from “Presumed Consent” Organ Harvesting   I wonder if some of the same people who say they support a “woman's right to choose” also support “presumed consent” for organ donation?      After reading about the organ donation process and some of the testimonies at the Life Guardian Foundation website, I could never, ever agree to organ donation for any of my loved ones.  The organs are harvested while vital signs are intact, and therefore family/friends are not permitted to be with their loved one at the time of death or during the process of […]
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RED ALERT: ‘Scary’ Canadian Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill Sails Thru Committee

By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, November 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A private members bill that would criminalize discrimination based on “gender identity” and “gender expression” sailed through a parliamentary committee this week with no amendments, leaving pro-family advocates deeply concerned that the bill will pass when it comes up for a vote perhaps as early as December. Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition, today called on all people of good will to alert their MPs to the grave concerns and “legal nightmares” at stake in this bill, warning, for example, that it will lead to male cross-dressers […]
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Rep. Smith: New U.S. House Arguably Most Pro-Life Ever

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tuesday’s historic elections sent the message that more Americans want their lawmakers to consistently defend vulnerable human life and reject the president’s radical pro-abortion agenda, said the chamber's most prominent pro-life leader. Widespread discontent with the administration's progressive agenda, particularly on abortion-funding health care, spurred voters to launch a strong pro-life Majority into the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm elections.     “The American people have spoken, and replaced 38 pro-abortion Members with pro-life Members and replaced 14 unreliable Members with reliable pro-life Representatives,” said Congressman Chris Smith, Co-Chairman […]
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SBA List Challenges New Pro-Life Lawmakers with ‘Stop Abortion Funding’ Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the dust settles on the 2010 midterm elections, those pro-life lobby groups that helped win significant pro-life gains in Congress are already gearing up to ensure that the fresh victories are converted into action on behalf of unborn Americans. One of those groups, the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, on Thursday announced the launch of its “Stop Abortion Funding” campaign, aimed at ending all federal funding of abortion in the upcoming 112th Congress. The campaign includes a website designed to help pro-life activists lobby Congress to defend the defenseless by defunding abortion. […]
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UK Christian Couple Banned from Fostering Takes Fight to High Court

Monday November 1, 2010 UK Christian Couple Banned from Fostering Takes Fight to High Court By Hilary White LONDON, November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UK Christian couple is fighting their local government in the High Court over a decision to bar them from becoming foster parents because of their faith and their opposition to the homosexualist ideology. The case was heard by the High Court, sitting in Nottingham, today. “It may not be long before local authorities decide that Christians cannot look after some of the most vulnerable children in our society, simply because they disapprove of homosexuality,” said […]
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Panic: Abortion is in ‘Extreme Danger’ Says Planned Parenthood as Election Looms

Monday November 1, 2010 Panic: Abortion is in ‘Extreme Danger’ Says Planned Parenthood as Election Looms By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the Obama administration heads toward major losses in Tuesday’s mid-term elections, the nation’s top abortion lobbies are rallying supporters to mitigate what is expected to be a Republican and pro-life takeover at the polls. “I’ve said it before, and it bears repeating: women’s health and reproductive rights are in extreme danger in this election,” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards wrote in an email to supporters Monday. “The only thing we can do now […]
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Vermont Gov. Candidate Vows to Legalize Assisted Suicide if Elected

Monday November 1, 2010 Vermont Gov. Candidate Vows to Legalize Assisted Suicide if Elected By Kathleen Gilbert MONTPELIER, Vermont, November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Democratic candidate for governor of Vermont has told a pro-euthanasia lobby group that he would push to decriminalize the actions of those who help others kill themselves. “I support end of life choices,” said gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin in a September interview with Vermont Today posted on the Death with Dignity website. Shumlin sympathetically described an encounter he had with a cancer-stricken woman who expressed a wish to be able to kill herself legally. “I […]
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Senate Roundup: Pro-life Candidates Race to the Finish

Monday November 1, 2010 Senate Roundup: Pro-life Candidates Race to the Finish By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As election day rolls around the corner, pro-life candidates are poised to make some big and historic wins or even decide which party will control Congress. Here is a run-down of the important races: California: Toss-Up Pro-life Carly Fiorina (R) has relentlessly forged ahead in her campaign against Sen. Barbara Boxer, with the National Republican Senatorial Committee having dumped $3 million more into the effort to unseat the pro-abortion Democrat incumbent. Since the beginning of September, Fiorina […]
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Alternative Catholic Media Holding Hierarchy’s Feet to the Fire of Orthodoxy: Michael Voris of RealC

By Hilary White November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The internet has provided a means for orthodox Catholics to skirt or otherwise defeat the blockading of an orthodox voice in Western media, said Michael Voris, creator and public face of RealCatholicTV, an internet-based apologetics organization, in an interview with the Associated Press this week. AP’s Rachel Zoll quoted John Allen, the Vatican correspondent for the liberal National Catholic Reporter, who has coined the term “Taliban Catholic” to describe orthodox Catholics who insist that the Catholic Church’s hierarchy and administration toe the line of authentic Catholic teaching, especially on life and family issues. […]
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