Rob Ford’s Election as Mayor of Toronto: A Lesson for Pro-life, Pro-family Politicians

By Campaign Life Coalition staff November 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On election night, Rob Ford’s victory astonished the mainstream media and almost all the pollsters. They predicted a neck-in-neck race between Ford, a “right-wing” conservative, and the openly gay George Smitherman. Contrary to media predictions, Ford won a whopping 47.1% of the votes, leaving Smitherman in the proverbial dust with 35.6% of the vote.      Toronto’s 2010 mayoral race contains a valuable lesson for pro-family and pro-life politicians who are timid about stating their position on moral issues during the campaign. What’s the lesson?  Don’t be ashamed of your beliefs. […]
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Pro-Life Sweep Takes Tennessee Legislature, Governorship

By Peter J. Smith NASHVILLE, Tennessee, November 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tennessee pro-life advocates now have strong pro-life majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly, and the election of a new pro-life Republican governor means the way is clear for new pro-life legislation. “We celebrate the overwhelming election of advocates in both parties who share our commitment to protecting human life in Tennessee,” said Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life.  “After years of being stonewalled by pro-abortion leaders, the voices of Tennessee's pro-life majorities are at last being heard.” Tennessee Right to Life emphasized that bipartisan wins […]
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AUL’s Saunders on U.S. Election: ‘It’s Going to be a Good Day Tuesday’

Monday November 1, 2010 AUL’s Saunders on U.S. Election: ‘It’s Going to be a Good Day Tuesday’ By John Jalsevac OTTAWA, November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “It’s going to be a good day Tuesday.” So said Bill Saunders, the Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs for Americans United for Life, to hundreds of attendees at the International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa, Canada this past weekend, in reference to Tuesday’s mid-term elections in the U.S. Saunders told the crowd that “honestly and truthfully, from a non-partisan, pro-life perspective,” he believes Tuesday’s elections promise to deliver heartening results for those anxious to […]
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Ceremony Marks 10th Anniversary of Landmark U.S. Anti-Human Trafficking Law

Friday October 29, 2010 Ceremony Marks 10th Anniversary of Landmark U.S. Anti-Human Trafficking Law By Peter J. Smith TRENTON, New Jersey, October 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A landmark U.S. law against human trafficking and sexual exploitation marked its tenth anniversary on Thursday, but lawmakers and individuals said that despite progress, more needs to be done to help victims, many of whom are women and girls. On the steps of New Jersey’s State House, New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, members of the New Jersey Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force, spoke alongside women with their own experience in […]
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UK Pro-Life Leader Tells International Conference: “We Will See the Culture of Life Take Root”

Thursday October 28, 2010 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 […]
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EU Parliament Rejects Coercive Abortion/Sterilization Funding

Thursday October 28, 2010 EU Parliament Rejects Coercive Abortion/Sterilization Funding By Hilary White BRUSSELS, October 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Parliament of the European Union has rejected a proposal to fund forced abortion and sterilization programs in overseas “family planning” projects. The campaign group, Care for Europe, has announced that an amendment has passed that they put forward to the European Commission’s annual budget this week. The amendment proposed to prevent any funding going to family planning programs in which coercion or compulsion is used. The amendment passed with a “healthy majority” of 372 votes to 279. CARE has published […]
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Dallas Bishop Condemns Pro-Abortion Priest Lecture

Wednesday October 27, 2010 Dallas Bishop Condemns Pro-Abortion Priest Lecture By Kathleen Gilbert DALLAS, Texas, October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic bishop of Dallas has preemptively condemned a lecture by a dissident professor and priest who is scheduled to criticize the U.S. bishops’ unequivocal stance against the killing of unborn children. Rev. Charles E. Curran, the Elizabeth Scurlock Professor of Human Values at Southern Methodist University (SMU), is planning to deliver an on-campus lecture noon Thursday entitled “The U.S. Catholic Bishops and Abortion Legislation: A Critique from Within the Church.” “Curran’s lecture will examine how U.S. Roman Catholic bishops […]
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1,000 Rabbis Joins Vatican Cardinal in Prohibiting Voting for Anti-Life Candidates

Monday November 1, 2010 1,000 Rabbis Joins Vatican Cardinal in Prohibiting Voting for Anti-Life Candidates NEW YORK, November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rabbi Yehuda Levin, spokesman for the Rabbinical Alliance of America, which represents more than 1000 Rabbis, has on behalf of his organization welcomed and endorsed the recent election-themed statements by American Cardinal-designate, Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Catholic Church’s highest court. In a 25-minute video interview with Catholic Action for Faith and Family, which was broadcast last week on EWTN and other networks, Archbishop Burke stated: “You can never vote for someone who favors absolutely the right […]
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Monthly Pro-Life Radio Spot Launched by Priests for Life Canada

Monday November 1, 2010 Monthly Pro-Life Radio Spot Launched by Priests for Life Canada By Thaddeus M. Baklinski November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Priests for Life Canada has announced that it is producing a monthly one-hour program called “The Pro-Life Hour” that will be broadcast in the Southern Ontario region covering Toronto, Hamilton, London, and St. Catharines, and neighboring parts of the U.S. The program is produced and broadcast in collaboration with Radio Teopoli – AM530 Multicultural Radio – and will air both on AM530 and on the Radio Teopoli website on the first Tuesday of each month. The premier […]
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