A few weeks ago I flew to Mexico City to join Latin America correspondent Matthew Hoffman to give a full day of talks. The invitation-only conference was attended by 55 Mexican pro-life leaders from several states See the brief video.
40 Days is on and already saving babies and their mothers from abortion If you did not read A Wonderful Mexican Experience, (NOT a travel holiday story) I am sure you will find the brief video and article enlightening and enjoyable. Also, check out the links to some of our most important documents ever in the report. Kathleen Gilbert’s interview with ‘180’ creator Ray Comfort is a must read. I personally met and talked with Dr. Margaret Ogola a few times and was very impressed with this gutsy, very compassionate and smart women. She REALLY cared for AIDS patients, especially […]
On September 27, 2011, Joseph Maraachli, better known as baby Joseph, peacefully died at home with his family caring for him in Windsor Ontario Canada. Some of the articles about the baby Joseph case referred to him as being in a Persistent Vegetative State (PVS). Baby Joseph was not in a “PVS” or brain dead condition, but rather he was living with a neurological condition that resulted in him dying a natural death. The baby Joseph case gained international attention when Children’s Hospital in London Ontario decided to remove the ventilator from Joseph against his parents wishes. Moe & Sana […]
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When it comes to the government mandate that all private health plans cover birth control that can also cause abortions with no co-pay, Jon O’Brien of Catholics for Choice opines that “religious discrimination is wrong.” But the pro-abortion leader, writing in an op-ed for The Hill on Friday, means something a little different from when the bishops say it. As it turns out, “discriminating” religious people as exempt from forced participation in abortions is what’s the matter. Therefore, far from needing more conscience protections, O’Brien writes, “the otherwise sound regulation goes awry” because it acknowledges any conscience rights at all: […]
“The lack of respect for the beliefs of Catholic persons and institutions (and other men and women of good will) is startling and unprecedented in modern federal regulations,” said Msgr. Stuart Swetland.
Fr. Jenkins said that he "still stand[s] by that decision" to invite Obama, but criticized the mandate that will require most Catholic institutions to pay for all forms of contraception, including abortifacient drugs.
I’m here in Amarillo and every few seconds some message of support comes in via e-mail, text, or phone. I’ve spent the last 20 years building up relationships with pro-life activists throughout the nation and around the world, and I can tell you it’s enormously gratifying to me to have such a wide array of friends. As I have said in previous interviews (e.g. Al Kresta), I would not presume to tell others how to exercise their expressive rights under the U.S. Constitution, but I want to encourage everyone in this great pro-life movement of ours to continue to be […]
Dakota Ary says the teacher "started yelling" upon hearing his statement that homosexuality is wrong, and charged him with "possible bullying" before sending him to the principal's office for discipline.
Jill Stanek carries the following quote from the rabidly proabort website, RH Reality Check, on her blog. Below is the quote and my response left at Jill’s. Professional obstacles cited by physicians [who perform abortions] included workplaces with an anti-abortion climate; the surprisingly widespread “no-abortion policies” that quietly exist in many private practices, HMOs, and hospitals across the country; the risk of being pigeonholed as just an abortion provider; and the risk of being ostracized by the local medical community and patient population. On a more personal level, some physicians worried that providing abortions would cause their families to suffer […]
In the past few days, Philip Nitschke, Australia’s Dr. Death, has been claiming that he has received permission from Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to import Nembutal, a drug used by veterinarians for large animal euthanasia, for human euthanasia use. Nitschke claims that he found a loophole in the TGA rules that would allow him to import the lethal drug. Paul Russell, the founder of HOPE Australia, received information from the TGA that indicated that Nitschke had not been given approval to import the lethal drug. Yesterday, the Sydney Morning Herald confirmed the report from Paul Russell in an article […]
Judge Prine ordered that Flowers cannot leave his children with any man who is not part of the family "by blood or adoption," including Flowers’ sexual partner, without the ex-wife’s express permission.
Conservative MP Brad Trost says the funding of the International Planned Parenthood Federation has taught Ottawa’s pro-life politicians that “the government only responds to Pro-Life issues and concerns when we take an aggressive stance.”
The medical committee behind the federal government's impending birth control insurance mandate is populated by board members of NARAL and Planned Parenthood, as well as major donors to pro-abortion politicians.
The Pope's comments appear related in part to revelations in recent years of Western bishops' conference development agencies financially supporting pro-abortion and in many other ways anti-Catholic "social justice" organizations.
Ohio's bishops asked all parishes and schools to cease support of Komen, citing the breast cancer advocacy foundation's support for Planned Parenthood and policies do not exclude embryonic stem cell research.
A network of twenty NGOs in the state of Chihuahua have issued a condemnation of a proposed verdict, currently being debated in the Supreme Court, that would overturn right-to-life constitutional amendments in 18 states.
Rep. Cliff Stearns has asked Planned Parenthood to hand over policies and procedures showing that it "ensures" that all clinics "report all cases of suspected sexual abuse" and reports suspected sex trafficking.
U.K. Homosexualist Group: Public Sex is an Important Part of Gay Community by LifeSiteNews.com By Patrick B. Craine MANCHESTER, England, November 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – OutRage!, a militant U.K. homosexual ‘rights’ group, is insisting that homosexual sex in public places, a practice known as ‘cruising,’ should be tolerated by police. According to PinkNews.co.uk, a U.K. homosexual news source, the group has said that cruising is “an important part of the gay community and cannot be ignored,” in the words of the reporter. The canal area in Manchester has long been a popular spot for cruising, but PinkNews reports that the […]
Woman Sues For Wrongful Birth of Surviving Twin After Failed Abortion by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz PERTH, United Kingdom, March 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A young woman who gave birth to a daughter, after a failed abortion left one of her twins still alive, is suing for damages against the hospital that carried out the procedure. Stacy Dow, 21 years old, discovered she was pregnant with twins when she was 16, reported the BBC yesterday. She decided to abort her babies. Following the abortion she was given a contraceptive injection and told to expect weight gain and irregular menstruation as […]
I just read the tragic story of the suicide death of 11-year-old Mitchell Wilson, who was living with Muscular Dystrophy. Mitchell was bullied and beat-up by older boys. It is tragic that Mitchell suffered so greatly by the destructive attitudes of other people who took advantage of Mitchell’s disability and treated him in such a destructive manner. People need to know about an excellent resource that exists for people who show signs of being suicidal. Your Life Counts is a great service that cares and is truly life-affirming. We need to be aware that many people with disabilities live with […]
The eyes of pro-life activists around the world are trained on Mexico this week, as the Mexican Supreme Court deliberates a case that one U.S. pro-life organization has dubbed the “Roe. v. Wade” of Mexico.
After 20 Years in ‘Vegetative State’ Woman Wakes—Schindler Family Encouraged by LifeSiteNews.com CLEARWATER, Fl., February 11, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sarah Scantlin was knocked into a coma by a drunk driver 20 years ago has begun to speak and remember her past. Her brain was injured so badly that doctors first feared she would spend her life in what is called a “vegetative state”, spending years unable to form words or make any sounds other than loud cries. A week ago Sarah began speaking and doctors have no explanation. The parents, brother and sister of Terri Schindler Schiavo, hope the Florida […]
Obama's assault on DOMA will precipitate a "national conflict between Church and State of enormous proportions and to the detriment of both institutions,” said Archbishop Dolan in a hard-hitting letter to the president.
That men would send their girlfriends, sisters, and wives to have their bodies violated in an absurd crime against nature and have their offspring dismembered is the most disgusting abrogation of responsibility by males in this century.
While abortion may be wrong, the state should “quit tryin’ to be Jesus” by making it illegal, said one state lawmaker during a contentious floor debate over legislation to increase legal protections for unborn children. “I personally do not believe in abortion. Who of us to judge and cast the first rock? Who lives in a glass house?” asked Rep. Clayton Luckie (D-Dayton) on June 28. “We have to quit tryin’ to be Jesus, and I keep sayin’ it time and time again: let him do His job and deal with the people who don’t do the right things.” Lawmakers […]
Porn in public seems to be embraced by many liberal cities. Some of the cities have hosted other events where public nudity has become commonplace, including pride parades and “Naked Bike Ride” events.
Girls as young as ten years old were taken to George Tiller for late-term abortions, including some whose anxiety over losing extracurricular activities was deemed a "mental health" risk, according to records from the late abortionist's clinic.
After a summer hiatus, Todd Bullis and his group of Christian pro-life activists resumed what they call the “Church Project,” an effort to awaken Ventura, CA, church congregants to the reality of abortion through graphic displays on Sunday mornings. Todd’s effort has been educational for me. He chooses churches with no demonstrable evidence that they are pro-life, even though they say they are. To date one hostile church member has hosed him and neighbors have blocked his Truth Truck. Todd has had to call police several times to intervene. The uproar ensuing upon Todd’s arrival was no different this week. […]
Perry's press secretary recently said that Perry supports exceptions for rape and incest, but local pro-life leaders say this just reflects Perry's support for incremental legislation, and that he would support a bill without such exceptions.
"There is no place in our state for those who seek to terminate the life of an unborn child partially delivered from his or her mother,” said Michigan Catholic Conference President and C.E.O. Paul A. Long.
In answer to a question from Congressman Tim Huelskamp, a Chinese official has admitted that China’s population control program has cost 400 million lives, a number greater than that of the population of the United States.
Vatican Newspaper Publishes Article Detailing Birth Control Pill as Cause of Abortion and Cancer by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White ROME, January 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican’s official newspaper has caused a media storm in the European press with an article asserting the abortifacient and carcinogenic effects of hormonal contraceptives. The Italian edition of L’Osservatore Romano carries an article this week on a report by the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) that was created to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae, the document by Pope John Paul VI that reiterated the Catholic Church’s teaching on […]
"An informal gathering in a home cannot be treated with suspicion by the government, or worse than any other gathering of friends, just because it is religious," said Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute.
Over 100 MPs Oppose Morgentaler Order of Canada – List Released Today by LifeSiteNews.com See list of: 1. Those who opposed the award:https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008_docs/OrderofCanadaNo.pdf 2. Those who approved of the award https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008_docs/OrderofCanadaApproval.pdf 3. Those who refused to respond after repeated requests https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008_docs/OrderofCanadaNoComment.pdf OTTAWA, August 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Campaign Life Coalition, the political arm of the pro-life movement in Canada, has released the names of 105 Members of Parliament who have come out publicly against the nomination of abortionist Henry Morgentaler to the Order of Canada. Also listed are 35 MPs who have publicly come out in support of Morgentaler’s nomination. […]
Planned Parenthood Attempts to Strangle Personhood Ballot in Missouri by LifeSiteNews.com By James Tillman ST. LOUIS, MO, November 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com)—Planned Parenthood is suing the state of Missouri in an attempt to keep Missouri’s citizens from voting on a pro-life ballot initiative that would define “person,” as used in certain sections of the Missouri state constitution, to include every human being “from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.” “Planned Parenthood is again trying to stifle the will of the people by forcing their twisted political and business agenda through court action,” said Judie Brown, president of […]
The new Colorado law mandates that all insurance policies, including that of the Catholic college, cover the costs if a student obtains a prescription for a contraceptive or the abortifacient “morning-after” pill.
Former PP Director Describes Watching Unborn Child Struggle Before Being Aborted by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert BRYAN, Texas, November 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director who quit her job during this recent 40 Days for Life Campaign, this past weekend described to FOX Network host Mike Huckabee her conversion experience, which took place after watching a tiny unborn child struggle to escape the vacuum abortion that ultimately took its life. Johnson’s story has received wide attention since her dramatic conversion last month at the Bryan, Texas Planned Parenthood clinic – the birthplace of the popular […]
While the diocese is allowing priests to participate in prayer vigils outside abortion facilities, sources have confirmed to LSN that it is also privately discouraging priests and seminarians from doing so.
In May of 2010, I met Nick Vujicic, who was born without any limbs. He certainly doesn't believe that he was "wrongfully born," unlike a Florida jury who recently awarded $4.5 million to a couple who say they would have aborted their disabled son.
Many of you who participated in our online survey earlier this year asked for stories about the signs of hope in these dark times, to help encourage you and sustain you as we engage together in this difficult culture war.
According to the Heritage Foundation blog, the tax hike would likely cause "several billion dollars in decreased revenue each year for hospitals, educational institutions, and nonprofits that help the poor."
Liberal MP Warns Gay Marriage will Logically Lead to Incest by LifeSiteNews.com OTTAWA, February 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Liberal MP Charles Hubbard has warned that there is no logical reason for restrictions against incestuous marriages if same-sex marriage is permitted. Speaking in the House of Commons Monday, Hubbard questioned Parliamentary Secretary for the Justice Ministry, Paul Macklin, on the continued restrictions against genetically related persons in marriage law. Macklin replied that restrictions on marriage concerned “consanguinity and who could marry whom” the rationale for which is based on “health reasons.” Macklin explained, “Looking back at some of the history involving […]
The PayPal enquiry comes in apparent response to a campaign by the homosexual group All Out asking that PayPal eliminate ten organizations from its service, including LifeSiteNews translator and pro-family blogger Julio Severo.
In January of last year, I appeared on Global Television talking about the blatant conflict of interest arising from the recent election of 21-year old Paul Marai, given that he was also an openly gay, homosexual activist, and his newly appointed Catholic School Board Trustee position. A few seconds (literally) after the interview was shown, I received an e-mail via Facebook entitled “F*%&$ Yourself”. “Gain some rationality”, the author said. “You’re embarassing (yes, he spelled it that way) your intellect on TV. Learn a thing or two in school before you call homosexuality a disorder. You’re officially the joke of […]
In a unanimous decision last Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court expanded legal protections for the unborn child when it ruled that Alabama’s wrongful death statute applied to the unborn child at any stage of development.
As a senior minister says the Ontario government's graphic sex ed program is being "rewritten," evangelical leader Charles McVety says the election is about giving Premier McGuinty a mandate to indoctrinate children.
Was Rwanda genocide UN supported de-population? by LifeSiteNews.com By Steve Jalsevac TORONTO, December 10, 1998 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today’s National Post special report on the Rwandan massacres strengthens the case that the UN could have easily stopped the slaughter but did not want to. Why? And why has General Romeo Dallaire, the key to what actually happened in Rwanda, been experiencing progressive mental health stress in the past year? On April 10, 1996 a relaxed General Dallaire gave a presentation on his Rwandan experiences to a small Toronto audience. The presentation related the many frustrating experiences of a mission hampered by […]
Conservatives Gather for Paul Weyrich Awards: Celebrating a Legacy of True Unity in Conservative Div by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., December 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Well over 230 conservative leaders and guests gathered Thursday evening to celebrate the life and legacy of Paul Weyrich, a colossus in the conservative movement, who perhaps now in death even more than in life reminds conservatives that while they hold a diversity of views, a real bond exists uniting them into one conservative coalition. Fiscal conservatives, pro-life and pro-family leaders, foreign policy and national security conservatives of many different groups found […]
The activists have collected almost 35,000 signatures on its online petition to urge Paypal to cut the accounts of Tradition, Family, and Property, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, and Julio Severo.
“Like Hitler's campaign to eliminate ‘useless eaters,’ the one-child policy has created the impression in the minds of the young that the principal hindrance to China's development is too many people," said Stephen Mosher of the Population Research Institute.
As a pro-life leader with the distinct honor of working for decades in the effort to end abortion, I’m always saddened to read of scandal within the movement. Regardless whether or not there’s any truth attached to such an event, the end result is destructive and detrimental to those involved, as well as harmful to our collective work to protect innocent human life from fertilization to natural death. The latest accusations leveled against Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, by his Bishop saddens and alarms me more than usual. Not for the degree of the accusations made, […]
I was dismayed to read the letter released by Bishop Patrick Zurek of Amarillo, Texas, advising his fellow bishops that he is suspending Fr. Frank Pavone, head of Priests for Life. I have known Fr. Frank personally since he was appointed by Cardinal John O’Connor as director of Priests for Life 20 years ago. I have frequently appeared with Fr. Frank at pro-life conferences and have participated in myriad projects with him. I can honestly say that I have never met a more dedicated, passionate and hard-working pro-lifer, priest or layman. I know for a fact that Fr. Pavone never […]
As the Co-Director of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, please know that our continuous prayers are with Fr. Pavone at this time. As you know, Fr. Frank was one of just a few people who were allowed to be with my sister, Terri during her final moments of life. Father has been a leading voice among the pro-life movement, fiercely advocating for all the most vulnerable members of our nation whose lives hang in a very delicate balance. Our family has come to know Fr. Pavone in both our public and private struggles. We recognize and share with […]
I am now in Amarillo – as obedience requires—for my temporary visit as matters with my bishop are worked out. The expression of support from pro-life leaders and activists has been constant and strong. They know that as large ministries in the Church grow, they inevitably have times of conflict with local Church authority. As long as the situation is handled with humility and obedience, combined with an unwavering commitment to the mission at hand, it works out in the right way. In this case, it will make Priests for Life and the whole pro-life movement much stronger, and will […]
I’ll be one of several pro-lifers speaking this Tuesday, September 20, at a rally at the Ohio State House Atrium in support of remarkable legislation known as the “Heartbeat Bill.” House Bill 125 states no abortion can be committed in the State of Ohio if a baby has a “detectable heartbeat,” except “to prevent the death of a pregnant woman or to prevent a serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman.” If the Heartbeat Bill is signed into law, almost every preborn baby in Ohio as young as 18 days […]
U.S. Appeals Court Rules FCC Ban on “Fleeting” Obscenity “Chills” Free Speech by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith NEW YORK, July 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A U.S. Appeals Court has reversed a policy by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that held broadcasters liable for failing to bleep out “fleeting expletives,” saying the ban was “unconstitutionally vague” and creates a “chilling effect” on free speech. A three judge panel for the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 in favor of broadcasters against the FCC, which had instated the policy in 2006 as part of a crackdown on obscenity on […]
Note: Read Bishop Zurek’s complete letter regarding his decision to suspend Fr. Pavone from active ministry here. For the past several years, my Ordinary, the Most Reverend Patrick Zurek, Bishop of Amarillo, has given me permission to do the full-time pro-life work that I have done since 1993. In 2005, I made a public promise in a Church ceremony in Amarillo, presided over by a Vatican Cardinal, that this full-time pro-life work would be a lifetime commitment. That’s a commitment I promise to fulfill without wavering. This past week, however, I received a letter from the Bishop insisting that I […]
The bishop has supported a homosexual organization that celebrates the gay lifestyle, and has served in a leadership capacity in two organizations that have advocated the legalization and government provision of abortion.
Despite the fact that post-secondary institutions are increasingly targeting homeschoolers because of their documented success, numerous jurisdictions in the U.S. and Europe have moved to curtail their freedoms.
Note: Go to 20:45 to see the name of the unborn child being read out. As the names of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks were being read out on Sunday at a memorial service in Shankesville, Pennsylvania, an unborn victim was included. “Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas…” the name was read, after which the bell that was struck after the name of each victim rang: “…and unborn child,” the reader of the names continued, after which the bell was struck again. A fitting reminder that, yes, the life of an unborn child was brought to an untimely end by the […]
"Did you know that Ontario taxpayers pay a minimum of $30 million annually to cover the cost of abortions in their province?" said CLC Youth Coordinator Alissa Golob, who is behind the organizing of the event.
Abortion/Pro-life China’s One-Child Policy Is Crippling Industry Planned Parenthood trying to pass off abortion clinic as “office” Free Speech Now Welcome at Cypress College—Settlement Reached in Two Pro-Life Cases Students for Life of America introduces its Pregnant on Campus Initiative Sexual Immorality After winning key right, gays press for more from military One Sperm Donor fathered 150 Sons and Daughters – New York Times Boy, 12, crowned Britain’s youngest drag queen California Gardasil bill an assault on parental rights, Catholic official says Opinion Philly Archbishop Chaput inauguration homily – “It’s crucial for those of us who are bishops not simply […]
Dr. James Dobson Explains McCain Endorsement: America Needs a “Pro-family, Pro-life President” by LifeSiteNews.com By Jonquil Frankham Wednesday, October 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) –”I am now supportive of Senator John McCain and his bid for the Presidency,” says Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, in a newly released letter. Dobson’s letter addresses the “stark differences between the two presidential candidates” and the “critical issues that are hanging in the balance.” Of primary importance, says Dr. Dobson, is the “need to elect a pro-family, pro-life President.” Dr. Dobson, while feeling that the Republican platform does not perfectly mirror traditional […]
Seeing the terrorist attacks with his own eyes, the Monsignor wanted nothing more than to go to Ground Zero to help and to pray, but he knew his duty was to be outside the abortion clinic - where abortions continued as usual.
For Anne Marie, taking a stand was not about politics, or religion, but about “addressing what is best for women”. “It really just comes down to doing what you know needs to be done,” she told LifeSiteNews.com.
“How many other patients have died or become non-heartbeating organ donors before given a similar chance?” wondered Nancy Valko, a Registered Nurse for 42 years who serves on medical and nursing ethics committees.
EL PASO, Texas, September 8, 2011 (LifeSitNews.com) – A priest’s exhortation to the faithful to reject homosexual activity and help homosexuals live chaste lives received no backing from the local diocese, which reportedly called the statements out of line with Church teaching. A report in the El Paso Times detailed the paid-advertisement columns authored by Fr. Michael Rodriguez of San Juan Bautista Catholic Church in the Diocese of El Paso. The essays begin by summarizing the teaching on homosexuality presented by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which calls homosexual acts a “grave depravity” and such an attraction “an objective […]
If you have an idea, a vision or dream, don’t be afraid to stand up and let your voice be heard. Don’t doubt what you can accomplish with Christ. Don’t think that because you are just one person you can’t make a difference.
Abortion Personhood Ohio Seeks to Stop All Abortions Statewide ACLU sues over N.C.‘s ‘Choose Life’ license plates Texas’ Ultrasound-Abortion Law to Get Appeals Court Battle China Must End One-Child Policy to Stop Sex-Selective Abortions Alabama abortion mill plays “cat and mouse” with pro-life street counselors The Case Against Pro-Life Physicians: Bias Begins at Med School Interview Abortion kills a potential saint, but it’s not a saintly deal killer Catholics tuning out bishops’ voting guidelines US Politics Giuliani admits he’d have ‘hard time’ winning GOP nod Pro-abortion Goodwin Liu was confirmed to California Supreme Court Controversial SF bill would require gentlemen […]
Pro-life activists in St. Lucie rallied under the name St. Lucie Taxpayers Against Planned Parenthood Funding this year, sponsoring protests and encouraging pro-lifers to attend the CSC’s monthly meetings.
Leave no outdoor public space untouched! It’s National Pro-Life Chalk Day, a creative way to get the pro-life message underneath your local foot traffic! Sponsored by Students for Life of America and Rock for Life, this event encourages participants to grab some sidewalk chalk and some friends to create big, bold pro-life slogans in well-traveled areas like college campuses, city sidewalks, and parks. Find slogan suggestions on National Pro-Life Chalk Day’s website, like: “Abortion Hurts Women” “Heartbeat at 21 Days” “Pro-Choice = No Choice” “Equal Rights for Preborn People,” and “Planned Parenthood Protects Rapists” [Photo via theteenagelifeclub.blogspot.com] Reprinted with permission […]
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Experts in Finland report that the risk of death from suicide within a year after an abortion is more than seven times higher than the risk of suicide within a year after childbirth. Sometimes the mother sees suicide as the only way of being reunited with her child, and escaping the daily pain that the abortion brings. I deprived my child of life, she thinks, and therefore I don’t deserve my own. But while abortion ends the life of a child, God’s powerful grace enables the life of that mother to go on. […]
There is no reconciling the Governor’s position on gay marriage with this teaching, and his continued Catholic profession, his frequent attendance at Mass, and, one must assume, his financial support of the Church’s institutions.
A confusing article – to say the least – has been published by Catholic News Service: a puff piece on Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. From an August 30 interview: The office of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis includes images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a glass crucifix and a sculpture of Mary and Jesus. Her Catholic faith, she said, “is a part of my life. My faith is what motivates me.” The lessons her faith teaches about hope, about helping others, about seeking higher things is something woven into the fabric of her daily life, she said. “I do […]
The rigid eradication of tradition, the gross materialism, the unbridled license, the embarrassing promiscuity -- all always accompanied by shrill distortion and denial -- have left our society disconnected, bloated, poorly educated, unable to trust, and simmering in resentment.
“It is the intention of this proclamation to promote respect and protection to all human life, especially the infirm, the aged, the handicapped and the unborn,” the Protect Human Life Week proclamation states.
Pro-life activists have long pointed out that in order to end the great human rights tragedy of abortion, it isn’t enough simply to fight abortion in the courts or the legislatures: it’s necessary to build a “culture of life” where abortion is unthinkable, and where the social structures actively encourage protecting life. In many respects the central fight in this battle is the fight over the family and marriage. Studies have consistently shown that stable families built upon life-long, committed marriages between a man and a woman are by far the best for protecting life – and it isn’t hard […]
The practice of fraternal correction, encouraging and admonishing those around us when they fall into sin, is a harrowing experience. This Christian duty has often been neglected and even disparaged in our individualist culture where we risk being told to ‘mind our own business’. But Christians have always recognized that our brother’s sin is our business because sin is an offense not only against God, but also the Church. We are affected by the sins of those around us and cannot turn a blind eye when they put their soul in jeopardy. Pope Benedict XVI emphasized the need for fraternal […]
"In Australia, the number of children who do no reach the age of 15 in an intact family with both of their biological parents has almost doubled within a generation," the author of the report points out.
Too many people, young and old alike, have lost sight of the Lord of life and see no alternative but to embrace this culture of death. That’s why abortion, euthanasia, and even suicide are not only glorified in the media, but commercially profitable.
Inexpensive Private Schools Better than Public Schools: The Fraser Institute by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, ON, June 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A survey focused on low income families with children attending inexpensive private schools found that parents say their children do better academically and experience fewer social problems than children at public schools, according to the results of new research published by The Fraser Institute, an independent research organization. “The parents surveyed reported lower incidences of bullying, fighting, drug use, and racism in inexpensive private schools compared to public schools. They also found their children did better academically […]
Euthanasia supporter and researcher, Margaret Battin, wrote an article that was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics in 2007 that suggested that there was no evidence that vulnerable groups were negatively affected by the legalization of euthanasia and/or assisted suicide. The article also suggested that there was no proof that a slippery slope exists. The Battin article is important because the suicide lobby claims that this article definitively proves that we have nothing to fear by the legalization of euthanasia or assisted suicide. Battin examines the data from the Dutch (5 year) euthanasia reports and the annual assisted suicide […]
Every year, Students for Life of America selects a handful of prominent pro-life leaders to take part in our nine week, cyclical internship in and around the Washington, D.C. area. Our Missionaries for Life take turns working in our Arlington, Virginia-based headquarters, in the office of another prominent, national pro-life organization, and then on Capitol Hill. This year, we were ecstatic to work with our 2011 Missionaries who brought enormous tenacity and passion to our team, and we’re even more impressed with how they’ve continued to spread the culture of life since returning to their campuses. Take for instance Julia […]
NOTE: Ramona Trevino’s speech starts at 8:30 in the video above. Yesterday LifeSiteNews.com published an exclusive interview with Ramona Trevino, the former Planned Parenthood manager in Sherman Texas who has since quit her position and converted to pro-life. Last night David Bereit of 40 Days for Life e-mailed us to let us know that they have now uploaded a video of Ramona’s speech at a 40 Days for Life event earlier this month, celebrating the closing of the very Planned Parenthood clinic where Ramona worked until May of this year. You can view the video here, or above. Check it […]
On May 6, 2011, Ramona Trevino, the manager of a Texas Planned Parenthood clinic, abruptly resigned her position with the abortion giant. In this interview Ramona speaks about her conversion to the pro-life cause.