Last week ended with a ruling from a federal appeals court that should be a wake-up call to how far we are falling in our nation. If you recall, we’ve written much in this blog about the tug-of-war between the government and scientists competing for government grants to do ethical stem cell research versus research that destroys human embryos, therefore potentially taking a life. On Friday, a court ruled in Sherley v. Sebelius, saying the funding of human embryonic stem cell research can continue at the government level — just as long as the embryos are killed with private funds […]
As opposition to pro-life legislation in North America becomes less and less coherent and increasingly shrill and desperate (the scientific inquiry Motion 312 in Canada, the entirely fictitious Republican “War on Women” in the US), the abortion crowd is falling back on a tried and true strategy: Trot out the celebrity. I don’t pay much attention to the celebrity culture in general unless one of them decides to say something asinine about politics (which, come to think of it, is pretty regularly), but when the pro-“choice” trolls on our Facebook page posted the exact same YouTube clip to our wall […]
Netherlands Recognises Polygamous Marriages of Muslims reports Dutch Newspaper by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski ROTTERDAM, August 14, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two Dutch cities have instructed their marriage registrars to recognize polygamous marriages of immigrants that have taken place in countries where having more than one wife is permitted, such as Morocco. Although polygamy is technically banned in the Netherlands, the marriages of Muslims who have several wives are now recognized by Dutch authorities in the cities of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, reports the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. Until now, registrars in the major cities had been recording the irregular marriages […]
Thank God, literally, for Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum’s speeches at the Republican convention. They understand that life, family and the culture are indeed REAL election issues that will determine whether a free, prosperous America will survive. Peter Baklinski’s analysis of the ludicrous, always growing list of supposed sexual orientations is an instructive must read. It’s about time someone put all this together. Plain common sense has been rejected by gullible, weak people who keep giving this stuff credibility. Peter explains what’s behind the bizarre phenomenon. Matthew Hoffman has crafted an excellent report on the violent, new anti-Christian movement in […]
If Todd Akin pulls this off, it will be more than he who is vindicated. It was also be the pro-life community. After supposedly suffering a nine point drop following his infamous rape remark, to fall behind Claire McKaskill 49-44%, could it be Akin has already recovered? Yes, according to a new poll commissioned by Family Research Council. If Akin regains his foothold, it will put knee-jerk Republicans in a deservedly tough spot. Two days ago RNC Chairman Reince Priebus insanely declared, “He can be tied, we’re not gonna send him a penny.” Priebus, pictured right, has said he believes […]
14 Bishops and Counting Correct Senator Biden by LifeSiteNews.com By Tim Waggoner WASHINGTON, September 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic bishops across the nation have rebuked Senator Joe Biden for claiming, during a September 7 appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, that his support for abortion is in keeping with his Catholic faith. To date at least 14 bishops have responded to Biden’s erroneous statement about Catholic teaching and abortion. Responding to a question from Meet the Press Moderator Tom Brokaw, Biden stated that he agreed with the Catholic Church that life begins at conception. He then continued, “I’m prepared as […]
Pelosi, and Now Biden: VP-Nominee says Life Begins at Conception, but Won’t “Impose” his Faith on Ot by LifeSiteNews.com By Thaddeus M. Baklinski September 8, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senator Joseph Biden, the Democratic nominee for vice president, strayed from party ideology on abortion rights yesterday, declaring that as a Catholic, he believes life begins at conception, but then went on to say he would not “impose” his personal views on others. Later in the interview he also seemed to suggest that life may not begin at conception after all. Tom Brokaw of NBC’s Meet The Press asked, “As a Roman […]
Bishop of Diocese Where Biden Received Communion Calls Him to Account over Abortion by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert TALLAHASSEE, Florida, November 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a rare show of episcopal mettle, the bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee swiftly sent VP-elect Joseph Biden a letter after he received communion on Sunday in the diocese, chastising him with “urgency” to examine his conscience carefully before receiving communion again. Biden, who calls himself a devout Catholic, is an outspoken abortion proponent and as such has incurred automatic excommunication from the Church according to Canon Law. The bishop witnessed to the Church’s teaching that “human […]
Biden’s Bishop Will not Permit Him, Even if Elected VP, to Speak at Catholic Schools by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen DELEWARE, August 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview with Bob Krebs, the Communications Director for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, to which Senator Joseph Biden belongs, Krebs confirmed that Biden’s Bishop will not permit the Senator even if elected Vice President of the United States of America to speak at Catholic schools. When asked for the Bishop’s take on Senator Biden and his stand in favor of abortion, Krebs directed LifeSiteNews.com to Bishop Michael Saltarelli’s 2004 statement on ‘Catholics […]
Biden’s Bishop Chastizes VP Candidate for Misrepresenting Church Teaching on Abortion by LifeSiteNews.com By Jonquil Frankham WILMINGTON, October 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senator Joseph Biden’s bishop, Bishop W. Francis Malooley of Wilmington, Delaware, has publicly corrected the Democratic VP candidate on the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion in a letter published in The News Journal. In Biden’s interview with The News Journal published October 19, the Catholic politician referred to what he claimed was the Catholic Church’s long-standing internal “debate” over the morality of abortion. “[T]hroughout the church’s history, we’ve argued between whether or not it is wrong in every […]
From 2003-2006 Bush Administration – $122 Million to Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, February 7, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Newly released figures from the February 5 budget indicate that from 2003 to 2006, the Bush administration spent $122 million on human embryonic stem cell research. Estimates in spending for 2007 and 2008 are $37 million per year. The $122 million were spent specifically on research with stem cell lines derived from experimentation with live human embryos which resulted in their deaths. Through the National Institutes of Health, the Bush administration also funded human non-embryonic (adult) […]
Author’s note: The following blog post is written for Canadians in my capacity as president of Campaign Life Coalition, Nova Scotia. The date is set: On Sept. 26th Woodworth’s motion to reconsider the humanity of the unborn child faces a decisive vote. If it gets 50% of MPs behind it, then it moves to committee. If not then it dies. So now’s the time for a final push to lobby our MPs, and get friends and family to do the same. Write your MPs, the Prime Minister, and Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, preferably by mail but e-mail if necessary. See […]
Yesterday’s story, Barkin mad: Actress hopes hurricane kills ‘every pro-life’ SOB; Cher hopes Akin gets raped generated a flood of responses in the comments section under the story. While it is true that the reported statements by Ellen Barkin and Cher were pure hate speech and they should be held to public account for them, it has been distressing to see the many incredibly vicious, hateful and often vulgar comments in return from readers. We have never seen so many grossly insulting and violent reactions to any past story on LifeSiteNews. Most, if not all of those undoubtedly came from […]
The World’s “Most Dangerous” Spiritual Guru: Oprah Begins 10-Week Online New Age Class by LifeSiteNews.com By John Jalsevac March 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This past Monday Oprah Winfrey, considered by many to be the world’s most influential woman, began a ten-week long online course on the best-selling book, “A New Earth,” by New Age guru, Eckhart Tolle. “A New Earth” has already sold some 3.5 million copies worldwide, thanks largely to the publicity given to it by Oprah. According to Oprah, 500,000 people from across the world signed on to the first segment of the online course, to spend an […]
The following story was printed last week in the National Post: Miriam Rosenthal was four-months pregnant, starving, bone-tired, cold, filthy and afraid when an SS officer in big black boots and a crisp uniform appeared before the barracks in Auschwitz with a loudspeaker in hand. All pregnant women line up, he barked. Line up, line up — your food portions are being doubled. “Can you imagine?” Miriam asks. “Even women who were not pregnant stepped forward. I was standing with my younger cousin, but I wouldn’t go. She says, ‘Miriam, what are you doing?’ ” “Something was holding me back. […]
FLASHBACK: Romney Does Flip-Flop and Forces Catholic Hospitals to Distribute Morning-After-Pill by LifeSiteNews.com This article was quoted at length today by Rush Limbaugh with the result that listeners have been coming to LifeSiteNews looking for the article. By Gudrun Schultz BOSTON, December 9, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a shocking turn-around, Massachusetts’s governor Mitt Romney announced yesterday that Roman Catholic and other private hospitals in the state will be forced to offer emergency contraception to sexual assault victims under new state legislation, regardless of the hospitals’ moral position on the issue. The Republican governor had earlier defended the right of hospitals […]
Canadian Medical Association Lashes out at Unborn Victims of Crime Bill by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White OTTAWA, August 21, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Medical Association has lashed out at the proposed Unborn Victims of Crime act that they claim will limit women’s “access to abortion”, voting by a wide margin yesterday to oppose Bill C-484. Ken Epp, MP for Edmonton-Sherwood Park who introduced the bill, responded to opponents saying that the misrepresentation of his proposed law as a back-door route to criminalizing abortion is “deeply worrying”. Dr. Robert Ouellet, the new president of the CMA told the Toronto Star, […]
Pope Benedict Spoke to Obama on Right to Life, Freedom of Conscience by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, July 10, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict gave US President Barack Obama a surprise gift of the Vatican bioethics document “Dignitatis Personae,” and discussed the ethics of abortion and embryo research in their first meeting in Rome this afternoon. A Vatican statement has said that in their private discussion, the pope addressed issues of “the defense and promotion of life and the right to abide by one’s conscience.” At the customary exchange of gifts, Obama presented Pope Benedict with a […]
"We've got two men who - and you can disagree with one of them or both of them - say they take their faith seriously, who don't try to hide it, and who say, 'Hey, my Catholic upbringing and my Catholic formation influences the way I think.' Not bad. Not bad."
As Obama’s campaign seizes on Rep. Todd Akin’s clumsy comments to paint the Republicans as extremists, pro-lifers are rightfully pointing out that Obama doesn’t have a leg stand on when it comes to abortion extremism. Despite Akin’s misuse of words, millions of Americans agree with him in opposing abortion in cases of rape. But how many would agree with Obama’s votes for the right to kill a child who’s been born alive during abortion? While Obama has contested the charge by pro-lifers that these votes were pro-infanticide, he is on the record supporting something the vast majority of Americans also […]
The lawsuit is the latest to challenge the administration’s unconstitutional mandate that faith-based employers provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs at no cost to employees regardless of religious or moral objections.
Ryan acknowledged that he had at first urged Akin to give up the race, but on his campaign plane Wednesday he told reporters that he wouldn't pursue the question, and that he had no regrets co-sponsoring pro-life legislation with Akin
Warawa believes that the time has come for Canadians to "take a new fresh look" at the unborn child inside a mother's womb, but also affirmed his support for Prime Minister Harper's position of avoiding the "issue of abortion".
I’ll never forget her painful story: She was at a party, started to feel sick, fell asleep on a couch, and sometime later woke up to being raped. Tragically this story told to me through tears by a college student is not isolated. I routinely meet women who have been victimized in such a brutal and indescribable way, whether in university, or years prior as young children molested, and I have come to realize that sexual abuse is far more prevalent than I thought. And so, I was outraged to learn that the victimized women I meet, if they were […]
Pro-Life Groups Praise ‘Real Reform’ at Chicago CCHD by LifeSiteNews.com By Patrick B. Craine CHICAGO, Illinois, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life groups are rallying behind the Chicago branch of the Catholic Campaign Human Development (CCHD), praising the organization for instituting real reform that they say should be taken as an example by CCHD nationwide. CCHD, the U.S. bishops’ domestic anti-poverty program, has come under intense fire in the last year after reports that they have been funding numerous groups that promote abortion, contraception, same-sex “marriage” or other activities at odds with Catholic teaching. But the Chicago diocesan office “went […]
Which is worse, slavery or rape? Answer: Neither. They’re equally despicable atrocities committed by humans against fellow humans. Last week Joe Biden violated a sacred pain of black Americans by recklessly comparing Republican control of the presidency to a return to slavery. Worse, he attempted black dialect, y’all, to do so. Biden took some heat for his insensitive remark, but President Obama and Democrats stood by him. Four days ago Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin made a problematic remark about rape victims, and Republicans promptly threw him under the bus. Republicans are famous for doing this, but one difference […]
Anal Sex Largest Cause of HIV in Africa by LifeSiteNews.com TUEBINGEN, June 16, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study by researchers at the University of Tuebingen in Germany has found that anal sex, both homosexual and heterosexual, is the second largest cause of HIV transmission in Africa. Transmission in medical settings, such as through dirty needles, is listed as the primary cause, says the study published in the current edition of The Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Aids. In a finding which has HIV/AIDS activists on edge, the researchers, say vaginal transmission of HIV is a very distant third compared […]
Later in the same interview, Fox News anchorwoman Martha MacCallum repeated the claim that Planned Parenthood does not provide abortions, as well as the organization's insistence that most of what it does is unrelated to abortion
Over the last two days I had the privilege of working once again on the pro-life provisions of the Republican Party Platform in the meeting they hold once every four years. And once again the Committee approved a new party platform that strongly defends the sanctity of human life. A key provision in the document is a call for a Human Life Amendment to the US Constitution, a provision that has been in place since 1976, just three years after Roe v. Wade. And, in an historic first pioneered by myself and Kellie Fiedorek of AUL Action, the document now […]
Before Dalton McGuinty passed his gay clubs bill – euphemistically named the Accepting Schools Act – some Catholics who supported the bill for its “anti-bullying” focus questioned how many GSAs would actually get off the ground in the Catholic schools. Their argument is consequentialist, of course. If we admit the clubs are wrong – which indeed they are, as Ontario’s bishops and other traditional Christian leaders have affirmed – then allowing even one is a compromise with evil. For those of us who have been watching this issue the whole way, though, it was clear that these activist groups would […]
Updated from a commentary I wrote in 2006. In most liberal countries capital punishment is outlawed and usually opposed by a healthy majority of the population. That is all well and good. I too oppose capital punishment in those nations where the penal system is sufficient to keep dangerous criminals from harming others. However, many of these so-called liberal countries, accept abortion, and most began their acceptance of abortion with accepting abortion in the hard cases of rape and incest. However, in a civilized country we punish the guilty and not the innocent. So why are we suggesting capital punishment […]
Unless we relish the prospect of going the way of Greece and other EU nations reaping contraception’s demographic desserts, we must recognize children as the most precious good of the family and greatest treasure of a healthy economy.
One CRS employee interned at Pro-Choice Resources, another for the pro-abortion Population Services International, and another was convicted of assault for driving into a crowd of March for Life participants.
"It's difficult to continue a dialogue with someone when they consistently ignore all the points you make. That's definitely put a strain on the relationship," Edinburgh archdiocesan spokesman Peter Kearney said.
In 1994, the Georgia State Planning Agency notified the architect designing Atlanta Women’s Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, that plans for its two-story late-term abortion clinic needed to include an elevator. The clinic’s owner, HUMEDCO Corporation, which runs a chain of three abortion clinics, claimed it would be too expensive to add an elevator and requested a waiver. The Georgia Department of Human Services granted the waiver, through August 31, 2005. It went on to grant another waiver, through August 31, 2012. The terms in both cases were that AWMC had to notify prospective patients of the stairs, escort recovering […]
Planned Parenthood Says Graphic Sex Guide for Youth is a Best Seller by LifeSiteNews.com By Seana Cranston, J.D. NEW YORK, November 11 (C-FAM) – The world’s leading abortion provider is continuing to promote a graphic brochure advocating casual sex among youth. According to International Planned Parenthood Federation, the brochure called “Healthy, Happy and Hot” has become their most popular publication. Aimed at young people with HIV, the brochure contains sexually explicit language and promotes casual sex with multiple partners, as well as oral, anal, and homosexual sex. “Some people like to have aggressive sex,” says the brochure. “There is no […]
USCCB Changes Rating on Brokeback Mountain to Morally Offensive by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United States Conference of Bishops Office for Film and Broadcasting has altered their rating for the homosexual propaganda film Brokeback Mountain after a story by LifeSiteNews.com pointed out that the office’s praise for the filmÃwas completely inappropriate. (see the LifeSiteNews.com story: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/dec/05121503.html ) While the glowing review remains, the USCCB office’s rating for the film has been altered to the most severe rating – “O” for morally offensive from “L” which denotes that it is appropriate for a […]
FORMER TORY MP SUPPORTS STOCKWELL DAY by LifeSiteNews.com OTTAWA, May 4 (LSN.ca) – Former Tory Kitchener Member of Parliament John Reimer has endorsed Canadian Alliance Leadership Candidate Stockwell Day. “I see Stockwell Day standing for the same conservative principles that I stand for,” Mr. Reimer said in an interview reported in Thursday’s National Post. The Post reports that, while Tom Long “has strong support from provincial Tories, Mr. Day appears to be picking up Tories who identify with his social conservative values.” The Post also reports that Mr. Reimer “wants a law to ban abortions in Canada. He said he […]
Costa Rican President Abel Pacheco Receives Peace Prize for Fight Against Human Cloning by LifeSiteNews.com NEW YORK, February 26, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Abel Pacheco, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, will receive the Kolbe Prize for Peace in recognition of his leadership at the United Nations in the ongoing debate over human cloning. The prize will be awarded this evening at a black-tie dinner held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The evening begins at 8:00 p.m. and will include the reading of a letter from President George W. Bush congratulating President Pacheco for his work […]
Parents Sue After 14-Year-Old Daughter Died with Birth Control Patch by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White LA CROSSE, November 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When the parents of 14 year-old Alycia Brown of La Crosse Wisconsin found out their daughter was sexually active, they did what the modern culture told them was the right thing to do; they put her on birth control, choosing the popular hormonal patch instead of the Pill. When on May 7, 2004, Alycia died suddenly of blood clots in her lower pelvis Michael and Lorie Brown decided to sue the deadly drug’s manufacturer in the hopes of […]
Anti-Catholic Ted Turner Who Mocked Pope JPII Given UN Peace Award by LifeSiteNews.com NEW YORK, April 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ted Turner, one of the world’s richest men and most overtly anti-Catholic promoters of eugenic population control, has been honored with a prestigious award by the United Nations on the day following the papal election. The 2005 Alan Cranston Peace Award was presented on behalf of the Global Security Institute (GSI) by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Turner has a long history of making anti-Catholic and anti-papal insults. On February 16, 1999 Ted Turner made anti-Catholic and anti-Polish remarks before […]
Arlen Specter ‘Borked’ Himself from Senate Judiciary Committee by LifeSiteNews.com WASHINGTON, November 5, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Republican pro-abortion Senator Arlen Specter, who won his fifth consecutive seat in the Senate for Pennsylvania in Tuesday’s US presidential election, warned US President George W. Bush Wednesday that Bush’s so-called narrow win was in no way an unambiguous mandate from the American people. Sen. Specter, who clearly considers his appointment to replace Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee a sure thing, said he would oppose any of President Bush’s appointments of pro-life judges to the Supreme Court. As Chairman, […]
PRO-HOMOSEXUAL LEGISLATION IN US, UK, AND CANADA by LifeSiteNews.com STOWE, Vermont, Feb 10 (LifeSiteNews) – The Canadian government’s plans to introduce sweeping pro- homosexual legislation today or tomorrow comes at the same time similar initiatives are being pushed in Britain and the American state of Vermont. The Telegraph reports that the UK government’s Department for Education has asked the Equal Opportunities Commission to draw up a code of practice for companies on how to treat practicing homosexual employees. The code will demand equal benefits for homosexual couples as compared to married couples and will forbid consideration of sexual orientation in […]
Pro-Life Speaker Holds Her Own Against Pro-Abortion Crowd at University of Western Ontario by LifeSiteNews.com LifeSiteNews Staff LONDON, March 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One year after the University of Western Ontario (UWO) awarded infamous abortionist Henry Morgentaler an honorary degree, the abortion debate has re-ignited.Ã On March 21, Stephanie Gray, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, spoke against abortion at King’s College at UWO.Ã Police and security were brought to the scene to handleÃexpected disruption from abortion advocates.Ã 130 people attended the talk, about half were vehemently against Gray.Ã Several spoke out of turn throughout the presentation.Ã […]
“Manhattan Declaration” Embodies U.S. Christian Pushback against Abortion, Same-Sex “Marriage” by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., November 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of prominent Christian leaders and scholars unveiled a manifesto Friday declaring firm opposition to current and future laws infringing upon the sanctity of life, marriage, faith, and liberty. The 4,700-word “Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience” was drafted by Dr. Robert George, Dr. Timothy George and Chuck Colson and signed by more than 125 Orthodox, Catholic and evangelical Christian leaders, including Focus on the Family Dr. James Dobson and National Association of Evangelicals president Leith […]
Remove Crucifixes and Ban Public Prayer to Solve Immigrant Tensions – Quebec Report by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White MONTREAL, May 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Every religion but Christianity should be welcome in public life in Quebec, according to a government report. Crucifixes must be removed from the National Assembly and classrooms and Christian prayers banned from city council meetings but students should be allowed to wear their Islamic hijabs, Jewish kippas, Sikh turbans and even the ceremonial dagger called a kirpan. The report says, “Under the principle of the neutrality of the State, religious displays linked to the functioning of […]
Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ a Health Risk Doctors Warn Parliamentarians by LifeSiteNews.com OTTAWA, February 17, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of physicians has presented to Canadian Parliamentarians scientific evidence that homosexual marriage is a health risk to Canadians. The heavily referenced brief titled “Gay Marriage and Homosexuality, Some Medical Comments” warns that the new law will result in the further normalization of homosexual sex which has already resulted in severe health risks and related costs to care for and treat persons affected by risky sexual behaviour. The document, signed by doctors in different disciplines from family medicine, dermatology and neurology, warns that […]
The Saga Continues as New Miss California Says No to Same-sex “Marriage” by LifeSiteNews.com By Peter J. Smith LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The newly appointed Miss California has revealed that she believes, along with her recently deposed predecessor, Carrie Prejean, that marriage is an institution between a man and a woman. However the new Miss California has also stated she has no wish to become the center of controversy and opprobrium that has been heaped on Prejean for her position on same-sex “marriage.” Tami Farrell, who now wears the tiara formerly held by Prejean, told FOX News’s […]
Vatican, “Conservative” Catholics Undermining Vatican II: Gregory Baum at Ottawa’s Saint Paul Univer by LifeSiteNews.com By Patrick B. Craine and Steve Jalsevac OTTAWA, Ontario, October 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite efforts by the Vatican to bring back out-dated Catholicism, the Second Vatican Council was a “paradigm shift” in the Church that “cannot be invalidated,” said controversial theologian Gregory Baum, in an October 15th keynote address at Saint Paul’s University, reports the Catholic Register. He delivered his address at a conference on ‘Vatican II in Canada’, hosted by the faculty of theology at the Ottawa Catholic university from October 15-16. A […]
Ever Wonder Who Took Those Aborted Baby Pictures? by LifeSiteNews.com By James Tillman and John Jalsevac Washington, DC, October 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Maybe 50 percent of the graphic images of abortion victims that you’ll find online are probably my photography.” So says Monica Migliorino Miller, associate professor of theology at Madonna University in Orchard Lake, Mich., in a recent front-page interview with The New York Times. The interview has made waves in the pro-life world, due in large part to the fact that, along with the interview, the Times ran a selection of Miller’s graphic abortion photos in the […]
No Way to Tell if Plastinated Bodies Come from Executed Prisoners – Company Admits by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White NEW YORK, May 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New York State Attorney General’s office has ordered the owners of a “plastinated” body display in New York to post signs at the entrance of the exhibit telling visitors that it is not possible to confirm whether the bodies displayed were those of executed Chinese prisoners who may have been victims of torture. The order came last Thursday after the company, Premier Exhibitions, admitted it had no way of knowing the exact origin […]
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Last year the Russian government initiated a process at the Human Rights Council in Geneva that was supposed to lead to a resolution touting traditional values, but found forces at UN hostile to traditional values is large and aggressive.
When the Labour government included "sexual orientation regulations" in the Equality Act, they were warned by experts that it would backlash on certain groups, including, specifically, Christian bed and breakfast owners.
With millions upon millions of babies whose lives have ended through legalized abortion, there are millions upon millions of post abortive women who are suffering and in anguish because of a ‘choice’ they were told they would never regret. These women are hurting not only for the loss of their motherhood, but even more, for the irreplaceable loss of their son or daughter. A Love Note from your Aborted Baby, my newly-released 5 minute film, seeks to awaken post abortive women to the reality that their baby has not been lost forever, but that each child has an existence in […]
For every person who truly believes that North America’s status quo of abortion on demand is the systematic decapitating, dismembering, and disembowelling of thousands of pre-born children every single day, I challenge you to ask yourself two questions that should change your life. First: What am I doing to fight this injustice? And second: What response does this injustice demand of me? I ask these questions for a very simple reason: Abortion is happening with the widespread permission of Christian churches and all those who take upon themselves the moniker “pro-life.” A recent challenge by pro-life activist Rolley Haggard to […]
Brad Mattes, Executive Director and cofounder of Life Issues Institute, a two-time Regional Emmy Award winner and a board member of LifeSiteNews has been selected to take over as President of the International Right to Life Federation
Following the verdict, lesbian Janet Jenkins filed a civil suit against Miller for his role in the escape, which Miller says includes charges of racketeering and includes "ten other people and organizations."
The strongly pro-life Archbishop and head of the USCCB says he takes seriously the charge of scandal, and apologizes "if I have given such scandal." LifeSiteNews suggests respectful, even emphatic dialogue on the Al Smith dinner invitation to President Obama is appropriate.
"This document provides a compilation of data from recognized polling and survey companies on the topic of abortion for the period of 2007-2012," wrote the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), the organization that compiled the data.
Traffic spike from especially one story is causing painfully slow page load times. Not having Nellie Gray at future Marches for Life in Washington will be a strange experience. In many ways she WAS the March for Life.
On Monday evening, many pro-lifers were saddened to hear of the passing of pro-life leader Nellie Gray. Nellie Gray is best known for founding the March for Life and serving as the March’s emcee every year. Mny do not realize is that Gray’s involvement in pro-life activities also extended beyond the annual March for Life: She had a law degree from Georgetown University, and her ideas about how to design a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution had considerable influence in pro-life circles during the 1970s and 1980s. Of course, the March for Life is Nellie Gray’s main legacy. […]
Nun Group Under Investigation by Vatican Praised by U.S. Cardinal by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Cardinal archbishop of Boston, Sean O’Malley has praised a group of dissident nuns who are under doctrinal investigation by the Vatican. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has launched an historical exhibit on the contributions of Catholic sisters to US history that was praised by O’Malley, who is head of the USCCB’s Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. In letter to LCWR, O’Malley said, “The Church is grateful for all that your communities have done and continue […]
All Major U.S. Media Lean Left Except Fox News and Washington Times, UCLA Study Finds by LifeSiteNews.com WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper’s news pages are liberal, even more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all major media outlets tilt to the left. These are just a few of the findings from a UCLA-led study, which […]
Bishop Nickless: “No Health Care Reform is Better than the Wrong Health Care Reform” by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert SIOUX CITY, Iowa, August 18, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his latest column, Bishop R. Walter Nickless of the Diocese of Sioux City joined a growing number of Catholic leaders in stated opposition to the Obama health care legislation, which is poised to expand abortion by mandating abortion coverage and providing taxpayer subsidies to abortion providers. Niclkess also noted that the Catholic Church has no position for or against any kind of health care distribution, and argued that the structure proposed by […]
Georgetown Law School to Honor Pro-Abortion Catholic Biden Wednesday by LifeSiteNews.com April 21, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday, April 22, Georgetown University Law Center will host an event honoring Vice President Joseph Biden with the “Legal Momentum Hero Award,” in a move that Catholic commentators say is in direct violation of the U.S. bishops’ 2004 policy against Catholic institutions giving honors to pro-abortion politicians. Georgetown University Law Center is affiliated with Georgetown University, a Catholic and Jesuit institution. Vice President Biden is infamous for his strong support for abortion, despite his claims of being a faithful Catholic. During last year’s […]
Belmont Abbey Head: Washington Instructed Officials to Pursue Discrimination Charges by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert BELMONT, North Carolina, August 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) today, Belmont Abbey College president Dr. William Thierfelder said officials at the Charlotte division of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) told him that a decision to close a discrimination complaint against the school for failing to offer contraception coverage was reversed after the matter went to the nation’s capital. Eight BAC faculty members filed a complaint against the college for removing coverage for abortion, sterilization, and contraception from their […]
Famed Italian Catholic Politician Clarifies: Legal Protection of Unborn is “of course” Needed by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen ROME, July 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview last week, Rocco Butiglione, one of Italy’s best-known Christian Democrat politicians, made remarks which sparked concerns from pro-life activists, as he seemed to suggest that promoting laws against abortion is a mistake. Butiglione had said that he had come to believe that pursuing a “common ground,” abortion reduction approach is the best way to combat abortion. He also spoke of a new network of pro-life parliamentarians who are not against Law 194, which […]
Canada an “International Embarrassment” on Sex Trafficking by LifeSiteNews.com By Terry Vanderheyden MONTREAL, March 2, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada and the United Kingdom have been singled out in an international study for failing to meet their obligations for the protection of victims of human trafficking, while other developed countries received praise for their efforts.Ã The study comes at a time when the UK government is considering an overhaul of its policy in this area, and a new Conservative Government has taken power in Canada. The 40-page study, titled “Falling Short of the Mark: An International Study on the Treatment of […]
Vatican Paper Heaps Praise on Harry Potter Film by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White ROME, July 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s quasi-official newspaper, has heaped praise on the latest film adaptation of the Harry Potter series of children’s books, criticised previously as spiritually dangerous by Pope Benedict XVI prior to his elevation to the pontificate. The review called the film, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the “most successful of the series” thus far. In his review in yesterday’s Italian edition of the paper, Gaetano Vallini praised the film for promoting “friendship, altruism, loyalty and self-giving” and said […]
Bishops of Knoxville and Palm Beach Continue String of ND Scandal Condemnations by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert April 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville, Ten. and Bishop Gerald Barbarito of Palm Beach, Fl. have joined the ranks of U.S. bishops publicly opposing the University of Notre Dame’s invitation to President Obama to speak and receive an honorary law degree at its May 17 commencement. In his column in last week’s East Tennessee Catholic, Bishop Stika said, “As a Catholic, I am embarrassed by this gesture of the University of Notre Dame. “It is fine to honor an […]
Christian Groups Protest Wal-Mart Support for Homosexuality, Abortifacient Birth Control by LifeSiteNews.com By Gudrun Schultz BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, December 18, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Christian organizations have continued to challenge Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on the organization’s affiliation with homosexual groups, the Morning News reported Saturday, as demonstrators protested the retailer’s partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Friday. Led by pastor Flip Benham, founder of Operation Save America (OSA), around 35 protestors demonstrated in front of the corporation’s head office and Supercenter in Bentonville. In a news release last week, the OSA said it was opposed to Wal-Mart’s […]
Paul Stephen Bricker (27) pled guilty to a charge of manslaughter in the “suicide” death of Gerard Curran (45), a navy chief, and a superior of Bricker. Bricker did not exercise personal gain, or consider Curran’s life as being “not worth living” but he did intentionally assist in the suicide of Curran and he may have caused Curran’s death. Bricker knowingly stabbed Curran to cover up the suicide death but he also enabled Curran to carry-out his suicide by not reporting his suicidal thoughts and by engaging in his suicide plan. An article written by Kathy Adams and published in […]
State that "at the directive of the president of the United States, Washington is aggressively promoting the 'gay'' agenda internationally, including same-sex 'marriage' and the stigmatization and marginalization of any who object to the same."
"If they're not death squads, I don't know what is. How many abortions every year, 1.73 million or something?" Limbaugh asked.
State Representative Larry Pittman said Planned Parenthood is getting wealthy on "murder for hire."
Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s founder and CEO is stepping down. Nancy Brinker is joined on her fall on the sword by her president and two board members, all denying the Planned Parenthood debacle had anything to do with it. It didn’t have to be this way. They could have stood strong in their decision to defund the United States’ largest abortion provider, but they couldn’t handle the heat. Since then no one has been happy. While MSM consistently portrays Komen’s loss of revenue as a show of displeasure by abortion proponents, it is just as likely disappointed and […]
It certainly has been a brutally hot and dry summer for many (not all) parts of the United States and Canada. Are the global warming alarmists finally being proven right? I don’t think so and an article in PJ Media, Climate Catastrophe or Media Hype?, seems to back up my hunches on that. At LifeSiteNews we have been very skeptical about the hysteria about man-made “global warming” which is changed to “climate change” in the winter. The reason for the skepticism has been our observation very early on that the individuals and organizations most prominent in fanning the climate fears […]
In a development sure to provide a headache for Democrat leaders, it has been revealed that the North Carolina abortionist caught on video explaining how his practice aborting “ugly black babies” is a boon to taxpayers is a regular blue donor. “I don’t wish to pay for the baby with my money,” Ashutosh Ron Virmani told pro-life activists with Operation Save America in remarks caught on video and published July 30. “Go ahead and pay for them. Let me see you go ahead and adopt one of those ugly black babies.” The Washington Examiner’s Timothy Carney on Tuesday noted Virmani’s […]
Last week, a majority of House members voted in favor of the D.C. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which would have effectively banned abortions after 20 weeks of gestation in the nation’s capital. In response, the Washington Post ran an op-ed last Thursday by Harvard Law Professor I. Glenn Cohen entitled “The Flawed Basis Behind Fetal-Pain Abortion Laws.” Cohen attempts to make the case that these laws — which have been enacted in approximately nine states — are based on dubious science. Unfortunately, Cohen’s analysis is flawed. Cohen, like many in the mainstream media, claims science does not support the […]
…Given the severe environmental effects of hormones from the pill ending up in our water supply, one Forbes writer thinks so, based on the costs of upgrading and operating sewage treatment facilities to remove the hormones: [T]he proposal is that sewage treatment systems should be upgraded to deal with this. … Look purely at the running costs of such a system, some 10% of the capital cost. That’s £3 billion a year for England and Wales, and in that country there are some 2.5 million women using the pill. That looks a little low to me so just to make […]
In the June 2012 edition of the Dying with Dignity newsletter (p.10), Wanda Morris, the executive director of Dying with Dignity states that EPC bases its arguments on Lies, Damn Lies and fear mongering. Morris ought to look in the mirror when she accuses EPC of lying or fear mongering. When I debated Morris in Saskatoon, she gave a false explanation of the Nancy B case in 1992. She didn’t know that the case was a respirator case and that Nancy B had Guillan Barre Syndrome. As for Fear Mongering, Morris based her arguments on stories of people who suffered […]
Poland Pro-Life Groups Call for Health Minister’s Excommunication After Abortion Involvement by LifeSiteNews.com WARSAW, June 24, 2008 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life activists in Poland have called for the excommunication of the country’s health minister, Ewa Kopacz, who was involved in arranging an abortion for a 14-year-old girl. Kopacz, who located a hospital willing to perform the abortion in the highly publicized case, has defended her action, saying: “As a government minister, I did my job.” She had located a willing hospital after institutions in the girl’s hometown, Lublin, and the capital city, Warsaw, had refused to perform the abortion. “I don’t […]
Pro-Abortion Journalist Chris Matthews to Offer Commencement Address at Catholic St. Joseph’s Univer by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Undeterred by the Notre Dame scandal, another Catholic University has invited a pro-abortion celebrity to address the school and receive an honorary degree at this year’s graduation ceremony. St Joseph’s University of Philadelphia announced in March that political commentator Chris Matthews, a vocal proponent of abortion, is due to offer the commencement address and receive an honorary doctorate in communications at the 2009 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16. Despite his avowed identity as a […]
Intelligent Design Theory Shut Out of Vatican Evolution Conference: Discovery Institute by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White and John Jalsevac ROME, March 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week’s highly publicized Vatican-sponsored conference, “Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories,” organized to correspond with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, “shut out” discussion of Intelligent Design theory and biblical creationism, a prominent US research group has alleged. The President of the Discovery Institute (DI), Bruce Chapman, denounced the conference on the Institute’s official blog as a “parade of atheists, agnostics and theistic evolutionists whose common theme is that intelligent design is […]
UN Leader Says Pope’s Teachings Responsible for “Sending People to Their Death” by LifeSiteNews.com STOCKHOLM, April 13, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking to Reuters news agency Monday, the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Thoraya Obaid said she hoped the next Pope of the Catholic Church would alter the Church’s stand against condoms.Ã Obaid insulted Catholics, characterizing the late Pope’s stand, and that of the Church, as “sending people to their death.” Speaking of the use of condoms in the fight against AIDS and the positions of some claiming to be Catholic in favour of such an approach, Obaid […]
Euthanasia Expert Shows Reasons Terri’s Death was Euthanasia rather than Natural Death by LifeSiteNews.com LONDON, March 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Special to LifeSiteNews.com by Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The death of Terri Schiavo – Euthanasia or Natural Death? The tragic death of Terri Schiavo has reignited the Euthanasia debate in the United States and Canada. Everyday we witnessed new media reports about Terri Schiavo. We heard conflicting commentary from bio-ethicists, physicians, and religious leaders as to whether dehydrating Terri was euthanasia or simply allowing natural death to occur. To intentionally dehydrate and starve Terri Schiavo to death […]
Philadelphia Cardinal Rigali Warns of “Eternal” Consequences of Abortion at March for Life Mass by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking to some 16,000 in attendance at the Vigil Mass for the March for Life this evening, principal celebrant Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia gave a stirring homily, rousing the massive crowd to applause at several points. After a quote from the late Rev. John Neuhaus on the vitality of the pro-life movement, Cardinal Rigali expressed on behalf of the US Bishops “deep admiration” for the efforts of pro-life activists. The Philadelphia Archbishop […]
Like Abortion Groups “The Economist” Hopes Vatican will Lose its Status at United Nations by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen NEW YORK, August 22, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican has reacted to a suggestion contained in a July 19 issue of “The Economist”, one of the world’s leading current affairs weeklies. Produced in the UK and controlled by the Financial Times, The Economist – the articles of which are always left unsigned since they represent a collective view – called on the Vatican to remove itself from its permanent observer status at the United Nations and become a non-governmental organization alongside […]
Vatican Denounces Obama Administration’s Decision to Fund Pro-Abortion Groups by LifeSiteNews.com By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman ROME, January 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Vatican officials have denounced US President Barack Obama’s decision to sign an executive order last week allowing funding for foreign organizations that provide abortions and abortion referrals. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said that “if this is one of President Obama’s first acts, I have to say, in all due respect, that we’re heading quickly toward disappointment.” “It is essential to know how to listen to all of the requests of the country without […]
UK Catholic Bishop: “I have been thrilled by Barack Obama’s victory and I thank God for it.” by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White PORTSMOUTH, England, November 13, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British Catholic bishop has issued a statement enthusiastically welcoming the man who has been labelled the “most pro-abortion US president in history”– president-elect Barack Obama. Bishop Crispian Hollis of the Portsmouth diocese in southern England has said he is “thrilled” at the election of Obama. The bishop’s message, posted on the website of the Portsmouth diocese, says, “With millions of others, I have been thrilled by Barack Obama’s victory and […]
Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter is not happy with LifeSiteNews. He says we are ‘mean-spirited’ and have Cardinal Dolan in our “crosshairs”. Well, I take a rant from this one of many dissidents associated with the dissident National Catholic Reporter to be a compliment that we are having a good impact. Nevertheless, it seemed his blog article deserved a response which I posted as a comment under the article. To Winters’ credit my entire response was published. Winters, who does write some laudable things, some of which we have quoted on LSN, responded to my post with another […]
What happens when a corrupt state governor, Kathleen Sebelius (pictured above left), and her hand-picked court system collude to stall a case so long the statute of limitations runs out? And what happens when that same state governor’s health department shreds evidence in that same case? And what happens when a prosecutor with nerves of steel is replaced by a prosecutor with nerves of spaghetti? All three combine for death by a thousand cuts of a rock solid case against Planned Parenthood of Overland Park, Kansas, for committing illegal late-term abortions, failing to report abortions of minors, and falsifying documents. […]
In 1958, a 38 year-old widow from Manchester arrived in Peru to visit her brother. This trip was destined to change not only Anita Goulden’s life, but the lives of many, many others. While travelling about Peru, Goulden decided that she wanted to visit the desert. Arriving in Piura in the north, she witnessed something shocking: Abandoned children, suffering from horrific diseases such as meningitis and tuberculosis, often lying in pools of their own blood. “In all my wildest dreams, I had never thought of human beings in such shocking conditions,” Goulden stated, “The appalling poverty; indifference of those around. […]
An abortion ban in the Dominican Republic is being unnecessarily questioned in the wake of a pregnant teenager with leukemia needing chemotherapy. According to a CNN story, “Some Dominican opposition law makers say there should be a new debate over the ban on abortion in the Caribbean country. The Dominican Republic outlawed all abortions in 2010. Article 37 of the Constitution approved that year doesn’t leave any room for interpretation or exceptions.” But no exception for abortion is needed to address the situation of the woman’s life being in danger, for her medical condition can be addressed without directly killing […]
Medical textbooks are grim and bleak about babies born with genetic codes considered "incompatible with life." A study says parents of these children speak of the joy found in what is almost inevitably a short lifespan.
A response to the many queries I’ve been receiving about this topic: The technological genie is out of the bottle. We live in the age of Molecular Biology, where diagnostics (including those for Down Syndrome) are becoming much more accurate, sensitive, and inexpensive. It’s a blessed thing to behold. That may come as a surprise statement to many, but the truth of the matter is that diagnostic testing for Down Syndrome has great potential for good, especially the newer blood tests that can detect Down Syndrome earlier. First, letting parents know much earlier takes from the more eugenic Ob/Gyn’s the […]
Attorneys for a chain of three Michigan late-term abortion clinics are claiming their client cannot afford to pay $350,000 in attorney fees to lawyers who successfully defended Gregg Cunningham and the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform in Northland’s frivolous lawsuit against them. In 2011 Northland Family Planning Centers sued CBR for posting what it called “the most shocking 4-minute abortion debate you will ever see,” which juxtaposed a video produced by Northland touting “the goodness” of abortion with cuts showing the reality of abortion. Northland claimed copyright infringement, and CBR counterclaimed protection under the Fair Use trademark law. Six weeks ago […]
Here’s why I like Mike Huckabee… Partial transcript from his July 22 sound-off on the Colorado theatre massacre: I know that having a dozen people murdered in a movie theater gets our attention because – thank God – it doesn’t happen every day, but one million innocent and healthy unborn babies die in their mother’s wombs each year by elective abortions and we pay scant attention to that. …Ultimately, we don’t have a crime problem or a gun problem or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. And since we’ve ordered God out of our schools, […]