By John Connolly
BOSTON, February 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Massachusetts Attorney General responded to a pro-life challenge to a 2007 buffer zone law on Wednesday, claiming that the law does not violate free speech in any way.
Martha Coakley, Attorney General of Massachusetts, filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, opposing Operation Rescue Boston’s claim that the new law violates free speech. Coakley said in her brief that the law did not violate free speech, because the law did not prohibit what could be said, just where it could be said.
Wednesday January 13, 2010
LSN NewsBytes – January 13, 2009
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Proposition 71 a “Failure” Wesley J. Smith
California’s Proposition 71 was intended to create a $3 billion West Coast counterpart to the National Institutes of Health, empowered to go where the NIH could not — either because of federal policy or funding restraints on biomedical research centered on human embryonic stem cells…Five years later, ESCR has failed to deliver and […]
By Kathleen Gilbert
BOSTON, July 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Massachusetts, the first state to legalize same-sex “marriage,” has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as an “overreaching and discriminatory federal law,” making it the first state to challenge the U.S. marriage statute.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed the suit today, stating that DOMA interferes with the state's sovereign right to define and regulate marriage. DOMA states that federal law defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and therefore Massachusetts' “married” homosexual couples are not granted spousal benefits in matters […]
The Pro-Life Action League is calling on all pro-life Christians to pray the Lord’s Prayer each day from January 7 through 15, for the intention that the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down all of the restrictive “Bubble Zone” laws that have been enacted to muzzle sidewalk counselors.
On Wednesday, January 15, the high court will hear oral arguments in the case of McCullen v. Coakley. Pro-life activists in Massachusetts are challenging that state’s recently enacted Bubble Zone, the most restrictive in the country. Under the law, pro-lifers may not speak to abortion clinic clients within 35 feet of […]
‘I encourage Oklahomans to pray for women in crisis pregnancy situations, for their families and loved ones, for families waiting to adopt, for fathers, and for the many pregnancy resource centers serving these brave parents.’
Some candidates for USCCB's presidential and vice-presidential races, including Seattle Archbishop Paul Etienne, have disturbing histories of supporting the LGBT agenda and attacking faithful Catholics.