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Editor’s note: LifeSiteNews has in the past published news notes, a key list of pro-life and pro-family stories that we simply don’t have the time to report on ourselves. Below are news notes for October 31, 2019.

October 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Tradition-loving Catholics around the world have begun Allhallowtide, sometimes called the “Triduum of Death.”

Notable stories LifeSite was unable to cover today but deserve attention nonetheless include:

  • In a talk at Georgetown Law School, Former President Bill Clinton admitted that he discussed abortion with now-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before he nominated her to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ironically, the “Ginsburg Rule,” named for her responses during her confirmation hearings, is the principle that judicial nominees shouldn't have to answer questions about how they’d rule on particular cases or issues because it would supposedly be improper.
  • The Ohio Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by a Dayton abortion facility trying to stay open, so the abortionists are pursuing other legal avenues, such as reapplying for a license to operate and appealing to a federal court.
  • The nation’s capital is buzzing with news about the resignation of Rep. Katie Hill, a pro-abortion Democrat from California. The openly bisexual freshman congresswoman was revealed to have been part of a “polyamorous” “throuple” relationship with her now-estranged husband and a female campaign staffer. Rep. Hill is also accused of having an affair with her male legislative director, something she denies. The liberal media have been largely silent on this scandal, with some voices accusing those reporting on it of sexism.
  • President Donald Trump tweeted his support for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, who “could have a good chance of winning” his libel lawsuit against The Washington Post. This week, a federal judge allowed Sandmann’s lawsuit to move forward.
  • The Ontario school board will send a survey to parents of kindergarteners asking about the youngsters’ “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” Beginning in seventh grade, students will answer the survey themselves.
  • A Los Angeles Times article titled “In the rush to harvest body parts, death investigations have been upended,” offers a deep look into the organ harvesting industry and how it’s preventing families from being able to learn how their loved ones died – and whether they were victims of foul play. In California right now, David Daleiden and his fellow undercover journalists from the Center for Medical Progress are being prosecuted by the state and sued by Planned Parenthood for exposing the abortion industry’s trafficking of aborted baby body parts. 


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