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Wisconsin Abortionist at Center of Late-Term Abortion Plan Retreats to Harvard

By James Tillman MADISON, Wisconsin, June 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortionist Caryn Dutton is leaving the University of Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood Wisconsin to take a job at Harvard University, according to documents uncovered by Pro-Life Wisconsin and the Alliance Defense Fund.  Her departure means that Madison Surgery Center is, for the moment, left without an abortionist to help implement their plans to provide late-term abortions at the Madison Surgery Center. “Caryn Dutton was central to plans to provide late-term abortions at the Madison Surgery Center,” Virginia Zignego of Pro-Life Wisconsin told LifeSiteNews (LSN).  “[The University of Wisconsin] is saying […]
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Louisiana Lawmakers Clamp Down on Law-Breaking Abortionists

By Peter J. Smith BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, June 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Louisiana State House has given final approval to a bill that would empower the state’s health secretary to hold abortionists accountable by shutting down the operations of all abortion clinics run by the same owner, when any one of those clinics has violated state law. The Louisiana Senate voted 33 – 0 to approve H.B. 1370, a measure sponsored by Rep. Fred Mills Jr., D-St. Martinville, which will prevent abortionists from carrying on with business as usual after a clinic has been cited for legal violations. The […]
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Breaking: Florida Governor Crist Vetoes Abortion Ultrasound Bill

By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 5:30pm EST 6.14.10 TALLAHASSEE, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who has repeatedly claimed to be a pro-life politician, has vetoed a measure that would have required an ultrasound to be performed on abortion-bound women after weeks of high-pressure lobbying on both sides of the abortion issue in the state. The bill was seen as potentially a key step forward for the pro-life movement in Florida. Had it become law, abortionists would have been obligated to perform an ultrasound to show women the child they sought to abort, and describe to them the […]
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Rep. Smith Vows to Oppose Military Abortions in Defense Bill

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) has vowed to block an amendment to the FY 2011 Department of Defense Authorization bill that would permit abortions in military medical facilities.  The amendment would destroy a ban on abortion in military facilities that has existed since 1996. “Our military facilities should be a place of hope and healing, not intentional destruction of innocent human life,” said Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04). “This amendment will mean that as many as 260 military medical facilities worldwide will now be in the abortion business.” The outgoing, Blagojevich-appointed Sen. Roland Burris […]
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27-Year-Old Abortion Facility Closed Down Over Health Code Violations

By James Tillman MONTGOMERY, Alabama, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—The Montgomery, Alabama location for the Summit Medical Centers chain of abortion mills has closed after the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) produced a 68-page long document detailing numerous violations of state law and of medical standards. The center had been operating on a probationary license since October 2006 due to the legal and health deficiencies found on a 2006 survey. Among medical deficiencies, the ADPH document notes failure to inspect medical equipment annually, failure to wash hands and medical equipment in accord with the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control, failure to […]
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Judge Again Denies Media Request for Televised Prop. 8 Closing Arguments

By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has once more rebuffed a request from media outlets to televise the closing arguments in the legal battle over California’s ban on same-sex “marriage,” a case which could well become the Roe v. Wade of marriage in the United States. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker once again denied the request from media organizations to televise the closing arguments in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case, where two homosexual couples and the City of San Francisco are arguing that Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment defining marriage […]
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Pro-Life TV Show Nominated For Emmy Award

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CINCINNATI, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cincinnati-based Life Issues Institute has announced that their compelling pro-life TV show, Facing Life Head-On, captured the attention of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and has earned a nomination for the prestigious Emmy Award. Facing Life Head-On, a weekly television show sponsored by Life Issues Institute, is one of 4 nominees in the NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter's “Interview/Discussion Program” category. Winners will be announced July 31. “This is great news-not just for us, but for the whole pro-life community,” Brad Mattes, host and executive producer of the […]
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Judge’s Order Gives Rosary Student Reprieve from School’s Discipline

By Peter J. Smith SCHENECTADY, New York, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge ordered a New York school district to cease preventing a seventh grade student from wearing his rosary for the rest of the school year, giving time for lawyers to settle the conflict over the summer and sparing the boy from further disciplinary measures over his Catholic prayer beads.  U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn in Albany slapped a temporary restraining order on Schenectady school officials, preventing them from applying any sort of discipline on Raymond Hosier, 13, with respect to the rosary beads he wears […]
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Marquette Settles with Jilted Lesbian Prof

By James Tillman MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—Marquette University has reached an out-of-court settlement with Dr. Jodi O'Brien regarding Marquette President Fr. Robert Wild's decision to rescind a job offer to the openly lesbian O'Brien as dean of Marquette's College of Arts and Sciences. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. “We have apologized to Dr. O’Brien for the way in which this was handled,” Fr. Wild said in an email to the University's faculty, “and for the upset and unwanted attention that we have caused to this outstanding teacher and scholar.” As a Marquette University statement has explained, O'Brien's job […]
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