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A See Change Coming to Los Angeles as Pope Appoints Replacement for Mahony

Editorial by John-Henry Westen and Steve Jalsevac Los Angeles, April 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A monumental shift is coming to Los Angeles in the near future as Pope Benedict XVI has announced pro-life Archbishop Jose Gomez the coadjutor bishop to take over from far-left Cardinal Roger Mahony when he steps down – likely around February 27, 2011, when he reaches retirement age at 75. The difference between the two men can be seen clearly in matters pertaining to abortion, as the following examples illustrate.  In 2005, while Cardinal Mahony was holding an inauguration for a pro-abortion mayor in the Cathedral, […]
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Tennessee Legislature: Abortionists Must Warn Clients against Coerced Abortion

By Peter J. Smith NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Overwhelming majorities in both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly have passed a law requiring abortionists to post signs in their clinics informing women that it is against the law for anyone to coerce them into having an abortion. The law also applies stiff penalties to abortion facilities that fail to post the signs. The newly-passed Freedom from Coercion Act, SB 3812, requires abortion facilities to post a sign in large 40 pt. Arial font in their waiting room with the words: “Notice: It is against the law for […]
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Comprehensive USCCB Memo again Concludes: Abortion Executive Order Meaningless

By Kathleen Gilbert and John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A detailed legal analysis from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops of the health care bill has reinforced the bishops' conclusion that the Executive Order that Rep. Stupak obtained in exchange for his vote does little to nothing to solve the abortion-related problems in the bill. The USCCB memo concludes that “the Executive Order cannot and does not fix the statutory problems of direct funding of abortion at CHCs (Community Health Centers), and of funding insurance plans that cover abortions; it cannot and does not make up […]
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ObamaCare Lowdown: What Exactly Will the Health Reform Bill Do?

By Kathleen Gilbert and Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Now that President Obama has signed the Senate health care bill into law, pro-lifers and conservatives may still be wondering exactly what this massive piece of legislation will mean, not only for abortion, but other issues such as health care rationing, government expansion, a new health insurance mandate, and heavy taxation, including what amounts to a penalty for married couples. Following is a list of top concerns over the law as it stands. Abortion Funding:  As compiled and explained by the National Right to Life Committee, several […]
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U.S. Study Finds Doctors May Be Euthanizing Dying Children at Parents’ Request

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski BOSTON, March 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study published in the March edition of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine suggests that a few physicians may have killed children who were very sick by giving them fatal morphine doses, after the parents had requested euthanasia. Dr. Joanne Wolfe, a palliative pain specialist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital in Boston, interviewed 141 parents of children who died of cancer in order to explore the parents' motivation in considering and enquiring about hastening their child's death. The study found that 19 of the 141 parents, or 13 […]
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Shepherds and Flocks: Catholic Bishop Personally Leads Pro-Life Protests in Rhode Island

By Peter J. Smith PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, March 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Thomas Tobin, the leader of Rhode Island’s Roman Catholics, took a personal lead in the 40 Days For Life Lenten campaign last Friday, joining his flock and other Christians in two peaceful pro-life demonstrations at Rhode Island abortion clinics. Tobin reminded pro-life advocates that they were setting a positive example by challenging social acceptance of abortion and giving the issue a high profile, when others would rather keep the problem of abortion out of the public consciousness, the Rhode Island Catholic reported. “Your witness to life is […]
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Five Years Later, Pro-Life Leaders Remember Terri Schiavo’s Murder

By Kathleen Gilbert PINELLAS PARK, Florida, March 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the fifth anniversary of the court-ordered death by starvation and dehydration of Terri Schindler Schiavo, Terri’s family, pro-life leaders and anti-euthanasia advocates have united to call attention to the silent abuse of people with disabilities, and the new dangers posed by the recently-passed federal health care reform legislation. The Christian Defense Coalition, Faith and Action and Generation Life announced they will pray and leave a single rose on the public sidewalk in front of the Pennsylvania Ave. NW side of the White House to commemorate Terri's death. The […]
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Oklahoma House Passes Pro-Life Bills by Massive Margin

By John Jalsevac March 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Monday the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed three different pro-life bills by a wide margin. The language in all three of the bills, which was drafted by the National Right to Life Committee, was originally included in a single piece of legislation passed in 2008 – but that bill was later struck down by the state Supreme Court, which decided that it violated the “single issue” rule. The original bill has now been split up into seven different pieces of legislation, three of which have now passed both the Senate and the House, […]
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Glenn Beck Tells Pro-Lifers: ‘There is a Profound Evil Coming our Way’

By Martha Schieber March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Before a sold-out audience of 1,200 enthusiastic pro-life supporters, Glenn Beck warned of a “profound change” coming to America that he said would wreak havoc on the sanctity of life.  Beck’s comments came at the Vitae Foundation’s 18th annual pro-life benefit dinner in Jefferson City, Mo., on March 13.  With his signature blackboard behind him, the Fox TV host said that society is changing and people have to work hard to get the word out that life is valuable. “There is a profound evil coming our way,” Beck told the pro-life crowd, […]
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Archdiocese Fights Baltimore Over City’s Pregnancy Center Restrictions

By Peter J. Smith BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore has filed a legal challenge to the city of Baltimore’s ordinance that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to post on their doors that they do not offer or refer for abortions or birth control services. Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien declared on March 29 that the archdiocese was filing suit in U.S. District Court or the District of Maryland, saying that the law violates First Amendment protections. O’Brien blasted the city’s regulations, which require a $150 per day fine for failing to post the signs, as […]
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