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Kagan Proves ‘The Artful Dodger’ on Abortion, Same Sex ‘Marriage’

Wednesday June 30, 2010 Kagan Proves ‘The Artful Dodger’ on Abortion, Same Sex ‘Marriage’ Commentary by Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Elena Kagan’s confirmation testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday could probably be summed up in her own words written 15 years ago about such hearings: a “vapid and hollow charade” replete with “repetition of platitudes” and “personal anecdotes.” The hearings, as Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) noted, have been largely devoid of “substantive discussion.” Kagan routinely gave so many non-committal and unrevealing answers to direct questions about her judicial philosophy that she could very […]
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House Minority Leader Promises to Co-Sponsor Bill Codifying Hyde

Tuesday June 29, 2010 House Minority Leader Promises to Co-Sponsor Bill Codifying Hyde By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner pledged Tuesday to the 40th annual National Right to Life Convention (NRLC) that he would sign on to legislation, soon to be introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), that would make the Hyde amendment barring taxpayer funding for abortion permanent law. “It’s clear from the health care debate that the American people don’t want their tax dollars paying for abortion, and a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives agrees,” said […]
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Woman Kills Wrongly-Implanted Embryos with Morning-After Pill

Tuesday June 29, 2010 Woman Kills Wrongly-Implanted Embryos with Morning-After Pill By Peter J. Smith HARTFORD, Connecticut, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a disastrous chain of events, a set of “wanted” embryos quickly became “unwanted” after an artificially impregnated women was informed by her fertility clinic that they had accidentally implanted the embryos of another woman by the same name. The woman’s solution was to take the morning-after pill (which, ironically, pro-abortion forces insist is simply a form of contraception and cannot cause an abortion) and abort the nascent life within her. The Associated Press reports that the Center […]
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GOPers Flag Kagan’s Abortion, Gay Advocacy in Confirmation Opening Remarks

Monday June 28, 2010 GOPers Flag Kagan’s Abortion, Gay Advocacy in Confirmation Opening Remarks By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Some Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee indicated their opposition to Supreme Court hopeful Elena Kagan’s pro-abortion and homosexualist agenda, as well as her activist leanings, amid opening remarks at the first in a series of Senate confirmation hearings today. The committee began with a series of opening statements Monday. Questioning of the nominee will begin Tuesday. Democratic senators lauded Kagan’s credentials as a legal scholar, while Republicans expressed concern over her apparent penchant for […]
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Pro-Abort Catholic: Women Should Feel ‘Guilty’ if They Don’t Abort Inconvenient Child

By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 6:17pm EST WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Proponents of feminism within a religious tradition play a crucial role in subverting “religious fundamentalism” in Catholicism, according to a member of the pro-abortion group Catholics for the Right to Decide.  Elfriede Harth, Secretariat of European Parliament Study Group on Religion and Secularity and a Spanish member of Catholics for the Right to Decide (whose U.S. partner is Catholics for Choice), made the remarks at this month's Women Deliver conference in Washington, D.C. The conference was largely a push for population control in developing countries worldwide through […]
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Bishop Removes Catholic Pastor for Homosexual Relationship

Thursday May 20, 2010 Bishop Removes Catholic Pastor for Homosexual Relationship By Peter J. Smith JOLIET, Illinois, May 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic pastor has been removed from his duties at St. Isidore Catholic Church, Bloomingdale in the Diocese of Joliet, over revelations that he had engaged in a homosexual relationship with another man a number of times. Bishop J. Peter Sartain removed Rev. Jerry Simonelli from his duties as pastor ministering to the 9,000 Catholics of St. Isidore’s, the second largest parish in the Diocese of Joliet, after a diocesan investigation revealed that Simonelli had broken his vows […]
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10-Year-Old Boy Used as Grand Marshal of Arkansas Homosexual Fest

Friday June 25, 2010 10-Year-Old Boy Used as Grand Marshal of Arkansas Homosexual Fest By Kathleen Gilbert FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, June 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 10-year-old boy is being used as Grand Marshal of an Arkansas homosexual pride parade this weekend. The move has attracted opposition from pro-family leaders, who have decried the movement’s exposure of the boy to the lewd festival of sexual deviancy as “a form of child abuse.” The boy, Will Phillips, attracted national media attention last year after he refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance at school, saying that homosexuals are refused “liberty and justice” […]
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Tick, Tock: More U.S. Women Running Out Biological Clock for Childbearing

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nearly one in five U.S. women now reach the end of childbearing age without having a child, doubling the number of childless women since the seventies, according to a new study by Pew Research Center. Back in 1976, just one out of ten women (580,000) between ages 40-44 reported they were childless. As of 2008, nearly 1.9 million women ages 40-44, or 18% of women in that group, reported being childless – a jump of 80% in less than 40 years. Pew reports that rates of barrenness have risen in […]
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Some Conservatives Slam, others Downplay SCOTUS Ruling against Christian Group

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling against a campus Christian group that had been denied legal status by a California university for failing to include non-Christian members, has provoked a disparate response from conservative groups. While several leaders decried the decision as a massive blow to religious freedom, others asserted that the decision is not as far-reaching or damaging as it may first appear. At the same time, the dissenting Supreme Court justices say that the ruling, though narrow, nonetheless sets bad precedent. The case, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, was brought before […]
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Gay, Diversity Rights Override Religious Freedom

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a Christian student group does not have the right to restrict its membership to practicing Christians, in a decision Christian rights groups are calling a significant blow to religious freedom. The court decided 5-4 Monday in the case Christian Legal Society v. Martinez to uphold a California law school’s denial of official recognition of a Christian student group. The Christian group refused to agree to let non-Christians and those engaging in a “sexually immoral lifestyle” to become voting members or leaders. The case […]
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