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An Eerie Silence in the Marriage Fight

Monday August 16, 2010 An Eerie Silence in the Marriage Fight Commentary by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., August 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) wrapped up its Summer for Marriage Tour in Washington, D.C. yesterday, the scene may not quite have been what true marriage supporters would hope to see. The speakers – which included NOM executive director Brian Brown, civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy, and D.C. marriage leader Bishop Harry Jackson – eloquently and forcefully put forth the case for marriage. But as the rally began at 2 p.m., no more than 50 supporters […]
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Appeals Court: Utah Highway Memorial Crosses Suggest Discrimination against Non-Christians

By Kathleen Gilbert SALT LAKE CITY, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of an atheist group that complained roadside crosses commemorating fallen state troopers amounted to state endorsement of the Christian religion. According to a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion issued Wednesday, the 14 crosses erected would appear to “a reasonable observer” as an endorsement of the Christian religion, and would lead to “fear” that the group that erected the crosses would discriminate against non-Christians, both in highway patrols and the employment process. The case against the crosses was launched by the […]
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Pro-Life Leader: Treating Unborn as Non-Persons Key to Planned Parenthood Agenda

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – What do serial killers, slave-owners, eugenicists, and abortionists have in common? According to Michael Hitchborn of American Life League, all these groups can only carry out crimes against human beings by first de-personalizing or trivializing the humanity of their victims. In a new ALL report released on YouTube, Hitchborn makes his case beginning with the famous 1991 film “Silence of the Lambs,” where a crazed transsexual killer pursued by an FBI agent (Jodie Foster) continually refers to his latest female victim as “it.” In doing so, says Hitchborn, the […]
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‘Bayou State’ Scores another Pro-Life Win with Ultrasound Act

Wednesday June 16, 2010 ‘Bayou State’ Scores another Pro-Life Win with Ultrasound Act By Peter J. Smith BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, June 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The “Bayou State” is giving Oklahoma a run for its money as this year’s pro-life state: on Wednesday the Louisiana legislature passed another pro-life law requiring abortionists to give women an ultrasound before performing an abortion. The House of Representatives passed SB 528, the “Ultrasound Before Abortion Act,” by an overwhelming margin of 79-1. The law requires abortionists to perform an ultrasound on a pregnant mother at least 2 hours before she undergoes the abortion […]
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Judgment Vindicates Calif. Student Punished for Pro-Life T-Shirt

Friday August 13, 2010 Judgment Vindicates Calif. Student Punished for Pro-Life T-Shirt Updated 2:31pm EST FRESNO, California, August 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — In a victory for pro-life speech in public school, a federal court entered a judgment Thursday against a California elementary school and three school officials for violating the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights of a 6th grade student who wore a T-shirt opposing abortion. Los Angeles attorney William J. Becker, Jr., of The Becker Law Firm, assisted by the Thomas More Law Center, filed suit after school officials barred Tiffany Amador from wearing her pro-life T-shirt at […]
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El Paso Priest on Homosexuality: Genuine Love Seeks Eternal Salvation, not ‘Tolerance’

By Kathleen Gilbert EL PASO, Texas, August 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although his small stature and gentle voice don't betray it, Rev. Michael Rodriguez's strong words and fidelity to Catholic Church teaching against homosexuality have caused quite a stir. The local media began paying attention when Rodriguez, a parish priest at El Paso's San Juan Bautista Catholic Church, issued several columns against the homosexualist agenda earlier this year in response to the city council's decision to grant benefits to domestic partners of city employees. In a column issued earlier this month entitled “Every Catholic Must Oppose Certain Things,” Rodriguez laid out […]
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Pro-Life Groups Agree Nebraska AG Right to Back Down on Abortion Screenings Law

By Peter J. Smith OMAHA, Nebraska, August 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Associated Press reports that Nebraska’s attorney general will not challenge a federal judge’s order preventing an abortion health screening law from going into effect, and state pro-life organizations are agreeing that may be the best course of action. Spokeswoman Shannon Kingery told the AP that a U.S. District Judge’s ruling against the law means it “will ultimately be found unconstitutional.” With little chance of winning the case, Attorney General Jon Bruning did not want to risk having “Nebraska taxpayers to foot the bill for Planned Parenthood's legal fee.” […]
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Urban Oufitters Pulls Planned Parenthood Condoms

Friday August 13, 2010 Urban Oufitters Pulls Planned Parenthood Condoms PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One day after parents were asked to contact Urban Outfitters and object to its sale of Planned Parenthood condoms, the youth-oriented retailer has ceased its online sale of condoms. The product page explained that the web-exclusive condoms are “no longer available,” a message the American Life League reports was confirmed by an Urban Outfitters representative. Condoms have a typical-use failure rate as high as 36 percent among teens, and Planned Parenthood’s condoms scored at the very bottom in a 2005 Consumer Reports trial […]
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Prop. 8 Attorneys File Appeal to Defend California’s Marriage Law

Thursday August 5, 2010 Prop. 8 Attorneys File Appeal to Defend California’s Marriage Law By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family attorneys representing California’s constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex “marriage” filed an appeal on Thursday with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the federal court to overturn a federal judge’s ruling invalidating the ban. The Perry v. Schwarzenegger case will likely go before a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court. Any decision by the Court is expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorneys with ProtectMarriage, the official sponsors of Proposition 8, […]
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Expert: Prop 8 Trial Based on False or Dubious Statements about Homosexuality

By James Tillman August 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Judge Vaughn Walker built his decision overturning Proposition 8 on many “findings of fact” that to a great extent came from experts supplied by the opponents of Proposition 8.  But according Dr. Walter Schumm, professor of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University, many of these so-called facts are either false or doubtful. In an interview with LifeSiteNews.com (LSN), Dr. Schumm explained that, contrary to the findings of Judge Walker, homosexual parents are more likely to raise homosexual children; that scholars are often biased in favor of research friendly to […]
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