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Pro-life Jeb Bush Says No to Presidential Run

By Peter J. Smith TALLAHASEE, Florida, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida has again dismissed the possibility that he would run for president on the Republican ticket in 2012, Bush told a WHAS11 News reporter in Kentucky that he is “not running for President,” quashing speculation that the pro-life leader with strong ties to the Latino community, would extend the Bush political dynasty. Gov. Bush’s father, George H.W. Bush, and brother George W. Bush, both served as U.S. Presidents. GOP leaders have been looking for a candidate that would best maximize their political advantage […]
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Pro-Life Congressman Tells U.N. Abortion Will Harm, Not Help, Millennium Goals

By Peter J. Smith NEW YORK, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life human rights advocate and U.S. Congressman Chris Smith testified at a U.N. subcommittee hearing on the Millennium Development Goals, where he argued that strong evidence indicates that encouraging legal abortion would harm the U.N.‘s commitment to reducing maternal and child mortality rates all over the world. The U.N. is deep in negotiations over the Outcome Document for the High-Level Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in which pro-abortion advocates are trying to include “reproductive health services”– language that can serve as a Trojan horse to introduce legal […]
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Knights of Columbus and Birth Choice Team Up to Save Lives with Ultrasound

ORANGE COUNTY, Clifornia, June 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an effort to help unborn children at risk for abortion in their area, four Knights of Columbus councils in South Orange County, California are holding a charitable drive that will help bring life-saving ultrasound technology to mothers who need it most. Working together, the Knights of Columbus councils from St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Dana Point, Mission Basilica Parish in San Juan Capistrano, St. Timothy Parin Laguna Niguel, and Our Lady of Fatima Parish in San Clemente, have so far raised more than $100,000 in support of Birth Choice Health […]
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Small Steps Toward Justice: A Review of Clark Forsythe’s Politics for the Greatest Good

Book review by Michael J. New July 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today, when we speak of “prudence” we often mean sheer pragmatism or simple cautious moderation. In reality, it is neither of these things. Prudence is making good decisions and implementing them effectively. In his book Politics for the Greatest Good, Clarke Forsythe, Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life, uses insights from philosophy and history to restore a rightful understanding of the virtue of prudence. In so doing, Forsythe offers powerful advice for current political activists—particularly those involved with the pro-life movement. In the beginning of the book Forsythe discusses […]
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Breaking: Senate Lacks Votes to Pass DISCLOSE Act

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Democrat leaders in the U.S. Senate now lack the votes to overcome a Republican filibuster on a campaign finance disclosure bill that threatens the ability of grassroots political organizations, and the pro-life movement, to communicate effectively with voters during election cycles. The Democrat-controlled Senate is expected to attempt a cloture vote Tuesday on the “Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act” (S.3628). Similar legislation was already passed by the House in June. However, as of this afternoon, Democrats are two votes short of the […]
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Sacramento Bishop: Catholics Must Realize Church Teaching on Marriage Benefits Society

By Kathleen Gilbert SACRAMENTO, California, July 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In light of a poll showing more California Catholics supporting same-sex “marriage” than opposing it, one California bishop has faulted a political climate that suppresses support for true marriage in the state, and a lack of fervor among nominal Catholics. Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento also said that there is a need for the Catholic Church to correct the pervasive “confusion about sexuality in general” in order to rekindle an appreciation of true marriage as a positive message for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. A Public Religion Research Institute Poll conducted […]
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Nebraska AG: Abortion Screening Law Flawed

Friday July 23, 2010 Nebraska AG: Abortion Screening Law Flawed By James Tillman LINCOLN, Nebraska, July 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Although he is pro-life, Attorney General Jon Bruning of Nebraska has said he might not exhaust all legal options trying to keep a new Nebraska abortion screening law on the books. “Despite the fact I’m very pro-life, I need to be realistic in utilizing the legal resources of the state,” Bruning said. The Women’s Health Protection Act was passed by the Nebraska Senate on April 12 in a 40-9 vote. Gov. Dave Heineman signed it into law on the day […]
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Rep. Chris Smith to Introduce “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

Thursday July 22, 2010 Rep. Chris Smith to Introduce “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, July 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) is planning to introduce the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” on July 29. If passed, this bill would establish as permanent many of the pro-life policies that currently rely on regular congressional re-approval, and which are attached as riders to annual appropriations bills. “This ‘as needed’ approach,” wrote Rep. Smith in a letter to his colleagues, “usually results in a debate over abortion funding anytime Congress considers health-related legislation.” Smith’s […]
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Pro-Life Freedom Rides Launch in Alabama

Friday July 23, 2010 Pro-Life Freedom Rides Launch in Alabama By James Tillman BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — In an echo of the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement, the nation’s first pro-life Freedom Ride begins today with a rally and concert in Birmingham, Alabama, and will conclude in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon with a prayer service held at the tomb of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The pro-life movement is the civil rights movement,” declared Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., full-time member of the Pastoral Team of Priests for Life, and […]
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‘Partial Victory for Life’ as Pennsylvania Abortionist Shuts Down Two Clinics

Friday July 23, 2010 ‘Partial Victory for Life’ as Pennsylvania Abortionist Shuts Down Two Clinics By Peter J. Smith PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Pennsylvania abortionist whose repeated violations of state law prompted the health department to close down his facilities has managed to keep two of them in operation by transferring ownership to another entity; but the other two sites will cease performing abortions for good, reports Operation Rescue. The pro-life watchdog group says the Pennsylvania Health Department’s order for Dr. Steven Chase Brigham’s clinics represents a “partial victory for life” as Brigham’s facilities in Erie […]
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