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Fox Commentator: Family of Girl Berated by Bus Driver Should be Sued for Instilling Pro-Family Views

By Kathleen Gilbert June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An attorney commentating for the Fox News show “Kelly's Court” not only dismissed as irrelevant a lawsuit against an Indiana bus driver caught berating a middle-school girl for her pro-family views, but said that the girl's family should instead be sued for instilling belief in traditional marriage. A family is suing Carmel Clay Schools for emotional damages after bus driver Betty Campbell, angered by their daughter's belief in traditional marriage, summoned her onto an empty school bus to lecture her on why she should support homosexual “marriage.” The girl can be seen crying in […]
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Bishop Vasa Slams ‘Positively Evil’ Health Care Reform Law

Monday March 29, 2010 Bishop Vasa Slams ‘Positively Evil’ Health Care Reform Law By Kathleen Gilbert BAKER, Oregon, March 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Robert Vasa of the Baker, Ore. diocese has issued a tough rebuttal against health reform lobbyists who downplayed the abortion funding in the federal health care bill, which the Catholic prelate called “positively evil.” “It is often necessary for us to live with that which is imperfect but a plan that includes funds for the direct and intentional killing of innocent human beings is much more than imperfect, it is nothing short of positively evil,” wrote […]
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Marquette Prof: Why was Lesbian Sociologist Offered Job in the First Place?

Monday May 17, 2010 Marquette Prof: Why was Lesbian Sociologist Offered Job in the First Place? By James Tillman MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Marquette University has seen much controversy erupt over its retraction of a job offer last week to sociologist Jodi O’Brien over her sexually explicit writings. But according to Christopher Wolfe, emeritus professor at Marquette University and director of Thomas International Center, the uproar has been over the wrong thing. “The question that should be asked is not why Marquette President Father Robert A. Wild backed off the hiring,” Wolfe writes, “but how in heaven […]
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Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail for Murdering Baby One Day after Birth

Friday May 28, 2010 Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail for Murdering Baby One Day after Birth By Peter J. Smith FARGO, North Dakota, May 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal appeals court has ruled that a US district judge was justified in sentencing a woman to over ten years in prison for the murder of her baby just a day after his birth. The court agreed that reducing the sentence further than the clemency already extended would undermine justice and the recognition that “an innocent life that was lost.” The three-judge panel for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court […]
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Ozzy Osbourne Finds Musical Muse in Canada ‘Mercy-Killing’

Friday May 28, 2010 Ozzy Osbourne Finds Musical Muse in Canada ‘Mercy-Killing’ By Peter J. Smith TORONTO, May 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – British heavy-metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne’s musical muse has derived new inspiration from Robert Latimer, a Canadian found guilty of the murder of his disabled daughter, which will feature prominently in a new album entitled “Scream.” The song, “Latimer’s Mercy,” will feature alongside such death-delighting tracks as “Let it Die” and “Let Me Hear You Scream and Crucify.” According to CanWest News Service, Osbourne wanted to describe what he thought must have gone through Latimer’s mind in 1993 as […]
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Pro-life Patience Wears Thin as Illinois Parental Notice Law Languishes in Legal Limbo

By Peter J. Smith CHICAGO, June 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Illinois' parental notice law has languished unenforced for nearly 15 years since its initial passage. Now that the constitutionality of the law has been repeatedly vindicated in the courts, pro-life attorneys are demanding the law be enforced. The embattled Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995 requires that one parent or legal guardian must be notified 48 hours in advance when a minor aged 17 or younger seeks an abortion. Attorneys from the Thomas More Society filed an appeal with the First District Appellate Court on Friday in an effort […]
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In Wake of Abortion Death, Groups Call for Revocation of Maryland Abortionist’s License

BALTIMORE, MD, June 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-Life groups are calling for the Maryland Board of Physicians (MBP) to revoke the medical license of abortionist Romeo Ferrer at a disciplinary hearing tomorrow concerning the abortion death of a woman in 2006. “It is shocking that this abortionist has been allowed to continue endangering women for four years while the fact that he killed one of his patients was concealed from the public,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We urge the Maryland Board of Physicians to act decisively tomorrow to protect women from further harm by revoking Ferrer's medical license.” On February 3, […]
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Kagan Calls Extreme Activist Liberal Judge ‘My Judicial Hero’

Thursday May 27, 2010 Kagan Calls Extreme Activist Liberal Judge ‘My Judicial Hero’ By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., May 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservatives are raising the alarm after it was revealed that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan once hailed an Israeli judge famous for his aggressive judicial activism as “my judicial hero.” Aharon Barak, the former president of the Supreme Court of Israel, received glowing praise from Kagan when she introduced him for a Harvard University award ceremony in September 2006. “He is the judge who has best advanced democracy, human rights, the rule of law and justice,” […]
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