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Moms Take Babies Saved from Abortion by Pregnancy Help Centers to Congress

Monday July 26, 2010 Moms Take Babies Saved from Abortion by Pregnancy Help Centers to Congress WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women who rejected the “choice” to abort their babies will be bringing their children to Washington D.C. this week to tell Congress how thankful they are for the life-saving work of pregnancy help centers. Babies Go to Congress, a Heartbeat International project, provides an opportunity for women to speak publicly, on Capitol Hill, about their gratitude for the support they received when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Heartbeat International, founded in 1971, is a Christ-centered association of […]
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Dr. Kenneth Howell Email: Utilitarianism v. Natural Moral Law on Homosexuality

Monday July 19, 2010 Dr. Kenneth Howell Email: Utilitarianism v. Natural Moral Law on Homosexuality From: Kenneth J. Howell Date: Tue, May 4, 2010 at 9:45 PM Subject: Utilitarianism and Sexuality (for those in 447 FYI) Dear Students: Since there is a question on the final exam about utilitarianism (see the review sheet), I thought I would help with an example. I realized after my lectures on moral theory that even though I talked about the substance of utilitarianism, I did not identify it as such and so you may not have been able to see it. It turns out […]
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Hollywood Puzzled as Family Films Top Charts

Monday July 26, 2010 Hollywood Puzzled as Family Films Top Charts HOLLYWOOD, California, July 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Family-oriented movies are again topping the box office this summer, while only one R-rated movie has grossed more than $100 million this year. The cartoon “Despicable Me,” released July 9, grossed an estimated $60.1 million on its opening weekend, well above the $30-5 million industry experts expected. The wildly successful “Toy Story 3” has also soared past $339 million after its fourth weekend, while two other children’s movies, “The Karate Kid” and “The Last Airbender” have also drawn considerable sums. “Films aimed […]
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Babies Saved from Abortion Pay Visit to U.S. Congressmen

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of a bill introduced in Congress that could threaten the life-saving work of crisis pregnancy centers, congressmen on Capitol Hill this week got a chance to listen to key members of a pint-sized constituency whose lives were profoundly touched by such centers. Four moms and three children – two of them babies – went to the Longworth Congressional Office Building on Wednesday as part of Heartbeat International's 6th Babies Go to Congress event. They arrived to tell their stories of how crisis pregnancy centers helped them see […]
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Protest to be Held at Catholic Hospital that Employs Planned Parenthood Abortionist

DURANGO, Colorado, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNew.com)—On July 29, the pro-life organization LifeGuard will hold a press conference and protest in front of Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC), a Catholic hospital that has a Planned Parenthood abortionist on its staff. “A Catholic Hospital that grants full privileges to a Doctor who brutally murders babies every week is NOT a Catholic Hospital,” stated Joe Scheidler, National Director of the Pro-Life Action League in a press release. “Mercy Regional can no longer ignore this issue. We hope to send a clear message – we want Dr. Grossman out of there.” In addition to […]
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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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