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FRC Responds to Reports of Pro-Family Leader Accused of Affair with Male Escort

By Peter J. Smith and John-Henry Westen MIAMI, Florida, May 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family advocates in North America have been left scratching their heads after news broke earlier this week that a prominent pro-family leader was caught on camera on April 13 with a homosexual male escort called “Lucien” when they arrived at Miami International Airport on Iberian Airlines Flight 6123.   Professor George Rekers, a co-founder of the Family Research Council (FRC) and an officer on the boards of the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) and American College of Pediatricians (ACP), has denied accusations […]
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Florida Gov. Crist Swaying Toward Veto for Abortion Mandate Opt-Out, Ultrasound Bill

By Kathleen Gilbert TALLAHASSEE, Florida, May 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  Facing immense pressure to veto a measure that both opts the state out of the federal health law's abortion mandate and requires ultrasounds before abortion, Florida governor Charlie Crist has said that, even though he is personally “pro-life,” he may strike down the bill out of unwillingness “to impose my will on others.” The controversial bill, HB 1143, requires abortionists to give women an opportunity to view ultrasound images of their unborn children before an abortion, and to provide a “description of the fetus, including a description of the various […]
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Florida Axes Taxpayer Abortion Mandate from Health Care Exchanges

Friday April 30, 2010 Florida Axes Taxpayer Abortion Mandate from Health Care Exchanges By Peter J. Smith Updated at 6:25pm on 4/30/10. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a dramatic wrap-up to this year’s legislative session, Florida lawmakers passed a health care bill that makes Florida the fourth state to opt out of the national health care bill’s abortion-mandate, guaranteeing that insurance plans that cover abortions and participate in the state’s new health care exchange cannot receive tax dollars. The bill also requires abortionists to give their patients an ultrasound before performing an abortion, a provision which generated […]
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Pelosi Invoked Fr. Hesburgh to Turn ‘No’ Health Bill Vote to ‘Yes’

Monday March 29, 2010 Pelosi Invoked Fr. Hesburgh to Turn ‘No’ Health Bill Vote to ‘Yes’ By Kathleen Gilbert SOUTH BEND, Indiana, March 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, the prestigious former president of the University of Notre Dame, may have helped swing a critical House Democrat vote to the “yes” column after House Speaker Pelosi asked for his help, reported the LA Times and the Associated Press last Tuesday. The South Bend Tribune confirmed the report on Friday. Hesburgh was called in to persuade U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) to vote for the health care bill despite the […]
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Bishop Tells Pro-Life Democrat: Nuns Can’t Absolve ObamaCare Vote

Tuesday March 30, 2010 Bishop Tells Pro-Life Democrat: Nuns Can’t Absolve ObamaCare Vote By Peter J. Smith EVANSVILLE, Indiana, March 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic nuns cannot absolve U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.) for voting for the Senate’s health care reform bill and failing to protect the sanctity of life, says Ellsworth’s own bishop. Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger of Evansville went after Ellsworth, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, and other “skitterish” pro-life politicians for using the statements of Network, a “social justice” lobby of Catholic nuns, and the Catholic Health Association to “digress and absolve themselves from the constant position […]
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Coalition: Keep Students Home on Homosexualist ‘Day of Silence’

Tuesday March 16, 2010 Coalition: Keep Students Home on Homosexualist ‘Day of Silence’ TINLEY PARK, Illinois, March 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A national coalition of organizations committed to preserving parental rights in public education is urging parents to keep their children at home from schools that are complying with the Day of Silence endorsing homosexuality. The Day of Silence on April 16 is a political protest sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) that encourages acceptance of homosexuality and Gender Identity Disorder by asking students to refuse to speak in class, in honor of homosexual victims of […]
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Glenn Beck on President Obama’s Deep Socialist Roots

Wednesday April 7, 2010 Glenn Beck on President Obama’s Deep Socialist Roots By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservative commentator Glenn Beck revealed evidence which he says shows that President Obama’s upbringing was steeped in socialism – the primary political ideology Beck contends formed the man who has made clear he intends to “fundamentally transform America.” While Beck emphasized repeatedly on his FOX television program that he was not attacking Obama’s family, he said that Americans should know the philosophical foundations of Obama’s life and that “the tragedy of this kid’s childhood is staggering.” “His […]
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Breaking: Wisconsin Facility Abandons Late-term Abortion Plan under Pro-Life Fire

By Kathleen Gilbert MADISON, Wisconsin, May 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-Life Wisconsin (PLW), through the Alliance Defense Fund, announced Wednesday that they have received official confirmation from the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office that the Madison Surgery Center (MSC) has abandoned its plans to perform late-term abortions.   “We give credit first and foremost to God for this pro-life victory,” said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin, in a statement Wednesday. “Pro-life grassroots activism works. We have held countless prayer vigils, attended by thousands; aired hundreds of pro-life television commercials in the Madison area; tens of thousands of people signed […]
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