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The Cost of Contraception: Women’s Health – Response to CNN

By Jenn Giroux FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, June 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As a Registered Nurse and mother of 9 I am stunned at the mis-information found in Adam Sonfield's CNN article entitled:  “What if Contraception were always covered?” Sonfield claims that there is overwhelming medical, social and economic benefit to contraception access.  The complete opposite is true. Undeniable medical evidence confirms that use of the pill increases a woman's risk and incident for Breast, Cervical, and Liver Cancer.  Prior to the pill and the widespread use of contraception there were known to be 5 sexually transmitted diseases. Today there are more than 30. Will […]
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Trend Shows National Association of Evangelicals Joining Contraception Bandwagon

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Association of Evangelicals appears to be shifting away from its neutral stance on contraception in favor of a qualified endorsement of the practice. A new survey released by the NAE claiming to represent 45,000 evangelical churches reveals that Evangelical pastors overwhelmingly believe in artificial contraception. “Most associate evangelicals with Catholics in their steady leadership in pro-life advocacy, and rightly so,” said Leith Anderson, president of the NAE, in a press release. “But it may come as a surprise that unlike the Catholic church, we are open to contraception.” “Our leaders […]
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Poll Shows Big Bounce for Harry Reid’s GOP Challenger

By Peter J. Smith LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle has surged in the polls after capturing the Republican nomination in Nevada, seizing a substantial lead over Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose popularity tanked after forcing through the unpopular and pro-abortion health care reform.  Angle, the dark-horse GOP Tea Party candidate who decisively won Tuesday’s 3-way GOP primary, has seized an 11-point lead over Reid in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race, according to a new Rasmussen poll.  A Rasmussen telephone survey conducted Wednesday evening showed Angle garnering the support of 50% […]
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Pro-Life Carly Fiorina to Rumble with Boxer in California Senate Match

By Peter J. Smith SACRAMENTO, California, June 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life Republican and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina cruised to victory in Tuesday’s GOP Senate primary, toppling a pro-abortion as well as a pro-life challenger, winning the right to face-off against pro-abort U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in November. Fiorina raked in 55 percent of the vote to defeat pro-abort candidate Tom Campbell, a former Congressman once favored to win the nomination. Campbell lost his primary lead over Fiorina mid-May and sank to finish with 23 percent of the vote. Finishing third was pro-life state Assemblyman and “Tea Party” […]
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GOP Nominates Pro-Life Tea-Party Woman to Defeat Harry Reid

By Peter J. Smith LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life and former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle was carried to victory yesterday, winning the Nevada GOP nomination, thanks largely to the enthusiastic support of the local tea-party movement. She will now take on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat whose popularity has suffered enormously in the state due to his role in passing the national health care reform law. Just two months ago, Angle was fairly unknown just two months ago when she polled in the single digits behind 2 other pro-life challengers – Nevada Republican Chairwoman […]
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To Equality and Beyond: CA Tax Break for Gays May Exceed that for Married Couples

By James Tillman SACRAMENTO, California, June 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—The IRS has released a memorandum stating that Californian registered domestic partners (RDPs), the great majority of whom are homosexual couples, must average their incomes and each report this averaged amount on their separately filed tax returns. This ruling gives homosexual couples a tax break similar to that given to married couples and even means that (according to one analysis) that under some circumstances homosexual RDPs will pay less income tax than would heterosexual married couples with the same income. The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage to be only […]
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Pastor Arrested for Praying in Front of Washington Abortion Facility

By James Tillman and Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, DC, June 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, was arrested on Tuesday for praying on property where hundreds have prayed before – in front of the Washington, DC Planned Parenthood (PP) facility. The grass and walkway between the facility and the road have often been the scene of peaceful prayer protests. Several weeks ago, however, PP built a fence around the walkway and put up signs claiming that the area is private property. According to Mahoney and others, however, the claim is absurd.  “Thomas Jefferson […]
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Pro-Life Hero to be Ordained a Catholic Priest

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, June 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following a journey from Reform Judaism through the Episcopal Church, pro-life hero Deacon Paul Schenck, who was involved in founding Operation Rescue, is soon to be ordained a Catholic priest. “I consider the most important pro-life battlefield to be religious indifference,” he told LifeSiteNews.  “I hope that as a Catholic priest, I'll help to awaken Catholics and all people of conscience from the slumber of indifference to authentic concern and effort to defend innocent lives.” Together with his brother Robert, Schenck was raised as a Reform Jew on Grand Island, […]
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Connecticut Judge Rules Assisted Suicide for “Humanitarian Reasons” a Crime

By Peter J. Smith HARTFORD, Connecticut, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Connecticut Superior Court judge has ruled against two doctors who argued that a state law against assisted suicide did not prohibit them from prescribing lethal drugs to consenting patients who were expected to die anyway. The Hartford Courant reports that Judge Julia Aurigemma dismissed the case brought by Ronald Levine and Gary Blick, who asserted in their lawsuit against the state that “assisted suicide” is not the same thing as “aid in dying”– a claim Aurigemma flatly rejected. “[The statute] is aimed at precisely the situation presented by the […]
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North Carolina 7th Graders to Learn About IUDs, Abortifacients, Condoms

By James Tillman RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – North Carolina schools are preparing to implement the “Healthy Youth Act,” signed on June 30, 2009 and set to take effect in the 2010-11 school year. It states that students from 7th to 9th grade should be taught “about the effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods in preventing pregnancy.” Students will be taught about male and female condoms, diaphragms, sponges, cervical caps, spermicides, oral contraceptives, contraceptive rings, the abortifacient “morning after pill,” and other methods of birth control, unless their parents explicitly request that their child be excluded from […]
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