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26 Pro-Life Groups Unite in Nationwide Protest Against Birth Control Pill

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American Life League and 26 other pro-life organizations have joined together for “Protest the Pill Day: The Pill Kills the Environment” on June 5. At the national event launch at 11 a.m. outside of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Dr. James Joyce, M.D., Jennifer Giroux, R.N., and pro-life activists Marie Hahnenberg, Michael Hichborn and Katie Walker will testify to the harmful effects birth control has on our environment and our health. The event will draw attention to the environmental and health hazards of the nation's most commonly used contraceptive method – the birth […]
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From Bush to Obama: Sanctity of Human Life Day to Gay Pride Month

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, May 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has for the second year in a row issued a proclamation declaring June “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.”  While prior to his leaving office President George W. Bush issued a Sanctity of Life Day proclamation for 2009, such a proclamation was rejected by President Obama for 2010. Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America was not surprised by President Obama's actions. “Obama is consistent,” Wright told LifeSiteNews. “He takes the side that is short-sighted, harmful to individuals and society, and focused on self. He sides […]
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Evangelicals Launch Effort to ‘Reduce Abortions,’ Float Contraceptive Advocacy

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., May 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Association of Evangelicals has issued a new resolution on abortion advocacy that calls for pursuing “common ground” towards reducing the abortion rate in America, and included contraception as among possible means of achieving that goal. The “common ground” talking point is often heard from the likes of pro-abortion giants such as President Obama, who famously lectured University of Notre Dame graduates on using “fair-minded words” and not “demonizing” proponents of the legalized killing of unborn children. The leader of the new initiative nonetheless told LifeSiteNews.com that the statements were […]
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Gary Coleman’s Quick Removal off Life Support and Resulting Death Raises Questions

Commentary by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman   May 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The death of Gary Coleman has elicited reactions of surprise and sadness from Americans who had come to know and love the actor through his role on the popular situation comedy Diff'rent Strokes during the late 70s and early 80s.   However, what is not being discussed in the mainstream media, what is being assiduously avoided, are the obvious questions: is it certain how Coleman sustained his deadly head injury, and why did his wife “pull the plug” on her husband only hours after he was put on life support, and only […]
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U.S. Senate Committee Oks Amendment Ditching Military Abortion Ban

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., May 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a closed committee mark-up Thursday, Senator Roland Burris (D-IL) successfully offered an amendment that would break with current longstanding policy and permit the performance of abortions in both domestic and overseas military facilities.     The amendment, which  passed by a vote of 15-12,  would strike Section 1093(b) of Title 10 of the US Code, which states: “No medical treatment facility or other facility of the Department of Defense may be used to perform an abortion except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were […]
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Veto Stands on Oklahoma Abortion Coverage Ban as Reps Run out of Time

By Peter J. Smith Updated 5:50 pm EST OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, May 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-abortion Gov. Brad Henry will see his fourth veto of pro-life Oklahoma legislation stand after the Oklahoma legislature, which overrode the last three, ran out of time Friday to mount a veto override on an abortion coverage ban. The governor vetoed the measure late Wednesday evening, giving the legislature little time to react before this year’s legislative session ended by law at 5 p.m. today. The sponsor of HR 3290, Rep. Skye McNiel (R-Bristow), told the Tulsa World that she would not seek to override […]
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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 of Appeals voted 2-1 to sustain the ruling of a district judge who had already exercised a modicum […]
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U.S. House, Senate Committee Vote to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask’

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., May 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 234-194 to include a repeal of the military's “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” (DADT) policy banning open homosexuals from service in the armed forces to a defense spending bill Thursday night. Hours earlier, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted 16-12 to approve the repeal for their version of the must-pass bill. Only five House Republicans voted in favor of the repeal, while 26 Democrats voted against. In the Senate committee, the only Republican to support the repeal was Sen. Susan Collins of Maine; Democrat Sen. […]
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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 Latimer poisoned to death his daughter, 13-year-old Tracy, who had cerebral palsy, […]
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Pro-Life Carly Fiorina Now Ahead in GOP Battle for Cal. Senate Nomination

By Peter J. Smith SACRAMENTO, California, May 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With less than two weeks remaining before the Republican primary, pro-life businesswoman Carly Fiorina has managed to take the lead in a three-way primary over a pro-abortion rival and a pro-life “tea party” candidate in California. Recent polls show Fiorina surging ahead in the primary set for June 8. The winner of the three-way GOP battle royal will then challenge pro-abortion California Democratic senator Barbara Boxer, a three-term incumbent, in November. Survey USA poll shows that Fiorina has doubled her number of GOP supporters in the race, from 24 percent, to […]
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