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Pro-Life TV Show Nominated For Emmy Award

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CINCINNATI, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cincinnati-based Life Issues Institute has announced that their compelling pro-life TV show, Facing Life Head-On, captured the attention of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and has earned a nomination for the prestigious Emmy Award. Facing Life Head-On, a weekly television show sponsored by Life Issues Institute, is one of 4 nominees in the NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter's “Interview/Discussion Program” category. Winners will be announced July 31. “This is great news-not just for us, but for the whole pro-life community,” Brad Mattes, host and executive producer of the […]
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Judge’s Order Gives Rosary Student Reprieve from School’s Discipline

By Peter J. Smith SCHENECTADY, New York, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge ordered a New York school district to cease preventing a seventh grade student from wearing his rosary for the rest of the school year, giving time for lawyers to settle the conflict over the summer and sparing the boy from further disciplinary measures over his Catholic prayer beads.  U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn in Albany slapped a temporary restraining order on Schenectady school officials, preventing them from applying any sort of discipline on Raymond Hosier, 13, with respect to the rosary beads he wears […]
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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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13-Year-Old Self-Aborts Baby: 30-Year-Old Boyfriend Buries Body

By James Tillman LEHIGHTON, Pennsylvania, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  A 30-year old Pennsylvania man has been accused of raping a 13-year-old girl and burying the body of their child after she performed a home abortion on herself with a pencil. The girl attempted to perform the abortion on herself on Wednesday, June 2.  Over the next three days she became extremely ill and went into labor.  After she called her 30-year-old boyfriend, he told her to “push hard,” according to the Pocono Record, and she delivered the baby in the toilet.  The girl told the police that the baby was […]
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