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USCCB Pro-life Chair Slams FDA for Approving Abortion Drug Ella as ‘Emergency Contraception’

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities voiced “grave concern” to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its move toward approving a new drug, which pro-life leaders say would induce early abortions, as an “emergency contraceptive.” In a June 17 letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston criticized the FDA’s move to hold an advisory committee meeting on the drug Ulipristal, sold under the brand name Ella, “without broad public input or a full record on the drug’s safety for women […]
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Pro-Life License Plates Available in Massachusetts

BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Massachusetts is now offering specialty pro-life license plates, thanks to the efforts of the Massachusetts Choose Life organization. The plates have the words “Choose Life” written in black beneath the number, and an illustration of a mother cradling an infant beside the number.  They are available on the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles website. There is an initial registration fee of $50 plus a special plate fee of $40 to order the plates.  Twenty-eight dollars of the special plate fee goes to Choose Life, Inc., which will distribute the funds to Crisis Pregnancy […]
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Decision to Pull Plug on Gary Coleman Contradicted Living Will

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman June 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Former Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman's ex-wife decided to “pull the plug” on her husband after a head injury, contradicting his desires as expressed in a living will signed several years earlier, according to reports in Britain's Sun newspaper, the New York Daily News, and other major media. Coleman reportedly checked a box in his living will, which dates from 2006, with the label “choice to prolong life” and the description “I want my life to be prolonged as long as possible within the limits of generally accepted health care standards.” The […]
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Biden Promises Kenya ‘Money to Flow’ if Pro-Abort Constitution Passes

By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 6.21.10 NAIROBI, Kenya, June 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden travelled to Kenya to personally urge the country to pass a new constitution that would legalize abortion – and to assure Kenyans that such a change would “allow money to flow” from foreign aid treasuries. At the same time, a federal probe is attempting to determine whether the Obama Administration is violating federal law by using taxpayer money to lobby for the constitution, deeply controversial in Kenya in large part because of its abortion provisions. “We are hopeful, Barack Obama is hopeful, I am hopeful that […]
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Michigan Bill Demands Abortionists Give Women Best Ultrasound Images

By Peter J. Smith Updated: 06/18/10, 6:22pm EST LANSING, Michigan, June 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a measure to tighten up the state’s informed consent laws. The bill would mandate that mothers seeking an abortion receive high quality images of their unborn babies from the best ultrasound equipment available at the abortion facility. Under Michigan’s 2006 informed consent law, abortionists are required to give an ultrasound examination to a mother seeking an abortion, and must give her the option to view the live ultrasound screen and to receive a material picture of the unborn […]
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Southern Baptists Leaders Resolve to Rekindle Family Life, Condemn Divorce

By Peter J. Smith ORLANDO, Florida, June 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the last day of their annual meeting, U.S. leaders of Southern Baptists, a Christian denomination boasting 16.16 million members, approved resolutions of recommittment to vigorously promoting the institution of marriage and the family in their churches. The Baptist leaders especially condemned the scandal of divorce and legislative attempts to normalize homosexuality in the military and the workplace. More than 11,000 church delegates or “messengers” from across the U.S. attended the 153rd annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, which took place June 15-16 in Orlando, Florida. Messengers unanimously […]
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Interview: Pro-Lifer says Fed Lawsuit for Entering Abortuary Based on False Information

By Kathleen Gilbert SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life witness in San Antonio, Texas, is facing a lawsuit from the federal government after entering an abortion facility to offer pro-life alternatives to an abortion-bound couple. Federal law known as the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act was passed under President Clinton in 1994 and prohibits individuals from directly interfering with access to abortion. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in San Antonio by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, 56-year-old Juan Gaona is accused of entering the centre on April 17, 2009 and blocking the entrance […]
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Bishop Lynch Butts Heads with Cardinal George over Bishops’ Authority

By Kathleen Gilbert ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - One bishop on the board of the pro-ObamaCare Catholic Health Association (CHA) has contended that U.S. bishops do not have authority to state the official Catholic position on a given piece of legislation. The remarks put Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg in apparent conflict with the position of the current head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. Cardinal George has maintained the USCCB’s position against the federal health care bill and has repeatedly condemned the efforts of Sr. Carol Keehan, leader of […]
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Coalition Says Illegal Porn at ‘Epidemic Proportions,’ Demands Feds Take Action

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Firing what was called “the first salvo” in a new battle against the porn industry, a broad-based coalition called upon Congress and the Obama Administration to take immediate action against the producers and peddlers of obscene materials who are fueling the sexual exploitation of women and reshaping society into their own pornified image. At a congressional briefing in the Capitol Visitor’s Center on Tuesday, a standing-room-only crowd listened for 90 minutes to a panoply of speakers - experts in the field of pornography, sexual trauma, and criminal prosecution of obscenity, and a former […]
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Caught in the LifeLight: LSN Interviews Lila Rose

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Few youth have managed to captivate so completely the pro-life movement as Lila Rose, whose courageous undercover investigative work has helped to blow the lid on a culture of illegality and deception at Planned Parenthood facilities. Rose is President of Live Action Films, the group that has conducted investigative stings of abortion centers and released videos to the public documenting their devastating findings. The 20-year-old pro-life heroine displayed an eloquent clarity and confidence at Wednesday’s press conference at the Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington, D.C., which addressed the findings […]
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