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Boston Archdiocese Retreats from School’s Rejection of Lesbian Guardians

By James Tillman BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—The Archdiocese of Boston has said that it will help find a Catholic school for the ward of two lesbian parents, whose boy was rejected from a Catholic school after school administrators discovered that they were lesbian.    The ward of the lesbian guardians had been admitted to St. Paul's elementary school, but the acceptance was withdrawn after the lesbians' relationship was discovered. One of the boy's guardians told the AP that they knew the Church opposed homosexual relationships, but both wrote their names on the admission forms anyway. “We weren't hiding,” […]
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Mom to be Charged with Killing Unborn Infant while DUI

By James Tillman ATLANTA, Georgia, May 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Georgia woman is soon to be charged with killing her 24-week-old unborn baby in a car accident after fleeing police while driving under the influence of alcohol. According to police, Jessica Bruce refused to stop her car Wednesday when police tried to pull her over for going 85 mph in a suburban 65 mph zone outside of Atlanta.  While fleeing, she struck one car before spinning into oncoming traffic and being struck again, totaling her vehicle.  Bruce was cut from the wreckage of her car and taken to the […]
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Southern California Pro-Life Walk Aims to ‘Celebrate All Life’

SIMI VALLEY, CA, May 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On May 22, Celebrate All Life, a new pro-life group, will celebrate its first annual Interfaith Pro-Life Walk and Festival in Simi Valley, California. The event, which runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, is meant to be a celebration of life that crosses political, theological, and ideological boundaries. According to its website, the walk and festival “was born of the idea that the Life Movement could benefit from more positive representation in a setting that not only espoused the joy of human life in all its forms, but also removed boundaries […]
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Uproar after Catholic Marquette U. Rescinds Job Offer to Homosexualist Prof

By James Tillman MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, May 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—An uproar among homosexualist forces has ensued after Marquette University President Father Robert Wild withdrew a job offered to an openly lesbian professor, citing her academic writings' sexually explicit content as out of line with Catholic teaching. According to some reports, Milwaukee Archboshop Jerome Listecki's input on the matter was a key influence his decision to withdraw the offer.   Jodi O'Brien, who is currently a Sociology professor at Seattle University, which is also a Jesuit Catholic Institution, had been offered the job of dean of the Marquette College of Arts and Sciences, before Marquette University […]
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Laura Bush: It’s Good that Gay Marriage is Coming

By James Tillman LOS ANGELES, California, May 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—In an interview on Larry King Live this Tuesday, former first lady Laura Bush said that she disagreed with her husband regarding the legality of both gay “marriage” and abortion. Mrs. Bush, known for her previous reticence on controversial issues, has been promoting her memoir “Spoken from the Heart” in recent weeks. Larry King pointed out that, in her memoir, she admits asking her husband during the 2004 presidential campaign not to make gay “marriage” a significant issue. “Do you think we should have it?” King asked. “Well, I think that […]
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AUL: Kagan Donated to Pro-Abort Group

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While Soliciter General Elena Kagan has been touted by many in the media as a “moderate” pick for the Supreme Court, even on the volatile issue of abortion, Kagan has revealed her pro-abortion loyalties by contributing financially to the pro-abortion National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF), reported Americans United for Life Wednesday. NPWF, according to its own website, works “to increase women’s access to quality, confidential reproductive health services and block attempts to limit reproductive rights and reverse hard-won gains.” The organization goes on to specify “contraceptive services and supplies, […]
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Pro-Life Dem Topples Pro-ObamaCare Incumbent in West Virginia Primary

By Peter J. Smith CHARLESTON, West Virginia, May 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates have claimed their first victory in their effort to topple Democrat Congressmen who identify as pro-life, but who voted for abortion-expanding health care reform legislation earlier this year. Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-W.Va.) was ousted from the seat he has held for nearly 28 years by his more pro-life and conservative challenger in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. Pro-life state Sen. Mike Oliverio won the primary with 56 percent of the vote to Mollohan's 44 percent, meaning that Oliverio will run to represent West Virginia’s first […]
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Pro-Aborts Rally, Urging Florida Gov. Crist to Kill Pro-Life Ultrasound Bill

By James Tillman TALLAHASSEE, Florida, May 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—Pro-abortion protestors gathered Thursday in cities across Florida to protest the pro-life HB 1143 – just one part of a barrage of pressure against Governor Charlie Crist to try to force him to veto the measure. Crist, who has a mixed record on abortion, recently said that although he considers himself “pro-life,” he may veto the landmark bill out of a reluctance to “impose my will on others.” Planned Parenthood has launched a massive statewide campaign calling on him to veto the bill since it was passed by the state legislature April 30: rallies […]
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House Members: New Obama Admin. Rule Tramples Law, Enables Sex-Traffickers

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of U.S. representatives are claiming that a new rule regarding HIV funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which becomes effective Thursday, undermines U.S. anti-sex trafficking and prostitution efforts. The representatives argue that the rule will open the floodgates of U.S. taxpayer money to organizations which participate in or deliberately ignore sex trafficking and prostitution. At a Thursday press conference, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), the author of a landmark U.S. anti-trafficking law and two subsequent anti-trafficking laws, and Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16), who is also a human rights […]
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New Documentary on Homosexual Threat to Religious Freedom

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—The Family Research Council (FRC) has released a new documentary addressing the threat that a homosexualist non-discrimination law being pushed in America poses to religious liberty and to freedom of speech. The documentary, entitled “ENDA: The End of Religious Freedom in America,” exposes the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which ostensibly intends to prohibit businesses from discriminating against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. However, as pro-family leaders warn, the legislation has already been shown to wreak havoc on Christian professionals in other countries where it has passed. “ENDA is better called […]
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