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Gates Foundation Explains Bill Gates Re: Vaccines Reducing Population

by James Tillman March 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When Microsoft co-founder and population-control advocate Bill Gates spoke recently of using vaccines to reduce world population, he set off a wave of speculation over his possible allusion to covert sterilization programs.  According to the Gates Foundation, however, the multi-billionaire in fact advocates vaccine use to decrease child mortality – something he claims actually decreases population growth. Gates' comments occurred while he was speaking to a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference on how humans might reduce their CO2 emissions in order to reduce global warming. “Until we get near to zero [carbon emissions]” he claimed, “the temperature […]
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NRLC: Vote for Health Bill ‘a Career-Defining Pro-abortion Vote’

WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The following statement may be attributed to Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliated right-to-life organizations in all 50 states.   HOW IMPORTANT IS THE HOUSE VOTE ON THE HEALTH CARE BILL?   On abortion policy, the health care bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi brought to the House floor last November was extremely bad (before the House fixed it by adopting the Stupak-Pitts Amendment)—but the Senate health bill (H.R. 3590) is worse.     The Senate health bill is a 2,407-page labyrinth strewn with the […]
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Justice Roberts Rejects DC Marriage Bid, but Hints Later Appeal Possible

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued the one-man order this week turning down an appeal by traditional marriage supporters, who attempted to stop enactment of the District of Columbia's same-sex “marriage” law Wednesday. While some gay “marriage” advocates took the order as a sign of support, Roberts indicated that he did not intend to close the door on future action against the measure, but preferred that the question be dealt with first in a lower court already considering the case.   Pro-family attorneys had filed an injunction with […]
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AFA Founder Donald Wildmon Steps Down

By Kathleen Gilbert TUPELO, Mississippi, March 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Donald E. Wildmon, the chairman of the American Family Association (AFA) for more than 30 years, has resigned as chairman of the board, the organization announced this week. According to the AFA statement, Wildmon, 72, has stepped down following several months of illness following a mosquito bite that transferred the St. Louis enchephalitis virus.  Encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, can range from mild to severe symptoms including confusion, seizures, and hallucinations. The AFA said Wildmon has spent 121 days in the hospital and rehab from August to November 2009, […]
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NRLC: Vote for Health Bill ‘a Career-Defining Pro-abortion Vote’

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lawmakers in the House who vote to swallow whole the massively abortion-expanding Senate health care bill should be prepared to have their record on life issues marred forever, warns Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the NRLC. “When all of the pro-abortion provisions are considered in total, the Senate bill is the most pro-abortion single piece of legislation that has ever come to the House floor for a vote, since Roe v. Wade,” Johnson said in a statement Friday.  “Any House member who votes for the Senate health bill is casting […]
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Twitter RU-486 Abortion Chronicles to ‘Demystify’ Procedure Go Sour

By Kathleen Gilbert March 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A blogger known as Angie the Anti-Theist caused a stir both on the Internet and the mainstream media last month after word spread that she had decided to “live-tweet” her abortion – that is, issue regular updates on the process of her RU-486 medical abortion on the microblogging tool Twitter. But what followed – a raft of complaints about severe pain and days of unexpected bleeding – may have had the opposite of the intended effect. A Youtube video recorded just after beginning the process shows the young woman, who calls herself […]
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Lawsuit: Indiana Civil Rights Agency Violated Rights of Catholic Home Schooling Families

HAMILTON COUNTY, Indiana, March 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) is facing a lawsuit alleging the agency has unconstitutionally stepped beyond the scope of its authority by claiming it had the power to review and penalize a Catholic home schooling group of nine families on civil rights charges. The Chicago-based Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm, filed a 127-page lawsuit claiming that the ICRC has arrogated to itself virtually unlimited authority to second guess and then penalize trivial decisions by such small groups of private citizens and families. The case revolves around nine […]
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Washington State Citizens to Protest Assisted Suicide Law Friday

SEATTLE, March 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  At noon on the first anniversary of the implementation of Washington's Death With Dignity Act on Friday, a local anti-euthanasia group has announced a demonstration against the law in front of the University of Washington Medical Center.   According to Eileen Geller, RN, BSN, President of True Compassion Advocates, protestors will “stand in solidarity with seniors, people with disabilities, and other victims of the 'collateral damage' caused by legalized assisted suicide in Washington.”   Over 52 Washingtonians have died under the Death with Dignity Act since the law was implemented. There were a total […]
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Illinois Considers ‘Presumed Consent’ Organ Harvesting Bill

By Kathleen Gilbert PEORIA, Illinois, March 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Illinois senator is pushing legislation that would allow doctors to harvest organs from citizens who have not explicitly given consent for the procedure. The Journal Star reported Monday that a hearing was scheduled this week for Sen. Dale Risinger's bill that would establish a “presumed consent” policy governing organ donation for individuals 18 and older. “This is an important first step to getting a law in Illinois that helps us have more organ donors,” said Risinger, a Republican. Risinger said he was open to public input suggesting revisions to […]
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