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Pro-Lifers Appeal to Gov. Christie to Intervene on Behalf of ‘Choose Life’ Plates

By James Tillman TRENTON, New Jersey, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)—The Children First Foundation (CFF) has appealed to pro-life Governor Chris Christie to intervene to get the “Choose Life” license plate approved by the state of New Jersey. “We are asking Gov. Christie to ask his new [Motor Vehicle Commission] chief administrator, Ray Martinez, to approve our plate without further delay,” said CFF President Elizabeth Rex. The Children's CFF first submitted an application for a “Choose Life” license plate in January of 2003.  The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) initially approved the plate, but later reversed its decision on the grounds […]
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Int’l Couples Flock to U.S. for Gender-Selective In-Vitro Fertilization

By Kathleen Gilbert LOS ANGELES, California, August 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Couples from countries that ban sex-selective in-vitro fertilization (IVF) have found a haven in clinics in the United States, where the practice is far less regulated. In an article for Scotland's Daily Record newspaper, Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg of The Fertility Institute said that five couples have travelled from Scotland to undergo the sex-selection procedure at his clinics in New York and Los Angeles, which have been described as the worldwide leaders in gender selection. The article notes that couples who “suffer from gender disappointment ” often remortgage their homes […]
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Schwarzenegger: Let Gays Marry Immediately

By James Tillman SACRAMENTO, California, August 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging Judge Vaughn Walker to discontinue the stay that the judge placed on the enforcement of his own ruling against Proposition 8, and to thereby let homosexuals marry. Judge Walker issued his explosive decision against traditional marriage last week; however, he decided to enjoin enforcement of his order and not to allow gay “marriages” to commence immediately in the state, pending the inevitable appeal of his ruling by defenders of true marriage. “The Administration believes the public interest is best served by permitting the Court’s judgment […]
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UPDATE: Federal Judge Rules Proposition 8 Unconstitutional

Wednesday August 4, 2010 UPDATE: Federal Judge Rules Proposition 8 Unconstitutional By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, California, Aug. 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has ruled that California’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman is unconstitutional, because it excludes same-sex unions. Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, who presides over the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, declared Proposition 8 had no “rational basis” in a 138-page ruling on the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case released Wednesday afternoon. Walker struck down the amendment, which states “Only marriage between a man and […]
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Pro-Life Television Show Wins Emmy Award

Tuesday August 3, 2010 Pro-Life Television Show Wins Emmy Award August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Producers and staff members with the weekly pro-life television show Facing Life Head-On are celebrating after the show was awarded a regional Emmy in the category of Interview and Discussion. “I believe this is a first for the pro-life movement—receiving an accolade at this level by the media industry, much less the Academy,” said Brad Mattes, host and executive producer of the show. The show, which is a project of the Life Issues Institute, won the award on the strength of an episode in which […]
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Pro-Abortion Activist Licks Pro-Lifer’s Camera

Wednesday August 4, 2010 Pro-Abortion Activist Licks Pro-Lifer’s Camera By James Tillman ROCKFORD, Illinois, August 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-abortion activist threatened pro-lifers outside of the Northern Illinois Women’s Center (NIWC) before licking the camera lens of a pro-lifer videotaping his aggressive behavior. He then explained his actions to a police officer by blaming pro-lifers for waking him up with their noise, although most of the noise on the scene was being caused by abortion supporters. On July 30, James Harnden first advanced towards Bill Landerholm, who was using stilts to allow him to look over the fence around […]
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Chicago Drops Charges against Arrested Pro-Lifer

Wednesday August 4, 2010 Chicago Drops Charges against Arrested Pro-Lifer By Peter J. Smith CHICAGO, August 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The City of Chicago will not be pursuing charges against a pro-life advocate accused of violating the city’s “bubble-zone” ordinance by praying in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. Pro-life student Joseph Holland, a Northwestern University graduate student, was accused of violating a city ordinance passed in 2009 that prohibits individuals in the 50 foot radius of an abortion clinic from approaching within eight feet of its clients, without consent, “for the purpose of passing a leaflet or handbill […]
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Opinion: The APA’s Biased Paper on Same-Sex Attraction and Therapy

Wednesday August 4, 2010 Opinion: The APA’s Biased Paper on Same-Sex Attraction and Therapy Dale O’Leary August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The debate over therapy for same-sex attraction (SSA) and gender identity disorder (GID) has been going on for years. Recently, the APA put out a paper designed to resolve the issue. However, the introduction of the APA’s Task Force Report on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation defines the parameters for the discussion in such a way that the defenders of therapy for SSA and GID are positioned in the worst possible light. The issue is essentially decided in […]
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Pro-Life Speaker Melanie Pritchard’s “Miraculous” Recovery

Wednesday August 4, 2010 Pro-Life Speaker Melanie Pritchard’s “Miraculous” Recovery By Mark Henry PHOENIX, AZ, August 4, 2010 (Catholic Online) – It all started out 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning when Melanie Pritchard texted my wife Tina telling her that she was going into labor and “asking for prayers.” After Tina and I returned from morning Mass, Melanie’s friend Meghan called Tina in tears telling us that Melanie’s heart stopped during delivery and she desperately needed our prayers. During the frantic drive to the hospital, my wife was distraught. She loved Melanie like a younger sister. In Melanie’s eyes, her greatest […]
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