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Senate Committee again Votes to Permanently Repeal Mexico City Policy

Monday August 2, 2010 Senate Committee again Votes to Permanently Repeal Mexico City Policy By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., August 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A year after the same maneuver ended in defeat, a Senate committee has again approved an amendment to the foreign appropriations bill that would codify President Obama’s repeal of the Mexico City Policy. The measure would make international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortion permanently eligible for U.S. foreign funds. Since its institution by president Ronald Reagan in 1984, the policy, dubbed the “Global Gag Rule” by pro-abortion groups, has undergone repeal and reinstatement by […]
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Chicago’s ‘Bubble Zone’ Lands Praying Pro-Lifer in Court

Thursday July 29, 2010 Chicago’s ‘Bubble Zone’ Lands Praying Pro-Lifer in Court By Peter J. Smith CHICAGO, July 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life protestor, arrested while praying his rosary in front of a Chicago Planned Parenthood, is pleading “not guilty” to charges that he violated Chicago’s “bubble zone” ordinance which protects abortion clinics. Joseph Holland, a Northwestern University graduate student, was arrested by police on a charge of disorderly conduct on July 3. Staff at Planned Parenthood Near North’s abortion clinic called police, alleging that Holland was violating a city ordinance passed late 2009, which prohibits individuals in the […]
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Over 200 Military Physicians Petition for No Abortion on Military Bases

Tuesday August 3, 2010 Over 200 Military Physicians Petition for No Abortion on Military Bases WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Over 200 active and retired military physicians have signed a letter organized by the 16,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA), in which they ask Senators to vote against the FY 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, unless an amendment permitting abortions to be performed on military bases is stripped from the bill. “In addition to facilitating further destruction of unborn life, the provision will place military physicians with life-honoring convictions in the unenviable position of either disobeying orders, abandoning their […]
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Late-term Abortionists Dump Kansas Licenses, Will Avoid Discipline

Albuquerque, NM, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two Albuquerque late-term abortionists who worked for George Tiller’s Women’s Health Care Services (WHCS) in Wichita, Kansas, before it permanently closed last year have dumped their Kansas medical licenses. Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue, has speculated that the move was deliberately made in order to place the pair outside the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA). Tiller and his employees have come under intense scrutiny from the KSBHA for engaging in practices of questionable legality. The first of the two Tiller abortionists, Shelley Sella, cancelled her Kansas […]
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Forced Abortion Charges against Church of Scientology Dismissed

By James Tillman LOS ANGELES, California, Aug. 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Los Angeles District Court judge has dismissed charges filed against the Church of Scientology by former member Claire Headley, reports the St. Petersburg Times. Headley alleged that the organization forced her to have two abortions while she and her husband Marc were employed in Scientology's “Sea Org.” Sea Org members are the elite of the Church of Scientology; they sign pledges representing a billion-year commitment and may work 80-100 hour weeks for very little pay.  There are about 6,000 Sea Org members worldwide; notably, members are not permitted […]
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Pro-family Leaders Aghast at Gay Judge’s Decision to Overturn Prop. 8

By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family leaders have reacted with outrage at Wednesday's ruling by a homosexual federal judge to overturn California's constitutional amendment banning same-sex “marriage” by alleging that there is no “rational basis” to limit marriage to one man and one woman. Chief Judge Vaughn Walker of the U.S. District Court for Northern District of California struck down Proposition 8 in a lengthy 138-page judicial activist ruling, saying that an anti-homosexual animus was the only reason for Californians enacting the amendment by referendum in 2008. The amendment states “Only marriage between a […]
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Expert: U.S. AG’s New Strategy to Stop Sexual Abuse of Children is Flawed

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the “first ever National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction.”  The strategy is meant to provide a comprehensive threat assessment of the dangers children face, including child pornography, online stalking, and child sex tourism, and to outline how to fight them. Robert Peters, President of Morality in Media (MIM), nevertheless pointed out that Holder's plan ignores an important fact: the proliferation of hardcore pornography leads to the sexual exploitation of children in a variety of ways.  Holder's plan, he believes, thus ignores […]
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Nashville Priest May Face Canonical Discipline Over Heretical Video

By Patrick B. Craine NASHVILLE, Tennessee, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A priest of the Nashville diocese may be facing canonical discipline after putting out a video on the front of his parish website this week denouncing the Pope and various Church teachings such as those against divorce, contraception, women's ordination, and the married priesthood. The video, titled 'The State of our Church', is staged as an interview of the priest, Fr. Joseph Patrick Breen, by one of his parishioners at St. Edward's Catholic Church.  It appears to be an attempt at reaching out to fallen-away Catholics.  The video was picked […]
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Homosexual Activists Plan August Lobbying Blitz to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to press releases from two homosexualist lobby groups, activists will begin a campaign this month, directed at senators from 10 states, to persuade them to vote for repealing the law that bans openly homosexual people from serving in the military. Lobbyists from the homosexual “rights” groups Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) are set to descend upon the offices of senators from Arkansas, Indiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Virginia as part of their “Countdown 2010” campaign. “As […]
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