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Personhood Nevada Denied Right to Circulate Petition

Tuesday June 15, 2010 Personhood Nevada Denied Right to Circulate Petition CARSON CITY, Neveda, June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Personhood Nevada, through many legal battles, has been denied the right to circulate their pro-life petition in the state. The ACLU joined forces with Planned Parenthood, delaying the petition in court and denying the many ready and willing Nevada volunteers their right to circulate the petition. “We have several issues at the heart of this matter,” explained Keith Mason, co-founder of Personhood USA. “First, we have judicial activists ruling against the petition, despite the fact that nearly similar language has been […]
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NY Catholic Parish: ‘Live the Gospel at Pride Parade’

Tuesday June 15, 2010 NY Catholic Parish: ‘Live the Gospel at Pride Parade’ By Patrick B. Craine NEW YORK CITY, June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Jesuit-run Catholic parish in New York City is promoting the New York City “LGBT” Pride March in defiance of a directive from New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, reports Pewsitter.com. The website says a confidential source has revealed that Archbishop Dolan has written to Fr. Joe Costantino, pastor of St. Francis Xavier parish, indicating he does not want a group participating in the June 27 march under the auspices of the parish. The text of […]
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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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Chicago Archdiocese-Honored Priest Pushes Women’s Ordination

Wednesday April 14, 2010 Chicago Archdiocese-Honored Priest Pushes Women’s Ordination By Patrick B. Craine CHICAGO, Illinois, April 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fresh from being honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Archdiocese of Chicago, presented by Cardinal Francis George, Fr. Michael Pfleger has come out publicly with his support for women’s ordination. In a 70-minute homily for Divine Mercy Sunday on the need to overcome fear, the pastor of Saint Sabina’s Catholic Church related how Christ’s disciples had deserted him when he was taken to be crucified. “They ran away when he most needed them. Only John at the […]
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Louisiana Passes Opt-Out Bill Voiding ObamaCare’s Abortion Mandate

Monday June 14, 2010 Louisiana Passes Opt-Out Bill Voiding ObamaCare’s Abortion Mandate By Peter J. Smith Updated 0614/2010 8:20pm BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, June 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Louisiana State House successfully has passed a measure that will make “the Bayou State” the fourth in the nation to opt-out of the abortion mandates of the recently enacted national health care reform. Democrats and Republicans in the state Senate approved HB 1247, the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act, authored by Representative Frank Hoffman (R-West Monroe), by an overwhelming majority of 28 – 3 on Monday. H.R. 1247 prohibits abortion coverage by health […]
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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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Pro-Life TV Show Nominated For Emmy Award

Friday June 11, 2010 Pro-Life TV Show Nominated For Emmy Award By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CINCINNATI, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cincinnati-based Life Issues Institute has announced that their compelling pro-life TV show, Facing Life Head-On, captured the attention of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and has earned a nomination for the prestigious Emmy Award. Facing Life Head-On, a weekly television show sponsored by Life Issues Institute, is one of 4 nominees in the NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter’s “Interview/Discussion Program” category. Winners will be announced July 31. “This is great news-not just for us, but for […]
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Breaking: Florida Governor Crist Vetoes Abortion Ultrasound Bill

Friday June 11, 2010 Breaking: Florida Governor Crist Vetoes Abortion Ultrasound Bill By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 5:30pm EST 6.14.10 TALLAHASSEE, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who has repeatedly claimed to be a pro-life politician, has vetoed a measure that would have required an ultrasound to be performed on abortion-bound women after weeks of high-pressure lobbying on both sides of the abortion issue in the state. The bill was seen as potentially a key step forward for the pro-life movement in Florida. Had it become law, abortionists would have been obligated to perform an ultrasound to show […]
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New Report: U.S. Taxpayers a $1 Billion+ Gold Mine for Abortion Industry

By James Tillman and Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Taxpayers have funded abortion advocacy organizations to the tune of over a billion dollars between 2002 and 2009, according to a new report by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO). However, these figures may only be the tip of the iceberg.  At a press conference on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., members of Congress and pro-life advocates unveiled the GAO findings. According to the report, Advocates for Youth received a total of $8.7 million (2002-2009); the Guttmacher Institute, $12.7 million (2002-2008); International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), $93.8 million (2002-2009); […]
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Rep. Smith Vows to Oppose Military Abortions in Defense Bill

Friday June 11, 2010 Rep. Smith Vows to Oppose Military Abortions in Defense Bill By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) has vowed to block an amendment to the FY 2011 Department of Defense Authorization bill that would permit abortions in military medical facilities. The amendment would destroy a ban on abortion in military facilities that has existed since 1996. “Our military facilities should be a place of hope and healing, not intentional destruction of innocent human life,” said Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04). “This amendment will mean that as many as 260 military […]
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