Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Life Issues News—Daily Report October 17, 2007

Please read this blog posting for details of this new form of daily news reporting by Vote Life, Canada!


Recent postings from Vote Life, Canada!

Winnipeg Archbishop James Weisgerber Elected President of Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Largest Baptist and Catholic Organizations in the World Profit from Abortion and Pornography

Polish Catholic Bishops Set the Example for Guiding Catholics in Proper Voting Principles to Defend Life

Human-Animal Hybrids in Britain Described as Monstrous Scientific Tomfoolery

Campaign Life Coalition Calls on Prime Minister Harper to Address Concerns of Sesen Family and Unborn Victims of Violence Bill

Daily news report

'Silent No More' Leaders Praise House of Representatives for Urging More Study of Abortion's Affect on Mental Health

Christian authors strive to dispel 'myth' of feminism
A Christian author is debunking feminism in a new book that encourages women to embrace God-given roles as helpers to their husbands and nurturers to their children.

Perspectives: Coulter's remarks could have used 'perfecting'
If only Ann Coulter could have had the time to do so, here's what I believe would have been a better way to respond when asked by a Jewish talk-show host on CNBC: "We should all be Christian?"

Family of Woman Who Died at Massachusetts Abortion Center Speaks Out
Hyannis, MA ( -- The family of a woman who died from an abortion at an abortion business in this Massachusetts city is speaking out about her death and wondering why the mainstream media has refused to cover it.

OFFICIALS PONDER Birth-Control Pills for Middle Schoolers
Student health officials say a broad contraceptive program is 'totally needed.'

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Planned Parenthood's misleading math
An expose on Planned Parenthood
in the October 22 issue of The Weekly Standard explains how PP does the math to say with a straight face abortion accounts for only 3% of its services, as this pie chart from PP's 2005-06 report (click to enlarge) tries to show:

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Vote in FRC's straw poll
I will be live blogging beginning Friday from this weekend's Washington Briefing in DC, hosted by Family Research Council, billed as "the largest gathering of pro-family activists in the nation's capital."

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Powerful Pro-Life Message! The YouTube Interview: Ron Paul

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A Faithful Rebel: Scandal in Archdiocese of Saint Paul and ...
The first and most important action to take is to contact the Bishop of Minneapolis St. Paul Diocese where this is scheduled to take place and complain that ...

Open Letter to Paul
Member of the Canadian Parliament,. Ottawa, Canada. Dear Mr. Steckle,. I have just become aware of something outrageous perpetrated by our Canadian Border Authority. I know that you are pro life and I am now asking you to be pro peace ...
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Crusaders Join Life Chain
University of Dallas University News - Irving,TX,USA
Crusaders for Life, the University of Dallas' pro-life club, participated in the annual nationwide Life Chain on MacArthur Blvd. last Saturday, Oct. 7. ...

The Economics of Morals
By Darwin(Darwin)
Declines in abortion in the US occurred most rapidly during times when poverty rates were falling– most notably under the Clinton administration.... Look at some of the statistics: 57% of women opting for abortion are economically ...
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For The Voiceless
By Hannah(Kristin)
Recently an interview was featured on Focus on the Family in which Gianna Jensen, an abortion survivor (yes, the victim of an attempted abortion) spoke. It was extremely moving and I highly recommend the message. ...
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Abortion Consent Laws Also Cut Teen STD Rates - Chesterfield,VA,USA
Klick and Thomas Stratmann, professor of economics at George Mason University, looked at statistics compiled over a 20-year period by the federal Centers ...

10 things a church can do to change the world
By Mark Horne
So find some highly obvious points in the public square to harp on (ie abortion), but try not to get bogged down in minutia (don't preach Christian libertarianism, socialism, or whatever from the pulpit). ...
Theologia -

Church service to mark Abortion Act milestone
A CHURCH service is being held in East Lancashire to mark the 40th anniversary of the Abortion Act coming into force.

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The tension growing in evangelicalism is healthy
Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USA
As the presidential campaign unfolds, these new ideas will compete for attention with old-line evangelical issues like opposition to abortion and gay rights ...

Law Students Not Entitled to Funding for Abortion Internships
Georgetown University The Hoya - Washington,DC,USA
He wrote: "One consequence of [a university's] essential relationship to the Church is that the institutional fidelity of the university to the Christian ...

CNS To Host Public Event on Eve of Holy Cross/Planned Parenthood ...
Catholic Online - Bakersfield,CA,USA
Please join The Cardinal Newman Society, in cooperation with St. Paul's Cathedral and the Worcester Diocese's Respect Life Office, on the eve before the ...

... SC, the university's hometown. More:. Taylor acknowledged that endorsing a Mormon for president risked alienating the university's conservative donors and alumni. But, he said, "we're not electing a pastor — we're electing a president."
Evangelicals for Mitt -

Romney gets some help from Bob Jones University
By Carpetbagger
... everything they want to hear about abortion and gays. And in case there was any doubt, Romney is pulling out all the stops to seal the deal. He has invoked the Rev. Rick Warren, a popular evangelical author and megachurch pastor. ...

Vying for 'Values Voters'
New York Times - United States
Mr. Romney will be looking to dispel doubts about the authenticity of his relatively recent conversion from supporter of abortion rights to opponent, ...

Political Memo Gingerly, Romney Seeks Ties to Christian Right
New York Times - United States
Rick Warren, a popular evangelical author and megachurch pastor. He has quoted Scripture and alluded to the Gideon Bible as favorite late-night reading. ...

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UM to hold 3-week seminar on religion and sexuality
Bangor Daily News - Bangor,ME,USA
The first week will focus on birth control, abortion and premarital sex. The second week will cover sexual orientation and sexual identity issues. ...

A spiritual journey
Craig Daily Press - Craig,CO,USA
A member of the church since childhood, Browning has been the pastor for two years. Enlarge photo Stina Sieg/Courtesy Craig — First Baptist pastor Len ...

INTERVIEW-Politics not priority for US evangelical
Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK
Anderson said as an evangelical he would put his principles -- he is opposed to abortion and gay marriage -- first, even if he does not take the overt ...

NJ evangelicals at odds on '08 vote - Hackensack,NJ,USA
A Wyckoff pastor, meanwhile, said there's a futility to focusing solely on which candidate is the most vigorous opponent of abortion. "Bottom line for me, ...

My view on abortion
By tina.pfeifer
Nowadays, I'm not a practicing Catholic and most of my views are pretty liberal, so don't think that just because I was raised as a Catholic is the reason why I am pro-life. I guess I just never understood why people are for abortion ...
Collegiate Talk -

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Pregnant Girlfriend
Cedric Saunders wasn't scheduled to be in court until his trial, but today he told the judge he was guilty of shooting and killing his long-time girlfriend Yvette Moore and her unborn child back in March of 2005. Full story...

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In re the Eucharist: Cdl. McCarrick vs. Abp. Burke
By Dr. Edward Peters(Dr. Edward Peters)
Recently Cardinal Theodore McCarrick expressed his opinion on an important point of pastoral practice, namely, whether to withhold Holy Communion from notoriously pro-abortion Catholic politicians. McCarrick specifically expressed ...
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Is it ever okay to have an abortion?
If a mother is four months into a pregnancy and complications arrise, may a child be killed so at least she survives rather than both people dying?
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Texas Catholic Bishops v. Amnesty International: More Squandered ...
Newspaper Tree - El Paso,TX,USA
Contrary to the bishops' insinuation, Amnesty, which was founded by a Catholic, does not support abortion as a universal right, only its decriminalization. ...

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Catholic women in Argentina target of attacks at National ...
Catholic News Agency - Denver,CO,USA
Numerous women were physically assaulted by feminist groups whose purpose in attending was to promote abortion and gender ideology. ...

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Should abortion be legalised in Nigeria?
The Tide - Port Harcourt,Niger Delta,Nigeria
Aribike, a Baptist, and a media practitioner cited a case in Ireland, a Catholic nation, where abortion is forbidden. According to him, a teenage girl had ...

Hillary Clinton & Abortion
Hillary's consistency with her denomination on legalized abortion was emphasized to me by her close friend and former obstetrician-gynecologist, William Harrison, the nationally known Fayetteville, Ark., abortion doctor, ...
In Light of the Gospel -

Can't Sacrifice Principle for Rudy Giuliani
It wasn't the only evidence of the wretched practice of abortion. They also had a mother who had adopted numerous kids – one of which is a little boy named Zachariah who also survived an abortion where a doctor stuck a needle in his ...
Faithful Observer - Blog -

Doctor's plea to end late abortions
Daily Mail - UK
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that his experience as an abortion doctor persuaded him that he upper limit was too high. "When I was terminating late ...

Lifting the lid on illegal abortions
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
Doctors For Life spokesperson in Gauteng, Dr Monica Molatlhegi, said apart from depression and post-abortion syndrome, "an unsafe abortion may lead to ...

Legally Approved Deception?
Pioneer Times - Wayne,NJ,USA
According to biological evidence, abortion is undeniably the termination of an existing human being and doctors should not be allowed to withhold this vital ...

Baby Found in Sewage at Water Treatment Plant
ARCADIA -- Police continued searching for the mother of the unborn fetus found during the weekend in Arcadia's wastewater treatment plant. Full story...

Prosecutor: Husband's Affair Motive For Pregnant Wife's Killing
HOUSTON -- Belinda Temple, a 30-year-old Katy High School teacher, was shot to death in her home on Jan. 11, 1999. She was eight months pregnant with a little girl that Belinda had already chosen to name 'Erin' Full story...
Trial Begins For Man Accused of Killing Pregnant Wife

Abortion is just as common where it's legal as where it's not ...
LONDON - Women are just as likely to get an abortion in countries where it is outlawed as they are in countries where it is legal, according to research ...

St. Louis Archbishop, Raymond Burke, Affirms That Pro-Abortion ...
By Thomistic
Pelosi's stance on abortion; Washington DC Archbishop, Donald Wuerl, who will also not prevent Nancy Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion; and Orange County Bishop, Tod Brown, who has given Holy Communion to pro-abortion Democratic ...
Roman Catholic Blog -

Cardinal McCarrick vs. Archbishop Burke?
By Carl Olson
According to the October 12 Catholic News Agency article, McCarrick seems to think there are only two ways to deal with the scandal of pro-abortion Catholic politicians: either withhold the Eucharist from them or work to persuade them ...
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'Reluctant Compliance'
National Catholic Register - North Haven,CT,USA
A lack of a scientific consensus left Connecticut's Catholic bishops — Archbishop Henry Mansell of Hartford, Bishop Lori of Bridgeport, Bishop Michael Cote ...

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Pro-Life: Against Abortion
More related articles... Anti Abortion: What It Means To Be Pro-Life; What Are Some Facts About Abortion? What Is Abortion, Anyway? What Is The Definition of Abortion? The Timing Of Various Abortions.
Pregnancy Information Digest -

The Best Way to Reduce Abortion? Legalize It.
Anti-abortion activists have long claimed that they hope to end abortion once and for all. I disagree with their goals, but can at least understand them. But the WHO/Guttmacher study indicates that no matter how tightly abortion is ...
Minnesota Monitor - Front Page -

Ohio Bill: Show Image of Fetus First and Then You Can Kill the Baby
COLUMBUS -- Physicians must offer to show pregnant women ultrasound images of their embryo or fetus before performing an abortion, under legislation sponsored by two Cincinnati-area lawmakers. Full story...

Stem-cell opponents decry hefty donation to Blunt
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, United States
Pam Fichter, president of Missouri Right to Life, the state's largest anti-abortion group, declined to say whether the donation would affect her group's ...

State, anti-abortion groups battle over 'Choose Life' plates - Charlotte,NC,USA
Anti-abortion advocates and state attorneys argued before a federal appeals court Monday over Arizona's rejection of a specialty license plate that says ...

British women's right to choose is under covert attack
Guardian Unlimited - UK
So it comes as little surprise to discover the Papri study was funded by the anti-abortion group Life, and that the rightwing Journal of American Physicians ...

The Speech He Needs to Give
Yahoo! News - USA
Washington (The Weekly Standard) Vol. 013, Issue 06 - 10/22/2007 - Rudy Giuliani has a problem. It's bigger than he imagines and could doom his presidential prospects. The problem is his pro-choice position on abortion.

Storming the gates of Hell
TRI-CITY, MICHIGAN: One seasoned pro life advocated has been praying on site at our local abortion mill for many years. Last Saturday, Oct. 13th, Dave said he has heard of more "saves" in the last few days than in the last 6 months ...
RealChoice -

Abstinence approach gets unlikely ally

The Top 100 Most Influential People In Government and Politics In Ottawa

Here's a blogpost regarding abortion. You might want to comment:
Josh Patashnik on Jonah Goldberg's selective libertarianism
In today's Los Angeles Times, Jonah Goldberg lays out his reasons for being pro-life, despite his otherwise libertarian-ish philosophy. Some of these are more amusing than others (for instance, his theory that pro-life politicians willing to endure tirades from wealthy pro-choice donors will be more likely to support tax cuts), but his ultimate rationale seems to be this:

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Archbishop V. James Weisgerber elected President of Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

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CALGARY, AB--On October 15 and 16, Campus Pro-Life (CPL), a student group at the University of Calgary, will re-open the abortion debate--and it will be hard to ignore them. The students will display twelve 4x8 foot bloody images from the controversial Genocide Awareness Project

Pro-Life Pharmacists Do Not Sign Illinois Settlement -- Court Rules Pharmacists Have Rights of Conscience

Bishops' Aide Criticizes Abortion Study
Procedure That Always Kills Cannot Be Called Safe, She Says

2007Oct10Pontiff says Families Must Form Consciences
Sets Goal for '09 World Meeting in Mexico

CBC News - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
In Canada, Jean Chrétien, and Brian Mulroney before him, used to tell reporters that as Catholics they were personally opposed to abortion, ...

Lake of Fire Review: Abortion Opponents Portrayed as Mostly Violent or Strange; Director Admits Excluding Mainstream Interview With Tony Kaye Director/Producer of Lake of Fire

Put Patients First
The Senate is prepared to debate and vote on one of the largest annual government spending bills, the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2008 (S.1710). The bill provides $606 billion for these agencies, $149.9 billion of which is discretionary spending. The bill is $9.6 billion beyond more...

World Congress of Families Appalled by California Gender Indoctrination Law

Islamic expert: 'Absurd' for Muslims to claim Islam on equal footing with Christianity
One of America's foremost experts on Islam says it's absolutely absurd that a group of Muslims would try to claim a moral equivalency between Christianity and Islam. The claim was made in a letter calling for dialogue between the two religions.

Judicial Watch Obtains New FDA Documents Regarding Abortion Pill RU-486
WASHINGTON, DC -- Judicial Watch announced that it recently received 175 pages of new documents pertaining to the abortion pill RU-486 that had previously been withheld by the Food and Drug Administration Full story...

Timeline of abortion laws and events

Nicholas F. Benton: In the Name of Religion, Part 2

Adult stem cells still trump embryonic

Man Gets Only 5 Years for Spiking Pregnant Girlfriend's Milk, Killing Baby
HAMPTON, Va. -- After his girlfriend decided not to have an abortion, twenty-one-year-old Daniel Riase induced his girlfriend's miscarriage by secretly drugging a glass of milk--he has been sentenced to five years in prison. Full story...

Male Nurse Charged With Killing 5 Patients
NEWCASTLE, England -- Colin Norris is charged with administering lethal doses of insulin to four elderly women at Leeds General Infirmary and St. James Hospital because they were troublesome for the staff Full story...

Harvard cannot find women to donate eggs for human cloning experiments

BACK OFF! I'M NOT DEAD YET.- I Don't Want a Living Will. Why Should I?

The End to the Laci Peterson Mystery
DALLAS, TX and DENVER, CO -- "'I'm Sorry I Lied to You,' the Confession of Scott Peterson," reexamines the evidence, the speculation, and the major players of one of America's most heinous murders. Publication date is set for December 15, 2007 Full story...

Law Students Not Entitled to Funding for Abortion Internships
The recent decision by the Georgetown University Law Center administration to allow funding for students’ internships with groups that support abortion rights, such as Planned Parenthood, is both tragic and misguided. Full story...

Prescribe 'The Pill' to 11-Year-Olds?
Student "health" officials say a broad contraceptive program is 'totally needed.'
Full story...

NIH Director Urges Expanded Embryonic Stem Cell Research
National Institutes of Health Director Elias A. Zerhouni suggests that embryonic stem cell research should be expanded. He adds: "We must continue the research at all levels, or there will be no progress." Full story...

Who's To Blame If Hillary Clinton Wins The Catholic Vote in 2008?
Post Chronicle - USA
"Kerry was punished for being a pro-abortion Catholic. Giuliani is wise not to talk about being a Catholic, or he will suffer the same fate. ...

Catholics and the "Donald Duck Heresy"
CNA has run an article (posted on EWTN's news review) on a book by Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia on the issue of Catholics and the practice of artificial contraception. Well, Cardinal Pell is at it again. ...
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Cardinal Pell's apt - and memorable - "Donald Duck heresy"
By Thomas Peters(Thomas Peters)
The same thing happens with Catholics who practice and promote a disordered vision of human sexuality through contraception, abortion and the destruction of embryos. With claims to "primacy of conscience," he said, "they falsely believe ...
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Abortion Consent Laws Also Cut Teen STD Rates

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How does Planned Parenthood explain this?
Rate of sexually-transmitted diseases soars among young Californians

The Church and Assisted Procreation
Cautions for the "Infertile" Couple
Today, many different techniques of "assisted" human procreation are lumped together: fertility drugs, sperm enrichment, sperm capacitation, artificial insemination, gamete intra-Fallopian transfer, in vitro fertilization (IVF), pre-implantation diagnosis, and even reproductive cloning.

There Is No Such Cell As A Human Embryonic Stem Cell.
At least, not yet.
The promotion of using early human embryos as "stem cells" or to obtain so-called "stem cells" has led to the public debate over obtaining these wrongfully labeled blastomeres by killing human embryos; in fact, killing human life.

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Anti-Catholic Gay Activist James Loney to Speak at Winnipeg Catholic Social Justice Conference

Vision TV Outrages Catholic Viewers with Repeat of Abortionist Interview Following Catholic Mass

Debate flies over 'sex play' in kindergartens

Hillary Clinton Starts Week on Women's Issues by Promoting Abortion
Washington, DC ( -- Hillary Clinton began a week devoted to women's issues on Monday but she used her first policy speech to bash President Bush on the issue of abortion. Clinton says she has a lead in the Democratic race for president because of the backing of women but she may find it more difficult, one poll shows, to attract women next year.

The Bishop and the Jesuit: Robert McManus vs. Holy Cross.
The efforts of Holy Cross to make abortion and contraception as respectable as possible have been big news lately, but only because there is finally a bishop in the ring. Will this get beyond round 1?

Also check the following websites for daily pro-life reporting and commentary

LifeSite - Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost featuring daily ...
Daily news, links, and information on abortion, euthanasia, politics, religion, and entertainment. - The Pro-Life News Source
Pro-life news source covering abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and stem cell research.

And be sure to visit Suzanne's blog and Jill Stanek's blog

A Canadian blog about fetal rights, pro-life issues, Catholicism, religion, and social conservative issues in general.

Jill Stanek



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