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by The Editors Today's blog posts: Embryo value debated in Europe too - Wesley J. Smith Another healthy UK woman flies to Switzerland for euthanasia - Wesley J. Smith Illinois abortion clinic closes after pro-life campaign - John Ja...

Another Catholic school embroiled in battle over Church teaching on sexuality

by Kirsten Andersen WAKEFIELD, RI, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another controversy has erupted at a Roman Catholic school after students and parents reacted with outrage to Church teaching on sexuality as presented at a school assembly. Father Francis “Rocky” Hoffman spoke to students at The Prout…

Fredericton Morgentaler Clinic drops funding lawsuit against New Brunswick gvmt

by Colin Kerr FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The only private abortuary in the Maritime Provinces has made the news again this week, announcing that it is dropping its lawsuit against the Province of New Brunswick. The suit was started by infamous abortionist Henry Morgentaler,…

Meet the 1.5-Pound 26-Week Preemie Who Took on Pro-Abortion Wendy Davis and Won

John Mark weighed 1 lbs, 4.8 ounces when he was born at 26 weeks.  His mother, Chief of Staff for Texas State Senator Kelly Hancock, Mia Garza McCord delivered John Mark on April 10, 2013. More than two months later, Wendy Davis would propel herself into national abortion stardom with her filibuster of Senate Bill 5.  […]

Arizona Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill for Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a pro-life bill that the state’s pro-life groups were pressing for her to sign after approval by the state legislature. HB 2284 would make sure that abortion clinics are treated the same as other medical facilities by allowing for unannounced inspections. Here’s what Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi […]

Dad’s Heartbreaking Letter After Miscarriage Features Picture of Baby’s Hands Touching His Fingers

Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Tommy Riles, father, audience warm-up comedian on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and founder of Life of Dad, a social network for fathers, recently shared a beautiful goodbye letter to his son who died at 20 weeks gestation. His words are accompanied by a picture of his son’s tiny, perfectly formed hands. […]

Report Confirms Obamacare Restricts Access to Life-Saving Medical Care

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report now documents that Obamacare exchange plans, while often cheaper, are restricting access to life-saving medical care. According to the CBO’s recently released “Updated Estimates of the Effects...Show More Summary

Justina Pelletier Tells Parents in Secret Letter She is Being “Tortured”

Lou Pelletier, Justina’s father, has released a photo of a portion of an incriminating letter he says Justina wrote and snuck to them during one of their recent visits. The Pelletier’s weekly visits with Justina are closely guarded and monitored by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). Obtained from Personhood USA and reported […]

Pro-abortion Wendy Davis losing among women voters in Texas: new poll

by Kirsten Andersen AUSTIN, TX, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new survey by a liberal polling firm is bad news for Wendy Davis, the Democratic would-be governor of Texas who rose to national prominence after filibustering a bill to restrict abortions in the state. Although Davis promotes herself proudly as…

Hospital let 22-week preemie die despite mother’s urgent pleas

by Peter Baklinski ESSEX, UK, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UK hospital has apologized to a woman four years after doctors and staff let her 22-week premature son die in her arms within an hour of being born, despite the mother’s urgent pleas for help. Tracy Godwin, who in 2010 held her newborn son…

Eating unworthily of the Tree of Life

by Michael Hichborn, American Life League April 16, 2014 (ALL.org) - In the Garden of Eden, as all Christians know, Adam and Eve brought the curse of death upon all mankind by eating the fruit from the tree forbidden by God—the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The tree was in the center of the garden, was beautiful to look at, and produced…

Colorado State Senate to vote on abortion bill tonight after one-day delay

by Dustin Siggins DENVER, CO, April 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Over the weekend, Archbishop Samuel Aquila asked Catholics in the Archdiocese of Denver to pray that an abortion-on-demand bill would fail in the state Senate. Yesterday, he asked those same Catholics to make a trip to the State Capitol to join him in…

US bishops urge caution in dealing with Girl Scouts

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A USCCB report two years in the making says that "attentiveness" is needed in regard to some practices of the Girl Scouts that go against Catholic doctrine. In the report, the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (LMFLY) explains that…

Judge rejects Morgentaler abortion center’s application to intervene in Linda Gibbons appeals

by Tony Gosgnach TORONTO, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A judge has rejected an application by the Toronto Morgentaler abortion center (carrying the corporate name “Lexogest Inc.”) to act as an intervenor in upcoming appeals by Linda Gibbons of her criminal convictions for demonstrating outside…

Excommunicate Catholic pro-abort Justin Trudeau, says outspoken newswoman

by Peter Baklinski TORONTO, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sun News contributor Faith Goldy made the case last week during primetime that Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, who calls himself Catholic, should be formally excommunicated from the Catholic Church because of his staunch support for abortion. “Apart…

Italian court rules that Tuscan city must accept gay ‘marriage’ contracted in New York

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A court in the Tuscan city of Grosseto has ordered the city council to accept the “marriage” of two men, the first time such a union has been given juridical recognition in Italy. Giancarlo Cerrelli, vice president of the Catholic Lawyer’s…

Teen girl launches line of modest, age-appropriate bras for tweens and young teens

by Kirsten Andersen WILSON, WY, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “’Mary Margaret, you can't wear that!’ I whispered to my 13 year old sister in the dressing room as she tried on a leopard push-up bra that was as empty and as fake as the ad on the wall beside her.” So begins the…

Philippines population control law gets judicial green light

by Oliver M. Tuazon April 16, 2014 (MercatorNet) - The single, most divisive issue in contemporary Philippine history—the passage of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012—had its sequel last week when the Supreme Court of the Philippines, following a number of challenges to the law,…

Catholic university in Hawaii promotes event with Al Gore despite his abortion rights support

by Matthew Archbold April 16, 2014 (The Cardinal Newman Society) - Chaminade University in Hawaii is offering tickets to students at a discount price to attend a talk by former Vice President Al Gore, an abortion rights and same-sex marriage advocate, later this month as part of the Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Seminar in…

ACLU supports HHS mandate against Wyoming Catholic groups

by Matthew Archbold April 16, 2014 (The Cardinal Newman Society) - The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to insert itself on the side of the government and against the Catholic organizations in Wyoming, including Wyoming Catholic College and a number of Catholic schools, that are resisting the HHS mandate, which…

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