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GOP candidate for NY governor blasts Cuomo for telling pro-lifers they’re not welcome

by Dustin Siggins WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY, April 23, 2014 ( — Rob Astorino is in his fifth year as county executive of Westchester County, New York. And he says he’s the right man for the job of governor of New York State, a position currently held by Democrat Andrew Cuomo. Astorino, who was recently…

Abortion transparency bill passes Louisiana House 82-9, moves to Senate

by Dustin Siggins BATON ROUGE, LA, April 23, 2014 ( — A Louisiana bill that would require abortion facilities to hand out pamphlets about the mental health risks of abortion is on its way to the state Senate. On Monday, the Louisiana House overwhelmingly passed HB 1262 by a margin of 82 to 9, with 14…

Susan B. Anthony List defends free speech at Supreme Court over Obamacare election ads

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 23, 2014 ( — One of the nation’s largest pro-life groups has defended free speech before America’s highest court, arguing that their liberty was inhibited in the 2010 race by an Ohio law restricting speech in election ads. In 2010, the Susan B. Anthony…

In God We Trust Adopted as National Motto

Yesterday we had a post which noted the appearance of In God We Trust on US coinage after the passage of the Coinage Act of 1864.  The phrase became the national motto in 1956 pursuant to a Joint Resolution of Congress which should be celebrated for its brevity as well as for its substance:   […]

PopeWatch: Priestly Joy

Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa has a report on remarks by the Pope to priests last Holy Thursday: For me, there are three significant features of our priestly joy. It is a joy which anoints us (not one which “greases” us, making us unctuous, sumptuous and presumptuous), it is a joy which is imperishable […]

Unborn child has ‘inalienable’ right to life ‘at all stages of development’: Alabama Supreme Court

by Colin Kerr MONTGOMERY, AL, April 22, 2014 ( –– Children in the womb should have the same legal standing as other children, the Supreme Court of Alabama ruled Friday. The decision upheld the prior conviction of Sarah Janie Hicks for “the chemical endangerment of her child,”…

Poll shows Republican voters support true marriage

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 ( — Republican voters continue to be at odds with many party leaders and donors on the issue of marriage, a new national poll shows. Over three-quarters of GOP voters support marriage being kept between a man and a woman, according to the poll, released…

Newfoundland’s new premier joined pro-life walk every year, but now says he won’t ‘impose’ his views

by Thaddeus Baklinski CORNER BROOK, Newfoundland, April 22, 2014 ( – The pro-life views of Newfoundland’s likely new premier has been a hot topic in the media in the last week after reporters learned that he and his family join Corner Brook’s annual Walk for Life every year.  Frank…

Billionaire GOP donor aims to convince party to push homosexual ‘rights’

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2014 ( — Billionaire Republican donor Paul Singer, long known for opposing legislation that increases the regulatory burden on American businesses, has brought together a bipartisan coalition that aims to move the GOP to push homosexual “rights.”…

PopeWatch: Turnaround CEO

The Economist has an article that concisely paints Pope Francis as a turn around CEO of a troubled corporation: When Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter as CEO, just after being appointed, the world’s oldest multinational was in crisis. Pentecostal competitors were stealing market share in the emerging world, including in Latin America, where Francis […]

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