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Texas defunding abortion providers violates a woman’s ‘right to life,’ pro-abortion group says

by Dustin Siggins Ben Johnson co-wrote this article. RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report states that the closure of family planning centers caused by the state of Texas’ refusal to fund abortion providers is a human rights violation that disregards women’s “right…

Bishops say imperialist foreigners are undermining culture with ‘gender theory’ in Madagascar

by Thaddeus Baklinski MADAGASCAR, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an open letter to the nation, the bishops of Madagascar have decried imperialistic foreign influences for popularizing a ‘gender theory’ they say is contrary to county’s culture and detrimental to its well-being. “The establishment of…

Supreme Court orders Obama admin to respond on German homeschool case

by LifeSiteNews staff PURCELLVILLE, VA, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association’s petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German homeschooling family who fled to the United States…

Illinois bishop explains why he performed an exorcism to counter same-sex ‘marriage’

by Kirsten Andersen SPRINGFIELD, IL, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Governor Pat Quinn signed a law making Illinois the 16th state to legally redefine marriage to include same-sex couples Tuesday afternoon, the bishop of the Catholic diocese of Springfield held a rare public exorcism to pray for God to…

University pays legal fees, changes policy after pro-life students sue for viewpoint discrimination

by Dustin Siggins YPSILANTI, MI, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Eastern Michigan University has agreed to pay the legal fees of a student pro-life group and to change its policy after the group says EMU denied a college grant so it could erect a pro-life display on campus. Earlier this year, the Alliance…

Pro-life group asks Ohio-based Catholic hospital system to cut ties with local abortionists

by Kirsten Andersen COLUMBUS, OH, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life activists in the Columbus area are mounting a petition drive to ask Catholic-affiliated Mount Carmel Hospital to sever its relationships with several local abortionists, in deference to church teaching opposing abortion. According to…

CCHD is making progress in funding, but problems persist: Watchdogs

by Dustin Siggins CHAMPAIGN, IL, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Critics are saying, while the latest round of grants from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development seem to be an improvement, problems persist. Most recently, the University of Illinois’ YMCA chapter has lost $60,000 in funding from…

A&F photographer documents extremely premature son’s first year: INCREDIBLE video goes viral

by Thaddeus Baklinski Click “like” if you are PRO-LIFE! In a beautiful testimony of a mother’s love for her baby, and the extraordinary skill and care of hospital staff for a baby born 3 1/2 months premature and weighing under 1.5 lbs, little Ward’s dad has posted a video of vignettes showing his son’s growth…

Pro-life leaders defend their opposition to 1989 Mulroney-era abortion bill

by Peter Baklinski TORONTO, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Recently declassified federal cabinet documents reveal why Canada’s pro-life movement vehemently opposed the Mulroney government’s 1989 Bill C-43 that proposed to re-criminalize abortion but would have, according to pro-lifers at the time,…

Quebec Liberal wears large ‘jewelry’ cross to legislature to protest secularist charter

by Peter Baklinski QUEBEC, November 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Quebec Liberal has donned a flamboyant cross around her neck in a move of solidarity with religious people, whose outwardly worn religious symbols have become the target of the government’s newly tabled controversial secular values charter.…

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