The Alpha and Omega awards highlighted five pro-life films released in 2008, four related to abortion and one to euthanasia: “Juno”; “Bella”; “4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days”; “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”; “The Princess of Nebraska.”
Plans are under way to open three pro-life centers for women contemplating abortion in Russia.
Aid to the Church in Need reported that the Russian authorities, traditionally pro-abortion since the Soviet years, have changed their stance. State doctors are backing these advice centers due to concerns about the country’s low birthrate and changing demographics.
Leading pro-life members of Congress are heavily criticizing pro-abortion Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for selling out human rights. Clinton raised eyebrows recently when she said on her Asia tour that human rights would take a back seat to economic considerations.
While she said the administration of President Barack Obama would continue to lobby for human rights reforms, “our pressing on those issues can’t interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis.”
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Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has been named a frontrunner for the cabinet position of Secretary of Human Services in Obama’s new government…
Well, the university year got off to an excellent start this week with the news that a new pro-life club has been formed at Canterbury University by a group of passionate pro-life students.
I know the guys involved in this new venture, and they are top people, so if you are attending Canterbury this year, make sure you get along and get involved.
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For the past number of weeks an extraordinarily popular, life-affirming ad has been making the rounds on the internet, having been viewed 1.6 million times on Youtube alone. However, the makers of the ad are now reporting that CNN has refused to air the ad on its station, making it the second major network to reject the ad and its positive message.
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A Baptist pastor from Berkeley, California has been fined and sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating Oakland’s “bubble law” which restricts pro-life counselors from approaching women who are entering abortion clinics.
In addition to the 30-day sentence delivered on Thursday, Alameda Superior Court Judge Stuart Hing placed Rev. Walter Hoye on probation for three years and fined him $1,130.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican Wednesday morning, but may not have had a meeting of the minds if the two statements from their offices are any indication.
No journalists were at the 15-minute encounter and the Vatican and the speaker’s offices have not released any photos. However, according to their statements it appears the pope and the politician attended two different get-togethers.
“His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoins all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in cooperation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development,” the Vatican wrote, having released the statement moments before the two met.
Several hours later, Pelosi’s office gave her take on the tete-a-tete.
“It is with great joy that my husband, Paul, and I met with his Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI today,” Pelosi said in a statement released hours after the meeting. “In our conversation, I had the opportunity to praise the Church’s leadership in fighting poverty, hunger and global warming, as well as the Holy Father’s dedication to religious freedom and his upcoming trip and message to Israel. I was proud to show his Holiness a photograph of my family’s papal visit in the 1950s, as well as a recent picture of our children and grandchildren.”
Chen Guangcheng, the blind attorney who is one of the leading opponents of the population control program in China, was not allowed an early release from prison on medical grounds. Chen has been in prison on a bogus four-year sentence on trumped up charges after he spoke out against the program.
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