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LifeSite News reports that Dominican Sister Donna Quinn serves as a Chicago-area abortion clinic "escort," that is, she guides women seeking abortions into the clinic doors while providing a bit of reassurance to silence any last-minute hesitations induced by pro-life activists in the vicinity. If a pregnant woman chooses to abort, Sister Donna's going to make sure that choice gets exercised.
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A Pro-Abortion Liar Once Again

Obama insisted to Congress that it was not true that healthcare reform caused federally funded abortion. The US Bishops welcomed the statement but pro-life groups wondered how it could be true. Obama refused to say. The House had passed the phony Capps amendment, which pays for abortion with federal funds in the public insurance option while simply declaring that they aren't federal funds, even though the abortionist sends his bill to the US Treasury and gets a check therefrom. Last week the Bishops said enough is enough: all the health plans either pay for abortion outright or do it by the phony Capps arrangement, so unless that is changed we will oppose health care reform "vigorously."

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“Oppose Heath Care Bills Vigorously”

The USCCB has released a letter to Congressional leaders warning that unless explicit prohibition of funds for abortion and protections for conscience are met, they will vigorously oppose the health care bills now being debated in Washington D.C.
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A new report by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute-- named after a president of Planned Parenthood-- has found that the worldwide number of abortions fell from 45.5 million in 1995 to 41.6 million in 2003, a decline of 8.6%.

The report found that over one in five of the world’s abortions-- 8.8 million in 2003-- occur in China. Observing that “China imposed an urban population policy of one child per family in the 1980s,” the Guttmacher Institute did not condemn the one-child policy or reports of forced abortions, but instead praised the “high degree of safety” with which abortions are conducted in the Communist nation.
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bishop warns against same-sex marriage

Five weeks after his ordination as Bishop of Helsinki, Bishop Teemu Jyrki Juhani Sippo, SCI, has warned the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland that ecumenical relations will suffer if Finnish Lutherans follow the example of Swedish Lutherans and bless homosexual marriages.

Bishop Sippo also spoke out against the distribution of condoms to youths. “Handing out condoms is like telling people to use them,” he said. “I believe youths should instead be encouraged to practice abstinence.”
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Prop 8 Legal Challenge

Tomorrow there will be a hearing in Federal District Court in San Francisco on's motion requesting summary judgment to avoid a trial in the latest challenge to Prop 8. An equal protection suit was filed in May on behalf of two same-sex couples. They are represented by two high-profile attorneys, Theodore Olson and David Boies -- famous for representing George Bush and Al Gore, respectively, in the post election lawsuit that decided the 2000 Presidential election.
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Same Sex "Marriages

Late last night, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger further undermined marriage and the family in California by signing SB 54, a bill to recognize same-sex “marriages” in California that were performed in other states or countries. With the Governor’s signature, out-of-state same-sex “marriages” performed prior to the passage of Prop 8 on November 4, 2009, are now valid in California. Same-sex “marriages” performed after the passage of Prop 8 are now also recognized in California with “the same rights, protections, and benefits” as marriage with the exception of using the word “marriage”.
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Early Church Fathers

Teaching on Divorce & Re-marriage

Sunday, October 4, 2009: Liturgy Reflection from JP Catholic University on Vimeo.

Funeral of Abortion Victims

The Citizens for a Pro-Life Society (CPLS) say that their video depicting the Catholic funeral and burial ceremonies of abortion victims has been censored by the video-sharing site YouTube - which now has an established reputation for removing pro-life videos and issuing "warning strikes" against their owners' accounts.
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Obama’s remarks on abortion

The associate director of pro-life activities at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCBC) has welcomed President Obama’s recent statement that under his health care reform proposal, federal funds would not be used to pay for abortions. “We especially welcome the President’s commitment to exclude federal funding of abortion, and to maintain existing federal laws protecting conscience rights in health care,” said Richard Doerflinger. During his September 9 health care address, President Barack Obama had said, “And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up-- under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
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US poll shows support for civil unions

The majority of American support legal registration of civil unions for gay couples, but oppose recognition of same-sex marriage, a Pew Foundation survey shows. Support for civil unions has risen steadily and is now at 57%, the poll reported. The same poll found 53% of respondents opposing same-sex marriage, with only 39% in favor.
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