Friday, June 15, 2012

LifeSiteNews - Friday Jun 15 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

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Catholic Health Association reverses; now opposes HHS mandate

Kathleen Gilbert Fri Jun 15 17:59 EST Contraception

CHA noted that it was changing its initial position welcoming the White House's “accommodation” to religious groups in February

Virginia softens abortion regulation, Utah considers banning sex-selective abortion, and more

Ben Johnson Fri Jun 15 16:38 EST Abortion

A state round-up on the legislative front.

Bye Bye Cheerios?: General Mills announces support for gay ‘marriage’

Thaddeus Baklinski Fri Jun 15 16:25 EST Homosexuality

Minnesota-based food giant General Mills has publicly come out in opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

Another Ontario public school board bans Gideon Bibles

Thaddeus Baklinski Fri Jun 15 16:17 EST Faith

School boards in Toronto, Peel, Durham, York and Bruce counties have already banned the Bibles.

B.C. Supreme Court strikes down Canada’s ban on assisted suicide

Patrick B. Craine Fri Jun 15 13:37 EST Euthanasia

Justice Lynn Smith issued a 395-page ruling in the Carter v. Canada case Friday morning, determining that the ban discriminates against the disabled.

Famed pro-life Brazilian bishop who sued ‘Catholics for the Right to Decide’ dies at 76

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Fri Jun 15 17:09 EST Abortion

Bergonzini was best known for his decision to print 2.1 million flyers condemning presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff for her pro-abortion views.

Nightmare soon to end?: Court vindicates Swedish homeschooling parents in state kidnapping case

Ben Johnson Fri Jun 15 15:36 EST Freedom

Government officials seized Christer and Annie Johansson's 10-year-old son, Domenic, in June 2009, and the boy has been in state custody ever since.

Domenic Johansson, with his parents.

Australia: horrified by infanticide, but willing to give our highest award to its leading promoter

Amin Abboud Fri Jun 15 15:14 EST Opinion

Infanticide is a gruesome topic, but two of the week's leading news stories in different ways deal with this sickening reality.

Reflections on being a grandfather

Donald DeMarco, Ph.D. Fri Jun 15 13:25 EST Opinion

And so, I will proudly accept the title of grandfather. At the summit of life, the view is certainly grand.

The unavoidably human aspect of human sexuality

Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. Fri Jun 15 12:09 EST Opinion

Only when we acknowledge the harms caused by lust and gluttony can we fully appreciate the benefits of chastity and temperance.

Pro-lifers host opposing conference steps away from huge ‘right to die’ conference in Zurich

Adam Cassandra Fri Jun 15 11:11 EST Euthanasia

Representatives from about 55 countries have gathered in Zurich for the three-day “right to die” conference.

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