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2009-01-23 17:07:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The decision by President Barack Obama to reverse the Mexico City Policy is "very disappointing," said Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities. He made the statement January 23, after President Obama issued the executive order restoring U.S. funding to organizations that perform and promote abortion in developing nations. Cardinal Rigali's statement follows. "It is very disappointing that President...

2009-01-23 17:05:00

FRC President Tony Perkins asks, "How many more broken promises lie ahead?" WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the day after millions of Americans solemnly marked the 36th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that has led to the loss of an estimated 50 million lives, President Barack Obama took unilateral steps to expand abortion at taxpayers' expense. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) In one of his first official acts as...

2009-01-23 16:40:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued a statement today welcoming the reversal of the Global Gag Rule by President Barack Obama. "Today's executive order overturning the Mexico City Policy, or Global Gag Rule as it is more commonly known, is tremendously encouraging. It marks the first step on President Obama's journey towards restoring confidence in America and America's foreign policy. It is especially fitting that the...

2009-01-23 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is widely reported that President Obama will today rescind the "Mexico City Policy," a rule that prohibited the use of taxpayer funds to promote abortion in other countries. Under the Obama administration, taxpayer dollars will be given to organizations, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation, that promote abortion around the world, including in countries where abortion is illegal. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO...

2009-01-22 17:20:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the day that millions of Americans solemnly marked the 36th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that has led to the loss of an estimated 50 million lives, President Barack Obama was widely expected to issue an executive order rescinding the "Mexico City Policy," which prohibits taxpayer funds from going to foreign non-governmental organizations that use other funds to promote and perform abortions. (Logo:...

2009-01-22 12:45:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt today reflected on the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court's tragic ruling on Roe v. Wade by speaking with the Missouri-Illinois Right to Life Caravan and joined 80 of his House colleagues late yesterday in sending a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to reconsider his support for legislation weakening current pro-life laws. "The last few years are the first time since I've served in Congress that the...

2009-01-07 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Days after President-elect Barack Obama assumes his promised role to do all in his power to advance abortion, birth control and sex education, Ambassador Alan Keyes will address the rise of this new assault on the sanctity of preborn babies and traditional family values. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO) A former United Nations ambassador, Keyes will speak at American Life League's Training and Activism Week and...

2008-12-10 15:09:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Life League will feature two of the most innovative new voices in the pro-life movement at their Training and Activism Week and Personhood Conference Jan. 21-23. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO) The TAW will feature Jill Stanek, renowned pro-life blogger and former nurse who launched the Born Alive Truth campaign during the 2008 presidential elections, and Lila Rose, the UCLA student president of Live...

2008-12-05 15:13:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new studies out this week add to the body of research evidence clearly showing again that abortion is associated with increased risk of adverse mental health effects. The two peer-reviewed papers were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Both had strong methodology and controls for confounding or alternate variables. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) "The...

2008-09-26 03:00:15

By Corbin, Ian Marcus Yale senior Aliza Shvarts has gone too far-or maybe she hasn't. According to a press release that Shvarts sent to the Yale Daily News on Wednesday, April 16, over a recent nine-month period, the senior art major artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" and then induced miscarriages by means of herbal abortifacient pills. At first blush, her actions bespeak a morbidly unsound mind, but what makes Shvarts' actions even more outrageous is that she is-by all...