Lord’s Prayer questioned in Australian Parliament

    The AP reports: “The speaker of Australia’s Parliament has called for a public debate about whether the country’s lawmakers should end the practice of starting each session with the Lord’s Prayer.”


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: ap.google.com

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ACLU: Using the Human Rights Framework to Unravel Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs

11th Circuit upholds opening county commision meetings with sectarian prayers

“Author Says Constitution No Impediment To Moving Beyond Electoral College”

    The ACS Blog carries this report by James P. Rooney who writes: . . . Into this void stepped two brothers who are law professors, Akhil Amar and Vikram Amar. Because each state may choose the method by which its electors …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.acsblog.org

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Florida: Complaint accuses Amendment 2 backers of illegal donor activities

Arizona: Court ruling on license plates isn’t surprising

    The Yuma Sun carries this editorial that begins: “The Arizona License Plate Commission learned recently that it has less authority than it thought to decide who can have a specialty vehicle license plate. It came down to an issue of …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.yumasun.com

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Would be ‘Humbled and Honored’ to take Obama’s Place in Senate

    BlackChristianNews.com reports: “Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has his eye on the potentially soon-to-be vacant seat held by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich would appoint a successor if Obama is elected president.”


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.blackchristiannews.com

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“Chicago Mayor Opposes Homosexual-Friendly School”

Grand Rapids, MI: “Local money fights gay marriage in Florida, California”

Washington: Strip club proposed near Safeco Field

Billings, Montana: City council adopt sex shop regs

Harvard to Waive 3rd Year Tuition for Students Pursuing Public Interest Careers

Harvard Crimson: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Conservative is the new gay”

    Alexandra A. Petri has this article in the Harvard Crimson that begins: The other day, a friend of mine made a heartfelt confession. I’d known it was coming, and I was prepared to offer support. I swaddled her shoulders in …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.thecrimson.com

Palin Shows How to Transcend the Culture Wars: A society should be judged by how it treats its weakest members.

    The Wall Street Journal carries this article that reports: . . . At times, Democratic leaders have been reluctant to celebrate the humanity of some of our most vulnerable members of society, lest they be thought to be starting down …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Mother to Face Contempt Charges for Refusing Custody of Daughter to Former Lesbian Lover

Scotland to get first private abortion clinic

    The Scotsman reports: SCOTLAND is to get its first private clinic specialising in “late-term” abortions because the NHS cannot cope with the hundreds of women requesting the controversial procedure . . . Most cases involved women who wanted a termination …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com

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Statement of European Christian-Muslim Meeting

    Zenit reports: Here is the final statement of the Christian-Muslims European Conference, which ended today in Mechelen. The conference was organized by the Conference of European Churches and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences. The statement is titled “Being a …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: www.zenit.org

NJ: “When Palimony’s at Stake, Three’s a Crowd”

Pittsburgh: “Pole Dancing Instructor Settles Suit over Studio Ban”

“Some Lawyers Ante Up $25K in Gay Marriage Fray, as Law Prof Stars in TV Ads”

AUL “Senator Obama, why do you oppose these parental involvement laws that protect our children from sexual abuse?”

“Nearly half of all African-American pregnancies end in abortion”

    It’s never been a more dangerous time to be a black baby. While overall rates of abortion have declined to the lowest level since 1974…Guttmacher found that black women’s abortion rates are now five times greater than those of white women.


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: thepublicdiscourse.com

“More people appear to be cheating on their spouses”

    Among older people, a host of newer drugs and treatments are making it easier to be sexual, and in some cases unfaithful — Viagra and other remedies for erectile dysfunction, estrogen and testosterone supplements to maintain women’s sex drive and vaginal health, even advances like better hip replacements.


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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ABC News fears minority voters for Obama will also back marriage amendment

“Gay Marriage Target Date In CT Is Nov. 10″

“A gay-marriage Pandora’s box?”

Stevens vows to remain a candidate

TIME: Q & A Outgoing ACLU President Nadine Strossen

“U.N. Torture Expert Should Investigate Brutal Force-Feeding Of Connecticut Inmate, Says ACLU”

“ACLU Releases Presidential Transition Plan To Restore Civil Liberties”

Glen Lavy: “Yes: Lawlessness in name of tolerance”

Homosexual “Marriage” Trickling Down to New York as Judge Recognizes Same-Sex Divorce

Assisted Suicide Measure in Washington State Has 18 Point Lead in New Poll

Could Catholic Bishops’ document aid pro-abortion victory?

    Deal W. Hudson reports on LifeNews.com: If Obama wins on November 4 with the help of Catholic voters, the biggest factor in his favor will be the bishops’ own document and Web site, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.” I never …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

Group Reminds Voters Barack Obama Wants All Pro-Life Laws Overturned

    LifeNews.com reports: “A leading pro-life group that works with state legislators to pass laws that reduce abortions is reminding voters that presidential candidate Barack Obama wants all of those laws overturned. Americans United for Life says Obama’s position will increase …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

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Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Put Their Weight Behind Global Plan Against Online Speech Restriction

    The Washington Post reports: The Wall Street Journal reported today that Yahoo, Microsoft and Google in combination with a group of human rights and public interest organizations have agreed upon a common set of principles to guide their business in …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Massachusetts: “Frank, Sholley spar over gay marriage”

ADF: Massive support for roadside crosses dedicated to fallen Utah trooper

Clark D. Forsythe: Why the States Did Not Prosecute Women for Abortion Before Roe v. Wade

Ex-Pa. justice apologizes for anti-Obama e-mail

Thomas Sowell: Obama and the Law

Steven G. Calbresi: “Obama’s ‘Redistribution’ Constitution: The courts are poised for a takeover by the judicial left”

Group Urges Changes On 10th Anniversary of International Religious Freedom Act

Georgian abandons 12-year-old son at Neb. hospital

    The AP reports: “A woman drove her troubled 12-year-old son from Georgia to Nebraska and abandoned him under the state’s unique safe-haven law, which parents have used to leave 20 children at hospitals since the law took effect in July  …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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German Officials Interfere in U.S. Election: Opposing Cal. marriage amendment, Prop. 8.

Dignity and the Politics of Protection: Abortion Restrictions under Casey/Carhart

Breaking the Law by Giving Birth: The War on Drugs, The War on Reproductive Rights, and the War on Women

    Often, the proffered justification for the punitive action against pregnant women is the protection of fetal health or fetal rights, and the need to protect fetuses from harm based on the mother’s drug use.


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life

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Church, State And Marriage: California Debate On Proposition 8 Goes Constitutional

The Supreme Court Appointments and the Real Divide Between Liberals and Conservatives

Maryland: Group sues city over protest

    The Carroll County Tims reports: An anti-abortion group has filed a lawsuit against the city of Westminster in federal court, alleging the city violated the group’s right to free speech by requiring a permit to protest on public property. The …


  • Posted: 10/28/2008
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  • Category: ADF in the News

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