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The South Korea Ministry of Health estimates that doctors perform 350,000 abortions per year in the country, while delivering only 450,000 babies per year. That means 43.7 percent of all pregnancies are aborted. From those numbers, who would have guessed that abortion has been technically...

Next week the European Court of Human Rights will begin hearing a case that will decide whether Ireland’s ban on abortion violates a woman’s human rights. The case is taken by three Irish women who claim their health was put in danger by being forced to...

The effort started last month to put a repeal of California’s Proposition 8 on the 2010 ballot appears to be losing steam already. Courage Campaign, one of the larger homosexual rights group in the U.S., has announced that it will no longer be supporting the...

A Vermont judge has ruled to give full custody of a seven year-old girl to her non-biological, lesbian mother in the state’s first same-sex custody battle. The child, Isabella, was conceived by Lisa Miller during her one year civil union to Janet Jenkins. When the...

Wednesday, the New York state Senate voted against a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The bill was voted down with an impressive 38 to 24 margin. Gov. David Paterson had promised to sign the bill into law if it had passed, making...

Nearly 19 million sexually transmitted disease (STD) are reported each year in the United States and almost half of these infections occur among 15- 24 year-olds, according to the most recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The full report, released...

Yesterday was World AIDS Day, dedicated to educating the public about AIDS prevention and eliminating discrimination towards those suffering from AIDS. However, what is most interesting about the day of international events and education dedicated to the eradication of HIV and AIDS is that no...

A last minute ruling on Monday put a hold on what would have been the first same-sex marriage in Latin America yesterday. The hold came after a national judge overturned a previous ruling that would have allowed Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Di Bello to...

Two weeks after the Washington, D.C. City Council refused to allow a ballot initiative that would put the definition of marriage in Washington up for popular vote, the D.C. Council gave the first vote of approval for new legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.  The bill...

Last week the White House announced that President Obama intends to make a pledge for U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions at the United Nations climate summit meeting next week in Copenhagen.  Earlier last month we sent out a weekly alert warning you of the...

The Council of Europe is currently debating a new draft resolution that would make a women’s right to abortion legally superior to a doctor or health care provider’s conscientious or religious objection to such procedures. The new resolution, entitled “"Women's access to lawful medical care:...

Beginning in 2010, traditionally conservative Austria will provide state recognition to same-sex civil unions. The new legislation was approved last week in a compromise between the two leading parties and provides same-sex couples with most of the rights of married couples, including financial benefits such...

When we have posted on corporate support or opposition to important family and life issues in the past, there has always been an impressive response from our readership, the most frequent response being, “What can I do?” This has been most readily the case with...

Just last week we posted a plea for your help in building our Facebook network. Our initial goal was to have a simple but respectable 1,000 fans by the first of next year. Well thanks to you, we managed to blow past that goal in...

ChurchOuting.org, a new website launched last Wednesday, hopes to add momentum to the homosexual rights movement in Washington by means of a good old-fashioned witch-hunt. The website gathers and publicly displays anonymous accusations of homosexuality against Catholic priests within the Archdiocese of Washington. It lovingly...

Saturday the Senate voted 60-39 to move the U.S. Senate Health Care Bill sponsored by Sen. Harry Reid to the floor for open debate. This newest rendition of the health care bill has removed the Stupak Amendment, which prohibits all public funding for abortion, and...

This week Veracruz, Mexico became the 17th state in Mexico to write into legislation that life begins at conception. Now over half of the nation’s 32 states have written similar restrictions on abortion into their constitutions and lawmakers in Veracruz have adopted a measure to...

On Tuesday, the Washington, D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics voted to refuse a ballot initiative that would open the definition of marriage in D.C. for public vote, claiming the initiative violated human rights. The board denied the petition the same day it scheduled a December...

As the Senate prepares to vote this Saturday on opening Senator Harry Reid’s new health care bill for floor debate, recent polls indicate that most Americans are in favor of a ban on federal funding for abortion—a ban that is absent in the  new bill....

A French judge has ruled that a hospital in Orange, France was guilty of “unreasonable obstinacy” in its efforts to save a newborns life. The verdict is over the birth of a child in December 2002. According to LifeSiteNews.com, the baby’s heartbeat failed during delivery and...