Jul 10, 2008 - 11:11 pm .- Due to efforts by the Population Research Institute, for the seventh consecutive year, the U.S. government has decided to withhold nearly $40 million from the UN Population Fund. The decision honors the Kemp-Kasten amendment of 1985 which prohibits tax dollars from funding forced abortion programs.
Jul 10, 2008 - 08:56 pm .- A Swiss proposal to ban the construction of minarets, the thin towers on mosques used to make calls to prayer, has collected 115,000 signatures in support. Under Swiss law, a group can request a binding national referendum if it collects 100,000 signatures.
Jul 10, 2008 - 06:06 pm .- A group of pro-life African-American pastors and other leaders plans this coming Monday to ask the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to join them in demanding that over $300 million in taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood be stopped. Ms. Day Gardner, one of the leaders of the effort, charges that Planned Parenthood is a “racist organization” which has “bought off” presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama.
Jul 10, 2008 - 04:42 pm .- A Brazilian woman has given birth to a baby boy who developed outside her womb. Despite the possibility of being aborted out of concern for the life of the mother, Valdir Gabriel was born healthy, and both mother and child are recovering normally.
Jul 10, 2008 - 03:23 pm .- Human Life International is asking for prayers in response to the “vile attacks” in Vienna, Austria, against pro-life demonstrators by assailants who are being paid to harass them by the owners of abortion clinics. Pro-life demonstrators who are sidewalk counseling outside the clinics have been sexually assaulted, and some of the attacks have been captured on video.
Jul 10, 2008 - 12:36 pm .- The Civil Court of Appeals in Milan ruled this week that the father of Eluana Englaro, an Italian woman who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years after a car accident in 1992, can discontinue the food and hydration that is keeping her alive, which would condemn her to the same agonizing death suffered by the American Terri Schiavo.
Jul 10, 2008 - 11:35 am .- The British Library, the Monastery of St. Catherine of Sinai, the National Library of St. Petersburg, the University Library of Leipzig, and other institutions are collaborating to put online the entire Sinaiticus Codex, the oldest complete New Testament text and “one of the testimonies on which our knowledge of Biblical Greek is based.”
Jul 10, 2008 - 11:11 am .- The Rt. Reverend Andrew Burnham, the Anglican Bishop of Ebbsfleet, has made public his plans to come into communion with the Roman Catholic Church and bring his flock with him. His move follows the Church of England’s decision on Monday to allow women bishops to be ordained.
Jul 10, 2008 - 05:15 am .- The Susan B. Anthony List has criticized presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama’s recent remarks about his stand on partial birth abortion. The pro-life group argues that he knows his actual record on abortion doesn’t “resonate with everyday American voters.”
Jul 10, 2008 - 04:29 am .- The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, citing his 100 percent pro-abortion rating. The presidential endorsement is only the organization’s second in its history.
Jul 10, 2008 - 02:01 am .- At least 850 couples promised a lifelong commitment to their marriages at the Worldwide Marriage Encounter in Ontario, California by signing a five by eight foot banner bearing in large print the words “Forever Yours.”