Jury Rules Against Pro-Life Videographers

A jury in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court handed down a mulit-million dollar verdict against undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merrick on Friday, a decision that could cost them over $2.2 million in alleged damages against Planned Parenthood.

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CA Supreme Court Suspends Baby Parts Hearing

A preliminary hearing involving the pro-life videographer who published videos of abortion industry executives bartering for aborted baby body parts has been “suspended until further notice” by the California Supreme Court on the grounds of political bias and selective prosecution.

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SCOTUS Refuses to Lift Gag Order in Baby Parts Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review a decision by a lower court that blocked the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from releasing additional videos that reveal illegal trafficking of fetal body parts by the abortion industry.

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Catholic Charities Takes Legal Action Against Illinois Civil Union Law

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The leaders of three Catholic dioceses in Illinois – Springfield, Peoria and Joliet – initiated legal action yesterday on behalf of their Catholic Charities asking the courts to allow them to continue to provide foster care without recognizing the parental rights granted to same-sex and cohabiting couples in a recently enacted civil unions bill.

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All Charges Dropped Against “ND 88”

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The Thomas More Society announced late yesterday afternoon that Michael Dvorak, St. Joseph County, Indiana prosecutor, dismissed the criminal trespass charges that he has pressed over the last two years against almost all of the “ND88,” the individuals arrested for peacefully protesting the University’s honoring of President Barack Obama at the 2009 Commencement. Dvorak dropped the charges as part of an agreement between the Thomas More Society and the University.

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Domestic Terrorism Ignored After Bomb Thrown at Pro-Life Prayer Vigil

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

In spite of the extensive coverage given whenever an act of violence is perpetrated against an abortion clinic, when an unknown assailant threw a Molotov cocktail at an elderly woman who was part of a 40 Days for Life protest last week in Kalispell, Montana, not even the local police paid much attention.

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