60 000 in record rally against abortion bill in Dublin

Originally published in Lifesite News With some 60 000 participants, the All Ireland Rally for Life, held in Dublin on Saturday, was the largest pro-life event in Irish history, organisers have said. Participants expressed their opposition to the government’s proposed abortion bill, and demanded a referendum, required by Irish law […]

US court denies German home-schoolers asylum

Originally published in Charisma News The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama administration’s refusal to grant asylum to the Romeike family. US Attorney General Eric Holder filed against the family, arguing that asylum should not be granted because home schooling isn’t a fundamental right protected under religious freedom. […]

Ireland proposes limited access to abortion amid heated debate

Originally published in Charisma News Irish government ministers agreed to draft legislation on Tuesday to allow for limited access to abortion where a woman’s life is in danger, including the threat of suicide, a proposal that has already divided the country’s ruling coalition. Ireland’s two-decade-old debate over how the government […]

French parliament approves gay marriage law

Originally published in Charisma News French parliament approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and to adopt children on Tuesday, a flagship reform pledge by President Francois Hollande that sparked often violent street protests and a rise in homophobic attacks. Hollande’s “marriage for all” law is the biggest social […]

Malatya massacre’s widow awaiting Turkish citizenship

Suzanne Geske, the widow of Tillmann Geske, who was killed in the 2007 Malatya Zirve Publishing House massacre, has applied for Turkish citizenship a second time after first being refused a passport. Geske told the Hürriyet Daily News that she made the second application 10 months but had yet to […]