SAO PAULO, Brazil, May 29 (LSN) – The global push for chemical abortion by the feminist and de-population movements has extended into countries where abortion is illegal, causing especially great damage to women and children. Dr Claudette Gonzalez of the University of Sao Paulo said Friday that “Information on the effects of taking misoprostol (a common abortion drug) during pregnancy should be made more widely available to dissuade women from misusing the drug.” According to a report in the prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, doctors in Brazil have treated 42 infants whose mothers attempted to abort them with the […]
NEW YORK, May 29 (LSN) – In a release issued today, the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (CAFHRI) reported that the United Nations has awarded official “consultative status” to a tiny, elite group of dissidents who call themselves “Catholics for a Free Choice” (CFFC). The group, which has been called “a well-funded letterhead,” is lead by Frances Kissling, who left the Church decades ago. Its purpose is to fight the Catholic Church’s position on abortion and contraception. CAFHRI also noted several other pro-abortion groups that have received official status with the UN. According to CAFHRI, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) which […]
LANSING, May 29 (LSN) – On Wednesday, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a motion to provide for both civil and criminal retribution for the injury or killing of a child in utero. The bill, however, is not intended to restrict abortion.
OTTAWA, May 29 (LSN) – Yesterday, Health Minister Allan Rock announced permanent federal funding for AIDS programs of at least $42.2 million per year without any requirement for review of the programs. The unprecedented step caught even the liberal media off-guard. Other diseases kill more Canadians, but research and treatment for them receive far less government support, leaving some to wonder whether Rock’s announcement reveals questionable priorities on the government’s part. For example, from the time it was recognized in the early ‘80s until last summer, AIDS has claimed the lives of 11,046 Canadians. The federal government will now provide […]
LANSING, May 28 (LSN) – On Tuesday, the pro-assisted-suicide group Merian's Friends announced they have collected enough signatures to force a ballot consideration of assisted suicide in November. Dr. Edward C. Pierce, chair of Merian’s Friends, noted the group is gearing up for the public opinion battle and said that his main opponents would be pro-lifers and the Catholic Church. Reacting to the news, the Michigan Hospice Organization (MHO) expressed concern that that “the legalization of physician-assisted suicide will cause the ill elderly to begin to feel an obligation to die, when they consider themselves no longer productive to society.”
ST LEONARDS, Australia, May 28 (LSN) – On Saturday, the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet reported on an Australian study showing a certain in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique is linked to developmental delays in children conceived in such a manner. Dr. Jennifer Bowen and her colleagues at the Royal North Shore Hospital in St. Leonards, Australia, studied about 250 children—some conceived naturally, and some conceived artificially by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a procedure which is meant to weed out abnormal sperm and select healthy sperm for injection. In March, USA Today reported that at a meeting of the American […]
WASHINGTON, May 28 (LSN) – On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge of President Clinton's Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, and similar state laws, which suppress freedom of speech and assembly around abortion centres. The pro-life American Center for Law and Justice sought to challenge the constitutionality of the law, on the basis of a North Carolina lower court ruling which found both state and federal laws of this nature unconstitutional.
OTTAWA, May 28 (LSN) – Representatives from various federal political parties took part in a Parliament Hill fundraiser April 28 for the gay-activist group Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE). Ottawa’s pro-gay Capital Xtra newspaper reported last Wednesday on the event. Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and the Status of Women Hedy Fry turned up to demonstrate the support of the Liberal government. Scott Brisson represented the Conservatives, contrasting the pro-family stand of interim PC leader Elsie Wayne. Louise Hardy represented the strongly pro-gay NDP. The Reform Party, which opposes re-defining the definitions of marriage and family according to […]
ST LOUIS, Missouri, May 27(Lifesitenews.com) – A recent press release announced the first national conference of “Women at Risk,” a group describing itself as a US coalition of women and their family members who have been hurt by past abortions. The conference will be held on August 7-8 in St. Louis, Missouri. The group aims to hold abortionists accountable for injuries done to women through abortion procedures. Conference coordinator Miriam Dapra said a major concern of the group is the “30 to 50 percent of women [who] are submitting to unwanted abortions because of the demands of their parents, boyfriends, […]
WASHINGTON, May 27 (Lifesitenews.com) – Yesterday the US Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a South Carolina law which affords children in the womb protection from substance abuse by their mothers. While other state courts have disallowed such laws, a South Carolina court ruled it “absurd to recognize the viable fetus as a person for purposes of homicide laws and wrongful-death statutes but not for purposes of statutes proscribing child abuse.” The law, instituted in 1989, requires professionals to report fetal abuse as they would all child abuse under pain of imprisonment. In the case of Whitner v. South Carolina, […]