BRITISH DOCTORS ON ROAD TO EUTHANASIA

LONDON, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New norms for British doctors allow them to withhold food and hydration from their patients even against the wishes of family members. Zenit news reported yesterday that directives from the British Medical Association have taken effect giving doctors powers to decide over life and death. Prior to this such powers were reserved for cases where the patient was in a deep coma.
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DONALD DUCK PROMOTES CONDOMS

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Penn State’s Population Research Institute is making use of a 1968 Disney film of Donald Duck promoting contraception. Zenit news reported today that the video is being sold in Chile within a package of other pro-contraception videos but Disney lawyers allege that the Population institute is selling the video illegally. In a related story, on Friday L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican,  slammed campaigns to combat AIDS with the use of condoms. Writing in the paper, Bishop Elio Sgreccia said that the 10-15 per cent failure rate of the devices combined with […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

* Reacting to a proposal of the National Association of School Nurses to give sex education to some girls in the fourth grade, (rather than the fifth as is common practice) American Life League President Judie Brown said: “As a supporter of sex education, the NASN is part of the problem. An eight-year-old girl should be sharing her thoughts, ideas and questions with her parents, not the local ‘Doctor Ruth’ in the school ‘health’ office.”  (American Life League News) * The bipartisan US national “Battleground 2000” poll indicates that American voters care about moral values.  (Family Research Council) * In […]
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FEMINIST GROUPS PUSHING BABY SEX SELECTION

OTTAWA, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A document obtained by a freedom of information request revealed that feminist groups are pushing the government to allow sex selection of babies to continue in Canada. The news comes as laws governing new reproductive technologies are to be introduced later this year. The Ottawa Citizen obtained a copy of a briefing memo to Health Minister Allan Rock he received just prior to a meeting with Secretary of State for the Status of Women Hedy Fry. “The issue of sex-selection for non-medical reasons has received mixed support from groups within the secretary’s constituency,” said the […]
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CARDINAL LEADS SUCCESSFUL CHICAGO PRO-LIFE VIGIL

CHICAGO, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago led a prayer vigil for nearly 1000 pro-lifers outside the Humbolt Park Centro abortuary Saturday. After a mass at the nearby St. Sylvester Church, where over 200 had to remain on the steps and outside the Church due to the massive crowd, the group made a procession of prayer to the abortuary where many knelt as the group prayed the Rosary for 45-minutes and then returned in procession to the Church.  Newspapers reported there were about 50 pro-abortion protesters but their numbers were dwarfed by the police presence.  Preaching at […]
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ARGENTINEANS DENOUNCE CONTRACEPTIVES AS “HUMAN PESTICIDES”

BUENOS AIRES, June 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Argentine Society of Medical and Biological Ethics objected to government programs to combat poverty which focussed on contraception. “Poverty is not resolved by combating the poor and filling them with dangerous ‘human pesticides,’  which have many secondary and collateral effects,” said an appeal. The society asked of government “instead of distributing contraceptives,  [that] they offer social justice, work, education and health.” With files from Zenit.
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JAMES KOPP CHARGED AGAIN BUT NOT FOUND

James Kopp who, in May, was charged by police with the murder of abortionist Barnett Slepian, has been indicted by a county grand jury. Kopp is now charged on three counts with second-degree murder, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon. An Associated Press report today indicates that Kopp was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list earlier this month. For a profile on James Kopp from the Wanderer see: Investigators Cast a Wide Net To Find Abortionist’s Murderer
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AUSTRALIA REGULARLY DEPORTS PREGNANT CHINESE WOMEN

CANBERRA, Australia, June 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Australian Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock admitted yesterday to having deported at least three pregnant women to China who were seeking to avoid the communist country’s practice of forced abortion for those who already have one children. The minister defended his actions saying, “we’re talking here about people who were unlawfully in Australia and the responsibility under the Migration Act for people to be removed.” For background on the story go to: Update Chinese Woman Forced to Abort After Deportation With files from Pro-Life E-News Canada
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DESIGNER BABY BUSINESS THRIVING IN CHINA

CHENGDU, China, June 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A specialized sperm bank in China is demanding proof from donors that they are intellectuals. According to an Associated Press report, the “Notables’  Sperm Bank” in the Sichuan province requires donors to have attained the necessary level of education to qualify them as associate professors. Similar programs in Canada and the US have taken to advertising for human sperm and egg donations around ivy league universities. For a related story see: Designer Babies A Reality Thanks to IVF
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

* On Tuesday Focus on the Family Canada denounced the Supreme Court protest of anti-  homosexual pastor Fred Phelps; “We have been concerned by the Court’s ruling, and will continue to advocate family policies that reflect Canada’s Judeo-Christian heritage. But there is absolutely no room in this important debate for the kind of invective and hatred espoused by extremist groups such as this one,” said Darrel Reid FOFC president. * Doctors in Tokyo announced today the first sex change operation on a man in Japan today. Such mutilations were illegal in the country until 1997. (Newsday.com) * Yesterday in WorldNetDaily, […]
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