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* A Californian woman is facing a 25-years-to-life prison term if found guilty of killing her baby, reported the Sacramento Bee last week. Kanika Shavon Wells claimed, in court, that the baby she gave birth to “wasn’t moving. She was pale. She was just lying there.” The baby was found stuffed in plastic bags, with wads of tissue down its throat in a bathroom cabinet in the home of the defendant’s parents. The state is arguing that the baby suffocated from the tissue paper, and is looking for a conviction on first-degree murder. * “The House of Representatives has voted […]
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FORCED ABORTION AND STERILIZATION IN QUEBEC

QUEBEC, Aug. 4 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Quebec psychiatric patient was subjected to a forced abortion after a provincial Superior Court judge approved the hospital’s request for the abortion. In a move reminiscent of Canada’s scandalous eugenic sterilization campaigns in earlier decades,  she was also sterilized – given a tubal ligation – without consent.  The short CBC online report on the story – apparently the only national coverage given to the incident – said nothing about how the woman became pregnant in the first place or what the hospital’s policy was on sexual activity by patients. This was the second time […]
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* The French government says it will consider amending the country’s abortion laws following the release of a government-commissioned report to allow pro-born babies to be killed up to 12 weeks of age instead of 10 and to permit children to procure abortions without seeking the permission of their parents. The reforms are allegedly intended to bring France’s abortion laws in line with those of most other European nations.  (Los Angeles Times) * In a civil case, a jury has found East Stroudsburg School District guilty of violating the Fourth Amendment rights of 50 sixth-grade girls for forcing them to […]
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PREGNANCY HARASSMENT CASE SETTLED OUT OF COURT

MINNESOTA, Aug. 3 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Duluth Little Stores, a convenience store chain in Minnesota, has agreed to settle out of court with an employee who was charging that her employer discriminated against her due to her pregnancy, even threatening to help her abort her baby by throwing her down the stairs. An Associated Press report Friday said that the terms of the settlement had not been disclosed. Nicole Bergstrom Ek, formerly an assistant manager at the store where she worked, was seeking $50,000 in damages. “Little Stores officials said no harassment occurred,” reported AP. Lola Aune, Ms. Ek’s supervisor at […]
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MEDICAL ADVANCES BITTERSWEET FOR UNBORN BABIES

AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, Aug. 3 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Exciting advances in the use of medical technology to treat unborn babies are being revealed on a regular basis. Unfortunately, however, they are appearing in a moral climate that encourages their use as search and destroy weapons against “unwanted” children at least as much to heal babies. In last Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine a research team reported that “doctors may be able to predict whether a newborn whose oxygen was cut off during birth will suffer a delayed reaction that can lead to serious brain damage.” Looking at the ratio of two […]
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RECORD-BREAKING COURT AWARD FOR ABORTION SURVIVOR

VANCOUVER, Aug. 3 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last year an out-of-court settlement was reached over the failed abortion of now 12-year-old Ximena Renaerts. Last week the amount of that settlement – $8.7 million – was made public after a BC judge rejected Vancouver General hospital’s attempt to keep the figure secret.  The case of Ximena gripped the hearts of pro-life Canadians across the country because she was one of the few survivors of Canada’s abortion industry and, in her terribly handicapped state,  was a testimony to all Canadians of the horrible results abortion exacts on real people.  Ximena was born alive despite […]
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U.S. CONTINUES NORMAL TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Population Research Institute (PRI) is one of many American organizations angered by the renewal of normal trade relations (NTR) status with China by the House of Representatives. For years socially conscious legislators as well as many pro-family groups like PRI and Family Research Council (FRC) have been fighting to have China’s trade status downgraded over on-going reports of serious human rights abuses in the country. PRI’s particular concern is the communist country’s one-child policy. NTR status was renewed in the House by a vote of 260 to 170. The decision “sends the wrong signal to […]
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