LANE COUNTY, Oregon, Feb 1 (LifeSiteNews) – Euthanasia activist Derek Humphry, the founder of the Hemlock Society, has produced a how-to-kill-yourself video, which will be aired on public television in Oregon this week. The video is based on Humphry’s controversial how-to guide to suicide, “Final Exit”, which has sold more than one million copies and has been printed in 12 languages. WorldNetDaily (WND) reported today that even pro-euthanasia groups think the television suicide promo goes too far. Barbara Coombs Lee, executive director of the Portland-based Compassion in Dying Federation, told WND, “I think it’s reckless, it can give people […]
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 1 (LifeSiteNews) – The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child concluded its three-week winter session Friday by issuing conclusions and recommendations on reports submitted by India, Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Armenia, Peru, Grenada, and South Africa. Incredibly, the UN report issued a veiled recommendation for aborting the disabled. Specifically the committee recommended “that early identification programmes be developed to prevent disabilities and implement alternative measures to the institutionalization of children with disabilities.” Early identification of disabilities and “prevention” is nowadays most often associated with prenatal diagnosis of disability […]
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 1 (LifeSiteNews) – While claiming not to promote abortion in countries where it is illegal, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women did just that with Burkina Faso, according to UN reports issued late last week. Mariam Marie-Gisele Guigma, Minister for the Development of Women of Burkina Faso, told the committee that her country’s Family Code contained legislation which “imposed penalties for female genital mutilation, rape, abortion, seduction of minors, public assault on chastity and good morals, incest, bigamy, adultery and incitation of minors to debauchery.” Yet after this clear indication of the […]
Feb. 1 (LifesiteNews) – The United Alternative initiative, which spawned the Canadian Alliance over the weekend, could be taken over by “the Machiavellian Ontario Tories,” according to John Ibbitson in a front page Globe and Mail story on Saturday. Indeed, Ontario Tories Tom Long and Tony Clement, often mentioned Mike Harris and the “Common Sense Revolution” in their frequent appearances as organizational leaders at the United Alternative meeting. For more see today’s LifeSite Special Report.