BOSTON, Feb 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Dutch study published in Thursday’s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has found that assisted suicide does not go smoothly for about 1 in 5 patients. The findings shatter the “death with dignity” mantra of an easy and peaceful death. For more see today’s LifeSite Special Report.
NEW YORK, Feb 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Choices Women’s Medical Center abortuary, while it faces a temporary ban on its right to abort babies, is busing women to other abortion mills, even unlicensed ones. Writing in the New York Post on Sunday, Steve Dunleavy reports that “hundreds” of women are “shipped off like cattle” in a bus called the “Happiness Bus.” Dunleavy notes that last Saturday, the bus dropped “about 40 women, poor souls, in a most unhappy state of trauma” off at an unlicensed abortion mill in Jackson Heights. The medical director at Choices , Dr. Alan Zarkin, was suspended […]
DUBLIN, Feb 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Organ transplant operations, many still fraught with uncertainty over ethics around brain death, are so popular that huge waiting lists, organ purchasing, and illegal organ harvesting have become commonplace. The frenzy has caused governments the world over to aggressively promote organ donation and has even led to serious allegations of forced organ donation. The burgeoning black market trade in organs was highlighted recently by the Chinese sale of the organs of prisoners. Recent revelations in Ireland and England show that often without parental consent, hospitals have harvested organs from children who have died in hospital. […]
BOSTON, Feb 24 (LSN.ca) – A Dutch study published in Thursday’s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has found that assisted suicide does not go smoothly for about 1 in 5 patients. The findings shatter the “death with dignity” mantra of an easy and peaceful death. In 18 per cent of the 114 cases of assisted suicide studied, there were so many problems that the attending physician decided to see to the death of the patient personally by administering lethal drugs changing the cases to acts of euthanasia. Dr. Johanna Groenewoud of Erasmus University in Rotterdam found […]
Yesterday National Lutherans For Life commended the Board of Regents of Concordia University, River Forest, IL, for voting unanimously not to award an honorary doctorate to former senator Paul Simon. “It was the right decision to avoid honoring someone whose views on the God-given sanctity of human life are inconsistent with the Word of God.” The Boston Globe reported yesterday that Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne signed a law requiring girls under 18 to get parental or judicial consent before getting an abortion. ‘‘The decision to terminate a pregnancy and essentially a life is so serious that parents should give their […]
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Oscar Elias Biscet, a pro-life MD in Cuba who lost his job at a government hospital due to his refusal to commit abortion on demand, faces seven years in prison for protesting against the holding of political prisoners. The Associated Press reports the harsh penalty stems from his alleged November 3 hanging of the Cuban flag upside down in protest. See the AP report at Nando Times.
VANCOUVER, Feb 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today pro-life students at the University of British Columbia will be having another pro-life display. The first display, shown on November 23rd was destroyed by pro-choice” protestors who objected to it. The students went to Supreme Court yesterday but failed to obtain an injunction to prevent a repeat destruction of their display. Similar to the previous event, the members of Students for Life will be setting up their display in front of the “Goddess of Democracy”, located near the Student Union Building from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The display consists of graphic photos that associate the […]
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alan Keyes, the only black candidate in the US Presidential election, told CNN Sunday that “racists in media” want to restrict his exposure in order to hide his conservative views from fellow African Americans. “These racists don’t want black people to know that the most capable candidate in this race has a black skin,” he said. “Because that might excite some folks in the black community.” Keyes said he would stay in the race indefinitely. See the report from the Conservative News Service.
EDINBURGH, Feb 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Thanks to a meticulous search through a 235-page patent application document, Greenpeace has discovered that the European Patent Office approved human cloning last December. The Patent Office claimed yesterday that the approval was “by mistake”. The Telegraph reports that EP 695351 was granted last December to the University of Edinburgh and the Australian company Stem Cell Sciences. Christian Gugerell, head of the biotechnology section of the Munich-based patent office, said: “We’ve committed a very serious error. It’s not our practice to grant patents on human beings.” See the Telegraph article.
Pro-Life E-News reports that the ABC 20/20 special on the marketing of aborted baby parts has been postponed again to March 8 to coincide with the US federal hearings on the topic. England’s Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has distributed a quote from the Herald and Metro quoting the new Catholic archbishop of Westminster, Bishop Cormac Murphy- O’Connor as saying abortion is “always an evil”, even in the case of rape-victims and pregnant 12-year-olds. Russia saw its sharpest decline in population since 1992 last year, with the number of inhabitants falling by 784,500 or 0.5 per cent, […]