Legislator Suggests Remembering Unborn In Children’s Memorial Day

OTTAWA, May 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Alliance MP Maurice Vellacott, a co-chairman of the Parliamentary pro-life caucus rose in the House of Commons yesterday to give his support to a motion to recognize the second Sunday of December as National Children’s Memorial Day. Vellacott detailed the tragic loss of children in early childhood years and said the Memorial Day would help parents as they try to cope with their loss.  Vellacott also noted the tragic loss of children in the womb.  “Thousands of women and families, eagerly anticipating a new baby, have had to deal with the tragedy of […]
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Argentine Judge Rules Abortifacient Birth Control Pill and IUD Illegal – Orders Them Destroyed

BUENOS AIRES, May 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Argentine Judge Cristina Garzon de Lascano of Cordoba province ruled last Thursday that oral birth control pills and the intrauterine device (IUD) are illegal in the pro-life country due to their abortifacient nature.  The judge banned the production and sale of the abortifacients and also ordered destruction of existing supplies.  The judges ruling was based on established medical fact noting that the drugs are abortifacient.  In Argentina abortion is illegal and punishable by prison.  Argentine Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia gratuitously attacked the ruling calling the judgment “absurd and based on the plea […]
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Australian State Supreme Court Rules Feeding Tube Can Be Removed

MELBOURNE, May 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Victorian Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the feeding tube of a mentally incompetent 68-year-old woman could be removed.  Australia’s The Age reports “Justice Stuart Morris ruled that the artificial feeding and hydration being provided to the woman, known only as “BWV” was a medical procedure rather than palliative care, and therefore could be refused.”  Although the woman’s family was supportive of the decision, both the Catholic Church and the pro-life movement both intervened against removal of the artificial feeding.  Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition told LifeSite, “The Euthanasia Prevention […]
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Holy See Dismayed That Draft Euro Constitution Ignores Christianity

Vatican, May. 30 (LifeSiteNews.com/CWNews.com) – The Vatican has expressed “surprise” and disappointment that the draft version of a new constitution for the European Union does not acknowledge the role of religion in forming the culture of the continent.  An official statement released by the Vatican press office on May 30 noted “with satisfaction” that the draft constitution “envisioned a constant dialogue which churches and with religious communities.” However, the statement pointed out that in the preamble, in which the draft mentions the elements of the common European heritage, “the absence of an explicit mention of Christianity was noted with surprise.”  […]
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Unborn Baby of Florida Handicapped Woman Aborted

MIAMI, May 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A baby of four months’ gestation, the preborn child of a mentally handicapped rape victim, was aborted on Thursday evening, after a judge ordered the baby’s death a week ago, allegedly “to protect its mother.”  Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital—who previously said an abortion was unnecessary—told Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Arthur Rothenberg late Wednesday that the baby, who had successfully reached 24 weeks, would likely not survive outside the womb. That was apparently just what the judge wanted to hear (although he had already ordered the abortion to proceed).  Curiously, media focused on the “medical […]
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New Condom Study Much Ado About Nothing, FRC Says

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers at Catholic George Washington University are touting a new study, published in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health, which they say shows that condom availability in schools does not increase sexual activity among teenagers. However, the study by the liberal Catholic University does not support the reported findings. As the researchers themselves admit, because the study was not designed to examine changes in condom use from pre- to post-program, its findings don’t definitively prove the condom availability programs influenced teen sexual behaviors.  Family Research Council President Ken Connor said, […]
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U.S. Bishop Arrested 21 Times For Pro-Life Demonstrations Dies At Age 86

RALEIGH, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop George E. Lynch, former auxiliary bishop of Raleigh and a pro-life activist during his retirement, died May 25, 2003, four days before the 60th anniversary of his ordination. He was 86 years old. Working with Operation Rescue, the bishop was arrested more than 21 times.  His silent prayers said while sitting or kneeling in front of abortion centers served to change the minds and hearts of many mothers contemplating aborting their children.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Raleigh Bishop Joseph Gossman on Tuesday, June 10, 4:30 p.m., at Our Lady of […]
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