New Study Confirms Abortion Increases Risk of Future Premature Births

PARIS, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study from France has confirmed that abortion increases a woman’s risk of delivering future children prematurely; the risk of very preterm delivery (less than 33 weeks) increases even more dramatically. After studying data on 1,943 very preterm births, 276 moderately preterm babies and 618 full-term controls, Dr. Caroline Moreau of Hopital de Bicetre and colleagues concluded that women with a history of abortion were 1.5 times more likely to give birth very prematurely (under 33 weeks gestation), and 1.7 times more likely to have a baby born extremely (under 28 weeks gestation) […]
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200 Women Storm US Capital to Lobby Against Abortion – Met With Every Senator

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Almost 200 women from all across the country came to Washington, DC Wednesday, to make their voices heard, declaring abortion harmful to women and their unborn babies. Pro-life women met with every United States Senator urging them to confirm President Bush’s judicial nominees and support pro-life legislation. For the first time, pro-life women joined together to lobby the U.S. Senate in an unprecedented effort to make pro-life women’s voices heard. Several pro-life groups worked together including Susan B. Anthony List, National Right to Life, Silent No More Awareness Campaign, Eagle Forum, Family Research Council, […]
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Adult Stem Cells used to Cure Blindness

LONDON, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – UK physicians are pioneering the use of adult stem cells to cure blindness resulting from a damaged cornea – so far, they have used the therapy to restore eyesight in 40 patients. Opthalmic surgeon at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Sussex, Sheraz Daya, explained to the BBC that “Many people who’ve had injuries to their eyes, or even people born with congenital deficiencies of stem cells, land up having a problem with the top layer of their cornea.” Although corneal transplants have been used to treat the condition for some time, “Even if we […]
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Catholic Church Withdraws Recognition of College That Plans to Honor Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton

MANASSAS, VA, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of New York has determined that Marymount Manhattan College is no longer a Catholic institution. The college has been under protest by the Cardinal Newman Society for inviting pro-abortion Sen. Hillary Clinton to give its commencement address and receive an honorary degree on May 20. This is the fourth time since the late Pope John Paul II issued Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic universities, that a bishop has declared an historically Catholic college or university to be not Catholic. The three colleges previously declared no longer Catholic include […]
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Abortion Clinic That Refused To Help Mother Whose Baby Was Born Alive Facing Legal Complaints

ORLANDO, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday, Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family, filed two complaints against the abortion clinic that refused to help a mother whose baby was born alive at the clinic. The complaints were filed with the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. The mother, Angele, is represented by Liberty Counsel. Angele had gone to the EPOC clinic in Orlando to obtain an abortion. After the first day of the procedure, Angele was […]
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UK Court Approves “Designer Baby” as Stem Cell Source to Treat Ailing Sibling

LONDON, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – UK’s highest court, the Law Lords, has upheld a lower court decision allowing the creation of a designer sibling through IVF to be used as a source of stem cells to cure six-year-old Zain Hashmi. Shahani and Raj Hashmi’s son Zain has beta-thalassaemia, which could possibly be cured by a bone marrow transplant using “material” from a baby created through IVF purely for the extraction of genetically matching bone marrow. The process involves sorting new embryos created using IVF to find a genetic match, who is then allowed to grow into a baby to […]
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Father of 6-Year-Old Arrested Over Objection to Homosexual Curriculum in Kindergarten Class

LEXINGTON, Mass, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – David Parker was arrested Wednesday by Lexington Police, allegedly for “trespassing” at his son’s elementary school, while attending a scheduled meeting with the principal and the city’s Director of Education over his objections to homosexual curriculum materials and discussions in his son’s kindergarten class. According to an “Article 8 Alliance” press release, at the meeting, Parker requested that the school inform him of when homosexual discussions would take place, so he could exclude his son from the activity. He said he would not leave until his request was granted. The Principal and the […]
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Anchorage Catholic Hospital Procured Out of State Abortion Without Parents’ Knowledge, Suit Alleges

ANCHORAGE, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The parents of a teenaged girl are suing a social worker and the Anchorage Alaska Catholic hospital she works for who the parents say helped the girl get an out-of-state abortion two years ago. The suit names the Sisters of Providence, doing business as Providence Health System Alaska and Providence Family Practice Center. The suit alleges that the social worker, with the collusion of hospital officials, helped the girl to go to Seattle at public expense for an abortion without informing her parents. Alaska state law requires parental consent for a minor to procure […]
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Boston Doctor Uses Stem Cells from Amniotic Fluid to Repair Birth Defects

BOSTON, April 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amniotic fluid, like umbilical cord blood, has been discovered to contain stem cells that could be used to repair severe birth defects. Dr. Dario Fauza at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, says that infants are difficult to treat surgically and often suffer from surgery related complications such as life threatening infections. He hopes that his research with stem cells from amniotic fluid will make some surgeries unnecessary. “People always thought that amniotic fluid was just a deposit of dying cells … but that’s not true. They are very vibrant cells,” Fauza said. Dr. Fauza admits that […]
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