Nurses in Great Britain Campaign for Supervised Patient Self-Harm

By Gudrun Schultz BOURNEMOUTH, Great Britain, April 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nurses are pushing for a policy change that would allow patients who cut and burn themselves to keep their blades and other implements with them in hospital settings. The BBC reported today on the request made by nurses in the Royal College of Nursing. Pointing to a pilot project undertaken by St. George’s mental health hospital in Staffordshire, the nurses say allowing self-harming such as cutting or burning to continue helps patients to deal with past mental trauma and reduces thoughts of suicide. St. George’s Hospital provides patients with […]
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Jewish and Christian Students Sue College Over Religious Freedom to Oppose Homosexuality

By Gudrun Schultz ATLANTA, Georgia, April 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two students are suing their college over tolerance policies that forbid any criticism of homosexuality. The students say their religious freedom is being trampled by the school’s administration. Ruth Malhotra, a Christian, and Jewish student Orit Sklar brought their case against the Georgia Institute of Technology in an effort to force the college to be more accepting of religious viewpoints, the Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month. Malhotra experienced repeated reprimands from college authorities for protesting a campus production of the feminist propaganda play “The Vagina Monologues” and for […]
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FDA May be Forced to Spill Beans on Irregular Approval of Abortion Drug RU-486

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, April 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A hearing this morning at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit concerned a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FDA over documents concerning RU-486. Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, has demanded that the FDA release more than 4,000 documents from the public pertaining to the approval process used for the abortion pill, which has been linked to the deaths of at least six women. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told LifeSiteNews.com that two of the three justices […]
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Pro-Abortion ‘Catholics’ Applaud Cardinal Martini and Talk of Vatican Altering Condom Stand

by John-Henry Westen and Hilary White WASHINGTON, April 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The uproar caused last week as a highly placed Vatican Cardinal announced the Pope had asked for a study on the use of condoms and AIDS prevention, on the heels of statements in support of condoms in the context of AIDS by another notable Cardinal, has put a smile on the faces of anti-Catholic groups. The notorious ‘Catholics for a Free Choice’, who have been condemned as an anti-Catholic, pro-abortion group, responded to the news saying, “As we mark the one year anniversary of Benedict XVI’s papacy, the […]
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Large Majority of Canadians Want Prime Minister to Keep Saying “God Bless Canada”

TORONTO, April 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When asked to consider Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent use of the term “God Bless Canada” at the end of all his speeches, the majority of Canadians (65%) indicate they feel this is “acceptable and he should keep doing it”. But one in four (26%) feel that this is “unacceptable and he should stop doing it”. According to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service/Global News. Those who reside in Saskatchewan/Manitoba (75%) and Alberta (74%) are the most likely to find Mr. Harper’s use of “God Bless Canada” acceptable; […]
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Canadian Health Research Institute Delays Embryo Stem Cell Experiment Decision

by Hilary White OTTAWA, April 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An experimental project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to attempt to harvest embryonic stem cells from “spare” IVF embryos has stalled over ethical concerns. The only ethical concerns of interest to the CIHR, however, have nothing to do with the lives of embryonic human beings, but about informing potential “donors” of embryos as to the fate of their offspring. CIHR officials announced today that a decision as to the fate of the $532,000 project will not be made until the end of June. The 12 member CIHR […]
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Alert Woman Threatened With Death After Houston Hospital Votes to Remove Life Support

By Gudrun Schultz HOUSTON, Texas, April 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A woman who wants to live is facing death after a hospital ethics committee voted behind closed doors to remove her from life support, reported World Net Daily today. Officials at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston can legally remove Andrea Clark’s respirator against the expressed wishes of herself and her family, under a Texas law that gives hospitals the power to decide if a patient’s life is “worth” maintaining. If the hospital ethics committee decides to withdraw care and treatment from the patient, the family has just 10 days to […]
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New Poll Shows Americans Don’t Understand 1973 Abortion Ruling Roe Vs. Wade

WASHINGTON – April 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A national poll released today at the National Press Club by the Real Women’s Voices coalition shows that while 65 percent of Americans say they are familiar with the 1973 landmark abortion case, Roe vs. Wade, only 29 percent are able to select an accurate description of the ruling. While the notorious ruling made abortion legal in essentially all circumstances throughout pregnancy, 50% of respondents believed falsely that the ruling only legalized abortion in early pregnancy or in limited circumstances. Real Women’s Voices is a coalition of national and state-based pro-life organizations bringing […]
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