BMA Votes to Eliminate Second Doctor Approval for UK Abortion

By Hilary White LONDON, June 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A week after it was announced that England and Wales have broken their own records for abortion rates, physician members of the British Medical Association (BMA) voted yesterday to make abortion in Britain even easier to obtain in the first trimester of pregnancy. While the doctors declined to follow the lead of some European countries in allowing nurses and midwives to kill unwanted children, they voted 189-89 to eliminate the need to consult a second doctor to approve an abortion. Under the current law, two doctors have to endorse the decision […]
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Massive March in Puerto Rico Protests Plan to Permit Homosexual Civil Unions

By LifeSiteNews.com staff   SAN JUAN, June 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two weeks ago 20,000 Puerto Ricans took to the streets in  San Juan to protest legislation seeking to permit homosexual civil unions.  Coalicion de la Familia, the island’s largest pro-family organization, organized the march and rally and invited US pro-family activist David Parker to speak to the crowd.   In April, 2005, David Parker of Massachusetts was arrested and brought to jail after protesting the refusal of school officials to notify him when homosexuality or transgenderism was to be discused with his son in kindergarten. The incident made national news in America, […]
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“Abolish Abortion”, the Number One Wish for Canada

TORONTO, June 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leaders of pro-life organizations across Canada have been saying for decades that the majority of Canadians are not in favour of abortion on demand despite the mainstream media’s bias in favour of abortion absolutism.     Nevertheless, for many years now the abortion debate has been routinely silenced and dismissed as a ‘done deal’ in Canadian society; but when given the opportunity, it often resurfaces as one of the most poignant and impassioned national discussions. Recently, the CBC’s Great Canadian Wish List page on Facebook sparked a national debate about abortion that has been raging since its launch on May 28th.   […]
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Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Successful in Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

By Hilary White   CHICAGO, June 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new US study offers insights into the way stem cells from umbilical cord blood can be used to successfully treat diabetes. Researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine studied twenty children aged between two and seven with type 1 diabetes, seven of whom were injected with cord blood cells. The researchers concluded that the study suggests that the cells “jump-start” and correct the patient’s own immune system. “This is the first attempt at using cord blood as a potential therapy for type 1 diabetes. We hope these […]
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Kansas AG Brings 19 New Charges Against Tiller, Dismisses 30 others

By Peter J. Smith TOPEKA, Kansas, June 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – George Tiller, the most infamous late-term abortionist in Kansas and the United States, will finally face 19 misdemeanor charges for illegally using a physician financed by him to authorize his late-term abortions. Attorney General Paul Morrison made the announcement yesterday after sending mixed signals earlier in the week about what his office intended to do with Tiller “the baby killer”, who was under investigation by former AG Phill Kline for performing illegal late-term abortions. Morrison first announced Wednesday that he would drop 15 of the 30 misdemeanor charges that […]
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Archbishop Severs Ties with University’s Center for Marriage and Family over Sex Before Marriage Pro

By Elizabeth O’Brien   OMAHA, Nebraska, June 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of Omaha severed ties with the Center for Marriage and Family (CMF), a ministry center at Creighton University (CU), for its proposal in support of premarital cohabitation.   In the June issue of U.S. Catholic magazine, CMF director Michael Lawler and CU researcher Gail Risch wrote a proposal for the cohabitation of unmarried Catholic couples. The article says that there are two types of cohabiting couples—those that are committed to marriage, so-called “nuptial cohabitors,” and those that are not committed to marriage, or “non-nuptial cohabitors.” Quoting Pope […]
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Huntington Society of Canada Supports Embryonic Stem Cell Research

By Elizabeth O’Brien   KITCHENER, June 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC), a Kitchener-based organization that is committed to finding the cure for Huntington disease, officially supports embryonic stem cell research.   A June 2002 Board Policy Decision, entitled “Stem Cells and Huntington’s Research: Where We Stand,” written by Dr. Harold Robertson, Chair of the Research Council for the Huntington Society, and Shawn Mitchell, Director of Communications, outlines the organization’s reasons for favouring embryonic stem cell research.   Posted on the HSC main website, the documents states, “One of the primary missions of the Huntington Society […]
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Catholic Vice President of Kenya Encourages African Leaders to Ratify Abortion Protocol

By Elizabeth O’Brien   NAIROBI, Kenya, June 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leaders of ten African states met at an international conference for women leaders yesterday to discuss the legalization of abortion, ostensibly in order to reduce maternal mortality, Kenya’s Daily Nation (DN) reports.   The conference centered around the controversial Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, also known as the Maputo Protocol. Part of the African charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the document calls for abortion in cases of “sexual assault, rape, incest and where the continued pregnancy endangers the mental and physical health of the […]
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