Portugal Offers Free Abortions for Women Followed by Mandatory Education on Contraception

By Elizabeth O’Brien LISBON, Portugal, June 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Portugal threw away some of the strictest restrictions on abortion in Europe after a new law offering free abortions up to the tenth week of pregnancy went into effect June 15, reports the International Herald Tribune. Previously, abortion was illegal except for cases of rape, incest, malformation of the fetus or if the health of the mother was seriously endangered. Abortion was only permitted up to the twelfth week of pregnancy (see https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/apr/07041001.html). At present, the new law permits abortion on demand up to ten weeks into pregnancy. Abortions can […]
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Obituary Notice Leaves Evidence That Canadian Woman Was Killed at Zurich’s Assisted Suicide Clinic

By John-Henry Westen   HALIFAX, June 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Elizabeth Jeanette MacDonald of Windsor, Nova Scotia recently died at the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic in Zurich Switzerland, possibly with the help of the Right to Die Society of Canada. MacDonald, who lived many years with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), died on June 8, 2007.   An obituary listed in the Halifax Chronicle Herald on June 20, 2007 concluded: “Last, but not least, we would like to thank Herr Ludwig Minelli, and the members of Dignitas in Zurich (Bernard and “Gaby”, in particular), for helping Elizabeth deliver herself from the burden […]
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* Note: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information.   Abortion Supporters Have Taken #1 Spot in Facebook Wish Contest – See Right-hand Sidebar for info on how to vote  https://www.bluewavecanada.blogspot.com/   How the West Really Lost God  https://www.hoover.org/publications/policyreview/7827212.html   Michael Moore Espouses Jesus, Yet He Mocked the Crucifixion, Supports Pro-Choice, And  https://newsbusters.org/node/13628   The Irrationality of Richard Dawkins  https://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/?p=776   A brilliant exploration of one of the great monsters of history – Josef Stalin  https://www.mercatornet.com/articles/mystery_of_malignity/   Networks Convey Excitement […]
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Archbishop Chaput: The Time for Behind-The-Scenes Diplomacy with Politicians Is Over

By John-Henry Westen   NEW MEXICO, June 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At a meeting of US Catholic Bishops in New Mexico this week, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke with the Associated Press about dealing with Catholic pro-abortion politicians in the upcoming 2008 election.  “I think being more aggressive, more assertive doesn’t in any way violate the principles we have to follow,” said the Archbishop, referring to laws regulating involvement of charitable institutions in politics.   In his remarks to AP Chaput noted that revisions were necessary in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops document on Catholic involvement in politics, […]
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California Woman Dead After Abortion Attempt – Mother Sues

By Hilary White RIVERSIDE, California, June 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Edrica Goode died of toxic shock syndrome at the age of 21 after an abortion at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Riverside, California. Her mother, Aletheia Meloncon, has filed a wrongful death and medical malpractice suit against the abortionist group. “I’m hoping to shed light and expose the negligent and improper care my daughter received,” Meloncon said Wednesday at Schuler’s Riverside office. “I hope this sends a message to Planned Parenthood.” Goode had gone for an abortion on January 31, 2007 but was taken to hospital after developing a fever. […]
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Permanent Vegetative State (PVS) Diagnosis Often Inaccurate More Data Shows

By Hilary White RHODES, June 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – News-Medical.net is reporting on a series of studies that show a high rate of misdiagnosis and inaccuracy in patients deemed to be in a “permanent vegetative state” (PVS). The researchers say that the problem is grounds for “extreme caution” in decisions that might “limit the life chances” of patients. The pretext of a PVS diagnosis is commonly put forward by the euthanasia movement as a reason to allow euthanasia by dehydration, as in the case of Terri Schiavo.  Researchers at the University of Liège in Belgium examined data on over 5900 patients […]
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