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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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 Li├Ęge in Belgium examined data on over 5900 patients […]
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Vatican says Prostitution Does “Violence Against Women In the Area of Sexuality”

By Peter J. Smith VATICAN CITY, June 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Besides tackling Christian rules for the road with its latest “10 Commandments for Drivers”, the Vatican has demanded that the Church and the world make renewed efforts to liberate women from the violence of sex-trafficking. The “Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road” has received the most attention for its inclusion of the driver’s decalogue, but in the document-which is much broader in scope than simply tackling road rage and the like – the Vatican points out that the automobile plays a major role in facilitating modern prostitution. […]
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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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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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New York Daily News Promotes Pro-Abortion Language in Writers Guidelines

By Elizabeth O’Brien NEW YORK, June 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New York Daily News (NYDN), the sixth largest newspaper in the United States, uses a set of writer guidelines that favor abortion through choice of language. The paper’s writing requirements promote an anti-life mindset by instructing writers to avoid certain words when dealing with the abortion issue. The words “pro-life” and “pro-lifers”, for example, must be replaced with ‘abortion foes”, “abortion opponents” or in the case of constricted title space, “abort foes”. The positive terms “pro-life” and “pro-lifers” may be used only within direct quotations. On the other hand, […]
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