Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, March 5, 2008

RE: “Airbrushing Diversity”: Parents of Down Syndrome Children Tell of Abortion Pressureshttps://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/mar/08030303.html   Dear editor,   Thank you for your article on “Airbrushing Diversity.”  As a mother of a beautiful daughter with Down syndrome, it saddens me very much to know the extent to which our society rejects these special babies before birth.     It is especially hurtful to know that influential medical organizations such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada recommend testing the babies of all pregnant women for Down syndrome.   When a mother learns her unborn child has […]
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York University Blocks Abortion Debate between Pro-Abortion Atheist and Pro-Life Worker

 By John Connolly TORONTO, March 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An abortion debate was shut down on February 28 by a student federation at York University on the premiss that abortion is a non-debatable right. The York University Student Centre cancelled the debate, entitled “Abortion Debate: A Woman’s Right or a Moral Wrong?” a mere two hours before it started. As a result, dozens of students were turned away at the door. The debate was to have been between pro-abortion atheist Michael Payton from Freethinkers, Skeptics and Atheists at York, and Jojo Ruba of Calgary’s pro-life Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. […]
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LifeSiteNews.com Newsbytes

* Disclaimer: 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.   A rare glimpse into the secretive, unaccountable world of Canada’s human rights commissions and need to rein in these commissions and cut them down  https://ezralevant.com/2008/03/march-25th-should-be-interesti.html   Arizona Nurse Practitioner Seeks Abortion Privileges – abortion industry losing abortion providers at astounding rate  https://www.citizenlink.org/fnif/A000006689.cfm   Pro-Life Pharmacists Under Attack in Wisconsin  https://christiannewswire.com/news/902315876.html   Oregon doctors have written lethal prescriptions for patients who weren’t yet suffering serious symptoms of their disease:  https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2008/03/oregon-assisted-suicides-without.html   […]
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Woman Sues Jesuit Hospital to Force it to Provide Abortion

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BOGOTÁ, March 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A woman has filed suit against a Jesuit hospital in Bogotá, Colombia, to force it to perform an abortion on her unborn child, who is now late in his sixth month of gestation. The woman, Yolima Bernal, wants the abortion because doctors have told her the child has hydrocephalus and “serious deformities” according to a local news story.  Although the nation’s constitution holds that the right to life is “inviolable,” the Supreme Court has ruled that abortions are legal in cases of fetal deformity. Catholic News Agency reports that Dr. […]
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Spanish Bishops Elect Strongly Pro-Life President

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman March 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE) has elected a strongly pro-life prelate, Cardinal Archbishop Antonio María Rouco Varela of Madrid, as its new president. The move is seen as a decisive expression of the Spanish bishops’ will to fight the Spanish government’s pro-abortion and anti-family policies, which the Cardinal has denounced repeatedly and clearly in many venues.  Significantly, the selection of Rouco was made only five days before the general elections in Spain, which will determine if the strongly pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality regime of socialist Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero will continue. Rouco […]
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Man Who Laced Wife’s Food with RU-486 Sentenced to Nearly Four Years

By Hilary White LONDON, February 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for lacing his wife’s food with an abortion drug. 36-year-old Gil Magira, a wealthy businessman, crushed tablets of the abortifacient drug regime RU 486 and put it into his pregnant wife’s sandwich, a bowl of cereal and a yoghurt, the Old Bailey court heard at the trial. Anat Abraham suffered bleeding and pain but her child survived. The case is the first time in 30 years the charge of “using an instrument to procure a miscarriage” has been prosecuted […]
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Editorial: Canadian Catholic Priest Politician Condemns LifeSiteNews.com Founders in Parliament

By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA , March 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic priest Rev. Raymond Gravel, who, prior to the launch of his political career was already infamous for publicly opposing the Vatican on homosexuality and abortion, has recently taken pains to make himself appear pro-life in Parliament.  LifeSiteNews.com, however, has several times reported on Gravel’s heretical and anti-life statements, such as his repeated and public denunciation of the Vatican for its position on homosexuality, and his statement on radio in 2004: “I am pro-choice and there is not a bishop on earth that will prevent me from receiving Communion, not even the Pope.” […]
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Canadian Government Considers Halting Taxpayer Funding for Perverse Films

By Hilary White OTTAWA, March 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Conservative government today announced changes to the Income Tax Act that would allow the Heritage Minister to deny tax credits to film and television projects deemed offensive or not in the public’s best interest. Canadian film and television producers can claim expenses on their tax returns when their material meets certain criteria. Already disallowed are programmes deemed to be outright pornographic. Charles Drouin, spokesman for Canadian Heritage said in a statement that Bill C-10, currently at third reading in the Senate, contains an amendment to the Income Tax Act “which […]
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Montana Catholic Bishops Will Not Support Constitutional Amendment Defining Personhood

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski BILLINGS, March 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a statement issued last week, Montana bishops Michael W. Warfel and George Leo Thomas said the Montana Catholic Conference will not endorse Constitutional Initiative 100 (the Montana Personhood Amendment) that would establish conception as the beginning of life by placing a personhood amendment on the state’s 2008 ballot. Moe Wosepka, executive director of the Montana Catholic Conference said that although “the bishops agonized over this decision for several months, and did not take this decision lightly,” they determined that even if voters approved it, the ballot initiative would be […]
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