Abortionist Tiller Likely to Escape Late Term Abortion Charges

By Tim Waggoner WICHITA, KS, July 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The citizen-called grand jury that investigated late-term abortionist George R. Tiller was dismissed today without issuing an indictment.  Pro-life groups led a petition drive that resulted in the convening of the grand jury in January to investigate if Tiller’s late-term abortion business violated the Kansas ban on post-viability abortions at 22 weeks gestation or later. In the statement released by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, the jury found that, “After six months of conducting an investigation that included hearing extensive witness testimony, reviewing volumes of documents and medical records […]
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Amnesty International Pushes Mexican High Court to Uphold Legal Abortion

 By Piero A. Tozzi and Juan Carlos Perez July 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com/C-Fam) – Global human rights group Amnesty International (AI), which officially abandoned its neutrality on abortion in 2007, has authored a pro-abortion legal memorandum addressed to the Supreme Court of Mexico asking the high court to uphold liberal abortion in Mexico City. The memorandum directly contradicts AI’s previous position that “there is no generally accepted right to abortion in international human rights law.” AI’s memo supports a liberalized first-trimester abortion law passed last year by Mexico City’s Legislative Assembly that has been challenged by Mexico’s Attorney General. AI cites […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes for July 3, 2008

* 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. ABORTION   Opposition to Morgentaler’s Order is wide and deep and intense – National Post Politics Editor  https://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/posted/archive/2008/07/03/kelly-mcparland-opposition-to-morgentaler-s-order-is-wide-and-deep-and-intense.aspx   Court affirms law calling unborn ‘living human beings’ – Ruling lifts Planned Parenthood injunction against South Dakota’s abortion statute  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=68387   Woman gets year in jail for forging girl’s abortion parental notice  https://www.christianexaminer.com/Articles/Articles%20Jul08/Art_Jul08_12.html   A federal appeals court ruled that South Dakota can begin enforcing a law requiring doctors to tell women […]
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Britain’s Pathway to Euthanasia – NHS Protocols for Dehydrating Disabled Patients to Death

By Hilary White July 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British “end of life” care protocol approved for use by the National Health Service (NHS), has created a systematic, and legal, method of euthanising elderly and disabled patients, even while “mercy killing” remains officially illegal, says a prominent expert in elder care. The “Liverpool Care Pathway” will be used to eliminate patients deemed to be “blocking beds” in the increasingly financially strapped public health system. For years, Dr. Adrian Treloar, a psycho-geriatrician and senior lecturer at the Greenwich Hospital and Guys’, King’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals in London, has been sounding […]
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Abortionists in South Dakota Now Required to Admit Abortion Kills a “Whole, Separate, Unique, Living

SIOUX FALLS, SD, July 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in a 7-4 decision, will allow South Dakota to begin enforcing a state law that requires abortion providers to tell women, in writing, that the abortion procedure “will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.” In Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, the Court vacated a temporary injunction that had been issued by the trial court, which had blocked the law from going into effect. The opinion addresses the important issue of whether South Dakota can enforce its 2005 informed […]
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LifeSiteNews Now on Facebook – Join the Group, Spread the Word

Dear Readers, Yesterday LifeSiteNews.com inaugurated its own Facebook group, called “Fans and Friends of LifeSiteNews.com.” Readers can join the group by going to: https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=4651&uid=23237399461#/group.php?gid=23237399461. If you are not already a member of Facebook, you will have to open up an account before you can join. Facebook is the fastest growing online networking utility and in many cases is having a surprising impact on important issues around the world. By joining LifeSiteNews’ Facebook group, friends and fans of our news service will be able to gather together in one place, to post and respond to various discussion topics, to engage in debate on […]
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Morgentaler Award Ignites Widespread Protest

Dear Readers,   In Canada, the awarding of the nation’s highest civilian honor to notorious abortionist and actively hostile foe of all religion, Henry Morgentaler, has ignited protest against the suitability of such a person for the award. There appears to be widespread disgust, even among many Canadians who are not ardent pro-lifers, over the Order of Canada Advisory Committee’s sneaking through of this unexpected recognition of the abortion activist during Canada’s major national long holiday weekend.   Adding insult to injury, the head of the Advisory Committee, Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, actively participated in the […]
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Home Schooling Family Takes Fight for Rights at European Court of Human Rights

By Peter J. Smith STRASBOURG, France, July 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A German family that fled to Canada for refuge from Germany’s persecution of home-schooling is taking its case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The family escaped Germany after police made an unsuccessful attempt to storm their home and seize the children to put them into state custody. The International Human Rights Group, a legal organization that has been representing Germany’s persecuted home-schooling families, filed an application at the European Court on behalf of Andreas and Kathrina Plett. Nearly two years ago, German police stormed into […]
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Morning After Pill Prohibited by Argentine Province

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ARGENTINA, July 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A judge in the province of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina has ruled that the sale of the “morning after pill” is illegal, because it causes abortions. Judge Guillermo Penza of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, reportedly issued his ruling in response to a suit brought by the public defender of Ushuaia, Julián De Martino, against the province. The ruling follows a similar ruling in 2007 by Judge María Rapossi, of the same jurisdiction, who prohibited the use of the pill in public hospitals.  The new ruling extends […]
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Morgentaler’s Order of Canada Opposed by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

By Tim Waggoner OTTAWA, July 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bruce J. Clemenger, President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada wasted little time in vocalizing the Evangelical community’s opposition to Dr. Henry Morgentaler’s appointment to the Order of Canada.  In a statement released yesterday, he allied the Evangelical community with the many prominent Canadians who are condemning the decision and pointed to what he called the “shameful” absence of laws in Canada protecting the unborn. “In awarding Dr. Henry Morgentaler the Order of Canada, an honour has been bestowed upon someone who participates in, promotes and, for many, symbolizes the moral […]
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