California Public Guardian Attempts to Dehydrate Woman to Death over Wishes of Family

Commentary by Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition FRESNO, CA, July 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Janet Rivera, 46, is the center of a new battle over the ethics of intentionally dehydrating a person to death. Rivera has been in coma for the past two years, resulting from a heart attack. Rivera’s husband was recently replaced as her public guardian, after he experienced medical problems. The appointed Fresno County Public Guardian, David Hadden, decided that because she is unlikely to recover, Rivera’s fluids and food would be removed. This decision was against the wishes of the Rivera family and Janet’s […]
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Sex-Selective Abortions Happening on Wide Scale in United States: Population Research Institute

FRONT ROYAL, VA, July 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute (PRI), says that America has a hidden problem of sex discrimination, but a form of discrimination that feminists refuse to address. In PRI’s latest YouTube video, Mosher decries the practice, common in East and South Asian countries, of sex-selective abortion. According to the United Nations, this practice has already claimed the lives of over 100 million girls worldwide. The video goes on to cite a recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences, saying that many American groups, particularly those of Asian descent, […]
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Appeals Court Approves City Council Ban on Prayer ‘In Jesus’ Name’

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that the city council of Fredericksburg, Virginia had proper authority to require “non-sectarian” prayer content and exclude council-member Rev. Hashmel Turner from the prayer rotation because he prayed “in Jesus’ name.” Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, writing the decision, said: “The restriction that prayers be nonsectarian in nature is designed to make the prayers accessible to people who come from a variety of backgrounds, not to exclude or disparage a particular faith.” Ironically, she admitted Turner was excluded from participating solely because of the […]
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UN Secretary General Nominates Abortion Advocate for Top Human Rights Post

By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, NY, July 24, 2008 (C-FAM) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to name abortion advocate Navanethem “Navi” Pillay of South Africa as the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) this week, despite reservations from the United States. According to the New York Times, the United States has privately raised concerns about Pillay’s nomination to the top human rights post because of her strong support for abortion. Pillay is a founding member of the international non-governmental organization Equality Now, a group that has spearheaded campaigns for abortion access in Poland and Nepal. Pillay […]
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Internet Service Providers Unite to Shut Down Child Pornographers and Predators

NEW YORK, July 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) AT&T and AOL-Time Warner joined Time Warner, Sprint, and Verizon in shutting down child pornography Web sites from their servers. The announcement came through New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Time Warner, Sprint, and Verizon have donated $1.1 million to the Attorney General’s ongoing child pornography investigations. Officials initiated an eight-month investigation into child pornography on the Internet and found 88 different news groups that were devoted to child porn. All 88 of these news groups are being shut down by the aforementioned cable/Internet providers. Child pornographers […]
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Anglican Communion Suffering Spiritual Alzheimer’s and Ecclesial Parkinson’s: Vatican Observer

By Hilary White CANTERBURY, July 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Anglican Communion is suffering from a form of spiritual Alzheimer’s and ecclesial Parkinson’s disease, said a Vatican official in a speech that was described by Damien Thompson, a British Catholic journalist as “one of the rudest things a Vatican prelate has said to Anglicans since the dawn of the ecumenical era.”  Ivan Cardinal Dias told the Anglican bishops gathered at the Lambeth Conference that the current state of chaos and disunity, brought on by the member churches from the wealthy western nations abandoning their Christian moral and scriptural basis, is […]
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Neurologist Calls Withholding Hydration from Patients in “Vegetative State”“Euthanasia by Omission”

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VATICAN CITY, July 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Withholding artificial nutrition and hydration from a patient in a persistent vegetative state amounts to “euthanasia by omission,” said the former president of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, Dr. Gian Luigi Gigli. Dr. Gigli, a professor of neurology at the University of Udine, Italy, spoke to the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, yesterday about the case of an Italian woman who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years. The woman, now 37, was injured in a car accident in 1992. She needed a respirator for three […]
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Congressional Olympic Resolution Urges China to Halt Forced Abortion

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With just two weeks to go to the Olympics, the House Foreign Affairs Committee has unanimously approved legislation calling on the Chinese government to immediately “end abuses of human rights of its citizens” in order to ensure that the Olympic games take place “in an atmosphere that honors the Olympic traditions of freedom and openness.” Rep. Chris Smith, the lead Republican cosponsor of the bill (HRes 1370), urged his colleagues to support the resolution and added two amendments: one which calls on the Chinese government to abandon its coercive population control policy that includes […]
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