B.C. Group Calls for Legalization of Assisted Suicide Following Washington Vote

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VANCOUVER, November 6, 2008 (LifeSIteNews.com) – In the aftermath of the passing of Washington State’s assisted-suicide initiative in Tuesday’s election, a B.C. group is calling for similar legislation in Canada. The Washington “Death with Dignity Act,” which allows physicians to prescribe a fatal dose of medication to patients whom a doctor feels is likely to die within six months, is modeled on Oregon’s assisted suicide law. Dr. Brian Finnemore, of the Right to Die Society of Canada, said he would support a similar bill in Canada and hoped to see debate on the issue resume on […]
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Non-Terminal People Increasingly Seeking Assisted Suicide in Switzerland

By Tim Waggoner ZURICH, November 6, 2008 (LifeSIteNews.com) – A recent study has revealed that a large number of non-terminally ill men and women are seeking assisted suicide in Switzerland, which has some of the most liberal laws in the world governing the controversial practice.  Conservative bioethicists have responded saying they not surprised by the findings, claiming that the roots established by the euthanasia movement have created a slippery slope that will ultimately lead to a universal human “right to die.” Researchers from the University of Zurich and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences examined the cases of 421 people […]
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First Trial against an US Surgeon for Killing a Patient to Harvest Organs Begins

By Jonquil Frankham CALIFORNIA, November 6, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A San Francisco surgeon is undergoing trial for allegedly hastening the death of a terminally ill patient to harvest his vital organs. The case against Hootan Roozrokh is believed to be the first of its kind brought against an American transplant surgeon. Rosa Navarro, the patient’s mother, successfully filed suit against the hospital where the patient died and received $250,000 in compensation. Now the District Attorney’s office is pressing charges against the 34-year-old surgeon for “dependent adult abuse, administering a harmful substance and prescribing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose.” […]
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Payback Time: What Planned Parenthood Expects from Barack Obama

Commentary by Steven W. Mosher and Colin Mason November 6, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The decades-long love affair between Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood has reached its political fruition. Obama will soon be ensconced in the Oval Office, with all the people who helped put him there lined up outside for goodies.  At the head of the line will be Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.  What will they ask for? The three things that they want from a President Obama are more money for their contraception and sterilization programs, an end to any and all restrictions on abortions, and taxpayer […]
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New Brunswick to Appeal Ruling Favorable to Morgentaler

FREDERICTON, NB, November 6, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Province of New Brunswick has decided to appeal a ruling granting Henry Morgentaler the status to pursue a lawsuit on the issue of tax-funded abortion, New Brunswick Right to Life has revealed. On August 1 Madam Justice Paula Garnett granted Morgentaler “public-interest standing” to proceed in his lawsuit against the Province. “Standing” refers to the question of whether or not a plaintiff is sufficiently affected by a piece of legislation to justify his/her bringing forward a lawsuit against it. In her ruling Judge Garnett said that Morgentaler in this instance “does not […]
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Study Finds Catholic Colleges Have Little Positive Impact on Faith, Values

MANASSAS, VA, November 6, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A groundbreaking survey of Catholic college students published by The Cardinal Newman Society’s (CNS) Center for the Study of Catholic Higher Education finds that most students on Catholic campuses reject key Catholic moral values and tenets of the faith, and significant numbers engage in pre-marital sexuality activity and the viewing of pornography.  The study was released in the wake of Tuesday’s presidential election, just as many commentators are looking for reasons why the Catholic vote broke the way it did in such large numbers for a pro-abortion candidate.  It is the only known […]
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40 Days for Life Leader: Pro-Lifers Must Look Beyond Elections and Focus on Making a Local Impact

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “With the defeat of pro-life ballot initiatives in Colorado and South Dakota, the election of an ardent abortion advocate for president, and an increase in the number of abortion proponents in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, some pro-lifers may feel a sense of despair today,” David Bereit, national campaign director of 40 Days for Life, said yesterday. “However,” he continued, “we have every reason to be optimistic about the profound pro-life shift that is beginning to take place below the radar.” From September 24 through November 2, intensive 40 Days for Life […]
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Spanish Parliament Urged not to Loosen Abortion Law

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MADRID, November 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Representatives of various pro-life and pro-family organizations are urging Spanish lawmakers not to loosen Spain’s already liberal abortion law. Family Forum President Benigno Blanco is denouncing the socialists’ plans to loosen restrictions on abortion in the country, stating that “it is an enormous injustice to abandon the child and the mother, and this is what the new free abortion law intends to do.” Blanco is urging the Spanish Parliament to implement a “plan for supporting pregnant women, in such a way that it isn’t seen as an obligation to put […]
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