Public Financing of Abortion Constitutional: Chancellor of Justice of Estonia

TALLINN, Estonia, February 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In September 2008, the Institute for the Culture of Life, a pro-life group based in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, filed an application to the Chacellor of Justice of the Republic of Estonia, Mr. Indrek Teder, asking him to declare public financing of abortion unconstitutional. The Government of the Republic of Estonia has for years been paying 70% of the cost of each and every elective abortion, spending well over a million US dollars on abortions every year. The application rested upon the 2002 decision of the previous Chancellor of Justice, Mr. Allar Jõks, […]
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“Brain Death” Test Causes Brain Necrosis and Kills Patients: Neurologist to Rome Conference

By Hilary White – Rome correspondent ROME, February 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the medical world’s key diagnostic tools for determining “brain death” preliminary to organ retrieval, actually causes severe brain damage it purports to determine, neurologist Dr. Cicero Coimbra told attendees at a conference held in Rome last week. With the so-called “apnoea test,” Coimbra said, brain damaged patients who might be recoverable are deprived of oxygen for up to ten minutes, rendering the injuries to the brain irreversible. “Diagnostic protocols for brain death actually induce death in patients who could recover to normal life by receiving timely and […]
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Bomb Threat Made against Australian Archbishop’s Residence over Removal of Liberal Priest

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski BRISBANE, February 25, 2009 (LifeSIteNews.com) – Brisbane’s Catholic Archbishop John Bathersby has been targeted with a bomb threat over his decision to remove dissident priest Fr. Peter Kennedy from St. Mary’s church in South Brisbane. A spokesman for the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane said on Saturday the threat was received at the Archbishop’s office on Friday and confirmed that the Archbishop’s residence in New Farm was the target in the letter. “A letter was received at the Archbishop’s residence threatening a bomb. It mentioned a bomb and it also mentioned St Mary’s church, but that’s now […]
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Vatican Denounces Plan to Inseminate Woman with Comatose Husband’s Sperm

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman ROME, February 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Vatican officials are denouncing plans to artificially inseminate a woman with the sperm of her comatose husband. Dr. Severino Antinori, who has made a name for himself internationally by doing in vitro fertilizations for women in their 60s, as well as promoting human cloning, now says he will artificially inseminate a woman whose husband is lying unconscious in a hospital, and cannot give his consent. Although the identity of the couple has not been revealed, the Italian press has stated that the patient is a 35-year-old man with terminal brain […]
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Commentary on February 24 LifeSiteNews Reports

Dear Readers, We respond today to the full page National Post article contradicting our investigative report on “early inductions” at London, Ontario’s St. Joseph’s Hospital. The Post never contacted us and limited our reply to a maximum 250 word letter to the editor published Monday. That letter, by the way, was not easily available to Post on line readers as were other letters of the day. As well, a significant alteration was made. Strangely, the Post omitted the entire first part of our sentence, “We established with the ethical overseer of the procedure, Fr. Michael Prieur, that the hospital does […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes for February 24, 2009

* 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. Inducing the Truth: The “Soft Abortion” Policy of St. Joseph’s Hospital – “Early inductions”, in case you are wondering, is a gentle way for the professional euphemists in our society to talk about abortion without actually saying the word.https://www.socon.ca/or_bust/?p=1539 SHS in the Telegraph:”Right to Die Can Become Duty to Die”https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2009/02/shs-in-telegraph-right-to-die-can.html Another IVF Tragedy Illustrates How “Assisted Reproduction” Increasingly Epitomizes an “Entitlement Culture” https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2009/02/another-ivf-tragedy-illustrates-how.html Catholic Judges and Abortion: Did the Pope Set […]
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Letters to the Editor February 24, 2009

Re: “Brain Death” as Criteria for Organ Donation is a “Deception”: Bereaved Motherhttps://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/feb/09022306.html My brother was involved in a motorcycle accident in October of 1991… When at the hospital, he was operated on for 13 hours, after which the doctors said there was major inflammation of his brain and that we had to wait to see if he would recover. The next morning the doctors proclaimed him brain dead, so they asked if we would consider his organs for transplant donations. We consulted with a priest and he suggested it would be a good thing to do. We got back […]
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Spanish Bishops and Vatican Blast Plan to Legalize Abortion on Demand in Spain

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MADRID, February 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The heads of the Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE) and the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care are denouncing plans by the socialist government of Spain to legalize abortion on demand during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, the Secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Conference (CEE), remarked on Friday that  “more then one million Spaniards whose lives have been ended in recent years are human beings who can’t defend themselves nor form associations, and who do not vote, so their rights are not taken into account.” […]
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Fetal Models Create Stir at Massive Amsterdam Home Fair

By Michael van der Mast – Amsterdam AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, February 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The same fetal models which have recently stirred up controversy in the Netherlands, were well received by visitors of the annual Home Fair in Amsterdam RAI last week, said Bert Dorenbos president of the Dutch pro life foundation “Cry for Life.” (see https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/feb/09020512.html) The Home Fair is the largest consumer event in the Netherlands. “Cry for Life” was an exhibitor at the popular annual Home Fair held in Amsterdam from 14 to 22 February 2009. The Fair was visited by 286,000 people from all over the […]
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