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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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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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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Thousands Protest against Hawaii Same-Sex Civil Union Legislation in Anticipation of Today’s Vote

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski HONOLULU, February 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Between 6,000 and 8,000 people gathered at the state Capitol on Sunday for a demonstration against proposed legislation that would legalize same-sex civil unions in Hawaii. The protest was organized by the Hawaii Family Forum (HFF) which represents churches from across the state, including the Hawaii Catholic Conference, in anticipation of a vote to be held today by a state Senate committee looking at the issue. Executive Director of the HFF, Dennis Arakaki, said “We are here in the spirit of love, compassion, and grace,” according to AP. “But we […]
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Irish University Professor Slams University on Embryonic Stem Cell Research Decision

CORK, Ireland, February 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A professor of mathematics at University College Cork (UCC) has slammed the university’s recent decision to begin embryonic stem cell research. Professor Des McHale, also a well-known author, said that he was “deeply ashamed” that UCC’s governing body had passed the proposal to begin the unethical research and called on students, parents and the general public to make their voices heard against the decision. Professor McHale made his remarks at a packed seminar organized by the pro-life group “Youth Defence in University College Cork.” “I am deeply, deeply ashamed of the situation. Not everyone […]
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Adult Stem Cell Treatment Leaves College Student Free of Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CHICAGO, February 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Edwin McClure, a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate student, and one of the participants in clinical trials involving adult stem cells, says that he is completely cured of the multiple sclerosis symptoms that began to afflict him in high school. “It’s a blessing,” the young student told Bloomburg News. “My disease has been halted.” A team of researchers at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, including Dr. Richard Burt, the team leader and the hospital’s Division Chief of Immunotherapy, developed the treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) using stem cells taken […]
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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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Parents Shouldn’t Tell Kids What’s Right or Wrong about Having Sex: U.K. Gov’t Pamphlet

By Kathleen Gilbert LONDON, February 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pamphlet set for distribution by the British government is advising parents to keep quiet on the morality of sex, and instead to ensure that their children are provided with contraception from an early age and are aware of their options, the Sunday Times revealed. According to the Times, “Talking to Your Teenager About Sex and Relationships” will be distributed in pharmacies starting March 5th as part of an initiative by MP Beverley Hughes, the Children’s Minister, to instruct parents how to address their children’s sexuality. The news of the government’s plan to […]
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Homosexual Republican Group Calls Pro-Family Activists “Domestic Terrorists”

By Kathleen Gilbert ATLANTA, Georgia, February 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexualist Republican group is lobbying GOP chairman Michael Steele to turn a deaf ear to pro-family activists, who the group leader labeled in a letter “Anti-American” and “domestic terrorists.” James Ensley, President of the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), made the comments after the pro-family group, Americans for Truth, petitioned Steele to work to return the GOP to its conservative roots and protect true marriage. “I want to urge you not to allow small biggoted [sic], anti-American and anti-Christian fringe groups such as Americans for Truth to influence you,” wrote Ensley […]
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Arkansas Enshrines Partial-Birth Abortion Ban into State Law

By Kathleen Gilbert LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, February 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe on Friday signed into law a state ban on partial-birth abortion, following the bill’s overwhelming support in both Congressional houses. The ban, which was sponsored by Democrat Rep. Dawn Creekmore, passed the House of Representatives 84-6 on Wednesday, and the Senate 30-3 on Thursday.  Republican Sen. Cecile Bledsoe sponsored the bill in the Senate. Creekmore told the congressional committee that, although the gruesome procedure is already banned by the federal government, state law should adopt the ban as well, in case the Democrat-led federal Congress […]
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