“Death Panels” Return: House Bill Has Potential Physician-Assisted Suicide Loophole

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – They're back. The provisions on advanced-planning directives labeled “death panels” by concerned observers have re-emerged in the final version of the US House of Representatives health-care reform bill. Moreover, the bill also lacks protective language that would prevent reimbursement of physicians counseling assisted suicide as a legitimate “end-of-life” option in states like Washington and Oregon. Section 240 of H.R. 3962 “Affordable Health Care for America Act” requires insurance companies offering a “qualified health benefits plan” on the health insurance exchange to provide information related to “end-of-life planning” to enrolled […]
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Sedation with Dehydration used as “Slow Euthanasia” UK Survey Reveals

By Hilary White LONDON, October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Slow euthanasia by deep sedation” is a current reality in the British health care system, and not just a journalistic myth, a survey of UK doctors has revealed. The study found that continuous deep sedation (CDS) was more frequently requested by patients or relatives seeking a “hastened death” and was associated “with a greater incidence of other end-of-life decisions containing some intent to end life by the doctor”. Under existing medical care protocols in the UK, patients who are designated as dying, can have food and hydration withdrawn until they die of dehydration, […]
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Man Imprisoned Under Anti-Abortion Law for Beating Pregnant 17-Year-Old to Induce Miscarriage

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VERNAL, Utah, October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 21 year-old Utah man was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for beating a pregnant 17 year-old girl to try to cause a miscarriage, after she paid him to do so. Prosecutors said the seven months pregnant Uintah County girl paid Aaron Harrison $150 to beat her after her boyfriend threatened a breakup if she didn't abort the child. Court documents said Harrison brought the girl in May to his home, where he was accused of kicking and biting her, leaving bruises on her stomach and […]
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Canadian National Pro-Life Conference Opens in Saskatoon Saskatchewan

By John-Henry Westen in Saskatoon SASKATOON, October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian National Pro-Life Conference got underway last night in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, also known as the City of Bridges.  The conference, “Building Bridges: Making Choices for Life,” is hosted by the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association, and sponsored by Campaign Life Coalition and Life Canada. Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), opened the meeting with greetings, thanks and humorous stories, followed by Dr. Delores Doherty President of Life Canada. The evening's main speaker was Andrea Mrozek, the founding director of the blog prowomanprolife.org.  Mrozek explained that she comes […]
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Beggars Versus Giants: More Quotes to Consider

See previous Part 1 and Part 2 of this series Compiled by Steve Jalsevac October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The following are additional quotes from prominent individuals emphasizing why abortion and its related anti-life evils must be given a very high priority: “Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free  nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.”Ronald Reagan  Abortion and the Conscience of […]
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Extreme Religious Left Furious over Rome’s Anglican Offer

By Hilary White ROME, October 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican's offer to allow doctrinally Christian Anglicans to enter the Catholic Church en masse is eliciting increasingly shrill denunciations from representatives of the extreme left of the religious world. The Vatican, critics say, is indulging in a form of ecclesiastical “piracy” and is attempting to shift the Church back towards its old pre-Vatican II “imperialism.” In an Op Ed published October 27 in several European newspapers, one of the most notorious members of the Catholic Church's extreme liberal establishment, former Catholic theology professor Hans Küng, lashed out at his one-time […]
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