Brampton Civic hospital imposes euthanasia by dehydration through pressure tactics

Friday August 20, 2010 Brampton Civic hospital imposes euthanasia by dehydration through pressure tactics Commentary by Alex Schadenberg, Chairman, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, I received a phone call and then an email from Bernard Stephenson M.D., M.Div., concerning Joshua (Kulendran Mayandi) the pastor of a small Christian church in Brampton. The letter outlines several significant problems and two huge concerns for the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. First: Joshua (48), who is not otherwise dying, is being dehydrated to death (euthanasia by omission). This is not a case when hydration and nutrition need to be withdrawn because […]
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Obama Administration Sues West Palm Beach Pro-Life Leader

Monday August 23, 2010 Obama Administration Sues West Palm Beach Pro-Life Leader By Kathleen Gilbert Updated WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, August 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A local pro-life leader has claimed innocence after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder filed a lawsuit claiming that she violated federal law prohibiting individuals from blocking customers from entering abortion centers. Filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, the lawsuit claims that Mary Susan Pine, 58, and another protester violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. The administration is seeking an injunction that would prevent Pine from entering any clinic driveway, and […]
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U.S. Court Halts Obama Admin Stem-Cell Research Guidelines

Monday August 23, 2010 U.S. Court Halts Obama Admin Stem-Cell Research Guidelines By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia has intervened to block regulations issued by the Obama administration expanding embryo-destructive research. Pro-life researchers and Nightlight Christian Adoptions, a group that encourages adoption of frozen embryonic children, filed the suit last year. Judge Royce Lamberth had ruled in June that the group has standing to sue over the guidelines that the National Institutes of Health developed for taxpayer-funded research that would involve the destruction of living human […]
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Stop the ‘Pornification’ of Britain or Face Long-Term Consequences: Feminist Authors

Monday August 23, 2010 Stop the ‘Pornification’ of Britain or Face Long-Term Consequences: Feminist Authors By Hilary White EDINBURGH, August 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The “pornification” of society is promoting violence against women and will have a corrosive impact on British society for years to come, two feminist authors said last week. Kat Banyard, author of The Equality Illusion, told the Edinburgh International Book Festival that pornography use leads to “an increase of attitudes which support violence against women and aggressive behaviour.” “Huge numbers of young boys and men are sitting watching, and getting positive powerful experiences of watching women […]
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Canadian Paediatric Society Enabling Child Rape Says Pro-Life Leader

Tuesday August 24, 2010 Canadian Paediatric Society Enabling Child Rape Says Pro-Life Leader By Patrick B. Craine August 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) is urging doctors to counsel “preteens” and adolescents on the use of the abortifacient morning-after pill, while at the same time insisting that they keep the meeting completely confidential. Alissa Golob, head of Campaign Life Coalition Youth, has responded by calling the society’s approach “a recipe for enabling child rapists to continue sexually assaulting young girls behind their parents’ backs.” In a position statement released this month, the society advocates that health professionals […]
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U.S. Catholic Bishops Endorse Permanent Hyde Amendment

Monday August 23, 2010 U.S. Catholic Bishops Endorse Permanent Hyde Amendment By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Catholic Bishops are endorsing a bill proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would apply permanent Hyde amendment restrictions to abortion funding in federal programs. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, chair of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, urged Congress to support the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 5939), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Rep. Dan Linkinski (D-Ill.) on July 30. “H.R. 5939 will write into permanent […]
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Priest Apologizes, Retracts Statements Favoring Contraception

Monday August 23, 2010 Priest Apologizes, Retracts Statements Favoring Contraception By Kathleen Gilbert NASHVILLE, Tennessee, August 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Nashville priest who issued a video criticizing the Vatican’s stance against contraception and divorce, among other issues, has retracted his statements and apologized to parishioners and the pope. Rev. Joseph Breen, whose recent conflict with the Church hierarchy comes 17 years after he was first told not to publically criticize Magisterial teaching, also indicated in a letter to parishioners of St. Edward Church that he planned to retire as pastor at the end of the year, according to a […]
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Russian Opinion Moving toward Ban on Abortion

Monday August 23, 2010 Russian Opinion Moving toward Ban on Abortion By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MOSCOW, August 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The number of Russians who support either a full or partial ban on abortion has doubled in the past twelve years, according to a recent poll. The independent, non-governmental polling and sociological research agency, Levada Analytical Center, reported that a recent survey of 1,600 Russians found 41 percent of those polled support introducing nationwide restrictions on abortion. The number of those in favor of a complete ban on abortions has grown from 8 percent in 1998 to 16 percent […]
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New Study: Marriage Reduces Stress-related Hormone Production

Monday August 23, 2010 New Study: Marriage Reduces Stress-related Hormone Production By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CHICAGO, August 23 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The evidence for the health benefits of marriage has received a new boost by a study which showed that levels of the stress hormone cortisol were lower in married individuals than in single and unpaired individuals. “These results suggest that single and unpaired individuals are more responsive to psychological stress than married individuals, a finding consistent with a growing body of evidence showing that marriage and social support can buffer against stress,” said Dario Maestripieri, Professor in Comparative Human […]
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Pro-Abort Law Group Rails against USCCB for Opposing the Pill

Friday August 20, 2010 Pro-Abort Law Group Rails against USCCB for Opposing the Pill By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Women’s Law Center has taken aim at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for saying that a Medicaid waiver offering free birth control to low-income women embodies “a very dismissive view of women.” In a Wall Street Journal article discussing Wisconsin’s implementation of the plan, Richard Doerflinger of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said that the notion of extending only birth control to a wider swath of women otherwise ineligible for Medicaid […]
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