Catholic medical authority raps ‘brain death’ criteria

Catholic medical authority raps ‘brain death’ criteria by LifeSiteNews.com ROME, February 7, 2005 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – At a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, dedicated to the discussion of organ transplants, a former president of the Catholic Medical Association has demanded a more accurate definition of when death occurs. Current criteria used by doctors to determine “brain death”—the point at which vital organs may be removed from a donor—are not adequate, argued Dr. Paul Byrne. He pointed out that at the time the organs are removed, the donor’s heart is beating, his body is warm, and other vital organs are […]
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Girl with Down syndrome named prom queen at Missouri school – had 90%+ chance of being aborted

Here’s a feel-good story for you. Students at a high school in Missouri have voted to crown a 19-year-old classmate who has Down syndrome as this year’s prom queen. The Daily Mail reports: Maisie has been at the school since kindergarten, and is extremely popular among the students in her year, many of whom who have known her since she was five. Mrs O’Dell (Maisie’s teacher and mentor) said: ‘‘They all know her really well, they all help her when she needs it. The vote was pretty much unanimous’ Describing her as ‘the sweetest person’, Mrs O’Dell said Maisie has […]
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Obama administration blocks Indiana law defunding Planned Parenthood

No surprise, the Obama administration will attempt to block Indiana from enacting a new law that defunds Planned Parenthood. From the Associated Press: The Health and Human Services Department rejected changes in INs Medicaid plan Wednesday, saying it illegally bans funding for Planned Parenthood, and sought to make clear that a similar fate awaits other states that pass legislation barring any qualified health care provider. State officials signaled they would not accept HHS’ decision. In a letter sent to IN’s Medicaid director, Medicaid Administrator Donald Berwick said IN’s plan will improperly bar beneficiaries from receiving services. Federal law requires Medicaid […]
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