Official Statement on Protests by Fr Frank Pavone

I’m here in Amarillo and every few seconds some message of support comes in via e-mail, text, or phone. I’ve spent the last 20 years building up relationships with pro-life activists throughout the nation and around the world, and I can tell you it’s enormously gratifying to me to have such a wide array of friends. As I have said in previous interviews (e.g. Al Kresta), I would not presume to tell others how to exercise their expressive rights under the U.S. Constitution, but I want to encourage everyone in this great pro-life movement of ours to continue to be […]
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The stigma of the abortionist

Jill Stanek carries the following quote from the rabidly proabort website, RH Reality Check, on her blog. Below is the quote and my response left at Jill’s. Professional obstacles cited by physicians [who perform abortions] included workplaces with an anti-abortion climate; the surprisingly widespread “no-abortion policies” that quietly exist in many private practices, HMOs, and hospitals across the country; the risk of being pigeonholed as just an abortion provider; and the risk of being ostracized by the local medical community and patient population. On a more personal level, some physicians worried that providing abortions would cause their families to suffer […]
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Contrary to claims, euthanasia activist does not have approval to import lethal drug into Australia

In the past few days, Philip Nitschke, Australia’s Dr. Death, has been claiming that he has received permission from Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to import Nembutal, a drug used by veterinarians for large animal euthanasia, for human euthanasia use. Nitschke claims that he found a loophole in the TGA rules that would allow him to import the lethal drug. Paul Russell, the founder of HOPE Australia, received information from the TGA that indicated that Nitschke had not been given approval to import the lethal drug. Yesterday, the Sydney Morning Herald confirmed the report from Paul Russell in an article […]
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Obama health care bill headed for Supreme Court

The court battle over the federal health care bill decried by national pro-life leaders as the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade will be taking a shortcut to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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