KERALA, India (LifeSiteNews) – The High Court of the Indian State of Kerala late last month dismissed a mother’s request to abort her 31-week-old baby, stating the “right to life of an unborn” cannot be treated “differently from a born child.” The Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC) applauded the decision.
“In the absence of any threat to the life or health of the mother,” the Hon’ble Justice opined that “the reproductive choice of the mother which is a facet of the fundamental right guaranteed to her under Article 21 of the Constitution, will have to give way to the right of the unborn to be born.”
Article 21 of the Indian Constitution secures two rights: the right to life and the right to personal liberty.
KCBC Family Commission in a statement welcomed the Hon’ble Kerala High Court’s verdict. The statement congratulated the Hon’ble Justice, stating “only judges with robust moral values are capable for delivering strong rulings for justice.”
The Hon’ble Court in an interitem order had directed the Government Medical Board to examine the mother and submit its medical report. The medical report clarified that doctors detected the baby had a non-lethal anomaly and suggested the continuation of “the pregnancy till term.”
The Hon’ble Justice wrote that “the unborn has life from the stage it transforms into foetus. If the unborn has life, though it is not [sic] a natural person, it can certainly be considered as a person within the meaning of Article 21 of the Constitution, for there is absolutely no reason to treat an unborn child differently from a born child.”
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The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) is involved in barbaric experimentation using aborted baby body parts which are, by the university's own admission, obtained by their abortionist partners, Planned Parenthood, from babies who are still alive when the organs are "harvested."
What happens at Pitt after the aborted baby body parts are obtained is equally as gruesome. Just this May, it was revealed that in one experiment, Pitt was grafting aborted baby scalps onto lab rats to see if baby hair would continue to grow.
This depraved butchery must stop!
SIGN and SHARE this petition which calls on the Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh and the Board of Trustees to call an immediate halt to this appalling experimentation using preborn human beings.
Of course, all abortion is barbaric and wrong, but this is downright ghoulish!
But, to make matters even worse, some of this experimentation is paid for, in part, by your taxpayer dollars, in the form of NIH grants. And believe it or not, some of the grants even specify racial quotas of aborted baby parts for this grisly butchery.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor, Patrick Gallagher, and to the Pitt Board of Trustees demanding that they put a stop to this ghastly experimentation.
At the same time, we will also CC this petition to the leadership of Pennsylvania State Legislature, urging them to do everything they can, including defunding (to the extent possible) any university departments involved in experimentation on aborted babies.
NB: You do not need to be from Pennsylvania to sign and share this petition. The University of Pittsburgh is a national leader in medical research and in receipt of millions of dollars in federal tax dollars, thereby necessitating a huge response from pro-lifers around the country!
After signing the petition, you might consider contacting the Pitt Board of Trustees directly to politely, but firmly, tell them to put a stop to this kind of barbarism masquerading as "scientific" inquiry.
The Board's direct phone number: 412-624-6623
The Board's email: [email protected]
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'University of Pittsburgh’s organ harvesting practices include racial quotas for minority babies' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/university-of-pittsburghs-organ-harvesting-practices-include-racial-quotas-for-minority-babies/
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Father Paulson Simethy, secretary of KCBC Family Commission, told LifeSiteNews that KCBC supports large families and promotes the culture of life. Sabu Jose, the president of the KCBC pro-life cell, emphasized to LifeSiteNews the need to promote the dignity and inviolability of human life in the womb.
On March 25, 2021 the Indian federal government expanded its abortion law to permit the killing of children in the womb up to 24 weeks. Previously, babies could only be killed up to 20 weeks (five months) in the womb. The new amendment also permits abortion through birth in case of fetal “abnormalities.”
The Lancet estimates that around 16 million abortions (14.1 million–17.3 million) occurred in India in 2015.