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The Vatican’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations warned this week against the UN’s upcoming Beijing +5 meeting.  In unusually frank language he said, the Vatican has ” no illusions and knows very well the agenda of the special session of the Beijng+5 meeting, which will be a new occasion to confront additional battles on so-called reproductive health, the right to contraception for adolescents without parental consent, on homosexuals’ ‘rights’  and on freedom to abort.” (EWTN)

A bill in the Alberta legislature would reserve marriage for a man and a woman and allow the province to opt out, by the use of the notwithstanding clause, from implementing any federal legislation to change the province’s stance. (CBC) 

Sr Anna Perez Cossio, a Spanish missionary nun in Brazzaville, Congo has launched a pro-life group after seeing many “unborn babies in our garbage bins.” “Unborn babies merit respect: they cannot speak, I will be their voice!,” said Sr. Cossio. (Agenzia Fides) 

A UK hospital is under investigation for having stripped the organs from children during post mortem examinations without the consent of the parents. BBC news reports that the practice took place at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Merseyside. The organs were taken for research purposes. 

The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute published a report this week outlining the donations to population control, abortion and other so-called “reproductive rights” of media mogul Ted Turner. (EWTN)

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