NewsBytes Dec. 23 - Life Issues

NHS worker could be sacked re:risks of abortion, European Court Ruling on Ireland, Pre-natal screening, Tag Human Embryos With Bar Codes?, the Pill, Georgia abortion rate
Thu Dec 23, 2010 - 9:13 pm EST

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Compiled by Steve Jalsevac

ACLU: Catholic hospitals should be forced to perform abortions

MTV to air abortion reality special
The special, airing Dec. 28 at 11:30 p.m., will follow one former 16 and Pregnant subject, Markai, as she wrestles with the decision after becoming pregnant for a second time. The programs also make strong cases against the comprehensive sex ed/contraception mentality, albeit unintentionally. These girls all Seem to know how babies are made and how to avoid making them but either experience contraceptive failure or maturity failure.

A New York Times editorial blasted Bishop Olmsted and supported the ACLU’s position

Sr. Keehan sides with the Ariz. hospital, not Bishop Olmsted

NJ Pro-Life Group Battles State Coverage of Family Planning Services - Christian Post

Christian NHS worker could be sacked for handing out books on risks of abortion

What the European Court Ruling Means for Irish Abortion Laws By Michael Kelly
The court ruled that Ireland has the right to ban abortion, but found human rights violations in the country’s handling of cases in which the mother’s life is threatened. The ruling is set to put the issue of abortion back on the political agenda as Ireland prepares for a general election early in 2011. Both main parties—the current governing Fianna Fail party and the main opposition Fine Gael—have policies opposed to abortion. Only the minority Labour Party supports the introduction of legalized abortion.

Enough of ethnic cleansing in the womb
- Mercator
A group of New Zealanders are calling authorities to account for a genocidal campaign

Pre-natal screening: where is the debate?
- Mercator
At the very least there should be a democratic debate on targeting Down syndrome babies for destruction.s

Spanish Researchers Want to Tag Human Embryos With Bar Codes
- Fox News
Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain have just finished testing a method for imprinting microscopic bar codes on mouse embryos—a procedure they plan to test soon on humans. The venture is meant to avoid mismatches during in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer procedures. But privacy experts and children’s rights advocates were instantly concerned by the concept of “direct labeling” of embryos, calling for transparency in the process.

Reconsidering the Pill
- InsideCatholic
New York magazine has a surprisingly good article on the little-discussed consequences of the Pill that will have every Catholic woman wanting to yell “I TOLD YOU SO” at her computer.

Georgia has Highest Abortion Rates in the World
Georgia along with Armenia and Azerbaijan has the highest abortion rates in the world,
the number of induced abortions on average for each woman during their lifetime is close to three.

  abortion, aclu, embryo, pro-life

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