Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Political row as MPs reject lower abortion limit

MPs on an influential House of Commons committee were locked in disagreement today after releasing contradictory reports on the future of abortion laws.


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Pro-Life Rep Asks Bush to More Aggressively Oppose China Forced Abortions


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- At a meeting of the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week, a leading pro-life Congressman asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice if the Bush administration would more aggressively oppose forced abortions in China. Rice confirmed the president would continue to oppose the Asian nation's brutal policy.


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How to live after abortion

One cannot describe life after an abortion. Such a life is filled with bitterness, regret, guilt, and tears when seeing some kids shouting. Or confessions in which one asks for absolution of the same sin: killing of your own child.


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Imprisoned Cuban Pro-Life Activist Wins US Presidential Medal of Freedom

PHILADELPHIA, October 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - President George W. Bush has announced this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award.

Prominently named on the list of eight is Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, who is currently serving a 25 year prison sentence for pro-life activities and peaceful demonstrations against the Communist regime in Cuba.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Why rights must start in the womb

THE Abortion Act (1967) effectively set out that babies in the womb could be disposed of like commodities, regarded as "non-persons" and denied their human rights for even the most trivial of reasons.

Abortion is now offered as some sort of humanitarian solution to practical problems, and on that basis has been deemed morally justifiable and more and more acceptable. References to women's rights aim to convince people it's some sort of entitlement.


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Missouri Governor Creates Task Force to Probe How Abortion Hurts Women

Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) -- Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has called for a new state task force to examine the myriad of ways abortion hurts women by causing either medical, mental health or other problems. Blunt has put together the Governor's Task Force on the Impact of Abortion on Women at a time when abortion advocates say abortion benefits women.


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Second New Poll Shows Majority of Americans are Pro-Life on Abortion


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A second poll in as many weeks is showing that a majority of Americans are pro-life when it comes to abortion. Last week, a CBS News survey showed over half of the public opposes most or all abortions and now a new poll from Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times has found the same thing.


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Monday, October 29, 2007

Gay Enclaves Face Prospect of Being Passé

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 — This Halloween, the Glindas, gladiators and harem boys of the Castro — along with untold numbers who plan to dress up as Senator Larry E. Craig, this year’s camp celebrity — will be celebrating behind closed doors. The city’s most popular Halloween party, in America’s largest gay neighborhood, is canceled.


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Australia risks 'London-type bombing'

AUSTRALIA faces a "London-type bombing" if relations between Muslims and the intelligence and police authorities do not improve, an influential Islamic youth leader has warned.

Fadi Rahman, who runs one of Sydney's biggest youth centres at Lidcombe in the city's west, said overseas Islamic elements were attempting to radicalise Muslim youth with their hardline ideologies.


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Miller (insincerely) Apologizes To Catholic League

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting that Miller Brewing Co. has apologized for allowing the company’s brand logos to appear on a poster promoting the Folsom Street Fair.


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Shock at teacher's alleged comments

Hindu religious leaders have called for disciplinary action to be taken against a Durban Girls' High teacher who allegedly told her pupils Hindus would go to hell.


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Surgeons perform in-womb lung surgery


BONN, Germany, Oct. 29 German physicians, for the first time, have successfully performed surgery in the womb of a woman who suffered premature rupture of her fetal membrane.


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India:Govt to monitor pregnancies, abortions

The central government plans to make it mandatory for the country’s women to register their pregnancies with it. It also wants abortions to be carried out only under specified circumstances.

The ministries behind the move think it will help them stop exploitation of the girl child and correct India’s heavily skewed sex ratio.


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UK: MPs back lower time limit for abortions

Out of more than 100 MPs who responded, two thirds of them said they were ready to vote to cut the 24-week limit.

The results indicate that legislation to be introduced in next week's Queen's Speech could be used as a vehicle for the first major change in the law for 17 years.


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Yad Vashem to showcase Muslims who saved Jews from Nazis

For the first time, Yad Vashem will inaugurate an exhibition this week on Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

The exhibition, which opens on Thursday, focuses on more than a dozen of the scores of Muslim Albanians previously recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations" - the Holocaust center's highest honor - for risking their lives to save Jews during World War II.


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Construction exec's home target of abortion protests

LAKEWOOD - Anti-abortion activists marched up and down the neighborhood's tidy streets Sunday, holding graphic placards of dismembered fetuses and signs comparing abortion to the Holocaust.


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The adoption vs. abortion myth

Striving to find the "middle ground" on abortion -- that is, coming up with ways acceptable to pro-choice and pro-life Americans alike to reduce the number of abortions in the United States -- is a worthwhile undertaking. But it also has given rise to some fairly resilient myths about the best way to achieve this goal.


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“They are going to take away our rights and possibly imprison us”

The Oakland City Council is scheduled to vote Nov. 6 on a measure – considered likely to pass – that would force sidewalk counselors to stay eight feet away from all clients entering or leaving abortion clinics within a 100-foot radius of the property. Violators could face a $2,000 fine and one year’s imprisonment.


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MPs want clearer rules on abortion of the disabled

The law governing the abortion of "seriously handicapped" babies should be made clearer, an influential committee of MPs is to say.

An inquiry will call for a clearer definition of disability, amid claims that growing numbers of foetuses are being aborted for conditions that can be cured.


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Warning For Girls As Male Preference Takes Effect

HYDERABAD, India/UNITED NATIONS, New York, 29 October 2007 - Prenatal son selection in several Asian countries is likely to have severe social consequences in coming years, according to a new series of studies commissioned by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.


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Catholic group defends using pressure to bar gay speaker

Protecting a church means following its laws, even when doing so shuts some opinions out. That's the view of a pro-life group that successfully lobbied to reverse James Loney's invitation to speak at a Catholic social justice conference this weekend in Winnipeg. "It's a way to protect the church from scandals," said Maria Slykerman, Manitoba head of the Campaign Life Coalition. "We have to adhere to the laws of the church." Loney was slated to speak about peace and justice. But lobbyists at LifeSiteNews.com, a website linked to Campaign Life, urged its readers to demand the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Winnipeg bar Loney from speaking because he publicly supports "homosexual sex."


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Sunday, October 28, 2007

FOX News Poll: Half of Voters Eye Candidates' Abortion Stance

NEW YORK — Even though few Americans say abortion will be the most important issue for them in the upcoming election, nearly half say they need to know a candidate’s position on abortion before deciding their vote for president.

A FOX News poll released Friday shows that 45 percent of Americans need to know a candidate’s position on abortion before they vote, while 53 percent say it is not something they need to know.


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Tweens just need more supervision

SAN FRANCISCO (Map, News) - The national furor over a controversial decision to hand out birth control pills to 11- and 12-year-old girls in Maine without their parents’ consent has hopefully sent a message to other school systems around the country: Don’t even think about it. Not only is this an outrageous violation of parental rights, it’s bad education policy.


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U.S. Bishops Prepare Document on Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 25, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The U.S. bishops will offer an updated statement on faith and politics after their general meeting next month, ahead of the 2008 election year.

The proposed statement focuses on the bishops' role in helping to form consciences in political life.


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The Pharisee and the Publican

ROME, OCT. 26, 2007 (Zenit.org).- This Sunday's Gospel is the parable of the Pharisee and the publican. Those who attend Mass this Sunday will hear a commentary more or less of this type.

The Pharisee represents the conservative who feels himself in line with God and man, and looks with contempt on his neighbor. The publican is the person who has committed an error, but he recognizes it and humbly asks God for forgiveness. (...)


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Cardinal Urges Faithful to See "Bella"

HOLLYWOOD, California, OCT. 26, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The film "Bella" is destined to have an extraordinary impact on people's lives, said the chairman of the U.S bishops' conference committee on pro-life activities.


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Australian Bishops Offer Election Guidelines

MELBOURNE, Australia, OCT. 26, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The bishops of Australia are encouraging citizens to head to the ballot box and "apply the test of the common good" above their own individual interests.


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Mom: Don’t be so quick to disregard Downs child

Screening pregnant women for Down syndrome could be a mistake, says the president of a provincial support group.

Most parents who find out their baby will be born with the condition choose to have an abortion, but they frequently act with inadequate and biased information, Renate Lindeman of the Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society said Saturday.


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What next for Britain's abortion law?

Forty years after the Abortion Act came into effect, terminations in Britain are running at 450 a day.

Opponents of the legislation say the scale of abortion is reason enough to introduce substantial restrictions.


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Saturday, October 27, 2007

A calamity for women...just as the doctor predicted

Abortion is the only event that modern liberals think too violent and obscene to portray on TV.

This is not because they are squeamish or prudish.

It is because if people knew what abortion really looked like, it would destroy their pretence that it is a civilised answer to the problem of what to do about unwanted babies.

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Another Canada College Denies Pro-Life Student Group Official Status

St. Johns, Canada (LifeNews.com) -- Another Canadian university has voted to deny official status for a campus pro-life group. This time, the student union at Memorial University of Newfoundland voted to deny the group official status on campus and the funding and official campus resources that are made available to other groups.


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200,000 reasons why we can't let the L'Oreal generation have it all

I blame the L'Oreal culture, in which every woman thinks she's worth it. That she can have it all, without any consequences whatsoever.

That only she can make decisions about her health and her lifestyle, and to suggest otherwise is to be oppressive.


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The doctors who committed these offences are still working. The governing body that disciplined them decided they shouldn't lose their medical licence

Half of the doctors found guilty of sexually related professional misconduct in Ontario have kept their licences to practise medicine.


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Padre Pio's claims of stigmata - was he a saint or faker?

For 50 years, Italy's favourite saint, Padre Pio, stoically bore the marks of the bleeding stigmata - those marks of the wounds inflicted on the suffering crucified Christ.

Pilgrims flocked to the monastery where Pio once lived in a simple cell in Italy's deep south, and his reputation seemed assured for ever when he was canonised by the most popular Pope of all time, John Paul II.


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Enough, already! Vatican official says Templars book nothing new

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- It was billed as the Vatican's effort to "come clean" and reveal secret documents about the mysterious Knights Templar, the medieval crusading order that has inspired ancient legends and modern novels.

But after seeing exaggerated press reports for two weeks, Bishop Sergio Pagano apparently had had enough.


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Are you a tokophobic? The women who are too terrified to give birth

Rachel Smith shifted uncomfortably in her seat. Light-headed and desperate for air, she snapped shut the pages of the baby magazine she was reading and threw it across the room.

Her pregnant friend, whose house she was visiting, watched bemused as Rachel stood up and dashed for the door.

"I had to get out of the room," says Rachel. "I'd turned the page and seen a photograph of a woman giving birth. It was disgusting.


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Ontario Family Coalition Party Urged to Give Life Issues Much Higher Emphasis

TORONTO, October 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In its October, 2007 newsletter, Campaign Life Coalition, Canada's national pro-life organization involved in the political realm, takes the Ontario Family Coalition (FCP) party leadership to task for its "intense" emphasis on proportional representation at the expense of promoting the life issues.


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Little girls led astray

We claim to love children, but we destroy childhood. Especially, it seems, in Maine.

A middle school in Portland is about to make the contraceptive Pill available to girls as young as 11.

More than this, not only will these children's parents not be asked for their permission, they will not even be informed.


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Friday, October 26, 2007

Safe, legal, and very common - the Abortion Epidemic

Hardly anyone says or thinks that abortion is a good thing in itself. Even its supporters accept that this is a nasty procedure. Hillary Clinton, for instance, has frequently declared that it should be "safe, legal - and ...(pause for effect) rare".


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Ignoring the most important right of all

It is tragically ironic that the most vital and profound issue facing this country is considered by many of its citizens and most of its establishment to be at best irrelevant and at worst a dangerous digression championed by zealots. The issue is, of course, abortion. And Canada is almost unique in the civilized world in having no abortion law at all. In other words, any unborn child can be aborted and in most of the country the taxpayer will finance the procedure.


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British MPs May Vote on Cutting Abortion Limits, Pro-Life Group Worried

London, England (LifeNews.com) -- Despite comments a government official who said that she sees no reason to cut the time limit on abortions from 24 weeks, pro-life members of Parliament say they may be able to force a vote. However, one leading pro-life group worries that cutting limits on late-term abortions may pave the way for more abortions in total.


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Pro-Life Students Heckled During Abortion Protest Day, Michigan Sees Issues

Jackson, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Pro-life students faced insults, attacks and harassment across the country as 4,000 schools participated in the annual Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity. The event is a silent witness to teens and college students to remind them of how abortion destroys the lives of babies before birth and hurts women.


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Sixty Pro-Life Groups Ask Congress to Block Funding Planned Parenthood

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A coalition of sixty pro-life groups have signed onto a letter to every member of the House and Senate asking that Congress stop providing federal funds to Planned Parenthood. The letter follows the more than 100 charges a Kansas county attorney has leveled against an abortion business there.


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National, State Polls Show Support for Pro-Abortion Rudy Giuliani Dropping

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Rudy Giuliani continues to drop in national and state polls following a seminal survey issued just two weeks ago by the Des Moines Register. That poll was the first to show Giuliani's campaign hurting as more Republicans recognize his pro-abortion view and newer polls show his numbers continuing to drop.


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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Muslim Students refuse to learn about alcohol and sexually transmitted diseases.

It has been reported recently in the press that some Muslim medical students are refusing to attend lectures, or answer exam questions, on alcohol-related illlnesses or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), because they claim it is against their religious beliefs. The British Medical Association (BMA) and General Medical Council (GMC) have both confirmed that such requests have taken place, and medical colleges are seeking advice on how to deal with such incidences.


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Two Murders of Pregnant Canadian Woman Renew Calls for Unborn Victims' Legislation

October 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - One of three young men in Winnipeg, Manitoba, charged with murdering a young pregnant woman in February this year after she refused to have an abortion, has pleaded guilty and received a ten year sentence, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. As well, this past Oct. 2nd, in Toronto, 25-year-old Aysun Sesen and her seven-month unborn child were killed by Sesen's boyfriend after he stabbed her numerous times. The murders have intensified calls for legislation to protect unborn victims of violence


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Poor Planned Parenthood?

As much as liberals decry major corporations that act as if they're above the law, there's always quiet when the subject is Planned Parenthood, America's No. 1 corporate provider of abortions. During its 2005-2006 fiscal year, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America performed a record 264,943 abortions, reported a tidy profit of $55.8 million — and received a record high in taxpayer funding of $305.3 million.


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Canadian citizens with Down syndrome face extinction.

HALIFAX, Oct. 25 /CNW/ - While advances in genetic science can hold promises of improved treatments for genetic conditions; in the case of Down syndrome it is sadly leading to the disappearance of an entire population.

Unfortunately, this is no exaggeration. Statistics show that well over 90% of pregnancies are terminated if the fetus is diagnosed with Downsyndrome. Women who receive a prenatal diagnosis often receive biased or no counseling, and incomplete information.


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Father Raymond J. de Souza: It's time to break the law's silence


On Tuesday, a 17-year-old man was sentenced to six years in prison and four years probation for killing Roxanne Fernando in Winnipeg last February. It is the maximum possible youth sentence for murder.

Roxanne was pregnant at the time of her killing. Indeed, she was murdered because she chose to remain pregnant. The Winnipeg court was told that she was killed because she refused to have an abortion. It is not clear whether her killer was the baby’s father, or acting on behalf of someone else. There are two other men still to face trial.


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A New Weapon in Fight for the Unborn

CBNNews.com - The battle over abortion has been going on for more than 35 years. Now there's a new weapon in the pro-life movement to save the lives of the unborn.


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