Monday, February 28, 2011

Chile: Legalizing abortion does not reduce maternal mortality

New York City, N.Y., Feb 28, 2011 / 03:49 pm (CNA).- Chile, a country that does not allow abortion, recently received the International Protect Life Award for being the country with the lowest maternal mortality rate in Latin America.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Chile: Legalizing abortion does not reduce maternal mortality.

6-year-old's psych ward visit sparks outrage

In response to a Los Angeles school sending a six-year-old boy to a psychiatric ward against his mother's wishes, parental rights advocates are suggesting that a constitutional amendment be adopted to protect parents' liberties.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- 6-year-old's psych ward visit sparks outrage.

Teens tired of 'hook-up' lifestyle

A pro-family analyst says the national trend shows a drop in teen pregnancies and the number of teenagers who admit to engaging in sexual intercourse.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Teens tired of 'hook-up' lifestyle.

International Protect Life Award recognizes Chile's achievements in reduction of maternal mortality and protection of the unborn

The prestigious International Protect Life award for 2011 was awarded to Chile for the excellent work it has done in reducing maternal mortality levels whilst at the same time ensuring the right to life of unborn babies is protected.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- International Protect Life Award recognizes Chile's achievements in reduction of maternal mortality and protection of the unborn .

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The use of Scripture in the recent debate about lying

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In our first little article, we will consider the broader question of the interpretation of these difficult passages of Scripture. Then, in later articles, we will discuss first the cases involving the Patriarchs, then that involving the midwives, and finally those involving God himself.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- The use of Scripture in the recent debate about lying.

Catholic college fires gay teacher

In a move that infuriated some students, Chestnut Hill College abruptly terminated the teaching contract of an adjunct professor, saying his 15-year relationship with another man defied Roman Catholic Church teachings.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Catholic college fires gay teacher.

Friday, February 25, 2011

UNOS Considers Giving Organs to Younger, Healthier Patients

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) – the nation’s organ-transplant network – is considering a change in its policy by giving younger, healthier patients preference versus older, sicker people, The Washington Post reported.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE--UNOS Considers Giving Organs to Younger, Healthier Patients.

Providence, RI School District: All teachers are fired

(CBSNews) When it comes to government budgets, there are cuts, and then there are cuts. The Providence, Rhode Island school district definitely took budget cutting to the extreme when it sent a letter out to its teachers on Tuesday: you're all fired.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Providence, RI School District: All teachers are fired.

Ireland: final list of pro-life candidates

This is the most recent list of pro-life candidates based on names published on various websites.

We are conscious that there are more pro-lifers in the main parties whose names have not been included and we therefore recommend that before voting you check out your candidates views on the issue

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Ireland: final list of pro life candidates .

Thursday, February 24, 2011

'I am racked by guilt'

Canadians will once again begin a national debate on euthanasia based on the case of Stephan Bolton who yesterday admitted to intentionally killing his wife, Barbara, with a lethal cocktail of pain killers.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- 'I am racked by guilt' .

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dr. Bernard Nathanson: Lying for the Revolution

The death of Dr. Bernard Nathanson has undoubtedly affected all of us who are dedicated to the pro-life cause. In the decades since his defection from the pro-abortion camp and his conversion to the Catholic faith, he was one of the nation’s most outspoken defenders of innocent human life. Among the many contributions to the cause for which we can thank Dr. Nathanson is his exposure of the deceptions and falsehoods employed by the pro-abortion movement – some of which he invented himself – in order to legitimize abortion in the eyes of the public and set the stage for its legalization in the 1960’s and 70’s.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Dr. Bernard Nathanson: Lying for the Revolution .

Where Have All the Good (Wo)Men Gone?

This weekend the Wall Street Journal ran an article by Kay S. Hymowitz in which she asked: “Where have all the good men gone?”

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Where Have All the Good (Wo)Men Gone?.

Late-Term Abortion Biz in Seattle Evicted After Missing Rent

A late-term abortion business in Washington state has been evicted from the corporate office suite where it was located in Tukwila, south of Seattle, after falling behind on paying rent.


CLICK HERE TO READ MORE--Late-Term Abortion Biz in Seattle Evicted After Missing Rent.

Charges initiated against Pope for crimes against humanity

TWO GERMAN lawyers have initiated charges against Pope Benedict XVI at the International Criminal Court, alleging crimes against humanity.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Charges initiated against Pope for crimes against humanity.

Member of Fake Priest Movement Renounces Her Error

Note: A couple of years ago, I was looking at the womanpriest site and noticed that an acquaintance of mine, Norma Jean Coon, had been "ordained" as a deacon. I was shocked, since I knew Norma to be a person of integrity who was uncompromisingly devoted to truth. What I just read today, did not shock me, but was, indeed a pleasant surprise: Norma has formally and publically renounced her involvement in the whole womanpriest charade.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Member of Fake Priest Movement Renounces Her Error.

Australia: Pro-lifers arrested at abortion clinic

A CATHOLIC mother of seven who was arrested recently for obstructing patients at an abortion clinic aims to raise awareness on the lack of research into the impact of abortion on women.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Australia: Pro-lifers arrested at abortion clinic.

Carleton Lifeline Sues Carleton University

Carleton Lifeline, the pro-life club at Carleton University, has sued the University and its administration for the discriminatory treatment they have been subjected to during the 2010-2011 academic school year.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Carleton Lifeline Sues Carleton University.

Pope allows married father of two to be ordained Catholic priest in church in Germany

A married father of two in Germany was ordained as a Catholic priest on Tuesday, a rare move by the church, which typically requires priests to be single and to take a vow of chastity.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Pope allows married father of two to be ordained Catholic priest in church in Germany.

The joy of teen sex

No, that's not just a provocative title for a column -- it's actually the name of a new TV series. In my last column I wrote about the MTV show called Skins, the appalling drama imported from the U.K. which glorifies practically every bad behavior known to teens. Well, the Brits have done it again, this time coming up with perhaps the most degenerate television show ever. This one hasn't made it to America yet, and we should pray that it doesn't.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- The joy of teen sex.

Does God Love the Souls in Hell? Then Why Do They Suffer?

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And yet our commenter has effectively presented a conundrum that can really only be resolved by a kind of nihilism. For, if God keeps the souls in hell alive, then he is vengeful and hateful. But if he slays the wicked, then it would also seem, to most observers, that he is vengeful and hateful. So no matter what he does, God is vengeful and hateful. The only solution would seem to be a kind of nihilism in which we remove all ultimate notions of right and wrong, all notions of consequences, all notions of reward and ultimate justice. This in turn requires that we remove human freedom as well since, no matter what we did, the result would be the same.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Does God Love the Souls in Hell? Then Why Do They Suffer?.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Protect property in Charter: Ont. politicians

OTTAWA - A pair of Ontario politicians are hoping to change Canada's Constitution to insert property rights into the Charter of Rights and Freedom.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Protect property in Charter: Ont. politicians .

Homosexual-only hotels investigated for hate/discrimination

Hotels that accept only homosexuals are being investigated by a government-funded watchdog for discriminating against heterosexual couples. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is examining whether “gayonly” guesthouses breach new laws designed to prevent people being treated unfairly in the provision of goods or services.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Homosexual-only hotels investigated for hate/discrimination .

Monday, February 21, 2011

Jailed anti-abortion activist’s case reaches Supreme Court

Linda Gibbons, the anti-abortion activist who has spent 700 consecutive days behind bars for her refusal to stop picketing in front of a Toronto abortion clinic, will get her case heard in the Supreme Court of Canada — but it does not mean she will leave jail anytime soon.



CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Jailed anti-abortion activist’s case reaches Supreme Court.

Study finds many graphic YouTube self-harm videos

YouTube videos on cutting and other self-injury methods are an alarming new trend, attract millions of hits and could serve as a how-to for troubled viewers, a study warns.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Study finds many graphic YouTube self-harm videos.

Honduras law lets police be called on home smokers

The last refuge is vanishing for besieged smokers _ at least in Honduras. A new law that took effect Monday says family members can call in the police on people who smoke at home.

The new measure bans smoking in most closed public or private spaces and orders smokers to stand at least six feet away from nonsmokers in any open space.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Honduras law lets police be called on home smokers.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

South Africa: Pregnancy tsunami

An alarming number of Gauteng teenagers are having unprotected sex, resulting in thousands of unplanned pregnancies.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- South Africa: Pregnancy tsunami .

Loony Muslim cleric coming to the US to agitate for sharia law

Anjem Choudary has the dubious distinction of being one of the few people to be dismissed as a ‘sick, miserable, evil S.O.B’ at the end of a TV interview.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Loony Muslim cleric coming to the US to agitate for sharia law.

British gay Muslims seek Islamic weddings

British gay Muslims are joining the global fight for equality and seeking gay Islamic marriage. The BBC's 5 live Investigates speaks to one couple about their 'nikah' - a Muslim matrimonial contract - and asks how they balance their sexuality with the Islamic faith.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- British gay Muslims seek Islamic weddings.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dying in pain is the number one fear

As a physician, I've always known that pain is the overwhelming fear, particularly for cancer patients. I've also known that heroin has been available in Britain for 90 years to ease the final agony of death. This knowledge triggered a visit to England more than 30 years ago to witness its use and to question why it wasn't used for this purpose in Canada. I didn't realize my probe would engender so much controversy.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Dying in pain is the number one fear.

Fr. Raymond Gravel credited his bishop for supporting him

As we wait for the unfolding of Fr. Raymond Gravel’s defamation suit against LifeSiteNews and Campagne Québec-Vie, many people have raised questions about the Canadian bishops’ silence on this matter, and more specifically the absence of comment from Fr. Gravel’s own bishop, Msgr. Gilles Lussier (Joliette), who was made aware of the suit by Fr. Gravel before he went public.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Fr. Raymond Gravel credited his bishop for supporting him.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

High school wrestler forfeits his match at the state tournament rather than face a girl

An Iowa high school wrestler who was one of the favorites to win his weight class defaulted on his first-round state tournament match rather than face one of the first girls to ever qualify for the event.
Joel Northrup, a home-schooled sophomore who was 35-4 wrestling for Linn-Mar High this season, said in a statement that he doesn't feel it would be right for him to wrestle Cedar Falls freshman Cassy Herkelman.
He cited his faith as a reason.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358084/High-school-wrestler-forfeits-match-Iowa-state-tournament-face-girl.html#ixzz1EGBEyyjR

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Possible exemption for abortionists in South Dakota ‘justifiable homicide’ bill

PIERRE, South Dakota, February 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A South Dakota bill that has raised national controversy for introducing the possibility of “justifiable homicide” in defense of an unborn child is undergoing review to make an exemption for abortionists.



CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Possible exemption for abortionists in South Dakota ‘justifiable homicide’ .

Australia: Archbishop of Brisbane Speaks Out Against Abortion

ABORTION was defined as "the enormous destruction of unborn children driven by a power that is evil" in a hard-hitting talk delivered by Archbishop John Bathersby of Brisbane at this year's Rally for Life gathering at Queens Park in the CBD last weekend.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Australia: Archbishop of Brisbane Speaks Out Against Abortion.

Why right-wingers aren't the scary ones

Enquete is a great French CBC-TV show that has an unbelievable team of researchers and usually offers an informative perspective on public affairs.

Unfortunately, as often happens with the Crown corporation, it betrays a leftist bias and demonizes the political right.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Why right-wingers aren't the scary ones.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Brazilian anthropologist recommends selective abortion for the handicapped

A well-known Brazilian pro-abortion activist and anthropologist Debora Diniz (photo) once wrote an article defending “selective pregnancy interruption (SPI)” that is, the murdering of babies with grave physical deficiencies. Her article gives the sinister reasons behind the struggle to de-criminalize this type of abortion.1

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Brazilian anthropologist recommends selective abortion for the handicapped.

Earliest humans not so different from us, research suggests

PhysOrg.com -- That human evolution follows a progressive trajectory is one of the most deeply-entrenched assumptions about our species. This assumption is often expressed in popular media by showing cavemen speaking in grunts and monosyllables (the GEICO Cavemen being a notable exception). But is this assumption correct? Were the earliest humans significantly different from us?

In a paper published in the latest issue of Current Anthropology, archaeologist John Shea (Stony Brook University) shows they were not.


READ MORE: Earliest humans not so different from us, research suggests

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sex in space tough, says NASA

Sexual reproduction is likely to be impossible in space due to cosmic radiation bombarding the human body, according to Nasa scientists.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE--Sex in space tough, says NASA .

Afghan Official Says Women’s Shelters Are Corrupt

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s top female official began a sustained verbal assault on women’s shelters on Tuesday, accusing them of corruption and mismanagement, and insisting that the government was determined to take control of them, whether or not donors continue to give financial support.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE--Afghan Official Says Women’s Shelters Are Corrupt.

Scare tactics resurface

Let's see how many lies and misrepresentations the abortion enthusiasts at MoveOn.org can cram into a 30-second ad:

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Scare tactics resurface .

Mouthwash may help prevent premature birth: study

Could something as simple as swishing your teeth with mouthwash be enough for pregnant moms to stave off a premature birth? A new study is offering an intriguing answer to that question.

The study, presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, suggests that mothers at high risk for an early birth can cut the risk by about two-thirds simply by using of an alcohol-free antibacterial mouthwash.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- Mouthwash may help prevent premature birth: study.

Comparing abortion to Holocaust violates harassment policy, UVic students' society rules

Last week, the University of Victoria Students’ Society finally ruled that a pro-life club broke the school’s harassment policy by comparing abortion to the Holocaust in October 2010.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Comparing abortion to Holocaust violates harassment policy, UVic students' society rules.

Victory: Operation Rescue Successfully Thwarts Abortion’s Return to Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas — Two abortionists who planned to set up separate abortion businesses in Wichita have both agreed not to do abortions at this time.

Operation Rescue worked behind the scenes to insure that Greg Linhardt and Mila Means dropped plans to bring abortions back to Wichita, one of the largest abortion-free cities in the United States.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Victory: Operation Rescue Successfully Thwarts Abortion’s Return to Wichita, Kansas .

Surgeon: birth control pill a ‘molotov cocktail’ for breast cancer

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - How often do doctors in America prescribe a Group One carcinogen - one recognized as a “definite” cause of cancer - to otherwise healthy patients?

Answer: as often as they prescribe the hormonal birth control pill.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Surgeon: birth control pill a ‘molotov cocktail’ for breast cancer.

Personhood bills introduced, gain traction across U.S.

February 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Personhood bills and amendments are gaining notice and approval across the United States, with a one such bill having passed the House in North Dakota and another the Iowa House subcommittee. Georgia, Montana, Texas, and Oklahoma have also introduced personhood legislation, reports Personhood USA.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Personhood bills introduced, gain traction across U.S..

Reason and Religion: Anti-religionists display lack of reason … or a not so hidden agenda?

The CBC Radio-Canada television plumbed new depths in their program Enquête, with journaliste Brigitte Bureau creating “news” rather than reporting the news with a half hour documentary attack on select Christians engaging in the public square, particularly with Parliament.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Reason and Religion: Anti-religionists display lack of reason … or a not so hidden agenda? .

The Boy Without a Cerebellum

Chase was also born prematurely, and he was legally blind. When he was 1 year old, doctors did an MRI, expecting to find he had a mild case of cerebral palsy. Instead, they discovered he was completely missing his cerebellum — the part of the brain that controls motor skills, balance and emotions.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: The Boy Without a Cerebellum.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Happy Valentine's Day for a disabled couple who found love and now speak out on behalf of others with Down syndrome

When Niki Kiser left an abusive relationship more than three years ago, she wanted to meet a man who was good and kind.

And he had to have Down syndrome.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: A Happy Valentine's Day for a disabled couple who found love and now speak out on behalf of others with Down syndrome.

Failed Abortion Injures Woman at Missouri Planned Parenthood

In breaking news from over the weekend, there is concern a woman may have been severely injured in a failed abortion conducted at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, Missouri.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Failed Abortion Injures Woman at Missouri Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood Tried to Force Raped Teen to Have Abortion

On the heels of a slate of new videos showing Planned Parenthood centers in three states and Washington, D.C. assisting alleged sex traffickers in getting abortions for underage girls, a new report shows problems at a Washington state abortion business.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Planned Parenthood Tried to Force Raped Teen to Have Abortion.

Embryos and the Twinning Argument

One of the key steps in the pro-life argument is to establish the humanity of embryos. If you can show that they’re human beings, then a right to life is only a small step away. And fortunately, most people involved in the abortion debate today recognize that they are in fact human beings; they just argue that embryos haven’t acquired a right to life yet.

However, there is still one common argument out there defending the claim that embryos aren’t human beings: the twinning argument.



CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Embryos and the Twinning Argument.

UK: Home Abortions Bid Rejected By High Court

Women who take the so-called "abortion pill" will still have to make two visits to an approved clinic after the High Court turned down an attempt to make the process easier.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: UK: Home Abortions Bid Rejected By High Court .

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sex partying among gay men in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia

The 5,432 participants in the 2008 Gay Community Periodic Survey in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, were asked about their participation in group sex.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Sex partying among gay men in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia.

Denmark: No change in adolescents' neglect on contraceptive use over two decades

Study:

PURPOSE: The sexual activity and contraceptive use is evaluated over 21 years amongst Danish adolescents in ninth grade.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Denmark: No change in adolescents' neglect on contraceptive use over two decades.

Sexual risk-taking following relationship break-ups.

Study design The data were drawn from the French sexual behaviour survey, comprising a random sample of 4,798 women and 4,045 men aged 18-44 years. Logistic regression models were used to describe the associations between recent relationship break-ups and reported sexually transmitted infections and abortions over the same period, and being tested positive for Chlamydia at the time of the survey.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Sexual risk-taking following relationship break-ups..

Israel: Nurses' and nursing students' attitudes towards late abortions

The aim of the present study is to compare the attitudes of nursing students and nurses working in maternity wards towards late abortions performed after the 16th week of pregnancy and to identify the factors influencing their attitudes.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Israel: Nurses' and nursing students' attitudes towards late abortions.

Pakistan: Abortion — a taboo: ‘Every sixth pregnancy in the country is aborted’

Talking to The Express Tribune, Dr Anis Kausar, Joint Executive Director Polyclinic Hospital said in Islamabad and Rawalpindi there are many clinics that are being run where illegal abortions are being done after charging high sums of money.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Pakistan: Abortion — a taboo: ‘Every sixth pregnancy in the country is aborted’.

Medjugorje is generating what the Devil loves most: disobedience

Bishop Peric has spoken of other problems, apart from disobedient Franciscans: religious communities established without diocesan permission and ecclesiastical buildings erected without approval. What is going on? A sound Canadian priest once said to me, when I asked him about the “good fruits” of Medjugorje: “The Devil doesn’t mind a few thousand people becoming better Catholics after going there if, as a result, he’s got millions of Catholics being disobedient to the authority of the Church.”

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Medjugorje is generating what the Devil loves most: disobedience.

San Francisco high schoolers hold HIV-testing day

By the time today's teenagers were old enough to read, new drugs were available that meant HIV was no longer a death sentence.

But with infections among youth and young adults in the U.S. still rising, one senior at The Urban School of San Francisco decided his peers needed more than just another classroom lesson.

Nearly all 75 members of the senior class got tested for HIV in the school gym Friday.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: San Francisco high schoolers hold HIV-testing day.

Cambridge nuns told they couldn’t vote for school board because they had taken a vow of poverty

CAMBRIDGE — Several Catholic nuns were barred from voting for the Catholic school board in last fall’s municipal election after a poll worker said they were disqualified because they had taken a vow of poverty.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Cambridge nuns told they couldn’t vote for school board because they had taken a vow of poverty .

Bhutanese government may legalise Christianity

(christiansunite.com) - In the South Asian country of Bhutan, government officials recognise only Buddhism and Hinduism as the country's two religions. As a result, only these two communities have the right to openly practise their beliefs and build places of worship. That may soon change as Chhoedey Lhentshog, the authority that regulates religious organizations, discussed at its December meeting how a Christian organization can be registered to represent its community, according to agency secretary Dorji Tshering.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Bhutanese government may legalise Christianity .

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Indian Dowry harassment: Woman forced to abort seven times

Pinki was allegedly forced by her in-laws to undergo abortions seven times over dowry demands in the Bali area of Pali district. Pinki has been married for 13 years.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Indian Dowry harassment: Woman forced to abort seven times.

Truth, Love, and Live Action

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Yet for all the good that may come of these videos, the way in which Live Action has made its mark is itself extremely troubling, for it is predicated on a form of falsity, which is exercised in an unloving way. Promising and welcome as the effects of these videos might be, they represent a real and dangerous corruption of the pro-life movement itself by endangering the pro-life movement’s commitment to its ideals of love and truth.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Truth, Love, and Live Action
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Lying to Planned Parenthood, or is it mental reservation?

In response to an earlier article, in which I contented that the “sting” operations carried out by Live Action against Planned Parenthood involved lies and are therefore morally unacceptable, I received many comments which involved the doctrine of “mental reservation” – that ambiguous speech can be used in order to deceive another for a just cause. Indeed, there are times when a certain type of mental reservation can be employed legitimately. Nevertheless, as I hope to show, the sting operations of Live Action are not cases of mental reservation, but involve direct lies.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Lying to Planned Parenthood, or is it mental reservation?.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fetal Surgery Helps Spina Bifida, Study Says

For years, surgeons have been trying to find ways of operating on babies in the womb, reasoning that medical abnormalities might be more easily fixed while a fetus is still developing. But with tremendous risks to babies and mothers, and a mixed record of success, fetal surgery is mostly used when babies are likely to die otherwise.

Now, for the first time, a rigorous clinical trial shows fetal surgery can help babies with a condition that is not life-threatening.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Fetal Surgery Helps Spina Bifida, Study Says.

Mother diagnosed with cancer refuses abortion

A mum who was told to choose between her own life and her unborn baby’s when she got cancer gave birth to a healthy girl.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Mother diagnosed with cancer refuses abortion.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Important Conference on Restorative Reproductive Medicine

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The International Institute of Restorative Reproductive Medicine (IIRRM) has announced that it will host the first European based conference of, in Dublin Ireland on Saturday 26th March.

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Study: Elevated HIV prevalence despite lower rates of sexual risk behaviors among black men in DC who have sex with men.

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The District of Columbia (DC) has among the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the United States, with 3.2% of the population and 7.1% of black men living with HIV/AIDS. The purpose of this study was to examine HIV risk behaviors in a community-based sample of men who have sex with men (MSM) in DC. Data were from the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Elevated HIV prevalence despite lower rates of sexual risk behaviors among black men in DC who have sex with men..

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ohio bill would ban abortions once heartbeat is detected

COLUMBUS - Legislation set to be introduced Wednesday at the Statehouse is seen by both sides of the abortion issue as a likely test case that could end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Ohio bill would ban abortions once heartbeat is detected
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Pharmacy Mistakenly Gives Pregnant Woman Abortion Pill

FT. LUPTON, Colo. -- She is six weeks pregnant and when she went to the pharmacy to pick up an antibiotic her doctor had prescribed, the pharmacist gave her an abortion drug by mistake.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Pharmacy Mistakenly Gives Pregnant Woman Abortion Pill.

Musical safe sex video advises 'one up the bum and you won't be a mum'

Abortion charity Marie Stopes International is targeting children with a risqué video that seems to suggest anal sex as a method of birth control.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Musical safe sex video advises 'one up the bum and you won't be a mum'.

Divorce, abortion, suicide increase in Idaho

TWIN FALLS — The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s 2009 compilation of residents’ vital statistics shows an increase in negative aspects and decrease in positive aspects.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Divorce, abortion, suicide increase in Idaho
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Rape Victim, 14, Dies After Public Flogging in Bangladesh

A 14-year-old Bangladeshi girl allegedly raped by a much older cousin has died after being publicly flogged for adultery, media reports said.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Rape Victim, 14, Dies After Public Flogging in Bangladesh.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Abortion Provider Said To Have Understated Abortion Numbers By Thousands

Planned Parenthood's Guttmacher Institute has disclosed that a Delaware abortion provider has admitted to greatly underreporting the number of abortions it performs each year-including in statistics that it provided to Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS).

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Abortion Provider Said To Have Understated Abortion Numbers By Thousands.

New Zealand: Law Around Killing Of Unborn Babies To Be Looked At

Wellington, Feb 6 NZPA - Justice Minister Simon Power is asking officials to ensure the law is "sufficiently robust" in cases where unborn children are killed.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE-- New Zealand: Law Around Killing Of Unborn Babies To Be Looked At .

My life or my baby's? One woman's agonising decision

When fashion PR Sam Fearn was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, she was advised to freeze her eggs if she wanted a family in the future. But then she discovered that she was already pregnant – and had to make the hardest decision…


CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: My life or my baby's? One woman's agonising decision.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Associations Between Online Pornography and Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents: Myth or Reality?

An abstract. QUOTE:

This study aimed to compare the sexual behavior of adolescents who were or were not exposed to online pornography, to assess to what extent the willingness of exposure changed these possible associations, and to determine the profiles of youths who were exposed to online pornography. Data were drawn from the 2002 Swiss Multicenter Adolescent Survey on Health, a self-administered cross-sectional, paper and pencil questionnaire. From the 7529 adolescents aged 16-20 years, 6054 (3283 males) used the Internet during the previous month and were eligible for our study. Males were divided into three groups (wanted exposure, 29.2%; unwanted exposure, 46.7%; no exposure, 24.1%) whereas females were divided into two groups (exposure, 35.9%; no exposure, 64.1%). The principal outcome measures were demographic characteristics, Internet use parameters and risky sexual behaviors. Risky sexual behaviors were not associated with online pornography exposure in any of the groups, except that males who were exposed (deliberately or not) had higher odds of not having used a condom at last intercourse. Bi/homosexual orientation and Internet use parameters were not associated either. Additionally, males in the wanted exposure group were more likely to be sensation-seekers. On the other hand, exposed girls were more likely to be students, higher sensation-seekers, early maturers, and to have a highly educated father. We conclude that pornography exposure is not associated with risky sexual behaviors and that the willingness of exposure does not seem to have an impact on risky sexual behaviors among adolescents.

Anonymous.org: honest stories about reproductive technologies

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The Anonymous Us Project is a safety zone for real and honest opinions about reproductive technologies and family fragmentation. We aim to share the experiences of voluntary and involuntary participants in these technologies, while preserving the dignity and privacy for story-tellers and their loved ones.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Anonymous.org: honest stories about reproductive technologies.

Indian Court Declares Astrology a Science, Directs Universities to add it to Syllabus

A court in Mumbai, India, has ruled the unthinkable. According to the Bombay High Court, astrology is a science.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: Court Declares Astrology a Science, Directs Universities to add it to Syllabus.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: 2010 Report

Contains summary of decisions made in 2010. Possibly of interest to social conservatives.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE: EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: 2010 Report.

Why No Communion For Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians

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You have said that you would not give Holy Communion to a Catholic politician who supports legal abortion. Other bishops do not hold this view. Why do you believe as you do?

Bishop Vasa: It has to do with communion with the Lord. As someone I know said quite well recently, is this what the Lord wants you to do as a Catholic politician? If it isn’t, then you need to be honest and consistent about that and say you cannot claim a unity with the Church—a communion with the Church, a communion with Christ—when your beliefs, behaviors, and actions, particularly in terms of your pro-abortion stand, speak in absolute contradiction to that communion.

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Pope promotes 'gripping' new Youth Catechism

Vatican City, Feb 3, 2011 / 01:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope has great expectations for the "Youcat," a text designed to teach young people the ABC's of Catholicism using a language tailored to their generation.

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Hawaiian Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Sales of Toy Guns to Children

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If Hawaiian State Rep. Scott Saiki gets his way, guns will be outlawed in Hawaii. Toy guns for kids, that is. Adults can still buy toy guns. Presumably, it is still safe to give them to children.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Premie babies show need to protect babies in the womb

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The lack of a law protecting babies in the womb even to the ninth month was dismissed as irrelevant by a recent edition of the CBC Radio program, The Current. Yet even Henry Morgentaler has said he has “ethical problems” with late abortions.

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Sarnia-Lambton: Teen pregnancy rate down

Fewer teenage girls are getting pregnant in Sarnia-Lambton.

That’s just one of the findings in the Reproductive Health Report released Tuesday by Lambton’s Community Health Services Department.

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A Call to Women: End the Death Spiral of Fatherlessness!

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City Journal has printed an excellent–if discouraging–piece on the proliferation of single mothers by a teacher, Gerry Garibaldi. Despite his intense efforts to teach his students and to get them to develop their talents, he finds he cannot compete with the prevalent attitudes that embrace underage promiscuity and pregnancy.

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Canada’s Censor Board Forces Word TV is taken Off Air “Permanently”

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Jerusalem, Israel – While travelling together in Israel as part of the Christian Ambassadors to Israel mission, 20 prominent Canadian leaders vow to fight Canada’s censor board that has pressured CTS Television to remove Word TV from the air “permanently”.

In December, the CRTC, through their Canadian Broadcast Standards Council began to censor Charles McVety and his television broadcast Word TV for unapproved political speech. Fearing the heavy hand of the CRTC the new corporate leadership at CTS bowed to the censors, rejected three subsequent Word TV programs for frivolous reasons and then publicly announced that CTS will no longer air the program.

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Another bill to legalize assisted suicide has been introduced in New Hampshire

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House Bill HB 513 FN was introduced by Representative Charles Weed, Representative Parkhurst, and Representative Vaillancourt.

The bill is slightly amended from the bill that was defeated in New Hampshire in January 2010 by a vote of 242 to 113. Once again, the bill is an "Oregon style" bill that claims to have tight safeguards, where in fact the Act is full of illusions.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sexual Satisfaction and Relationship Happiness in Midlife and Older Couples

Sexuality research focuses almost exclusively on individuals rather than couples, though ongoing relationships are very important for most people and cultures. The present study was the first to examine sexual and relationship parameters of middle-aged and older couples in committed relationships of 1-51 years duration.

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A Glaxo Drug Turned Him Into A ‘Gay Sex Addict’

A 51-year-old father of two children plans to file a lawsuit in a French court tomorrow because the GlaxoSmithKline drug he took to treat his Parkinson’s disease caused him to develop impulse control disorders. Specifically, he became hooked on gay sex and gambling. The med in question is Requip, which is known to cause compulsive behaviors

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Feminists vs. Mama Grizzlies: What’s a Catholic Woman to Do?

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While I find Palin, Bachmann, and Haley fascinating women–and they can do so much to stave off the worst worst legislation concerning same-sex marriage, public funding for abortion and death panels, they will never change hearts and minds on divorce and remarriage, the inherent lie in the contraceptive mentality, or the need for the sacraments.


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Avoid ‘misuse of sex’ in marriage, Canadian bishops warn

Canadian Catholic bishops are cautioning married couples to not get too focused on sexual acts other than intercourse, calling them a potential misuse of sex that ignore God’s intentions.

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Could this be India's Terry Schiavo Case?

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The London Independent newspaper (27 January 2011) carried an extraordinary story about a nurse who has been lying in bed for thirty-eight years in an Indian hospital. In 1973, the nurse, Aruna Shanbang, was subjected to an horrendous attack that left her brain-damaged, and she has since then been fed on a liquid diet. Prior to her having been attacked she had worked at the hospital, and she is looked on with great affection by the hospital authorities. However, the author of a book written about her case seeks to have the Supreme Court order that Aruna continue to be fed by hospital staff quashed, because her condition ‘means she does not have the standard of life guaranteed by the Indian constitution.’

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