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  • EXCLUSIVE: Poland to vote on historic bill banning all abortions after massive grassroots campaign

    06/28/2011 12:03:41 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Tue Jun 28, 2011 | Patrick B. Craine
    EXCLUSIVE: Poland to vote on historic bill banning all abortions after massive grassroots campaign by Patrick B. Craine Tue Jun 28 11:56 AM EST WARSAW, Poland, June 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  After months of shielding the initiative from English media, organizers of a massive pro-life grassroots campaign in Poland have now told LifeSiteNews.com that Parliamentarians in the country are preparing to vote this week on an historic bill that would enshrine total protection for children in the womb from the moment of conception. The organizers told LSN that they were worried that if the news broke in the English-speaking...
  • Canada’s March for Life makes a splash in national media

    05/15/2011 3:42:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII
    Life Site News ^ | Fri May 13, 2011 | Patrick B. Craine
    OTTAWA, Ontario, May 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - CanadaÂ’s record-breaking National March for Life made a splash in the national media this year, reversing a long-standing trend in the mainstream media of diligently ignoring the largest annual rally on Parliament Hill. Over 15,000 pro-lifers gathered on the Hill Thursday for CanadaÂ’s 14th annual National March for Life, which marked the 42nd anniversary of TrudeauÂ’s infamous Omnibus Bill that paved the way for abortion-on-demand. For the second straight year, the march won coverage in all the major media outlets, including the CBC, CTV, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, National Post, Metro, and...
  • New Hungarian Constitution recognizing life ‘from conception’ signed into law

    05/06/2011 8:30:43 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | May 05, 2011 | Samantha Singson
    New York, May 5, 2011 (C-FAM) - Last week, Hungarian President Pal Schmitt signed a controversial new constitution into law that includes a provision for the protection of unborn life “from conception” and the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. While the new constitution easily passed in the Hungarian Parliament by the governing majority, it was without any participation from the smaller opposition party who walked out before the vote. The Council of Europe, UN staff and non-governmental organizations are also questioning the legitimacy of the new Constitution as controversy continues to rage over both the...
  • Breakthrough: Pro-life Lobby Soundly Defeats EU Attack on Conscience in Dramatic Reversal

    10/07/2010 9:01:29 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | ROME, October 7, 2010 | Hilary White
    Thursday October 7, 2010 Breakthrough: Pro-life Lobby Soundly Defeats EU Attack on Conscience in Dramatic Reversal By Hilary WhiteROME, October 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An attempt to erase the conscience rights of EU health care workers has been soundly defeated at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) this evening. In a vote of 56 to 51, the PACE rejected the proposal of Christine McCafferty, a British politician and abortion activist, to “regulate” conscientious objectors to abortion across Europe. The McCafferty Report, titled “Women’s access to lawful medical care: the problem of unregulated use of conscientious objection,”...
  • Sharp Growth in Dutch Euthanasia Deaths

    06/16/2010 3:53:09 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 233+ views
    LifeSiteNew ^ | 6/16/10 | Alex Schadenberg, Chairman, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
    June 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The 2009 Netherlands euthanasia statistics were reported today in the Dutch media. The number of euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands has significantly increased on a yearly basis for several years. The most recent report suggested that there were 2636 reported euthanasia deaths, a 13% increase over the 2008 statistics.It should be noted that the media reports concerning euthanasia in the Netherlands do not include all categories of direct and intentional reported deaths. The Netherlands has separate categories for assisted suicide and deaths without explicit request or consent.The most recent full report concerning euthanasia in the...
  • Warning to Britain as almost half of Belgium's euthanasia nurses admit to killing without consent

    06/09/2010 10:18:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 77+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 10, 2010 | Simon Caldwell
    A high proportion of deaths classed as euthanasia in Belgium involved patients who did not ask for their lives to be ended, a study found. More than 100 nurses admitted to researchers that they had taken part in 'terminations without request or consent'. Although euthanasia is legal in Belgium, it is governed by strict rules which state it should be carried out only by a doctor and with the patient's permission. The disturbing revelation - which shows that nurses regularly go well beyond their legal role - raises fears that were assisted suicides allowed in Britain, they could never be...
  • Unborn Baby Jesus Poster Campaign Launched by Protestant Consortium

    06/09/2010 3:58:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 58+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/9/10 | Hilary White
    LONDON, June 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Marie Stopes abortion adverts continue to air this month on Britain’s Channel 4, a poster campaign featuring a picture of the unborn Christ child is being launched by a Protestant group to promote the “divinity and humanity of Christ.” Advertising executives from the Church of England, Methodist, United Reformed and Baptist churches have banded together to produce the campaign in time for Christmas, saying, “There is no doubt that it will capture people's attention, generate headlines and create countless conversations about the true meaning of Christmas.”The ads feature a composite of ultrasound pictures...
  • 'Abortion never saves a mother’s life': Ireland Ads Clarify Ectopic Treatment Not Abortion

    06/02/2010 3:44:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 319+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/2/10 | Hilary White
    DUBLIN, June 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Abortion never saves a mother’s life – it just kills a baby,” says a newspaper advertisement that will appear in all of Ireland’s major papers starting today. The Irish pro-life group Youth Defence said that the ads, which they have sponsored together with the Life Institute, are to counter implications by abortionist groups that there is no moral difference between treatment for an ectopic pregnancy and direct abortion.   The ad quotes “Rene” who describes the loss of her unborn child, who implanted in her fallopian tube instead of her uterus, as “heartbreaking.”...
  • Russian Orthodox want tougher abortion law, ties with “pro-life” West

    06/02/2010 9:48:20 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 252+ views
    blogs.reuters.com ^ | Jun 2, 2010
    The Russian Orthodox Church has called for tougher rules to reduce the number of abortions carried out in a country struggling to combat its fast-dwindling population. Russia registered 1.2 million abortions and 1.7 million births last year, according to the Health Ministry. “In Soviet times we got used to abortion and we got used to considering it an unavoidable part of our legal reality and that there is no way to the turn back the page,” Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, a powerful cleric who is close to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency. “But we...
  • South Korean Court Rules that Frozen Human Embryos are 'Not Human'

    05/29/2010 5:06:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 165+ views
    Life Site News ^ | SEOUL, May 28, 2010 | Matthew Cullian Hoffman
    Friday May 28, 2010 South Korean Court Rules that Frozen Human Embryos are 'Not Human' By Matthew Cullian Hoffman SEOUL, May 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Despite parents' pleas, a South Korean court has ruled that frozen embryos are not living and thus may be experimented upon and destroyed at will. The ruling was issued against a suit filed by the parents of the embryos, as well as eleven other individuals, including philosophers, ethicists, and doctors. In addition, the two embryos themselves were listed among the plaintiffs. The embryos were created for a couple with the surname Nam.  A total of...
  • Ozzy Osbourne Finds Musical Muse in Canada ‘Mercy-Killing’

    05/29/2010 5:02:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 388+ views
    Life Site News ^ | TORONTO, May 28, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Friday May 28, 2010 Ozzy Osbourne Finds Musical Muse in Canada ‘Mercy-Killing’ By Peter J. Smith TORONTO, May 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – British heavy-metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne’s musical muse has derived new inspiration from Robert Latimer, a Canadian found guilty of the murder of his disabled daughter, which will feature prominently in a new album entitled “Scream.” The song, “Latimer’s Mercy,” will feature alongside such death-delighting tracks as “Let it Die” and “Let Me Hear You Scream and Crucify.” According to CanWest News Service, Osbourne wanted to describe what he thought must have gone through Latimer’s mind in 1993...
  • Phoenix bishop receives worldwide support for stand on abortion

    05/26/2010 4:29:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies · 254+ views
    EWTN News ^ | 5/26/2010
    Following an Arizona bishop's condemnation of an abortion that occurred at a local Catholic hospital, prominent Catholic leaders from around the globe are voicing their support for the prelate, writing that they “stand in solidarity” with him amid fierce criticism from the media.On Friday of last week, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix publicly condemned an abortion that took place late last year in the city's St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. The mother was 11 weeks pregnant and was seriously ill with pulmonary hypertension, the Washington Post reported. An ethics committee which included doctors and hospital executive Sr. Margaret...
  • (Abortion Provider) Marie Stopes Runs TV Abortion Ads in U.K.

    05/20/2010 4:03:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 242+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/20/10 | Hilary White
    LONDON, May 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-Life groups have condemned the airing of TV commercials for abortionist group Marie Stopes in Britain that they say cover up the dangers of abortion and “trivialize” the taking of human life. Marie Stopes, one of the world’s largest international abortionist groups that receives an estimated £30 million a year from the National Health Service, claimed that the ads were needed to “inform” women and help them “confront the taboo” surrounding abortion. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) approved the airing of the ads, which will run from May 24 to the end of...
  • Italy: Abortion pill to be available in Rome

    05/21/2010 5:42:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 368+ views
    AKI ^ | 5/21/2010
    Rome, 21 May (AKI) - The RU486 abortion pill will be dispensed in the Italian capital Rome and surrounding region, its conservative governor, Renata Polverini said on Friday. The controversial drug became available in Italy in April and has already been given to several women in hospitals the northern Lombardy region and southern region of Puglia. "Taking the abortion pill is equivalent to a surgical abortion that is permissible for medical reasons. For this reason, the Lazio region will administer RU486 in its hospitals," said Polverini, during an address to a pro-life meeting. "We want to stress that the...
  • Woman Who Suffered Rape and Abortion as Teen: Thank You Cardinal Ouellet

    05/22/2010 5:46:36 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 326+ views
    Life Site News ^ | OTTAWA, May 21, 2010 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John Jalsevac
    Friday May 21, 2010 Woman Who Suffered Rape and Abortion as Teen: Thank You Cardinal Ouellet By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John JalsevacTo sign a petition in support of Cardinal Ouellet, click here.OTTAWA, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Angelina Steenstra may seem like one of the likeliest candidates on earth to be offended by Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s much-criticized statements, made earlier this week at a pro-life conference in Quebec City, that abortion is wrong in all cases, even in the case of rape.As a teenager Steenstra was the victim of a traumatic date rape that resulted in an unwanted...
  • Brazilian congresswoman whose mother was raped voices opposition to abortion

    05/21/2010 12:42:51 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 207+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Brasilia, Brazil, May 21, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Brazilian congresswoman whose mother was raped voices opposition to abortion Congresswoman Fatima Pelaes. Brasilia, Brazil, May 21, 2010 / 02:07 pm (CNA).- Brazilian Congresswoman Fatima Pelaes shared her personal testimony on the floor of the Brazilian House of Representatives during a vote on a measure that would protect the unborn from abortion. She told lawmakers that her mother was a victim of rape and decided to let her live rather than kill her through abortion. “I was born after a rape, I cannot support abortion!” she exclaimed. On Wednesday, Brazil’s House of Representatives passed the measure that grants legal...
  • Bishops Condemn UK Television Ads for Abortion, Banned in Northern Ireland

    05/21/2010 7:20:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 173+ views
    Life News ^ | May 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    lifenews.com - Printer Friendly Page© V2.0 - CJ Website Designwww.cj-design.comBishops Condemn UK Television Ads for Abortion, Banned in Northern Ireland by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor May 20, 2010 Email RSS Print London, England (LifeNews.com) -- The Catholic bishops in England have joined with pro-life groups to condemn the showing of television advertisements for abortion. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland will prohibit the commercials form airing, as they will do on the Channel 4 station in England.As LifeNews.com reported Wednesday, the television station will begin airing advertisements starting next week for abortions for the British-based abortion business Marie Stopes international. The leading pro-life group...
  • VIDEO [VANCOUVER]: Peaceful Pro-Lifers Threatened With Violence by Enraged Young Man

    05/19/2010 9:13:51 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies · 618+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Wednesday May 19, 2010
    VANCOUVER, May 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On the day after Canada's National March for Life drew unprecedented crowds and national media coverage, an enraged young man threatened a group of pro-lifers peacefully witnessing to the tragedy of abortion at a busy Vancouver intersection. Last Friday the unknown individual approached the pro-life witnesses, who have gathered for several years on the corner of Broadway and Commercial Drive displaying graphic images of aborted babies, and repeatedly kicked, grabbed, and attempted to deface the signs of the pro-lifers. The incident was caught on film by Campaign Life Coalition BC's president, John Hof, who...
  • Over 30% of Euthanasia Cases in Belgian Region Did Not Give Consent: Study

    05/19/2010 4:02:06 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 692+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/19/10 | Hilary White
    ROME, May 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In one region of Belgium, over 30 percent of reported euthanasia cases were carried out without the consent of the patient, a study has found. At the same time, the overall number of official reported deaths by euthanasia are dramatically increasing in the country since the practice was legalized in 2002, with 40 per cent more cases reported for 2009 than the previous year. A team of Belgian and Dutch end-of-life researchers circulated a questionnaire to physicians who signed death certificates of patients who died in the Belgian region of Flanders between June and...
  • Colombian Doctor Fined and Suspended for Refusing to do an Abortion

    05/16/2010 5:42:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 286+ views
    Life Site News ^ | BOGOTÁ, May 13, 2010 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent
    Friday May 14, 2010 Colombian Doctor Fined and Suspended for Refusing to do an Abortion By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentBOGOTÁ, May 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The executive branch of the Colombian government is seeking to overturn the conviction of a doctor who refused to perform an abortion in 2008 on a mentally handicapped girl.Dr. Germán Arango Rojas says he only saw the girl a single time and refused to do the abortion for reasons of conscience.  He was convicted despite the fact that he was never allowed to present a defense. Arango Rojas’ conviction was upheld by...