Thursday, February 07, 2008

Oregon Man Kills Wife, Tests Assisted Suicide Law on Voluntary Euthanasia

An Oregon man has killed his disabled wife in a test of the one-of-a-kind state law that allows assisted suicide there. John Roberts says his wife Virginia was afflicted with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease and he took her life to see if the state would allow him to get away with voluntary euthanasia, or so-called mercy killing.
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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Twin Unborn Babies Save Mother's Life, Loosen Tumor After Abortion Refused

Doctors sometimes suggest to women who become pregnant while dealing with cancer that they should have an abortion to save their own life. However, in the case of a British woman, her twin unborn children saved her life when they knocked loose a tumor that had been developing on her cervix.
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Lauren Richardson Becomes Next Terri Schiavo as Parents Debate Euthanasia

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A Delaware woman has become the next Terri Schiavo as her parents engage in a massive legal and philosophical debate about whether to subject her to euthanasia. Richardson is a 23-year-old woman who overdosed on heroin in August 2006 while she was three months pregnant with a baby girl.

Doctors kept Lauren on life support until she delivered her baby in February 2007. Shortly thereafter, her parents began a fight that is reminiscent of the battle over Terri's life and death.
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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Not for All the Tainted Drugs in China

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The New York Times reported today on quality control problems in China's pharmaceutical industry. Turns out a Chinese drug conglomerate manufactured tainted anti-cancer drugs, including methotrexate, which caused paralysis or injury to nearly 200 Chinese patients. The Times was disturbed that a subsidiary of this firm also makes the bulk powder for RU-486, the abortion drug, which is shipped here, packaged, and then sold. Records, which FRC has seen, indicate that the Chinese RU-486 plant passed inspection in 2007; however, that was its only inspection in seven years. Furthermore, we understand that surprise inspections of Chinese plants are not allowed. That has to change. There is no evidence yet that the tainted methotrexate made it to the U.S., but this story underscores that we are playing Russian roulette with Chinese drug imports. (It is worth noting that methotrexate is the primary abortifacient alternative to RU-486 and is used "off-label" in up to 10% of American medical abortions.) We agree with consumer advocate Dr. Sidney Wolfe that all plants owned by this company and its subsidiaries must be inspected immediately--with the results being released to the public. As for the dubious manner in which the FDA operates, FRC and co-plaintiffs will be in court next month arguing that the agency has unlawfully allowed the morning-after-pill, Plan B, to be sold over-the-counter since late 2006.
Source: Family Research Council

Monday, February 04, 2008

Hurry-Up Approval of Abortion Drug May Cause Further Deaths

Under pressure from pro-abortion groups, the Clinton administration rushed approval of the use of RU-486 for early abortions despite documented deaths of women in Europe.

Now, the sole manufacturer, Shanghai Hualian, a Chinese government-owned firm, is responsible for a leukemia drug that has caused paralysis in hundreds of patient. The same pharmaceutical company passed inspection in 2007. However, that was the only inspection in seven years. This problem merely adds to the controversies that have arisen with Chinese-made products being imported to the U.S. The Chinese government does not allow the unannounced inspections that are common in the U.S.

National Right to Life and the Family Research Council are calling on the FDA to investigate the manufacturer. Once again, the health and safety of women has been compromised for the sake of abortion advocacy by those who pose as pro-woman.

The full report is at LifeNews.com in the February 4th edition.