Monday, July 06, 2009

Obama Admin Calls for Universal Access to Abortion at United Nations Meeting

by Samantha Singson
July 2, 2009
LifeNews.com Note: Samantha Singson writes for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. This article originally appeared in the pro-life group's Friday Fax publication.

New York, NY (LifeNews.com/CFAM) -- At United Nations (UN) headquarters this week, the Obama administration continued its push for ever increasing access to legal abortion around the world. The Obama team has introduced language that has thrown a high level negotiation into a roil.

The U.S. proposal calls for “universal access” to “sexual and reproductive health services including universal access to family planning.”

The document under consideration will culminate in the 2009 Annual Ministerial Review, which convenes next week in Geneva. Full story here.

Singer Cheb Mami Gets Five Years in Prison for Forcing Girlfriend to Have Abortion

Paris, France (LifeNews.com) -- European singer Cheb Mami will head to prison for five years in connection with an incident in which he conspired with his manager and others to force his girlfriend to have an abortion. The star had several chart-topping hits in France and sang on Sting's 2001 hit Desert Rose. Full story here.

California Mom Sues over Daughter's Right to Wear Pro-Life T-Shirt to School

Merced, CA (LifeNews.com) -- A California mother is filing a lawsuit against her daughter's school district alleging that officials made her remove the pro-life t-shirt she wore. Anna Amador says her daughter wore the shirt on National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day in April 2008 but officials at McSwain Elementary School prohibited her from doing so. Full story here.

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Pro-Life Group Condemns $10,000 Slap on Wrist for Woman's Abortion Death

Detroit, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Abortion practitioner Alberto Hodari was only fined $10,000 and did not see any regulatory punishment or jail time for his part in the legal abortion that killed a woman at his abortion center. A second pro-life organization is condemning state officials for doing so little to value a woman's life.

Hodari, based in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, was fined in March after one of his staff did an abortion on Regina Johnson that took her life. News of the fine is only surfacing now. Johnson is one of several women to have died over the years under Hodari's care. Full story here.


Pro-Life Walkers Halfway through Nationwide Trek across America on Abortion

Fort Morgan, CO (LifeNews.com) -- Three groups of pro-life young people are now more than halfway through their nationwide trek across America to represent the pro-life perspective on abortion. Sponsored by the pro-life group Crossroads, the walkers are divided into three groups where they literally walk from the west coast to Washington, D.C. Full story here.

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When a Celebrity Dies, a Nation Mourns, but When a Baby Dies from Abortion...

by Tom Glessner

Indeed, when a cultural icon passes away we all feel sadness. We all feel that even a part of our lives has also died, and the grieving families of these celebrities should be recipients of our prayers and compassion. If we contrast, however, the public show of grief to these celebrity deaths with the public response to the deaths of 3,300 unborn children that occur from abortion every day we will have to make a disturbing observation about our nation. Full commentary here from LifeNews.com.

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Study: Abortion Has More Negative Parenting Impact than Pregnancy Loss

A new review of studies examining various types of prenatal loss and the effects on subsequent parenting has concluded that abortion may be "particularly damaging to the parenting process." The article, published in Current Women's Health Reviews, looked at already published studies on miscarriage, induced abortion and adoption. Full story here from LifeNews.com.

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Some Pro-Life Doctors Could Quit If Obama Removes Abortion Conscience Laws

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- If President Barack Obama follows through on his promise to overturn the protections the Bush administration put in place to protect pro-life doctors, some physicians could quit the medical practice entirely. That would ultimately hurt Americans' access to health care when Obama is promoting reform. Full story here.

NIH Releases Obama's Rules for Tax-Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The National Institutes of Health today released the guidelines to implement President Barack Obama's decision to force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research. That's the science that involves the purposeful destruction of human life and has never helped any patients with any diseases or conditions. Full story here.

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