Thursday, June 10, 2010

Vatican newspaper denounces ‘handi-phobia’

The June 10 edition of L’Osservatore Romano has published an article by neonatologist and bioethicist Carlo Bellieni denouncing “handi-phobia”: a fear of handicapped persons that has led to the widespread abortion of children with Down syndrome and the euthanasia of the disabled. Flirting with eugenics, a society that has begun to reject racial discrimination, writes Bellieni, nonetheless practices widespread genetic discrimination, spending billions for prenatal diagnoses that lead to abortion rather than making similar investments seeking cures.
Source Catholic Culture

Involuntary euthanasia found widespread in Belgium

A new report on legal euthanasia in Belgium has found that a significant number of "terminations with request or consent." Although the country's law requires the patient to give informed consent for euthanasia, a number of nurses admitted to researchers that they had ended the lives of patients who had not asked for an earlier death. About 2% of the deaths in Belgium are classified as euthanasia; it is not clear how many of those deaths are involuntary.
Source Catholic Culture

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Bound4Life O'ahu Silent Siege: Pray to End Abortion!

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Calling all prayer warriors! Join Bound4Life Oahu's "Silent Siege" prayer vigils as we pray for an end to abortion.

  • Where: outside Planned Parenthood at 1350 S King St, Honolulu
  • When: Tuesdays 11:00am-Noon & Fridays 2:00-3:00pm

Metered parking is available on King St. Dress appropriately for weather conditions.

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Learn more about the Bound4Life Silent Siege: http://bound4life.com/the-silent-siege

40 Days for Life Honolulu summer prayer events



40 Days for Life Honolulu has scheduled prayer gatherings at various locations around the island until the start of the fall campaign. Let us gather in faith and unity to proclaim the will of God; to stand in the gap in repentance so that the Lord will heal our land.

Invite your friends, family and church members. Forward this invitation to your prayer groups. Bring your signs, banners, rosaries, and Bibles. Let us not waver in our determination to be found faithful at Christ's return.

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil Schedule

  • June 12 Saturday at 9:00am, Planned Parenthood at 1350 S. King St, Honolulu. Metered street parking available on King St.
  • June 26 Saturday at 9:00am, Hawaii Women's Healthcare at 94-216 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu. Coming from town, right after Leoole St. and Suzies Adult Store, turn into mall parking lot
  • July 24 Saturday at 9:00am, Castle Medical Center, meet in parking lot in front of lobby. Free parking.

Andrea Bocelli tells a "little story" about abortion.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Judicial Expert: Memo Makes it Clear Elena Kagan Would Back Roe, Abortion

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Last week, a legal memo Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan authored during her time as a law clerk for pro-abortion Justice Thurgood Marshall received new attention. One early analysis from a pro-life legal group suggests the memos show Kagan's pro-abortion mindset.

Americans United for Life, which brought up the memo weeks earlier, said they show Kagan will promote abortion on the high court, if confirmed.

Now, another judicial expert, Carrie Severino, chief counsel for the Judicial Crisis Network, concurs with that analysis. Full story.

Obama Administration to Spend $125M to Defend Pro-Abortion Health Care Law

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Obama administration is unveiling a new $125 million publicity campaign over the next five years to promote the pro-abortion health care law. Obama officials are relying on a pro-abortion former senator and a former official of a top pro-abortion group to make the case for the law.

The move comes as polling data continues to show a majority of Americans oppose the pro-abortion, government-run health care system Obama and his congressional allies created.

Despite an executive order Obama signed, the program contains massive funding for abortions and states are already exercising their option to opt out of some of the abortion funding. Full story.

40 Days for Life Activity Continues Between Events, Babies Saved From Abortions

by David Bereit
June 8, 2010

LifeNews.com Note: David Bereit is the national director of 40 Days for Life, the worldwide pro-life prayer campaign that has been responsible for saving unborn children from abortion, closing abortion centers, and converting abortion center staff.

(LifeNews.com) - You've started something incredible -- and the power of God continues to shine through! Even though we are between 40 Days for Life campaigns, great news continues to roll in daily.

In Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cathie notes that the number of abortions at the facility where 40 Days for Life vigils are conducted has gone down. WAY down.

Over the past few years, this facility has scheduled around 10 abortions every week. Two weeks ago, the number was three. And last week, the total number of abortions performed was ... ONE.

Cathie says there are several factors contributing to the decrease, but "above all we are witnessing the results of consistent and fervent prayer over the years intensifying with the 40 Days for Life campaigns the past two years and the power of Almighty God."

We hope and pray that the number will soon drop to ZERO ... and we believe that God will soon answer those prayers. Read more.

CNN's Sanjay Gupta Surprises Pro-Life Viewers, Calls Womb a "Sacred Place"

by Matthew Balan
June 8, 2010

LifeNews.com Note: Matthew Balan is a news analyst at Media Research Center. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 2003, and worked for the Heritage Foundation from 2003 until 2006, and for Human Life International in 2006. This opinion column originally appeared at MRC's NewsBusters web site.

(LifeNews.com) - CNN anchor Dr. Sanjay Gupta refreshingly made an implicitly pro-life argument during a report about how toxic chemicals possibly affect the unborn children: "Here in the womb, enveloped in darkness and warmth, a baby's life begins in earnest. It is a sacred space: pristine, insulated, more than nine months of safe refuge from the world outside" Full story.

Resistance Charter 2010 calls on British MPs to protect disabled, terminally ill

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The Care Not Killing Alliance, Not Dead Yet UK, and other groups are calling on British MPs to sign the 'Resistance' Charter 2010, promising to maintain legal protection for all disabled and terminally ill people. In the wake of increased public statements that ill and disabled individuals have a "duty to die", these groups are calling on parliament to provide better palliative care and independent living services as humane and ethical alternatives to assisted suicide. Learn more and sign their petition here.