Friday, June 25, 2010

The Abortion-Vaccine-Autism Link and What to Do

Shouldn’t we determine whether injecting the DNA from aborted babies into our children is safe, oh yeah, and moral too?

What’s a Catholic to do?

Let’s not mince words here. We’ve got a problem. Last fall a new study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ journal Pediatrics found a parent-reported autism prevalence rate of one in every 91 American children, including one in 58 boys. For years, groups like Autism Speaks and public figures like Jenny McCarthy and John Travolta have been trying to find out what is causing this dramatic rise in the number of reported cases of autism. For a time, vaccines were thought to be the culprit because of the thimerosal (a mercury preservative) contained in some vaccines. Now something even more sinister may be the deadly link: the DNA from voluntarily aborted babies that is used as a base ingredient in many childhood vaccines. New research is underway now after the latest findings reinforced the fact that the use of these tainted vaccines correlate perfectly with the spike in autism rates around the world.
Read the rest of Mark Armstrong's article at here.

AZ Nun's Approval of Abortion Stirs Global Debate

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix is being criticized by religious lawyers and medical ethicists for his declaration that a nun had excommunicated herself by advising that a seriously ill woman could have an abortion.

In an international debate raging in religious magazines and on the Internet, experts say the bishop failed to appreciate the circumstances that led to Sister Margaret McBride's decision as an administrator at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Olmsted declared McBride had excommunicated herself by "procuring," or bringing about, an abortion, and anti-abortion groups have assailed the nun.

Read more: here

Vision restored to blind using own eye stem cells

by Jared Yee | 25 Jun 2010 | BioEdge

Patients who were blinded in one or both eyes by chemical burns were restored their sight after healthy stem cells were extracted from their eyes and reimplanted, according Italian researchers at the University of Modena’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Full story.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Fruits of Planned Parenthood

Aggie Catholics' The Fruits of Planned Parenthood

Massachusetts resort town approves condoms for elementary school

Students in Provincetown — from elementary school to high school — will be able to get free condoms at school under a recently approved policy that takes effect this fall. The rule also requires school officials to keep student requests secret, and ignore parents’ objections.
Read the rest here.

H/T to Catholic Culture

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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 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.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

DILLER: Planned Parenthood's missing millions

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on federal tax money funneled into Planned Parenthood and similar organizations raises more questions than it answers about the nation's largest abortion chain.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America's (PPFA) audits show the organization spent just $657.1 million between 2002 and 2008 from federal government grants and programs, but the abortion behemoth's own annual reports show that it took in $2.3 billion from government grants and programs during the same time period.

That's not pocket change. Why the discrepancy?
Read the rest here at the Washington Times

Obama Admin Proposes More Taxpayer-Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Obama administration is again proposing that taxpayers foot the bill for more embryonic stem cell research beyond what President Barack Obama's executive order has already funded. That's despite the fact that scientists are no closer to correcting problems with the cells to actually help patients.
Read the rest here at LifeNews

Official report to NZ Government says that screening and aborting Down Syndrome babies is an effective cost saving tool

by Brendan Malone
from Semper Vita, the blog of Family Life International New Zealand

After our Life Matters column last week about the new eugenic antenatal screening programme operating in New Zealand, we were sent a copy of an official National Screening Unit (NSU) Report from 2007 (obtained under the Official Information Act).

The report is titled: Summary of Key Informant Interviews Antenatal Down syndrome Screening, Final Report, and in a section titled “Cost Effectiveness”, it clearly outlines the case for why aborting Down syndrome babies is more cost effective than allowing them to live.

What is rather interesting about this document is that it doesn’t use the word ‘abortion’, instead it uses sanitized euphemisms like ‘avoiding the birth of a baby’. Read more.

Monday, June 21, 2010

"Boehner calling Obama's bluff on abortion"

Despite a presidential executive order, abortion will be part of healthcare reform -- at least according to a non-response from an inquiry sent to President Obama.
Read the rest here