Monday, November 29, 2010

Have US conscience clause protections been eviscerated? | James S. Cole | Monday, 29 November 2010
Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo

Can an American nurse refuse to participate in a medical procedure repugnant to her conscience? As of last week, it appears that the answer is no. A Federal Court has ruled that a nurse who was told to assist in a late-term abortion or lose her job cannot file a grievance. Full story

President of Human Life International speaks here on sanctity of human life

You can read the Hawaii Catholic Herald article, written by Mary Smart, here.

Amazing first: leukemia patient completely cured with cord blood stem cells

by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

BERLIN, November 26, 2010 ( - Doctors associated with the German umbilical cord blood bank Vita 34 say that they have cured a child’s leukemia completely using an infusion of stem cells from umbilical cord blood.

The procedure was reportedly performed in 2005 on a four-year-old girl whose chemotherapy treatment had failed and who had a prognosis of only three months to live. The procedure was possible because the parents had decided to preserve their child’s umbilical cord blood at the time of birth. Full story

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Justice Scalia slams high court for inventing ‘living constitution,’ right to abortion

Justice Scalia giving Nov. 19, 2010 talk

By Peter Smith

RICHMOND, Virginia, November 23, 2010 ( - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia slammed the modern U.S. judiciary and the high court for using the idea of a “living constitution” to invent new rules and meanings that have led to a “right” to abortion and decriminalized homosexual conduct.

Scalia made his remarks last Friday during a University of Richmond luncheon lecture entitled “Do Words Matter?” The event was covered both by the Associated Press. Full story