Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
A Windsor, Ont., couple is facing the prospect of watching their terminally ill son die what they say will be a painful death in hospital instead of peacefully at home.
"They want to kill [the] baby," Moe Maraachli said Thursday in an interview from London, Ont., after losing a court fight to stop doctors from taking 13-month-old Joseph off life support.
Read more: here
Also: Ont. couple's appeal to bring baby home dismissed
Your voice is critical to the victory some incredible legislation! The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on multiple abortion-related amendments to a bill, HR-1, that will fund all federal programs through Sept. 30, 2011. We have been told that the vote will most likely take place today or tomorrow.
Of immediate importance is an amendment being offered by pro-life Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN). The "Pence Amendment" (aka amendment #11) would deny all federal funding for Planned Parenthood through Sept. 30, 2011. As you know, Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest abortion provider, reporting 324,008 abortions in 2008! Approximately 1/3 of all Planned Parenthood's income is derived from abortion income.
Currently, 1/3 of a billion dollars is allocated to Planned Parenthood by our Federal government...that's tax dollars from ALL taxpayers-whether pro-life or pro-choice. As you know, 70% of Americans are OPPOSED to using tax dollars to fund abortions.
Please contact your U.S. House member and urge him or her to support the Pence Amendment (which is amendment 11) and Fleming Amendment (which is amendment 54) to H.R. 1. You can find your representative here. Be encouraged even if your House member does not generally act to protect life--which is the case for Hawai'i--to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. YOUR VOICE IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Together, we can build a culture of life for Hawaii and beyond.
A three-year-old boy has baffled doctors after he has started learning to walk, despite missing a key part of his brain. Chase Britton was born prematurely and an MRI scan at the age of one revealed he was completely missing his cerebellum – the part which controls motor skills, balance and emotions. The little boy, who is legally blind, also has no pons – part of the brain stem that regulates basic functions including breathing and sleeping.
But instead of being unable to carry out tasks like sitting up or crawling, Chase has forced experts to rethink how the brain functions. His mother Heather Britton told AOL News: ‘We call him the Little Gremlin. He loves to play tricks on people. His goal in life is to make people smile. ‘No one had ever seen it before. And then we’d go to the neurologists and they’d say, “that’s impossible, he has the MRI of a vegetable”.’ Dr Adre du Plessis, chief of Foetal and Transitional Medicine at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C., told WGRZ: ‘There are some very bright, specialised people across the country and in Europe that have put their minds to this dilemma and are continuing to do so, and we haven’t come up with an answer. Read more
Stanford University’s William Hurlbut and I are great friends. Bill is best known for his service on the President’s Council on Bioethics, and his proposal to circumvent the ethics/science discord over human cloning and ESCR with “altered nuclear transfer,” which I don’t wish to discuss in this thread.
Bill strongly supports human exceptionalism–although he doesn’t tend to use that term. Bill has long advocated for the intrinsic value of human life at all stages, including the human embryo. Read more
"Elders and people with disabilities are, as a group, at high risk for violence, abuse and exploitation."
Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A mother who refused to abort her unborn baby after discovering she had leukaemia, has stunned doctors by giving birth to a healthy baby girl.
Read more: here