Friday, June 01, 2007

News Briefs June 3-07

Do they deserve to be born?
Michael Coren and Dr. Gifford-Jones debate the topic of euthanasia and B.C.'s conjoined twins.

It's rather incredible to me that a medical doctor could hold such tragic views of the value of life, considering one thinks of a doctor as an individual whose first charge is the health and improvement of human beings. Then again, abortionists are also certified doctors.

This kind of thinking, a confused devaluation of life, is the legacy of legalized abortion in Canada.

Top Scottish Cardinal Warns Pro-Abortion Politicians Not to Expect to Receive Communion
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the highest ranking prelate in Scotland, spoke out strongly against the evils of abortion last week. He warned pro-abortion politicians not to expect to receive Communion.

I can't help wonder why it took the top leader of the Catholics in Scotland [England and Wales weighed in on the subject as well] 40 years to make a serious statement such as this. My question to them is: What is your strategy to deal with the LIE of abortion? Have Catholics in Scotland, England and Wales been encouraged at Mass to even pray for the Unborn? Has the subject been mentioned at all in homilies in order to keep the grave injustice of abortion before the eyes and conscience of the people?

Sadly, in Canada the answer to these questions is NO. And the Bishops have no strategy to end abortion. If they do, it's a well kept secret. They prefer to let the pro-lifers take all the heat.

Father Ray Blake, a priest-blogger in England, has made some good posts on the recent developments. Check out this one and this one.

Arnold the Terminator gunning to save lives.
This story is disturbing and scandalous. Vote Life, Canada! will be issuing a press release tomorrow.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is staring down anti-abortion opponents of stem-cell research with a warning to leave religion out of politics and health.

Schwarzenegger, in Toronto yesterday to sign accords with Premier Dalton McGuinty on collaborating with Ontario to fight cancer and curb climate change, said saving lives is paramount.

"I always said that you should not have your religion interfere with government policies or with the policies of the people," the former action film superstar turned politician told hundreds of people at the MaRS Discovery District research centre.

"I am a Catholic and a very dedicated Catholic, but that does not interfere with my decision-making because I know that stem-cell research, the way we are doing it in California ... is the right way to go and will save, very quickly down the line, lives and cure a lot of these illnesses," he said.

After signing a deal with McGuinty for a new joint research initiative between California and Ontario scientists, Schwarzenegger recounted his personal interest in the subject.
I hope you can see why this is disturbing.

More reports on this story here, here and here.

Watch the blog tomorrow for updates.

Pro-aborts pushing baby carriage?
The NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland website carries an announcement about a "Mother's Day Brunch." The silhouette artwork illustration accompanying this announcement showed, of all things, a woman pushing a baby carriage!

The author of this piece was not impressed. He says

That's right. The folks who defend "a woman's right to choose" to have her unborn baby murdered in her womb – 44 million-plus such murders since 1973 – were celebrating "Mother's Day"! To be sure they were "honoring Motherhood by choice!" Can you believe this motley crew would have the gall to have anywhere on their website the word "mother," much less a silhouette of a mother pushing a baby carriage?

Dr. Death, Jack Kevorkian, is still among us.

Ambulance Takes Planned Parenthood Victim to Hospital.
Sauley reports that an ambulance carried a patient of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Olympia, Washington, to a hospital on Friday, May 25. It is believed that the woman was the victim of a botched abortion. It is unknown if she survived her injuries.
I'm sure we'll be hearing more about this incident within the next few days. I hope the woman survived the incident.

Pro-life demonstration was largely ignored
Corrie Haas, president of the Renfrew County Right to Life, Petawawa, Ont. writes a letter to the editor about the March for Life.


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