Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pro-Life News Bytes September 27, 2007

Reports are coming out of Massachusetts that a 22-year old woman died on September 13, 2007, from hemorrhaging caused by an abortion obtained at Women Health Center in the Cape Cod town of Hyannis. The abortionist responsible for the death is reportedly Rapin Osathanondh, who made headlines in 2001 for threatening to murder five hospital nurses in a fit of rage over misplaced paperwork.

Abortion Death Reported in Massachusetts

"After 34 years of abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy, it is time to rethink pro-life strategy," said Law Center attorney Robert Muise, who has criticized the pro-life movement's "lethargy."

Pro-Life Movement Urged to Agree on a Unified Strategy
Vote Life, Canada! says Amen to the Thomas More Law Center’s analysis and advocates that Canada also break out of its apathy.

John Pacheco, candidate for Ottawa West Nepean, posts on his election site a link to a YouTube video. It tells one parent’s heartbreaking story of her 14-year-old daughter’s serious side effects to Gardasil, which are now threatening her physical and mental health.

Vote Life, Canada! looked into the controversy surrounding the Gardasil vaccine and issued this report and a follow-up post.

Scott Klusendorf of Life Training Institute continues his series of posts on Francis Beckwith’s new pro-life apologetic “Defending Life.”

Beckwith #7: Problems with Thomson's 'Equal Reasonableness' [SK]

He also notes that National Review has just published its own take on “Defending Life.”

An "election guide" by Toronto Catholic Charities published on the website of the Archdiocese of Toronto directs Catholic voters in the upcoming October 10 election to see as their "primary concerns" government funding of programs, affordable housing, and poverty. Conspicuously absent from list are abortion and euthanasia.

Top Election Concerns for Toronto Catholic Charities: Gov't Funding, Affordable Housing, Poverty

Whatever happened to the hope that Archbishop Collins was supposed to bring to the Archdiocese of Toronto? Catholic Bishops are letting Canada down at every turn and seem content to let the Unborn perish.

After a bill to legalize assisted suicide in California failed again in the state legislature, euthanasia advocates are creating a new assisted suicide counseling service. Their goal is to provide help and information for people who want to commit suicide in a less direct manner that gets around state law.

California Group Will Do Assisted Suicide Counseling After Bill Failed

Father Frank Pavone and the National Pro-Life Religious Council respond.

Propaganda from pro-euthanasia study: "Those who received physician-assisted dying … appeared to enjoy comparative social, economic, educational, professional and other privileges."

Euthanasia Critics Challenge Pro-Euthanasia Study Research Methods

National Black Pro-Life Union is joining all pro-life groups in celebration at the announced closure of Alternatives, an abortion clinic in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The facility was closed by the Health Department in June after an inspection revealed filthy conditions that included blood-stained carpets and rusty surgical instruments.

Former Miss Atlantic City Comments on Closing of Filthy New Jersey Abortion Mill

The latest evidence of UNFPA's involvement in the promotion of abortion comes in the annual report of the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), a non-profit pro-abortion law firm located in New York which is active in trying to change abortion laws around the world. According to the Center's most recent annual report, UNFPA was one of their largest financial contributors last year, donating as much as $50,000.

UN Population Fund Still Denies but in Fact Very Much Does Fund Abortion Advocacy

More on the UNFPA from Vote Life, Canada! here.

A Republican presidential candidate is promoting legislation designed to deter women from choosing to have their unborn child killed in the womb.

Brownback's ultrasound bill seeks to better inform women seeking abortion

Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics has a new posting on his blog.

The Scam of Moral Irrelevance

Yesterday’s NewsBytes reported that one of Alveda King’s talks was cancelled. Today we discover the reason was that it was too moral—and we all know morals are something the public schools are not allowed to teach, right?

Alveda King Canceled by Des Moines Principal -- Talk Was Too "Moral"

School officials respond.

Cellular phone company Verizon Wireless and top pro-abortion group NARAL have been feuding over the ability of the organization to use its system to send out text messages to its membership with alerts and updates. Verizon initially refused to allow NARAL to use its network but higher officials reversed the decision.


Idaho Chooses Life is after the Bishop to stop a scandal involving a high profile nun.

Christian Newswire/ -- "We issue a public call for Idaho's Catholic Bishop, Mike Driscoll, to intervene quickly and forcefully in the brewing scandal involving Sister Helen Prejean," Sister Prejean is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at an event to raise money for the Idaho ACLU on Friday, September 28th.

ICL Urges Bishop Driscoll to Intervene

The Arizona Supreme Court let stand a state appeals court ruling making Maricopa County officials take pregnant inmates for abortions.

Arizona Supreme Court Rules County Must Take Inmates for Abortions

The leading Northern Ireland pro-life group Precious Life has taken out newspaper ads across the region asking pro-life people to contact the members of the Legislative Assembly and urge them to oppose abortion. The campaign urges pro-life advocates to sign petitions and distribute more.

Northern Ireland Pro-Life Group Lobbies MLAs to Oppose Abortion

A new poll finds that black pro-life voters are more likely to support Republican candidates than African-American voters overall, but that they still tend to vote for Democrats. The survey also found that blacks and Hispanics are more likely to oppose abortion and embryonic stem cell research than white Americans.

Poll Shows Black Pro-Life Voters Still Largely Support Pro-Abortion Candidates

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