Friday, December 19, 2014

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 12/19/14





LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, December 19, 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.
Top Stories
• Abortionist Who Sold Abortion Pills to Women Who Weren’t Pregnant Faces New Charges
• After Having Four Miscarriages, Mother Becomes Pregnant With Quadruplets
• Woman Seven Months Pregnant Killed, But Canada Says Her Unborn Baby Molly Isn’t a Human Being
• Woman Decapitates Her 7-Year-Old Daughter With Cerebral Palsy, Says Demons Told Her to Do It


More Pro-Life News
• Sydney Siege: Pregnant Woman Pays Tribute to Friend Who Died Protecting Her and Her Baby
• The Reason Why This Diaper Bag Company Gives Away $300 Bags is Priceless
• Courageous Teen Lauren Hill Will Help Fight Cancer As An Honorary Basketball Coach
• Activists Attack Legislator Who Thinks Fathers Should Have a Say in Abortion
• Bodies of Two Unborn Babies or Infants Found in Storage Unit, Left to Decompose
• Multi-Millionaire Faces Trial After Attempting to Force His Partner to Get an Abortion

• Baby Boy Born After Brain-Dead Mother Kept Alive Two Months

• Suicide Rate for Women Having Abortions is Six Times Higher Than Women Giving Birth
• Man Punched His Girlfriend in the Stomach So Hard He Killed Her Unborn Baby

• British Government Will Keep Third Parent in Three-Parent-Embryo IVF a Secret
• Sacramento, California City Council Secretly Funds Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• Tanzania’s Proposed Constitution Promotes Population Control, Abortion

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Abortionist Who Sold Abortion Pills to Women Who Weren’t Pregnant Faces New Charges
The Oklahoma-based abortion practitioner who lied to women and told them they were pregnant so he could sell them abortion pills is now facing additional charges.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/abortionist-who-sold-abortion-pill-to-women-who-werent-pregnant-faces-new-charges/


After Having Four Miscarriages, Mother Becomes Pregnant With Quadruplets
Grace and James Slattery suffered four miscarriages and believed they would never be able to have children together. However, out of the blue, the couple became pregnant with quadruplets without IVF.

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http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/after-having-four-miscarriages-couple-becomes-pregnant-with-quadruplets/



Woman Seven Months Pregnant Killed, But Canada Says Her Unborn Baby Molly Isn’t a Human Being
Cassandra Kaake was found bludgeoned to death in a burned out Windsor, Ontario residence last week Thursday. Police revealed the next day that Ms. Kaake was seven months pregnant at the time of her death.

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http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/woman-seven-months-pregnant-killed-canada-says-her-unborn-baby-molly-isnt-a-human-being/



Woman Decapitates Her 7-Year-Old Daughter With Cerebral Palsy, Says Demons Told Her to Do It
A 33-year-old mother, Nadejda Voronova, was arrested in Russia after she cut off her disabled daughter’s head because she allegedly heard the voices of demons who told her to do it. The woman’s daughter, Yana (below right), was seven years old and had cerebral palsy.

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http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/woman-decapitates-her-7-year-old-daughter-with-cerebral-palsy-says-demons-told-her-to-do-it/




Sydney Siege: Pregnant Woman Pays Tribute to Friend Who Died Protecting Her and Her Baby
Earlier this month, Australia was rocked by a rare episode of terrorism when a hostage siege in Sydney came to an end after police rescued hostages from a local cafe.

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http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/sydney-siege-pregnant-woman-pays-tribute-to-friend-who-died-protecting-her-and-her-baby/


The Reason Why This Diaper Bag Company Gives Away $300 Bags is Priceless
When Landon and Meggan Wood started Lily Jade, a diaper bag company, in 2013, they had no idea that their bags would travel to places like South America and Ethiopia on the shoulders of adoptive mommies.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/the-reason-why-this-diaper-bag-company-gives-away-300-bags-is-priceless/





The National Association of Pro-life Nurses announces its 2014-2015 scholarship for nursing students! Any pro-life nursing student currently enrolled in a nursing program is eligible to apply. For further details, go to nursesforlife.org “Take my hand, not my life.”

Courageous Teen Lauren Hill Will Help Fight Cancer As An Honorary Basketball Coach
Earlier this month, LifeNews reported that Lauren Hill, the freshman at Mt. Joseph College with terminal cancer, entered hospice care. Hill became a world-wide superstar after she participated in a college basketball game despite her deteriorating health.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/courageous-teen-lauren-hill-will-help-fight-cancer-as-an-honorary-basketball-coach/


Activists Attack Legislator Who Thinks Fathers Should Have a Say in Abortion
On December 3, a new pro-life bill was filed in the Missouri legislature by pro-life Representative Rick Brattin. The bill states, “’No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn child provides written, notarized consent to the abortion."

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/activists-attack-legislator-who-thinks-fathers-should-have-a-say-in-abortion/



Bodies of Two Unborn Babies or Infants Found in Storage Unit, Left to Decompose Our acceptance of abortion has led to other deadly evils, like assisted suicide, euthanasia and infanticide. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/bodies-of-two-unborn-babies-or-infants-found-in-storage-unit-left-to-decompose/
Multi-Millionaire Faces Trial After Attempting to Force His Partner to Get an Abortion The trial of an Edinburgh man accused of attempting to coerce a woman into having an abortion was delayed because the attorney for multi-millionaire Mark Emlick said his client was “suffering from a medical condition that made him sweat profusely.” http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/multi-millionaire-faces-trial-after-attempting-to-force-his-partner-to-get-an-abortion/


Baby Boy Born After Brain-Dead Mother Kept Alive Two Months A baby has been born in Hungary after a very rare circumstance in which his brain-dead mother was kept alive for three months so he could be born. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/baby-boy-born-after-brain-dead-mother-kept-alive-two-months/
Suicide Rate for Women Having Abortions is Six Times Higher Than Women Giving Birth Voluntary guidelines for post-abortion mental health evaluations during the month following an abortion have failed to significantly decrease the rate of suicide after abortion in Finland, according to a new study. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/suicide-rate-for-women-having-abortions-is-six-times-higher-than-women-giving-birth/
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Man Punched His Girlfriend in the Stomach So Hard He Killed Her Unborn Baby An irate man got so angry with his pregnant girlfriend that he punched her in the stomach. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/man-punched-his-girlfriend-in-the-stomach-so-hard-he-killed-her-unborn-baby/
British Government Will Keep Third Parent in Three-Parent-Embryo IVF a Secret The British government is considering using a new technique to eradicate serious illness stemming from one parent. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/british-government-will-keep-third-parent-in-three-parent-embryo-ivf-a-secret/
Sacramento, California City Council Secretly Funds Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Apparently there isn’t one person on the Sacramento City Council who opposes Planned Parenthood. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/sacramento-california-city-council-secretly-funds-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/
Tanzania’s Proposed Constitution Promotes Population Control, Abortion The Tanzania government’s new proposed constitution has been heavily influenced by NGOs that promote contraceptives and abortion rights, says Emil Hagamu, director of English-speaking Africa for Human Life International. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/19/tanzanias-proposed-constitution-promotes-population-control-abortion/









Thursday, December 18, 2014

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 12/18/14




LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.
Top Stories
• Washington D.C. Passes Bill to Force Pro-Life Groups to Hire Abortion Activists
• Missing 9-Month Pregnant Woman Found Dead in Her Car, Her Unborn Baby Died Too
• Abortionist Says He’s a “God Loving Christian” But Does Abortions at 28 Weeks
• Doctors Keep Brain-Dead Pregnant Mother Alive to Save Her Unborn Baby


More Pro-Life News
• Proposed Rule Would Allow Secret Abortion Surcharge in Obamacare
• Author Describes the Shocking Thing She Saw Watching Abortions for Book Research
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Congratulates New Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
• Mom Says Surprise Quadruplets Doing Well: “God Picked Me to Have These Babies”
• 911 Call Reveals Woman Bleeding Uncontrollably After Botched Abortion
• Rick Santorum: “We Need to Wake Up the Church” to Confront Abortion

• Watch This Councilwoman Storm Off in Protest When Asked Why She Funded Planned Parenthood

• Activist Says Switzerland Should Harvest Organs of People Killed in Euthanasia
• The Amazing Moment When a Deaf 15-Year-Old Boy Learns to Speak

• Irish Member of Parliament Breaks Law to Purchase Abortion Pills

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Washington D.C. Passes Bill to Force Pro-Life Groups to Hire Abortion Activists
Yesterday, the Council of the District of Columbia passed a bill that could force employers in the nation’s capital to cover elective abortions in their health plans and require even pro-life organizations to hire individuals who oppose their views on abortion.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/washington-d-c-passes-bill-to-force-pro-life-groups-to-hire-abortion-activists/


Missing 9-Month Pregnant Woman Found Dead in Her Car, Her Unborn Baby Died Too
In a tragic case in California, a missing woman who was 9-months pregnant has been found dead in her car, and her unborn child is dead as well. Aubrey Andrews vanished on December 6 and officials say they found her in her vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot on Monday.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/missing-9-month-pregnant-woman-found-dead-in-her-car-her-unborn-baby-died-too/



Abortionist Says He’s a “God Loving Christian” But Does Abortions at 28 Weeks
James Pendergraft is a late term abortionist, who performs abortions up to 28 weeks. He works in Florida. He describes himself as a “God loving Christian.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/abortionist-says-hes-a-god-loving-christian-but-does-abortions-at-28-weeks/



Doctors Keep Brain-Dead Pregnant Mother Alive to Save Her Unborn Baby
A recent case of a clinically brain-dead pregnant woman is stirring controversy in Ireland. The mother is in her twenties, 17-weeks pregnant and doctors have decided to keep her on life support to give her unborn child a chance at life.

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http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/doctors-keep-brain-dead-pregnant-mother-alive-to-save-her-unborn-baby/




Proposed Rule Would Allow Secret Abortion Surcharge in Obamacare
Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, and over 75 Members of Congress have filed a comment letter with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opposing the abortion aspects of the proposed rule on “HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016” for the Obamacare marketplace.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/proposed-rule-would-allow-secret-abortion-surcharge-in-obamacare/


Author Describes the Shocking Thing She Saw Watching Abortions for Book Research
Author Magda Denes witnessed abortions for her book In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death Inside an Abortion Hospital: I remove with one hand the lid of a bucket…I look inside the bucket in front of me.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/author-describes-the-shocking-thing-she-saw-watching-abortions-for-book-research/





The National Association of Pro-life Nurses announces its 2014-2015 scholarship for nursing students! Any pro-life nursing student currently enrolled in a nursing program is eligible to apply. For further details, go to nursesforlife.org “Take my hand, not my life.”

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Congratulates New Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
By a vote of 51 to 43 vote, the Senate has confirmed 37-year-old Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General of the United States. Critics say that the Obama pick is a political appointment only.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-congratulates-new-surgeon-general-vivek-murthy/


Mom Says Surprise Quadruplets Doing Well: “God Picked Me to Have These Babies”
Kimberly and Craig Fugate are the proud parents of identical quadruplets, who were born eight weeks premature. But the little tots are reportedly doing well and are growing stronger every day.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/mom-says-surprise-quadruplets-doing-well-god-picked-me-to-have-these-babies/



911 Call Reveals Woman Bleeding Uncontrollably After Botched Abortion Two 911 recordings obtained by Operation Rescue show that two separate abortion patients were hospitalized within three hours. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/911-call-reveals-woman-bleeding-uncontrollably-after-botched-abortion/
Rick Santorum: “We Need to Wake Up the Church” to Confront Abortion Many observers have called 2014 the “Year of the Bible Movie” and it’s easy to see why. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/rick-santorum-we-need-to-wake-up-the-church-to-confront-abortion/


Watch This Councilwoman Storm Off in Protest When Asked Why She Funded Planned Parenthood If Planned Parenthood is so popular, why did a news station in the heart of the West Coast’s abortion stronghold – Sacramento, California – spotlight it in an investigation of shady expenditures by city council members? http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/watch-this-councilwoman-storm-off-in-protest-when-asked-why-she-funded-planned-parenthood/
Activist Says Switzerland Should Harvest Organs of People Killed in Euthanasia I warned this would happen back in my first anti-assisted suicide article–Newsweek, June 28, 1993–in which I wrote. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/activist-says-switzerland-should-harvest-organs-of-people-killed-in-euthanasia/
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The Amazing Moment When a Deaf 15-Year-Old Boy Learns to Speak Patrick Otema is a 15-year-old Ugandan boy who is profoundly deaf and withdrawn from society.. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/the-amazing-moment-when-a-deaf-15-year-old-boy-learns-to-speak/
Irish Member of Parliament Breaks Law to Purchase Abortion Pills TD Ruth Coppinger, a Dublin West Deputy, has said she’s “helped” around two dozen women buy abortion pills online. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/18/irish-member-of-parliament-breaks-law-to-purchase-abortion-pills/








Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LifeNews Pro-Life News Report 12/17/14






LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.
Top Stories
• When He Got Me Pregnant, I Faked an Abortion So My Sex Trafficker Would Let Me Go
• Court Tells Pro-Life Midwives They Must Participate in Abortions or Lose Their Jobs
• Duggar Family Wins, TLC Won’t Cancel “19 Kids and Counting” After Petition Complains
• Tim Tebow Opens Hospital in the Philippines, Where His Mom Rejected Abortion


More Pro-Life News
• TV Host Who Skipped Chemo to Save Her Unborn Baby Dies 100 Days After Giving Birth
• “He is So Perfect, I Almost Terminated Him,” Mom Says After False Test Claimed Baby Was Disabled
• Mom Was Told to Abort Baby Because She Had Two Others, “Thank God I Didn’t Listen”
• Man Found Guilty of Killing His Girlfriend Because She Got an Abortion
• “There’s a Baby in Our Trash Can:” Couple Calls Police After Mom Abandons Newborn0
• Professor Wants to Make Dogs and Other Animals Citizens, Just Not Unborn Babies

• Killing Has Taken Its Toll: Abortion’s Slippery Slope Has Turned Into Euthanasia

• Pro-Abortion Clergy Claim Jesus Would Accept Abortion
• The Next 26 Hobby Lobbys: Obama is Trying to Force These Businesses to Obey HHS Mandate

• Psychiatrist Admits to Killing Seven Patients in Assisted Suicides, Just One Was Terminally Ill
• Ireland Pro-Life Group Criticizes Health Minister Leo Varadkar for Pro-Abortion Comments
• Euthanasia Activists Push Legalizing Assisted Suicide in Pennsylvania

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When He Got Me Pregnant, I Faked an Abortion So My Sex Trafficker Would Let Me Go
I was trapped in the sex trafficking industry. Trafficking in persons is not like any regulated industry. There are no rules. I was conceived during a brutal rape and learned of it when I was very young. That knowledge and child sexual abuse had me feeling worth less than others and vulnerable.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/when-he-got-me-pregnant-i-faked-an-abortion-so-my-sex-trafficker-would-let-me-go/


Court Tells Pro-Life Midwives They Must Participate in Abortions or Lose Their Jobs
In a horrible defeat for conscience rights for medical professionals, a British court today ruled that a pair of midwives who didn’t want to be involved in assisting abortions must do so.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/court-tells-pro-life-midwives-they-must-participate-in-abortions-or-lose-their-jobs/

Duggar Family Wins, TLC Won’t Cancel “19 Kids and Counting” After Petition Complains
Even though more than 150,000 people signed a petition to cancel the TLC program “19 Kids and Counting,” which features the pro-life Duggar family, the family announced that the cable station will not cancel the show.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/duggar-family-wins-tlc-wont-cancel-19-kids-and-counting-after-petition-complains/



Tim Tebow Opens Hospital in the Philippines, Where His Mom Rejected Abortion
On December 11, the Tim Tebow Foundation announced in a press release that Tebow CURE Hospital has opened in Daveo City, Philippines. Amazingly, in November 2013, the construction of Tebow’s hospital survived Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded in the Philippines.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/tim-tebow-opens-hospital-in-the-philippines-where-his-mom-rejected-abortion/



TV Host Who Skipped Chemo to Save Her Unborn Baby Dies 100 Days After Giving Birth
Tragically, a woman from China died earlier this week after refusing chemotherapy for womb cancer to protect her unborn baby. In July, Qio Yuanyuan found out she had late-stage womb cancer but chose to protect her baby rather than start treatment.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/tv-host-who-skipped-chemo-to-save-her-unborn-baby-dies-100-days-after-giving-birth/


“He is So Perfect, I Almost Terminated Him,” Mom Says After False Test Claimed Baby Was Disabled
Chapman had a diagnostic test and learned her son did not have Edwards syndrome. A healthy Lincoln Samuel just turned 1 and has a wide smile that reminds Chapman of her recently deceased father.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/he-is-so-perfect-i-almost-terminated-him-mom-says-after-false-test-claimed-baby-was-disabled/




The National Association of Pro-life Nurses announces its 2014-2015 scholarship for nursing students! Any pro-life nursing student currently enrolled in a nursing program is eligible to apply. For further details, go to nursesforlife.org “Take my hand, not my life.

Mom Was Told to Abort Baby Because She Had Two Others, “Thank God I Didn’t Listen”
When Nalida Besson was pregnant with her third child, she was told to abort. It seemed some people, including her midwife, didn’t think Nalida could handle a third child, especially one who had a 50/50 chance of inheriting congenital cataracts, a condition that makes the eyes small and leads to blindness.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/mom-was-told-to-abort-baby-because-she-had-two-others-thank-god-i-didnt-listen/


Man Found Guilty of Killing His Girlfriend Because She Got an Abortion
In 2002, 23-year-old Elaine Fonseca-Rodriguez was found beaten to death in her Kentucky home. During the investigation prosecutors found that she was killed by her boyfriend, Juan Pelegrin-Vidal, after he discovered she aborted their baby.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com:
http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/man-found-guilty-of-killing-his-girlfriend-because-she-got-an-abortion/


“There’s a Baby in Our Trash Can:” Couple Calls Police After Mom Abandons NewbornAfter a woman gave birth, she abandoned her newborn baby by putting the infant in a neighbor’s trashcanhttp://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/theres-a-baby-in-our-trash-can-couple-calls-police-after-mom-abandons-newborn/
Professor Wants to Make Dogs and Other Animals Citizens, Just Not Unborn BabiesLiberal media loves anti-human exceptionalismhttp://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/professor-wants-to-make-dogs-and-other-animals-citizens-just-not-unborn-babies/

Killing Has Taken Its Toll: Abortion’s Slippery Slope Has Turned Into EuthanasiaAnybody paying attention to what has happened in our nation, and worldwide for that matter, regarding the lack of reverence for the dignity of life, is probably aware of the advances the culture of death has made over the past several decades. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/killing-has-taken-its-toll-abortions-slippery-slope-has-turned-into-euthanasia/
Pro-Abortion Clergy Claim Jesus Would Accept AbortionTruthfully, abortion and God don’t go too well together. But apparently, according to a new article on the pro-abortion website Think Progress. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/pro-abortion-clergy-god-loves-women-who-have-abortions-jesus-would-accept-abortion/
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The Next 26 Hobby Lobbys: Obama is Trying to Force These Businesses to Obey HHS MandateEight years ago, psychiatrist Dr. Colin Brewer was removed from the United Kingdom’s medical register after he inappropriately prescribed drugs to his addictive patients, including heroin substitutes. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/the-next-26-hobby-lobbys-obama-is-trying-to-force-these-businesses-to-obey-hhs-mandate/
Psychiatrist Admits to Killing Seven Patients in Assisted Suicides, Just One Was Terminally IllThe case that has now become known as ‘Miss Y’ involved a migrant woman living in Ireland who allegedly sought an abortion on the grounds of being suicidal – the basis on which abortion was introduced by the Irish Government in 2013. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/16/irish-media-used-miss-y-and-hse-inquiry-to-promote-abortion/
Ireland Pro-Life Group Criticizes Health Minister Leo Varadkar for Pro-Abortion CommentsIn the Dáil yesterday evening Health Minister Leo Varadkar said that the Eighth Amendment to the Constitutional dealing with abortion is too “restrictive” and is having a “chilling” effect on doctors. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/ireland-pro-life-group-criticizes-health-minister-leo-varadkar-for-pro-abortion-comments/
Euthanasia Activists Push Legalizing Assisted Suicide in PennsylvaniaAssisted suicide and euthanasia are no longer distant threats to life. Doctor-prescribed suicide legislation is being discussed in Pennsylvania right now. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/12/17/euthanasia-activists-push-legalizing-assisted-suicide-in-pennsylvania/



Killing Has Taken Its Toll by Bobby Schindler


Killing Has Taken Its Toll
by Bobby Schindler | LifeNews.com
(December 17, 2014) – Anybody paying attention to what has happened in our nation, and worldwide for that matter, regarding the lack of reverence for the dignity of life, is probably aware of the advances the culture of death has made over the past several decades.

Here is some of what has happened:
In 1968, a committee of 13 men at Harvard Medical School endorsed brain death as legal death; in 1981 it was approved by the American Medical Association. This has a profound effect on decisions regarding life and death and has placed physicians as the sole decision makers of who is alive and who is dead based on the extent of a person’s brain injury.
terrischiavo4In 1973, abortion was legalized on demand – through all nine months of pregnancy – and has been responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths, not only here in the United States, but around the world. Just in America alone, more deaths have occurred by abortion than in all of our wars combined. Staggering, and unthinkable, no doubt.
Jump forward 20 years …
Unbeknownst to most of the general public was a major change that has occurred regarding the administration of food and water via feeding tubes, which was once considered basic and ordinary care. As a result of this change, feeding tubes were redefined as “artificial nutrition and hydration” – and therefore a form of “medical treatment”.
Consequently, the removal of food and water occurs every single day across countless health care facilities throughout the world leaving the elderly, the disabled and countless other medically vulnerable left to die in the most horrific and inhuman way, by dehydration and starvation, which can take up to 2 or more weeks. Individuals are being denied this very basic right, despite the insertion of a feeding tube being a safe and routine procedure which simply helps a person who may have difficulty swallowing and consuming food.
In 1994, Oregon legalized physician assisted suicide. Since that time, there have been three additional states that allow doctor assisted suicide. Indeed, with the media frenzy over Brittany Maynard’s decision to kill herself, the death advocates will be licking their chops at the chance to use her tragic situation as a way to promote their agenda and introduce new legislation to permit physician assisted suicide. In fact, NJ is already in the process of trying to legalize assisted suicide, and there are plans to introduce bills in Pennsylvania, New York and California. In Europe, things are much worse. Physician assisted suicide and euthanasia are legal in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Let’s not forget our friends to the north. In Canada, legislation has been recently introduced that would legalize active lethal-injection euthanasia and assisted suicide for people with disabilities. And there is a Canadian ethicist who made headlines stating that it is justifiable to kill terminally ill newborns who are “suffering”. Same goes for Belgium, where children with disabilities who are terminally ill are permitted to end their lives if they decide. And there is a growing number of Bioethicists here in the US who believe in the theory that there is such a thing as non-persons and therefore we can justify killing them, even if they never asked to be killed.
We know the number of victims who commit assisted suicide each year, however there is no way to account for the number of deaths that occur by dehydration and starvation. Nevertheless, there is no question that it far outnumbers those who seek the help of physicians – or others – to end their lives. If you go by the amount of calls we have received at the Life & Hope Network over the past ten years, it is painfully obvious that this is happening more than anyone could imagine. Aside from abortion, I believe that legalizing the removal of feeding tubes has been one of the most significant “victories” for the culture of death.
Certainly, there are other laws attacking the dignity of the human person not mentioned here. Hard to measure is the attitude shift that has taken place in our nation towards the medically defenseless which is just as dangerous as any law that has been passed or policy that has been changed. Clearly, much of the general public is buying into the culture of death and the propaganda they are selling, giving us a real sense of the insidious nature of this death movement, with no signs of it slowing down.
One might wonder how or why there has been so much success by this right to die movement. Unquestionably, there are strong prejudices towards our weak that are at play and responsible for such depraved behavior. We also hear all of the absurd and misleading arguments to justify decisions regarding killing our vulnerable. Whatever the argument is or the rationale that is made, make no mistake, much of what is driving the agenda is money. Nothing else. Simply put, to the culture of death, money has more value than the dignity of the human person. Indeed, if you took a quick accounting of abortion, assisted suicide, dehydration of our medically vulnerable, and the organ donation program – where a person’s organs can exceed a half a million dollars – the common denominator in each is money, and a lot of it can be at stake. It is having a devastating and lasting effect.
The future doesn’t look much better. Particularly, in this time of a government controlled health care industry and its focus to contain costs, legalizing physician assisted suicide, aborting the preborn disabled, and euthanizing the elderly, the disabled, and other medically vulnerable, will all be ways of containing costs for them.
When no one wants to take into consideration the consequences of their actions, or no longer believes in a just and merciful God, then how can we expect the dignity of the unborn, the elderly, the disabled or any of our medically helpless to be embraced?
We are failing terribly as a nation to look out for the weakest among us. In fact, right now, there are those fixated with death who are working to find better and more convincing ways to justify killing our vulnerable. What’s worse is all of the people who will agree with them.


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