Friday, March 21, 2008



Wisconsin Antiabortion Group Criticizes Three College Newspapers That Refused To Run Ad Against EC
Pro-Life Wisconsin recently criticized three college newspapers in the state for refusing to run an advertisement against emergency contraception, the La Crosse Tribune reports (Lang, La Crosse Tribune, 3/14). Virginia Zignego, communications director for PLW, on Monday said the group is frustrated, angry and confused by decisions not to run the quarter-page ad, which is part of a $2,000 media campaign (AP/Editor & Publisher, 3/18).


Pharmacists ask to stop forced 'morning-after' pill sales

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A group of pharmacists asked the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday to throw out a rule that forces them to dispense emergency contraception despite moral objections, claiming it amounts to illegal coercion. Gov. Rod Blagojevich issued the rule in 2005, prohibiting pharmacies from turning away women seeking emergency contraception.


40 Days for Life Campaign Reports Saved Lives, Heightened Awareness

Washington DC, Mar 17, 2008 (CNA).- Sunday concluded the 40 Days for Life campaign that took place in 59 cities and 31 states. The effort included 40 days of peaceful protest outside abortion facilities and Planned Parenthood clinics, and prayer and fasting to raise awareness of abortions taking place in local communities.

            "We are seeing a tremendous change taking place across the nation as our second simultaneous coast-to-coast 40 Days for Life campaign draws to a close," said David Bereit, national campaign director of 40 Days for Life.


Doctors Required to Post Objections to Abortion and IVF says U.K. Rules

LONDON, March 18, 2008 ( - British physicians will be required to post any "ethical objections" they may have to abortion according to a new document from the General Medical Council, the governing body for doctors in the UK.


Abortion rates in decline

YOUNG Australian women are as unlikely to have an abortion today as their grandmothers were half a century ago, according to new national data that shows a dramatic decline in the procedure.  Researchers behind the major findings credit increasing condom use and the nation's newfound enthusiasm for having children for the remarkable new trend.,23599,23402919-1702,00.html#


Vatican Official to U.N.: 'Protect the unborn and the seriously ill'

GENEVA (CNS) - A Vatican official urged government delegates to help protect the lives of the unborn and those suffering from serious and deadly illnesses.

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Vatican representative to U.N. agencies in Geneva, said "no compromise can be made with a person's right to life itself, from conception to natural death, nor with that person's ability to enjoy the dignity which flows from that right."