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Lima, Peru: Fifty-five thousand people marched in its three major cities to protest use of the morning-after pill, but the media literally ignored the March. Peru's health minister had approved distribution of the morning-after pill in direct defiance of a Supreme Court order issued late last year. Using a false definition of conception (not until implantation) he is going ahead to distribute the abortifacient pill.
Nicaragua Under Pressure: At the recent session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, a number of major nations chastised Nicaragua and urged a repeal of its ban on abortion. This ban was adopted unanimously by Nicaragua four years ago. Since then, initial evidence has shown that it has lowered the maternal mortality rate. Even so, international pressure continues to be applied to reverse the abortion ban.
Jerry Novotny, OMI
(Quote) "If I don't go into the desert, to meet God, then I have nothing to say when I go into the market-place." - Cardinal Basil Hume, Archbishop of Westminster
Lifeissues.net NEWSLETTER #483
July 18, 2010
(TABLE OF CONTENTS):
1. Sexual Sabotage
2. I Have a Right to a Baby Girl! Using IVF for Sex Selection
3. The Pill's 50th: Documentary Reveals Largely Hidden Controversy
4. Philippine Bishops Urge New President Not to Foster Contraceptive Mentality
5. Chinese one-child policy likely to cause future social plagues.
6. 'More poor' in India than Africa
7. The Science of Fetal Pain
8. S.Korean legalises euthanasia for terminally ill
9. Marie Stopes' Irish Mouthpiece Claims Abortion is "Basic Human Right"
10. UN Names Abortion Advocates to Millennium Development Goals Enforcement Org
11. Western Australian Euthanasia Bill Defines Dying as 2 Years to Live
12. Increase in women with HIV
(Focus on Asia): "China's drug rehab center brings hope for HIV-infected drug addicts." - As China's first drug rehab agency to offer centralized treatment of HIV-infected addicts, the center has helped some 200 addicts beat their drug habits since 2003. Among 2,200 drug users receiving compulsory treatment in the center, 65 have tested positive for HIV. Now, they must obey a regular daily schedule, including three meals, physical exercise, entertainment and skill training that will enable them to earn a living after returning to their regular lives. "I've adapted well to the regular life in the center. My physical and mental conditions are getting better,"said Yue, 34, who contracted HIV after sharing syringes with other drug users. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-06/27/c_13371096.htm
ITEM #1. Sexual Sabotage
One need only "look around" to see the disastrous effects of the so-called sexual revolution: pornography at every turn, rampant promiscuity and venereal disease, grossly immodest fashions, widespread abortion and contraception, adultery, a high divorce rate, people living in and celebrating fornicatory and homosexual relationships, and a number of people (including, in the last few years, an actor and two Catholic seminarians) who have died as a result of engaging in a deviant sexual practice known as autoerotic asphyxiation.
View full article at LifeIssues.net:
ITEM #2. I Have a Right to a Baby Girl! Using IVF for Sex Selection
One of the big stories today in Australia is of a Melbourne woman who has announced that she is traveling to Thailand to have sex selection IVF because it is against the law here. She just has to have a girl, don't you know!
View full article at First Things:
ITEM #3. The Pill's 50th: Documentary Reveals Largely Hidden Controversy
A Christian worker, his family and a nurse friend investigate throughout North America to uncover the truth about the birth control pill. The debate has been raging for over a decade and yet many people don't know about it. How could this be? How does the pill really work? Can everyday oral contraceptives really cause abortions? Why are so many people uninformed? View the full documentary "28 Days on the Pill" now: http://vimeo.com/12090300
View full article at Christian Newswire:
ITEM #4. Philippine Bishops Urge New President Not to Foster Contraceptive Mentality
At the conclusion of its annual meeting on July 11, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines called upon President Benigno Aquino III "to listen to the call of the Philippine Church that the former program of the government to promote a contraceptive mentality through education and medical practices is immoral and will not bring about a people that is God-fearing, holding on to the sacredness of sexuality, life and the family."
View full article at EWTN:
ITEM #5. Chinese one-child policy likely to cause future social plagues.
Hannah Beech, a Time magazine journalist, has reported that China is now experiencing severe gender imbalance due to its one-child policy. She reports that many Chinese families selectively abort female unborn children, meaning there will possibly be as many as 24 million single men by 2020. Beech says this is likely to cause a major rise in criminal gangs and trafficking of women.
View full article at Time:
ITEM #6. 'More poor' in India than Africa
Eight Indian states account for more poor people than in the 26 poorest African countries combined, a new measure of global poverty has found.
View full article at BBC News:
ITEM #7. The Science of Fetal Pain
RCOG is using a faulty definition of pain. Experts in fetal pain development (who were not consulted for this report) previously refuted the idea that the cortex needs to be fully developed for an unborn baby to feel pain.
Article is located at Family Research Council:
ITEM #8. S.Korean legalises euthanasia for terminally ill
Comment: Obviously, this poor woman was not brain dead since she died 202 days after undefined "life support" was removed. If this "life support" was a ventilator, she was able to breathe and thus not "brain dead" under any criteria.
Chillingly, the article states that the committee "failed to agree on mercy killing for mentally disabled and other patients who cannot express their wish, the ministry said in a statement." In the US Supreme Court Cruzan case involving tube feedings, I believe the most fatal flaw was the stating that incompetent patients (the comatose, confused, etc.) have exactly the same right to refuse treatment as competent people. This destroyed the presumption that basic treatment and care should be given to people who cannot speak for themselves. The loss of this protection has led to alleged recollections by relatives with conflicts of interest (e.g. the Terri Schiavo case), subjective judgments based on fear of actual or potential disabilities, futility guidelines, etc. -Nancy Valko, RN
Article can be found at AFP:
ITEM #9. Marie Stopes' Irish Mouthpiece Claims Abortion is "Basic Human Right"
Gabrielle Malone of Marie Stopes Reproductive Choices in Dublin, reacted angrily to Maria Mahoney's letter in the Irish Independent (see LifeZine No. 795). According to Miss Malone, "the Ms Mahoneys of this world will use any means to deny women their HUMAN RIGHT to a choice in the matter."
View entire two files at Family and Life:
ITEM #10. UN Names Abortion Advocates to Millennium Development Goals Enforcement Org
For months, the international community has been preparing for the September review summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As part of the preparations, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently announced the formation of an MDG advocacy team composed of prominent politicos and philanthropists who will "build political will and mobilize action on the eight Goals." The list, which includes noted population control supporters and abortion advocates, is causing concern.
View entire text at LifeNews.com:
ITEM #11. Western Australian Euthanasia Bill Defines Dying as 2 Years to Live
The bill would legalize doctors killing their terminally ill patients who ask for it. But the definition of terminal illness is so broad that people who might live decades would qualify. From the bill: "Terminal illness means a medically diagnosed illness or condition that will, in reasonable medical judgment, in the normal course and wiothout the application of extreme measures [whatever that means], result in the death of the the applicant within 2 years of the date on which the request was made."
View entire text at First Things:
ITEM #12. Increase in women with HIV
"HIV infection among women had increased from 9.4% in 2000 to 19.1% in 2008," Malaysian AIDS Foundation chairman Prof Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman said yesterday. "As of last year, 87,710 people were infected with HIV/AIDS since 1986. Some 12,039 of them died of AIDS-related complications."
View entire text at The Star Online:
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