Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
ALL Pro-Life Today: Stem Cell Deceptions: Making Silk Purses from Cow Dung
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Stem Cell Deceptions: Making Silk Purses from Cow DungSometimes scientific progress turns out, after careful scrutiny, to be the opposite of what is claimed. A simple, basic understanding of facts usually makes this clear. But when other forces come into play, such as politics and an excess of money, what was once transparent becomes convoluted and odorous.
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American Life League issued a report linking one of the nation's leading Catholic hospital chains with sterilization. Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is the parent company of St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, where an abortion took place in late 2009. ALL's findings include:
CHW institutions have provided referrals for tubal ligations and vasectomies
Health care coverage at CHW institutions include provisions for contraception
CHW institutions have provided grants to organizations that promote abortion, homosexuality, and contraception
"At least one CHW member hospital promotes the nation's largest abortion chain, Planned Parenthood, on its web site, and another lists the provision of contraceptives as a service," the report states. "Twelve CHW members (as of 2001) performed tubal ligations," and "20 members currently refer for vasectomies by staff physicians on their web sites."
How Does a Planned Parenthood Gift Card Say Merry Christmas? My FOX Planned Parenthood's fumbling fund raising efforts reveal a fundamental disconnect with the heart of most Americans, where the majority of us embrace unborn children in the womb as a gift, wrapped and hidden until the birth-day of celebration. As exciting as opening Christmas gifts can be, nothing compares to the joy a mother feels when she meets her child for the first time. Bad taste isn't crime. But it's sad that no one at the nation's largest abortion provider seemed to have paused long enough to notice that when "Peace on Earth" was first proclaimed, it was a birth that the angels were celebrating.
Why is the Black Abortion Rate So High? The Root Ryan Bomberger was born of a rape nearly 30 years ago. He is alive today because his biological mother made a choice, he says, to put him up for adoption rather than have an abortion. He is grateful, though he realizes the choice was not easy. For one thing, the young white woman lived in a mostly white community in Pennsylvania, and her attacker was a black man.
Chinese authorities have converted an entire village into a prison in order to prevent Chen Guangcheng, a blind, pro-life dissident, from moving freely about the country, according to a recent report by the French magazine Liberation. "The picturesque hamlet, situated close to a national highway, might resemble thousands of others in that part of the northeast of China. No one, however, is authorized to enter Dongshigu, nor to communicate with its inhabitants," writes Liberation's China correspondent, Phillipe Grangerou. "All of the telephone lines were cut months ago. The antenna of the local mobile telephone service has been disconnected, and six surveillance cameras have been placed around the perimeter."
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