Sunday, February 9, 2014

Heroic News: “‘Aid in Dying’ Movement Takes Hold in Some States” plus 4 more


"Helping" the terminally ill end their lives, condemned for decades as immoral, is gaining traction. Banned everywhere but Oregon until 2008, it is now legal in five states.

The drug company Merck, maker of the NuvaRing contraceptive, says it will pay out $100 million to settle thousands of liability lawsuits from women who say they were harmed by using the product.
On Thursday, the organization released new stroke prevention guidelines specifically for women, reminding them that hormonal contraceptives like birth control pills increase their risk of hypertension (high blood pressure), blood clots and stroke – especially for women who are over 40, overweight, smoke or suffer from migraine headaches.

The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit family in prison.
The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child released a new report slamming the Catholic Church and suggesting that it alter its belief system to permit abortion in order to "protect children."