Friday, November 22, 2013

Heroic News: “Pope Francis 'radically strengthening' pro life position” plus 8 more


The Pope's approach radically strengthens the Church's opposition to abortion, because the Pope is saying not simply that it breaks the Fifth Commandment ("You shall not kill"), but that more fundamentally it breaks the First Commandment ("You shall not have other gods besides me") and that to disrespect life is to abandon God himself.
A new report from the Italian government has revealed that the abortion rate in the country is continuing to decline at the same time as 80-90 percent of Italian gynecologists are refusing to abort babies – the highest number on record.
Immediately, the baby knew something was in his space, that something was different. As I held the transducer to guide the needle to a safe area away from placenta and away from Baby, I saw Baby dart away from where we were in the uterus and move as far away as possible to the other side of the womb. He stopped kicking and playing.
A passionate opponent of abortion who speaks both Spanish and Japanese, Fritsch hopes to lead a very personal fight to preserve unwanted pregnancies, beginning with the state's Black and Hispanic communities.
Ward Miles Miller is a happy, pudgy 16-month-old Ohio boy who likes chasing the family dog and slurping green smoothies. But when he was born, 15 weeks prematurely, he weighed not quite a pound and a half, and required a host of machines to keep him alive.
In yet another pro-life victory against the HHS mandate that forces churches and religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions for their employees, a federal judge has ruled that the Catholic Church in Pittsburgh doesn’t have to comply.
The benefits of combined hormonal contraceptive pills such as Bayer's Meliane or Yasmin in preventing unwanted pregnancies continue to outweigh any risk of blood clots, or death for women, Europe's drugs regulator said on Friday.
During a conference for health care workers, a Swiss doctor spoke of the world’s increasing elderly population, noting the importance of upholding human dignity in the treatment of common diseases.
Victoria Rathmill has become the world's youngest person to donate stem cells to a non-relative, after she was found to be a match for a patient with blood cancer.