By Paul Smeaton On Thursday, the United States, in a coalition of 32 countries representing more than 1.6 billion people issued a declaration at the United Nations that there is “no international right to abortion.” “On Thursday, October 22, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and HHS Secretary Alex Azar participated in the virtual signing of the …Continue reading "U.S. and 31 other nations declare ‘no international right to abortion’ at UN"
By Alithea Williams SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Recent weeks have seen the announcement that the Department for International Development (DFID) is to be folded into the Foreign Office to create the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. There has been a spectrum of reaction to this news, ranging from it being …Continue reading "Good riddance to Department for International Development (DFID)?"
By Scott Fischbach, Executive Director, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO) A letter sent today to the UN Secretary-General by the U.S. Agency for International Development Acting Administrator John Barsa urges the United Nations to focus on saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic rather than promoting the taking of life through abortion. …Continue reading "MCCL GO applauds USAID for strong pro-life statement"
The International Conference on Population and Development (Program of Action says abortion policy should be left to individual nations Today is World Population Day—a day created to highlight the importance of population issues. This year, the United Nations aims to draw attention to the “unfinished business” of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), …Continue reading "On World Population Day, the international community should promote health, not abortion"
By Wesley J. Smith As the bioethics movement’s most prominent members write stridently in favor of stripping medical professionals of conscience rights in the world’s most respected medical journals, as the New York Times shrieks in horror at the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will emphasize enforcement of existing legal protections of conscience, and as …Continue reading "Big Victory for Medical Conscience in Norway"
By Sarah Terzo From an article in The Independent about a shortage of abortion providers in England: “Distaste at performing terminations combined with ethical and religious convictions has led to a big increase in “conscientious objectors” who request exemption from the task, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) says. A key factor is …Continue reading "No one boasts of being an abortionist"
The right to life can be flipped into a right to die By Margaret Somerville It’s often said that Australia and Canada are, in many ways, comparable countries. So let’s look at a recent Canadian euthanasia case, that of Audrey Parker, to see what we might learn relevant to the current euthanasia debates in Australia. …Continue reading "The Canadian euthanasia express rolls on"
By Michael Cook As we reported a year ago, a nursing home nurse in Germany has confessed to killing at least 100 patients. Although he is already serving a life sentence for two murders, Niels Högel appeared in court last week to face charges that he killed another 100 patients. When asked by the presiding …Continue reading "German nurse confesses to 100 murders; could be many more"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Audrey Parker, who has been working with the euthanasia lobby group, Dying with Dignity, is promoting the extension of euthanasia to people who are incompetent, but made a previous request, is scheduled to die by euthanasia today. Parker argues that she is dying early because if …Continue reading "Nova Scotia woman’s death is part of a campaign to expand euthanasia"
By James Risdon NAIROBI, Kenya, November 7, 2018 — Abortion juggernaut Marie Stopes International is being investigated in Kenya for allegedly advertising abortion on demand on two African radio stations. “This is ongoing despite the Kenya Film Classification Board placing a ban on all abortion advertisements,” wrote Daniel Yumba, chief executive officer of the country’s …Continue reading "Kenya investigates abortion giant Marie Stopes for breaking advertising laws, pushing abortion"
By HOPE of Australia “However, one can imagine many circumstances arising where people in positions of trust and responsibility could succumb to the temptation to counsel suicide for personal gain.” These confronting words were spoken last week by Justice Peter Davis in the Supreme Court of Queensland, as he sentenced Graham Robert Morant to 10 …Continue reading "Queensland, Australia, man first to be imprisoned for counseling suicide"
By Dorothy Cummings McLean GLASGOW, Scotland, November 1, 2018 ― A Scottish university has conceded that its ban on pro-life groups is discriminatory and a violation of freedom of speech. According to the Glasgow Herald, the students association at Strathclyde University in Glasgow voted to drop its ban on campus pro-life groups after its board …Continue reading "VICTORY: Scottish university drops ban on pro-life groups"