European Parliament Condemns US Pro-Life Laws

By Parliamentary Network for Critical issues A majority of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) adopted a resolution in the context of human rights that not only condemns and calls for the overturning of Texas Senate Bill 8, which prohibits abortion after detection of the unborn child’s heartbeat, but calls for the entire US to …

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Euthanasia: why are we letting all those perfectly good organs go to waste?

It sounds ghoulish, but doctors in the Netherlands are keen  By Michael Cook  One inevitable development of euthanasia which its supporters seldom mention is organ donation after euthanasia. A good number of people who request euthanasia suffer from neurological disorders, but their organs are still shipshape. A question which many doctors ask, then, is this: …

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Big crowd rallies against introducing new abortion law to Gibraltar

By Right to Life UK On 24 June Gibraltar will hold a referendum on whether to introduce a new abortion law to the territory. The referendum was initially scheduled for 19 March 2020 and the voting age was lowered to 16 for the vote. However, the referendum was delayed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 …

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National Right to Life Praises Geneva Consensus Declaration “there is no international right to abortion”

WASHINGTON — The countries of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Uganda, and the United States co-sponsored a virtual gathering in Washington on October 22 to sign the Geneva Consensus Declaration. Thirty-three countries representing 1.6 billion people signed the Declaration stating that “there is no international right to abortion.” “This Declaration reaffirms that ‘every human being has the …

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U.S. and 31 other nations declare ‘no international right to abortion’ at UN

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 …

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Good riddance to Department for International Development (DFID)?

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 …

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MCCL GO applauds USAID for strong pro-life statement

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. …

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On World Population Day, the international community should promote health, not abortion

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), …

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Big Victory for Medical Conscience in Norway

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 …

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No one boasts of being an abortionist

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 …

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The Canadian euthanasia express rolls on

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. …

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German nurse confesses to 100 murders; could be many more

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 …

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