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Posted on 11/05/2008 3:56:52 PM PST by wagglebee
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Thread by Coleus.
Stojan Adasevic will never forget the day he was organizing the filing cabinet in the doctors room. He was a medical student at the time. A number of gynecologists entered the room. Paying no attention to the student crouched over a pile of papers in the corner, they began swapping stories about their medical practice. Dr. Rado Ignatovic recalled a patient who had come to him for an abortion. The procedure failed because the doctor had been unable to align the cervix. As the gynecologists went on discussing the womans history, Stojan, who had been listening in, suddenly stiffened. He realized that the woman under discussion a former dentist at the nearby clinic was his mother.
Shes dead now observed one of the doctors but I wonder what happened to the unwanted child? Stojan couldnt resist. Im the child! he said, getting up. Silence fell over the room. Seconds later the doctors were walking out.
Thread by me.
WICHITA, KS, November 13, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) Two pro-life volunteers participating in a round the clock prayer vigil were sickened last week, after being exposed to fumes from an oily substance that had been spilled across the driveway at George Tillers late-term abortion clinic. Operation Rescue, citing a similar incident that occurred in 2007, alleges that the spilling of the substance in such close proximity to where pro-life volunteers were participating in the 40 Days for Life campaign was an intentional chemical attack.
One of the pro-lifers, Jennifer McCoy, was treated for four hours at a local hospital emergency room suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and swelling of the face and eyes. Another woman, Brandi Lozier, was with McCoy praying outside the abortion clinic in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 2, 2008, as part of the 40 Days For Life event. She suffered similar symptoms, but was not hospitalized.
Thread by me.
Honolulu, HI (LifeNews.com) -- Now that Washington voters made it the second state to legalize assisted suicide, the Honolulu Star Bulletin wants Hawaii to be the third. The island state's legislature has narrowly defeated previous attempts to legalize assisted suicide but the paper wants it to try again...
Thank you Schindlers for your public proclamation
of the value of this dear woman’s life.
Prayers that this starvation madness will be
eradicated by “civilized” nations and that
the masses will begin to get it, that they
might be the next victim.
Keep speaking truth to our nation’s lost way.
In JESUS mighty and majestic name,
I’m sad to say that most of this country’s pro-life “leaders,” including some mentioned in this article, are compromised.
ITALY: As in Amerika, this is a civil rights issue with religious components.
A key religious component is that killing innocent people is evil.
Yes, it grows more barbaric every day.
Thread by Dr. Marten.
A STORM of international protest is building over a Chinese ruling that a Muslim Uighur woman who is six months pregnant must have an abortion or lose her home...
Thread by Publius804.
One of the great strengths of the Roman Republic was its courageous realism. When Hannibal defeated the Romans in the first great encounter between the two armies, a battle in northern Italy, the leaders of the city called the people together to give them the news, and the opening words of the announcement were these: "We have suffered a tremendous defeat." In their heyday, the Romans obviously did not believe in sugar-coating bad news...
Thread by me.
Olympia, WA (LifeNews.com) -- With Washington becoming the second state to legalize assisted suicide, euthanasia opponents have put together a new web site to urge doctors, medical caregivers and citizens to say no to assisted suicide. The site comes after doctors and medical centers have said they won't urge patients to kill themselves.
The Take the Pledge web site urges the three different categories of people to sign an online pledge affirming they will help patients, not urge their death.
"I will treat the sick according to my best ability and judgment, always striving to do no harm. Whenever I care for a terminally-ill patient, I will provide optimal comfort care until natural death," the pledge for doctors says...
The Vatican is exhibiting perfect moral clarity.
Thread by me.
ROME (AFP) - The Vatican on Friday firmly condemned an Italian court decision allowing a father to remove his comatose daughter from life support, saying "the right to die does not exist."
"Life is sacred, the right to die does not exist," the Vatican's "health minister" Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan said in an interview published by the Italian daily La Stampa.
On Thursday, Italy's highest appeal court upheld an earlier ruling that doctors could stop artificially feeding Eluana Englaro, 37, as it had been proven that the road accident victim's coma was irreversible.
"To stop giving food and drink to Eluana is tantamount to committing murder," said Barragan, who heads the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care.
"It means letting her die of hunger and thirst, condemning her to a monstrous end," he added.
Thread by me.
The United States government was founded on these principals: God created all humans equal and gave them certain unalienable rights, such as Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"; and the government's purpose is to secure these rights, ensure domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity. Since its conception in 1776, great strides have been made in this nation regarding people's civil rights, but for millions of unfortunate people in America some of these strides have been in the wrong direction...
Prayers their influence and moral clarity prevail!
Thanks for the ping!
Thread by NYer.
MILAN, November 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) The nuns who run the hospice in which Eluana Englaro has been living for 14 years have refused to carry out the court order to remove her food and hydration tube. On Friday, the highest court of appeals of Italy upheld a previous courts ruling that Eluana Englaro, the young disabled woman who has been in a state of diminished consciousness since being in a car accident in 1992, may be killed by the removal of her food and hydration tube.
In a letter published in yesterdays Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Bishops Conference, the Misericordine nuns of Lecco said, Our hope, and that of many like us, is that the death by hunger and thirst of Eluana, and others in her condition, will not be carried out.
That is why, once again, we maintain our availability, today and into the future, to continue to serve Eluana. If there are those who consider her dead, let Eluana remain with us who feel she is alive. We dont ask anything but the silence and the liberty to love and to devote ourselves to those who are weak, poor and little in return.
At the same time, the Secretary of Welfare, Eugenia Roccella, said in a statement today that there is no obligation for government-funded health care facilities to implement the decision of the Court of Cassation that patients can be dehydrated to death.
Legal experts have said that it is possible under Italian law for the sisters to apply for permission from the courts to be appointed Eluanas legal guardian. Monsignore Ignacio Barreiro, the head of the Rome office of Human Life International told LifeSiteNews.com that such a possibility could be a real glimmer of hope for saving Eluanas life.
Its more than reasonable, he said, that someone who wants to keep the person alive should be appointed the guardian, rather than the person whos ready to kill her. You dont have to have a doctorate in theology to say that; its just common sense.
Msgr. Barriero, who was an attorney before being ordained to the priesthood, added that it is a basic principle of law that you cannot have a conflict of interest between the guardian and the person who is under guardianship. The purpose of a guardian is to look after the well being of the person.
550 delegates of the Movement for Life, meeting in Montecatini for the 28th National Congress of the Centers for Aid to Life, have written to President Giorgio Napolitano to ask him to enforce his highest moral authority to allow Eluana Englaro to continue to be cared for and loved by the Sisters of Lecco.
Giulio Boscagli, Assessor to the Family and Solidarity in the region of Lombardy in which Eluana lives, agreed with the nuns, saying, The ruling of the Court of Cassation seems to have lost sight of the reality that Eluana is not dead but alive, although currently in a seriously disabled condition.
The desire of the nuns to care for Eluana as though she is a daughter, he said, is the right path, the path taken by all those who daily take care of people who are in a vegetative state or very seriously disabled. Boscagli pledged the closeness and support of the Regione Lombardia for the nuns.
At the same time, the decision of the Court of Cassation has alerted lawmakers to a legal loophole that could be used to sanction euthanasia. Justice Minister Angelino Alfano said that parliament must fill the legislative vacuum in place that has allowed the court to rule against Eluana.
Most liberals have no sympathy for babies who are deliberately delivered prematurely and left to die or babies killed through the brutal practice of partial-birth abortion. But many of these same liberals, including leftist human rights groups, which believe killing an innocent unborn child is a human right, are deeply concerned over the plight of terrorist suspects caught on battlefields fighting for the Taliban or al-Qaeda who are now detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Despite charges of poor treatment, the Pentagon actually spends $2.5 million each year to make sure the detainees are provided with Korans, prayer rugs, special meals for Muslims, exercise and better medical care than many American citizens receive...
Thread by GonzoII
George Marlin at The Catholic Thing offers a helpful bullet pointed list of what Catholics can expect in the next four years (and I quote):
The executive ban on funding abortions in U.S. overseas health agencies will be eliminated.
The executive order barring federal financing of embryo stem-cell research will be eliminated.
Culture-of-death judges who believe in a living Constitution will be installed at all levels of the federal judiciary.
Reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine will eliminate radio and television discussions of issues that matter to Catholics.
A national gay rights bill that will confer special status on homosexual men and women will be enacted. This will establish a new federally-protected class based on ones sexual orientation.
A national hate crimes law will be enacted. This will create a new class of victims who will receive greater attention than victims outside those groups and who suffer similar injuries. Assault on a homosexual person will be a greater crime (with greater penalties) than assault on a heterosexual person.
Catholic institutions will be harassed. Expect the I.R.S. to go after Catholic dioceses, colleges, think tanks, foundations and their donors for promoting their faith in the public square.
Thread by T.L.Sink.
A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishoners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion and supporting him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil." The Rev. Jay Newman said in a letter distributed to parishoners at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensville that they are putting their souls at risk if they take Communion before doing penance for their vote. "Our nation has chosen for its chief executive the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the United States Senate or to run for president," Newman wrote, referring to Obama by his full name including his middle name of Hussein. "Voting for a po-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exists constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside the full communion of Christ's Church and under the judgment of divine law." According to national polls, 54% of Catholics chose Obama...
Thread by me.
LONDON, November 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) Despite his own task force having said that it will not succeed, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he will not give up on a plan that would see every person in the UK automatically registered as an organ donor.
Brown said of the task force and his plan, While they are not recommending the introduction of a presumed consent system, as I have done, I am not ruling out a further change in the law. The PM indicated that the government would revisit the question at the end of the next stage of the campaign...