Thread by Mrs. Don-o.
The woman whose pregnancy provoked the Roe v Wade court case that legalised abortion in the United States in 1973 has condemned the decision by Notre Dame University to invite the fiercely pro-abortion Barack Obama to deliver its commencement address on May 17.
Norma McCorvey - the "Jane Roe" of Roe v Wade - is now a Catholic pro-life campaigner. And she has joined 60 Catholic bishops in condemning the university 's decision to honour the most "pro-choice" politician ever to sit in Congress.
"Obama is not the ideal person to speak to a young bunch of kids that are going out into the world for the first time," she told me....
Threads by Man50D and me.
Physicians in Montana could be facing "kill-on-demand" orders from patients who want to commit suicide if a district court judge's opinion pending before the state Supreme Court is affirmed.
The case has attracted nominal attention nationwide, but lawyers with the Christian Legal Service have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the pending case because of what it would mean to doctors within the state, as well as the precedent it would set.
The concern is over the attack on doctors' ethics and religious beliefs as well as the Hippocratic oath that may be violated by a demand that they prescribe deadly chemicals or in some other way assist in a person's death. . .
Helena, MT (LifeNews.com) -- The Montana Supreme Court has received more legal briefs from pro-life groups asking it not to affirm a lower court decision making the state the third to allow assisted suicides. The Christian Legal Society and Christian Medical Association, along with Americans United for Life, weighed in this week.
AUL filed a brief on of a bipartisan group of 28 Montana state senators and representatives arguing there is no right to assisted suicide under the states constitution.
Mailee Smith, staff counsel with the group, told LifeNews.com that the "district court held that a persons constitutional rights are defeated if she does not receive assistance in dying. This means that anyoneeven a patient who cannot administer lethal drugs herselfis entitled to have a physician kill them."
Smith says the Montana ruling would allow the state to go beyond assisted suicide and allow euthanasia. . .
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