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  • ‘Fetal Flaw’: the new eugenics rising

    08/22/2012 2:27:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.22.2012 | Mark W. Leach
    This year has seen a rash of medical studies reporting on developments in cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) prenatal testing. Not too long ago, one commentator cautioned that as prenatal genetic testing becomes more pervasive, our society risks developing a “eugenics common sense.” The reporting on the new cffDNA testing suggests that some have already developed this sensibility. In October 2011, Sequenom, a publicly traded company, introduced its version of cffDNA prenatal testing. As the name suggests, floating in each expectant mother’s blood stream are bits of DNA from the child she is carrying. The new testing procedure tests this fetal...
  • How the FDA Turned a $10 Treatment into a $30,000-Per-Pregnancy Pharmaceutical Money-Maker

    03/23/2011 7:02:48 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 45 replies
    ANH ^ | March 20, 2011
    When a new FDA drug-and-money scandal has doctors, US senators, and even the March of Dimes in an uproar, you know it’s bad. A drug which the FDA approved more than half a century ago—which doctors have been prescribing for their patients with high-risk pregnancies through compounding pharmacies with great success—was designated by the FDA an “orphan drug.” Now KV Pharmaceutical has been given the exclusive right of production and sale (not to mention drug trial tax breaks!). They immediately raised the price from $10 per dose to $1,500—simply because they could. The drug is a synthetic form of progesterone...
  • Well-known groups on dioceses ‘do not donate' list (Includes Komen, PP, AI and others)

    03/18/2011 1:54:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Bismark Tribune ^ | March 16, 2011 | Karen Herzog
    Some well-known and high-profile charitable organizations are among those that North Dakota Catholic bishops have asked their parishioners not to donate to or volunteer with. Bishops Samuel Aquila of the Fargo Catholic Diocese and Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck Diocese issued a guideline for charitable giving for their members, and groups such as the March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Planned Parenthood, UNICEF, Amnesty International, the American Association of University Women and the Crop Walk for Hunger are among them. The "Guidelines on Charitable Giving" were designed in response to questions from laity about appropriate charities, said...
  • North Dakota Catholics Told Not to Donate to Groups

    03/17/2011 6:44:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Bishops advise against charitable gifts to groups they say support abortion, stem cell research or contraception The two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer workThe two Roman Catholic bishops in North Dakota issued guidelines last week naming several well-known, and in some cases, church-related, organizations they say Catholics should not support, with money or volunteer work. Bishop Samuel Aquila of the Fargo Diocese and Bishop Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck Diocese released a joint document “Guidelines on...
  • North Dakota bishops: Catholics should not donate to ‘objectionable’ groups

    03/12/2011 7:40:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    CNA ^ | 03.11.11
    Catholics and Catholic organizations should not endorse organizations with “morally objectionable” missions, North Dakota’s bishops said, citing Amnesty International, the March of Dimes and Susan G. Komen for the Cure because of their links to abortion or unethical research. Bishops Paul A. Zipfel of Bismarck and Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo in a March 10 statement called upon pastors, clergy and the lay faithful to be prudent and just in making their charitable decisions, particularly on issues related to human life and marriage.  “All human life is sacred and must be protected,” the bishops said. “This is why we should...
  • How the March of Dimes Neutralized Pro-life Opposition

    03/16/2009 7:45:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 30 replies · 1,446+ views
    From: U.S. Coalition for Life To: International Pro-Life Community Date: January 30, 2009 Subject: MOD’s Early Anti-Life History (1968-1976) Dear Friend of Life,On April 26, 2009, the March of Dimes, the number one promoter of eugenic abortion in the United States, will be launching its annual walkathon, Walk America, recently renamed “March for Babies.”  Among the recently released files of the USCL is the MOD/Voss Memorandum titled “Pro-Life Agitation” released by the MOD National Office on March 16, 1976. The document spells out how the MOD used the Catholic bishops’ NCCB/USCC Family Life Office in Washington, D.C. to neutralize pro-life...
  • March of Dimes Gives US a "D" on Premature Birth, Ignores Abortion Link

    11/12/2008 12:44:25 PM PST · by SErtelt · 10 replies · 576+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 12, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- The March of Dimes released a report on Wednesday chiding the U.S. for failing to improve premature birth numbers and giving the country a "D" for its performance. However the charity's report includes no mention of the link between premature birth and an easily avoidable risk factor: abortion. Complete story at: http://www.LifeNews.com/nat4570.html
  • Racial disparity in infant mortality, March of Dimes aims to close gap in Jersey

    08/20/2007 5:56:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 706+ views
    star ledger ^ | August 20, 2007 | ANGELA STEWART
    Pregnant with her first child, Kandice Odom was feeling stressed. "My feet were swollen, I would get dizzy easily and it was hard for me to focus or concentrate," recalled the 22-year-old Jersey City resident. Then, after a routine doctor's visit into her sixth month of pregnancy, things got a lot more complicated. Odom's blood pressure was dangerously high and she was immediately referred to high-risk specialists at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. A decision ultimately was made to deliver her baby by Caesarean section. Simone Marie Gilliard was born June 24 weighing just 2 pounds. "She was so small....
  • The American Bishops and the March of Dimes: A Time for Re-Assessment

    04/30/2007 9:45:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 553+ views
    Catholic Tradition ^ | March 2002 | Randy Engel
    Editor's note: For more than thirty years, the Pro-Life Movement in the United States has been fighting the anti-life policies and programs of the March of Dimes. During these same thirty plus years the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Pro-Life Secretariat has defended the eugenic policies of the March of Dimes------a position backed by a majority of the American bishops. Mrs. Engel is calling for a fair and open hearing and a re-assessment of these policies by the Catholic hierarchy of the United States. We heartily agree and we encourage our readers to follow the Plan of Action outlined...
  • President's Council on Bioethics Worries About Abortions on Disabled Babies

    09/11/2006 5:29:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 623+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/11/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The President's Council on Bioethics held a meeting last week and members said they are concerned that the advancement of medicine is leading to tests showing disabilities in unborn children that may prompt abortions. Prenatal testing is leading to "eugenic" abortions, several members of the panel said. The panel called the information gathered from such prenatal testing "toxic knowledge" because such a high percentage of pregnancies involving disabled babies end in abortion. Dr. William Hurlbut, a biology professor at Stanford University, called such information "learning more than you want to or more than you can handle,"...
  • Is the March of Dimes improving the health of babies?

    04/30/2006 5:59:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 1,438+ views
    news bull ^ | Arlene Sawicki
    The stated mission of the MARCH OF DIMES [MoD] is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. This organization carries out its intent through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives.Gail Wilson, State director for the Illinois Chapter of MoD www.marchofdimes.com/illinois was quoted in the Pioneer Press recently: “We’re trying to make sure every baby born is as healthy as possible.”“Walk America,” the organization’s largest fund raiser, kicks off its Chicago walk on Sunday, April 30th, gathering in thousands of participants for its cause. Last year, $3 million was...
  • March of Dimes Exposé (Warning: Graphic Content)

    04/30/2005 5:41:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 3,191+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 30, 2005 | PA Pro-Life Federation
    For years the March of Dimes (MOD) has been boycotted by pro-life groups for its involvement in the abortion industry. Unfortunately, many well-meaning pro-life citizens continue to support MOD, not knowing one of the group's methods of preventing what it calls "Birth Defects" is to promote abortion.MOD was one of the major forces behind the development and widespread use of amniocentesis in the second trimester of pregnancy. Amniocentesis is a test commonly used to determine if an unborn child has a congenital abnormality, knowledge of which can facilitate the decision to abort "defective" children. Pat Robertson of CBN and the...
  • March of Dimes and abortion (Exposing the Hidden Link)

    11/17/2004 4:51:57 AM PST · by cpforlife.org · 53 replies · 1,704+ views
    March of Dimes Exposé Exposing the Hidden Link (Reprinted with permission from "Lifelines, newspaper of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation") For years the March of Dimes (MOD) has been boycotted by pro-life groups for its involvement in the abortion industry. Unfortunately, many well-meaning pro-life citizens continue to support MOD, not knowing one of the group's methods of preventing what it calls "Birth Defects" is to promote abortion. MOD was one of the major forces behind the development and widespread use of amniocentesis in the second trimester of pregnancy. Amniocentesis is a test commonly used to determine if an unborn child has...
  • The Michael Fund Instead of Pro-Abortion, March of Dimes

    01/31/2003 7:12:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies · 12,380+ views
    Dear Friends of The Michael Fund, Since the publication of our Fall 1998 newsletter Prelude to the Holocaust, there has been an avalanche of media reports on modern day eugenic practices in the United States and abroad. As Melanie Phillips of the London Sunday Times noted in her article of July 25, 1999 detailing the second-class medical treatment given to Down syndrome children and other mentally and physically handicapped persons in Britain, “the whiff of eugenics is growing stronger by the day.” This summer, in an address to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in France, test-tube baby...
  • PETA says it can't obtain billboard space

    04/29/2002 4:13:36 PM PDT · by buzzyboop · 48 replies · 343+ views
    Bismarck Tribune ^ | Apr 26, 2002 | VIRGINIA GRANTIER
    A national animal rights group says a North Dakota sign company has refused to sell it billboard space. Jay Kelly, a spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, based in Norfolk, Va., said PETA had intended to buy an ad from Newman Outdoor Advertising to express its concern about March of Dimes animal testing. It would have coincided with the March of Dimes' WalkAmerica, its largest fund-raiser, scheduled to take place in Bismarck, among other places, Sunday. PETA says it now plans to take its message "directly to the streets" by holding a protest at the Bismarck walk-athon...