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  • Sex-Selection by Embryo Screening Approved for US Trial

    10/27/2005 7:20:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 167 replies · 1,687+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 28 October 2005
    HOUSTON, October 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An experiment has been underway for a month in a Houston Texas where parents are permitted to ask scientists for a child with the gender of their choice. The procedure involves preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) which is able to detect the sex of embryos created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) prior to their implantation in their mothers' wombs. While sex selection via PGD has been allowed in some cases where sex-linked diseases are concerned, the clinical trial is seeking to gage the impact of sex selection at the whim of the parents. According to...
  • First Trio "Married" in The Netherlands

    09/30/2005 3:44:54 PM PDT · by dukeman · 60 replies · 1,289+ views
    BrusselsJournal.com ^ | 9/27/05 | Paul Belien
    The Netherlands and Belgium were the first countries to give full marriage rights to homosexuals. In the United States some politicians propose “civil unions” that give homosexual couples the full benefits and responsibilities of marriage. These civil unions differ from marriage only in name. Meanwhile in the Netherlands polygamy has been legalised in all but name. Last Friday the first civil union of three partners was registered. Victor de Bruijn (46) from Roosendaal “married” both Bianca (31) and Mirjam (35) in a ceremony before a notary who duly registered their civil union. “I love both Bianca and Mirjam, so I...
  • First Trio "Married" in The Netherlands

    09/28/2005 5:18:08 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 101 replies · 3,416+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 2005-09-27 | Paul Belien
    The Netherlands and Belgium were the first countries to give full marriage rights to homosexuals. In the United States some politicians propose “civil unions” that give homosexual couples the full benefits and responsibilities of marriage. These civil unions differ from marriage only in name. Meanwhile in the Netherlands polygamy has been legalised in all but name. Last Friday the first civil union of three partners was registered. Victor de Bruijn (46) from Roosendaal “married” both Bianca (31) and Mirjam (35) in a ceremony before a notary who duly registered their civil union. “I love both Bianca and Mirjam, so I...
  • Disabled man beaten in small town (LOWRY CITY, Mo)

    08/17/2005 1:22:03 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 22 replies · 999+ views
    KY3 News ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | Michelle Sherwood
    LOWRY CITY, Mo. -- Someone beat a disabled man. It's a crime that people don't expect to happen in a small town. Some of the man's painkillers have disappeared, but clues are nowhere to be found. We want to warn you some of the video is disturbing. The man’s family wants you to see the video, in hopes of finding the person or people responsible for this brutal attack. The beating happened at the Castle Court Complex in Lowry City, a place for disabled people and seniors. Juanita Miller’s husband runs the place but she was asked to check on...
  • Michael Schiavo Poised To Sue Caregivers

    08/10/2005 10:38:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 719 replies · 11,721+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 8/10/05 | David Sommer
    CLEARWATER - Michael Schiavo has asked a court to waive the two-year statute of limitations on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against one or more of his deceased wife's caregivers. Terri Schiavo, 41, died March 31 after her feeding tube was removed after a seven-year court battle. Schiavo's attorney in this case, Mark Perenich, said he was not able to discuss the proposed lawsuit behind Tuesday's request for an extension of the two-year statute of limitations. By law, medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within two years of the alleged misconduct unless an extension is granted. In October 2003, Terri...
  • Is Internment on the Table?

    07/21/2005 4:58:24 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 193 replies · 3,756+ views
    How do prevent the stop-n-go jihad that is currently going on in London from happening here? Should we have an El Al if-you're-a-Muslim-you-don't-ride standard for our planes and trains? At the very least will those traveling on subways in this country have to carry their things in mesh, see-through carry bags like they do in many public high schools-- in reaction to Columbine-- in this Country? Clearly, their are many terror cells, native and foreign born , in this country. Monitoring mosques, forbidding muslims entry into certain engineering programs at our universities, massive deportations of problem muslims and ,gasp, a...
  • Marine Likely to Go Off Life Support (WI)

    07/15/2005 4:13:48 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies · 923+ views
    Madison.com ^ | July 15, 2005 | Steven Elbow
    A Monona (WI) woman is likely to remove the feeding tube of her Marine husband, who is in hospice care with a severe brain injury. Staff Sgt. Chad Simon, 32, was wounded by a roadside bomb Nov. 8 near Fallujah, Iraq. Simon's wife, Regina, had his feeding tube removed last Friday. It was reinserted Monday, but friends say the family plans to honor Simon's living will, which specifically states he does not want to be kept alive in a vegetative state. "He listed very explicit instructions concerning his care," said the family's attorney, Jack Schuster. Schuster said he couldn't divulge...
  • Wife Plans To Uphold Marine's Living Will (Monona, WI)

    07/14/2005 2:20:38 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies · 1,407+ views
    WISC TV ^ | July 14, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Wife Plans To Uphold Monona Marine's Living Will; Friend Believes Chad Simon Is Responsive MADISON, Wis. -- When you think of right to die cases, the name Terry Schiavo comes to mind. Now a similar situation is brewing with a Monona Marine who was badly injured in Iraq last year -- and now is in hospice care. Staff Sgt. Chad Simon, a member of the 2-24 Marines Company G, suffered a severe brain injury following an explosion of a roadside bomb in Iraq. He was was treated in Iraq, Bethesda, Md., and in Madison while community fundraisers for the family...
  • Hawaiian Pets Gain Right of Inheritance

    06/25/2005 10:19:20 AM PDT · by two134711 · 37 replies · 637+ views
    AP ^ | Sat Jun 25 | TARA GODVIN
    The audience was eager for the governor to put pen to paper. Some drooled. Catching the spirit of excitement, a few even lost control and barked. Canines of all sizes and a spotted rabbit named Roxy were among those gathered Friday at the Capitol to watch Gov. Linda Lingle sign into law a measure that allows residents to leave a trust for the care of their dog, cat, or other domestic animal. ADVERTISEMENT Lingle's two cats, Nani Girl and Stripes, were not in attendance. "As you know cats don't do as well in public settings like this as dogs do,"...
  • New tragedy for (euthanasia advocate) Lesley Martin

    05/13/2005 5:24:10 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 203 replies · 4,228+ views
    Stuff ^ | May 14, 2005 | DON KAVANAGH
    New tragedy for Lesley Martin 14 May 2005 By DON KAVANAGH Euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin and her family have had to make the agonising decision to turn off her brother's life-support system after a truck crash. Michael Charles Martin, 43, suffered serious head injuries after the meat truck he was driving and a lime tanker collided near the Waikato town of Pirongia two weeks ago. Ms Martin – who served nine months of a 15-month sentence for giving her terminally ill mother an overdose of morphine and then suffocating her with a pillow in 1999 – said the decision to...
  • Schindler Family on FoxNews Tonight-- Exclusive

    05/06/2005 5:24:16 PM PDT · by kingattax · 52 replies · 1,527+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 5-6-2005
    Tonight on Hannity & Colmes at 9 PM EDT, the family of Terri Schindler Schiavo will appear. In their first interview since her death, Terri Schiavo's family speaks out about life without Terri, their private battle, and their message to America. Don’t miss this emotional interview with the Schindlers! Oliver North will also be on from Fallujah in Iraq and Chris Simcox, organizer of the Minutemen Project will also be on the program.
  • Did a Doctor Kill Her Baby?;

    05/03/2005 5:24:43 PM PDT · by tutstar · 23 replies · 1,848+ views
    People Magazine /Time (from Lexis Nexis) ^ | April 25, 2005 | Anne-Marie O'Neill, Alicia Dennis in Corpus Christi
    Sylvia Ponce had already suffered two miscarriages and lost three babies to premature birth when she went into labor on Aug. 30, 1999. Her labor again had come dangerously early, and at 2:10 a.m. on Sept. 1, David Ponce entered the world weighing less than 11/2 lbs. When Sylvia heard him cry, her heart jumped. "I asked, 'Is he alive?'" she recalls. He was, replied the obstetrician attending the delivery. "I was so happy," says Sylvia, "and I was begging that they try to save my son." But what happened next thrust Sylvia, 44, and her then common-law husband Manuel,...
  • Devaluing lives (like Terri Schiavo's)

    05/02/2005 1:43:48 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 26 replies · 837+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2005 | Nat Hentoff
    Devaluing lives By Nat Hentoff While the media focused on religious groups and pro-lifers (not all pro-lifers are religious) engaged in trying to save Terri Schiavo, largely ignored were many disability-rights organizations. Andrew J. Imparato, head of the largest of them, the American Association of People with Disabilities, emphasizes there are more than 56 million American children and adults with disabilities, and I would note that many of the rest of us may unexpectedly join their number. This past March, Mr. Imparato, speaking to CNN regarding Mrs. Schiavo's plight, said that he feared that "when we start devaluing the lives...
  • S.A. hospital won't cut off man's life support

    04/29/2005 11:49:31 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 311+ views
    MySA.com ^ | 04/30/2005 12:07 AM CDT | Nicole Foy
    S.A. hospital won't cut off man's life support Web Posted: 04/30/2005 12:07 AM CDT Nicole Foy - Express-News Medical Writer An agreement was reached Friday that ended a standoff between the family of an East Texas man and a local hospital that planned to remove him from life support. Spiro Nikolouzos, critically ill and in a persistent vegetative state, will be returned to Avalon Place, a long-term care facility that came to his aid after a Houston hospital also decided to end life support. Nikolouzos was transferred from Avalon to Southeast Baptist Hospital at the end of March after he...
  • Man injured in St. Cloud bar fight dies

    04/26/2005 5:43:41 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 56 replies · 2,006+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | April 27, 2005 | Richard Meryhew
    -snip- A St. Cloud area man who suffered a brain injury in an April 8 altercation at a St. Cloud nightclub died Tuesday afternoon, more than a week after he was removed from life support. Justin W. Smiley, 28, of Sauk Rapids, died about 1 p.m. at the St. Cloud Hospital, his aunt, Pam Heldt, said Tuesday. "We're feeling a lot of relief right now that he's finally at peace," Heldt said. -snip- Janelle Kendall, the Stearns County Attorney, said an autopsy is scheduled for today. She said her office is awaiting the results of the autopsy before making a...
  • Half of Infant Deaths in Flanders Were Euthanasia

    04/08/2005 6:58:12 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 90 replies · 4,067+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | April 9, 2005 | David Rennie
    Brussels – Nearly half the newborn babies who died in Flanders over a recent year-long period were helped to die by their doctors, a new study reported yesterday. Paediatricians in the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium either discreetly stopped treating the babies or, in 17 cases, illegally killed them with lethal doses of painkillers. The study, published in The Lancet, examined the deaths of every baby who died within a year of birth in Flanders between August 1999 and July 2000. The results of a survey on the causes of death were stark: paediatricians who responded to the survey admitted they...
  • Shiavo case revisited: New Starving Case in Georgia

    04/07/2005 6:15:38 AM PDT · by tacomonkey2002 · 55 replies · 1,659+ views
    randomandpic.blogspot ^ | Kenneth Mullinax | Kenneth Mullinax
    To: Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 4:01 PM Subject: NewStarvingCaseinGeorgia.PressRelease.Mullinax(205)408-7598 Media Release For Immediate release! To: All media, and supporters of life. From: The Family of Mae Magouirk Date: April 6, 2005 Contact: Kenneth Mullinax Shiavo case revisited in Georgia Mae Magouirk…not comatose …not vegetative …not terminal Why is Hospice LaGrange, Ga. withholding nourishment? (LaGrange, Georgia) Mae Magouirk is being withheld nourishment and fluids and the provisions of her Living Will are not being honored at the Hospice-LaGrange, (1510 Vernon Street, LaGrange “Troup County” Georgia, 706-845-3905) a subsidiary of the LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange Georgia. Her family is desperately seeking...
  • Drug Czar's Office To Fund Nationwide Tour To Push For Expanded Student Drug Testing

    04/01/2005 10:19:20 AM PST · by cryptical · 22 replies · 494+ views
    NORML ^ | March 24th, 2005 | NORML
    Washington, DC: The White House will sponsor regional summits this spring to encourage middle and high-school officials to enact random, student drug testing in public schools. The taxpayer-funded summits will take place in Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Portland. The announcement of the summits comes just weeks after the White Houses' 2005 "National Drug Control Strategy" proposed increasing federal funding for student drug testing by more than 150 percent to a record $25.4 million annually. NORML Director Allen St. Pierre criticized the White Houses' push for the expanded use of suspicionless, student drug testing. "Random drug testing of students is...
  • Meet Judge Greer's pastor

    03/30/2005 7:06:04 AM PST · by apackof2 · 194 replies · 3,299+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/29/05 | Joseph Farah
    I am convinced God uses trials like the Terri Schiavo case to test men. Pinellas County Circuit Court Judge George Greer was tested – and found wanting. He had seven years to consider this case and got it wrong every time. I don't know Greer personally, but I know many people like him. They go to church on Sunday and then between Monday and Friday lead lives with no seeming connection to what they hear preached in the pulpit, what they read in the Bible, what they claim to believe of the Christian faith. This may be the biggest single...
  • Whose Life is Worth Living

    03/26/2005 9:16:41 PM PST · by Zivasmate · 63 replies · 1,302+ views
    Realclear politics.com ^ | Mar.26,2005 | Orson Scott Card
    March 26, 2005 Whose Life Is Worth Living? By Orson Scott Card It wasn’t that many years ago when I happened to be in Raleigh at a gathering of literary folk who were quite full of their own superiority. They started talking about people who (gasp!) let years go by without reading a single book. “Why do they even bother being alive?” asked one of them. Almost everyone laughed. They went on and on about the worthlessness of the lives of non-intellectuals. Shopping in malls. Eating at McDonald’s. Driving their gas-guzzling cars. I did ask where they shopped, and which...