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  • Dominican Republic Protest Against Attempt to Legalize Abortion

    08/26/2007 10:22:15 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 191+ views ^ | August 24, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Dominican Republic Protest Against Attempt to Legalize Abortion Although abortion currently illegal in island nation, law is rarely enforced By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman SANTO DOMINGO, August 24, 2007 ( -- Citizens of the Dominican Republic protested both inside and outside of the country's Chamber of Deputies (lower house of congress) against an attempt to legalize "therapeutic abortion" in the island nation last Wednesday. Protesters outside of the building held signs that included statements such as, "Yes to life, no to abortion", "We are in favor of life", and "Abortion is murder". "If the legalization of abortion is approved, the Dominican...
  • Birth Control Measures Prompt Riots in China

    05/21/2007 8:19:28 AM PDT · by zeller the zealot · 9 replies · 480+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 21, 2007 | JOSEPH KAHN
    According to villagers and witness accounts posted on the Internet, officials in several parts of Guangxi mobilized their largest effort in years to roll back population growth by instituting mandatory health checks for women and forcing pregnant women who did not have approval to give birth to abort fetuses.
  • Indiana Apologizes for Role in Eugenics

    04/13/2007 2:18:02 AM PDT · by bd476 · 13 replies · 830+ views
    Associated Press and ABC News ^ | April 13, 2007 | By KEN KUSMER
    Indiana Apologizes for Role in Eugenics Indiana's Health Commissioner Apologizes for State's Role in Developing Eugenics By KEN KUSMER The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS April 13, 2007 (AP)— - Indiana sought to atone for its role in pioneering the state-authorized sterilization of "imbeciles," paupers and others it deemed undesirable, expressing regret for passing the first such law 100 years ago. Health Commissioner Dr. Judith Monroe said Thursday at a symposium at the Indiana State Library that Indiana needed to acknowledge and learn from its role in developing eugenics. "It is one that we do regret but we should not forget,"...
  • Maine Legislators Want to Spend 300K Funding Poor Women's Abortions

    03/19/2007 2:03:45 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 509+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/19/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Augusta, ME ( -- The state of Maine already gives over $1 million annually to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, which does abortions in the northeastern state. But some state legislators say that's not enough and they want the legislature to approve a bill that would spend $283,000 to directly fund poor women's abortions. Maine Democrat Senate President Betheda Edmonds is the main sponsor of the measure, LD 1309, which is slated for a public hearing later this spring. The bill has the support of pro-abortion groups such as the Family Planning Association of Maine and the Maine Women's...
  • After 4 weeks in coma, woman sues abortion clinic

    03/01/2007 10:41:29 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 105 replies · 1,983+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 3/1/2007 | Wayne Parry
    After 4 weeks in coma, woman sues abortion clinic NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark woman who said she spent a month in a coma after undergoing an abortion at a Bergen County clinic sued the facility and several doctors there on Thursday. The lawsuit was filed in Superior Court in Essex County against Metropolitan Medical Associates, an Englewood clinic that performs thousands of abortions a year. The clinic was ordered closed on Tuesday by state health officials until it corrects the "immediate and serious" risks. Rasheedah Dinkins, who is still recovering in a hospital, said she regrets having ended...
  • Official in South Carolina says bad parents should be sterilized

    10/01/2006 10:21:41 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 22 replies · 611+ views
    WLNS ^ | 10/1/06 | WLNS / AP
    CHARLESTON, S.C. A Charleston, South Carolina city councilman reportedly says parents who can't properly care for their kids should be sterilized. Larry Shirley tells The Post and Courier, "We pick up stray animals and spay them." Shirley's comments come after police say a video store was held up by a group of children, including a 14-year-old girl suspected of wielding a B-B gun that looked like a pistol. According to the paper, Shirley says "These mothers need to be spayed if they can't take care of theirs. He reportedly goes on to say, "Once they have a child and it's...
  • America's Taliban strikes again

    08/28/2006 6:31:13 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 712 replies · 8,997+ views
    Arkansas News Bureau ^ | 28 August 2006 | John Brummett
    The Holocaust wasn't Hitler's fault. Darwin made him do it. Complicit as well are any who buy into the scientific theory that modern man evolved from lower animal forms. That's the latest lunacy from one of our more fanatical right-wing American Christian television outfits, the Coral Ridge Ministries in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Coral Ridge espouses that America is not a free-religion nation, but a Christian one. It argues there should be no separation of church and state. Thus it's America's Taliban, America's Shiite theocracy. It certainly has a propensity for explaining or excusing Hitler. A few years ago it brought...
  • Chirac Warns Of 'African Flood'

    07/14/2006 4:18:48 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 874+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-14-2006
    Chirac warns of 'African flood' Thousands of Africans are risking their lives to reach Europe French President Jacques Chirac has warned that Africans "will flood the world" unless more is done to develop the continent's economy. In a TV interview, Mr Chirac said nearly 50% of Africa's 950m population was under 17 and that by 2050 there would be two billion Africans. He said the necessary resources had to be made available to help Africa. "We have an immense problem [in Africa] ... which is that of development," he said in the Bastille Day interview. 'Back to basics' "If we...
  • Misguided, Anti-Catholic, and Just Plain Evil (How Dare You Criticize Buffett and Gates!)

    07/13/2006 3:17:33 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies · 626+ views
    Spirit and Life ^ | 7/14/2006 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Misguided, Anti-Catholic, and Just Plain EvilIt is hard to encapsulate the more than 200 volatile emails and phone calls that I received two weeks ago concerning HLI's position on Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, but I think it is helpful to report a few of them in their own words. Perhaps this will give a clearer picture of the souls of some of our citizens who very deliberately and aggressively responded to our exposure of those wealthy population controllers. Certainly, not all Americans endorse the hateful remarks below, but the responses do illustrate how far the culture has regressed not...
  • Sterilization as Contraception

    04/20/2006 4:48:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 105 replies · 1,242+ views
    Our neighbors told us that their sons and wives (all of whom are Catholic and educated in Catholic elementary and high schools), each couple with two children apiece, don’t plan to have any more children and to make certain everyone recently had surgical procedures performed to prevent conception. The sons had vasectomies and their wives had their fallopian tubes sutured. Our friends think this is a form of birth control, and we agree with them. Has the Church addressed this matter? Without question, the couples in question clearly intended to disregard the Church’s teaching on contraception and did so by...
  • Faith keeps Mom, 10 kids hopeful (Where's the daddy? A national disgrace!)

    03/16/2006 5:36:30 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 188 replies · 3,414+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | 3/16/2006 | Jeremy Cox
    A toppled candle destroyed the home and belongings of an out-of-work nurse and her 10 children During the late-afternoon confusion, a candle flame grew Monday into a potentially deadly blaze in the home where Kerren Laitaille had been raising her 10 children. In a matter of minutes, the fire destroyed family pictures, most of their clothes, beds, just about everything they owned. Everything, that is, except their faith. “It’s shown me I’m blessed with my kids and shown me people do care and are there for you,” Laitaille said Wednesday morning in her all-too-temporary home: a room at Hawthorn Suites...
  • Humanizing Eugenics - A bad idea bred of good intentions

    02/28/2006 7:14:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies · 491+ views
    Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal) ^ | February 28, 2006 | Christine Rosen
    In 1927, physicians at the Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded in Lynchburg sterilized a young woman named Carrie Buck. Although doctors at state institutions across the country had performed sterilizations before, Carrie's case was unusual. Her sterilization had received the imprimatur of the U.S. Supreme Court. In Buck v. Bell, the court upheld the state of Virginia's right to sterilize, forcibly, so-called feeble-minded individuals. "It is better for all the world," Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote for the majority, "if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society...
  • B.C. (British Columbia) settles sterilization suit with nine women

    12/22/2005 4:41:44 AM PST · by beaversmom · 118+ views
    Toronto Stara ^ | December 22, 2005
    VANCOUVER—The Supreme Court of British Columbia has approved a $450,000 settlement between the provincial government and nine women with mental disabilities who were sterilized while patients at Riverview Psychiatric Hospital. The women were sterilized at the hospital in nearby Coquitlam between 1940 and 1968. A B.C. public guardian statement yesterday said the settlements range between $25,000 and $100,000, plus costs. The case has been before the courts since 2001, when 18 lawsuits were filed on their behalf by the Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia. The cases were dismissed in 2003, but B.C. Court of Appeal overturned that decision...
  • Teens Lured Into Pregnancy

    11/18/2005 3:46:38 PM PST · by zaxxon · 29 replies · 1,093+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | November 18, 2005 | Tom Godfrey
    A North York church group is fighting to curb the alarming rate of unplanned pregnancies among high school girls living in west-end housing complexes. Members of the Abundant Life Pentecostal Church on Dixon Rd. said they're concerned for the girls and their fatherless babies. They are aware of one youth who has impregnated more than a dozen schoolgirls. "Some of these studs have made 10 or more girls pregnant," said Pastor Al Bowen. "Many others have made two or three pregnant." Bowen and volunteers of the Kuriou Foundation have been conducting outreach for 15 years in housing complexes in Jane-Finch,...
  • Calif allows cities to force pit bull sterilization

    10/08/2005 11:59:42 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 9 replies · 378+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | October 7, 2005 | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law Friday that allows cities to force the sterilization of potentially dangerous dog breeds such as pit bulls. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had asked for a new law to allow greater city control over the animals following a series of fatal incidents, including a pit bull mauling in June of a 12-year-old San Francisco boy. "This bill will make our streets and homes safer from aggressive dogs produced by irresponsible breeders and provide help to cities and counties with animal shelters that are overpopulated with dog breeds that people are...
  • Local Illinois Hospital Caught Trying to Eugenicize a Patient

    08/26/2005 5:50:11 PM PDT · by jbamb · 27 replies · 593+ views
    Part-Time Pundit ^ | 8/26/05 | John Bambenek
    Eugenics is the sterilizing of the "unfit" so that only the fit can breed. This was all the rage in the 30s until Hitler took it to its logical extension and it fell out of style. Many states allowed courts to order sterilization of criminals or others that those in power deemed not fit to procreate. The laws were eventually overturned. That brings me to this story. On March 11th, 2005 a woman was admitted to Carle Foundation hospital. She was several months pregnant and was admitted for complications to her pregnancy and for apparent drug abuse. At admission, the...
  • Exploding the Myth of the Population Bomb

    06/04/2005 2:07:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 67 replies · 1,482+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | 6/3/05 | Matt C. Abbot
    During the last three decades, the issue of overpopulation - or perceived overpopulation - has been discussed in various capacities. The primary instigators of these discussions have been the radical environmentalists, the radical animal rights activists, and certain wealthy elites in our Western society. All of these groups more or less assert that human beings are destroying the planet. There are too many of us, they say. Hence, we must utilize “family planning” (read: abortion, contraception, sterilization), even in a coercive manner, to limit the number of people born into the world. As a result of this elitist, anti-life mentality,...
  • Mass sterilization to avert koala starvation on Australia's Kangaroo Island

    05/24/2005 9:10:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 420+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/23/05
    Mass sterilization to avert koala starvation on Australia's Kangaroo Island Mon May 23, 8:58 AM ET ADELAIDE, Australia (AFP) - Australian authorities announced they would sterilize more than 8,000 koalas to prevent mass starvation of the cuddly marsupials on a southern island. South Australia state Premier Mike Rann said the current population of 27,000 koalas on Kangaroo Island was unsustainable. The animals numbered just 5,000 on the island in 1996. "They are doubling in population every five years, and we need to bring that under control as a matter of urgency," Rann said Monday. "However, with no natural predators, the...
  • Family Planning Bill in Philippines Paving Way for Legalized Abortion

    04/29/2005 8:35:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 674+ views
    Asia News ^ | April 29, 2005
    Manila (AsiaNews/C-Fam) -  One of the most populous Catholic countries in the world is set to significantly liberalize its laws on family planning and "reproductive health" services, stopping just short of outright legalization of abortion. The proposed legislation, which is likely to pass within months, sets in place a "comprehensive national policy" that discriminates against families with more than two children and requires the Catholic Church to provide sex education in schools and to pay for the sterilizations of its employees. House Bill 3773, entitled, "Responsible Parenthood and Population Management Act of 2005," says, "The State . . . guarantees...
  • Chinese men get US asylum if wife was sterilised

    03/09/2005 8:38:39 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 287+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 10 March 2005 | Henry Weinstein
    Men whose wives were forcibly sterilised under China's coercive population control policies are entitled to political asylum in the US, the federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled. The ruling could greatly increase the number of people able to stay in the US because of persecution under China's population policies. "Involuntary sterilisation irrevocably strips persons of one of the important liberties we possess as humans: our reproductive freedom," Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote on behalf of the panel of three. "Therefore, one who has suffered involuntary sterilisation, either directly or because of the sterilisation of a spouse, is entitled [without...
  • Woman who killed baby ordered sterilized

    02/09/2005 12:33:39 PM PST · by Kennesaw · 125 replies · 6,876+ views
    Atlanta Journal ^ | 02/09/05 | Tom Opdyke
    Woman who killed baby ordered sterilized Published on: 02/09/05 A Fulton County judge has ordered sterilization for a woman who killed her 5-week-old daughter. Superior Court Judge Rowland Barnes said Carisa Ashe, 34, has 90 days to have the tubal ligation that would prevent her from conceiving. Ashe had been charged with murder in the Dec. 16, 1998, death of Destiny Ashe. An autopsy indicated Destiny had been shaken and hit so badly her brain swelled and hemorrhaged. After two days of trial on the murder charge, Ashe pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter, according to the district attorney's office....
  • Canada Funding UNFPA to Spite US

    12/15/2004 9:32:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 610+ views ^ | Joseph A. D’Agostino | 12/15/04
    Perhaps frustrated, together with France and Kofi Annan, with its inability to influence American foreign policy, Canada’s government decided to increase sharply its annual contributions to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The official announcement of the increase just happened to coincide with President George W. Bush’s visit to America’s small northern neighbor. Canada has chosen to ignore the evidence of China’s coercive population control program and UNFPA’s assistance to it — or perhaps she doesn’t care. This Tuesday, December 14, the House International Relations Committee under the guidance of Rep. Chris Smith (R — NJ) will hear new testimony...
  • Democratic House candidate's book argues merits of sterilization

    09/24/2004 1:27:33 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 5 replies · 317+ views ^ | Tue, Sep. 21, 2004 | LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Democratic House candidate's book argues merits of sterilization LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press WASHINGTON - A Democrat running for a U.S. House seat in Pennsylvania wrote a 1991 book that calls for government sterilization of some mental patients, welfare recipients, alcoholics and parents of diseased or deformed children. Steven Porter, running in the 3rd Congressional District, said Tuesday that the arguments presented in his book are based on "hypothetic" cases and only recommend sterilization on a voluntary basis. Porter is running against Rep. Phil English in a race the five-term Republican is expected to easily win. Porter's book, "The Ethics...
  • Okla. Senate Hopeful Did Sterilizations

    09/23/2004 8:21:05 PM PDT · by HostileTerritory · 47 replies · 1,213+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 23, 2004 | The Associated Press
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Coburn, who has been accused of sterilizing a young woman without her permission 14 years ago, now says he has performed similar procedures on ``lots'' of underage women. In an interview this week on the Tulsa radio station KRMG, Coburn was asked: ``To your knowledge, could this situation have happened, or has happened with any other women?'' Coburn, a physician, replied: ``I've done this lots to women who have come in with emergency things who have asked me to sterilize them, underage. When they've already had three babies.''
  • Court orders sterilization

    06/28/2004 6:23:58 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 74 replies · 1,790+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 06/28/04 | Aimee Edmondson
    Court orders sterilization Retarded woman's rights and taxpayer cost enter the cycle By Aimee Edmondson Contact June 27, 2004 Loretta McGee giggles and nods when you ask whether she wants to be sterilized. Ask her anything else, and she'll likely answer the same way. The mentally retarded 33-year-old is pregnant with her 10th child. The first nine cost taxpayers thousands each month, and the court says it's time Loretta stops making babies. A Memphis judge said Loretta should use long-term birth control, a court order signed Friday says. That judge, Juvenile Court Referee Claudia Haltom, agreed with a state-appointed therapist's...
  • Scottish Doctors Sterilize up to 400 Girls Without Parental Notification

    05/03/2004 11:50:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 374+ views Scotsman ^ | Monday May 3, 2004
    EDINBURGH, May 3, 2004, ( - As many as four hundred girls, some as young as 14, have been sterilized by doctors in Scotland at public expense, without their parents' knowledge. The programme was part of an effort by public health officials to stem the growing number of teenage pregnancies. The method used was a contraceptive implant, Implanon, that releases hormones into the blood stream. Similar to Norplant, a favorite tool of groups working to sterilize populations in the developing world through United Nations-sponsored programmes, Tory health spokesman in the Scottish parliament has heavily criticized the action saying that he...
  • Sterilization: Why It Is Wrong

    01/14/2004 6:49:28 AM PST · by new cruelty · 71 replies · 883+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | 1/15/04 | Fr. William P. Saunders
    I recently saw the movie "Cheaper by the Dozen." In it, the father, played by Steve Martin, states that he has had a vasectomy. This has caused some discussion among friends, especially because some people think that after 12 children one logically should have a vasectomy. Why does the Church teach that sterilization is wrong? — A reader in Ashburn Before addressing the morality of sterilization, we must first remember that each person is a precious human being made in God’s image and likeness with both a body and a soul. Vatican II’s "Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the...
  • Forced sterlisation (sic) of men recommended

    01/09/2004 7:31:51 AM PST · by hotpotato · 5 replies · 202+ views
    IndiaTimes ^ | Jan 09, 2004 | Aravind Gowda
    BANGALORE : The Legislative Council on Friday witnessed an interesting debate with a majority of the members, particularly those from medical background, gunning for mandatory sterilisation of married men, to check population explosion. When Jalaja Naik (Congress) raised the issue of women being forced to undergo sterilisation, many others joined in. M R Tanga (BJP) and M P Nadagouda (AIPJD), who are doctors by profession, contended that unless men were compelled to go in for sterilisation, no population control measure would succeed. "There is enormous social and family pressure on women to undergo tubectomy. Indian men have wrong notions about...
  • USAID Supported Fujimori Sterilization Campaign; Seeks to Cover-Up Involvement

    09/22/2003 11:37:17 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 3 replies · 290+ views
    Population Research Institute ^ | 22 September 2003 | Steven Mosher
    Dear Colleague: USAID supported and helped fund the Peruvian forced sterilization campaign from 1996-2000. Nearly 300,000 women were sterilized. Some died. When Peruvian officials began to expose USAID involvement in Peru's coercive sterilization campaign, the Washington agency began to attack them. One result of this USAID cover-up was the ouster of Peru's pro-life, pro-family minister of health. Three years into a pro-life administration, USAID is still promoting the failed pro-population control, anti-family policies of the past. It is time for the Bush Administration to clean house. Steven Mosher President PS. There's still time to register for PRI's Oct. 24-26 conference...
  • U.S. Agencies Involved In Forced Sterilization of Peru's Poor

    08/02/2002 5:25:27 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 6 replies · 440+ views
    Amid ever-increasing evidence of coercive government population control efforts and sterilization campaigns in Peru, the Latin American Alliance for the Family (ALAFA) has called for the U.S. government to withdraw its financial support from so-called family planning programs which have resulted in the deaths of and injuries to Peruvian women, mostly in very poor areas of the country. Daniel Zeidler, director of the U.S. office of the Latin American Alliance for the Family, an international advocacy organization, following its own investigation in Peru last month, said: "Peru's population program is seriously violating human rights by pressuring and coercing poor women...
  • Eugenics Not Possible Without The Power Of The State

    09/12/2003 3:52:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 296+ views
    Lew Rockwell ^ | 11 September 2003 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    War Against The Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race, by Edward Black. 550 pp, with notes, appendices and bibliography. Four Walls Eight Windows, New York. With vigor and eloquence, Pope John Paul II has spoken against the "culture of death." Without too much thought, one might believe that culture is of recent vintage and found in legal abortion and the debate over legalizing euthanasia. But the culture of death is much older, and may well have its roots in the eugenics programs of the early 20th century. Writing in "War Against The Weak: Eugenics and America’s...
  • Bush Administration Upholds Human Rights Policy 8/29/2003

    09/02/2003 12:49:19 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 6 replies · 223+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 8/29/03 | Kristin Smith
    Bush Administration Upholds Human Rights Policy 8/29/2003 By Kristin Smith Participation in China's population control program disqualifies U.S. group from federal funds. The State Department has come under fire for determining that Marie Stopes International (MSI) is ineligible under U.S. law to receive funding because of that organization’s participation in the population control program in the People’s Republic of China, which includes coercive sterilization and abortion. MSI is part of a seven-member consortium, known as the Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium. The State Department’s refusal to fund MSI adheres to the Kemp-Kasten law which provides that no funds “may be...
  • U.S. ends AIDS Funding in Africa, Asia

    08/27/2003 3:18:49 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 2 replies · 156+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/27/2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department has cut off funding for an AIDS program benefiting African and Asian refugees, saying it believes a group taking part in the program supports involuntary abortions and sterilization in China. State Department spokesman Philip Reeker said Wednesday funds were offered to six of seven groups that received money from the department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. But the consortium of groups turned down the funding after the department excluded the seventh group, Marie Stopes International. ``We offered this funding to six of them, in order to continue supporting the good work that they've...
  • Very Bad News for the U.N. Population Fund, UNFPA

    06/14/2003 8:24:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 670+ views
    Very Bad News for the U.N. Population Fund Since its founding in 1969, the United Nations Population Fund (also known as UNFPA, the acronym of its earlier name) has expended almost $5 billion on population control programs worldwide. In the early days, population control was seen by many as an appropriate response to fears of a population explosion that could doom billions of humans to starvation. Today, with fertility rates in steady decline, UNFPA usually justifies its actions under another dubious and discredited notion — that curbing population growth is essential to achieving "sustainable development" in countries of the developing...
  • For her own good: Sterilizing the poor

    02/21/2003 4:52:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 79 replies · 278+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Feb. 21, 2003 | Eve Tushnet
    In the United States, doctors are often viewed as heroes. In a nation that skids erratically from pluralism to relativism, physical health is one of the few values most of us can agree on. Television shows from "Marcus Welby, MD" to "Scrubs" have played on the sympathy and respect we have for doctors. And the doctors generally live up to our expectations--they sacrifice time and rest in order to heal the sick and the injured. They earn the authority we give them. I wonder what Obdulia thinks of doctors now. Obdulia is a 21-year-old Mexican woman of Tzotzil Indian heritage....
  • Another Eugenics Nightmare

    01/04/2003 7:03:39 PM PST · by victim soul · 26 replies · 639+ views
    Agape press ^ | 1.2.03 | Rev. Mark H. Creech
    It all started around the turn of the last century in England and the United States. Under the leadership of social engineers such as Francis Galton and Charles Davenport, the eugenics movement became a powerful social force that had a stranglehold on the American psyche by the 1930s. What were called "Fitter Families" contests were held in many places across the nation. Fitter families were families with little or no incidences of physical or mental disability. Their ethnic heritage also had to be intact. Racial intermarriages resulted in disqualification. Thus, fitter families were strictly Caucasian. At the Kansas Free Fair...
  • It Can’t Happen here…Or Can It?

    11/24/2002 4:51:39 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 33 replies · 1,197+ views
    Focus On The Family ^ | August 1998 | Tom Neven
    "A witness to Hitler and an official observer at the Nuremberg war crimes trials warns against what happens when a nation’s moral foundations are shattered But his years studying in Berlin in the shadow of Hitler have perhaps had the greatest effect in shaping him. Today, he has many things to say as our culture continues to wallow in abortion on demand and careens headlong toward physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia and even eugenics, the belief that we can "improve" the human race through science. The living room and study of his Colorado Springs home groan beneath the weight of books and...
  • FDA approves first nonsurgical sterilization for women

    11/05/2002 2:30:58 PM PST · by Salman · 1 replies · 219+ views
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | 4 Nov 2002 | Lauran Neergaard
    WASHINGTON -- The government has approved the first nonsurgical method of sterilizing women, a tiny device called Essure that could transform the way many women end their childbearing years. Scientists long have tried, and failed, to develop a way to sterilize women without surgery; sterilization remains the most widely used form of birth control. More than 180 million women worldwide have had the procedure performed, including an estimated 700,000 Americans a year. Today, sterilization is performed through an operation called tubal ligation, where doctors cut and tie the fallopian tubes to keep eggs released by the ovaries from reaching the...
  • Sterilization device for women approved

    11/04/2002 3:30:30 PM PST · by Ed_NYC · 110 replies · 608+ views
    CNN ^ | Monday, November 4, 2002 Posted: 5:44 PM EST | n/a
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government has approved the first nonsurgical method of sterilizing women, a tiny device called Essure that could transform the way many women end their childbearing years.</p> <p>Scientists long have tried, and failed, to develop a way to sterilize women without surgery; sterilization remains the most widely used form of birth control. More than 180 million women worldwide have had the procedure performed, including an estimated 700,000 Americans a year.</p>
  • U.S. Blocks Money for Family Clinics Promoted by U.N.

    07/23/2002 3:03:51 AM PDT · by ppaul · 22 replies · 499+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 7/23/02 | TODD S. PURDUM
    WASHINGTON, July 22 — In a rebuff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, the Bush administration said today that it would not contribute to a United Nations agency that it contends provides aid to Chinese government agencies that force women to have abortions. At his Senate confirmation hearings last year, Secretary Powell praised the agency, the United Nations Population Fund, for its "invaluable work." A State Department fact-finding mission in May found no evidence that the program "knowingly supported or participated in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization." But the administration reversed course and...