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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...