Arizona Bishops Condemn Efforts to Curtail Physician Freedom of Conscience

May 6, 2008 by

By John Jalsevac for LifeSite News PHOENIX, AZ, May 5, 2008 ( – A new statement from the Arizona Conference of Catholic Bishops, signed by Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Tucson Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas, strongly condemns recent efforts by lawmakers in Arizona and throughout the United States to curtail fundamental rights of conscience, particularly the freedom of conscience of physicians and healthcare workers. "Today in our state and elsewhere in our...

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Council of Europe Declares Unlimited Abortion an Unconditional Right for all of Europe

Apr 17, 2008 by

By Hilary White for LifeSite News STRASBOURG, April 16, 2008 ( – The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has passed a resolution to declare unlimited legal abortion an unconditional right. The Assembly passed the resolution with 102 to 69 votes with 14 abstentions. Amendments seeking to make the resolution less extreme in its promotion of abortion were rejected. In preparation for what is being described as a rushed vote, the Assembly restricted plenary...

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Blair Formally Refuses to Respond to Abortion and Embryo Research Questions after "Conversion" to Catholicism

Apr 15, 2008 by

By Hilary White for LifeSite News Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Britain and avid supporter of legal abortion and homosexual "marriage" who was received into the Catholic Church late last year, has issued a statement refusing to answer questions regarding his position on abortion and embryonic research in the light of his alleged conversion. In an open letter, the Director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, John Smeaton, had asked Blair if he would,...

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Teen Sex Linked To Regret and Abortions in Later Adult Life

Apr 13, 2008 by

From LifeSite News DUBLIN, April 11, 2008 ( – Girls who become sexually active before age 17 are almost 70 percent more likely to experience a crisis pregnancy in later life and three times more likely to procure abortion in their lifetime than those who wait until they are older, according to a study released by the Irish Crisis Pregnancy Agency. The Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships, the largest nationally representative study on sexual knowledge,...

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Embryo Research May Never Produce Cures: Head of UK Stem Cell Network

Apr 12, 2008 by

By Hilary White for LifeSite News LONDON, April 11, 2008 ( – Lord Patel of Dunkeld, chairman of the UK National Stem Cell Network and chancellor of Dundee University, told the Scotsman earlier this week that research involving stem cells would likely lead to therapies, but that ultimately such treatments could prove too risky for human use. He also said it could be five to ten years before viable stem cell treatments were available. But even then, he observed, "We...

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Leading UK AIDS Organisation Website Instructs Gay Men in "Extreme" Sexual and Drug Practices

Apr 10, 2008 by

By Hilary White for LifeSite News LONDON, April 9, 2008 ( – The Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), an organisation in the UK founded ostensibly to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, has set up a website giving graphic information and instruction to homosexual men interested in "extreme" sexual practices. The site, called "Hard Cell", includes photos of male models involved in the various practices described,...

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