Category: Sanctity of Life

Pelosi and Feinstein refuse to say if 15-week preborn baby is a human being

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) both refused to answer questions about whether a preborn child at 15 weeks gestation is a human being. The upcoming Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will address Mississippi’s 15-week (four month) abortion ban, along with the question of whether abortion can be banned prior to the ever-changing standard of “viability” (the ability of the preborn child to survive outside the womb).

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POLL: Majority of Church-Going Catholics Say Pro-Abortion Politicians Shouldn’t Receive Communion

“Catholic politicians who advocate for policies considered ‘gravely immoral’ create confusion and discord among believers,” CatholicVote President Brian Burch said in a statement. “Catholics’ concern about the flouting of Catholic social teaching by public leaders is less about politics and more about the integrity of the faith, along with reverence and respect due the Holy Eucharist.

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Canada’s new euthanasia law will provide, not prevent, suicide for some psychiatric patients

Laws in those countries permitted voluntary death for patients whose physical or psychological suffering was unbearable and could not be effectively treated by means that were acceptable to them.1 A terminal condition was not a necessary criterion.

This opened the door for some patients with psychiatric illness to have suicide provided for them, rather than prevented. Now between 100 and 200 patients with psychiatric illness are euthanized upon request annually between Belgium2 and the Netherlands.3
Laws in those countries permitted voluntary death for patients whose physical or psychological suffering was unbearable and could not be effectively treated by means that were acceptable to them.1 A terminal condition was not a necessary criterion.

This opened the door for some patients with psychiatric illness to have suicide provided for them, rather than prevented. Now between 100 and 200 patients with psychiatric illness are euthanized upon request annually between Belgium2 and the Netherlands.3

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Teen Influencer With 26 Million Followers Tells Fans He’s Pro-Life: Abortion Is ‘Killing Someone’

A 19-year-old Spanish TikTok influencer with a massive following told fans last month that he’s pro-life, emphasizing that an abortion is “killing someone” — a far cry from leftist language that categorizes abortion procedures as “health care.”

“In a series of videos responding to questions from his followers, Naim Darrechi, 19, who is a musician and author of a book, gave his opinions and thoughts on abortion,” LiveAction reported Friday. “He knew that what he had to say about the controversial topic could cause a stir, but he decided to say it anyway.”

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The Supreme Court Must Settle the Selective-Abortion Question

Last week, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked key provisions of a pro-life statute in Missouri, including the portion of the law that prohibits abortions knowingly performed after an unborn child has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

The decision marks the second time this year that Eighth Circuit judges have struck down a state law attempting to regulate selective abortions following a prenatal Down-syndrome diagnosis. In January, a three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit blocked a similar law out of Arkansas, a decision that the state has appealed to the Supreme Court.

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Judge in Argentina issues ruling that could turn back the clock on legal abortion

June 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Last December, the Congress of Argentina narrowly legalized abortion after declining to do so only two years earlier in 2018. Ecstatic abortion activists predicted a “Green Wave” across South America; instead, the move triggered condemnation by many leaders — in Honduras, lawmakers even entrenched permanent protections for pre-born children to prevent abortion legalization in their own country. At the time, Argentinian pro-life leader Camila Duro told me that legalization would be challenged, and a judge in the northern province of Chaco granted an injunction against implementation soon thereafter.

On June 7, there was another significant judicial ruling in the battle to turn back the clock on abortion in Argentina. Camila Duro connected me with Alfredo M. Vitolo, a professor of constitutional law and human rights, to explain what is currently unfolding.

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We should treat all lives as equal. With assisted suicide we don’t.

But during the question time at the end of the debate, one of the students commented that she could not understand or accept how I could consider the prevention of suicides amongst young people as being similar to the prevention of suicides amongst elderly or disabled persons. On hearing this comment, however, I must confess that I was quite shocked and dismayed.

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Louisiana Senate sends five pro-life bills to governor’s desk

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The Louisiana Senate passed five pro-life bills this week aimed at protecting both women and babies from abortion.

House Bill 578, known as the Abortion Pill Reversal Act, passed by a large margin of 31-7 in the Senate after previously passing in the House in a 71-27 vote. The bill requires that information about abortion pill reversal (which has been credited with saving the lives of more than 2,000 babies) be included in the state informed consent information for women undergoing an abortion. Abortion providers must tell clients, “Research has indicated that the first pill provided, identified as mifepristone, is not always effective in ending a pregnancy. If after taking the first pill you regret your decision, please consult a physician or health care provider immediately to determine if there are options available to assist you in continuing your pregnancy.”

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