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African Union submits to pro-abortion pressure on maternal health

The African Union (AU) finished its annual summit at the end of July with governments agreeing to make maternal and child mortality a continent-wide priority. The summit in Kampala, Uganda, ended with member states extending the controversial, non-binding Maputo Plan of Action (PoA) for an additional five years and expanding a new initiative called the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction on Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). Pressure was placed on the AU from UN agencies and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO). While United ... (Continue reading)

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Some abortionists are promoting adoption

Public relations gimmick or genuine ‘choice’ A pro-abortion adoption agency? The very idea may sound like an oxymoron. What about a pro-adoption abortion facility? Nevertheless, to Corinna Lohser and Cristina Page, co-founders of the recently created Adoption Access Network, these are newly stated goals of the so-called pro-choice movement. It is no secret that the term pro-choice is understood by pro-lifers as a euphemism for pro-abortion. Historically the word ‘choice’ has functioned as a synonym for ‘abortion’ in political and ... (Continue reading)

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The rape exception

The rape exception

Cardinal Ouellet of the Archdiocese of Quebec probably did not expect to ignite a controversy when he spoke at a pro-life conference in May and reiterated long-held Catholic teaching on abortion. Yet within days, journalists, feminist groups and politicians across the province were expressing anger and indignation at the cardinal’s statements, in which he declared his opposition to abortion in all cases, including rape. In answer to a reporter’s question, Ouellet had said, “The child is not responsible for how he ... (Continue reading)

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G8 backs abortion-free maternal health initiative

The leaders of the G8 countries meeting in Huntsville, Ont., endorsed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s signature Muskoka Initiative on maternal and infant health and pro-life leaders are cautiously optimistic that it will remain abortion-free despite loaded wording of the leaders’ statement. On June 26, the G8 released a statement committing the world’s rich countries -- Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom -- to support “key interventions along the continuum of care” from pre-pregnancy through to ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-abortion doulas divide birthing community

In 2007, a group of New York pro-abortion activists decided to provide doulas to women undergoing abortions. Traditionally, doulas assist women throughout the last few months of pregnancy and during labour. They do not have the same education as midwives or social workers. Rather, they provide comfort to the mother through techniques such as hand-holding, breathing, visualization or pain management. The New York City Doula Project, however, was the first to provide these services for women going through abortions. Since then, ... (Continue reading)

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Quebec unanimously passes pro-abortion motion

Quebec unanimously passes  pro-abortion motion

In a motion that was unanimously adopted by the Québec legislature, Quebec MNAs have unanimously called on the Harper government to affirm the right to free access of abortion and to stop cutting funding for pro-choice women’s groups. They also asked “the federal government and the prime minister of Canada to put an end to the current ambiguity on this issue.” The motion was passed on May 19 by a vote of 109 - 0 and will be transferred to ... (Continue reading)

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Experts call for doctors to take measures against sex-selection abortion

Writing in the January 2010 edition of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, a pair of Canadian medical experts called for new guidelines and practices to prevent sex-selection abortions. Dr. Brendan Leier, a bioethicist at the University of Alberta, and Dr. Allison T. Thiele, a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Saskatchewan, note that due to the widespread use of ultrasound technology and abortion, parents, “can ensure giving birth to a child of a preferred sex for ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-abortion Obamacare passes after Stupak compromise

On March 21, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 219-212 to approve the Democrats’ pro-abortion health care reform bill. The bill passed after Rep. Bart Stupak (D, Mich.) accepted a compromise from the White House that he says will limit abortion funding. Last November, Stupak co-authored an amendment that restricted taxpayer funding of abortion. A similar effort in the Senate failed although the Democratic leadership there argued that the bill’s language would uphold the Hyde Amendment prohibition on public funding ... (Continue reading)

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Human Rights Watch chastises Ireland over pro-life laws

A new report by Human Rights Watch claims that Ireland’s anti-abortion regulations are in violation of international law. According to the report, “A State of Isolation: Access to Abortion for Women in Ireland,” released on January 28, “Ireland is a party to several international human rights treaties, and has been repeatedly criticized by international treaty bodies for implementing abortion restrictions that are in violation of the human rights obligations the government has voluntarily undertaken.” Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organization ... (Continue reading)

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Paper links UN promotion of ‘safe’ abortion to maternal deaths

A recent submission to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) provides evidence of the potentially fatal consequences of “safe” abortion promoted by UN agencies, and includes a list of 113 studies linking abortion dangerous complications such as pre-term birth in subsequent pregnancies. “The encouragement by (the UN Population Fund) and (the World Health Organization) of the use of mifepristone (RU-486, Mifegyne) and misoprostol (Cytotec) as ‘safe’ abortifacients in medically resource poor nations is unconscionable” the ... (Continue reading)

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U.S.Senate opens door to Obamacare abortion funding

U.S.Senate opens door to Obamacare abortion funding

In November, the House of Representatives passed the Stupak-Pitts amendment (240-194) prohibiting direct or indirect federal taxpayer subsidies for abortion through the comprehensive health care reform bill before the House. The battle then moved to the Senate where senators Robert Casey Jr. (D, Penn.) and Ben Nelson (D, Neb.) fought for a similar amendment in the bill brought forward by ... (Continue reading)

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A grandfather’s story

You might ask what qualifies me to stand before you and speak on the topic of destroying life in the womb. The words I am about to speak to you are my words; they are from my heart. I am a father of two daughters and grandfather of two granddaughters. I have a heart that is saddened when I think of the two lives that were destroyed by the decision of my two daughters to end their second pregnancies by way ... (Continue reading)

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Global battle over abortion as a right

15 years after Cairo, abortion controversy rages In October, the UN General Assembly held a high-level meeting for the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development. While some have used the anniversary to try and assess progress towards realizing the ICPD program of action, the UN Fund for Population Activities and pro-abortion non-governmental organizations have sought to use the review process to expand the ICPD understanding of “reproductive health” and its related terms to ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion, condom advocate to speak at evangelical college Stephen Lewis to lecture at Redeemer University

Abortion, condom advocate to speak at evangelical college Stephen Lewis to lecture at Redeemer University

Redeemer University College, an undergraduate liberal arts college founded by the Christian Reformed denomination, is scheduled to host a lecture in January by Stephen Lewis, former UN special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. RUC’s activities and orientation co-ordinator, Micah van Dijk, who is helping to plan the event along with the university’s social justice club, admitted to LifeSiteNews.com in an interview ... (Continue reading)

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The person behind the aborted baby photos

The person behind the aborted baby photos

“Maybe 50 per cent of the graphic images of abortion victims that you’ll find online are probably my photography.” So says Monica Migliorino Miller, associate professor of theology at Madonna University in Orchard Lake, Mich., in a recent interview with Lens, the New York Times photography blog. The interview has made waves in the pro-life world, due in large part to the fact that, along with the interview, the Times ran ... (Continue reading)

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