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Pro-abortion justice retires WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a pro-abortion liberal appointed to the Supreme Court by Republican President Gerald Ford in 1975, has announced he will retire after the current term ends in June at the age of 89. He voted to uphold Roe v. Wade in the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and endorses the notion that the U.S. Constitution supports a woman’s “right” to abort her child. Nancy Keenan, the president of ... (Continue reading)

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Pediatricians calls for end to ESCR GAINESVILLE, Fl. - The American College of Pediatricians has called for an end to embryonic stem cell research, because, according to Dr. Tom Benton of the College, "The research has not been successful in terms of treatment. And, of course, the concern that it's taking lives when you get embryonic stem ... (Continue reading)

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Hospital withdraws ventilator from baby HOUSTON – At the order of a county judge, Sun Hudson, a five-month-old baby diagnosed with dwarfism and suspected of having lungs to small to support life, was removed from the ventilator which assisted the child with breathing since his birth. The Houston Chronicle reported ... (Continue reading)

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United States Rep. Mark Souder (R, Ind.) and former Congressman Tom Coburn (R, Okla.) send letters to the federal Centres ... (Continue reading)

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U.S. politics Pro-abortion and population control proponent billionare George Soros is funding a new political action group, America Coming Together, to oppose President George W. Bush and numerous pro-life senatorial and congressional candidates. The anticipated $75 million fund was set up with a $10 million donation from Soros and will be headed by Ellen Malcolm, president of EMILY's List, a pro-abortion political action committee. Soros said, "The fate of the world depends on the ... (Continue reading)

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UNFPA funding prohibited 'Religious' coalition honours pro-aborts Pro-life judicial nominee opposed 'Roe' to appeal Baptists fix historical error Family sues over abortion death UNFPA funding prohibited WASHINGTON D.C. - The House of Representatives voted 216-211 in favour of a pro-life amendment prohibiting government funding of the United Nation's Population Fund. The UNFPA has been accused of involvement in, and tolerance of, forced abortion and sterilization in ... (Continue reading)

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Canada The Canadian Press reports that "a part-time job counselling United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is almost a certainty" for Jean Chretien once he steps down as prime minister ... The National Post reports that one-world advocate and depopulation extremistMaurice Strong, currently a special adviser to Annan, will become a senior adviser for international and environmental issues to Paul Martin if he wins the Liberal leadership in November ... Martin accepts so-called same-sex marriage: "We can't ... (Continue reading)

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Florida's 'Choose Life' plates upheld Court rules against God Presidential politics and abortion S.C. readies for pro-life battles Florida's 'Choose Life' plates upheld ATLANTA - The Federal Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit rejected a challenge to Florida's Choose Life licence plates brought by several pro-abortion groups and individuals. Mathew D. Staver, president and general counsel for the Liberty Counsel, which represented several plate owners and crisis pregnancy centres, said the appeals court "recognized the fatal flaw in the abortion ... (Continue reading)

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U.S. abortion rate declines Virginia increases abortion biz regulations Delaware to enforce waiting periods PP commits nearly all Vermont abortions Parental consent laws strengthened U.S. abortion rate declines WASHINGTON - According to the Knight-Ridder news service, the U.S. abortion rate has fallen to its lowest level in 29 years, a trend triggered, according to the pro-abortion Alan Guttmacher Institute, by the existence of fewer abortion facilities, pro-life laws at the state level and growing use of contraceptives. ... (Continue reading)

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Six per cent of abortions are by RU-486 Choose Life licence plates stymied Lawmakers want abortuary regulation Bishop requests move of inaugural services No state right to abortion funding Six per cent of abortions are by RU-486 NEW YORK - According to a study by the pro-abortion Alan Guttmacher Institute, usage of the abortion pill RU-486 accounts for six per cent of all abortions committed in the U.S. The institute estimates that there were 37,000 RU-486 abortions in the first ... (Continue reading)

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Fetal tissue horror The American IVF slaughter Embryo stem cells no miracle cure Suspected abortion-related death Fetal tissue horror NEW YORK - A trial involving the use of tissue from aborted fetuses to treat Parkinson's disease has had the same catastrophic results for patients as a similar 2001 trial. This time, of 23 patients at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine that received transplants of aborted ... (Continue reading)

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Congressional abortion advocates flex muscle WASHINGTON — Abortion advocates in Congress killed funding for community health centres that serve uninsured Americans after pro-life legislators led by retiring House Majority leader Dick Armey (R-Tex) inserted language into the bill that would allow hospitals and health plans to opt out of performing abortions. The measure, designed to help Catholic and other private hospitals and health plans that do not wish to perform or provide coverage for abortions, affirms an existing law that permits ... (Continue reading)

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Adult stem cells cure sickle cell patient PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Keone Penn was diagnosed with sickle cell, a genetic blood disease, at six months of age. He suffered a stroke at five and was in and out of hospitals until he was 11 to receive blood transfusions; doctors expected him to die by 20. When he was 15, the University of Pittsburgh's Dr. Andrew Yeager tried a new procedure involving stem cells taken from umbilical cord blood and planting them in ... (Continue reading)

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Media ignores study linking crime and abortion NEW YORK, N.Y. - Despite widespread media attention in recent years of a dubious study linking falling crime rates and the availability of abortion, there was scant media coverage of a study that illustrates abortion increases the crime rate. In May, a study by John R. Lott of Yale Law School and John Whitley of the University of Adelaide School of Economics in Australia concluded that legalized abortion in the United States resulted in ... (Continue reading)

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UNITED STATES Unborn stay of execution WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a new bill July 25 that would prohibit the state from imposing the death penalty on pregnant women convicted of capital offenses. The bill prevents the executing of a woman "who carries a child in utero." Presumably, the bill allows the death penalty to be imposed once the convicted women has given birth. Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinin of Florida said the bill protects unborn children from paying for ... (Continue reading)

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