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Researchers Appeal
Embryonic Stem Cell Ruling
WASHINGTON,D.C., September 25, 2011- Adult stem cell researchers have filed an appeal in a lawsuit seeking to end federal funding for embryo-destroying stem cell research.


Top Vatican Official
Condemns Execution of Troy Davis
VATICAN, September 23, 2011- The president of the Vatican's Council for Justice and Peace has condemned the execution of inmate Troy Davis by the state of Georgia on Sept. 21. 


Bishops Approve Physician-Assisted Suicide Statement; Call on Catholics to Support the Dying, Ensure Their Legal Protection 
WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2011 -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a policy statement on physician-assisted suicide at its Spring General Assembly in Seattle on June 16. The statement, To Live Each Day with Dignity, passed with a vote of 191-1. It marks the first time the full body of bishops has issued a statement devoted to this issue.<--break->


Black&Beautiful stop racist targetting of blacks for abortions

Billboard Campaign Exposes Planned Parenthood
OAKLAND,
June 15, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Issues4Life Foundation and The Radiance Foundation, launch a TooManyAborted.Com abortion awareness and pro-adoption themed campaign, entitled "BLACK&BEAUTIFUL." This Black American led initiative exposes Planned Parenthood's racist and eugenics-based history and unaltered course. Sixty (60) "BLACK&BEAUTIFUL" billboards are placed throughout Oakland.


Intentionally Depriving a Child of
Mother or Father
a "Human Right"?
Absurd by Claim Commission
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011—The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has ruled that Costa Rica must legalize in vitro fertilization (IVF) or face penalties for alleged violations of human rights protected by international law. “They have effectively said, the right to create a child with the intention of depriving that child of knowing and being cared for by his or her mother and father is a human right specific to adults. That is absurd,” exclaimed CCG chairman William B. May.


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Aborted Baby Cells Used
for Product Development

LARGO, Florida, March 29, 2011– Pepsico, Kraft Foods, and Nestlé are among the corporations partnered with a biotech company found using aborted fetal cell lines to test food flavor enhancers, according to a pro-life watchdog group. 


Bishop Vasa Santa Rosa

Bishop Vasa to doctors:
Faith trumps supposed medical norms
KANSAS CITY, Kansas, February 16, 2011 – Medical professionals are called to follow Christ courageously in their practice even where it might seem ridiculous to mainstream medicine, said Bishop Robert Vasa in a homily at a White Mass in Kansas City on Saturday.


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Hospital’s commitment to reversing abortions
Opportunities for Pregnancy Center/
Catholic Hospital Alliances

CHICAGO, February 11, 2011  - Chicago’s Resurrection Hospital is making national news with its new commitment to reversing mid-term abortions for women who have changed their minds and wish to have their babies.


Catholic Health Association
Affirms Bishops' Authority
Following Phoenix Abortion Flap

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2011-- The local bishop has the final word on the morality of medical practices at Catholic institutions in his diocese, insisted Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, head of the U.S. Bishops Conference, in a letter last week to Catholic Health Association President Sr. Carol Keehan.


Belgian Doctors Harvesting Organs from Disabled Euthanasia Donors
BELGIUM, January 26, 2011  – Belgian doctors are not only harvesting organs from disabled euthanasia donors, but are publicly advocating the practice and setting down guidelines for it.


ACLU: US Bishops Shouldn't Comment
On Health Coverage
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2011 - the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has criticized the US bishops for opposing free birth control under the new health care law, saying that the Catholic leaders “cannot interfere” into the matter “by turning their religious beliefs into federal law.”


St. Joseph’s Hospital no longer Catholic
Phoenix Bishop Declares
See Video, Note Bishop's Responses to Questions
PHOENIX, AZ, December 21, 2010-- Today, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix released a statement declaring that St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix could no longer call itself Catholic because it could no longer be trusted to provide care that meets ethical standards conforming to Catholic doctrine. The decision has been attacked by the Catholic Health Association (a trade association of Catholic hospitals) and the dissident group, Catholics United. This could have ramifications for other Catholic Healthcare West hospitals in Arizona and in other dioceses as well. In a statement issued by the San Francisco Archdiocese indicates Archbishop George H. Niederauer "intends to initiate a dialogue" with the Catholic Healthcare West leadership regarding the questions raised by Bishop Olmstead.


Stem Cell Pioneer: Cult of Celebrity Drives Research
Leaves Ethical Researchers in the Cold
DUBLIN, November 9, 2010 – Funding for ethical stem cell research is hampered by a shallow “cult of celebrity” in scientific research that is fed by media hype, a leading researcher in adult stem cells told LifeSiteNews.com this weekend.


New Study Shows:
It Takes a Long Time to Starve a Severely Disabled Infant to Death

MONTREAL, CANADA, October 21, 2010 -- MedScape Medical News reports, "Neonatal survival after withdrawal of artificial hydration and nutrition can last up to 26 days, according to a case series presented here at the 18th International Congress on Palliative Care. They reported that researcher, Hal Siden, MD, from Canuck Place Children's Hospice in Vancouver, British Columbia cautioned those attending that, "Although physical distress is not apparent in the infants, the psychological distress of parents and clinicians builds with the length of survival."


Stem-cell Scientists Challenged to Justify Research Involving Embryos
DETROIT, October 5, 2010  -- As more than 1,200 business, academic and government leaders from 25 countries gathered in Detroit for the World Stem Cell Summit, CCG Episcopal Adviser Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit said research that destroys human embryos "deserves our scrutiny and scorn."




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