Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How is Life around the world?

Finally got to post these updates on what's been going on in different parts of the planet the past month as regards respecting the right to life. One thing's for sure -- we all need to take a closer look at what's happening and make sure we still remember that human life is not a commodity. Human life is invaluable, meant to be nurtured, and precious regardless of how long or short it is lived out.

'Abortion ship' suspends voyages due to changes in Dutch law
.- The ship “Aurora,” sponsored by the abortion organization “Women on Waves,” which provides abortions in international waters off countries where the practice is illegal, will remain docked due to changes in Dutch law.

Kenyan president praised for commuting 4,000 death sentences

.- The head prison chaplain in Kenya has applauded President Mwai Kibaki’s decision to commute the death sentences of some 4,000 prisoners, punishing them with life imprisonment instead of death by hanging.

A mother shares the story of her baby's short but beautiful life, after diagnosed with fetal abnormality (H/T: Birth Story)
Looking back, we regret nothing. Despite the fact that we knew our son would be seriously disabled and was not going to be the next Einstein or Olympic athlete, we are pleased that we gave him the chance to live and that we loved him the best way we knew how. We feel blessed to have been able to have cared for him alongside such great family members, friends, doctors and medical staff. And, sad as we are to live without him, we feel grateful that he is a saint in Heaven, bearing no pain and feeling ultimate love.

Pregnant with 12 babies: The cost of unlimited "reproductive freedom"
Monday, August 17, 2009, 6:11 PM
Wesley J. Smith

IVF has brought joy to millions of parents. But it has also fueled the hedonism front of the coup de culture. Moreover, because the reproductive industry, feminists, bioethicists, and others in the anything goes crowd resist any reasonable regulation, it has also opened the door to treating nascent human life as mere ore taken from a mine, set the Brave New World project on its trajectory, led to women becoming so many paid brood mares, caused the death, disability, and serious illness of egg donors and sellers, and transformed reproduction into a mercantile transaction in which people believe they have the right not only to a baby, but to the baby–or many babies–they want.

Amnesty Int'l calls protection of unborn in Nicaragua a "great horror"
Claims pro-life legislation is harming women's health, despite falling maternal mortality rates
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent

MANAGUA, August 4, 2009 ( - Amnesty International (AI) has launched an international campaign against the government of Nicaragua, claiming that its law protecting the unborn from abortion is "cruel," and "cynical."


In a telephone interview with LifeSiteNews, [AI Deputy Sec. Gen Kate] Gilmore stood by the claims in her report, and affirmed that she regards the Nicaraguan law a form of "torture" against women.

Asked if it is torture to pull an infant's head off of its body, and its arms and legs out of its sockets, which happens during a standard aspiration abortion, Gilmore refused to answer the question.

Feminists for Life mourns the loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, August 10, 2009 ( - Feminists for Life of America remembers the many contributions of Eunice Kennedy Shriver who was named a Remarkable Pro-Life Woman® in 1998. Shriver died the morning of Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at the age of 88, surrounded by her family.


WHEN EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1984, then- President Ronald Reagan declared, "With enormous conviction and unrelenting effort, Eunice Kennedy Shriver has labored on behalf of America's least powerful, those with mental retardation." Her decency and goodness have touched the lives of many." Shriver, a longtime supporter of Feminists for Life of America, has demonstrated a lifelong concern for the "least powerful." The founder of Special Olympics International and executive vice president of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, Shriver supports organizations that work on behalf of women and children, born and unborn.

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