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Archbishop Grateful His Mother Said No to Abortion

Last edited 27th October 2014

Fifty nine years ago, the Archbishop of Riga, Zbigevs Stankevis, almost died. When his mother was expecting him, everyone told her she should have an abortion. However, his mother decided to have her baby. Eventually that young boy became the Archbishop of Riga.

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Remembering The Unborn And All Those Hurt By Abortion

Last edited 8th September 2014

Eighty two lighted candles will cover the Western steps of St Mary's Cathedral on Friday night, 12 September as a public memorial to the 82 infants lost to abortion each day in NSW. This year for the first time, amongst the sea of candles will be one blue candle in tribute and remembrance of the babies lost to miscarriage.


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Lest we Forget

Last edited 4th September 2014

“We must denounce the inhumane distinction between a worthy and an unworthy life,” said Monika Gruetters, Germany's state minister for culture and media. “Every human life is valuable - that's the message of this memorial.”


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Why I Kept My Baby After Finding Out He had Down Syndrome

Last edited 29th August 2014

"I found, to my great surprise, that society still kept asking that question: Why did you have this baby? I have had people react with marked surprise when they hear that I knew Petey would have Down syndrome before he was born. Though they do not ask aloud, you can see the question in their eyes: ‘If you knew, why did you have the baby?’ What’s buried in that question, what’s buried deep in their eyes as they ask it, is the perception of my son as ‘a choice’ – specifically, my choice – rather than as a unique human being, rather than as a fully-fledged member of the human race."


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Cool Heads are Needed on the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

Last edited 28th August 2014

A Mexican wave of moral indignation swept through the chattering class this month in Australia when the hypothesis was raised of a link between abortion and breast cancer. We heard, in shrill tones, that claims of such a link are “factually incorrect” (blogger Mia Freedman), “absurd” (Simon Breheny of the IPA) and even “an insult to all women” (Greens MP Adam Bandt). With the arrival this week of breast surgeon and cancer researcher Dr Angela Lanfranchi to speak to this hypothesis, we can expect a resurgence of this rage.


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Pope will Visit Cemetery for Aborted Babies in Korea

Last edited 11th August 2014

During his upcoming trip to South Korea, Pope Francis will pray for the unborn at the “Cemetery for Aborted Children” as part of his visit to the Kkottoghnae Home for the sick.


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Disbelief, Horror Follow Desertion of Down Syndrome Baby

Last edited 11th August 2014

Advocates for those with Down syndrome are appalled and grieved by the reported abandonment of a baby who had been diagnosed with the genetic condition.


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Peruvian Abortion Law Prompts Call for Prayer, Fasting

Last edited 6th August 2014

Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes in Peru is calling on the faithful to pray and fast, asking God for the reversal of the nation’s new law allowing some abortions.


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Firing of Polish Doctor Over Abortion Refusal Sparks Outcry

Last edited 4th August 2014

The removal one of Poland's top doctors as director of Holy Family hospital in Warsaw for refusing to perform an abortion has drawn widespread criticism, with many stating the act violated legal grounds.


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Firing Health Professionals Who Refuse to Abort Babies Is Watershed Moment for Europe

Last edited 30th July 2014

Dr. Bogdan Chazan, preeminent in his field and recognized throughout Poland for his medical expertise, was recently fined and fired from his position as director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw, Poland, for refusing to perform an abortion on a child diagnosed with potentially severe brain damage.


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