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  • Kill Embryos that Carry Sickle Cell Anemia Gene
    disease American Bioethics Advisory Commission Director Fr Joseph Howard says the procedure is no different than an abortion The only distinction between this and abortion is that the killing is occurring outside the womb said Howard It s exactly the same thing Hitler implemented in his eugenics program in the 1930s kill the ones deemed to be less than perfect These researchers would be helping parents decide that if they don t want to deal with the stress of having an imperfect child they don t have to They simply make several innocent lives in a test tube and then pick the one that won t have sickle cell anemia Basically they ll decide whose life is worth living and whose is not he said Dr Oswaldo Castro the director of the Sickle Cell Disease Center at Howard University in Washington also disagrees with the procedure He has treated adults with sickle cell anemia and said it s difficult for me to make a judgment and say well this one should never have been born SOURCE American Bioethics Advisory Commission Provided by The Pro Life Infonet a daily compilation of pro life news and information To subscribe send the message

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  • Pharmacists' Right To Refuse to Dispense Abortifacients
    legislation to protect pro life pharmacists from having to dispense abortifacients And in Oregon May 1999 Oregon State House Votes Against Pharmacist Conscience Clause Source May 18 99 Portland Oregonian SALEM The Oregon House voted down a bill Monday aimed at allowing pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for abortifacients and abortifacient contraception Pro abortion critics said the measure would prohibit women s access to reproductive health care House Bill 2010 was sought by the Oregon State Pharmacists Association which wanted to give its members broader rights to refuse to fill prescriptions for abortifacient contraception and for RU 486 the dangerous abortion drug that may be on the U S market by year s end The measure also would have reiterated pharmacists right to refuse to provide drugs used in Oregon s legal assisted suicide law which already allows health care providers to refuse to participate in a person s suicide The pharmacists association brought the bill to the legislature after drug store Fred Meyer fired a pharmacist late last year in a dispute about a prescription for Preven a new emergency contraception drug many see as abortifacient Fred Meyer and other large pharmacies allow pharmacists to decline to fill some prescriptions but they are supposed to make sure someone else does Many pro life pharmacists do not feel comfortable making referrals for abortifacients Several pro abortion legislators said they objected because the bill didn t ensure that pharmacists who declined to fill a prescription would actively work to find another pharmacist who would But Rep Bill Witt R Cedar Mill said it could be a mortal sin for a member of the Catholic Church to even assist a patient in finding a pharmacist to fill a prescription for a drug that caused an abortion The measure also ran into

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  • Pharmacists Debate Pro-Life Conscience Clause
    the Board of Pharmacy to recognize the individual pharmacist s right to exercise conscientious refusal while urging the establishment of a system that would ensure patients access to legally prescribed therapy In other words it would have pharmacists refer the patient to someone who would provide the drug So far the board has taken no action on the measure The resolution has its share of opponents from both sides of the abortion issue Abortion advocates oppose pro life conscience clauses that would protect pro life pharmacists from being forced to disseminate abortifacient drugs Pro life supporters however say the association s resolution does not go far enough By requiring the pharmacist to refer patients to another druggist who will dispense the prescription the resolution effectively presses objecting pharmacists to aid the very act they oppose Our position is pharmacists who oppose abortion shouldn t be forced to make a referral to kill said John Tomicki head of the League of American Families a lobbying group in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Doctors have a right to refuse to perform an abortion Why shouldn t pharmacists have the same right Tomicki s group is drafting legislation that would give New Jersey pharmacists the right to refuse prescriptions they oppose on religious or moral grounds and would give other health care professionals the right to refuse an order to stop providing sustenance to terminally ill patients The bill would also give them the right to refuse to refer the patient to another provider Tomicki says the bill will be introduced next month He insists he has legislators who will sponsor it though he won t identify them Last year to the dismay of abortion advocates lawmakers in South Dakota enacted a bill that shields pharmacists from being sued or fired for refusing to

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  • Comments on the FDA Approval of a "Morning After" Pill (Sept 1998)
    naturally ordered approach to sexuality Edward J Furton PhD The National Catholic Bioethics Center Staff ethicist The newly approved emergency contraceptive pill may give women another option for the prevention of unwanted pregnancies but having one more option does not make it good One use of the pill will be to prevent the embryo from implanting in the womb which is nothing short of directly taking an innocent human life Peter J Cataldo PhD NCBC Director of Research Texas Right to Life Committee Condemns Abortifacient Emergency Contraceptives HOUSTON The following statement is from the Texas Right to Life Committee the oldest largest and only statewide Pro Life organization For the first time ever a company has won government permission to advertise and sell birth control pills as morning after pills for use as emergency contraceptives The makers of the PREVEN kits Gynetics Inc of Somerville N J claim that these pills work to prevent pregnancy by acting before pregnancy occurs However the anti life side has conveniently redefined pregnancy as beginning at implantation roughly a week after conception so as to claim that these pills do not affect an established pregnancy What has not been said is that these pills which are regular birth control pills taken in higher doses have a secondary mechanism of action the alteration of the uterine lining so that any newly conceived human being cannot implant and grow The bottom line is that these pills do not solely work to prevent conception they also function as abortifacients to prevent implantation After fertilization the pre implantation embryo remains extremely vulnerable The morning after pill with its high estrogen content alters the endometrium so that implantation fails to occur Human Embryology and Developmental Biology Bruce M Carlson M D Ph D 1994 p 110 The Texas Right to Life Committee Inc strongly opposes any drugs or devices which interfere with the implantation of a newly conceived human Since the so called morning after pills have a secondary mechanism of action the prevention of a human life from implanting after conception the Texas Right to Life Committee strongly opposes the sale advertising and use of these pills However we take no position on drugs or devices that work solely to prevent conception We believe it to be a grave disservice to American women that the truth as to the abortifacient properties of this chemical cocktail has been obfuscated and in some cases overtly denied said Dr Joseph Graham founder and President of Texas Right to Life President Joseph Graham Ph D 713 464 3070 713 525 3598 State Headquarters 6776 Southwest Freeway Ste 430 Houston Texas 77074 Office Phone 713 782 5433 Office Fax 713 952 2041 Website www texasrighttolife com E mail txprolife infohwy com From DNIrving aol com I have worked in pro life for many years I am a former career appointed bench NIH research biochemist my Master s and Doctorate degrees are in philosophy and bioethics The following quotes from just a few human

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  • Germany Clears Sale of Dangerous RU 486 Abortion Drug
    abortion if taken within the first 49 days of pregnancy Anticipating Tuesday s approval by federal drug regulators Cologne Archbishop Joachim Meisner said in an interview with Bild newspaper that the move was illegal and branded RU 486 a murder pill The dangerous abortion pill was first marketed in France in 1988 In Europe only Sweden and Britain had also allowed its sale up to now German regulators said under

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  • BABIES AS MEDICAL PRODUCTS
    Dr Winterkorn was quoted as saying People are locked into bodies that don t move Their brains are working their minds are working but they can t talk and they can t move In other words they re human beings immobilized through no fault of their own trapped without speech They have emotions but they can t do anything about it They re helpless Like a fetus But Dr Winterkorn s condition began improving the story said after she was given millions of new brain stem cells because her own brain cells weren t doing their jobs Her brain cells weren t producing enough dopamine to control her movements The new brain stem cells worked just fine They produced dopamine in her brain She improved The scientists are thrilled The prospect of repairing a damaged brain is pretty remarkable said Dr Curt Freed who did the study It has been possible to show significant improvements in some patients who suffered from a chronic neurologic disease for an average of 14 years But there is a price for Dr Freed s success The new brain cells have to come from somewhere And they don t come from pigs They come from fetuses which is a polite way of saying they come from tiny human beings The tiny human beings didn t willingly give up their brains Nobody asked them to sign papers donating their bodies to science They didn t have much say in the matter They were aborted The National Institutes of Health which means the federal government has lifted its ban on the use of human fetal cells and is bankrolling several other similar studies Meanwhile the White House worries that video games cheapen human life and make possible massacres like the one in Littleton Colo Courts and abortion

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  • Dead Baby Parts Business Booming
    your patients decision into something wonderful Inside is this text We know your patient s decision to have an abortion was carefully considered and we also know it was a very difficult one to make Now that the choice has been made we ask that you propose to your patient a simple program that could help thousands of people Consultative and Diagnostic Pathology Inc will be asking to obtain tissue specimens from your patient s medical procedure This is an opportunity to make a difference and it can be beneficial to your clinic 1 Consultative and Diagnostic Pathology will lease space from your facility to perform the harvesting and distribution of tissue The revenue generated from the lease can be used to offset your clinic s overhead 2 Consultative and Diagnostic Pathology can train your staff to harvest and process fetal tissue Based on your volume we will reimburse part or all of your employee s salary thereby reducing your overhead The brochure for industry declares Fresh Fetal Tissue harvested and shipped to your specifications where and when you need it The company boasts its tissue is the highest quality most affordable and freshest tissue prepared to your specifications and delivered in the quantities you need when you need it A Ghoulish Request Also included in the Life Dynamics booklet are dozens of copies of completed tissue requested documents along with protocols for harvesting preserving and shipping One such document is a request for Limbs Liver Thymus Preservation Fresh shipped on wet ice IMDM 10 lx l Glutamine Pen Strep Will supply if necessary Limbs intact To be removed under sterile conditions Shipping Fresh wet ice Priority overnight or same day Tissue Use Significance Human fetal tissue will be used for the generation of SCID humice Briefly a SCID mouse is engrafted with either a human bone marrow fragment thymus liver graft or a lymph node These mice will then be used to study hemoglobinopatheis in vivo Approval for the production of SCID humice and transplantation of cells into them has already been obtained from the IUCUC of Genetech Inc Study 97 156 Other documents stipulate that organs must be retrieved within ten minutes indicating that the organ must be procured from a living aborted baby Other documents stipulate no dig which instructs the abortionist that no digoxin a feticidal chemical can be used for it would harm the desired organs Other norms stipulate no anomalies or no congenital abnormalities evidence perfectly healthy babies are being aborted for organ harvesting Life Dynamics also discloses that these fetal organ harvesting businesses set up promotional booths at conferences held by the National Abortion Federation Much of the fetal tissue is used for HIV AIDS research Technically this gruesome business is illegal It is against federal law to sell human tissue or body parts but as Life Dynamics points out The fetal material the companies harvest is donated to them by the clinics However they do pay a site fee to the clinics

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  • Abortion in America
    far richer moral texture than that suggested by adversarial procedure 11 The Court s vain attempt to justify the abortion license in terms of an all encompassing right of personal autonomy has begun to infect other areas of the law Thus the autonomy logic of the Court s 1992 Casey decision is now invoked as a warrant for a constitutional right to euthanasia And if it were followed to its conclusion this logic would require us to consider such profound human relationships as the bond between husband and wife or the bond between parents and children to be nothing more than matters of contract with the claims of the autonomous individual trumping all other claims Enshrined by the Court to legalize abortion on demand this autonomy logic threatens to give us an America in which the only actors of consequence are the individual and the state no other community including the community of husband and wife or the community of parents and children will have effective constitutional standing 12 The Supreme Court s insistence on a right to abortion has had other disturbing effects on our public life This right has been used to justify the abridgment of First Amendment freespeech rights as when sidewalk counselors are threatened with legal penalties for proposing protection and care to women in crisis at the crucial moment of decision outside an abortion clinic This right has been used by the Federal Government to coerce state governments into providing abortions even when state legislatures or popular referenda have clearly registered the people s unwillingness to use public funds for elective abortions The abortion right has distorted our national health care debate as well as the debate over welfare reform It has even had an impact on U S foreign policy American attempts to impose the right on the rest of the world at the 1994 Cairo world conference on population and the 1995 Beijing world conference on women have been deeply resented by other countries as have U S attempts to promote abortion overseas through foreign aid 13 The Court s attempt to define a right to abortion has polarized institutions and professions that were once among the bulwarks of American civil society Professional associations of lawyers academics teachers and civil servants have been divided by attempts to enlist their resources and prestige in support of abortion on demand and in opposition to any effort to regulate abortion even in ways held constitutional by the Supreme Court The medical profession has been deeply divided over its relationship to the abortion license That the practice of abortion on demand is now widely recognized within the medical community as contradictory to the most deeply held values of the profession of healing is we believe a sign of hope Yet some medical groups now threaten to reverse this trend by coercion for example by requiring medical residency programs to teach and perform abortion techniques There are also disturbing signs of the corrupting influence of the abortion license in other professions History has been rewritten to provide specious justification for Roe v Wade The teaching of law has been similarly distorted as have political theory and political science Such extremism underlines the unavoidable public character of the abortion license The abortion license has a perverse Midas quality it corrupts whatever it touches The Way Ahead 14 Our goal is simply stated we seek an America in which every unborn child is protected in law and welcomed in life Legal reform and cultural renewal must both take place if America is to experience a new birth of the freedom that is ordered to goodness We have just described in this statement the nature sources and dimension of our concern Now as pro life leaders and scholars we want to propose a program of action which we believe will appeal to Americans with open minds and hearts on this issue 15 Means are always available to enable women to overcome the burdens that can accompany pregnancy and child rearing There are always alternatives to abortion To legacy of Roe v Wade involves a massive denial of this truth and deformation of social attitudes and practices so pervasive that women are actually encouraged to have abortions as the easier road to the goals that an unexpected pregnancy appears to threaten As individuals and as a society we bear a common responsibility to make sure that all women know that their own physical and spiritual resources joined to those of a society that truly affirms and welcomes life are sufficient to overcome whatever obstacles pregnancy and child rearing may appear to present Women instinctively know and we should never deny that this path will involve sacrifice But this sacrifice must no longer remain a one way street In particular men must also assume their proper share of the responsibilities that family life indeed civilization itself requires 16 The pro life movement must redouble its efforts to provide alternatives to abortion for women in crisis There are now over 3 000 pregnancy care centers in the United States providing medical educational financial and spiritual assistance to women who facing the dilemma of a crisis pregnancy bravely choose to carry their unborn children to term We support an expansion of this service to our neighbors so that by the turn of the century what we believe to be true today has become unmistakably clear to every American woman No one in the United States has to have an abortion 17 The overwhelming majority of Americans believe that adoption is preferable to abortion We must streamline and simplify the legal procedures involved in adoption while providing effective support to those married couples who choose to adopt 18 the abortion license is inextricably bound up with the mores of the sexual revolution Promotion of the pro life cause also requires us to support and work with those who are seeking to re establish the moral linkage between sexual expression and marriage and between marriage and procreation

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