China: Husband Fired for Speaking Out About Forced Abortion Pressure

International   Steven Ertelt   Aug 31, 2012   |   6:56PM    Washington, DC

The following is a collection of pro-life news from around the world.

China: Husband Fired for Speaking Out About Forced Abortion Pressure

Officials in the central province of Hunan are continuing to put heavy pressure on a family who spoke out about attempts by the local family planning department to force seven-months-pregnant Cao Ruyi to have an abortion, her husband said on Thursday. [read more]
Kansas Planned Parenthood wants criminal abortion records returned

A lawyer for a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas is seeking to recover records gathered during a criminal investigation now that all charges against the abortion provider have been dropped. Pedro Irigonegaray said Tuesday that he’s contacted the offices of Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe and Shawnee County District Judge Richard Anderson. Earlier this month, Howe dropped the last of the 107 criminal charges filed by the previous district attorney against Planned Parenthood’s clinic in Overland Park. [read more]

Physician-assisted suicide poisons the mission of medicine

Recent events suggest that the assisted-suicide movement has gained momentum; reports from the Royal Society of Canada, the Quebec National Assembly and the British Columbia Supreme Court all support legalization of physician- assisted suicide. But the case is not closed. [read more]

Letter: Assisted suicide has no place in society
I am writing in regard to the Physician-Assisted Suicide Amendment in Massachusetts, which will be on the ballots in November as a referendum question. We must not let this bill pass. Years ago, people suffered from really painful diseases and illnesses, but they didn’t commit suicide. Today, there are so many advances in medicine, and there are organizations that help people die from a natural death and with dignity. [read more

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Fiji Government Rejects Proposal for Assisted Suicide Clinic

Fiji’s government has turned down a proposal by an Australian euthanasia advocate to set up an assisted suicide clinic there. Dr Nischke previously said the clinic could a considerable source of revenue for Fiji if it went ahead. The government says the proposal was never seriously considered. Fiji’s Methodist Church has welcomed the decision. The church’s deputy general-secretary, the Reverend Tevita Banivanua, says Fijian Christians would never have supported it. “We agree with the government, that they have taken the right steps,” he said. “Maybe we are not like people in Europe that have given freedom for ending life in that way.” [read more]