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Cheating on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act

Abortionists have come up with a new way around the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act — a truly grisly alternative reminding us of the butchery going on in China.

A recent Boston Globe article, “Shots assist in aborting fetuses,” reported “In response to the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, many abortion providers in Boston and around the country have adopted a defensive tactic. To avoid any chance of partially delivering a live fetus, they are injecting fetuses with lethal drugs before procedures.”

“In Boston, three major Harvard- affiliated hospitals—Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s, and Beth Israel Deaconess—have responded to the ban by making the injections the new standard operating procedure for abortions beginning at around 20 weeks’ gestation,” said Dr. Michael E. Greene, director of obstetrics at Mass. General.

President of Biblical Family Advocates Phil Magnan responded to the atrocity, “American medicine has reached a new low in which once again doctors are utilizing their God given skills to take the life of a small child. What should always give us pause is the fact that at one end of the hospital they are fighting to save a small 20 week preemie baby from dying, offering them excellent lifesaving procedures; and yet at the other end of the hospital they are giving children lethal doses of drugs to kill them in an attempt to shield themselves from botched abortions. Their actions are screaming medical hypocrisy.”

Magnan continued, “The majority of Americans signed onto the partial birth abortion ban because we at least had a collective agreement that preborn children should not be killed, especially when they can survive outside of the womb. But it is apparent that this is a weak position; so it has become even clearer that unless this country passes an outright ban on abortion, we will not save one human life from being callously thrown into the bloody trash heap of ‘choice’.

“It is truly reprehensible that doctors will continue to skirt the intent of the law because they lack the compassion and moral capacity to protect the very patients they are supposed to care for.”

See the Source: “Abortionists Injecting Unborn Babies with Lethal Drugs to Avoid Performing Partial Birth Abortions,” EWTN News, 13 August 2007, http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=81381

Baby Killing in India

The Chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CCBI) recently spoke out on the killing of baby girls before and after birth when some 30 bodies and body parts were found in an abandoned well near a clinic in the state of Orissa, India.

Archbishop Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbay and chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India said, “It is horrible to think that human beings have been eliminated only because they were female. Our baby girls have been killed and this is properly speaking murder. It shows how much it has become customary to eliminate girls who are just born or still in the womb.”

The bodies and body parts are suspected to be the remains of children thrown into the well immediately after birth or as a result of abortions.

“Rules are not enough to solve the problem,” said Archbishop Gracias. “We must all fight in our own way to ensure that this practice is abandoned.” Abortion is a “diabolic” practice and is worse when it is performed “for sex selection.” To this effect, “the training of medical and support staff becomes important.”

“For this reason we had nuns get medical training so that they can provide treatment and care in the remotest rural areas of the country,” the archbishop continued. “The Catholic Church has always given great importance and valued life irrespective of sex.”

The Archbishop said he thinks long term solutions are needed to solve the problem which should include “better socioeconomic and environmental conditions so that baby girls and boys have the same rights and the same importance.”

Parents have killed up to 10 million baby girls in the past 20 years, according to official estimates.

See the Source: Nirmala Carvalho, “Catholic Church strongly condemns female infanticide,” 24 July 2007, Asia News, http://www.asianews.it/index/php?l=en&art=9906&size=A

Solution to Russia’s No-Baby Problems

How bad is the depopulation problem in Russia? In the region of Ulyanovsk, September 12 has been declared the Day of Conception when couples are being given time off from work to procreate. June 12, nine months later, is a national day, there, and the hope is that couples on that day will “give birth to a patriot.” To entice couples, the new parents may win prizes.

Ulyanovsk has held Day of Conception since 2005. And it seems to be working. The number participating, and the number of babies born, has been on the rise. Russia is one of the most sparsely settled countries in the world. With a low birthrate and a high death rate, her population has decreased since the early 1990s.

President Vladimir Putin last year called Russia’s demographic crisis the most acute problem facing Russia and announced efforts to boost Russia’s birth-rate, including cash incentives to families that have more than one child.

See the Source: “Russians get day off to procreate, then win prizes,” The Denver Post, 15 August 2007, http://www.denverpost.com/ci_6624865

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