New York Times Advertisements Point to Eugenics Revolution

Over the past few months, the New York Times has repeatedly printed advertisements for the Genetics and IVF Institute (GIVF), a Virginia-based clinic that promises parents the ability to choose the sex of their babies. This marks the first time that a eugenics procedure has been marketed openly in a mainstream American publication. Read

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Legal Group Seeks to Redefine Sex Abuse of Children to Protect Clinics

The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), an abortion-rights advocacy group, has sought to redefine the legal meaning of sex abuse in order to reduce the legal responsibility of family planning clinics to report cases of abuse to the government. According to CRR, only sexual activity between an adolescent and “a much older partner” should be deemed statutory rape, and therefore necessary to report.


 

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President’s Council on Bioethics Defends Dignity of Human Procreation

At a meeting held last week in Washington, DC, the President’s Council on Bioethics alerted the world to bizarre new reproductive technologies, such as the creation of animal-human hybrids and “fused” human embryos with multiple sets of biological parents, that are now being explored by scientists. The Council, which was established by President George W. Bush to provide recommendations on emerging bioethical issues, warned in an internal working paper that such procedures gravely threaten “the dignity of human procreation,” and should therefore be prohibited.

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Congress Fears Condom Use for AIDS Prevention Can Lead to Deadly Diseases


Billions of US dollars are poised to land in Africa in order fight the deadly AIDS virus. Much of it will go to the “social marketing” of condoms, believed by some to be the best protector against the spread of HIV. It is widely understood, however, that condoms do not prevent the spread of other sexually transmitted diseases, some of which can kill.

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Judge in Partial Birth Abortion Case Mentions “Dismembered” Babies’ Pain

Although Judge Richard Conway Casey of the southern district court of New York recently issued a temporary restraining order against the Partial Birth Abortion Ban, his rigorous questioning of the plaintiffs in the case showed his extreme uneasiness with the procedure, which, in his words, leaves “viable babies…either in pieces or they don’t have a brain.”

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HIV/AIDS increases in US, but failed US approach still exported to Africa

In a recent interview with BBC, Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the UN, argued for increased involvement and resources by developed countries-namely the United States-in stemming the tide of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. In addition, he was disappointed in African leaders that allowed “their people to die because they were too embarrassed to talk about condoms.”

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US Bishops Criticize FDA Proposal to Freely Sell Abortion Drug

The US Food and Drug Administration is holding a public hearing today in suburban Washington DC to determine if the abortifacient “morning after pill” or “emergency contraceptive” should be made available without a prescription, and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCBB) has issued a statement that will be introduced at the hearing today.

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