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Australian Catholic bishop says babies deemed imperfect are being sought and destroyed in the womb

5 November 2010

Bishop Peter Elliott, head of the John Paul II Institute for marriage and family in Melbourne, Australia, has said that the warped practise of eugenics is rising from its Nazi tomb in Australia. Bishop Elliot said that unborn children are being sought and destroyed in the womb because they have Down's Syndrome, dwarfism or other conditions. Bishop Elliot said that, as a Catholic bishop, he was bound as a pastor to help people form their consciences and not to be silent. [, 5 November]

Scientist to tell fertility congress of her ethical device that is more effective than IVF

Dr Oriane Chausiaux, a Cambridge based scientist, will tell the World Congress on controversies in obstetrics, gynaecology and infertility that she has produced an ethical device that is more effective than IVF. Dr Chausiax has developed a handheld device that predicts the fertile periods of a woman's natural cycle by monitoring body temperature up to 20,000 times a day. Dr Chausiaux claims that her DuoFertility programme boasts a pregnancy success rate of 19.5% over six months. [Cambridge Network, 4 November]

UK parliament told of horror of citizens at secret contraceptive handouts to teenagers

The UK parliament was told earlier this week that people in the Isle of Wight are horrified at the new government scheme to give contraception to girls as young as thirteen. Under the scheme teenagers can get a month's supply of the contraceptive pill at the pharmacy, without the knowledge of their GPs or parents. Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, said the decision was made locally and the government would support local decisions. [Worthing Herald, 5 November]

Other stories:

Dutch Catholic bishop tells parliamentarians to stop funding abortion [, 4 November]

New Amnesty International report promotes contraception and abortion in Indonesia [, 4 November]

Spanish Catholic bishop warns that Down's syndrome babies are being targeted for extinction [, 4 November]

Report claims pro-life movie, Bella, has saved two hundred lives [, 3 November]

Singapore IVF centre mix-up results in child not having the DNA of the supposed father [Telegraph, 4 November]

Plans launched to grow organs with adult stem cells [The Independent, 4 November]

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