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Defending life
from conception to natural death


Pro-abortion Roussef wins Brazil presidential election

2 November 2010

Dilma Roussef, the pro-abortion politician, has won the presidential election in Brazil. During the election campaign a group of Catholic bishops in Brazil had urged voters not to elect Mrs Roussef. In an address to Brazilian bishops, Pope Benedict said that the right to life of the unborn preceded to all other rights. [Catholic Culture, 1 November]

IVF has become an exploitative industry

A mother has argued that IVF has become an exploitative industry. Charlotte Metcalf, who conceived naturally aged 45, highlighted the massive failure rate of IVF and its related emotional cost to women. Mrs Metcalf also highlighted the high monetary cost of IVF. [Daily Mail, 30 October]

Legion of Honour award for anti-euthanasia campaigner

France has awarded its highest honour to a disabled woman who opposes euthanasia. Maryannick Pavageau, who recovered from locked-in syndrome after a stroke, was awarded the Legion of Honour for her many years of campaigning for the rights of the disabled. Mrs Pavageau argues that disabled people who request for euthanasia are actually in need of love. [MercatorNet, 2 November]

Other stories:

Canadian Parliament starts debate today on Bill to stop forced abortions [, 1 November]

£300 DNA test to tell a baby's sex at seven weeks [Telegraph, 2 November]

The word 'foetus' is offensive, says pro-life professor [MercatorNet, 29 October]

SPUC Dundee branch holds vigil in city square [Courier, 29 October]

Queensland pro-abortion MPs would face 12% swing against them, suggests survey [CathNews, 28 October]

Amnesty International pressures Peru to legalize abortion [CNA, 27 October]

New video from teen pro-life apologist Lia [, 27 October]

Obama healthcare does fund abortion [Population Research Institute, 20 October]

NHS North Yorkshire suspends IVF [BioNews, 1 November]

Blind pensioner sees great-grandson for first time after stem cell treatment in China [Mail, 2 November]

Nasal passage stem cells could help brain [Medical Daily, 29 October]

Anti-life actress says IVF failure left her acutely depressed [Telegraph, 30 October]

Former US president George W. Bush recalls stem cell policy in memoirs [Telegraph, 29 October]

New test to detect disabled embryonic children [Daily Mail, 27 October]

Polish parliament to discuss reimbursement of IVF [Warsaw Voice, 28 October]

Women in their 20s should freeze their ovaries, says IVF expert [Mail, 28 October]

New study confirms overwhelming death rate of IVF embryos [, 26 October]

French parliament to debate new embryology law [Genethique, 20 October]

Younger generation may be more pro-life [National Catholic Register, 1 November]

1000 rabbis join Vatican cardinal in prohibiting voting for anti-life candidates [, 1 November]

Introspection brain networks fully formed at birth [New Scientist, 1 November]

Dying patient heard his unborn grandson's heartbeat [Mirror, 29 October]

Columnist reflects on modern eugenic mentality [Telegraph, 25 October]

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