Off the wire
A euthanasia bill was rejected by the state Parliament of South Australia on July 27. The bill would have allowed terminally-ill adults to have themselves killed within a year of their anticipated date of death.
The Italian National Committee on Bioethics has rejected the idea of euthanasia and called for palliative care. The committee referred to euthanasia as “gravely illicit in all its forms,” but committee president Francesco D ’Agostina said the committee would have “respect for particular situations” of euthanasia “by suspending judgment.”
An U.S. federal court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking Louisiana from enforcing its new law requiring a 24-hour waiting period for abortion. The order came after a lawsuit from two women’s health care centres and a physician who claim that the delay leads to an increase in second-trimester abortion and harassment.
A 32-year-old Ohio homemaker, Pauline Giedeman, is being investigated by the FBI after writing three letters to abortion mill owner Carol Dunn. Giedeman asks, “If they’re investigating me, who else are they investigating?”
A Portland, Oregon law that would have allowed doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication for dying patients was ruled unconstitutional. Judge Hogan ruled the law violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th amendment.
John Salvi, accused of killing the receptionist at two U.S. abortion facilities, has been declared unfit to stand trial. Dr. Philip Resnick, a court appointed psychiatrist, said Salvi suffers from schizophrenia.
A Los Angeles case-control study finds that the use of oral contraceptives doubles a woman’s risk of developing cancer of the cervix. A Quebec case-control study indicates that pill users are 40 per cent more likely to develop cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, a precursor of cancer.
A recent international case control study organized by the WHO suggests a 30 per cent increase in cervical carcinoma in women who have ever used the pill.
A British woman is suing the makers of the abortifacient birth control Norplant after one of the rubber capsules became lost in her arm.
While claiming responsibility of recent mail bombs in Canada, the Militant Direct Action Task Force admits targeting groups which are against bilingualism, as well as group that are pro-apartheid, homophobic, anti-feminist and anti-choice on abortion.
U.S. House Adopts Pro-life Amendments
The House Appropriations Committee has adopted four pro-life amendments as part of the appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services which is expected to go before the full House of Representatives. The first amendment would allow states to re-establish their own limitations on tax-funding of abortions. The second amendment would prevent the federal and state governments from penalizing any obstetrics-gynaecology residency program merely because it chooses not to include abortion training. It would prevent the federal and state governments from punishing institutions and doctors if they choose not to become involved in abortion training. The third amendment would prevent federal funding of harmful medical experimentation of living human embryos. Lastly, the committee adopted an amendment to shift $193 million from the Title X family planning program into alternative programs that provide maternal, child and community health services.
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