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Canada considers euthanizing children

Euthanasia | Team of pediatricians lays groundwork for minors to request death
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/15/18, 01:57 pm

Doctors in Canada should have permission to euthanize a child who requests it, even if it’s against the parents’ will, a team of pediatricians proposed in a report earlier this month.

A policy proposal written by Carey DeMichelis, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, and Adam Rapoport at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children outlines how the hospital would decide which children to euthanize under Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) law.

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Judge protects freedom of pro-lifers

Abortion | St. Louis must make a religious exception to its nondiscrimination law on abortion
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/08/18, 04:20 pm

Pro-lifers cannot be forced to hire, lend money to, or rent to people who advocate for or promote abortions, a federal judge in St. Louis ruled last week. The decision overturned a city ordinance that barred landlords, lending agencies, and employers from discriminating against anyone for their “reproductive health decisions or pregnancy status.” Last year, the Thomas More Society, a pro-life legal group, sued the city on behalf of a number of pro-life groups and businesspeople.

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Untangling the fetal tissue trade

Abortion | Federal government cancels one contract for aborted baby body parts, but others remain
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/01/18, 04:04 pm

Pro-life leaders praised the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week for canceling its contract with a fetal tissue company, but they said the government needs to do more to protect aborted babies from becoming commodities after their deaths.

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