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LIFE DIGEST: Tiller’s clinic unveiled by woman; Dr. Death granted parole; Chinese province bans sex-selection abortion

WASHINGTON (BP)--Kelly Dickerson has pulled the curtain back a little further on George Tiller’s late-term abortion business. Appearing on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” Dec. 12, Dickerson described having an abortion at Tiller’s Wichita, Kan., clinic an unspecified number of years ago as a 14 year old.

LIFE DIGEST: War against baby girls
going global, expert tells United Nations

WASHINGTON (BP)--The war against baby girls is not limited to certain localities but has developed into a global event, a specialist in demographics said recently at the United Nations.

LIFE DIGEST: Adult stem cell hopes grow, while reality sets in for California supporters of destructive research

WASHINGTON (BP)--Reports of success using adult stem cells continue to mount, while reality is setting in for advocates of destructive embryonic research -– at least in California.

LIFE DIGEST: Congressional supporters of
destructive embryonic stem cell research hopeful; …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Promoters of embryonic stem cell research are predicting they could have the votes in the next Congress to overcome a presidential veto and provide federal funds for the destructive experimentation.

LIFE DIGEST: British council rejects
‘active euthanasia’ for newborns

"This may open a whole new therapy concept to the treatment of congenital heart defect.'"
Univ. of Zurich official on non-embryonic stem cell research breakthrough
WASHINGTON (BP)--A British bioethics council rejected a suggestion for “active euthanasia” of severely disabled infants but recommended babies born before 22 weeks into pregnancy not be treated.
      The Nuffield Council on Bioethics issued its report Nov. 15 after a request by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists produced worldwide anticipation. The ob-gyn group urged the Nuffield council “to think more radically about non-resuscitation, withdrawal of treatment decisions, the best-interests test and active euthanasia.” As a result, the bioethics council agreed to include euthanasia of “extremely premature and seriously ill babies” in its consultation.

LIFE DIGEST: Kansas A.G. inquiry into abortion clinics to continue; court outburst ‘unproductive,’ pro-life lawyer says

WASHINGTON (BP)--Kansas voters removed Attorney General Phill Kline from office in the Nov. 7 election, but that apparently will not halt his investigation into two abortion clinics.

LIFE DIGEST: Doctors urge euthanasia of newborns; headlines absent for liver creation using non-embryonic stem cells

Permitting doctors to determine whose life is worth living “changes medicine into a form of social engineering where the aim is to maximize the benefit for society and minimize those who are perceived as worthless."
John Wyatt, University College London Hospital
WASHINGTON (BP)--A British medical organization has called for the consideration of “active euthanasia” for severely disabled infants.
      The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists urged the Nuffield Council on Bioethics to include newborn euthanasia in its consultation on care for “extremely premature and seriously ill babies.” The council is to release its report Nov. 16.
      In its request, the college called on the council “to think more radically about non-resuscitation, withdrawal of treatment decisions, the best-interests test and active euthanasia.” The college said it has not formally endorsed euthanasia for newborns but wants it to be weighed by British society.

LIFE DIGEST: Hillary Clinton aids foes of California parental notice initiative; ad campaign calls for blacks to vote pro-life

WASHINGTON (BP)--Sen. Hillary Clinton, D.-N.Y., softened her tone on abortion nearly two years ago, but she now has loaned her voice to the effort to defeat a California ballot initiative that would require a minor female to notify her parents before aborting the child.

LIFE DIGEST: ECT’s new statement urges work for ‘culture of life;’ Oregon boy emerges from coma after nearly two years

WASHINGTON (BP)--The project known as Evangelicals and Catholics Together recently released a new statement, this time on a subject that has made the two groups allies in American culture during the last three decades.