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"The Weekend Cleanup": The Gruesome Aftermath of Legalized Euthanasia in Belgium-from lifesitenews.com
LANSDOWN, Virginia, June 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As Canada and several U.S. states mull over legislation to legalize assisted suicide or euthanasia, one Belgian man has claimed that silent acceptance of euthanasia in his country has led to unspeakable routine abuse, and is warning the Western hemisphere to be on guard against the encroaching euthanasia agenda.
Lionel Roosemont told his story at the Second International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, held May 29-30 at the National Conference Center in Lansdown, Virginia. The conference was hosted by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, and co-sponsored by anti-euthanasia groups around the world.
Roosemont says he came face-to-face with the euthanasia culture in Belgium upon learning that his unborn daughter Tikvah, now 13 years old, would suffer severe disabilities related to hydrocephalus. Encouraged to abort Tikvah, Roosemont says he and his wife Renate decided to "swim against the current," and gave birth to their daughter.
Despite lacking most of her brain, the girl proved capable of movement, sight, and hearing, contrary to her doctors' dire forecasts. Though harrowed by the fight to preserve Tikvah's life from ending in abortion, said Roosemont, "it was some of the training we needed to [fight] the equally horrible monster called euthanasia."
In 2002, Belgium passed a law allowing euthanasia as requested by a patient under "constant and unbearable physical or psychological pain" who has issued written consent. A third doctor's opinion must be sought if the illness is not terminal, and a one-month waiting period is mandatory for patients suffering from depression.
Roosemont described the prejudice Tikvah received in a society that, he says, "changed dramatically since [the] euthanasia law was adopted."
"Life is more and more losing its value," said Roosemont. "Can you understand why our daughter is never left alone in a hospital?"
In an interview with LifeSiteNews.com, Roosemont insisted that the actual practice of euthanasia in Belgium disregards the "safeguards" attached to the law. "We have a huge problem with lawlessness," he said. Roosemont claimed that the law is commonly transgressed "without there being any consequences."
Roosemont cited a 2006 report in the medical magazine Huisarts, written by Dr. Marc Cosyns - whom he called the "Kevorkian" of Belgium - stating that Cosyns had euthanized a woman suffering from dementia. Although the procedure was patently illegal - not only was the woman not terminally ill, but she was not fully lucid and had not given written consent - Cosyns was not punished.
"The problem with us is that it's almost become a law [to disregard the safeguards]," said Roosemont.
In his speech to the conference, Roosemont showed a video interview of one of his elder daughters describing an encounter with a teacher concerning Tikvah. Upon seeing Tikvah for the first time, the teacher said that she ought to be euthanized.
"The actual words: 'She's just a euthanasia child,'" Roosemont told LSN. He said he has heard the sentiment twice.
While the loose application of euthanasia restrictions is widely known among Belgians, said Roosemont, the true depth of abuse is little understood. One such abuse he claimed occurs routinely is the administration of lethal drugs at one Belgian hospital to elderly, seriously ill patients - known as the "weekend cleanup" - as described to him by a nurse who worked there.
"It is logical," he said. "It is very logical. We live in the time of instant coffee. What that means is that nobody wants to suffer." Most of the time, he said, elderly victims of euthanasia are not themselves suffering from great pain, but are killed at the request of family burdened with their care.
But because the subject is still taboo in Belgium, Roosemont says indifference is widespread.
"The subject is taboo in Belgium. Main reason: the law has been voted [upon]," he said. "So many people have become accomplices of killing, or helping, at least approving, so you don't talk about that - and the moment someone starts talking about that, most people start to protect themselves."
Asked to comment on the situation in Canada, where MP Francine Lalonde recently introduced a proposal to legalize euthanasia, Roosemont said, "You will be surprised how fast this thing is coming."
"And if ... the stories that I've been hearing here [are true], there's already red [lights] flashing," he said. "The big risk, I think, is that many countries will be [facing] the same thing that happened with Roe v. Wade. Before they know it, it will be there, and then they will react. The laws will be there. That's what I think. So it's high time to do something to inform as many people as possible."
Roosemont urged anti-euthanasia activists to "tell them the stories - for instance, what happened in Belgium."
"Be alert! Not many people know what is hanging over their heads," said Roosemont. "Don't say I didn't warn you. And please, don't run away from the responsibilities."
Thursday, May 28, 2009
By Hilary White
MONCTON, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Myah Walker has described the time from her daughter’s birth up until this past Saturday, May 23, as the “best 93 days of my life.” Faith Hope Walker, the baby about whom LifeSiteNews had previously reported, passed away peacefully this weekend in the arms of her mother, a 23 year-old student living in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Myah, who maintained a weblog of her daughter’s life, wrote on Saturday, “She looked up at me and opened her beautiful eyes, and I realized what was happening. I told her to go with Jesus. I told her that I loved her and that it was ok, that I would meet her in Heaven.”
Faith was born with a condition called anencephaly, in which a portion of the child’s brain fails to fully develop. With the prevalence in the medical community of eugenic abortion, the great majority of such children are not allowed to live until birth.
Myah has said that she was pressured by hospital staff to have Faith killed before birth via abortion. Doctors told her that Faith was alive only because "she was attached" to her mother and that even if she survived to birth, she would be neither able to hear nor see.
Myah, a believing Christian, was told by doctors that she could continue the pregnancy without risk, "Or, I could choose to induce early to terminate the pregnancy."
She wrote, “For some reason I had to give the doctors my decision over and over again, which was frustrating. One doctor asked, 'Can I ask why you want to continue this pregnancy?' I guess some people are baffled by unconditional love.”
When the baby was born, she was apparently able to both see and hear and suffered no health problems other than anencephaly. No medication was required in Faith’s daily care and she was able to breastfeed, although she also received nutrition through a tube.
As a “lethal foetal anomaly,” anencephaly is widely considered justification for abortion or “early induction” of birth, even by some Catholic ethicists.
As LifeSiteNews.com has reported, Fr. Michael Prieur, the chief ethicist for the diocese of London in Ontario, Canada has justified the procedure for lethal foetal anomaly in his work at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital in London. He wrote in a June 1997 paper that the hospital had been using early induction for children diagnosed with anencephaly since 1985.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
by Bryan Kemper, President, Stand True Ministries
from Stand True's MySpace Blog
"I am not going to get into all the reasons why or why not President Obama should or shouldn't have been invited to speak at Notre Dame. The fact is, he was and he spoke and that is what I want to address.
I can imagine that for any graduate to have the President of the United States of America come to speak at his or her graduation ceremony would be an amazing experience. Even if you didn't vote for that President, it would be an honor to know he picked your school's invitation to speak. Even though I am adamantly against many of the President Obama's policies, I must still respect the office he holds.
I know many pro-lifers from around the country were at Notre Dame to protest and pray as they felt it was an abomination for such and ardently pro-abortion president to speak at a Catholic University. I was invited to come and speak and join some of the groups in their protests and prayer vigils. The fact that my wife is due in just a few days with our sixth child made the decision to stay home and watch it on TV an easy one.
I was very intrigued to hear what he could possibly have to say about abortion to a Catholic University, as the news mentioned he would speak extensively on this issue. I could not imagine him suddenly taking some kind of pro-life position. What he did was try an pacify pro-lifers with false, fluffy nonsense about common ground and reducing abortions.
Common ground? I am sick and tired of hearing people talk about common ground when it comes to the slaughter of innocent children. Our ground is stained with the blood of over 50,000,000 baby boys and girls whose deaths cry out for justice.
Let me ask you this.
Would you be willing to find common ground with someone advocating for legalized rape?
Would you be willing to find common ground with someone advocating the reinstitution of the Third Reich and Nazi policies?
Of course not, these are ludicrous statements. I would also argue that finding common ground with those who advocate for the killing of fully human pre-born children is a ludicrous idea.
What if Adolf Hitler gave a speech to the Allied Forces asking us to find common ground and just find a way to reduce the number of Jews being killed? We are talking about genocide here; simply reducing it is not an option. In the same way, the abortion holocaust is genocide and simply reducing the killing is not an option.
President Obama's saying he wants to reduce abortions is also a out-and-out lie as he released millions of our taxpayer dollars to pay for overseas abortion within three days of taking office. He also vowed to sign the so called “Freedom of Choice Act” which would completely deregulate the abortion industry and wipe out what few restrictions there are in place now.
While I do believe we must reach out in love to women who are seeking abortions and offer them an alternative and the hope we have in Christ, I will not meet the abortion issue with the hospitality President Obama spoke of.
The reason his words sounded to elegant and tickled so many ears as he spoke of such nonsense is because people have been blinded by the pro-abortion rhetoric beginning with the belief that it is about choice. There are certain things in life that cannot be left to someone's personal choice and killing a baby is one of those.
President Obama is an amazing orator was able to make people think that he is truly concerned about abortion and pro-life issues, I can't tell you how many people I know who think he is pro-life. The professor that was interviewed outside the graduation ceremony was trying to say that President Obama is the best thing for the pro-life movement because he wants to reduce abortions instead of wanting to end abortion.
I am sorry but I must reiterate that simply reducing the number of babies being killed is not what I and Stand True and the pro-life movement are fighting for. We want every single human person from the moment of fertilization to be fully protected.
The problem is we are allowing abortion to fall in a different category than every other act of homicide. But abortion is not a different act; it is a different method of the act of homicide. It is still one person killing another person.
One of the things the news kept repeating during their coverage of the whole Notre Dame scandal was a new Zogby Poll in which they declare the a majority of Americans now call themselves pro-life. As someone who travels the country for much of the year for the past 18 years, I already knew this. The majority of the people I meet in my travels identify themselves as pro-life, whether it is on an airplane, in a store or anywhere else I go.
So the next step is to get that majority to not only call themselves pro-life, but act like they believe abortion is an act of homicide. We need to activate this generation to be a voice so loud and so clear that we have no choice but to protect the lives of the innocent, fully human, pre-born children who are being killed almost 4,000 times a day.
Mr. President. I will offer NO hospitality to the killing of innocent children; there is NO common ground when it comes to ground that is stained with the blood of millions of innocent children.
For Christ I stand,
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The Precious Gift of Life Slideshow on the Scribd document sharing site
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Sunday, March 1, 2009
this is a picture of Molech, the ancient idol of the Ammonites
to which infants were sacrificed by being thrown into the flames
from the leaflet by Winkie Pratney "The Occult Roots of the War on Children"
agreed with the word of God? Have you ever stopped to think if your views made sense?
The word of God says, that sons are a heritage from the Lord, children are a reward, sons are like arrows, and blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them! Children are a blessing, both to a family and to a country. When we look down on children as a burden, we are going against the word of God. We must be aware that it is this mentality that considers children as a burden, and
not as a blessing from God, that breeds the birth control mentality, which considers pregnancy as a curse and as a roadblock to worldly success, which then leads to the abortion mentality, which places absolutely no value on the life of an unborn baby so they can be killed on demand.
The word of God also says in Malachi 2:15 Has He not made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. The Lord puts man and woman together in a marriage covenant because He was seeking godly offspring. The Lord is looking for godly offspring, not birth control of the offspring. The children are a burden to the family and to the nation mentality is not consistent with the word of God!
The overpopulation concept fosters the birth control mentality. It argues that if you are overpopulated, you have to reduce the population. It says that hunger is brought about by having too many people to feed, thus the solution is to reduce the number of people to feed. An overpopulated country is thus told it needs birth control drugs as the solution to their problem. And to sell more and more contraceptives, drug companies and birth control advocates
working together convince the government to make birth control a national policy. If its a national policy, then the government must distribute the drugs through it Health Department. And such contracts amount to hundreds of millions of pesos.
Whats worse is that in other countries, population control or birth control includes abortion. Their pro-abortion, pro-birth control governments consider abortion as a reproductive right or a woman's right to choose. And you have the pro-abortion advocates like the Center for Reproductive Rights, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization which has as their main goal the overturning of sovereign nations policies on abortion through legislative and judicial change. As Christians we do not realize that by accepting the birth control mentality we are actually becoming allies with these pro-death, pro-abortion groups. The word of God says: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? ... (2 Cor 6:14-16)
The reason why there is hunger in the Philippines is not because we are too many. I believe its because there is lack of distribution of wealth between the rich and the poor. I believe it's because of the greed and plunder of past government leaders, which made our country's economy fall and become unstable, which then lessened the peso's purchasing power. I believe its because of the continued greed of many government officials who steal from the coffers of the nation so that food, electricity, irrigation, and roads do not make it to the rest of the population. We must not reduce the number of people because they're "too many". People are the riches of a nation.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
But the Lord showed me that here is the greatest weapon--that no pro-abortion person will ever know or be able to use---the weapon of prayer. When we pray, we are communicating and conversing with the King of Kings, the Alpha and the Omega, the Faithful and True Lamb of God. Psalm 22:28 says that dominion belongs to the Lord and He rules over the nations. Psalm 94:2 says that God is the judge of the earth. Pro-abortion persons think the way they think because they don't believe in God or they outright hate Him. But whether they believe in Him or not does not change the fact that God exists, that He rules over the nations, and that He is the judge of the earth whom everyone will face and who will one day judge everyone on earth.
In 2 Kings 6:17, Elisha asked God to open the eyes of his servant--that His servant could see the multitude of fiery horses and chariots of the Lord fighting for them. And this was just two people! (Think of it, before the servant's eyes were opened, it was just ONE person, Elisha, who saw the fiery army of God!) May we always see the fiery armies around us everytime we pray the will of God! And may we always pray militantly!
When you are the Lord's bondservant, the Lord gives you the keys to the kingdom of heaven--what you bind is bound, what you loose is loosed(Matt.16:19)...you can call things that are not as though they were(Romans 4:17). You can pray God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.(Matt. 6:10)
This strategy of prayer can never be equalled. Why? Because it is from God, who made the heaven and the earth. When you pray God's heart, or when the Holy Spirit shows you God's heart and you pray for His heart and will to be done, you are walking in all the power of God! What's more, Colossians 2:3 says that in the Lord Jesus are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. If we remain in Christ, all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are available to us. The Holy Spirit tells us what to pray for and what to do.All the knowledge, wisdom and strategy we need for the pro-life ministry God has given are in the Lord Jesus! Thanks be to God!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Article By John Jalsevac
February 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - For the past number of weeks an extraordinarily popular, life-affirming ad by Catholicvote.com has been making the rounds on the internet, having been viewed 1.6 million times on Youtube alone. However, the makers of the ad are now reporting that CNN has refused to air the ad on its station, making it the second major network to reject the ad and its positive message.
The ad shows an ultrasound of a baby in a womb, while superimposed text explains that during his life the baby's father will abandon him, and his single mother will struggle to support him. But, "despite the hardships he will endure," the ad continues. "This child will become the 1st African American President." The ad concludes with a picture of President Obama and the slogan, "Life. Imagine the Potential."
Due to its popularity, the ad's makers had originally sought to have it aired during the Super Bowl on NBC. But the ad was rejected, ostensibly because of its "advocacy."
In a letter to supporters, Brian Burch from Catholicvote.com, says that following the NBC rejection, "We contacted CNN, thinking their audience contains precisely the type of people we want to reach. Further, given CNN's track record of running advocacy ads, we were confident we would succeed. Not so."
Burch reports that after several weeks of repeatedly contacting the network, he has received a letter from CNN, reading: "Thank you for your patience. We have decided to pass on this creative. CNN doesn't accept advocacy ads that portray personal decisions in a manner that suggests a position in favor of the advocacy message, without having permission of the persons involved."
Burch, however, says that the excuse is "absurd." In the first place, he observes, the ad does not in any way suggest that President Obama himself is pro-life. He also points out that CNN has in the past accepted ads that have imputed positions to individuals, without their permission.
In 2005 CNN ran an ad sponsored by the pro-abortion activist organization NARAL, that indicated that Judge Roberts "excused" violence against abortion clinics. FactCheck.org called the ad "false" and described that ad like this: "An abortion-rights group is running an attack ad accusing Supreme Court nominee John Roberts of filing legal papers 'supporting ... a convicted clinic bomber' and of having an ideology that 'leads him to excuse violence against other Americans' It shows images of a bombed clinic in Birmingham, Alabama."
Burch observed, "CNN is willing to run ads insinuating that a federal judge supports violent criminal activity, but it won't allow an ad celebrating the potential of all human life, including Barack Obama?"
Burch concluded his letter, saying, "Of course, all is not lost. CNN's refusal will only create more attention for our ad, which has been widely discussed even among abortion groups like NARAL and nationally-syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman. The ad remains a viral hit on the Internet … We have successfully provoked a national conversation about the gift of every human life -- which is why we created the ad to begin with."
(To view the ad, go to http://www.catholicvote.com
To complain, go to: http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form3.html?2
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These are pictures from the March for Life official Facebook Group photo album.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
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Life Site News: Obama Revokes Abortion Funding Policy, Will Fund Overseas Abortions with Taxpayer Money
by John Jalsevac
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One day after the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Obama has signed an order to lift the Mexico City policy, a Reagan-era policy that prohibits taxpayer funds from going to organizations that promote or perform abortions overseas.
Population Action International, a pro-abortion group, praised Obama's decision, saying in a statement that it will "save women's lives around the world."
"Women's health has been severely impacted by the cutoff of assistance," said the group. "President Obama's actions will help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, abortions and women dying from high-risk pregnancies because they don't have access to family planning."
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelse, however, strongly criticized Obama's move, saying: "America should respond to women's needs in developing countries with real assistance that also upholds their dignity, not by promoting or paying for abortions. I am disappointed by President Obama’s decision to bypass the will of American taxpayers and promote the radical agenda of Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby."
It was widely anticipated that Obama would sign the executive order yesterday, on the 36th anniversary of Roe. In 1993 former president Bill Clinton had revoked the policy on that day, while George Bush reinstated the policy on his first day in office in 2001, the day before the Roe anniversary.
Instead of signing the order yesterday, however, Obama instead issued a statement defending Roe, while speaking of the need to find “common ground” in the “divisive” and "sensitive" abortion debate.
In yesterday’s statement Obama explained, “I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose.” Nevertheless, he said, “we must work to find common ground to expand access to affordable contraception, accurate health information, and preventative services.”
While the decision not to revoke the policy yesterday was cautiously interpreted by some as evidence that Obama may not be as extreme on abortion as he has promised to be, and would not force taxpayers to pay for abortions, pro-life and pro-abortion organizations did not have to wait long for Obama to prove his solidly pro-abortion credentials.
"President Obama not long ago told the American people that he would support policies to reduce abortions, but today he is effectively guaranteeing more abortions by funding groups that promote abortion as a method of population control," said Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee.
The Mexico City policy was considered by many to be one of the most effective pro-life policies of the Bush and Reagan administrations. International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), one of the most pro-abortion organizations in the world, told the BBC today that under the Bush administration, thanks to the Mexico City Policy, the organisation had lost more than $100m (£73m) in funding.__________________
Sadly, one of the first things the new US president did was to reverse former Pres. Bush's ban onproviding funding to organizations that fund abortion/killing of the unborn baby in the womb as a means of family planning and population control.(also known as the Mexico City policy or the "Global Gag Rule" as pro-abortion activists called it)
All Christians should continually pray that God will call all leaders of the world to account for what they do.