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New! Why the war on unborn children

Why is pregnancy a war between a mother and her child? A little research shows that the number of casualties of all the wars in the history of the world is estimated at somewhat less than 500 million. This is less than one-third the amount of unborn lives sacrificed in the last 36 years. This war on unborn babies is the “longest war” in the history of our planet. Since 1980 more than one and one half billion babies have been legally slaughtered. The United States alone stands at 60 million. Who PROFITS from killing babies? The Child? The Mother? The Family? Society? It is Planned Parenthood and big abortion industries.Who SUFFERS from killing babies? It is the same child, mother, family and society.

Date posted: 2017-11-19

Sexual Exploitation of Children in Japan

Dear Friends for Life: The current population of Japan is a little over 127 million, of which approximately 25 million are children under the age of 18. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, a child is defined as anyone under the age of 18. Japan is a major destination, source, and transit country for children subjected to sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. In recent years, Japanese children have become the victims of commercial production, dissemination and sale of child abuse material, namely “child pornography”.

Date posted: 2017-10-29

World’s Most Persecuted

Dear Friends for Life: Who are the Rohingyas? The Rohingya are a Muslim people in the Buddhist-majority countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Not only are they the world’s most persecuted minority group, but they are not officially recognized by governments as an ethnic minority group. For decades they have been subjected to discrimination and violence by the Buddhist majority. In the capital city of Sittwe in Myanmar, ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people began in 2012. The purpose was to completely eliminate them. This new type of “genocide” is forcing thousands to flee by boat to Indonesia, and Myalaysia, only to fall into the hands of traffickers who profit from their desperation and misery.

Date posted: 2017-10-15

Unimaginable Horror: selling aborted baby parts

Dear Friends for Life: Every year, Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million of U.S. taxpayer money to fund abortions. To this, it has recently been revealed that more money is made selling aborted baby parts. That’s right! Planned Parenthood not only terminates the lives of unborn babies but they also sell aborted body parts for additional profit.

Date posted: 2017-09-24

It Is Not Marriage!

Dear Friends for Life: The SLIPPERY SLOPE continues to chip away at traditional values, principles and religious freedom. Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. That’s right. A Catholic nation defied the teachings of the Catholic Church with over 60% of Catholic voters voting in favor. Shortly after, the supreme court in the United States voted 5-4 to legalize same-sex marriage. Yet in this democratic country, the people had NO VOICE, NO VOTE. The decision was imposed on the American society by 5 judges, NOT ELECTED by the people, rather appointed by politicians. And adding coals to the fire, the job of the Supreme Court is to interpret laws, NOT create them. The Catholic Church position on this matter has been consistent over the years and has not changed today in spite of attacks by those who disagree. Marriage is based on the TRUTH that men and women are complementary, the biological factor shows that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and studies confirm that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage simply rejects these truths.

Date posted: 2017-09-14

Truth vs Gender’s Slippery Slope

Dear Friends for Life: If you thought the three gender movement was a unproven novelty, try picking from six “genders” with the option of creating your own pronoun. And it gets stranger yet. Princeton University and University of Michigan are among the leaders promoting this type of behaviour. According to Washington Post, more than 50 colleges or universities allow students to choose their genders without documentation of medical intervention. It’s reported that Princeton University students have the option of even choosing several genders. Or choose to be both male and female.

Date posted: 2017-08-25

Human Destructive Legal System

Dear Friends for Life: What happens when we raise the level of our legal system above God? A Belfast High Court ruled that abortion should be made available in the north of Ireland to babies with a severe disability or conceived through rape. This type of thinking is spreading to all corners of our planet. The legal system is ruling that it has the RIGHT TO KILL an innocent life created by God. Under what authority can a court decide which baby should enjoy life and which should not? Not too long ago, the womb was the safest place in the world for an unborn child. Today it is the most dangerous place.

Date posted: 2017-08-25

Refugees are not statistics

The UN estimates that about 60 million people are displaced forcibly in the world. Would these people be called “Refugees” or “Migrants”? Online news as well as the mass media use these terms interchangeably, yet there is a great difference which affects our approach when tackling this problem. The word “Refugee” refers to people who are fleeing wars or persecution. Their situation is so dangerous that they cross national boundaries to seek safety and have no idea when they will return but they need sanctuary. To deny asylum would present deadly consequences for them. “Migrants” on the other hand leave their respective countries to improve their lives by searching for better jobs. Unlike the Refugees, they can return home at any time without any fear of persecution.

Date posted: 2017-08-16

Why the war on unborn children

Dear Friends for Life: “A nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.” Last night the following headlines popped up on my computer: (1) UK will pay $1.3 billion to fund abortions and contraception around the world. (2) Oregon Passes Bill To Force Taxpayers To Pay For Abortions, Including Of Noncitizens. (3) Canada to provide a whopping $241.5 million for overseas abortions, contraception. WHY is pregnancy a WAR between a mother and her child? A little research shows that the number of casualties of all the wars in the history of the world is estimated at somewhat less than 500 million. This is less than one-third the amount of unborn lives sacrificed in the last 36 years. This WAR on unborn babies is the “longest war” in the history of our planet. Since 1980 more than one and one half billion babies have been legally slaughtered. The United States alone stands at 60 million.

Date posted: 2017-07-31

Liu Xiaobo: A Voice For Human Rights

Dear Friends for Life: China’s treatment of Liu’s democratic voice has been brutal and inhumane, even during his last days. Liu Xiaobo is a Chinese citizen, a Chinese intellectual and a Chinese winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. On July 13, 2017, Liu died from liver cancer in a Shenyang hospital in Liaoning Province while being guarded by armed state security. Despite needing urgent medical treatment, Chinese authorities refused to give him what he asked for and deserved – freedom.

Date posted: 2017-07-28

Is Nuclear Power the Solution

Dear Friends for Life: David Gutierrez in NaturalNews asks, “Chernobyl Has Killed One Million People; Will Fukushima Kill Five Million?” In Fukushima, March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at three separate reactors, the cores of which continue to disperse so much “radiation” that one would die instantly if entering the area. Is there a quick-fix solution to this radiation problem? Definitely not. The radiation problem will continue on its present course of destruction for many years into the future.

Date posted: 2017-07-17

Sex Education Damaging Children

There is a trend today to pass laws and guidelines in schools for the few without sufficient data on what effects they’ll have on the many. A large majority of students are forced to bow and accept without question the unproven claims of a very small minority. This approach to sex education ignores the stages of development which encourage youth to jump from concrete concepts to abstract concepts before they are ready. For instance, government agencies, educational journalists, academics, and do-gooders seem to be hell-bent on informing children about issues that they are neither intellectually, physically or emotionally equipped to handle.

Date posted: 2017-07-05

“Ocean of Pain”

In Syria, massive and systematised violence – including the killing of detainees in official and makeshift detention centres – is taking place out of sight, far from the battlefield. The UN Commission explains how Syrian civilians are arrested, unlawfully detained, or taken hostage. Eyewitness accounts and documentary evidence suggest that tens of thousands of people are detained at any one time. Poor conditions in detention centers are exposing prisoners to life-threatening situations and resulting in mass deaths. The UN Commission determines that the Government of Syria has further committed crimes of murder, rape, torture, imprisonment, enforced disappearance and other inhuman acts. These violations constitute war crimes since the acts were committed after the start of the armed conflict.

Date posted: 2017-06-28

War Against Babies with Down’s Syndrome

The war against babies with Down’s syndrome by abortion has increased as a newer and more accurate prenatal test for Down’s syndrome was developed in Britain. Pro-life campaigners fear this is eugenics by the back door. They have warned that because most people terminate pregnancies where Down’s syndrome is identified, this accurate form of testing will result in the disappearance of people with this condition. It is important to remember that a baby is a baby first and foremost and that the syndrome is very much secondary. This little baby is a real baby. It is precious. It is beautiful as all new babies are and has the exact same needs. Some parents cope better than others in caring for any new baby. In this case it is a question whether the baby has a disability or not. A baby with Down syndrome is not the fault of the mother or father.

Date posted: 2017-06-21

Legal Status of Frozen Embryos

Dear Friends for Life: In recent years, much has been written on the legal status of frozen embryos. Throughout human history, babies are born around nine months after being conceived by the union of the father’s sperm cell with mother’s egg cell. Today scientists are able to remove the egg cell from the mother, unite it to the father’s sperm cell and then freeze the embryo. At a future date, the frozen embryo can be thawed, implanted into the mother’s womb or any unrelated woman’s womb. The odds are that less than 50% that it will develop into a normal child.

Date posted: 2017-06-02

Humanitarian Crisis looms in Scary Flights

Reading daily about the suffering of refugees, we conclude that no one chooses to flee their home. Forced to depart suddenly, it is impossible for people to apply for the necessary papers and visas required to travel. This results in a growing number of persons who have no alternative but to choose potentially hazardous methods to slip away – by foot, by boat or by being smuggled out. There is no such thing as a typical refugee. People of any age, race, gender or religion can be forced to leave their homes. Claiming refugee status doesn’t mean giving up universal human rights. In addition, detention of asylum seekers is a questionable policy. Studies show high levels of mental health problems in detainees. The longer in detention, the more mental health deteriorates.

Date posted: 2017-05-19

Voices Crying Out in the Wilderness

Poet Warsan Shire hit a nerve recently with this evocative stanza from her poem “Home”. [ No one leaves home unless / home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border / when you see the whole city / running as well.” and “no one puts their children in a boat / unless the water is safer than the land. ] - With 21 million refugees, does anyone really believe that this large number of people decided beforehand to join the ranks of a refugee. I doubt it very much. No-one in their wildest dreams expects to become a refugee. As Christians, we cannot remain silent anymore as global forced displacement hits record high. Concrete Action, not words, will alleviate the crisis.“I never thought I would become a refugee” are voices crying out in the wilderness and falling on deaf ears.

Date posted: 2017-05-05

The Biggest Lie Yet!

Think of a little unborn child fighting for life in its mother’s womb. A beautiful scene of God’s creation- the growing process. Then consider the biggest lie to hit the news in the previous presidential race. Hillary Clinton stating publicly that babies are people but don’t have human rights. What? “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights,” she said. Having conceded that pregnant mothers are carrying the life of another person, she did not feel obligated to protect that life.

Date posted: 2017-04-26

No Place To Call Home

Dear Friends for Life: In the past few years, record numbers of refugees worldwide have been forced to flee their homes. In South Sudan alone, UNHCR William Spindler states: “More than 60 per cent of the refugees are children, many arriving with alarming levels of malnutrition… Recent new arrivals report suffering inside South Sudan with intense fighting, kidnappings, rape, fears of armed groups and threats to life, as well as acute food shortage.” Refugees from other countries report similar crisis. Instead of providing protection to refugees on a global scale, many countries are slamming their doors shut. To be more specific, the wealthiest nations are leaving other, poorer countries to cope alone with nearly all the world’s 21 million refugees.

Date posted: 2017-04-15

Pretending to be something we are not

Dear Friends for Life: Today we are observing a world which is descending into moral darkness. We avoid looking at the refugees living in camps, poverty resulting from the combined wealth of the richest 1% will soon overtake that of the other 99%, sex-education based on un-researched conclusions, traditional marriage being swept under the carpet, hard earned taxes supporting the abortion industry and the slippery slope continues. Now we are bombarded with laws forcing the general public to believe what is false and abnormal. The most recent madness infiltrating different segments of society is the utterly absurd “bathroom wars”. The crisis: Men walking into girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms or showers, stripping and exposing their male naked bodies to little girls. Insanity by any moral standards.

Date posted: 2017-04-13

Man’s enormous destructive power

Dear Friends for Life: 71 years have passed since the United States dropped the atomic bomb on masses of innocent people, many still at home having breakfast with their families. The first city hit by the atomic bomb was Hiroshima. The time was 8:15am on August 6, 1945. In just a few minutes, the entire city – babies, school children, mothers and grandparents – was completely erased. Radiation was so intense that those who did not die immediately died of exposure poisoning in the weeks, months and years that followed. The intense pain and long suffering must have been horrible since 90% of doctors, nurses and medical facilities were destroyed.

Date posted: 2017-04-09

Senior Citizens are lonely – Many living alone

The problem of loneliness among the elderly is a growing problem around the world. In Britain and the United States, roughly one in three people older than 65 live alone. In the United States, half of those older than 85 live alone. In Japan where I work, the number of elderly people aged 65 or older accounts for 26.7 percent of the 127.11 million total population. China, India, Singapore, South Korea and other countries are facing similar problems.

Date posted: 2017-04-03

Devasting Consequences For 15 Million Girls

Dear Friends for Life: Wow! Can you imagine girl-child(ren) forced into marriage, the psychological fear, the unspeakable suffering, the small bodies not fully developed yet to give birth and the limited mental capacity to comprehend what is happening. This my friends is the latest violent attack against small girls and the world stands silent.

Date posted: 2017-03-30

$142 Million for a Francis Bacon Painting? Someone Overpaid!

Tying up hundreds of millions of dollars in art works -- or, shall we say, in artefacts of dubious merit (Francis Bacon weirdness and Andy Warhol pop art) -- and jewels is just plain wrong in view of the extreme poverty that still afflicts so many of our brothers and sisters in the global village. -Carolyn Moynihan

Date posted: 2013-12-01

Outfoxing the Grim Reaper

Mary Meehan recently published a piece on suicide prevention, "Outfoxing the Grim Reaper,"in Human Life Review. It describes promising work in this area and suggests how individuals can help friends or family members who are inclined toward suicide. (Mary is grateful to Consistent Life's Rachel MacNair with her expertise in psychology for reviewing the manuscript before publication.)

Date posted: 2011-01-28

The Last Word

"This is the secret that a lot of media has not reported much on," says Smith, an attorney whose opinions on assisted suicide, bioethics and myriad other topics have appeared in some of the world's most influential publications.

"Assisted suicide is not about terminal illness. That's a pretext, in terms of the political fight to get people to accept the concept."

Smith suggests that "none of us know what our limits are or how we might react to pain or what mental illness might do to us, which is why when someone is suicidal, the rest of us have an even greater obligation not to accept that person's definition necessarily."

He is unabashedly judgmental "about people who, pursuant to their own ideology, would facilitate these kinds of things, because a lot of people who could be helped, instead will be dead. I frankly think some of the people get off on this."

Smith's passion reflects the controversial nature of the hot-button topic. Clearly, good thinkers on all sides of the endless debate on assisted suicide seem to find themselves at each other's throats (metaphorically, at least most of the time) before too long.

Date posted: 2007-08-24

Women Are Three Times More Likely To Die After An Abortion, New Study

The study, completed by researchers from the National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health in Finland, shows that the long held presumption that abortion is associated with fewer deaths than childbirth does not hold up once the pregnancy history of women is actually investigated using record linkage. Previously, it has been widely assumed that the mortality rate associated with abortion was only one-sixth that of childbirth. But those estimates were based primarily on information gathered only from death certificates or other public records. Proper identification of pregnancy history, the researchers found, reveals that the death rate associated with abortion is actually three times higher than that of childbirth.

Date posted: 2005-09-12

Sex, Naturally

Sexual union in marriage ought to be a complete giving of each spouse to the other, and when fertility (or potential fertility) is deliberately excluded from that giving I am convinced that something valuable is lost. A husband will sometimes begin to see his wife as an object of sexual pleasure who should always be available for gratification. This tendency is reinforced by the dominant perspective on sexuality in our society, which idealizes unlimited sexual titillation and gratification freed (at least theoretically) from any consideration of pregnancy.

Date posted: 2004-01-05

The Challenges of Infertility: A Biblical Framework for Responding Appropriately

The growing number of reproductive technologies raises an equal number of ethical concerns. Only those technologies that pass ethical muster should be used. Some of the concerns to be considered include the sanctity of human life and the biblical ideal of the family.


Date posted: 2003-12-25

Deadly Questions

A 23-year-long study released on June 12, 2000, states that two-thirds of all capital punishment cases contained flaws serious enough to warrant that they be retried. The study also prompted renewed calls for review, or outright abolition, of the death penalty, which is administered on a state-by-state basis.


Date posted: 2002-11-11

How Lethal Injection Works

The idea of someone being put to death, no matter what the means, is not a pleasant one. But the fact is, more than half of the world's countries and 38 U.S. states have a death penalty, so this unpleasant topic is bound to come up. The form by which prisoners are executed is changing. In America and a growing number of other countries, lethal injection is becoming the most commonly used form of capital punishment.

Date posted: 2002-11-11

Clinical Overview of HIV Disease

We now know that untreated HIV disease typically progresses relentlessly in almost all infected persons from clinically silent infection detectable only by laboratory tests to severely damaged immunologic function, resulting in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Without treatment, the disease progresses over a median interval of about 10 years, although with great individual variation, and eventually causes death in most, if not all, cases. During the course of HIV disease, a variety of clinical syndromes may occur. Incompletely understood interactions between host, HIV, and environmental factors determine the particular clinical manifestations and rate of disease progression for each individual.

Date posted: 2002-11-11

Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the United States

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized as a new disease in the United States when clinicians in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco began to see young, homosexual men with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), unusual diseases for young adults not known to be immunosuppressed. The first report in the medical literature that alerted the world to this new immunodeficiency syndrome appeared in June of 1981 and described five young, homosexual men in Los Angeles with PCP.

Date posted: 2002-11-11

Classification and Staging of HIV Infection

Classification of HIV disease can be undertaken for several purposes and should be distinguished from disease staging. Staging is disease classification that aims primarily to make groupings that have different prognosis and can be used in guiding treatment decisions. Stages attempt to classify disease in a progressive sequence from least to most severe, each higher stage having a poorer prognosis or different medical management than the preceding stage.

Date posted: 2002-11-11

International Epidemiology of HIV (by Country and Region)

Globally, 40 million adults and children were living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2001. Of infected adults, 48 percent were women. In 2001, the global adult HIV prevalence rate was 1.2 percent. During that year, 5 million people were newly infected with HIV, and there were 3 million adult and child deaths due to HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS 2001).


Date posted: 2002-11-11

Gay Catholics Praise "Warm" Pastoral Letter from Bishops

A new pastoral letter released by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops is winning praise from the gay Catholic community. "Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers" is the product of several years' work by the U.S. bishops' Committee on Marriage and Family.

Date posted: 2002-05-12

Homosexuality in the context of Christian anthropology

The problem of homosexuality seems complex, as does any problem concerning man and concerning him in depth: many different and difficult aspects are connected with it. This complexity seems to reveal that unique richness which marks the human person, who often is correctly described as a "mystery". On the other hand, it is precisely this very "mystery" that spurs the reflection on homosexuality towards a reading and interpretation marked by simplicity, within a deeply unified vision. And it is again the unique richness of the human person that demands such a unified vision: the wealth proper to the person is in fact not chaotic but intrinsically ordered.

Date posted: 2002-05-12

Beyond Reason

Should a civilized society levy its most extreme punishment against someone who cannot fully understand it? Against someone who could not help his own lawyers defend him? Against someone who may have confessed to help out the police, not realizing he's just helped himself to the death chamber?By Human Rights


Date posted: 2001-12-31

The Baby Parts Industry

The documentary that follows is the result of a great deal of analysis; it attempts merely to present to the reader a comprehensive understanding of exactly what is involved with fetal-tissue research. Our comprehensive report presents the facts as well as the opinions of some of those most closely involved with this issue, from all sides of the debate. We leave the moral judgments to you. From the Covenant News

Date posted: 2001-12-31

Executing the Innocent

The risk of executing innocent persons is a decisive objection to the institution of capital punishment in the United States. Consequentialist arguments for the death penalty are inconclusive at best; the strongest justification is a retributive one. However, this argument is seriously undercut if a significant risk of executing the innocent exists. Any criminal justice system carries the risk of punishing innocent persons, but the punishment of death is unique and requires greater precautions. Retributive justifications for the death penalty are grounded in respect for innocent victims of homicide; but accepting serious risks of mistaken executions demonstrates disrespect for innocent human life. By Elizabeth A. Linehan

Date posted: 2001-12-31

AIDS in the year 2001

As a new year begins so does a new year in the fight against HIV. A disease discovered over twenty years ago, surpassing even the worst-case scenarios, but 2001 did see some light in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Date posted: 2001-12-31

Abortion Is Four Times Deadlier Than Childbirth

Abortion advocates, relying on inaccurate maternal death data in the United States, routinely claim that a woman's risk of dying from childbirth is six, ten, or even twelve times higher than the risk of death from abortion.

In contrast, abortion critics have long contended that the statistics relied upon for maternal mortality calculations have been distorted and that the broader claim that "abortion is many times safer than childbirth" completely ignores high rates of other physical and psychological complications associated with abortion. Now a recent, unimpeachable study of pregnancy-associated deaths in Finland has shown that the risk of dying within a year after an abortion is several times higher than the risk of dying after miscarriage or childbirth.

Date posted: 2001-12-31

The Case Against The Death Penalty

The imposition of the death penalty is inconsistent with fundamental values of a democratic system. The state should not arrogate unto itself the right to kill human beings, especially when it kills with premeditation and ceremony, under color of law, in our names, and when it does so in an arbitrary and discriminatory fashion. Capital punishment is an intolerable denial of civil liberties. By Hugo Adam Bedau

Date posted: 2001-12-31