George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New London,
Point and Counterpoint: Abortion and Alternatives
- Article 13, for Sunday, July 2, 2006
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY - A SEQUEL
Louisiana Senate Committee backs a bill requiring that women
planning an abortion be told of a baby's pain during abortion.
The AMA votes to promote Living Wills after the Schiavo exkperience.
Pro-Life organizations petition U.S. Bishops to become more
assertive regarding pro-abortion "Catholic" politicians and their continued
access to Holy Communion.
The Vatican this week applauded the actions of doctors who
kept a brain-dead pregnant woman in Italy alive until the baby was delivered.
A Federal Appeals Court has supported the right of Pro-Life
groups to join an abortion "conscience clause" case regarding medical personnel.
A new book published in Italy provides more evidence that
RU 486 is unsafe for women.
In Missouri, Pro-Life advocates have filed suit over the
State's denial of use of "Choose Life" auto license plates. This
issue is also alive in Connecticut, currently in the hands of Attorney
Planned Parenthood has announced that it will use its political
power for the benefit of Pro-Abortion candidates. This group performs
the gretest number of abortions in the U.S., and has sold over one million
"morning after pills". There is a message here for all of us who
send charitable contributions either to PP or to organizations that support
There are too many examples of State governmental, non-governmental
and private actions that are pro-abortion, anti-parental role, pro-embryonic
cell research, anti-Catholic, and pro-euthanasia to highlight here.
But the pro-abortionists are increasingly active, especially in an election
Why is all this important? Because Abortion is an advanced
cancer weakening our nation's political life and future. And because
each of us has an active role to play, armed with the information provided
here and elsewhere. And that goes for the organized Church also,
which has too often been intimidated by IRS cautions that prohibit support
of specific candidates, but not expressions and teachings of principles
like pro-life / anti abortion. So, all of this effort is a call to
action. You are being given the facts...now do something. Make
your voices heard.
A California bill to legalize assisted suicide gets a hearing
Germany, the host nation of this year's World Cup, legalized
prostitution in 2002. Thus, in Germany any woman under 55 who remains
out of work for one year while receiving unemployment compensation is forced
to take any job...including prostitution...on pain of losing her benefits.
I kid you not.
Bishops in Switzerland are decrying the creation of babies
solely for medical purposes, the latest form of eugenics. One case
involves a baby conceived in Brussles through artificial insemination for
the specific purpose of being a compatible blood marrow donor for her sick
brother. Human beings as merchandise.
Peter Moore, PhD George A. Sprecace,