Thursday 28 July 2011

Today's must-read pro-life news-stories, Thursday 28 July

Missing Chinese children
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New euthanasia ruling worrying as M case continues
A new ruling by a English high court judge allowing euthanasia by omission is worrying, coming at the same time as another high court judge considers the M case, says SPUC's Patients First Network. Mr Justice Charles ruled that food, fluids and heart medication can be withdrawn from a 54-year-old mother-of-four deemed to be in a so-called "permanent vegetative state". This court-case is a separate court-case from the M case, currently before Mr Justice Baker, in which a 51-year-old woman, deemed to be in a so-called "minimally-conscious state", is threatened with the same denial of care. Anthony Ozimic, speaking on behalf of Patients First Network, commented: "The provision of water, food and reasonable medical treatment to patients who are not dying is a human right underpinning the fundamental right to life, yet the English high court has discriminated against disabled people by denying them that right." [SPUC, 28 July]

89 infants and young children rescued from Chinese people traffickers
Police have broken-up two large child-trafficking rings in China. 89 infants and young children, some as young as 10 days' old, were rescued. Such child-trafficking is partly the result of China's one-child policy. [Daily Mail, 27 July]

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