Friday 5 August 2011

Today's must-read pro-life news-stories, Fri 5 Aug

Dana Rosemary Scallon
Top stories:

Irish presidential race needs someone like Dana, argues columnist
An Irish columnist has said that the Irish presidential race needs someone like Dana Rosemary Scallon, the pro-life politician. Andrew Lynch wrote that the existing candidates have failed to excite public opinion. He said that Dana "is politically shrewd, utterly sincere in her Christian beliefs and has a personal charm that's conspicuously lacking in some of her rivals." [Irish Herald, 4 August]

UK woman tells how she starved her mother to death
A UK woman has recounted how she starved and dehydrated her mother to death. In a new book, Jane Gross claims that her mother Estelle requested her own death. Jane Gross claims that the death was via a lawful "process known as VSED (Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking)" [Daily Mail, 4 August] Anthony Ozimic of SPUC commented: "This case should be investigated by the police. There are serious questions to be asked about the mother's mental capacity and about the complicitly of Jane Gross and nursing home staff in what may have been an unlawful homicide."

Question of embryo adoption is closed, says Catholic pro-life leader
The interim president of Human Life International (HLI) says that the question of embryo adoption is closed. Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro Carambula was commenting on a recent debate between two prominent US pro-life Catholic bioethicists. He said: "From a rational perspective it should be clear that embryo adoption is unnatural." [, 3 August]

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