European Court Protects Human Embryos

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—October 20, 2011 | Volume 14, Number 45
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Dear Colleague,

On Saturday I am riding my bicycle 65 miles through the rugged hills
of Maryland in order to raise money for Down Syndrome children. If I
am the number one fundraiser and I am given the microphone at the
finish line, I will talk to them about the terrible tragedy of Down
Syndrome and other disabled children who never make it out of the
womb.

Right now, however, I am the number two fundraiser. I am only $891
behind the number one guy. If you can, would you please go HERE and
help me become number one! Help!

Today we have two outstanding reports. First, Tom McFeely reports on a
great legal victory for the unborn child in Europe. The European Court
of Human Rights has come down on the side of the human embryo. This
could have profound implications for the abortion debate in Europe and
around the world.

Lisa Correnti, in her maiden Friday Fax, tells us about a malicious
new website that promotes chemical abortion in countries where
abortion is illegal or not available. The website is sponsored by
pro-abortion NGOs, pro-abortion companies, and the governments of the
United Kingdom, Sweden and Holland.

Spread the word.

Yours sincerely,

Austin Ruse
President

PS Help me speak up for Down Syndrome children. Go HERE and donate to my ride!

European Human Rights Court Protects Human Embryos

By Tom McFeely

STRASBOURG, October 20 (C-FAM) The Grand Chamber of the European Court
of Justice issued a ruling this week banning patents of stem-cell
technologies based on destruction of human embryos. Some are hailing
the decision as an incremental yet important legal step towards
international protection all unborn human life.

“For the first time, the ECJ clarifies, in a manner that is binding
for 27 Member States, that human life begins at conception, and that
it is deserving of legal protection,” commented Jakob Cornides, a
Brussels-based human rights lawyer and expert on European legal
issues. “This sets an end to all attempts of saying that the
blastocyst, the embryo, or the fetus is ‘not yet’ human.”   Read More

British, Swedes and Dutch Fund Abortion Pill Consortium Targeting Poor Countries

By Lisa Correnti

NEW YORK, October 20 (C-FAM) The chemical abortion pill, more formally
referred to as medical or medication abortion, has received a major
push by international reproductive rights groups particularly in
geographic regions where abortion may be legally restricted or
otherwise not accessible.

The International Consortium on Medical Abortion (ICMA) was formed in
2002 as an international network of organizations and individuals to
promote worldwide access to chemical abortion pills through education,
regional training and advocacy campaigns. The website is sponsored by
the official development agencies of Sweden and the United Kingdom,
and the Dutch Foreign Ministry.  Read More

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