David Daleiden, head of the Center for Medical Progress, the organisation behind the undercover videos exposing the trafficking of body parts of aborted babies, testified before the Pennsylvania Health Committee on the morning on May 4th this year.
An attempt to push for a bill that would legalise euthanasia in France has failed after the French parliament delayed the proposal to the point where a vote on the bill was impossible. Furthermore, after engaging in a long debate, Latvia have also rejected a petition that called for legalising euthanasia.
Despite President Joe Biden decidely coming behind a pro-abortion agenda in America since his inauguration in January, eight abortion restrictions and bans have been implemented over six states between January and March of this year.
A recent report on assisted suicide in Oregon shows that over 53% of people killed by assisted suicide in 2020 reported the fear of being a burden on family, friends or other caregivers as a reason for wanting assisted suicide. This statistic is sadly consistent with reports from previous years, 54% in 2018, and other states, such as Washington where 51% people gave this as a reason for assisted suicide.
The lower parliament of Spain have recently passed a law that will legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide for "a serious and incurable disease or a serious, chronic and incapacitating condition”. Catholic leaders have described this new legislation as a “defeat for all”.
Towards the end of 2020, the parliament in Argentina voted to legalise abortion, despite strong public opposition. However, last month, a provincial judge ruled that the new abortion law is unconstitutional after a former senator filed a law suit against San Luis Province.
Kathleen Rogers, who suffers with a terminal illness, has written a powerful response in the Irish Times expressing concern over the proposed bill to legalise Assisted Suicide in Ireland, particularly pointing out the negative message the legalisation of this bill could send to people who have been terminal illnesses like she does.
The Termination of Pregnancy Act was introduced in Queensland, Australia by the Labour Government in 2018, allowing for abortion to be provided on demand until 22 weeks, and with doctors approval until birth. Yet, despite claims that abortion rates had not gone up in Queensland since the legalisation of abortion, the number of abortions taking place have in fact increased by 58%.
In recent years, celebrities have started to wear a “1973” themed necklace to commemorate the year the Supreme Court legalised abortion in America. In response to this fashion trend, mother and fashion designer Carla D'Addesi, has created her own fashion brand “Culture of Life 1972” (COL1972) with their own “1972” inspired jewellery to commemorate the last year America enjoyed a culture of life.
Live Action, a pro-life organisation founded by Lila Rose, is well known for its quality reporting exposing the truth about abortion. They've published testimonies, exposés of the abortion industry, and cases of failed abortions which resulted in emergency situations.