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Fighting for Austrian Babies Jugend für das Leben (“Youth for Life”) is the force behind all 2017 Austrian Marches for Life.  This year six demonstrations have already taken place in the following Austrian cities: Graz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz, Klagenfurt and Dornbirn. The last March for Life this year will be held today, Saturday November 25th in the…

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Organ Donation Highly Controversial This week a Swiss law redefining organ donation went into effect. The change, criticized by Human Life International Switzerland, the Union of Catholic Swiss Physicians, the Swiss Hippocratic Society and the Swiss Society for Bioethics, redefines clinical death as occurring after a mere five minutes. This issue is as much a…

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Over 7,000 To Die of Euthanasia in 2018 Recently the left-wing Guardian newspaper alleged that Dutch euthanasia deaths are anticipated to rise 67 percent from just five years ago. The paper states the Levenseindekliniek, the only Dutch hospital specializing in euthanasia, expects to have to hire more than 100 new doctors to keep up with…

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Attempts to Undermine Constitutionally Guaranteed Freedom of Conscience HLI Ireland reported that Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament in Dublin, would debate a bill Wednesday, November 14, 2017, aimed at shutting down pregnancy pro-life counseling networks. The proposed change is to section 4(1) of the Principal Act. Deputy Louise O’Reilly of Sinn Féin, the Irish…

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Remembering Savita Halapannavar The Catholic Church commemorates the dead throughout the month of November. As the prayer reads, “Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. ” It is an apt time to recall the sad passing of those who have gone before, including 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar. A week ago…

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RU-486 is on the Rise, Taking Place of Surgical Abortion We’ve heard over and over how abortion numbers in the United States are decreasing. Surgical abortions, that is. The Washington Post, hardly a pro-life publication, reported abortions tanked 25% between 2008 and 2014. What no one talks much about is the “quiet” abortions. Chemical RU-486…

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While we need a variety of pro-life groups hacking away at the anti-life monster, it is enormously futile and indeed grossly shortsighted to overlook the chief source of baby-killing, which is contraception. ~ Father Paul Marx, OSB I’ve written before about the link between contraception and abortion: statistically, contraception use actually increases, rather than decreases the…

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Lebenszentrum Salzburg Marks 200th Prayer Vigil Human Life International (HLI) Affiliate, Lebenszentrum Salzburg (LZ), just held its 200th prayer vigil in Salzburg, Austria. This monthly vigil marks one of the so-called “Vigil 2000” prayer vigils that have been held to date in cities across Austria. 4,000 total have been held across Europe over the last…

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Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary Honored October 7th, 2017 marked “Rosary at the Borders,” the largest prayer event since World Youth Day in Krakow last year. The date was chosen to honor the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Estimated hundreds of thousands to one million joined together in prayer for peace…

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This Weekend Cancelled This year’s eighth March for Life should be taking place September 17th, 2017. (The day prior was the March for Life in Berlin, Germany.) The occasion marks the 600th anniversary of the birth year of Switzerland’s patron saint, Niklaus von Flüe. Also, the event was to be located the central part of…

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