Posts Tagged ‘fetus’

Archbishop’s COVID vaccination concerns needn’t be

Monday, August 31st, 2020

We tend to assume disseminating public health messages is solely the role of public servants such as Victorian chief medical officer Brett Sutton and his former federal counterpart Brendan Murphy, both of whom have become de facto celebrities during the pandemic. But to ensure vital health information reaches everyone in our community, we need a Read more

Abortion drugs wake-up call

Friday, May 10th, 2013

In obstetrics, a fetus is an unborn child who is recognisably human and in whom all the major structures and organ systems are already present. An embryo is an unborn child from an earlier stage of development. An embryo becomes a fetus about eight weeks after fertilisation. The ‘abortion drug’ RU486 kills embryos. RU486 or Read more

Hospital apologises for arguing a fetus is not a person

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Following a meeting with Colorado’s three bishops, a Catholic hospital group has apologised for arguing in a wrongful-death lawsuit that a fetus is not a person. Catholic Health Initiatives acknowledged it was “morally wrong” for lawyers representing one of its hospitals to cite the state’s Wrongful Death Act in defence of a lawsuit brought by Read more

Unborn child is not a person, Catholic hospital argues

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Colorado’s Catholic bishops have hastened to uphold the rights of the unborn after a Catholic hospital in the state won a wrongful-death lawsuit by arguing that an unborn child is not a person. The case was brought by Jeremy Stodghill, whose 31-year-old wife Lori and her unborn twins all died in 2006 at a hospital Read more

New prenatal testing could increase abortion rate

Friday, June 29th, 2012

A team of scientists at the University of Washington has cracked the entire code of a human fetus using only a sample of blood from its mother and a saliva smear from its father. The technology is a significant step toward standard comprehensive testing of babies in the womb for genetic defects — those that Read more

Pepsi agrees to pro-life organisation’s stance

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Children of God for Life announced that PepsiCo with not use the aborted fetal cell line HEK-293, derived from embryonic kidneys, in their Senomyx agreement to develop flavour enhancers for their drink products. Executive Director for Children of God for Life, Debi Vinnedge commented that PepsiCo’s decision was a major breakthrough and thanked the thousands Read more