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Dear Friends for Life,

Good News: Fewer mothers die in Nicaragua. In 2006, Nicaragua tightened its pro-life law making abortion completely illegal. It reaffirmed that prohibition in 2007. The results are in. There were 50 maternal deaths in 2006 and only 21 in 2007. The infant mortality rate which had been 52 per thousand births in 1990 dropped to 28 per thousand births in 2006. So making abortion illegal saved not only unborn babies’ lives but also many mothers’ lives.

Chile’s record is also outstanding. Abortion in Chile was legal from 1931 through 1988 and then forbidden in 1989. The result was? Maternal deaths from all causes decreased 94% from 1960 to 2007. Maternal deaths from abortion decreased 98% during this same period. Maternal mortality from all causes declined 44% after abortion was forbidden with maternal deaths due to abortion declining at an additional 10% during that time.

World-wide drop in maternal deaths puts pro-abortionist on the defensive. Studies published in the Lancet (Britain) documents a significant reduction of 35% in the world-wide maternal mortality rate. This study of 181 countries (1980-2008) flies in the face of continuing claims by pro-abortionists that abortion must be legalized to stop these deaths. The rate which had remained fairly steady at about one-half million dropped to 343,000. This calculates out to an average drop of 1 and 1/2% per year since 1980.

God Bless,
Jerry Novotny, OMI

(Quote) Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong. It means something flaming, like Joan of Arc. -G.K. Chesterton

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Lifeissues.net NEWSLETTER #485

August 1, 2010

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(TABLE OF CONTENTS):

1. Kids and Online Pornography

2. HIV cases double in over 50s

3. Study supports behavioural change as key to fight HIV

4. If Only Just a Billion Were Hungry

5. South Korea Looks at Legalizing Abortion

6. UN Committee Attacks Motherhood, Demands New "Rights" for Women

7. The Baby Business

8. The Blessings of a Large Family

9. Iran to pay for new babies to boost population

10. Stigma, Depression, Isolation Common Among People With HIV Or AIDS

11. World Population Report: ‘Aging Populations; Fewer Workers; Decline of Developed Countries’

12. FDA OKs First Embryonic Stem Cell Research Trial on Humans, Despite Concerns

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(Focus on Asia): "Green Revolution Has Little to Offer New Hungry Mouths" – As it took root in the rice fields across Asia, it was hailed as the solution to the hunger afflicting millions of people in the region. But four decades on, the much vaunted Green Revolution appears to have reached its limits, unable to meet new demands, to feed new mouths.
http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51729

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ITEM #1. Kids and Online Pornography

Since our culture isn’t willing to take measures against sexual obesity, Christians need to be especially mindful of what their kids are consuming online. Just as you wouldn’t feed your children deep-fried Twinkies for dinner, you shouldn’t give them unlimited and unfiltered access to the internet. A little diligence can make a big difference – the kind of difference you won’t get from reading a nutrition label.

View full article at Catholic Exchange:

http://catholicexchange.com/2010/07/20/132428/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+catholicex+%28Catholic+Exchange%29

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ITEM #2. HIV cases double in over 50s

New figures have shown that rates of HIV cases in people over the age of 50 have doubled in the last seven years.

View full article at Nursing Times:

http://www.nursingtimes.net/5017455.article?referrer=e1

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ITEM #3. Study supports behavioural change as key to fight HIV

"Within the United Nations, there is more and more attention to focusing on abstinence and the reduction of the number of sexual partners as well as the strategy of promoting condoms," US Msgr. Robert Vitillo, special adviser to Caritas Internationalis on HIV and AIDS, told Catholic News Service. "This is a validation of what we’ve done."

View full article at CN:

http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=22471

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ITEM #4. If Only Just a Billion Were Hungry

The bad news is that 1.02 billion people are going hungry in today’s world of plentiful supplies. The even worse news is that this figure only tells part of the global food insecurity story.

View full article at IPS:

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51250

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ITEM #5. South Korea Looks at Legalizing Abortion

However, the government has for decades turned a blind eye to the flourishing illegal abortion trade, with the result that South Korea already has one of the highest abortion rates in the world.

View full article at LifeSiteNews.com):

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/10072807.html

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ITEM #6. UN Committee Attacks Motherhood, Demands New "Rights" for Women

A United Nations (UN) treaty committee notorious for its promotion of abortion and ideological positions not supported by UN treaties, concludes its session this week after launching attacks on motherhood and traditional gender roles, while calling for an ever-expanded array of new sexual and reproductive "rights". The session was especially notable for the statement by the Russian Federation, which reported that decreasing abortion rates were helping to decrease the overall maternal mortality rates in that country.

View full article at C-FAM:

http://www.c-fam.org/publications/id.1673/pub_detail.asp

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ITEM #7. The Baby Business

Large-hearted Westerners – eager to fill out their families while helping a child in need-have adopted tens of thousands of children from these and other poor countries. Very few are aware of this heartbreaking underside of international adoption – and many have trouble believing it when they do hear such stories. But the fact is that for decades, international adoption has been a Wild West, all but free of meaningful law, regulation, or oversight. In the past ten years, upward of 20,000 Western families each year have adopted internationally. Tens of thousands more are on waiting lists for years.

Western adoption agencies, seeking to satisfy demand, have poured millions of dollars of adoption fees into underdeveloped countries. Those dollars and Euros have, too often, induced the unscrupulous to take children away from families that loved and would have raised them to adulthood. Corruption skips from one unprepared country to another – until that country gets wise, changes its laws, and corrupt adoptions shift to the next unprepared nation.

Article is located at Democracy Journal:

http://democracyjournal.org/article2.php?ID=6757&limit=0&limit2=1500&page=1

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ITEM #8. The Blessings of a Large Family

It is time that we recognize that the continued existence of human persons on this planet or anywhere is possible only if there are children being born in sufficient numbers to provide adequately for the well-being of their elders and to develop new and creative ways for producing food, fuel, electricity and all needed goods for civilization today. As John Paul II so frequently said, "The future of civilization passes through the family."

Article can be found at LifeIssues.net:

http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/may/may_23largefamily.html

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ITEM #9. Iran to pay for new babies to boost population

The new government initiative will pay families for every new child and deposit money into the newborn’s bank account until they reach 18, effectively rolling back years of efforts to boost the economy by reducing the country’s once runaway population growth.

View entire two files at AP:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jSU1wDiAB_1Er2M-EkUBSZbzoG5wD9H7K84G0

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ITEM #10. Stigma, Depression, Isolation Common Among People With HIV Or AIDS

Nearly half of all the respondents said they had encountered someone who was afraid to have casual contact with them because of their infection with HIV or AIDS, and 1 in 4 reported that someone would not kiss them or share food or drink with them. These reactions to people with HIV/AIDS reflect still relatively widespread beliefs in many countries that HIV or AIDS is easily transmitted through everyday activities, and that people with HIV or AIDS should be avoided, researchers noted.

View entire text at Medscape Today:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/725819

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ITEM #11. World Population Report: ‘Aging Populations; Fewer Workers; Decline of Developed Countries’

The 2010 World Population Data Sheet says that a shrinking pool of working-age populations is jeopardizing social support and long-term health care programs for the elderly.

View entire text at LifeSiteNews.com:

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/10072903.html

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ITEM #12. FDA OKs First Embryonic Stem Cell Research Trial on Humans, Despite Concerns

The Obama administration has approved the bid by cloning company Geron to undertake the first trial involving the use of embryonic stem cells in humans. They have never been used before in people because the cells cause tumors and have immune system rejection issues when tried in animals.

Scientists and pro-life advocates say human embryonic stem cells are not ready for trial because problems associated with the cells in animals haven’t been solved. The embryonic stem cells still cause tumors and have issues with the immune system rejecting the injection of the cells.

View entire text at LifeNews.com:

http://www.lifenews.com/bio3137.html

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YOU CAN CHANGE SOCIETY:

1. BE INFORMED: "My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6. Visit Lifeissues.net Website for insights into current Life Issues

www.lifeissues.net. All prior email Newsletters Archives are located online at http://lifeissues.net/newsletters/mojo.cgi?flavor=archive&list=lifenews&start=0

3. PRAY DAILY: for the courage to be God’s presence in society and to strongly support those who are deemed "unworthy of life". "If My people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

4. BECOME INVOLVED: Several years ago Fr. Jerry created a project entitled, "Journey for Life into the Heart of Asia". The project appeals for donations to help finance plane travel for lectures and seminars to developing countries in Asia. Strong focus is centered on reaching Asian Catholic Major Seminaries, Universities, Parishes, Hospitals and Family/Pro Life related groups. The lectures place emphasis on "The Asian Family at Crossroads: Life Issues, Trends and Challenges".

For information about no-cost Pro Life Talks to your group in Asia: contact Fr. Jerry at

jerry@shirt.ocn.ne.jp.

To become a supportive Missionary participant for this Asian project, kindly send your donations to:

** Fr. Jerry Novotny, OMI

** LifeIssues.net, Editor

** Akebono-cho 1-15-9

** Kochi City, Japan, 780-8072

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