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2014-03-05 08:26:27

Family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath to be honored for their fight against overwhelming odds PHILADELPHIA, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2007, Terri Schiavo's family has marked the anniversary of her death on March 31, 2005 by celebrating Terri's Day. Through the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network (Narberth, PA), they have channeled the national controversy that erupted over the court-ordered decision that ended Terri's life by removing her feeding tube into a positive effort...

2013-05-21 12:27:43

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned of an "alarming trend nationwide" after Vermont legalized physician-assisted suicide, May 20. He called for "all people of good will to fight the future passage of such laws." "I echo Bishop Matano of Burlington in calling this a tragic moment for Vermont. It is also a sign of an alarming trend...

2013-05-15 12:34:41

USCCB Pro-Life Chair Responds to Cloning Breakthrough in Oregon Says Creating Embryos To Destroy Them Objectionable to Non-Catholics Too Notes That Morally Acceptable Scientific Advances Already Addressing Same Goals WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human cloning for any purpose is inconsistent with the moral responsibility to "treat each member of the human family as a unique gift of God, as a person with his or her own inherent dignity," said the chairman of the...

2013-04-10 08:27:32

Author's revised edition of his first book on leadership skills and development to be featured at this year's Book Expo America in New York City on May 30-June 1 CASA GRANDE, Ariz., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Any person with integrity will not violate the dignity of another person. This requires development intellectually, ethically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Today's news on social violence - killings with weapons - is a symptom of the failure of parenting and...

2012-09-22 23:02:15

Pamela Chiesi, a passionate animal rights activist, proposes to treat all animals the same as humans. She strongly believes that human beings should be stewards of the animals and protect their rights to live with dignity. Even animals have moral rights and a more realistic approach should be taken to implement Acts and Rules in letter and spirit. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2012 Pamela Chiesi, a passionate animal rights activist, now proposes to treat all animals the same as humans....

2012-02-03 19:00:18

Older people feel that their health problems pose a challenge to their sense of independence, dignity and identity and sometimes the health care they are given makes things worse. According to research funded by UK Research Councils' New Dynamics of Ageing programme (NDA), healthcare providers must avoid taking a 'blanket view' of how to help older people cope with the ageing process. The study carried out by Dr Liz Lloyd and her colleagues found that people were often surprised by the...

2012-02-03 13:44:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Maya Angelou -- celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist -- is the 2011 Dignity & Respect Champion. The honor was awarded by Candi Castleberry-Singleton, founder and chair of the Dignity & Respect Campaign, a not-for-profit initiative that promotes inclusion by treating people with dignity and respect. "Maya Angelou has demonstrated unshakable faith and a...

2012-01-12 12:47:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marc Stern, AJC Associate General Counsel, will receive the First Freedom Center's prestigious National First Freedom Award for his exceptional contribution to promoting religious liberty and the responsibilities it brings. The award will be presented at a ceremony tonight in Richmond, Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "This First Freedom Center award is cherished recognition of Marc Stern's contributions...

2010-10-18 07:25:00

PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Final Exit Network continues the rollout of billboards on the nation's highways and in the night sky, to help raise public awareness and promote a dialogue on the right to die with dignity. During the last two weekends of October the evening sky will be lit up shortly after nightfall over Baltimore and Washington. The scrolling message of "Die with Dignity" and the organization's contact information will be carried by a helicopter on a...

2010-04-16 11:41:00

- Presidential Executive Order affirms bedside access to the legally designated health care agent; a victory for all patients everywhere - TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aging with Dignity President Paul Malley praised President Barack Obama's Executive Order dated April 15, 2010 in which he instructs hospitals participating in Medicare/Medicaid to allow bedside access to the patient's legally designated health care agent. Malley said the President's order is a...