Ligia De Jesus Castaldi on Double Standards on Abortion and Human Rights

Here is a link to a very good essay by Ligia De Jesus Castaldi. The essay focuses on a recent book entitled “Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights” by Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf. Castaldi’s critique concludes with this passage:

“Ultimately, the authors do not make any new arguments for abortion rights, and they fail to make a logical or persuasive case for the compatibility of animal rights and abortion rights advocacy. What the book mostly does is expose the inherent contradictions of the pro-choice animal rights position. Sadly, the book also illustrates the extent to which abortion rights dogma can obscure human reason and harden the human heart to the point that the same person who feels empathy and sensitivity for animal suffering can utterly lack compassion for the lethal violence and excruciating pain that unborn children experience when their lives are ended in the womb.”

France bans Down syndrome video

The French government has banned a video that portrays the lives of children with Down syndrome in positive terms.

“The video features a number of young people from around the globe telling about their lives. Their stories reflect today’s reality of living with Down syndrome and aims to reassure women who have received a prenatal diagnosis. Their message of hope takes away the fears and questions these women may have, often based on outdated stereotypes. The video was produced in 2014 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. A day created by Down Syndrome International and officially recognized by the United Nations for the promotion of the human rights of people with Down syndrome.”

Why, you might wonder, was the video banned– because the video might trouble those who deciided to abort a child with Down syndrome. In the words of the French State Counsel, the video was “likely to disturb the conscience of women who had lawfully made different personal life choices.”

For the details, see http://aleteia.org/blogs/deacon-greg-kandra/france-bans-video-of-happy-down-syndrome-children/?ru=31274c1dd0b3e3c08686c0b863611051

Cardinal Dolan on assisted suicide

Courtesy of LifeNews, here is a good piece from Cardinal Dolan, the Chair of the US Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities,  on the importance of renewing the battle against assisted suicide.

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/11/21/cardinal-dolan-calls-for-renewed-fight-against-doctor-assisted-suicide/

DC Council approves “Death with Dignity Act”

Here is a link to a story in the National Right to Life News about the latest developments. The DC Council has approved an assisted suicide bill.

http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2016/11/d-c-council-approves-assisted-suicide-bill/#.WC3GtvzrvIU

Richard Doerflinger on the DC assisted suicide bill

Here is a link to a very good article by Richard Doerflinger some of the serious problems with the DC bill that would allow assisted suicide in our Nation’s capital.

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2016/11/18224/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=8241dc4ffd-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-8241dc4ffd-84151629

 

Colorado approves assisted suicide proposal

Here is a link to a lifesitenews story on Colorado’s approval of Proposition 106, the “Colorado End of Life Options Act.” Colorado is now the 6th state to allow physician assisted suicide.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/colorado-assisted-suicide-vote