Colleagues who need information about Judaism’s view on the life issue of abortion may find the website of the Jewish Pro-life Federation helpful: http://web.me.com/tomcecilysam/Jewish_Pro-Life_Foundation/Home.html.
Colleagues involved in research affecting the terminally ill may be interested in the following initiative. Jane St. Clair, author of Walk Me to Midnight (Waterford, VA: Capstone Fiction, 2007) writes that the Hospice Patients Alliance “has sent over 500 emails to candidates for Senate and US House of Representatives, asking for their views on assisted suicide and how […]
Rick Garnett’s recent post ( http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2010/10/john-finnis-on-the-moral-status-of-the-unborn-child.html#tp) on the Mirror of Justice blog, refers to the remarks of John Finnis at the recent Princeton conference. Here is a link to Finnis’s remarks, http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2010/10/1849 , which are well worth reading. Richard M.
Persons interested in examining the issue of infanticide (the killing of newborn children) in Brazil can visit www.vimeo.com/forlife. This site includes the documentary “Breaking the Silence” (in which Brazilian Indians from many tribes speak out against infanticide), another short movie “Acaua-The Right to Life,” and “Infanticide Account by Kamiru” (a narrative of a child saved […]
That the Komen Foundation supports abortion groups like Planned Parenthood is well-known among many. Colleagues may be interested to view recent research into donations from Komen to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion group in the United States. See http://www.lifenews.com/nat6765.html. Responses from pro-life academics are imperative at this time of year, when students and faculty feel compelled to […]
In answer to faculty and student inquiries, persons who wish to receive accurate news information on the life issues of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia may subscribe to daily email alerts from LifeNews.com (http://lifenews.com) and LifeSiteNews (http://www.lifesitenews.com). Although the latter is based in Canada, it offers not only American, but also international news.
Here is Wesley Smith’s evaluation of a study indicating that hospices in Oregon are not participating in assisted suicide.http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2010/10/13/oregon-hospices-refuse-to-participate-in-physician-prescribed-suicide/ Richard M.
Here is a link to an announcement that Richard Doerflinger will receive the first Evangelium Vitae Medal at Notre Dame.http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/17049/ The Medal is awarded by the Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life. As the announcement states: “Richard Doerflinger’s unwavering commitment and heroic witness to life on Capitol Hill and beyond make him the perfect first recipient.” […]
On September 24, 2010, I posted (http://uffl.org/blog/?p=154) a link to John Keown’s review of Rita Joseph’s book “Human Rights and the Unborn Child.” Here is Austin Ruse’s comment on Rita Joseph’s position. http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/249555 Ruse’s comment is entitled “Sadly, No International Right to Life that includes the Unborn.” His commentary has some cautionary words about relying on customary international law […]
University Faculty for Life has had local chapters at Marquette and on Long Island for many years. Our newest local chapter is at the University of Notre Dame. The Notre Dame chapter will be our local hosts for the 2011 University Faculty for Life annual conference on June 10-11, 2011. Here is a report on this very […]