Archive for November 2010

Senate hearing on CEDAW

Here is a link to Terry McKeegan’s report on a recent Senate hearing on CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women). http://www.c-fam.org/publications/id.1742/pub_detail.asp CEDAW was signed by President Carter but has not been ratified. Pro-life groups have long raised concerns that CEDAW is being used to promote abortion rights. Here is a […]

Euthanasia Bill in South Australia is defeated

Here is a link to the LifeNews story on this good news from South Australia. http://www.lifenews.com/2010/11/24/bio-3218/ After it appeared that the bill to legalize euthanasia was going to be defeated in the Upper House of the Parliament, the sponsor pulled the bill. Richard M.

Women, Abortion, and the Brain

Here is a link to a article by Evelyn Birge Vitz and Paul Vitz on “Women, Abortion, and the Brain.” http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2010/09/1657 The article discusses the idea that “the hard-wiring of the brain may explain many women’s disturbing post-abortion feelings.” Richard M.

Cenzon-DeCarlo case dismissed

Here is a link to a LifeNews story about the dismissal of the Cenzon-DeCarlo case. http://www.lifenews.com/2010/11/23/state-5691/ Here is a link to the opinion. http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/2d1434d5-91d7-4482-a862-b1a3c100413a/3/doc/10-556_op%20%28PC%29.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/2d1434d5-91d7-4482-a862-b1a3c100413a/3/hilite/  Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, a pro-life nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital, was threatened with disciplinary measures if she didn’t participate in an abortion. After the abortion, Cenzon-DeCarlo filed suit on the grounds that the hospital had violated […]

Life issues on podcasts

Colleagues engaged in podcasts may find the material on Josh Brahm’s site helpful regarding how to address the life issues through such media.  His work can be found at http://prolifepodcast.net/.

Censorship at Carleton University

Students are apparently being censored at Carleton University in Ottawa.  Officials say that the life-affirming positions of Carlton Lifeline conflict with an anti-discrimination passage in university policies which considers abortion only in terms of “a woman’s right.”  Carleton Lifeline can exist only if the group’s constitution is altered to reflect the university’s compulsory perspective on […]