A subgroup for pro-life academics has been created on LinkedIn. The “University Faculty for Life” subgroup within Pro-Life Professionals has two essential purposes: 1. to monitor studies produced in various academic fields and to respond to anti-life statements in those works and 2. to encourage colleagues who engage in research and scholarly activity. UFL members […]
Here is a link to a LifeNews story on an encouraging ruling from a federal judge that held unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds a Baltimore law that targeted pregancy aid centers. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/28/judge-strikes-baltimore-law-targeting-pregnancy-centers/ On January 11, 2011, I posted a link to an article by Professor Mark Rienzi (from CUA law school) addressing this topic. http://uffl.org/blog/?p=432 This decision is […]
Here is a link to Michael New’s comment on a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study released by the NEJM allegedly refutes the link between abortion and an increased risk of mental health problems. New explains the flaws in the NEJM study. New’s comment also includes a link to a Priscilla Coleman’s […]
The March for Life this last Monday was a great success, and a testimony to the growing appeal of the culture of life to young people. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/youthful-march-life_536951.html The event was ignored by a lot of the media. See this LifeNews story. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/26/abc-cbs-nbc-new-york-times-all-ignore-march-for-life/ Here is a link to a story in the Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/24/AR2011012402577.html Here is a link […]
Here is Wesley Smith’s commentary on some of the problems with a Vermont bill that would legalize assisted suicide. http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2011/01/24/vermont-assisted-suicide-bill-the-usual-loophole-scam/ Richard M.
That’s the headline of a New York Times article from Jan. 21, 2011. The November elections brought pro-life gains in many states and this has improved the climate for pro-life legislation. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/us/politics/22abortion.html?_r=1 Richard M.
The Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life has announced its inaugural Notre Dame Vita Institute. The Institute is a two-week educational program designed to help equip participants to more effectively engage the culture on beginning of life issues. The program will be at Notre Dame from June 12-24, 2011; the application deadline is March 1. https://sites.google.com/a/nd.edu/the-notre-dame-fund-to-protect-human-life/project-guadalupe/Notre-Dame-Vita-Institute Richard M.
Here is an encouraging story about the founding of the Pro-life Professors’ Association in Korea. http://www.cathnewsindia.com/2011/01/20/korean-professors-form-anti-abortion-group/# Richard M.
Here is a link to a press release from the European Centre for Law and Justice on a recent decision from the European Court of Human Rights on assisted suicide. http://www.eclj.org/Releases/Read.aspx?GUID=f47f9a82-9459-4a51-9c4d-eb3db0ff3cf3&s=eur The decision rejected the claim of a man who claimed a right to obtain a lethal drug without a prescription, as Swiss law requires. Here is the […]
This story, which has been generating an enormous amount of media coverage, is almost beyond belief. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/20/us/20doctor.html Here is a story from the National Right to Life Committee. http://www.nrlc.org/news_and_views/Jan2011/nv011911.html Here is commentary from Wesley Smith. http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2011/01/21/philadelphia-abortion-abattoir-consistent-with-peter-singer-values/ Richard M.