Archive for February 2011

Arizona house passes bill banning abortions for sex-selection and for reasons of race

Here is link to a LifeNews story describing the Arizona House’s approval of  a bill  banning abortion for reasons of sex-selection or because the unborn child is of a certain race. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/22/arizona-house-oks-ban-on-sex-selection-race-based-abortions/ This bill deals attempts to address a growing problem. Although it seems unlikely the courts will uphold such bans, this effort serves imprtant educational goals.  Richard M.

“Pro-choice advocates are caught in a time warp”

That assessment is from Frances Kissling, former head of “Catholics for Choice.” This assessment came in a recent opinion piece in the Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/18/AR2011021802434.html Kissling notes the “increasingly sophisticated arguments” of pro-lifers and also notes that public opinion is shifting toward the pro-life side. She states that “we can no longer pretend the fetus […]

Kurt Pritzl, O.P., RIP

Father Kurt Pritzl, O.P., died yesterday after a battle with cancer. Father Pritzl was the Dean of the School of Philosophy at Catholic University. He was a member of University Faculty for Life and a gracious host for the 2010 annual meeting of University Faculty for Life. His passing is a loss to the Church […]

Bernard Nathanson, RIP

Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist who became an influential pro-life advocate, died today at age 84. http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/bernard-nathanson-dead-at-84/ Richard M.

Pro-Life Science and Technology Conference

Conference organizers are seeking submissions for this year’s Pro-Life Science and Technology Conference to be held at the Engineers Club in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, 10 September 2011.  This annual conference is an ideal venue for students who wish to expand their academic portfolio with peer-reviewed presentation and publication opportunities.  Faculty colleagues and students involved […]

Human Life Review articles on the Princeton conference

The Fall 2010 issue of the Human Life Review contains a number of articles on the October 2010 Princeton conference. The article by my good friend Mark Latkovic is particularly good, http://www.humanlifereview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=120:a-tale-of-two-australians&catid=55:2010-fall, as is the article by Wesley Smith, http://www.humanlifereview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=122:infanticide-must-be-combatedcarefully&catid=55:2010-fall  Richard M.