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.
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 […]
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, 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.
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 […]
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.
Here is the LifeNews story on the Obama Adminstration’s new conscience regulations.http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/18/obama-admin-weakens-protections-for-pro-life-medical-workers/ Here is Rob Vischer’s analysis on Mirror of Justice. http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2011/02/obama-conscience-regulations.html#tp Richard M.
There has been a lot of discussion about Live Action’s videos that reveal some shocking practices by Planned Parenthood staffers. On the Public Discourse website, Christopher Tollefsen has criticized Live Action’s practices. Others, including Christopher Kaczor, have defended Live Action’s approach. While admitting that this is a very difficult issue, I am inclined to think Tollefsen has […]
Here, courtesy of Frank Zapatka, are some reflections on passages in John Updike’s last book that address the life issues. Richard M. Here are Frank’s comments– The late John Updike (1931-2009) makes several casual references to life issues in five stories in his last book, My Father’s Tears and Other Stories (NY: Knopf, 2009). As […]
Students who desire a deeper understanding of the philosophical bases of the life issues and academics who wish to demonstrate the diversity of perspectives within the pro-life movement may want to review Dr. Celia Wolf-Devine’s website: http://www.celiawolfdevine.com.