Archive for March 2011

Life & Learning XVIII is now available

Life & Learning XVIII is now available on the University Faculty for Life website, and will be available in a print version soon. See http://www.uffl.org/lifelearningxviii.html These papers are from the 2008 University Faculty for Life conference at Marquette. Thanks to Father Koterski for his work in editing this volume. This volume includes papers by (in order of […]

Ave Maria Law Review publishes symposium on conscience

The Ave Maria Law Review (Vol. 9; Issue 1)(2010) has just published a symposium on “The Future of Rights of Conscience in Health Care.” The symposium grew out of a conference that Lynn Wardle (BYU) and I organized. The conference was generously supported by University Faculty for Life and was also sponsored by the J. Reuben […]

study demonstrates that parental notice laws reduce abortion rates

Michael New recently published a study that demonstrates that parental notice laws reduce abortion rates by 15%. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/28/study-pro-life-parental-notification-laws-reduce-abortions-15/ Richard M.

symposium on end-of-life issues

The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is sponsoring a symposium on end-of-life issues on March 31, 2011. The symposium, which will be held at Ave Maria School of Law, is entitled “The Erosion of Medical Ethics.” Here is a link to the Lifenews story on the symposium.  http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/28/terri-schiavos-family-sponsors-symposium-on-end-of-life-issues/ Richard M.

recent AP story on new abortion legislation

Here is a report (“Wave of anti-abortion bills advance in the states”) from the Associated Press on new legislation restricting abortion. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ANTI_ABORTION_SURGE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Richard M.

reflections on a short story by Joyce Carol Oates

Courtesy of Frank Zapatka (Emeritus Professor at American U), here are some reflections on a short story by Joyce Carol Oates. Joyce Carol Oates, non-practicing Catholic, self-professed atheist, friend of fellow Princeton faculty member Peter Singer, prolific fiction and non-fiction writer and a 2010 National Humanities medalist, published in 2009 a short story collection titled […]