Archive for May 2011

Wesley Smith on the litigation over ESCR

Here is a link to discussion by Wesley Smith of the litigation concerning embryonic stem cell research. See http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2011/05/19/of-embryonic-stem-cell-research-politics-and-the-rule-of-law/ Richard M.

“Five Signs the Pro-Life Cause is Winning”

That’s the title of a recent column on Patheos by Trevin Wax. See http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Five-Signs-the-Pro-Life-Cause-Is-Winning-Trevin-Wax-05-16-2011.html Here’s the conclusion: “The abortion debate will not go away. The fundamental issue at stake is not reproductive freedom but the desire to extend human rights to all — even the smallest and most vulnerable human beings among us. Those who continue […]

Ms. Magazine on Conscience Rights

The Spring 2011 issue of Ms. Magazine has an article on conscience rights entitled “Treatment Denied.” According to the article, substandard care is becoming rampant in the US because of protections for conscience. I haven’t seen the full text of the article yet. Most such access claims are greatly inflated. For example, in the Storman’s […]

Obama Administration Defends its Position on Conscience Rights

Here is a LifeNews report on the Obama Administration’s defense of its position on conscience rights. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/10/obama-admin-defends-dropping-doctors-conscience-protections/ Richard M.

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act

Here is the latest from National Right to Life on the ongoing debate about the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/no-matter-what-pro-abortionists-say-this-is-what-the-%e2%80%9cno-taxpayer-funding-for-abortions-act-means/#more-1680 Richard M.

Frank Zapatka on McInerny’s “The Search Committee”

Here is another post by Frank Zapatka (Emeritus, American U). Here Frank comments on passages in one of Ralph McInerny’s novels. The late Ralph McInerny (Philosophy, Notre Dame) in “The Writing Life”( First Things, 3.2006:) suggested that mystery novels “function as fictional Kleenex—one use and they’re gone” (p. 26). But, I would suggest that his […]