Great News Source on Life Issues Abroad

Marie Smith, wife of Congressman Chris Smith, runs a remarkable organization, the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI). PNCI coordinates efforts among members of democratically-elected legislatures – collectively
known as parliamentarians – to advance respect for the inherent value, worth,
and inviolable dignity of every human being from fertilization until
natural death.

The PNCI website offers access to the organization’s monthly electronic newsletter and blog. Examples of recent stories include found on the website include:

Polish Government to Consider Petition to Ban Abortion
Debate over Abortion in Argentina
US Declaration to End Gendercide
EU Ruling on Woman Denied Prenatal Genetic Testing

Although the postings on the website and blog are sporatic, PNCI often provides information that is difficult to find elsewhere. I highly recommend subscribing to the monthly newsletter for information regarding prolife efforts in other countries.

Teresa Collett

Teresa Stanton Collett is a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches bioethics, property law, and constitutional law. A nationally prominent speaker and scholar, she is active in attempts to rebuild the Culture of Life and protect the institutions of marriage and family. She often represents groups of state legislators, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association in appellate case related to medical-legal matters. She represented the governors of Minnesota and North Dakota before the U.S. Supreme Court as amici curiae regarding the effectiveness of those states’ parental involvement laws. She has served as special attorney general for Oklahoma and Kansas related to legislation designed to protect the well-being of minors and unborn children. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittees on the Constitution, as well as numerous legislative committees in the states.