Archive for March 2012

Pro Vita newsletter

I wanted to call attention to the release of Pro Vita, the online newsletter of University Faculty for Life. The newsletter is edited by Dr. Robert Gotcher. http://www.uffl.org/Newsletters/UFL_ProVita_Feb2012.pdf The link is to the inaugural issue of this new resource. For many years, UFL’s newsletter was edited by Father Thomas King, SJ and Frank Zapatka. Dr. Gotcher generously […]

abortion and mental health

Here is a link to a recent statement from Dr. Priscilla Coleman on abortion and mental health. The statement addresses recent criticisms of her scholarly work on this topic. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/the-truth-abortion-prompts-womens-mental-health-problems/ Richard m.

House hearing on CIANA

Here is a LifeNews story about today’s hearing on CIANA (the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act). http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/08/hearing-minor-girls-taken-to-other-states-for-secret-abortions/ Here is a link to commentary on CIANA from Bill Saunders and Mary Harned.http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/08/congress-must-pass-ciana-to-protect-minor-girls-from-abortion/ CIANA, according to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who has introduced CIANA in each Congress since 2005, would make it a federal crime to transport a minor across state […]

Virginia governor signs ultrasound law

Here is a story from LifeNews.com about the signing of the Virginia ultrasound law.http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/07/virginia-gov-mcdonnell-signs-abortion-ultrasound-bill/?pr=1 The bill that Governor McDonnell signed was amended so that transvaginal ultrasounds are not required. Richard M.

disability rights group opposes assisted suicide law in Massachusetts

Here is a link to a post by Wesley Smith discussing the efforts of disability rights organizations to oppose the assisted suicide initiative in Massachusetts. Smith notes: “Media like to portray assisted suicide opponents as primarily religious or pro life.  But the facts don’t fit that supposed story.  Disability rights advocates–who are mostly politically liberal […]

AP story on impact of state restrictions on abortion

Here is a link to an AP story on the impact of state laws restricting abortions. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ABORTION_LAWS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT The article notes that state funding bans have had the greatest impact. Richard M.