Archive for May 2012

Jerome Lejeune: Servant of God and Deceased UFL Advisory Board Member

Here is a post from Frank Zapatka about Dr. Jerome Lejeune, the great pro-lfe champion– A ceremony and Mass marking the completion of the diocesan investigation of the Beatification and Sainthood Cause of the Servant of God, Jerome Lejeune (1926-1994) was celebrated on April 11, 2012 in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. His Cause had […]

DC Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Here is a story on the most recent local effort to ban abortions after 20 weeks to avoid fetal pain. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/05/pain-capable-unborn-children-and-the-abcs-of-abortion/ Teresa Collett (who is the president of University Faculty for Life and has been a leader in this fight) is featured prominently in the National Right to Life News article. Richard M.

new Kansas law protects conscience rights

Governor Brownback (Kansas) has signed a new law strengthening the protection for the right of conscience. The new law prevents “anyone from being required to prescribe or administer a drug they ‘reasonably believe’ might result in an abortion. The measure is seen as an update or upgrade to existing law, approved in 1969, allowing doctors the right to […]

“The Trouble with Futile Care Theory”

That’s the title of a post by Wesley Smith.  http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2012/05/12/the-trouble-with-futile-care-theory/ The post and another comment by Smith (to which he links) focuses on the very troubling Rasouli case from Canada. Here’s a comment from Smith: “Futile Care Theory is only the first step toward a coming duty to die. Think of Futile Care Theory as ad hoc health […]

Supplement to Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought published

Along with Joe Varacalli and Michael Coulter, I had the privilege of co-editing the 3rd volume of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy. The original 2 volumes were published in 2007 (Steve Krason was the 4th co-editor of those volumes). Here are a couple of links to volume 3.  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780810882669 and http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Catholic-Social-Thought-Science/dp/0810882663/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1 […]

Georgia bans assisted suicide

Georgia has now banned assisted suicide. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/01/georgia-bans-assisted-suicide-after-final-exit-network-flouted-law/ Georgia’s law banning advertising for assisted suicide had been held unconstitutional by the Georgia Supreme Court on First Amendment grounds. This new law bans the practice of assisted suicide, and according to the Lifenews article, makes Georgia the 39th state with such a criminal prohibition. Richard M.