Archive for March 2013

UFL Conference Call for Papers

The UFL Annual Conference “Life and Learning XXIII” will be held at the University of San Francisco May 31-June 1.  More information, registration and hotel information are available on the UFL web page. There is still time to submit a proposal for a paper to be presented at the Conference. Papers should focus on the […]

Jerome LeJeune article

There was an article in the July-August Celebrate Life Magazine by Barbara Curtiss about Jerome LeJeune, genetic researcher, former UFL Advisory Board member and candidate for canonization in the Catholic Church, whom we highlighted in the July 2012 issue of ProVita. LeJeune was an indefatigable promoter of the culture of life. After discovering the gene anomaly […]

opposition to Connecticut’s assisted suicide bill

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on the very strong opposition to Connecticut’s assisted suicide bill. The article notes the effective testimony of my colleague Professor Stephen Mikochik (who is a visiting professor at Ave Maria School of Law).  http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/21/connecticut-residents-stand-strong-against-bill-for-assisted-suicide/ Richard M.

UFL Member Blogs

In the next ProVita Newsletter, which is scheduled to come out in April, I would like to include a list of blogs that members contribute to. This can be either a personal blog or an institutional one.  If you have a blog or know of a ufl member who contributes to one, e-mail me with […]

Pro-Life Fund at Notre Dame encounters problems

Here is a link to a distressing story about recent developments at Notre Dame. The Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life has been responsible for some encouraging initiatives, including the Vita Institute. Now, the University administration has decided to back out of an agreement that it entered into several years ago that permitted the Fund […]

Idaho’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act held unconstitutional

Here is a link to a federal district opinion invalidating Idaho’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  http://howappealing.law.com/McCormackVsHearn-DIdaho-030613.pdf Here is a link to a National Right to Life News story on the decision. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/03/judge-overturns-idahos-pain-capable-unborn-child-protection-act-opening-the-door-to-an-eventual-hearing-before-the-supreme-court/ Richard M.