Archive for April 2013

Rep. Franks introduces legislation to ban abortion in DC at 20 weeks

Here is the opening of a recent LifeNews.com story about a bill (The DC Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act) that was introduced to ban abortion in DC after 20 weeks. “Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, has introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn […]

Are iPS cells already embryos?

Top researcher: iPS cells ‘probably’ already embryos, have already made cloned animals An iPS cell is an induced pluripotent stem cell. They had been thought by many to be ethically safe to destroy during research and therapy. New research is calling that into question.  (Via LifeSiteNews.com.)

R.I.P. Barbara Willke

Here is a link to a Lifenews.com story about the death of Barbara Willke, alongtime leader in the pro-life movement. Barbara Willke (along with her husband Dr. Jack Willke) received University Faculty for Life’s Smith Award in 2007. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/04/15/barbara-willke-godmother-of-modern-pro-life-movement-passes-away/ Richard M.

UFL ProVita Newsletter: a request

The next issues of the ProVita Newsletter will be coming out next week. There is still time to contribute to the newsletter. I am especially looking for: links or citations of significant research, whether it be from a pro-life perspective, neutral, or even hostile. a historian to write a brief (500 word) column about the place […]

Predatory Open-Access Scholarly Journals

Frank Beckwith has come across a list of predatory online scholarly journals at Scholarly Open Access (which provides “critical analysis of scholarly open access publishing”).  These are journals that don’t meet the ethical or scholar standard of a reputable scholarly journal. The list is available here. The criteria for determining whether a journal is predatory […]

Pro-life group denied recognition at Johns Hopkins

A student group called Voice for Life was recently denied official recognition by the Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University (Washington Times article here.). Students had complained that the group’s advocacy was offensive. Legal action is being prepared.