Archive for August 2013

Oklahoma judge blocks morning-after pill restrictions

In one of two state-related pro-life legal setbacks, District Judge Lisa Davis prevented a law from going into effect in Oklahoma that would have required children under the age of 17 to have a prescription to obtain Plan B One-step pills or generic emergency contraception. Some believe that these pharmaceuticals may have abortifacient effects.  See […]

Adoption Survey

The American Association of Pro Life OB/GYNs on their Facebook page mentioned a study being conducted by Priscilla K. Coleman, Ph.D. of Bowling Green State University called “Cross-Cultural Retrospective Study of Women’s Decision Making and Mental Health Outcomes when placing a Child for Adoption.” If you’ve placed a child for adoption in Australia or the US […]

Why UFL?

Frank Beckwith notes the following article: “The Great Conservative Mistake,” by Mark Bauerlein. This may seem off topic, since being pro-life isn’t about being conservative or liberal, but I think it applies to pro-life faculty matatis mutandis. Our job is to do scholarship well. Our successes will be in pointing out the bad scholarship of those […]

Dr. Peter Saunders discusses the abortion/breast cancer link

Here is a link to a LifeNews article by Dr. Peter Saunders discussing recent developments concerning the abortion/breast cancer link. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/08/19/73-studies-have-examined-abortion-and-breast-cancer-53-show-higher-risk/  It is important that discussions of this issue  are based on the best science available. The piece by Dr. Saunders ends with this carefully expressed opinion: “This is clearly a debate that will run and run […]

Signs of hope in the academy

I’d like to begin a series of posts about signs of hope in the academy. There has been a lot of bad news lately, esp. involving the federal government. There have also been some signs of hope in our society, such as the Texas legislative battle and abortion clinic closings. I’ve seen many articles about […]

Clarke Forsythe’s book on Roe v. Wade

Here is a link to my post on Mirror of Justice highlighting Clarke Forsythe’s new book on Roe v. Wade. http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2013/08/clarke-forsythes-book-on-roe-v-wade.html Clarke has presented some of the work reflected in the book at University Faculty for Life conferences in recent years. Earlier this year, Linda Greenhouse noted that hardly anyone reads Roe v. Wade anymore. Clake […]