I will be working on the January edition of the ProVita newsletter for UFL. If you have any of the following to contribute, please e-mail them to email@example.com. Recent scholarly activities of UFL members. News about UFL members. Scholarly resources pro-life scholars might use. Upcoming conferences, seminars, events, calls for papers. Thanks.
Good news from the EU. According to the National Catholic Register, the EU Parliament has rejected a report that proposed that EU define abortion as a human right. The parliament accepted alternative reports that reaffirmed that decisions about abortion and sex education belong to the individual member nations
Recently journalist Linda Greenhouse’s criticized for-profit companies seeking to be exempt from the HHS contraceptive mandate in a guest opinion column in the New York Times called “Doesn’t East, Doesn’t Pray and Doesn’t Love.” In response, Donna Harrison, MD, Executive Director of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, writes “Emergency Contraception Can Cause […]
Here is a story from National Right to Life News about a new book on abortion’s negative impact on women. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/12/complications-abortions-impact-on-women-is-a-comprehensive-scholarly-examination-of-the-damage-abortion-does-to-women/ The book, “Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women,” see http://www.deveber.org/complications, is by Angela Lanfranchi, Ian Gentels, and Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy. Here is a comment (from the NRL story) from Priscilla Coleman about the book: “This book comes […]
I just had the occasion to re-read a terrific speech that then-Cardinal Ratzinger gave back in 1991 entitled “The Problem of Threats to Human Life.”http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=187&repos=1&subrepos=&searchid=292732 The speech anticipated Pope John Paul II’s great encyclical Evangelium Vitae. http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_25031995_evangelium-vitae_en.html Soon after re-reading the speech, I realized that Father John Conley, SJ, gave a talk at the 2005 University Faculty for […]
Here is a link to a National Right to Life News story on an important new study on the link between abortion and breast cancer. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/12/chinese-abortion-breast-cancer-bombshell-meta-analysis-of-36-chinese-studies-shows-abortion-increases-breast-cancer-risk-by-44/ Richard Myers
It was trendy for a while to picture Pope Francis as “soft” on social issues that other popes were “hardliners” about, such as abortion. In his new Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis makes his most authoritative statement on abortion. Let’s let him speak for himself: 213. Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to […]