Archive for March 2014

Interview about Dr. Jerome Lejeune

Here is an interview by Peter Jesserer Smith in The National Catholic Register with Aude Dugast, who is working for the canonization (declaration of sainthood) in the Catholic Church of Dr. Jerome Lejeune, who discovered the genetic cause of Down’s Syndrom and who was an advisor for University Faculty for Life until his death in 1994. […]

5th Circuit upholds Texas pro-life law

Here is a story from LifeNews about the March 27, 2014 ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding Texas HB2, which regulates surgical abortions and abortion-inducing drugs.http://www.lifenews.com/2014/03/27/appeals-court-upholds-texas-pro-life-law-wendy-davis-opposed-that-closed-abortion-clinics/ Courtesy of the Bioethics Defense Fund website, here is a link to the excellent opinion by Judge Edith Jones. http://bdfund.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AbbottAppellateDecision.pdf Richard M.

UK Prime Minister criticizes sex-selection abortion

Here is an interesting story reporting UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s criticism of sex-selection abortion. http://www.aleteia.org/en/world/aggregated-content/uk-prime-minister-denounces-sex-selective-abortions-as-appalling-5773254941736960?utm_campaign=NL_en&utm_source=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=NL_en-24/03/2014 One of the interesting things about this issue is the trouble people who support abortion rights have in explaining why sex-selection sbortion is an “appalling practice.” The story reports a comment that “This is not a debate about the rights […]

Stith Sculpture video

Rosemarie Smith, wife of UFL board member Richard Stith and frequent UFL Conference attendee, recently produced a 2 1/2 minute video about her sculpture display called “Tragedy and Triumph” Here is the artist’s statement: “Tragedy is simple in its depiction of the relationship between mother and unborn child, each ceramic figure clean like a child’s wooden […]

Review of Gosnell’s Babies

UFL member John M. Grondelski has written a review of the e-book Gosnell’s Babies: The E-book, by Steve Volk. The review appears in the Fall 2013 issue of the Human Life Review. According to Amazon.com, Volk is the only journalist to have interviewed Gosnell since his conviction and imprisonment. Volk provides a more or less sympathetic look […]

Do tele-med abortions increase or decrease the rate of complications?

Reproductive Research Audit has published a critical analysis of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health that claims that tele-med (webcam) administration of chemical abortions reduces the likelihood of complications. RRA’s analysis finds flaws in the original study and attempts to show in their own report that the data actually shows the opposite.