Archive for April 2014

Yale Social Justice Center denies membership to pro life group m

Dwight Hall, a justice and peace Center on the campus of Yale University denied Choose Life At Yale (CLAY) membership because some people on campus were claiming that a pro-life position is contrary to social justice because it is contrary to gender equity. See this National Catholic Register article for details.

2014 UFL Conference information

UFL: Life and Learning XXIV Registration is now open for the 2014 UFL Conference on June 6-7 at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. Regular reservations are $50.  The student rate is $25. You can register at this site. Information about the banquet, accomodations, and financial aid can be found when you click on either of […]

ProVita coming soon

In the next couple of weeks I will be working on the Spring 2014 issue of ProVita, the UFL online newsletter. If you have anything you would like to see included, e-mail me at provitanews@yahoo.com. Items I’m looking for: News about UFL Scholarly activities of UFL members Useful online resources New research on any side of the […]

Beckwith’s Vatican talk in honor of Evangelium Vitae

Francis Beckwith’s talk, “On Making the Case for Life: St. Peter’s Counsel to Always Be Ready,” which he gave at a Vatican conference on John Paul II’s encyclical, Evangelium Vitae, was recently published in National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly (Winter, 2014). You can find a link to it on Beckwith’s blog, Return to Rome.

When is a free speech zone not a free speech zone?

When someone speaks out against abortion. See this National Catholic Register article about two pro-life activists, Thrin and Joan Short, who were harassed by a faculty member at University of California–Santa Barbara.

South Dakota’s ban on sex-selection abortion

Here is a good article by Dave Andrusko on South Dakota’ s ban on sex-selection abortions. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2014/04/south-dakota-governor-signs-ban-on-sex-selection-abortions/ The article discusses the signifiance of the ban and also effectively rebuts some of the arguments that have been made against these laws. Richard M.