Europe Euthanasia

Euthanasia rates rise in Belgium and other statistics reports that euthanasia has increased in Belgium 26.8% in 2013.  This is after a 25% increase in 2012.  The article also includes statistics about unreported euthanasia and involuntary euthanasia.

Abortion Conferences

Roe at 40: The Controversy Continues

The Washington & Lee Law Review just published the papers from the “Roe at 40” conference held at W & L on November 7, 2013. Much of the funding for this conference came from University Faculty for Life (UFL). The conference was largely made possible through the efforts of Sam Calhoun (who is a member of […]

Abortion Mental health Women's health

Report on ignored research about negative effects of abortion

The Institute for Marriage and Family Canada has issued a report called “Interconnected How abortion impacts mothers, families and our society,”on neglected research that shows how abortion can negatively affect the lives of those who are involved, according to Among the areas covered are mental health and relationships and sexuality.

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Amicus Brief for NAACP v. Horne

Teresa Collett, UFL President and Professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis, was the primary author of an amicus curiae brief in the Arizona case of NAACP et. al. v. Tom Horne, et al.. The brief defends a challenged Arizona law that prohibits abortions for the purpose of sex selection. Among the amici […]

Job opportunities

Pro-life positions at Healing the Culture

Healing the Culture, co-founded by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., who was also a co-founder of UFL, has two openings, Programs and Events and Administrator. You may know a recent graduate or others who who might be interested.  Here is the email I received: Do you feel called to work in a job where you can […]

Conferences University Faculty for Life

Life and Learning Conference — its not too late!

Please consider coming to the UFL annual Life and Learning Conference at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York June 6-7.  Not only will there be many scholarly presentation on life issues from a variety of disciplines, but the keynote speaker will be Erika Bachiochi, attorney and editor of The Cost of Choice: Women Evaluate the […]

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UK marginalizes pro-life doctors

Pro-life doctors in the UK have been excluded from practicing in the specialty “sexual and reproductive health” by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, according to The rule covers anyone who refuses to prescribe any form of contraception, even those that may have abortifacient effects.


U.S. Teen Pregnancies, Births and Abortions Decline

A recent report by the Guttmacher Institute shows that pregnancy, birth and abortion rates of U.S. teenage women (ages 15-19) have declined significantly in the past two decades.  U.S. teen pregnancy rates reach historic lows, available at (viewed 9 May 2014).   The greatest, sharpest most profound drops have been in teen pregnancies and […]

Abortion Philosophy Religious views

Cardinal Burke’s excellent speech to the Rome Life Forum

Here is a link to an excellent speech given by Cardinal Raymond Burke to the Rome Life Forum on May 3, 2014. The speech is largely a reflection on Pope Saint John Paul II’s great encyclical Evangelium Vitae. Richard M.

Abortion Court cases

Alabama Supreme Court ruling protects the unborn

I wanted to call attention to a decision by the Alabama Supreme Court in Ex parte Hicks. Here is link to the LifeNews story on the case. The case involved an interpretation of Alabama’s chemical endangerment statute, which prohibits exposing a “child” to a controlled substance. In the Hicks case, the Court interpreted “child” to include […]