Archive for June 2014

SCOTUS rules on Hobby Lobby case

I usually leave it to the attorneys to post on legal decisions, but this one seems big, so I want to get it out there. The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialities are exempt from the HHS contraceptive mandate because the terms of the Religious Freedom Restoration […]

What Effects Would Redefining Marriage Likely Have On Children Of Heterosexuals? Testing Competing Hypotheses With European Data re: Marriage, CBOW & Abortions

Social scientists and commentators have offered opposing hypotheses about the likely effects on children of redefining marriage in genderless terms.  Some advocates of the redefinition have postulated that, by “expanding” marriage to include same-sex couples, such a redefinition would strengthen the overall marriage culture and thereby increase the percentage of children raised by two parents […]

Erika Bachiochi on sexual asymmetry and reproductive justice

The second plenary session on Saturday, June 7, of the UFL Conference was a talk by Erika Bachiochi called, “Women, men, Sexual Asymmetry and Authentic Reproductive Justice.” In it she discusses the natural asymmetry between men and women when it comes to the consequences of sexual activity: because of the possibility of pregnancy women have […]

2014 Supreme Court Abortion Rulings

2014 Supreme Court Abortion Rulings The Supreme Court of the United States has rendered on June 26th, the second of two abortion-related decisions this month.  Both rulings were victories for the pro-life advocates. In McCullen v. Coakley, ___ U.S. ___, 135 S.Ct. __ (June 26, 2014) (9-0; 5+3+1) Massachusetts’ law banning standing on a sidewalk […]

Assistance with pro-life research library

Assistance needed in working with a pro-life research library.  Responses from our members who have Library Science credentials are especially welcome.  This message was posted on the UFL group on LinkedIn and sent to the listserv as well. The collection of the research library in question has a variety of materials: over 10,000 monographs (estimate), […]

Peace Psychology considers Abortion

There were many great break-out session talks at the Life and Learning Conference earlier this month. I was unable to attend them all, but in the next few posts I will give a description of some of them that I did hear. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of UFL, one can hear talks from a […]