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Abortion Clinic regulation Constitutionality Court cases

Mississippi abortion case

On July 29, 2014, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit affirmed an injunction preventing enforcement of Mississippi’s law requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at local hospitals. Here is a link to a National Right to Life News story on the case.  See http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2014/07/how-and-where-an-appeals-panel-decision-to-strike-down-law-that-would-have-closed-mississippis-last-abortion-clinic-went-wrong/#.U9paA9jjjcs Judge Emilio Garza’s dissent is a persuasive account of the errors […]

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Fetal Development Fetal pain Human embryos Philosophy

What biologists affirm

As I was preparing for the upcoming issue of ProVita, I ran across this book on Amazon: Embryos Under the Microscope: Ths Diverging Meanings of Life, by Jane Maienschein. The author claims to be giving a history of the human knowledge of embryology so that ethical decisions can be based on accurate scientific information. What I found […]

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Abortion Fetal pain Legislation

Fetal pain laws and the moral imagination

O. Carter Snead of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture recently gave a talk at the National Right to Life Convention in which he discussed the way fetal pain laws can help citizens develop a moral imagination that sees the unborn as persons.

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Abortion Women's health

Study looks at abortion-breast cancer link

According to LifeSiteNews.com, researches have conducted a review of 72 studies. The study, “Breast Cancer and Induced Abortion: A Comprehensive Review of Breast Development and Pathophysiology, the Epidemiologic Literature, and Proposal for Creation of Databanks to Elucidate All Breast Cancer Risk Factors,” by Dr. Angela Lanfranchi and Patrick Fagan, Ph.D., was published in Issues in […]

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Abortion Colleges and Universities Conferences International

International Abortion Conference — PEI

The University of Prince Edward Island is hosting a major international abortion promotion conference, Abortion: the Unfinished Revolution, August 7-8. The program gives an idea of what pro-abortion academics are working on these days.

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Research sites and suggestions

ProVita coming

I am feverishing working on the July edition of the UFL ProVita Online Newsletter. Please send me any items you would like to be included to provitanews@yahoo.com. I am especially looking for upcoming opportunities for scholarship, such as calls for papers, conferences, symposia, new publications, etc. I am also looking for: News about UFL members New […]

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Bioethics Conferences Death and dying Talks University Faculty for Life

Brain Death pro and con

Not all members of UFL agree on every aspect of the pro-life cause. This was evident at one of the sessions during the UFL Life and Learning Conference in June. There were two presentations, one against brain death as a criterion for allowing the removal of organs for transplant and the other for. The first talk, […]

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Fetal anomolies and disabilities

Preventing Abortion of Children with Downs Syndrome

LifeSiteNews reports that the Charlotte Lozier Institute has just published a paper by Mark Bradford, of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation USA called “Improving Joyful Lives: Society’s Response to Difference and Disability.” According to LifeSiteNews, the paper “examines societal responses to individuals diagnosed with Down syndrome (Trisomy 21) and makes policy recommendations to further improve their lives.”

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Abortion Conscience protection Court cases

more on Hobby Lobby

Here is a link to a story from LifeNews, http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/supreme-court-rules-obama-admin-cant-make-hobby-lobby-obey-pro-abortion-hhs-mandate/ , and a commentary I did for Aleteia.http://www.lifenews.com/2014/06/30/supreme-court-rules-obama-admin-cant-make-hobby-lobby-obey-pro-abortion-hhs-mandate/ As I explain in more detail in the commentary, “Hobby Lobby is an important, although a limited, victory for religious liberty. The decision is also a decisive rebuke to the Obama Administration’s exceedingly narrow view of religious […]