Archive for August 2014

Grondelski interview with Jennifer Lahl

UFL member John M. Grondelski (moral theology) recently interviewed Jennifer Lahl about her three documentaries on artificial reproduction, surrogacy, artificial insemination, and egg donation. “Breeders: A Subclass of Women? — John Grondelski Interviews Jennifer Lahl on Her New Documentary,” in Human Life Review, 40:2 (Spring 2014), 105-12.

National Personhood Alliance and Incrementalism

Recently a debate has sprung up in the pro-life movement about the boundary between acceptable and unacceptable legal incrementalism. The newly-formed National Personhood Alliance is promoting a version of incrementalism that excludes bills which explicitly mention exceptions where abortions would be allowed, such as rape and incest. Their argument is that any bill that explicitly […]

Euthanasia and assisted suicide researchers, FYI.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition recommends this research: http://noeuthanasia.org.au/documents/papers/MB-59303-euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide_071714-somerville-and-Bourdreau.pdf

Loving Samuel: Suffering, Dependence, and the Calling of Love by Aaron D. Cobb

Pro-life literature colleagues, FYI: brief review of Loving Samuel: Suffering, Dependence, and the Calling of Love by Aaron D. Cobb.  https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1024692808  

Life Affirming Choices

Peter Colosi is featured in a new video, “Life Affirming Choices,” produced for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The movie looks at end-of-life ethical issues by focusing on the story of a young man, Brenden Flynn, who suffered a significant brain injury in an accident when he was eighteen. Colosi and several other provide a theoretical […]

Biotechnology and the spirituality of St. Francis

At the 2013 Life and Learning Conference in San Francisco, William Hurlbut, Ph.D., gave a memorable plenary talk called ““Stem Cells, Eggs and Embryos: the Controversy Continues.” A friend recently told me about a talk that Dr. Hurlbut gave called “Biotechnology & The Spirituality of Saint Francis.” Here is a link to the audio of the […]