Archive for December 2014

Catholic midwives can be forced to supervise abortions

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom today rejected the right to conscience claims of Mary Doogan and Connie Wood. Doogan and Wood are midwives who “are practicing Roman Catholics who believe that human life is sacred from the moment of conception and that termination of pregnancy is a grave offence against human life.”  Doogan and […]

Supreme Court refuses to review decision invalidating Arizona abortion restriction

On Monday December 15, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to review a Ninth Circuit ruling that held unconstitutional an Arizona “law that requires abortionists to use federal standards in administering chemical abortions.” http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2014/12/supreme-court-declines-to-review-decision-blocking-enforcement-of-arizona-abortion-law-but-other-appeals-courts-have-upheld-similar-law/#.VJBBXNjjjcs  The FDA protocol, which was developed in 2000, calls for RU-486 to be used only in the first seven weeks of pregnancy.  Since that time, […]

William E. May, RIP

William E. May, moral theologian and UFL member, has died at the age of 87. He was a long-time professor at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., holding the Michael J. McGivney Chair in Moral Theology. His contribution to moral theology […]

Grondelski on artificial reproductive technology

UFL member John M. Grondelski has written an article, “The Family & Biology: Challenges of the Artificial Reproductive Technologies,” in Teologia i moralność (Theology & Morality), 15:1 (2014), 149-65.  The journal is published by the Theology Faculty of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.  

International Center on Law, Life, Faith and Family

The International Center on Law, Life, Faith and Family (ICOLF) has established new web site which features “a broad range of resources and materials for a number of interested parties working on ‘Law, life, faith and family’ issues on the national, regional and international levels.” Contributors include: Helen Alvaré Ryan T. Anderson Teresa Collette Ursula Cristina […]