Archive for August 2017

Iceland and Down Syndrome

Here is a link to a good article by Alexandra DeSanctis on the recent CBS report that Iceland is leading the world in “eradicating Down syndrome births.” Here is the concluding paragraph from the article: “The title of the CBS piece asks, “What kind of society do you want to live in?” The article’s implicit […]

Michael New’s book review of a recent work that documents the diversity of the pro-life movement

Here  is a link to a book review by Michael New. New reviews Karissa Haugeberg’s “Women Against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century.” The book profiles Mildred Fay Jefferson, Joan Andrews, Marjory Mecklenberg, Julie Loesch, and Shelly Shannon. New discusses some flaws in the book but in the end offers […]

Summer 2017 issue of ProVita is now available

The Summer 2017 issue of ProVita, the newsletter of University Faculty for Life, is now available at this link. Thanks to Margaret Hughes for editing this newsletter!!!

“Learning from Charlie Gard”

Here is a link to a very good essay by Charles Camosy reflecting on the lessons of the Charlie Gard case. Here is Camosy’s assessment– “Those who held power over Charlie decided that his life was not worth living. They reached this judgment on the basis of his expected mental disability. They denied him treatment, […]

“Federal Court Forces Pregnancy Center to Obey Obamacare Mandate, Pay for Abortions”

Here is a story about a recent decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Here is a bit from the article: “In a horrible defeat for pro-life organizations, a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court ruled that a secular pregnancy center must be forced to comply with the Obamacare mandate […]

“The Constitution Already Prohibits Abortion”

That is the position of Josh Craddock in a recent essay in Public Discourse. His Public Discourse essay is a summary of the paper he previously published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Here is a summary of his argument: “Given the original public meaning of the term “person,” the contemporaneous anti-abortion […]