Archive for September 2019

“Human Embryos are Human Beings: a Scientific and Philosophical Case”

Here is a link to Patrick Lee’s essay discussing the book by Samuel and Maureen Condic. Here is a brief summary from Lee’s essay. In Human Embryos, Human Beings, A Scientific and Philosophical Approach philosopher Samuel Condic and Neurobiologist Maureen Condic advance a careful and detailed case for the proposition that a human being comes to be at […]

US tells UN there is no international right to abortion

Here is a link to a statement by HHS Secretary Alex Azar. The statement, before a UN meeting on universal health coverage, stated forcefully that “there is no international right to an abortion.”

“Abortion front and center as new U.S. Supreme Court term nears”

Here is a link to a Reuters story by Lawrence Hurley about the prospect that the US Supreme Court will review an abortion case during its 2019-2020 Term.

US Abortion rate is Declining

Here is a link to a good article by Melanie Israel (Heritage Foundation) on the recent report from the Guttmacher Institute about the declining rates of abortion in the US. Here is a link to Michael New’s excellent analysis of the Guttmacher report. Here is New’s concluding paragraph– “With state legislatures nationwide enacting increasingly stronger protections for mothers […]

North Dakota judge blocks abortion reversal law

Here is a link to a LifeNews article on a recent decision by a federal trial judge in North Dakota. The decision blocks a North Dakota law that requires that woman be provided information about the abortion pill reversal procedure. The court found that the law likely violated the First Amendment rights of the abortion […]

Summer 2019 issue of Pro Vita is now available

The summer 2019 issue of Pro Vita (the newsletter of University Faculty for Life) is now available at this link. Thanks to Margaret Hughes (Thomas Aquinas College) for her excellent editorial work. The newsletter features a brief recap of the June 2019 annual conference and a preview of next year’s conference, which will be held […]