Erika Bachiochi, visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, recently wrote an article, “Abortion and the Supreme Court’s Misguided Notions of ‘Autonomy’,” for National Review about the relationship of “dignity” to “autonomy” in Supreme Court abortion jurisprudence. In it she contrasts the American version of “dignity” influenced by Kant and Mill with the European version, […]
The University Faculty for Life Scholarly Achievement Award in Creative Writing, Literary Criticism, or Research has encouraged students since 2004 to submit their best academic work for the cause of life. The five essays and literary contributions received in the Creative Writing and Research categories total 24,054 mellifluous words, 94 lugubrious footnotes, and 773 scholarly […]
The University Faculty for Life held its annual Life and Learning Conference at Marquette University in Milwaukee from June 10-11. The focus this year’s conference was on end-of-life issues. The conference featured three plenary sessions, several break-out sessions, and a panel discussion of brain death as a criterion for determining when death occurs. Plenary speakers […]
Frank Beckwith was interviewed by Reformed pro-life activist Jonathon Van Maren in “Pro-Life Arguments for the 21st Century: Dr. Francis J. Beckwith & Jonathon Van Maren.” He talks about the popular and academic arguments that are effective in the 21st century.
Jeff Koloze’s article, “Challenging Feminist Literary Criticism’s Misreading of Specific American Novels From the First Half of the Twentieth Century,” was published in Humanities and Social Science Review 5:2 . This paper responds to specific questions raised in the author’s previous research on five American novels from the first half of the twentieth century which concern sexuality, […]
Students at Harvard University Law School have organized into Law Students for Life. Their first event was a talk by Robert George on the humanity and personhood of the embryo. The discussion was respectful, displaying a diversity of opinions. This, the willingness to engage a difficult and controversial subject or at least to engage an uncomfortable […]
The Notre Dame chapter of University Faculty for Life voted unanimously to issue a statement of protest to the administration of Notre Dame after it was announced that the Laetare Medal for 2016 would be given to VicePresident Joe Biden and former Speaker of the House John Boehner. The letter “respectfully requests” that the award to […]
The Human Life Review recently posted a symposium reviewing the pro-life movement in 2015. Among the contributors are: Eric Metaxus, Kristan Hawkins, Hadley Arkes, William McGurn, Clarke Forsythe, Rita Marker, Tim Goeglein & Doug Napier, William Murchison, Mary Meehan, Wesley Smith, and Helen Alvaré,
Teresa Collett wrote a full explanation of the legal situation in the Texas case before the Supreme Court, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. “Texas Faces Abortion Showdown,” in the National Catholic Register.
Melissa Moschella, Professor of Philosophy at Catholic University of America and UFL Board member was quoted in the National Catholic Register article, Pope’s Words on Contraception in Accord With Magisterium, Philosophers Say, but Context Is Key, by Edward Pentin. She was explaining why Pope Paul VI’s decision to allow nuns in danger of being raped to […]