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Stith quoted in March for Life article

UFL member Richard Stith was quoted in an article by Terry Mattingly of GetReligion about the March for Life called “Define ‘hundreds,’ please: New York Times does epic job of dissin’ March For Life.” Among those in the crowd was Richard Stith, 71, an Indiana law professor who called himself a part of a segment […]

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21 Questions for Janet Smith

There is an excellent interview with UFL member Janet E. Smith by Sean Salai, S.J. in America Magazine, “Bioethics and the Catholic Church: 21 Questions for Janet E. Smith.”

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Planned Parenthood’s annual report

Here is a report by Kelsey Harkness of the Daily Signal, “12 Key Numbers From Planned Parenthood’s New Annual Report,” on Planned Parenthood’s 2015 annual report. It shows a decline in overall services and profits and an increase in the percentage of revenue from government sources. HT Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas (MN).

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Prolife Center at St. Thomas helps gain court victory in Arizona

Teresa Collett, who is the president of UFL and the Director of the Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, contributed an amicus brief that helped defeat a challenge to an Arizona law that made sex- and race-selective abortions illegal. Here are some details in a article from the University of St. Thomas, which also […]

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Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life

This year’s Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, cosponsored by UFL, will be held on Saturday, January 23, the day after the March for Life, at Georgetown University in the District of Columbia. The keynote speaker this year is Reggie Littlejohn, founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Other speakers and panelists will include: Kathleen […]

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IPPF tells us how to talk about abortion

Here is a 32-page booklet from the International Planned Parenthood Federation called “How to Talk About Abortion: A Guide to Rights-based Messaging.” I found the sections on what language to use and not to use and what images to use and not to use fascinating. They take euphemism to the next level. This is also […]

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Embryo adoption article

Here is an article from Crux that discusses the pros and cons of the adoption of IVF embryos. In includes some quotes by UFL member Janet E. Smith. “A Catholic dilemma: Should IVF embryos be adopted?” by Michael O’Loughlin

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Prolife Center Videos

Here are a couple of videos of recent events at the Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas. The first is a lecture by Prof. Tom Berg on “Patents on Human Life – The Limits of Private Property,” Nov. 3, 2015. The second is a discussion of “MN Law, Fetal Body Parts, and Planned […]

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Beckwith’s new book

Francis Beckwith’s new book, Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith will soon be released by Cambridge University Press. Taking Rites Seriously is about how religious beliefs and religious believers are assessed by judges and legal scholars and are sometimes mischaracterized and misunderstood by those who are critical of the influence of religion in […]

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ProVita Newsletter

I am working on the next issue of ProVita Online.  If you have any of the following items to contribute, e-mail me at provitanews@yahoo.com. Here are some of the things I’m looking for: Activities of members (publications, conferences, talks, committees, etc.) Scholarly opportunities, such as upcoming conferences, calls, for papers, seminars, talks, etc. Online resources for pro […]