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International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics Conscientious objection

If you are researching conscientious objection, you might want to look at the December 2013 issue of the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics to see the thought of those who are trying to keep conscientious objection from affecting the availability of abortion. You may want to check your institutions databases to see if you […]

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Abortion Europe

EU rejects making abortion a human right.

Good news from the EU. According to the National Catholic Register, the EU Parliament has rejected a report that proposed that EU define abortion as a human right.  The parliament accepted alternative reports that reaffirmed that decisions about abortion and sex education belong to the individual member nations

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Abortion Central America Colleges and Universities Conscience protection South America

Chilean call for signatures

José Ignacio Martínez Estay, Vicerrector de Investigación y Postgrado at Universidad de los Andes in Chile, is looking for signatures of American professors on a letter to the editor supporting the right to life from conception to natural death and religious freedom. This is intended to counter pro-abortion letters on the other side that have US […]

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Abortion Europe Legislation Religious views

Moral Theology and the Irish abortion law

LifeSiteNews.com, in “Ireland’s abortion bill the result of 40 years of bad moral theology: priest/professor,” reports that a leading Catholic moral theologian and long-time defender of life, Fr. Vincent Twomey, blames the passage of the recent Irish abortion law on years of bad moral theology training in the seminaries that is “radically at variance with […]

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Abortion Rules in Europe

A recent BBC article lists the various rules for abortion in European countries. Malta is the only country that has a complete ban. Many countries allow it “on request,” but usually not after 12 weeks. Sweden allows it on request up to 18 weeks. Any country that allows it beyond 18 weeks has certain conditions, […]

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A link between abortion laws and maternal mortality?

A study by Elard Koch, et. al. maternal death rate in Chile over the past few decades shows that the downward trend in maternal mortality rate was not slowed by the prohibition of abortion in 1989, contrary to assertions that maternal mortality rates will increase where abortion is made illegal.  The study, called “Women’s Education […]

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Abortion International

Richard Wilkins passes away at 59

The pro-life and pro-family causes suffered a great loss earlier this week with the untimely passing of Richard Wilkins. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567647/BYU-law-professor-well-known-Utah-stage-actor-Richard-Wilkins-passes-away-at-59.html He will be sorely missed. Professor Wilkins was a featured speaker at UFL’s 2005 conference. Here is a link to his paper from that conference. http://www.uffl.org/vol15/wilkins05.pdf Richard M.

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Abortion International United Nations

“Abortion Proponents Admit Defeat at Rio Conference”

That’s the title of a welcome report from Timothy Hermann on C-FAM’s website. http://www.c-fam.org/fridayfax/volume-15/abortion-proponents-admit-defeat-at-rio-conference.html According to the story: “In an astounding show of solidarity, a diverse group of countries rallied together with the Holy See to successfully remove any mention of reproductive rights or population control from the final outcome document produced during the last round of […]

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Argentine Supreme Court abortion decision

Here  is a link to a C-Fam story on a recent abortion decision from the Supreme Court of Argentine. The Court found that there was a constitutional right to abortion in the case of rape. This conclusion was based on international law, although not the type of international law actually embodied in a treaty. Rather, the decision was […]

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Abortion International South America

San Jose Articles used to block right to abortion in Uruguay

Here is an encouraging article from C-Fam about a positive development in Uruguay. http://www.c-fam.org/fridayfax/volume-14/san-jose-articles-used-to-block-right-to-abortion-in-uruguay.html There has been a steady push from the abortion rights movement to claim that there is a right to abortion protected by international law. The San Jose Articles (see this post, http://uffl.org/blog/2011/10/06/san-jose-articles-presented-at-un-briefing/) refute that claim and the Articles have now been […]