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Petals in the Dust movie

At the 2013 Life and Learning Conference in San Francisco there was a presentation by Nyna Pais Caputi about a film she and her husband were producing about female infanticide and other abuses of women in India. The film has now been released. You can find out more about it at the Petals in the […]

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Sunday Long Island lecture on Baby Safe Havens

 THE UNIVERSITY FACULTY FOR LIFE LONG ISLAND CHAPTER presents a lecture on Children of Hope Foundation/Baby Safe Haven with Timothy Jaccard at Molloy College (Amphitheatre, Kellenberg Hall) 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002 (For directions check the website –  www.molloy.edu) on Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:30 PM Refreshments, 3:00 – 4:30 PM lecture All are welcome […]

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American College of Pediatrics responds to Belgium’s child euthanasia

Lifenews.com reports, in “American College of Pediatricians Blasts Belgium for Legalizing Child Euthanasia,” on and posts the statement by the ACP critical of Belgium’s new euthanasia law which puts no lower limit on the age of euthanasia. The Netherland’s law allowing infant euthanasia is also considered. Physicians are healers not killers. An individual’s future quality of […]

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Abortion Bioethics infanticide

“Bioethics Hates the Light”

That’s the title of a recent blog post by Wesley Smith. http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism/347188/bioethics-hates-light Smith’s post is a comment on the continuing controversy about the infamous article (by Guibilini and Minerva)  in the Journal of Medical Ethics defending after-birth abortion–or infanticide. The article caused a firestorm, and is now the subject of a special issue of the Journal of Medical […]

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more on infanticide

Here is a link to an interesting essay in the Washington Post by Charles C. Camosy. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/is-infanticide-madness/2012/06/14/gJQAnT8RcV_blog.html (Here is Wesley Smith commenting on Camosy’s essay.http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2012/06/25/treating-infanticide-respectfully-makes-it-respectable/) Camosy begins by noting the controversy over the article on “after-birth abortion.” He mentions that the Journal of Medical Ethics, where the original article appeared, is going to publish an issue devoted to infanticide […]

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Supplement to Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought published

Along with Joe Varacalli and Michael Coulter, I had the privilege of co-editing the 3rd volume of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy. The original 2 volumes were published in 2007 (Steve Krason was the 4th co-editor of those volumes). Here are a couple of links to volume 3.  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780810882669 and http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Catholic-Social-Thought-Science/dp/0810882663/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1 […]

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“Declaring War on Newborns: The disgrace of medical ethics”

That’s the title of an excellent article by Andrew Ferguson.http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/declaring-war-newborns_633421.html?page=1 Ferguson critiques the recent article on “After-birth abortion” that has caused such a stir. See http://www.uffl.org/blog/2012/02/27/article-in-journal-of-medical-ethics-supports-infanticide/ Richard M.

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article in Journal of Medical Ethics supports infanticide

Here is a link to an article in the National Right to Life News discussing an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics supporting infanticide. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/02/ethicists-give-thumbs-up-to-infanticide/ According to the JME article, since newborns are only “potential persons” they don’t have moral value. Here is commentary from Dave Andrusko,  http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/02/infanticide-why-not/ and Wesley Smith. http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2012/02/25/killing-baby-non-persons-all-grist-for-bioethics-mill/ UPDATE: Here is […]

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Canadian infanticide case

Here is the LifeSiteNews story about a stunning case in Canada. http://www.lifesitenews.com/judge-rules-no-jail-time-for-infanticide-because-canada-accepts-abortion.html In 2005, a 19 year old woman gave birth to a baby and then killed the newborn. After several failed efforts to prosecute her for 2d degree murder, she was convicted of the lesser charge of infanticide. The judge gave her a suspended sentence, […]

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Infanticide or Murder? Canada’s shifting answer

What is the proper legal response to a mother killing her infant child? In Desperate Measures: Rationalizing the Crime of Infanticide, Canadian law professor Isabel Grant examines the crime of infanticide and issues of statutory interpretation that are currently before the Canadian courts. “The article examines the recent trend towards charging women who kill their […]