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Update on HHS Mandate

Here is an item from the Catholic News Agency on recent developments relating to the HHS mandate. Here is the summary: “The Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate on Friday [October 6, 2017], giving relief to religious non-profits and others with deeply held religious or moral convictions regarding contraception.”

House Passes Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Here is a story in the National Right to Life News on the October 3, 2017 vote in the US House to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  As the story describes, “the proposed federal law would generally extend legal protection to unborn humans beginning at 20 weeks fetal age, based on congressional findings that […]

Indiana AG will appeal decision invalidating ban on abortions of babies with Down Syndrome

Here is a link to a LifeNews story on the latest developments in the Indiana litigation. Indiana passed the Dignity for the Unborn Act in 2016. That statute prohibited abortions due to disability, sex, or race, and also required that the remains of aborted babies be disposed of in a dignified manner. The Indiana law was […]

Congressional Resolution opposing Assisted Suicide

Here is a link to a story in the National Right to Life News about a Congressional resolution opposing the legalization of assisted suicide. The resolution states that “assisted suicide (sometimes referred to as death with dignity, end-of-life options, aid-in-dying, or similar phrases) puts everyone, including those most vulnerable, at risk of deadly harm and undermines the […]

commentary on Myers v. Schneiderman

Here is a link to a good essay by Richard Doerflinger on Myers v. Schneiderman, the recent decision by the New York Court of Appeals rejecting a constitutional challenge to New York’s ban on assisted suicide.

American College of Physicians rejects assisted suicide

Here  is a report on another encouraging development. The American College of Physicians has just issued a position paper rejecting the legalization of assisted suicide.