Archive for the ‘University Faculty for Life’ Category

editing the human genome

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in Great Britain has given approval for the Francis Crick Institute in London to begin altering the DNA in embryos. The embryos will be acquired through in vitro fertilization procedures and are to be killed after 14 days of life. Such callous disregard for human life reveals the inhumanity of in vitro fertilization procedures […]

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.”

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]