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Scholarship on election data needed

Political Science colleagues or others who research election data are needed to analyze yesterday’s midterm elections in the United States. I am particularly interested in: 1. the strength of the pro-life vote; 2. the shift in the political affiliation of Hispanic/Latino voters to the Republican Party; and 3. the effect of voter surveys conducted by […]

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Austin Ruse’s evaluation of the Princeton conference on abortion

Here is Austin Ruse’s decidedly negative evaluation of the recent Princeton conference on abortion. http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2010/pro-life-naifs-in-the-big-city.html  Richard M.

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article on the abortion rights of inmates

I just read an interesting article with the title “Rules for Radical Lawyers: Advancing the Abortion Rights of Inmates” by Mark Egerman of the National Abortion Federation. (See http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1554401) The article deals with an issue that has received a lot of attention in the literature. Many scholars have focused on the backlash caused by litigation […]

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Jewish Pro-Life Foundation

Colleagues who need information about Judaism’s view on the life issue of abortion may find the website of the Jewish Pro-life Federation helpful: http://web.me.com/tomcecilysam/Jewish_Pro-Life_Foundation/Home.html.

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Hospice Patients Alliance

Colleagues involved in research affecting the terminally ill may be interested in the following initiative.  Jane St. Clair, author of Walk Me to Midnight (Waterford, VA: Capstone Fiction, 2007) writes that the Hospice Patients Alliance “has sent over 500 emails to candidates for Senate and US House of Representatives, asking for their views on assisted suicide and how […]

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John Finnis on the moral status of the unborn child

Rick Garnett’s recent post ( http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2010/10/john-finnis-on-the-moral-status-of-the-unborn-child.html#tp) on the Mirror of Justice blog, refers to the remarks of John Finnis at the recent Princeton conference. Here is a link to Finnis’s remarks,  http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2010/10/1849 , which are well worth reading. Richard M.

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Infanticide in Brazil

Persons interested in examining the issue of infanticide (the killing of newborn children) in Brazil can visit www.vimeo.com/forlife. This site includes the documentary “Breaking the Silence” (in which Brazilian Indians from many tribes speak out against infanticide), another short movie “Acaua-The Right to Life,” and “Infanticide Account by Kamiru” (a narrative of a child saved […]

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Komen Foundation and abortion

That the Komen Foundation supports abortion groups like Planned Parenthood is well-known among many.  Colleagues may be interested to view recent research into donations from Komen to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion group in the United States.  See http://www.lifenews.com/nat6765.html. Responses from pro-life academics are  imperative at this time of year, when students and faculty feel compelled to […]

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Pro-life news services

In answer to faculty and student inquiries, persons who wish to receive accurate news information on the life issues of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia may subscribe to daily email alerts from LifeNews.com (http://lifenews.com) and LifeSiteNews (http://www.lifesitenews.com).  Although the latter is based in Canada, it offers not only American, but also international news.

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hospice resistance to assisted suicide in Oregon

Here is Wesley Smith’s evaluation of a study indicating that hospices in Oregon are not participating in assisted suicide.http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2010/10/13/oregon-hospices-refuse-to-participate-in-physician-prescribed-suicide/  Richard M.