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Life & Learning

Life & Learning XXX is now available!!!

The 30th volume of Life & Learning is now available at this link. Life & Learning is the annual volume of University Faculty for Life. The papers are largely papers from our annual conferences. Since its inception, the series has been under the expert editorial supervision of Father Joseph W. Koterski S.J.  We are grateful […]

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Abortion Born-Alive Infants Protection Act

Hadley Arkes on President Trump’s Executive Order

Here is a link to a good essay by Hadley Arkes on President Trump’s recent executive order dealing with the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act.

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Abortion

Justice Ginsburg and abortion

With the death of Justice Ginsburg and the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, there has been much speculation about the potential for a change on the Court with regard to abortion. For a good essay exploring some of these issues, see the essay by Rita Joseph entitled “Justice Ginsburg’s brilliant career marred by monumental […]

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Death and dying Euthanasia Religious views Religious Views

“Solidarity vs. solitude: a meditation on euthanasia”

Here is a link to good essay by Michael Cook discussing the Vatican’s recent document on assisted suicide and euthanasia. In response to the trend towards legalization and acceptance of assisted suicide and euthanasia, the document (which is entitled Samaritanus Bonus) from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sets forth a clear reaffirmation […]

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Abortion Politics

“Four reasons a Democratic administration would mean more abortions”

Here is a link to a very good piece by Richard Doerflinger in America magazine. Here is his concluding paragraph: “In this essay I am not assessing the overall record or suitability of these candidates. But it is clear that the Trump-Pence administration will seek to reduce abortions and make further progress against Roe v. […]

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Abortion Constitutionality Court cases

Eighth Circuit Relies on Chief Justice Roberts’s Opinion in Arkansas Abortion Case

Here is a link a story in the National Law Journal about a decision from the United State Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The appellate court relied on Chief Justice Roberts’s opinion in June Medical. Roberts’s vote was the controlling factor in June Medical and he endorsed a view of the undue burden […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Sen. Hawley on Judicial Nominees and Roe v. Wade

Here is a link to an essay in Public Discourse by Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri.  The essay is entitled “Judicial Nominees Must Explicitly Acknowledge That Roe was Wrongly Decided.” Here is his penultimate paragraph: “Now, some will say that this is yesterday’s battle—that we should just accept Roe and move on, that today’s Supreme […]

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Abortion Constitutionality

Tom Molony on “Roe, Chief Justice Roberts, and Stare Decisis”

Here is a link to an excellent article by Tom Molony. The article, which was recently published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, is entitled “Taking Another Look at the Call on the Field: Roe, Chief Justice Roberts, and Stare Decisis.” The article “examines Chief Justice Roberts’s approach to stare decisis, attempting […]

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Abortion Constitutionality Court cases

Carter Snead on the June Medical case

Here is a link to a good piece in First Things by Carter Snead on the June Medical case. Here is his exhortation to the pro-life movement:  “Now is the time to get back on our feet and return to the work of building a civilization of love, radical hospitality, and legal protection for unborn […]

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Death and dying Euthanasia Hospice

COVID Stories: Decisions to Treat and the Quality of Life”

Here is a link to a good essay by RJ Snell on the Michael Hickson case. Here is a key paragraph from the essay: “Behind the push for euthanasia, assisted suicide, “mercy killings,” and the refusal to treat Michael Hickson—refusing even to provide him hydration!—is a very basic, but utterly damning, philosophical mistake. Namely, no […]