Categories
Human embryos Stem cell research

Ethical stem cell research

Colleagues involved in stem cell research or students writing papers on the topic may find information on the John Paul II Stem Cell Research Institute website helpful.   Donations to The John Paul II Stem Cell Research Institute are tax-deductible.  Please check the institute’s website for more information: http://jp2sri.org/.

Categories
Uncategorized

Ohio Right to Life updated legislative fact sheet

History and legal students and scholars may find an updated legislative fact sheet from Ohio RTL helpful in their research.  Stephanie Krider, Director of Legislative Affairs for Ohio RTL, has compiled a brochure on Ohio laws concerning the life issues.  Please call or email her for a copy of “Facts of Life—Ohio Laws REVISED”: skrider@ohiolife.org […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Review of Cornwell’s book on Newman

Anne Barbeau Gardiner’s review of John Cornwell’s Newman’s Unquiet Grave (Continuum, 2010) is now available.  Please email me for the full text.

Categories
Literary Treatment Literary Treatment

Linguistic use of Ngram

Colleagues involved in linguistic study may find Google’s Ngram feature helpful as a starting point for discussion about the use of words over the centuries.  A word of caution, though: entering the words “abortion,” “infanticide,” and “euthanasia” results in a graph which may be misleading. As pro-life scholars know, “abortion” was often called “infanticide” by British […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Transfer of copyright agreements

A colleague has been asked to submit a paper to the US-China Education Review.  A stipulation of the editor is that a “transfer of copyright agreement” should accompany the article.  If anyone has experience with such agreements, please contact me at JeffKolozePhD@sbcglobal.net; I will forward your comments as appropriate.

Categories
Uncategorized

Pro-life social networking?

A colleague has a question about social networking sites used for the purpose of communicating life-affirming news.  Although social networking sites like Facebook or LinkedIn are wonderful means to communicate pro-life ideas and events, is there a social networking site specifically run by a pro-life group (preferably a 501-c-3, tax-exempt, non-profit)?  The major social networking sites are run by for-profit companies; pro-lifers […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Attorneys: student literary question

A law school student would like to know if there has ever been a “fake opinion” written about the Supreme Court decisions of Roe v. Wade (1973) or Casey (1992).  The student would like to write such a fictional account if it has not already been done.  Please reply to JeffKolozePhD@sbcglobal.net; I will forward your […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Scholarship on disabilities

Ann Millett-Gallant’s “The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art” offers trenchant commentary about art works depicting the “disabled,” the outmoded and now politically-incorrect word to denote persons who have physical challenges.  Many of her statements can be useful for a life-affirming perspective towards those with disabilities whose right to life is being contested by infanticide and […]

Categories
Abortion Europe Uncategorized

Abortion and death rates in Italy (discussion on LinkedIn).

A colleague on the Italian American Professionals group on LinkedIn posed the following question: “Since the death rate in Italy exceeds the birth rate, Italians are a disappearing race. How do we stop this from happening?”  My response is as follows: “May I also suggest that you support the pro-life movement in Italy?  As you […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Stem-cell research and “direct conversion.”

Colleagues interested in stem cell research may find information about “direct conversion” helpful; apparently, this development may make embryonic stem-cell research needless.  Further information can be found at http://www.lifenews.com/2010/11/29/bio-3220/.