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Abortion Pill By Mail Study Has Population Control Motive
“This is not about helping women. It is really about coming up with a plan to kill as many babies as possible, as cheaply as possible, while having the least interaction with their abortion customers.

UN Experts Urge Pakistan Not To Execute Mentally-ill Prisoner
UN experts on Sunday urged Pakistan to stay the “arbitrary execution” of a former police officer suffering from mental illness, just days before his sentence was to be carried out.

Most Young Adults Disagree With Democrats On Abortion
The Democrats’ national platform doesn’t just lack common decency when it comes to unborn life—it lacks common ground. For the last three years, the party of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has been fighting to do away with consensus limits on abortion—and based on the latest polling, that isn’t exactly endearing them to voters.

Thousands Of Syrians In ‘life And Death’ Struggle Amid Harsh Conditions In Remote Desert Camp, UN Warns
Conditions in a makeshift Syrian camp near the border with Jordan are “increasingly desperate” and “have become a matter of life and death”, United Nations officials warned on Tuesday, after at least eight children died there from extreme cold and a lack of medical care.

Pope Tells Life Academy To Defend Human Dignity With Courage
Dialogue with society for the protection of human dignity and the common good, which are under threat, Pope Francis said in a letter to the Pontifical Academy for Life, published Tuesday.

China's Crackdown On Christians Continues
A campaign by the Chinese government to 'Sinicize' religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far west of the country, and the closing of underground churches to the east.

British Women In Their 50s Increasingly Requesting In-vitro Fertilization
In-vitro fertilization clinics in Britain are increasingly helping women over age 55 to conceive children because there is currently no legal age limit for the treatment, according to news reports.

Filthy Lucre: The UK’s Abortion Industry
The latest statistics for abortions in the United Kingdom have been made public by the Department of Health. The revised abortion figures released just days prior to Christmas show that in 2017 the numbers of UK abortions were at a ten-year high. The figures also unveil Britain’s culture of death and the money being made from it.

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Editorial

21st Century Asian Slaves

The crisis of health of trafficking victims in Southeast Asia deepens as a recent study finds victims badly abused. The research discovered that people caught in trafficking suffer beatings, neglect and severe health problems no matter where they end up working. Researchers interviewed more than 1,100 men, women and children in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, who had been trafficked into at least 15 sectors – including factory work, domestic labour, sex work and fishing. An estimated 56% of forced labourers live in the Asia and Pacific region, especially in the Greater Mekong subregion, which has more than 13 million migrant workers, 13% are trafficked Vietnamese migrants, and 17% of 596 Thai fisherman reported that they were working against their will or under threat of penalties. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! "Identical" Twins Are Clones Formed Naturally And Artificially By A-Sexual Human Reproduction

Dianne N. Irving
Human "identical" (MZ) twins/triplets are human clones who are reproduced a-sexually (no fertilization) -- both naturally within the woman's body, and outside her body in IVF/ART research laboratories and "infertility" clinics. "How can women give ethical and legal "informed consent" or make "informed choices" if not provided the accurate scientific facts?"

New! The Supreme Court Should Protect Unborn Children with Down Syndrome

O. Carter Snead
It is time for the United States Supreme Court to provide some much-needed clarity to the vexed jurisprudence of abortion that has bedeviled the American public square for nearly forty-six years.

New! Intentional Killing Is a Usurpation of God's Lordship Over Life: A Reply to Edward Feser

John Finnis
Permission to own slaves and suppress false religions was taught by the Old Testament, never denounced by the New Testament, and accepted in word and deed for very long periods by popes, bishops, and saints. And yet the Church eventually repudiated such permission. So, too, with intentional killing in capital punishment. The fact that death is deserved and proportionate does not license the state or any human being to intend to impose it.

New! Can There Be a Moderate Feminism?

Scott Yenor
A genuinely moderate feminism must begin with an acknowledgement of the goodness in human love, human community, and responsibility, not with a radical embrace of independence and self-created identities. It must acknowledge and respect some differences between the sexes and see them as part of human being.

New! Are We Really "Shocked" Over Gene Editing?
Should Have Seen This Cominge

John Stonestreet
In late November, the MIT Technology Review broke the news that a Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, used the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR to genetically modify human embryos.

British court authorizes the sterilization of mentally handicapped man

Xavier Symons
The British Court of Protection last week made a landmark decision to permit the sterilization of a mentally handicapped adult man.

More than their fair share

Michael Cook
Most refugees flee to neighbouring countries to escape wars at home. It is the developing world which shoulders most of the burden of caring for them.

Marriage equality? What about equality for kids?

Michael Cook
The 37th Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras last Saturday was one of the best-publicised events in Sydney's social calendar. About 10,000 people participated, with 150 floats chugging through the gay district. An estimated 200,000 watched the spectacle, which one disillusioned gay journalist described as "a sweaty orgy of glitter-coated body parts".

Amnesty International's new human rights cause: prostitution

Carolyn Moynihan
What would yesterday's prisoners of conscience think of the right to sell oneself? Delegates at an international conference of Amnesty International are due to vote on a proposal that Amnesty should advocate the full decriminalisation of prostitution. That's right; the organisation founded to shame governments into releasing prisoners of conscience, might next week be lobbying states to remove the last shackles from a trade that most people still regard as shameful. And all in the name of human rights.

Freedom of Religion Act

Judie Brown
With much focus on same-sex marriages and equal rights to same-sex couples and those in the GLBTQ community, the focus on the true meaning of marriage and on God's will often gets lost.

Belgian debate over child euthanasia heats up

Michael Cook
A heated debate on proposals to legalise euthanasia for minors in Belgium intensified this week. The governing Socialist party has proposed the bill while the Christian Democratic Flemish party has declared that it will challenge it in the European Court of Human Rights, if it were to become law.

A New Paradigm For Demography

Rosa Linda G. Valenzona
Demography as a science has been demand driven by ideologies ever since Thomas Malthus wrote his famous essay. These ideologies which were mainly created to justify population control looked at the relationship of population and economics from the consumption. This approach naturally the highlighted constraints is material resources to wrongly lead to the conclusion that population growth ought to be curtailed. Hence demography has focused on the practicalities of understanding the natural factors underlying population growth in order to determine how to curb it. This paper aims to show how these ideologies failed in explaining the real relationship between population and economics and the dire consequences of policies based on these ideologies. It also attempts to present a new paradigm for understanding the real relationship between population and economics.

Physician-assisted suicide is a social contagion

Ryan T. Anderson
Doctors should help their patients to die a dignified death of natural causes, not assist in killing. Physicians are always to care, never to kill. Citizens and policymakers need to resist the push by pressure groups, academic elites, and the media to sanction physician-assisted suicide.

Close to 90% of Fertile Couples Achieve Pregnancy within 6 Months Using STM and Fertility Focused Intercourse
Natural Family Planning

Richard J. Fehring
There are relatively few published prospective studies that estimate cumulative pregnancy rates among couples trying to achieve pregnancy with the use of natural markers of fertility.

Interview: Carrie D. Wolinetz of the NIH on gene editing

Xavier Symons
New gene editing technologies like the CRISPR-Cas9 technique hold great promise for medicine and the biological sciences. Some researchers say we may soon be able to eradicate infectious diseases like malaria, and edit HIV out of the genome of AIDS sufferers. Others believe we can use gene editing techniques to make animal organs suitable for human transplants.