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Jerry Novotny OMI
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October 26, 2014

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Surrogacy Motherhood –a Global Trade With Women’s Bodies
Where are the efforts on behalf of not just the women but also the children involved? What happens to them? How many are then killed for their organs or tissues (e.g., female embryos, fetuses and infants contain all the “eggs” they will have), sold in illegal adoptions and to whom, etc.?

A Line Has Been Crossed: It’s Time To Sound The Alarm On Religious Liberty
For someone in government to demand that pastors turn over their sermons is almost beyond belief. I confess I almost thought I was reading something out of my own book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, where I describe how the Gestapo tried to harass and intimidate Martin Niemoller and other German pastors speaking the truth from their pulpits.

Pope Francis To Schoenstatt Movement: Marriage Never Been Attacked So Much As Now
Pope Francis said the institution of Christian marriage has never been attacked so much as nowadays where a temporary or throw-away culture has become widespread.

Arrested Development: The Destruction Of Masculinity In A Pornified Culture
The modern world of pornography is a force to be reckoned with: Porn consumption has never been higher in the history of the internet age, with content that is more graphic and violent than ever before.

Swedish Feminists Condemn Surrogacy: ‘a Global Trade With Women’s And Children’s Bodies’
A Swedish feminist organization has issued a policy paper condemning surrogate motherhood and demanding the government legislate a ban on the practice.

I Lost My Daughter To Suicide: A Nurse’s Response To Brittany Maynard’s Decision To Kill Herself
Do assisted suicide supporters really expect doctors and nurses to be able to assist the suicide of one patient, then go on to care for a similar patient who wants to live, without this having an effect on their ethics or their empathy? Do they realize that this reduces the second patient’s will to live to a mere personal whim—one that society may ultimately see as selfish and too costly?

Courageous Pregnant Mom With Cancer Refuses Cancer Treatment And Abortion
A pregnant mom in Rhode Island knows what sacrifice means. She served her country by serving in the military and now she is willing to sacrifice her own life not just for her country but for her own unborn child.

Future Abortion Doctor: “Seeing An Arm Being Pulled Through The Vaginal Canal Was Shocking”
Men and women who are considering providing abortions as a career must overcome their natural revulsion to witnessing violence. They must silence their consciences and prepare themselves to participate in the destruction of human life on a daily basis. If they cannot do this, they will not be able to perform abortions. Here are quotes from four people – two medical students, a doctor, and a would-be Planned Parenthood director, going through this process.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Why Not Purple Penguins?

Frank J. Moncher
Earlier this month, reports circulated that a Nebraska school district had instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by "gendered expressions" such as "boys and girls," and use "gender inclusive" terms such as "purple penguins" instead.

New! Humanae Vitae Redux

E. Christian Brugger
Nobody is saying it, but many are thinking it. The unfolding controversy over Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics looks eerily like the run up to the publication of Humanae Vitae in 1968.

New! Damnatio Memoria? The Council of Trent and Catholic Teaching on Divorce

E. Christian Brugger
Some theologians claim that the Council of Trent lends support to the idea that the Catholic Church could accept divorce and remarriage. Careful scholarship reveals that this is not true.

Why Human Cloning Must Be Banned Now
Dave Weldon MD

Most scientific experts believe that attempts to clone humans will result in even higher failure rates. Scientists such as Ian Wilmut (who produced Dolly) and Rudolf Jaenisch (of MIT) have concluded that the most likely cause of abnormal development in cloned animals is faulty reprogramming of the genome.

Priests comment on 'openly gay' student, same-sex 'marriage' controversies

Matt C. Abbott
Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained.

40 years after Roe v Wade, a deadly stalement

G. Tracy Mehan III
Despite recent state restrictions and a growth in pro-life sentiment, more than a million lives are lost to abortion each year in the US.

Gay Kids or Adult Agendas? The Scouts' Dilemma

Frank J. Moncher
Apparently a 103-year history can be abolished by a three-year trend, and the "wisdom" of teens trumps that of the majority and the elders of the community.

The Baby Company Funds The Anti-Baby Company

Thomas J. Euteneuer
The perfect case of cultural schizophrenia is mega-conglomerate Johnson and Johnson, the baby company. The maker of baby shampoo and other child care products has been funding Planned Parenthood's murderous regime for as long as anyone can remember.