Jerry Novotny OMI
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October 30, 2014

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Innocent Children Are Among The Internet Pornography Pandemic's Greatest Casulaties
The harms of pornography on children, women and men in cultures worldwide, has been called the 'largest unregulated social experiment in human history' and represents a hidden public health hazard we cannot not ignore.

Hacked photos reveal the proliferation of sexual exploitation

Press Release: Academic Article Complies Research On Internet Pornography Pandemic & Solutions
To explore what has been called"the largest unregulated social experiment in human history," Donna Rice Hughes, CEO and president of Enough Is Enough®, has authored a research article, entitled "The Internet P*rnography Pandemic," in the 2014 edition of The Christian Apologetics Journal detailing the current state of Internet p*rnography, and its real world consequences as it relates to children and adolescents, and the routes to resolution.

Fact: 94% Of Pregnant Women Who Went To Planned Parenthood Got An Abortion
So Planned Parenthood says that that only three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services. Makes abortion seem pretty rare for Planned Parenthood doesn’t it?

Surrogacy Industry Thrives In India Amid Regulatory Gaps
The draft Bill on assisted reproductive technology is pending since 2010 and is expected to be taken up in the winter session of Parliament.

Singapore Top Court Affirms Law Criminalizing Homosexuality
The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Singapore, the appellate division of the Supreme Court of Singapore [official website], on Tuesday ruled [judgment, PDF] that a national law criminalizing male homosexuality conforms with the city-state's constitution [text].

Philippine Bishops’ Conference Rues Death Penalty, Life Imprisonment
The Philippine bishops’ Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care has issued a statement opposing the revival of the death penalty, and the commission’s executive secretary called life imprisonment an “inhuman concept.”

Argentina’s Bishops Denounce Embryo Destruction
As Argentina’s lawmakers discuss legislation on embryos that come into being through artificial reproduction, the executive committee of the Argentine Episcopal Conference issued a statement denouncing the discarding and destruction of human embryos and their use in research.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Chinese journalist shocked at conditions for elderly

Shannon Roberts
A visit to the hospice in China where her father was recently moved left her shocked at the conditions for those who did not have family to sit with and look after them, and worried about the dignity of the elderly in China in general - even more so given the increase in the elderly population to come.

New! Abortion Is Great? For Whom?

Steve Soukup
The Pro-Choice movement is unhappy. Those who support abortion "rights" feel the game slipping away from them. They fought so hard and accomplished so much. Now they see the other side winning.

New! Abortion in Contemporary Literature:
Life-Affirming Messages in Fiction and Films and Public Policy Implications

Jeff J. Koloze
What many in the technologically-saturated contemporary culture may not realize is that the traditional literary forms - books and other publications - still have a powerful influence on the culture. This paper argues a more radical and specific position regarding the connection between reading tastes and political opinion. The effect of contemporary literature on Americans' positions on a controversial issue like abortion may be not only grossly overstated, but also a significant factor in the increasing number of Americans who identify themselves as pro-life.

Top employment strategies for discouraging conscientious objection

Xavier Symons
In a recent Journal of Medical Ethics article, controversial bioethicist Francesca Minerva argues for limiting the number of conscientious objectors in Italian hospitals.

Short Commentary on Matthew, No. 14
The third temptation of Jesus by the devil

Anthony Zimmerman
God's kingdom on earth must be of another kind. He is not an iron-fisted dictator, but is anointed with the oil of gladness; He is the eternal priest who establishes a kingdom of priests to worship God.

God's Child

Dot McGinnis
God calls on certain people/ To love and follow Him/ And the baby, you hold in your arms,/ Just might be one of them.

The Angelic Doctor and the Birth Control Pill
Why Aquinas Was Kept out of Humanae Vitae

Anthony Zimmerman
Thomas and Humanae Vitae. Ban on contraception is necessary for the common good.

Forsaking Liberty

Vickie Doherty
"Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care. In clear violation of our First Amendment rights Barack Obama - with his radical pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path". - Illinois Bishop Daniel Jenky, speaking before a Catholic audience, April 2012.