Jerry Novotny OMI
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February 8, 2016

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Simon’s Law: “To Be Heard”
On September 7, 2010, God blessed us with a beautiful baby boy named Simon. His name means, “To be heard.” Even with a bilateral cleft lip, he was absolutely perfect to our family.

Sexual Assault Victims Speak Out Against Washington’s Transgender Bathroom Policies
A group of women who say they are former victims of sexual assault are making an emotional plea to Washington state legislators to reverse a bathroom policy that they say leaves them and their young children vulnerable, exposed and unsafe.

Cardinal: U.S. ‘Creed’ On Gay Marriage Like Sharia Law
Cardinal Francis George, head of the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago, said the levers of power in government, education, entertainment, and media are enforcing a “public creed,” a “fake church” that requires all citizens to approve of gay marriage and related sexual anomalies or be punished by the State, just “as Christians and Jews are fined for their religion in countries governed by Sharia law.”

Gender Theory And Sexual Confusion
Perhaps the most confusing issue of our age and the one that may vex members of the Body of Christ the most, surround the topic of gender.

Role Of Surrogacy Agents Being Probed In Child Trafficking Racket
11 arrested; so far after police stumbled upon the major racket Police’s suspicion stems from the fact that Delhi is a hub for childless couples seeking surrogacy

Utah Lawmaker: Pornography A Public Health Crisis
A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.

Pro-Life Coalition Prepared To Take Action Against Houston District Attorney
Rev. Patrick Mahoney and other pro-life activists will give Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson "three weeks" to drop the charges against indicted pro-life activists before they take legal action against her.

Harbouring The Illicit: Borderlands And Human Trafficking In South East Asia
The unique environment of borderlands in mainland and insular South East Asia has facilitated the growth of human trafficking for sexual and labour exploitation.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! End of Life Decision Making

E. Christian Brugger
Some might find it difficult or even repugnant to initiate a forthright conversation with a loved one about treatment plans at the end of life. I urge you to overcome this resistance. Because a large majority of medical resources in U.S. healthcare are consumed on end-of-life treatments for the elderly, secular medicine, fueled by Obamacare, and with the support of the medical insurance industry, is investing enormous energy in publicizing and distributing secular tools for end-of-life decision making. The tools are invariably skewed in the direction of refusal of life sustaining treatments.

New! Should people be denied choices at the end of life?

Paul Russell
Should people be denied choices at the end of life? It's a loaded question: the suggestion that someone is being "denied choices" naturally gives rise to a sense of outrage and indignation.

New! The psychological burden of infant loss

Priscilla K. Coleman
Recognition for the effects of stillbirth highlights refusal to admit abortion harm.

Canadian doctors could shift on euthanasia

Xavier Symons
The Canadian Medical Association may soon change its position on euthanasia, according to the organization's new president. Dr Louis Hugo Francescutti, who assumed the presidency at the group's general meeting in Calgary last week, said that Canadian doctors are more open to the idea than ten years ago.

The Moment When New Individual Human Life Begins

Dianne N. Irving
...Where has respect for the recognition of human life gone? What will it take to get the O'Reillys, the Hatchs, the Hendrixs, the Baltimores, the Turleys, and the Sunsteins, to recognize the long established objective scientific facts of Human Embryology? These are the people who are refractive to the truth, and they do not bother to consult the basics of scientific truth, which have been and are readily available. The only conclusion we can draw is that they prefer to insult the collective intelligence of science by elevating political correctness over and above the objective truth. But, sooner or later such political correctness will backfire - on all of us.

Pre-Implantation Diagnosis
Embryo Screening

Helen Watt
One of the moral objections to IVF (in vitro fertilisation) is the way in which embryos are subjected to 'quality control' while they are still outside the mother's body. Even couples who are not infertile but are at risk of having children with genetic disorders may have IVF so that embryos can be screened and discarded if found to be affected.

More controversy over mental health and abortion

Michael Cook
Another controversial review of the mental health risks of abortion has been published, this time in the peer-reviewed Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Special Needs, Special Gifts

Nancy Valko
Last October during National Down Syndrome Awareness month, a new test for detecting Down syndrome as early as 10 weeks into pregnancy was announced with great fanfare by many news organizations. Routinely mentioned was also the sad fact that around 90% of babies diagnosed with this condition are then aborted. Indeed, although more people than ever identify themselves as pro-life in public opinion polls, there is still majority support for abortions in the so-called "hard case" of birth defect.