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December 12, 2017

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The Pro-Life Movement Shouldn’t Embrace Surrogacy
Jennifer Lahl, a nurse, has been working with broad coalitions against surrogacy for years as the founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. She talks with National Review about the problems of surrogacy and why pro-lifers — and anyone else concerned with human rights and women’s health and freedom — should never embrace it.

Study Links Hormonal Birth Control To Increased Breast Cancer Risk
The New England Journal of Medicine has published a Danish study, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, which shows that the risk of breast cancer is greater for women who use hormonal birth control.

Tragic: 1 Of Every 3 Babies Is Aborted In New York City
One of every three babies is aborted in New York City – a third of all the new lives conceived in the Five Boroughs. Seems newsworthy, but don’t expect to hear that number from the networks.

Irresponsible Media Articles Promote Nitschke And Suicide.
I am shocked by the media promotion of Philip Nitschke's new suicide device. Nitschke is being compared to prominent persons and his suicide device is being promoted as an easy and painless death. A previous death device was sold by Nitschke through a fake beer brewing company.

Abortion Clinic Will Kill Viable Baby: “Does There Have To Be Anything Wrong With The Baby?” “No.”
Undercover investigators exposed another abortion facility’s willingness to abort a later-term, healthy unborn baby again this week.

Two Companies That Sold Aborted Baby Parts For Planned Parenthood Forced To Close Down
In what is the first successful prosecution in the scandal involving Planned Parenthood, the abortion industry, and the sale of aborted baby parts, two companies that sold aborted baby parts for the nation’s biggest abortion company have been forced to close down.

Compassion And Choices Celebrates As The Massachusetts Medical Society Becomes The 10th State Medical Association To Succumb To The Physician-assisted Suicide Agenda
Compassion and Choices Celebrates as the Massachusetts Medical Society Becomes the 10th State Medical Association to Succumb to the Physician-assisted Suicide Agenda

Gay People Show Little Interest In Marriage After All
A new report asserts that, despite the international push for same-sex marriage in the name of civil rights, few gays and lesbians are taking advantage of legal wedded bliss, and many of those who are, end up filing for divorce.

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Editorial

Why the war on unborn children

Why is pregnancy a war between a mother and her child? A little research shows that the number of casualties of all the wars in the history of the world is estimated at somewhat less than 500 million. This is less than one-third the amount of unborn lives sacrificed in the last 36 years. This war on unborn babies is the “longest war” in the history of our planet. Since 1980 more than one and one half billion babies have been legally slaughtered. The United States alone stands at 60 million. Who PROFITS from killing babies? The Child? The Mother? The Family? Society? It is Planned Parenthood and big abortion industries.Who SUFFERS from killing babies? It is the same child, mother, family and society. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! American Muslims, Lot's Wife, and the Christian Baker

Ismail Royer
Several progressive Muslim organizations have signed an amicus brief supporting the same-sex couple in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. This not only distorts Islamic teaching and anthropology, it also fuels the increasingly powerful movement of militant irreligious orthodoxy.

New! Consent is Not Enough: Harvey Weinstein, Sex, and Human Flourishing

Angela Franks
What Harvey Weinstein is accused of is wrong not only because the victims did not consent but also and more importantly because of what he chose. Sex expresses self-gift, which is why it is such a violation when something that should only be a free gift is stolen by force.

New! Renovatio 21 in Italy speaks out on aborted fetal vaccines

Debi Vinnedge
Cristiano Lugli, together with other Catholic parents worried about the cell lines of aborted fetuses. Stated Mr. Lugli, "Our association wants to defend Life as an unrepeatable and divine miracle, and defends Civilization as the earthly cradle of Life. We also support the research of Dr. Stefano Montanari and Dr. Antonietta Gatti, two scientists and researchers, the only ones in Italy to talk about the speech of aborted fetuses to produce vaccines."

New! European Union Warns Poland Not to Pass Pro-Life Legislation

Steven Mosher
The move marks an unprecedented intervention into the democratic process of a Member State. The European Union (EU) has warned Poland not to pass any legislation banning abortion in cases where unborn children are living with severe congenital disabilities.

New! India outlawed commercial surrogacy - clinics are finding loopholes

Sharmila Rudrappa
The high cost of surrogacy in the U.S. has pushed many potential parents to seek cheaper options elsewhere. Countries like India and Thailand have attracted surrogacy clients from countries like the U.S., Britain, Australia and Israel. The global surrogacy trade, however, has been fraught with scandals.

The Emotion of Anger vs. The Sin of Wrath

William E. May
I hope this short essay has served to make clear the moral difference between the emotion of anger and the sin of wrath - and, that TV can, at times, move us closer to God provided we choose the right channel.

Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Service
Revised Text of 1994 Text

Official Documents
Health care in the United States is marked by extraordinary change. Not only is there continuing change in clinical practice due to technological advances, but the health care system in the United States is being challenged by both institutional and social factors as well. At the same time, there are a number of developments within the Catholic Church affecting the ecclesial mission of health care. Among these are significant changes in religious orders and congregations, the increased involvement of lay men and women, a heightened awareness of the church's social role in the world and developments in moral theology since the Second Vatican Council. A contemporary understanding of the Catholic health care ministry must take into account the new challenges presented by transitions both in the church and in American society.

Four Problems with Physician-Assisted Suicide

Ryan T. Anderson
The Hippocratic Oath proclaims: "I will keep [the sick] from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect." This is an essential precept for a flourishing civil society. No one, especially a doctor, should be permitted to kill intentionally, or assist in killing intentionally, an innocent neighbor.

Is advocating infanticide "madness"?

Xavier Symons
Not everyone in the "pro-life" camp is singing from the same song sheet in the controversy over infanticide. In this month's Journal of Medical Ethics two leading foes of abortion debate the reasonableness of arguments for infanticide.

New technology could raise awareness in minimally conscious patients

Xavier Symons
A promising way of rousing minimally conscious patients has been developed by a group of Belgian researchers. In the April edition of the journal Neurology, the researchers, a team from Lige University, outline how electric stimulation can increase awareness in patients with greatly reduced consciousness.

The Foolish Bridesmaids
Friday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Douglas P. McManaman
The best thing we can do for others is to allow the fire within us to enlarge and burn so brightly that others may be drawn by the light and the heat, so that they may be inspired to seek the Lord and find him.

Take 'pride' in a death sentence?
Exclusive: Judith Reisman challenges Obama for urging teens to embrace homosexism

Judith Reisman
On Oct. 22, 2010, President Barack Obama issued a formal message to young girls and boys to "be true to" themselves by adopting the current lionized state of homosexism as "a source of pride and a source of strength." Having been young once himself, Mr. Obama knows that teenagers are by definition "immature" and remain so until roughly age 21 when their cognitive neuro anatomy catches up with their bodies.

Why Would the Leader in Embryonic Stem Cell Research Drop Out?

E. Christian Brugger
Now that Geron has discontinued its embryonic stem cell research, while at the same time adult stem cell experiments have had a number of successful trials, what does this mean for the stem cell debate?

What Is a Mother to Do? Questions for Same-Sex Marriage Advocates

Deborah Savage
To demand that we recognize same-sex romantic relationships as marriages, and teach our children so, is to prevent them from discovering reality.

US population in 2060

Marcus Roberts
A new report has been released this week by the US Census Bureau providing some more in-depth analysis of the US' population and its predicted changes through to 2060.