Jerry Novotny OMI
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September 26, 2020

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Pope Francis To U.N.: Respect For Each Human Life Is Essential For Peace, Equality
Pope Francis asked members of the United Nations how they think they can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and build a more peaceful, more just world when many of their countries spend billions on military weapons and when their treatment of the unborn, of refugees and of women shows so little respect for human life.

Report: Increased Availability Of Abortion Pill Has Caused An Increase In Abortion Rate
Despite a consistent decline in abortion over the last decade, a new report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the research arm of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), reveals that abortions increased by nearly two percent from 2017 to 2018 in the United States, in large part due to the increased availability of chemical abortions (the abortion pill).

Trump Announces 'Born Alive' Executive Order For Abortion Survivors
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced an executive order that would require medical care be given to infants who are born alive after failed abortion attempts.

University Of New Mexico E-mails Show Repeated Demand For Aborted Baby Brains And Hearts
Documents detailing repeated requests for aborted fetal body parts from the University of New Mexico (UNM) have been released by Abortion on Trial. Used as evidence in the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives — a congressional investigation into the trafficking of aborted body parts after the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) videos exposed illegal activity in the abortion industry — the e-mails show a long-standing relationship between UNM and the abortion industry.

SPUC Warns Of The “human Price Tag” Of IVF, As Report Shows 5% Of Babies In Australia Are Born By “unethical” Technique
SPUC has warned of the “human price tag” that comes with IVF, following the publication of a report revealing that around 5% of babies born in Australia are born by “unethical” IVF techniques.

All Abortion Roads Lead To Racist Planned Parenthood.
The film, UNPREGNANT, recently had its debut on HBO MAX. The film is the story of Veronica, a 17-year-old in Missouri, who finds out she is pregnant and immediately decides she wants to kill her child. In checking where she can get the abortion, she discovers that, in Missouri, her parents must give consent first. She knows that her parents would never agree to an abortion, so she looks for another place to have it done.

President Trump Tells UN: We’re Committed To “Protecting Unborn Children” From Abortion
President Donald Trump continued to push back against global abortion advocacy Tuesday in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

Pope To Christian Journalists: 'be Bearers Of Hope'
Amid the confusion of voices and messages that surround us, a Christian journalist is called to be a new witness to the truth, thus becoming a bearer of hope and confidence in the future.

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War Against Babies with Down’s Syndrome

The war against babies with Down’s syndrome by abortion has increased as a newer and more accurate prenatal test for Down’s syndrome was developed in Britain. Pro-life campaigners fear this is eugenics by the back door. They have warned that because most people terminate pregnancies where Down’s syndrome is identified, this accurate form of testing will result in the disappearance of people with this condition. It is important to remember that a baby is a baby first and foremost and that the syndrome is very much secondary. This little baby is a real baby. It is precious. It is beautiful as all new babies are and has the exact same needs. Some parents cope better than others in caring for any new baby. In this case it is a question whether the baby has a disability or not. A baby with Down syndrome is not the fault of the mother or father. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Is it ethical to use data from Nazi medical experiments?

Lynn Gillam
It's not. It would deny or downplay the evil of how they were obtained. During World War II, Nazi doctors had unfettered access to human beings they could use in medical experiments in any way they chose. In one way, these experiments were just another form of mass torture and murder so our moral judgement of them is clear.

New! Christianity's Global Marriage Problem

Mark Regnerus
In an era of new options, more choices, greater temptations, high expectations, consistent anxiety, and endemic uncertainty, nothing about the process of marrying can be taken for granted - even among those belonging to a faith that has long encouraged it. In an era of independence, intentionally becoming interdependent seems increasingly risky.

New! Natural Law for a Lawless People

Adam J. MacLeod
Hobbes' thin conception of natural law cannot sustain all the activities of a fully flourishing community, but it does appeal to those who live in fear of losing their basic security. Many people are possessed by that fear today, as many were in Hobbes' time. But we have much to lose if the Hobbesian view of law prevails.

New! The Unavoidable Uncertainty of This Pandemic

John Jalsevac
An excessive desire for certainty about COVID-19 is leading to counter-productive responses. We must make decisions based upon the limited information we have, and then execute those decisions with conviction. But let us have the humility to admit when we are wrong.

New! Come On, Man! Human Embryos Are People

Judie Brown
There is an apparent and astounding level of ignorance among Catholics in public life, including those who claim to have once been Catholic. Such a simple matter as when a baby is a baby has become a bridge too far for not only the media elite but for many politicians, including Catholic senator Susan Collins.

Trading on the Female Body: Surrogacy, Exploitation, and Collusion by the US Government

Kathleen Sloan
Commercial surrogacy is the ultimate manifestation of the American neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of human life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic desires of an entitled elite

Fears of Indian gendercide after fetuses found in sewer

Xavier Symons
Indian authorities have discovered 19 aborted fetuses dumped in plastic bags in the western state of Maharashtra.

An agenda for the Silent Generation

Kevin Ryan
There is no shortage of issues awaiting the attention of the under-40s.

The New Birds and the Bees

Mark Regnerus
Our language about sexuality is dominated by public health, with its talk of risk, "protection," health, choice, and rights. In so doing we scoff at babies--the crowning glory of human creativity--and where they come from.

The growth of homeschooling

Nicole M. King
Recent repeal of the Common Core educational standards in Oklahoma was largely backed by support from homeschool advocates. An ABCNews article explains how the Common Core requires standardised testing in math and English, aimed to better prepare students for college and future careers.

India: Curious case of anti-farmer, anti-consumer, self-pricing tomatoes

Asia Human Rights
Looking at the pattern of tomato pricing in India, year after year, could lead one to believe that tomatoes are pricing themselves, evilly conspiring against the farmers producing them and the consumers buying them, helping only the intermediaries in the process.

She's Still There

Judie Brown
My friend's husband called to break the news that my friend, Christina, was in a long-term care center because she was in a coma. I didn't get all the details. I think the shock hit me so swiftly that I hardly heard what he said. Something about taking a fall on steps, hitting her head, spending a length of time in a hospital, and then being transferred to this care center. "Nothing the doctors can do for her," Pete told me. "The prognosis is bad. No point in visiting her. She wouldn't know you were there." Everything in me clenched up. There was no way I wasn't going to see her. I had to go as soon as I could. "If it's OK with you," I told him, "I'd like to see her anyway."

'It's about people like me': disabled and dead against euthanasia

Liz Carr
When the subject of legalising assisted suicide hits the headlines, it's all too common for the arguments to be polarised as between secular liberals' arguing for choice and the religious right arguing for sanctity of life. Assisted suicide laws are at their core about disability.

A feminist argument against artificial gametes

Michael Cook
In vitro gametogenesis (IVG)is one of the nightmares of conservative bioethicists.

Breast Cancer and Abortion (chap 6)
Breast Cancer: Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill

Chris Kahlenborn
One of the main questions that people have when they hear or read that having an abortion at a young age increases a woman's risk of breast cancer is: Why? That is, what link could there be between abortion and cancer of the breast? Chris Kalenhaus answers the question.