Jerry Novotny OMI
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March 23, 2017

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New Poll: What Americans Really Think About Roe V. Wade
"Roe is a highly unusual decision because it has caused a massive amount of confusion in the 44 years since it was decided in 1973.

Suicides Drop To 21,897 But Remain High
Fewer Japanese are taking their own lives, a positive sign in a country with one of the world’s highest suicide rates.

Surrogacy Is Linked To Serious Worldwide Sex Trafficking Problems
Last week when I was in New York to host and moderate our Trading on the Female Body event—which was a success beyond our expectations (please be sure to watch or re-watch the video of the event on Facebook or YouTube!)—I also testified at the United Nations.

Gorsuch Defends Hobby Lobby’s Pro-Life Values: “Sincerely-Held Religious Beliefs Cannot Be Abridged By The Government”
Under tough questioning by pro-abortion Democrats during day two of his confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch defended the pro-life values of Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor. This was the second time Gorsuch defended Little Sisters and Hobby Lobby.

Planned Parenthood Is Worried
In all probability, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s president, Cecile Richards, hasn’t had a really good night’s sleep since the November elections.

BMA Medical Ethics Expert: Sex-selective Abortion In Interests Of Mother AND Baby
An influential member of the British Medical Association's medical ethics committee has said that women should be able to have abortions at any stage of pregnancy, and for any reason, including because the baby is a girl.

School Orders Boy To “Tolerate” Undressing With Girl And Make It “Natural”
A teenage boy was told by his principal that he had to “tolerate” undressing in front of a female student and to make it as “natural” as possible, according to a blockbuster lawsuit filed in a Pennsylvania federal district court.

Is It Possible To Reform Islam?
Is it possible to reform Islam? The question, which is now part of the public debate both in the West and in the Muslim world, could have a straightforward answer: not only is Islam reformable, but in the last two centuries it has been repeatedly reformed.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! How My Son Died in Hospice

Ron Panzer
Judy Bragg, RN reports that her son, Casey, was hastened to death in a hospice setting. Casey had leukemia and after a lengthy hospital stay realized that there was no cure for his condition.

New! Natural Law, Social Justice, and the Crisis of Liberty in the West

Ryan T. Anderson
Since I have just said a few words on natural law and economic freedom, I want to say a few words about a natural law conception of social justice and how it can help us now. Some people think social justice is a twentieth century invention of left-leaning thinkers, but this starts the history of social justice midstream. To understand its true meaning, we must look farther back to its real historical origins.

New! Abortion Stops a Beating Heart: The Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017

Arthur Goldberg
Recent scientific advances, popular opinion, and universal moral standards agree: abortion should not be allowed to stop a child's beating heart.

What's wrong with social science today?

Denyse O’Leary
Recently, Japanese universities started moving away from liberal arts and social sciences , sending global "shivers down academic spines." The official reason given was a need to focus on disciplines more needed by society.

The walls close in on Canada's abortion foes

Margaret Somerville
The leader of a major opposition party has announced that they will be excluded from membership.

King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Thomas J. Euteneuer
The devil certainly has his armies, and their rampage through the twentieth century was violent and bitter.

The 97 Percent Fight

Judie Brown
The figure first emerged as Planned Parenthood, feigning that the fight against its taxpayer funding is all about abortion, began publicly proclaiming that only three percent of its services were abortions. That meant 97 percent of what it does is not about abortion.

Cheney sisters split over same-sex marriage

Kelly Bartlett
When Senate hopeful Liz Cheney stated on Fox News that she supports traditional marriage, her sister Mary and her partner, Heather Poe, quickly expressed their outrage on social media. Much to the disappointment of their father, former Vice-President Dick Cheney, Liz and Mary's private disagreement about the definition of marriage has now become very public.