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September 22, 2017

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Kim Jong Un Keeps Teenage Sex Slaves, Orders Children To Watch Executions: North Korean Defector
A North Korean defector alleged that dictator Kim Jong Un keeps teenage sex slaves whom he takes from schools, enjoys a luxury lifestyle while his people starve, and forces children to watch public executions.

Reported Child Abuse In Japan Exceeds 30,000 Cases In The First Half
The number of minors who suffered from psychological and verbal abuse accounted for 70.7 percent of the total at 21,406. Among them, the number of children witnessing acts of domestic violence within their homes saw more than a fivefold increase to 13,859 from the first half of 2012.

Iceland’s “Final Solution” For Down Syndrome
Nearly 100% of Iceland’s Down syndrome children are aborted following prenatal screening.

European Parliament Classifies Laws Against Abortion As “violence Against Women And Girls”
The European Parliament (EP) took shocking and disturbing action last week when it adopted a parliamentary report which charges "the denial of sexual and reproductive health and rights services, including safe and legal abortion, is a form of violence against women and girls" by a vote of 489 in favor, 114 opposed and 69 abstentions.

7 Myths About Assisted Suicide You Might Believe That Are Actually Untrue
Many euthanasia and assisted suicide proponents frame their arguments around “facts” and declarations that there is a majority of citizens who support such legislation. Yet, when you take a closer look, their “strong” basis for support is based on misconceptions about such legislation – and misconstrued facts!

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Still Hasn’t Cured A Single Patient
Dr. Francis Collins has not shown any pro-life leadership at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In fact, in an interview, Dr. Collins‘ response to a congressional letter outlining pro-life members’ concerns dripped with condescension, implying that the group of 41 congressmen understood neither the science nor the ethics of embryo and stem cell experiments. Dr. Collins owes us an apology. We know the science, use the scientifically accurate terms and know the ethical facts. Dr. Collins‘ positions at NIH have not been pro-life.

Woman Regretfully Recalls The Horror Of Her Abortion: “Then I Hear It, The Evil Vacuum. My Mind Screams No!”
A woman retold the vivid details of her abortion story Tuesday on Twitter as she mourned the loss of the child who she was pressured to abort.

American College Of Physicians Opposes Euthanasia
The body representing 152,000 physicians reaffirmed its opposition to assisted suicide.

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Editorial

It Is Not Marriage!

Dear Friends for Life: The SLIPPERY SLOPE continues to chip away at traditional values, principles and religious freedom. Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. That’s right. A Catholic nation defied the teachings of the Catholic Church with over 60% of Catholic voters voting in favor. Shortly after, the supreme court in the United States voted 5-4 to legalize same-sex marriage. Yet in this democratic country, the people had NO VOICE, NO VOTE. The decision was imposed on the American society by 5 judges, NOT ELECTED by the people, rather appointed by politicians. And adding coals to the fire, the job of the Supreme Court is to interpret laws, NOT create them. The Catholic Church position on this matter has been consistent over the years and has not changed today in spite of attacks by those who disagree. Marriage is based on the TRUTH that men and women are complementary, the biological factor shows that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and studies confirm that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage simply rejects these truths. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Part 5.1 - The Advance of Islam and the Defense of Life

Ron Panzer
Because there are so many inaccurate articles continually being written about the Islamic movement and its advance into any of the non-Muslim nations, I've been strongly encouraged to write about this topic in order to help us understand the very real threat to pro-life advocacy and to not just the lives of the yet to be born, newborns, or patients, but to the lives of any who resist this extremely political movement.

New! Can We Stop an International Roe v. Wade?

Stefano Gennarini
We must act now to protect unborn children not just at home, but around the world. Imagine a day in the not-too-distant future when we finally have the coveted fifth vote necessary to strike down Roe v. Wade. Recall the many years of sweat and tears, ups and downs, wrangling about judicial nominations, and arguing about presidential election. Then imagine that fifth vote no longer even matters because abortion has been declared a human right by international law. The issue is not just out of the hands of the Supreme Court - it is out of the hands of the American people.

New! The Contagion of Euthanasia and the Corruption of Compassion

Arthur Goldberg
The contagion of assisted suicide, once the command "Thou shalt not kill" is set aside, quickly spreads elsewhere. True compassion does not abandon people at their most vulnerable.

New! Miscreants in our Midst

C. Ward Kischer
At the present time (2017) there are approximately 200 medical schools in the USA. However, only about 1/3 of those schools have a credit-bearing course in their curriculum, of Human Embryology. Undoubtedly, this can account for misstatements by sources who have no or little background in embryology and allow those who are miscreants, to continue the false statements so prominent today. What follows is a short listing of the more prominent errors made in Human Embryology since Roe V. Wade (1973).

New! What A Muslim Family's Chair for the Pope Teaches Children about Catholic-Muslim Relations

Jennifer S. Bryson
A new children's book provides a way to introduce children to Christian-Muslim relations by celebrating robust and full religious expression in a diverse society.

A mortal threat to marriage

Michael Cook
Same sex marriage can only succeed in a society where traditional marriage is already weak.

Does the Morning-After Pill Prevent Pregnancy, or Cause Abortion

Lloyd J. Duplantis
The questions raised by this timely analysis could have an impact on current, controversial efforts to make morning-after pill regimens available over-the-counter nationwide. They also present serious moral and ethical challenges to the use of these drugs in emergency rooms and private medical practice.

Leading stem cell surgeon accused of 'scientific misconduct'

Michael Cook
Italian celebrity surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, who created artificial windpipes with cadaver-derived scaffolding and stem cells, has been found guilty of scientific misconduct by an investigator from Sweden's Karolinska Institute.

Associated Press Censors Abortion-Breast Cancer Facts, Women's Group Says

Karen Malec
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer deplores two Associated Press (AP) articles in less than seven weeks attacking legislative efforts that require doctors to inform women about the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link. The AP censored facts that every woman has a right to know.

New! Is fear of being a burden a good reason for assisted suicide?

Michael Cook
In Oregon, 48.9% of patients who ended their lives under the state's assisted suicide act said that fear of being a burden was one of their reasons. We should be very worried by this, argues Charles Foster, a British medical ethicist, in the blog Practical Ethics.

Police Brutality Happens Every Day in China

Steven Mosher
"Just a few days ago, I got a case involving a man who was disabled due to a severe beating by local government personnel just because his sister-in-law had had an additional baby without a permit." -- Chen Guangcheng

Continental Suicide
"The Strange Death of Europe" and European Christianity

Eric Metaxas
What happens when a civilization forgets - or rejects - its roots? We're seeing it right now.

Do You Also Want to Leave?
Twenty First Sunday of Ordinary Time - B

Frank Enderle
There continue to be people in the world today who find that the teachings of Christ are hard. Many even them refuse even to believe in Jesus. It could be that, sometimes, we also have moments of doubt and of crisis in our faith. If we have moments of incertitude, we should ask ourselves, as Saint Peter did, To whom can we go?

Assisted suicide debate intensifies in Scotland

Xavier Symons
British Anti-euthanasia group Care Not Killing (CNK) has launched a major online campaign intended to derail a new assisted-suicide (AS) bill being debated in the Scottish parliament.

The Rule of Life

Tom Bartolomeo
As the human body needs to replace its aging cells for the physical health of the body the human soul needs to replenish its pro-creative male or female powers for the spiritual growth and health of the whole person. These powers continuously enhance and renew themselves in a variety of pro-creative activities not only as fathers and mothers but as teachers and students, doctors and patients, priests and laity - as benefactors and beneficiaries bound together. In the mercy and Spirit of Christ it may be the recovery of God in man and man in God.