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Jerry Novotny OMI
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March 3, 2021

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‘Abortion Monopoly’ Planned Parenthood Now The Second-largest Provider Of Trans Hormones In The US
Transgender hormone therapy is now available at 200 Planned Parenthood facilities in 31 states, making the abortion giant the second-largest provider of trans 'treatments' in the country.

Planned Parenthood More Involved In Transgender Revolution Than You Realize
Journalist Abigail Shrier recently shed light on Planned Parenthood’s increasing involvement in what some call “transgender activism” or the transgender revolution.

Why Do 1 In 6 Gen Z Adults Identify As LGBT?
One of the early gay activist talking points was that 1 in 10 people were gay, even though the activists knew this was not true. That’s why it was significant when, in 2011, demographer Gary Gates, himself gay, “released a review of population-based surveys on the topic, estimating that 3.5% of adults in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, with bisexuals making up a slight majority of that figure.”

The Explosion In Queer Sexuality Among Kids Is Not A Natural Trend
For young American women, it appears queer identity may just be the newest fashion trend they are eager to show off on social media.

Medical Experts Say Science Is Proving Pro-Lifers Right
It’s not just prayer that’s helping the pro-life community make the argument against abortion. Science is helping too, experts say.

EUGENICS: California Inmates Forcibly Sterilized Because ‘it’s Cheaper Than Welfare’
A horrifying scheme described as modern-day eugenics has come to light, thanks to the bravery of a victim-turned-whistleblower. Kelli Dillon was given a 15-year prison sentence after killing her abusive husband in self-defense; while in prison, Dillon says she was lied to about a medical condition and was then forcibly sterilized without her knowledge or consent.

U.S. House Passes Taxpayer-funded ‘slush Fund’ For Abortion Industry In COVID-19 Relief Bill
This week, the U.S. House passed a “$50 million slush fund for Planned Parenthood,” as stated by SBA List’s Marjorie Dannenfelser in a press release. They did not add Hyde Amendment protections, meaning this amounts to a massive increase in taxpayer-funded abortion

Tennessee Bill Bans Government From Forcing People To Get Vaccines Using Cells From Aborted Babies
A new Tennessee bill would protect the conscience rights of people who oppose vaccines created with cells derived from aborted babies.

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Editorial

On the moral illicitness of the use of vaccines made from cells derived from aborted human fetuses

In recent weeks, news agencies and various information sources have reported that, in response to the Covid-19 emergency, some countries have produced vaccines using cell lines from aborted human fetuses. In the case of vaccines made from the cell lines of aborted human fetuses, we see a clear contradiction between the Catholic doctrine to categorically, and beyond the shadow of any doubt, reject abortion in all cases as a grave moral evil that cries out to heaven for vengeance (see Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 2268, n. 2270), and the practice of regarding vaccines derived from aborted fetal cell lines as morally acceptable in exceptional cases of “urgent need” — on the grounds of remote, passive, material cooperation. To argue that such vaccines can be morally licit if there is no alternative is in itself contradictory and cannot be acceptable for Catholics. Any link to the abortion process, even the most remote and implicit, will cast a shadow over the Church’s duty to bear unwavering witness to the truth that abortion must be utterly rejected. The ends cannot justify the means. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! The Mindset Behind Therapeutic Abortions

Shenan J. Boquet
Is human life intrinsically sacred, or is it only valuable when it meets certain criteria? So much rides on how we answer this question. The Judeo-Christian answer is that human beings are made in the image and likeness of God, and that as a consequence every human person, regardless of their characteristics, possesses the same moral worth as any other. However, there is another view. This was the view explicitly defended by eugenicists in the early twentieth century. And it is the view implicitly present in countless acts of genocide, murder, and enslavement across history.

New! Abortion Contributes to Subsequent Cases of Postpartum Depression, New Study

David C. Reardon
Induced abortion or miscarriage of a first pregnancy increases the risk of postpartum mental health problems by 10 to 35 percent, according to a new study of of over 1.9 million women. The risk of postpartum psychiatric care requiring hospitalization is increased by 83 percent.

New! How Surrogacy Arrangements Fail Children

Seow Hon Tan
Surrogacy arrangements are not in the best interests of children. When thinking about whether to legalize surrogacy, policy makers should consider the epigenetic effects of pregnancy, the loss to the children arising from separation from their birth mothers, and the special challenges associated with parenting by commissioning parents.

New! A Time to Build Schools

Daniel E. Burns
Our nation's morally formative institutions are weak and weakening further, thanks in no small part to the enormously destructive effects of social media. The single type of institution best suited to resist these and other pressures of our times is the mission-driven, tech-skeptical K-12 school. The successes of our best countercultural colleges and universities, viewed in the light of Yuval Levin's invaluable work on the nature of institutions, show us how the incentive structures of an excellent K-12 school make it the formative institution our time needs most.

New! Ordinary and Extraordinary Means of Treatment

Brian Clowes
When preparing our own advance medical directives, or when assisting others to do so, it is critically important for us to know precisely where ordinary means of treatment end and extraordinary means begin.

Big Girls Do Cry: The Hidden Truth of Abortion

Martha Shuping
The existence of a growing abortion recovery movement, with thousands of support groups and programs from which to choose, testifies to the need women have to grieve for their loss while offering true hope that healing can take place. Only in vacant policy debates and politically sanitized clinical studies do abortion's effects on women seem minor and unworthy of recognition. The real voices of many women tell far different stories - stories of life-altering experiences marked by a profound sense of loss and the need for spiritual and emotional repair. Maria put it this way, "The day that my baby died I realized that I had died, too." She is not alone. Maria and many others like her deserve our acknowledgment, our help and our love.

Turkish Women Able to Use Billings Ovulation Method to Determine Patterns of Fertility
Natural Family Planning

Richard J. Fehring
Turkish researchers from Istanbul Medical School at Istanbul, Turkey recently conducted a small study to determine the accurate usage of cervical mucus to estimate the time of ovulation.

Has reproductive technology made men redundant?

Michael Cook
Men are becoming less and less relevant to reproduction and parenting, according to an op-ed in the New York Times.

Post-Kinsey: Is There Anything Normal About Pornography?

Cassandra Hough
An "adaptationist" approach to pornography is dangerous because it ignores widespread research showing that pornography harms society at many levels.

Is this democracy? 28 EU commissioners veto 2 million strong petition

Carolyn Moynihan
You don't have to be a Eurosceptic to have issues with Big Europe.

The Original Revelation Made To Adam and Eve

Anthony Zimmerman
Can we know more about the specifics of that first revelation made to our common ancestors? Although they lost their original gift of sanctifying grace by sinning, they did not thereby lose their faith nor forget the primeval revelation which they dutifully passed on to posterity.

German sperm donor children gain right to know fathers

Michael Cook
About 100,000 children have been born in Germany through sperm donation.

Research Using Cells of Illicit Origin and Vaccines from Fetal Tissue

Christopher O. Tollefsen
What happens if a possible future vaccine for COVID-19 is developed unethically, by using contemporary tissue from aborted children? Could pro-life citizens morally use such a vaccine?

Come In
20th Sunday of the Year (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
These past three weeks have awakened us to the fact that we are far from being a united people. Our divisions have once more led to open armed conflict in the southern part of the Philippines. People have died, lost their homes, and are displaced. Old animosities and prejudices are once more kindled. Armed rebel groups and government troops are engaged in battles. We again retreat behind the walls of our tribe, religion, and nation.

Not For Resuscitation Orders: Review of Dr. Tonti-Filippini's book "Caring for People Who are Sick or Dying"

William E. May
Nicholas Tonti-Filippini, a highly respected Australian bioethicist known for his presentation and defense of Catholic teaching, offers a helpful presentation of the meaning of "Not for Resuscitation Orders".