Author Archive for Steven W. Mosher

In Francis, the Catholic Church has a Pope for Life
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In Francis, the Catholic Church has a Pope for Life

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Carlos Beltramo also contributed to this article. He is a collection of firsts: the first non-European pope in more than 1,200 years, the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope, and the first pope to call himself Francis. Of the 5,800 journalists who were covering the conclave, none came even close to predicting the […]

German Bishops “Approve” a Morning-After Pill that Does Not Exist
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German Bishops “Approve” a Morning-After Pill that Does Not Exist

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Catholic hospitals and physicians in Germany left out in the cold by a decision that ignores science According to a new statement by the German Bishops’ Conference, Catholic physicians and hospitals can now prescribe and administer the morning-after pill (MAP) in cases where a woman is a victim of sexual assault as long as it does […]

Benedict XVI, Defender of Life and Family
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Benedict XVI, Defender of Life and Family

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Carlos Beltramo also contributed to this article. Some thought that Benedict XVI, already old when elected, would be merely a transitional figure, a caretaker who would serve for a few years and then hand over the Church that he inherited from the Blessed John Paul II to a younger man. But neither the Church nor […]

The People-Haters Are At It Again
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The People-Haters Are At It Again

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In the UK he is a household name. He has done a beautiful series of documentaries for BBC on the world’s wildlife. He was even knighted by the Queen. And he is a bona-fide, certified, take-no-prisoners people hater. The hater in question, Sir David Attenborough, made the news last week by comparing the human race […]

Will Russia Come Back to Life?
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Will Russia Come Back to Life?

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Putin Calls for Three-Child Family to Become the Norm Elizabeth Crnkovich also contributed to this article. What do you do when your country is dying, one coffin at a time? Well, if you are Russian President Vladimir Putin, you call upon Russian couples to be fruitful and multiply, and have at least three children. It […]

China's One-Child Policy Itself Leads to Forced Abortions
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China’s One-Child Policy Itself Leads to Forced Abortions

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From the beginning of the one-child policy, the Chinese Party-state has tried to blame the myriad cruelties of this barbaric policy on “out-of-control local officials.” This is nonsense, of course, since local officials are only following orders on pain of punishment. So it was that when Chinese academic Yan Li tried out this excuse in […]

America’s Pediatricians Claim the Right to Contracept Your Kids
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America’s Pediatricians Claim the Right to Contracept Your Kids

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Parents are Not to Know (But They are Expected to Pay) The day before Thanksgiving, I got a call from a harried reporter. “The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a statement on “Emergency Contraception,” he said. “I’d like to get your take on it.” The 10-page document turns out to be a full-throated endorsement […]

The Mirena IUD is Becoming More Popular - and the Lawsuits are Piling Up
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The Mirena IUD is Becoming More Popular – and the Lawsuits are Piling Up

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You know a contraceptive drug or device is in trouble when the lawsuits begin to multiply. A growing number of American women are turning to intrauterine devices (IUDs), reports Lawrence Finer of the Guttmacher Institute. Of all American women using birth control, some 7.5 percent had IUDs implanted by 2009. These numbers were double what […]

America's Depressed Birthrate
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America’s Depressed Birthrate

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Elizabeth Crnkovich also contributed to this article. Americans are having fewer children, and the Obama economy is to blame Want to know how bad the Obama economy really is, especially for young people and minorities? Take a look at our plummeting birthrate, which has been falling for the last four years. A recent report from […]

The Battle for Life and Family Continues
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The Battle for Life and Family Continues

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Last Tuesday night I watched in disbelief as a slim majority of Americans voted to give Barack Hussein Obama a second term as president, but in the clear light of morning it is clear how this debacle happened—and what the pro-life movement needs to focus on now. I do not mean to make light of […]

Question: What Can we Expect From a Second Obama Administration on the Life Issues?
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Question: What Can we Expect From a Second Obama Administration on the Life Issues?

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Answer: More of the Same President Barack Obama has compiled quite a record of abortion advocacy and funding since taking office in January 2009. Let’s review it, issue by issue. Supported Sex-Selection Abortion: In May, 2012, the White House announced President Obama’s opposition to a bill that would ban the use of abortion to kill […]

Norplant is Back--Under a Different Name
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Norplant is Back–Under a Different Name

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Elizabeth Crnkovich also contributed to this article. The population controllers have long dreamed of chemically sterilizing women for extended periods of time. That was the idea behind Norplant I, which consisted of six silicon capsules loaded with levonorgestrel that, implanted permanently in a woman’s body, was intended to shut down her reproductive system for up […]

Teenage Girl Becomes Infertile after Gardasil Vaccination
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Teenage Girl Becomes Infertile after Gardasil Vaccination

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Elizabeth Crnkovich also contributed to this article. Gardasil has been controversial from the beginning. While other vaccines protect against diseases spread by casual contact, Gardasil was developed to protect against a sexually transmitted disease called Human Papilloma Virus or HPV. Merck & Co., the manufacturer, has been very effective at lobbying governments around the world […]

Sorry, Mr. Vice President, That Is Not a "Fact"
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Sorry, Mr. Vice President, That Is Not a “Fact”

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For me, the most jaw-dropping moment of the vice presidential debate came when Vice President Joe Biden asserted that Obamacare’s contraception mandate simply did not exist. Said the VP: “With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution — Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, […]

Of Mice and Men: New Study Touts a Male Contraceptive
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Of Mice and Men: New Study Touts a Male Contraceptive

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Elizabeth Crnkovich also contributed to this article. Radical feminists have long dreamed of “fixing” men, so that women could be relieved of the burden of birth control. Now comes a new study on mice purporting to show that men can be chemically neutered, supposedly without side effects. Male birth control has been the object of much research […]

Demographics as the Grim Reaper
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Demographics as the Grim Reaper

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We live in an age unique in human history. Per capita incomes have never been higher, lifespans have never been longer, and people are better fed and educated than ever before. At the same time, birth rates have fallen to historically low levels. In fact, they have fallen to levels so low that they will […]

Corrupted by Population Control: The Case of CARE
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Corrupted by Population Control: The Case of CARE

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Today’s CARE has nothing in common to the food relief organization that was set up by Christians in the wake of World War II. People need to know that instead of CARE packages full of canned goods, the organization now devotes its resources to promoting “Sexual and Reproductive Health” (SRH), which in practice means abortion, […]

Romney Solidifies Pro-Life Stance With Ryan Pick
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Romney Solidifies Pro-Life Stance With Ryan Pick

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You have to love a Congressman who doesn’t equivocate on the Life issues. Here is Paul Ryan to the Weekly Standard’s John McCormack: “I’m as pro-life as a person gets.” Here is Ryan responding to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels controversial suggestion for a “truce” on the Life issues: “You’re not going to have a truce. […]

Iran’s Islamicists Orchestrate a Baby Bust: Who Would Have Imagined?
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Iran’s Islamicists Orchestrate a Baby Bust: Who Would Have Imagined?

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Elizabeth Crnkovich also contributed to this article. Iran’s fertility rate has crashed over the past few decades of Islamicist rule. So much so that the mullahs who run the country are now calling for more babies to be born. How did things come to such a pass? After all, the Koran, like the Torah and […]

America Needs a Baby Boom
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America Needs a Baby Boom

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Elizabeth Crnkovich also contributed to this article. Social security is about to go belly up, financially speaking. And at the head of this crisis is a demographic disproportion: there are simply too few young people coming into the workforce to support the increasing numbers of elderly baby boomers who are retiring. In “What’s Really Behind […]

The Prophecies of Humanae Vitae
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The Prophecies of Humanae Vitae

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You may be forgiven for not knowing that July 25, was the 44th anniversary of encyclical Humanae Vitae. Who, after all, is going to remind you? Not the secular media, which scoffs at the idea that men and women can practice self-control in matters of sex. No, they will not breathe a word about Pope […]

We Have an Absolute Right to Health Privacy, But We Must Fight for It
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We Have an Absolute Right to Health Privacy, But We Must Fight for It

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With Jennifer Kimball Watson. The Second International Patient Privacy Summit took place in Washington, D.C. recently. Dozens of leading experts gathered from across the United States to discuss how electronic health records can be protected from the numerous government agencies and private companies that want to collect, mine, and market them. (If you don’t yet […]

Legislation Banning Sex Selective Abortion Gains Momentum
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Legislation Banning Sex Selective Abortion Gains Momentum

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You would think that any piece of legislation that wins a 246-168 majority of the votes of the House of Representatives would be on a fast track to become law. Passing pro-life legislation though, whether it be the earlier ban on partial-birth abortion, or the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PreNDA)–a bill to make it unlawful to […]

America’s First Gay President Embraces Same-Sex Marriage
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America’s First Gay President Embraces Same-Sex Marriage

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Newsweek magazine is so proud of Obama’s self-described “evolution” on the issue of same-sex marriage that it has anointed him “America’s First Gay President.” America’s voters, at least those in key swing states, seem much less impressed. As I told friends at the Canadian March for Life, which took place in Ottawa last week, Barry’s […]

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