Category: Life Issues & Bioethics

The Double-Edged Sword of Infertility
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The Double-Edged Sword of Infertility

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The pain of infertility or impaired fertility comes in more than one form. The first is the obvious suffering of the couple who wants so badly to have a child but, for whatever reason, is unable to. The second is the judgment of others in their Catholic community. I’ve experienced this first-hand, despite having three […]

Trump Expands Mexico City Policy, Abortion Groups Keep Some Funding
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Trump Expands Mexico City Policy, Abortion Groups Keep Some Funding

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The Trump administration announced additional restrictions on abortion funding in foreign aid this week, in effect neutralizing U.S. complicity in the proliferation of global abortion. The State Department announced that effective May 15th, $8.8 billion in global health assistance would fall under Mexico City Policy guidelines, prohibiting most foreign non-government organizations (NGOs) that perform or […]

New Human Trafficking Foundation May Support Abortion and Prostitution
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New Human Trafficking Foundation May Support Abortion and Prostitution

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Conservative human rights groups are increasingly alarmed about a new funding proposal to combat human trafficking around the world. They are concerned also about the groups that seem to have gotten the ear of the White House, specifically Ivanka Trump, who appears to be quarterbacking the White House position. The immediate issue is the End […]

Including Children With Disabilities in Life
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Including Children With Disabilities in Life

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It was a beautiful sunny day for a man to be at a playground with his preschool grandchildren. That’s exactly where I was. I took my grandson and grand-daughter to a playground at a nearby elementary school; one child sat on my lap while the other stood on the back of my electric wheelchair as […]

Rivers Yes, Babies No!
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Rivers Yes, Babies No!

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Recent news articles about two rivers that have been granted the same legal rights as human beings give us pause to stop and think. Or at least, I hope they do! These rivers in New Zealand and India are viewed as “sacred” bodies of water. In India the decision was based on the idea that […]

Justice for David Daleiden
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Justice for David Daleiden

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David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, investigative journalists with the Center for Medical Progress, are once again under attack by the justice system, this time in California. As we know, Daleiden and Merritt had previously faced multiple charges, including in the state of Texas where charges were eventually dropped. In addition, the National Abortion Federation filed […]

Pro-Life Pro-Family Turn Rocks Europeans at UN Commission on Women
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Pro-Life Pro-Family Turn Rocks Europeans at UN Commission on Women

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The world witnessed the United States returning to the pro-life fold after years of abortion advocacy from the Obama administration yesterday during the UN Commission on the Status of Women. After the gavel fell signaling the adoption of the annual agreement of the commission, known as Agreed Conclusions, the United States delegation delivered a poignant […]

Sugar, Sugar, You Got Me Wantin’ You
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Sugar, Sugar, You Got Me Wantin’ You

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Conscience is the voice of God speaking to a Christian. It is the “law written in their hearts” (Romans 2:15) by God; and each Christian has a duty to make sure that God’s message is not corrupted. In short, a Christian must form his or her conscience – it must be “well formed” – and […]

You Don't Have to Be a Superhero Just Because You Have Down Syndrome!
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You Don’t Have to Be a Superhero Just Because You Have Down Syndrome!

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In today’s society we are all about acceptance of diversity. We take great pains to show how well we accept others of different races, religions, and sexual preferences. We do this by holding social events, arts showcases, sporting events, and TV programs and even enforcing acceptance by law. I appreciate the culture of acceptance and […]

UN Staff, EU Politicians, Abortion Groups Join Forces to Vilify U.S. Pro-life Stance
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UN Staff, EU Politicians, Abortion Groups Join Forces to Vilify U.S. Pro-life Stance

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More than forty-five governments and high-ranking UN staff convened in Brussels this week to raise money and combat U.S. pro-life policies. Kate Gilmore, the UN Deputy High Commissioner on Human Rights, moderated the “She decides” fundraising event to “counter the impact” of the recently enacted Mexico City Policy. The European initiative raised pledges for $200 […]

Using Maternal Health to Promote Abortion in Zambia
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Using Maternal Health to Promote Abortion in Zambia

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NEW YORK, March 10 (C-Fam) A recently published article exposes how abortion practitioners used U.S. foreign aid and the guise of “post abortion care” to increase the number of abortions in Zambia. Activists use Zambia as a model for how to impose their agenda on sub-Saharan Africa, a region known for its pro-life laws. A […]

Vatican Academy of Science Says Population Control is Not “Crucial” To Save Biodiversity
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Vatican Academy of Science Says Population Control is Not “Crucial” To Save Biodiversity

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The Pontifical Academy for Science distanced itself from population control theories at the end of a controversial conference about biological extinction featuring renown population control advocates. “It isn’t population that produces carbon dioxide. It’s human activity which uses up energy and thereby contaminates the environment” said Monsignor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, longtime chancellor and spokesperson for […]

UN Tries to Fast-Track LGBT Acceptance and Abortion Access, Again
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UN Tries to Fast-Track LGBT Acceptance and Abortion Access, Again

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The UN bureaucracy is once again trying to fast track the adoption of hundreds of statistical indicators to measure progress on the UN development goals, without giving time for the UN’s political organs to review them. The UN Statistical Commission may adopt a global set of indicators, that among other disputed measurements included social acceptance […]

European Parliament Abortion Campaign Seeks to Indoctrinate Children
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European Parliament Abortion Campaign Seeks to Indoctrinate Children

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The European Parliament has launched a campaign to promote abortion among the continent’s adolescents. At a recent interactive conference, “My Body, My Rights”, a campaign entitled “#AllofUs” sought to indoctrinate future European leaders. The Socialist and Democrats’ Progressive Alliance Group and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats organized the event for Europe Group (ALDE), the […]

House Bill on No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Is Stronger than Hyde Amendment
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House Bill on No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Is Stronger than Hyde Amendment

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This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would permanently prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortion. The bill , titled the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Disclosure Act of 2017” (H.R. 7), would amend federal law to make the Hyde Amendment permanent. Currently, the Hyde […]

New US UN Ambassador Nominee Stands by Pro-Life Position at Confirmation Hearing
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New US UN Ambassador Nominee Stands by Pro-Life Position at Confirmation Hearing

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President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for United States UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, repeatedly asserted her pro-life views during her Wednesday confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  The South Carolina Governor promised to be a force for reform of the UN system if approved for the position. “I am strongly pro-life,” Haley said in response […]

Archbishop Carlson Defends Life
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Archbishop Carlson Defends Life

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You may have heard of sanctuary cities and thought the term only applied to a city that protects illegal immigrants. But if you thought that was the case, you would be wrong—at least when it comes to St. Louis, Missouri. According to a recent St. Louis public radio report: “Two St. Louis aldermen, in partnership […]

Bioethics 2016: Winners and Losers
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Bioethics 2016: Winners and Losers

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Each year at this time we look back over the past twelve months with an eye toward identifying those whose lives and work actively promoted and affirmed a truly human future, and those who did not. Winners: Stephanie Packer is more than a winner; she really is a hero. Sitting down with her while making […]

The Castro Regime: Repression of the Rights to Life and Liberty
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The Castro Regime: Repression of the Rights to Life and Liberty

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Freedom is never free. The passing of Fidel Castro is a keen reminder that many liberties so often taken for granted in the West, even as they are rapidly diminishing in the face of radical secularism, are still not a given for many. For over 55 years, the Castro regime perpetrated numerous human rights abuses. […]

The Beauty of Sacramental Love
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The Beauty of Sacramental Love

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While preparing for the celebration of the birth of Christ this year, we must also think about the wonderful blessings that Joseph and Mary experienced when God chose them to be the parents of His Son. Mary, who was conceived without original sin, and Joseph, who was vowed to Mary’s virginity and to his role […]

Pro-Family Leaders Launch Declaration on Marriage in Cape Town
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Pro-Family Leaders Launch Declaration on Marriage in Cape Town

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Pro-family leaders from around the world recently gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, to roll out and sign a declaration that aims to protect the family and traditional marriage. In its five short paragraphs, the Cape Town Declaration recognizes the family as the “first and primordial community” and “the bedrock of civil society.” It reaffirms […]

LIFE -- It's Wonderful!
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LIFE — It’s Wonderful!

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In the classic Christmas film “It’s a wonderful life” George Bailey is an honest man living in small town whose life seems so desperate that he contemplates suicide. George’s guardian angel intercedes as he prepares to jump from a bridge showing him how dark the world would have been if he had never lived. The […]

French Court Rules: Children with Down Syndrome Not Allowed to Smile on TV
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French Court Rules: Children with Down Syndrome Not Allowed to Smile on TV

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On November 10, the Conseil d’Etat ruled it “inappropriate” to show happy children with Down syndrome on TV, as that sight could “trouble” women who chose not to give birth to their disabled children. With this pronouncement, the French judges upheld a previous decision by the CSA (“Conseil Supérieur de l’audiovisuel” – equivalent of the […]

We Can’t Contracept Our Way to Maternal and Child Health
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We Can’t Contracept Our Way to Maternal and Child Health

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For too long the answer to making childbirth less dangerous has been to urge women to avoid it.  The family planning establishment, backed by powerful Western governments, has saturated the global market for contraception, yet more than 300,000 women still die every year in childbirth. It is time to release the stranglehold that family planning […]

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