ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prompts a deeper look at stem cell research

Children as consumer items: same-sex marriage won’t help us build a culture of life

    National Review: The fortunes of the main branches of American social conservatism are rapidly diverging. On the one hand, we are riding a wave of pro-life legislation sweeping across the nation. Dozens of pro-life laws have been passed in the states in just the past few years, and pro-life sentiment, especially among young people, is hovering around an all-time high. On the other hand, in the wake of United States v. Windsor, it seems that every week another state’s definition of marriage is being overturned by state or federal courts. Our cultural consensus in favor of the traditional definition of marriage has collapsed — most precipitously among young people.


  • Posted: 09/08/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Ray Rice, abortion, and being led about by the viscera

    RedState: But we humans are weird creatures. It is one thing to know, intellectually, that Ray Rice knocked a woman unconscious in a hotel elevator. It is another thing to actually see it happen. [...] This is, in essence, the reason our abortion policy has remained essentially static over the last 40 years in this country in spite of astonishing scientific advances in terms of understanding fetal development and our ability to move the viability window for premature children continually backwards.


  • Posted: 09/08/2014
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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Not just the pretty babies

    The Federalist: Being pro-life is about far more than can be captured in a well-lit Facebook image. It is about avoiding the many tempting promises of barbarity. Both sides in the abortion debate are aware the world is full of things that ought not to be. Babies should not be ill, dependent on tubes for survival, exposed to drugs or alcohol in utero, born into poverty in crime-infested neighborhoods, or rejected by their biological families.


  • Posted: 09/08/2014
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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Mother who gave daughter abortion pills sentenced to 18 months in prison

Missouri lawmaker challenges birth control mandate

Mother, 18, fights do-not-resuscitate order for child

Maine mother fighting for baby’s life after officials refuse to lift do not resuscitate order

California bishops ‘distressed’ by abortion mandate, planning response

Family sues after doctor kills depressed woman in euthanasia, doesn’t tell them

California’s abortion insurance mandate spotlights the left’s 40-year devolution on conscience

Woman starts GoFundMe campaign to pay for her abortion so she can party

Abortion clinic to reopen in Texas this weekend after ruling

Cardinal Bernardin: Abortion is not a stand-alone issue

Prudence and moral absolutes

ADF represents son asking European Court of Human Rights to take case against Belgium

Governor blasts own agency over baby’s case

Catholic org dismantles California’s claim that elective abortion is ‘medically necessary’

Obama admin. throws in the towel in multiple abortion-pill mandate appeals

Obama administration drops fight against 3 businesses over abortion pill mandate

Maine mom fights state to keep sick baby

Do-not-resuscitate order for injured infant at heart of Maine court case

Maine bureaucrats, teenage mother in custody battle over infant

Maine mom fights state over no-resuscitation order

Obama administration drops appeals on three challenges to contraceptive mandate

Obama admin. drops appeals in three for-profit mandate cases

Secular student group wants to shut down ‘gross’ pro-life protest

Mom begs state to drop baby’s “Do Not Resuscitate” order

Mom fights for infant’s life, state standing in the way

Belgium euthanasia case: $2,500 later, depressed woman got her wish

Doctor kills depressed woman in euthanasia, doesn’t tell family until next day

Maine mom fights state to keep baby daughter alive after she emerges from coma

Obama admin. throws in the towel in multiple abortion-pill mandate appeals

British actress Maxine Peake: People who have children are selfish

Planned Parenthood sex ed website now takes teens to porn site

It wasn’t just the Nazis: Now doctors [in Belgium and the Netherlands] can euthanize sick children, mentally disabled

“My mum shows why Berry’s wrong on assisted suicide”

Why do many pro-life Catholics vote democrat?

The delusional world of late-term abortionists

Appeals court rejects Greg Abbott’s request to enforce Texas law closing abortion clinics

Do 10-year-olds have a right to contraception and abortion? Researchers say yes

Calif. covers only ‘medically necessary’ abortions for state employees, but forces Catholics to cover elective abortions

Battle over abortion clinic restrictions heats up

Her father shook her so hard he put her in a coma, now the state wants to kill her

Does Plan-B prevent conception or full-term birth?

Wisconsin facilities did fewer abortions in 2013

Abortion provider soon to reopen on Texas border

Maine agency wants to let abused child die

Court rejects Texas’ appeal to uphold safety standards at abortion clinics

Doctor kills woman for being depressed, son not informed until next day

MPs raise ‘grave concerns’ over plans for GM babies

MPs debate “Three-person IVF” (again)

Legal wars on abortion heating up

Planned Parenthood forced to face fraud lawsuit in Iowa

What pro-choice? California mandates employers must cover elective abortions

In Colorado: Is taxpayer money going for abortions?

Abortions covered: State mandates health insurers to include elective abortion in group plans

Planned Parenthood loses legal round against ex-manager

Appeals court reinstates fraud case against Planned Parenthood in Iowa

More babies surviving birth at 23 weeks

Judge blocks enforcement of Louisiana abortion law

Nearly a third of all pregnancies in Russia still ended by abortions

Lawsuit against Planned Parenthood may proceed

$28 million Planned Parenthood Medicaid fraud case can move ahead

Ice buckets: Does the end justify the means?

Outcry flares over Calif. abortion push in Catholic colleges

New Mexico court asked to overturn decision allowing assisted suicide

Pro-life groups use ‘war on women’ to target vulnerable Democrats

GOP Senate candidates mum on birth control mandate change

Dutch euthanasia for nursing home living

Pro-life group demands PBS cancel airing of pro-abortion ‘After Tiller’ film

Across the U.S., key victories for marriage, life, and religious freedom

Sorry NARAL, most Americans aren’t pro-abortion