Jerry Novotny OMI
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March 1, 2017

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This Nation Brags How It Has Aborted 100% Of The Babies With Down Syndrome
This is my son Josh. In Iceland, he would have been killed.

Should Alzheimer’s Patients Be Euthanized?
Quebec is about to embark upon a debate on the involuntary euthanasia of demented elderly after a 55-year-old man in Montreal allegedly smothered his Alzheimer’s stricken wife and posted what he had done on Facebook. Michel Cadotte was charged with second-degree murder after his 60-year-old wife died in an assisted care facility.

Don’t Worry How It’s Spent, Always Give Homeless A Handout, Pope Says
People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures they are secretly spending money on, Pope Francis said.

Woman Suffering From Crohn’s Disease To Pay £10,000 To End Life In Switzerland After Cuts To Social Care
'Social services are not responsible for my illness or my full decision to die, but their actions, policies and the stress caused encouraged me to do it early'

Dublin Psychiatry Professor: Balance On Abortion Debate Is "deplorable"
Veronica O’Keane, professor of psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, has criticised Ireland's pro-life laws, and claimed that abortion is not bad for a woman's mental health.

Assisted Suicide Deaths Can Be Horrifyingly Slow And Painful
The last misconception about assisted suicide is that it is a quick, painless and guaranteed way to die.

Peter Singer Says An Intellectually Disabled Person Is Less Valuable Than Animals
In his apologetics for infanticide, Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer has used a baby with Down syndrome as an example of a killable infant based on utilitarian measurements. (He actually supports infanticide because babies–whether disabled or not–are, in his view, not “persons.”)

Franklin Graham: “Raising Funds For Planned Parenthood Is Like Raising Money To Fund A Nazi Death Camp”
Christian minister Franklin Graham is not happy that Barbara Bush, the daughter of pro-life former President George W Bush, is going to headline a fundraiser for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and founder of Samaritan’s Purse, has been a vocal advocate for babies in the womb throughout his ministry.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Abortion Widens the Gender Gap and Exploits Women

Brian Fisher
The "women's rights" argument for abortion ubiquitous in modern Western culture reframes the act of abortion as a means to women's freedom. Yet, historically, abortion has been and continues to be a reflection of male dominance.

New! Trumpism, Terrorism, and Thomism

Joseph G. Trabbic
On Thomistic principles, Trump's ban on Syrian refugees whose lives are in danger is not morally justifiable. Bans on other travelers and immigrants, however, are not as problematic.

New! The Death of Unconditional Love

Doug Mainwaring
"Unconditional love" is a mighty barrier that stands between each of us and evil encroaching in our minds and relationships. It makes us impervious to temptations to harm those we ought to love, whether family, neighbors, or strangers. When "unconditional love" is missing, self-centeredness expands and sin rushes in to fill the void, and it is often sin of the very worst kind.

How we treat the vulnerable is a moral test beyond politics

Julian Burnside
For years I have argued that the treatment of asylum seekers is a moral issue, not a political one. It is ultimately a test of the moral character of the nation, one that should concern all Australians. Sadly for us, and tragically for refugees, the issue has been caught up in politics.

Fortnight for Freedom

Steven Mosher
The third annual Fortnight for Freedom, instituted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in the face of intensifying anti-religious restrictions imposed by the United States government, is swiftly coming to a close. The Fortnight for Freedom, which takes place from June 21 through July 4, serves as a poignant reminder that the exercise of our first freedom is paramount for the well-being of our nation.

The Greater Peril: The Loss of Religious Freedom or the Loss of Religion? (Part 3)

Tom Bartolomeo
Some Catholic Church leaders have publically stated that they would rather risk jail than cooperate with the administration's mandate. But time is on the administration's side the closer the first of August approaches. The administration's tactics all along have been to stall and confuse while the Church appears indecisive. The bishops need to respond definitively sooner rather than later. It may take the action of just one bishop and one diocese to spell out its civil actions as recommended here for others to follow suit.

America Needs a Baby Boom

Steven Mosher
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.

Modelling Down syndrome: how advertisers are responding to a cause

Carolyn Moynihan
In an era that celebrates diversity, you never know who is going to make a very public appearance next. Enter little children with Down syndrome, modelling toys and clothes for popular US brands.