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September 21, 2017

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If You're Not Poor, You’ve Been Blessed. So Don’t Talk Trash About The Poor...
What each of us middle-class American Christians ought to say when looking at the poor is: There but for the grace of God go I, followed by I am blessed, followed by God has blessed me that I may bless others.

Jailed Priest: Abortion Centers Are ‘modern-day Calvary.’ The Church Must Be There
“I was convinced I had a moral obligation to participate in this rescue not only as a Christian but especially as a Catholic priest."

“Telemed” Abortions Pose Health Risks For Women Despite What Abortion Proponents Claim
The number of abortion facilities in the United States has been declining, and many midwestern and southern states have few abortion clinics left.

House Votes To Strike Down D.C. Law Legalizing Assisted Suicide
Today the House of Representatives voted to strike down a new law in Washington DC that would legalize assisted suicide.

The Fight Against Planned Parenthood Heats Up
Groups across the nation are heavily involved in fighting Planned Parenthood on the local, state, and national levels.

Why Were 39 Burundian Refugees Shot Dead In The DRC?
There are various accounts of Friday's protest, in which a 10-year-old girl was among those killed. Here's what we know.

Why Were 39 Burundian Refugees Shot Dead In The DRC?
There are various accounts of Friday's protest, in which a 10-year-old girl was among those killed. Here's what we know.

Lou Gehrig’s Disease Patients Refuse Euthanasia
Sufferers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known in the USA as Lou Gehrig’s disease, castigate author Anne Bert, who has announced that she will go to Belgium for euthanasia.

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Editorial

It Is Not Marriage!

Dear Friends for Life: The SLIPPERY SLOPE continues to chip away at traditional values, principles and religious freedom. Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. That’s right. A Catholic nation defied the teachings of the Catholic Church with over 60% of Catholic voters voting in favor. Shortly after, the supreme court in the United States voted 5-4 to legalize same-sex marriage. Yet in this democratic country, the people had NO VOICE, NO VOTE. The decision was imposed on the American society by 5 judges, NOT ELECTED by the people, rather appointed by politicians. And adding coals to the fire, the job of the Supreme Court is to interpret laws, NOT create them. The Catholic Church position on this matter has been consistent over the years and has not changed today in spite of attacks by those who disagree. Marriage is based on the TRUTH that men and women are complementary, the biological factor shows that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and studies confirm that children need a mother and a father. Redefining marriage simply rejects these truths. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Part 5.1 - The Advance of Islam and the Defense of Life

Ron Panzer
Because there are so many inaccurate articles continually being written about the Islamic movement and its advance into any of the non-Muslim nations, I've been strongly encouraged to write about this topic in order to help us understand the very real threat to pro-life advocacy and to not just the lives of the yet to be born, newborns, or patients, but to the lives of any who resist this extremely political movement.

New! Can We Stop an International Roe v. Wade?

Stefano Gennarini
We must act now to protect unborn children not just at home, but around the world. Imagine a day in the not-too-distant future when we finally have the coveted fifth vote necessary to strike down Roe v. Wade. Recall the many years of sweat and tears, ups and downs, wrangling about judicial nominations, and arguing about presidential election. Then imagine that fifth vote no longer even matters because abortion has been declared a human right by international law. The issue is not just out of the hands of the Supreme Court - it is out of the hands of the American people.

New! The Contagion of Euthanasia and the Corruption of Compassion

Arthur Goldberg
The contagion of assisted suicide, once the command "Thou shalt not kill" is set aside, quickly spreads elsewhere. True compassion does not abandon people at their most vulnerable.

New! Miscreants in our Midst

C. Ward Kischer
At the present time (2017) there are approximately 200 medical schools in the USA. However, only about 1/3 of those schools have a credit-bearing course in their curriculum, of Human Embryology. Undoubtedly, this can account for misstatements by sources who have no or little background in embryology and allow those who are miscreants, to continue the false statements so prominent today. What follows is a short listing of the more prominent errors made in Human Embryology since Roe V. Wade (1973).

New! What A Muslim Family's Chair for the Pope Teaches Children about Catholic-Muslim Relations

Jennifer S. Bryson
A new children's book provides a way to introduce children to Christian-Muslim relations by celebrating robust and full religious expression in a diverse society.

OBL v. APB -- Murderer v. Murdered

Judie Brown
Such hypocrisy confronts pro-lifers every day and the hour for correcting this fatal flaw is late.

Intelligible Goods, Marriage, and Intellectual Conversion

R. J. Snell
Unless we ask the "what" and "why" in ethical debate, we aren't doing ethics. Debating ethics requires intellectual conversion and thus a commitment to intelligible reality.

African-Americans and Induced Abortion
Akua Furlow & Thomas Strahan

A.I.R.V.S.C.
It has been estimated that since 1973 black women have had about 10 million abortions. Michael Novak had calculated "Since the number of current living blacks (in the U.S.) is 31 million, the missing 10 million represents and enormous loss for, without abortion, America's black community would now number 41 million persons. It would be 35% larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member."

Of Mice and Men
And the Abolition of Both

Eric Metaxas
A new medical discovery might pose ethical challenges we've never faced before.

The Obama Mandate and Birth Control

Judie Brown
June 7 marks the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Griswold v. Connecticut decision. Griswold set the precedent for the bogus claim that the U.S. Constitution grants individuals the right to privacy in matters of sexual practices.

Discrimination of the vilest kind

Paul Russell
Since the Canadian Supreme Court overturned the protections in law that prohibited both assisted suicide and euthanasia in February 2015, the nation has been in something like free fall.

Pakistan: Sessions judge and his wife must be prosecuted for employing and torturing minor

Asia Human Rights
A 10-year-old child working as a household help was tortured by her employers, an Additional Sessions judge and his wife; the girl has been severely injured.

More connections between contraception and approval of same sex unions

Janet E. Smith
A few years ago I wrote a book, The Right To Privacy, in which I demonstrated how various court decisions linked contraception, abortion, assisted suicide and same sex unions. More recent cases again show the connections between approval of contraception and same sex unions: the willingness to disregard legislation altogether in favor of "penumbra" or vague implications.

Another coffin nail for US public education

Kevin Ryan
The FAIR Education Act is the seventh sexual indoctrination law to teach the state's children to regard homosexuality, transsexuality (sex-changes operations) and bisexuality as good and natural. This is another in an impressive string of legal victories by gay activists.

Why is adoption so popular in Japan?

Carolyn Moynihan
Surprisingly, in view of its very low birth rate and aversion to immigration, Japan has one of the highest adoption rates in the world. But the reason is even more surprising: more than 90 per cent of the 81,000 people adopted last year were Japanese adults -- men in their 20s and 30s