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April 18, 2014

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UN Rejects “Sexual Rights” In Lead Up To Cairo Anniversary
A UN official accused countries of opposing women after they failed to accept specific rights for men who have sex with men (MSM) at a UN commission last week.

Hospital Let 22-week Preemie Die Despite Mother’s Urgent Pleas
A UK hospital has apologized to a woman four years after doctors and staff let her 22-week premature son die in her arms within an hour of being born, despite the mother’s urgent pleas for help.

Judge Sir Paul Coleridge Retires And Calls For End To Family Breakdown
Sir Paul Coleridge says something must be done to stop the "misery" of family breakdown as he retires as a senior High Court judge in the Family Division

Philippines Population Control Law Gets Judicial Green Light
The single, most divisive issue in contemporary Philippine history—the passage of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012—had its sequel last week when the Supreme Court of the Philippines, following a number of challenges to the law, declared it “not unconstitutional”, save for eight items which it struck down.

Fertility Breakthrough: Scientists Discover How Sperm And Egg Bind
A protein which allows a sperm and egg to bond together has been discovered by scientists in a breakthrough which could improve fertility treatments

The Rise Of 'social' Surrogacy
San Diego-based fertility doctor Lorni Arnold says her patients have included a socialite who 'didn't want to get fat' and a runner with an upcoming marathon The approximate total cost of surrogacy including medical, agency and legal fees is $100,000

Confronting Unending Lies
Perhaps what is most amazing and regretful about the current situation in Russia is the nearly complete absence of truth and objectivity in the mass media covering Ukrainian events. Lie upon lie — unprecedented in quantity and quite typically dismal in quality.

Excommunicate Catholic Pro-abort Justin Trudeau, Says Outspoken Newswoman
Sun News contributor Faith Goldy made the case last week during primetime that Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, who calls himself Catholic, should be formally excommunicated from the Catholic Church because of his staunch support for abortion.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Why schools deny that bullying causes suicide

Israel "Izzy" Kalman
I recently gave a presentation in a school where two weeks earlier a 15-year-old girl who had been cyber-bullied committed suicide. Every one of these suicides breaks my heart because I know how easily they could have been prevented had the kids been taught properly how to handle being bullied.

New! A deal with the devil

Michael Cook
Why did American officials refuse to prosecute Japanese doctors who had committed horrendous crimes in World War II?

New! The first harm is the biggest harm

Michael Cook
Britain's first same-sex marriages will take place this coming weekend. In May Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to exchange vows, making them spouses as well as parents to their two sons, Zachary and Elijah. Jubilant campaigners say that fears of an impending social calamity are nonsense.

Faith and family, society's double helix

Daniel Blackman
Religion needs the family as much as the family needs religion.

Respect For the Dignity of the Human Person Demands a Commitment to Human Rights Across a Broad Spectrum

Michael D. Pfeifer
Our natural resources are of great importance to us. We rightly protect our forests, lakes, and endangered species of all kinds, plants, sea creatures, and animals. Yet, we allow 4,400 of our children to be killed every day in our country by abortion. The greatest natural resource any country can have is its children.

Rachel's Vineyard
From Anguish to Healing

Leslie Graves
A Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreat is a chance to get away from the daily pressures of work and family and focus on this painful time in the life of those who are hurting following one or more abortion experiences in a supportive and non-judgmental process.

The Enemy in our Midst
7th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

Jeremiah R. Grosse
Treachery and betrayal is a difficult pill for anyone to have to swallow; however, it becomes even more distasteful when such betrayal comes at the hands of someone you once considered your friend.This is the experience that the psalmist is speaking about in Psalm 41 which we heard this morning. “My enemies whisper together against me. They all weight up the evil which is on me. They say, a deadly thing is fixed upon me and I will not rise again from where I lie. Thus even my friend, in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has turned against me.”

Have US conscience clause protections been eviscerated?

James S. Cole
An American nurse who was forced to participate in a late-term abortion has effectively nowhere she can lodge a grievance.