Jerry Novotny OMI
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February 19, 2020

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New York To Consider Allowing Men To Commission Babies From Rented Wombs
Third-party reproductive efforts are increasingly normalizing a build-a-baby culture that encourages people to commission designer babies in much the same way they would commission designer handbags.

SPUC Condemns Exploitation Of Vulnerable Woman Who Was Forced To Have Surgical Abortion
SPUC has condemned the exploitation of a vulnerable woman with the mental capacity of a toddler who was forced to undergo an abortion after being raped by her carer in Leeds. Margaret Akers, SPUC Campaign Research Officer said: “A woman understood to have the mental capacity of a toddler cannot consent to sex and therefore cannot consent to abortion. This vulnerable woman should never have been placed in this situation.”​

Competing Reports On Euthanasia For Mental Illness.
The Provincial and Federal governments in Canada need to amend their euthanasia laws quickly. They have to meet a March 2020 deadline set last year by Quebec Superior Court Justice Baudouin who ruled that it was unconstitutional to deny Canadians the right to die unless their deaths were “reasonably foreseeable”.

Assisted Suicide Bills Are Not What They Appear To Be.
The assisted suicide lobby has introduced assisted suicide bills in at least 18 States in 2020. All of these bills include "safeguards" that appear to provide oversight of the law.

When It Comes To Abortion: Human Rights Begin When Human Life Begins, At Conception
In his now infamous appearance on ABC’s “The View” earlier this month, Democratic presidential hopeful, former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, was asked when in pregnancy an abortion would become unthinkable to him.

Disgusting Web Site Tells Women: How To Kill Your Baby In An Abortion
Abortion activists are encouraging women to have dangerous self-induced abortions.

Why We Should Respect Doctors’ Conscientious Objections
Many people believe that conscience is just a matter of personal feelings and unverifiable convictions. How would you respond?

Florida Senate Passes Parental Consent Bill, Legislation Heads To The House
On Thursday, the Florida Senate passed a parental consent bill for minors seeking abortion. The legislation, SB 404, passed with a vote of 23-17. The Miami Herald reports that the House version of the bill is fast-tracked in committee and is expected to reach a floor vote next week.

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“Excruciating Pain”

Dear Friends: (1) When was the last time I experienced pain? (2) When was the last time I felt “Excruciating Pain“? These are questions that ran through my mind as I read the article “Medical Expert Confirms Unborn Children Feel Excruciating Pain During Abortions” by Dr. David Prentice of the Charlotte Lozier Institue. Dr. David Prentice clearly states that “science pretty conclusively demonstrates: Young babies still in the womb at 20 weeks do indeed feel pain, and in fact, may feel more intense pain than a newborn or an adult.” Many pro-life doctors maintain that fetuses can feel pain by 8 weeks, about the time most surgical abortions take place. Human beings feel pain. Newborn babies can feel pain. Unborn babies can feel pain. There is no pain button that suddenly switches to “on” or “off” as one's journey progresses through life. “To feel pain” is a life long process for a human being. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Why Roe Must Go

Rita Joseph
All ideological fads eventually fade and collapse into disrepute, because they have no foundation in truth. "Pro-choice" ideology had its rise, which was based on the crude, reductionist falsehood that a human being in the womb is an anonymous, generic "bunch of cells." Now, its central lie has been unmasked, and Roe is ripe for reversal.

New! Aborting the Wanted Child

Paul Sullins
The unstated mythology of therapeutic "abortion care" is that pregnancies come in only two types: wanted pregnancies, all of which children are delivered, and unwanted pregnancies, all of which children are aborted. But that's not true. At least one in seven abortions in the U.S. are of children that the mother reports were wanted. I recently found that the risk of depression, suicidality or anxiety disorders from such abortions was almost four times higher than for women who had aborted a child in an unwanted pregnancy. Mine is the first empirical study ever to examine these more distressing, invisible abortions.

New! Healing from Donor Conception: My Story

Kathryn Francisco
Donor conception is an unethical practice that separates family members under the guise of charity. It's okay to believe that the method of your conception was wrong and still give thanks for your life.

New! Human Undesirables

Judie Brown
Remember the deplorables? Perhaps you felt like one of them during Hillary Clinton's run for president. Currently in our society we experience attitudes toward human beings that are not only offensive but that are deadly, because America's cultural elite treats certain people like undesirables.

New! Is There Still a Place for Boys?

John Stonestreet
Those of us who have watched this sad story unfold can't help but notice that the Scouts' quickening decline coincides with the group's decision to betray its founding values. In 2013, the Scouts began accepting openly gay members and then leaders. Shortly afterward, they opened their ranks to transgender members, and then - despite the organization's name - to girls.

Conscience Rights, Crisis Pregnancy Centers - and more

Nancy Valko
A new Illinois law was just signed by Governor Bruce Rauner with dire implications for pro-life health care providers.

The paradox of a conservative revolution

Zac Alstin
Controversial Australian Senator Cory Bernardi is in the news again after a media appearance promoting his new book in which, among other things, he described the abortion rate in Australia as "horrendous and unacceptable", and called for "a reversal back to sanity and reason."

Population Control Evolved

Steven Mosher
For the past forty years, the United Nations has been beating the drums about "overpopulation." One of their most successful propaganda and fundraising gambits of late has been "World Population Day."

Contraception: A Stumbling Block to Ending Abortion

Judie Brown
Until such time as Catholic leaders are of one mind on the intrinsically immoral nature of contraception and its identity as the root cause of abortion, the pro-life movement will continue to spin its wheels politically. You cannot have two kinds of truth, one for doctrine and another for politics. Such a situation does not represent a charism; it represents a victory for the devil.

Canadian Catholic hospital drops opposition to MAiD after criticism from bioethicist

Xavier Symons
A Catholic hospital in Nova Scotia has quietly changed its policy on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), after heavy criticism from euthanasia advocacy groups and pro-euthanasia academics.

Dutch doctor challenges informed consent regulations

Xavier Symons
A new article in the Journal of Medical Ethics suggests that medical authorities lessen informed consent requirements for perinatal sterilization.

Becoming Jesus, in the beginning

Tom Bartolomeo
Jesus shared these last sentiments of gratitude with his disciples on the evening before his arrest and death. He became their savior as he and his Father had intended and he would find in the finality of his earthly life the peace he sought for us which he would give freely to all others who become Jesus in their own lives.

Does the Universe Have a Purpose?
A Question Science Cannot Answer

Douglas P. McManaman
Synopsis: A scientist as scientist cannot answer the question whether the universe has a purpose. The John Templeton Foundation would do just as well to ask an historian, a housewife, or a police officer any of the "Big Questions" it poses to scientists.

Ethics will always play catch-up in the war on terror

Michael Cook
A deeply utilitarian mindset pervades US foreign policy.

Euthanasia on the rise in Netherlands

Xavier Symons
Deaths by euthanasia in the Netherlands increased by 10% in 2014 according to a new report.