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Jerry Novotny OMI
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September 22, 2018

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Liberal Media Forced To Correct False Stories Claiming Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations Are True
The last few weeks of coverage of the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been a perfect example of why the American people don’t trust the media.

Alcohol Abuse Kills Three Million People A Year, Most Of Them Men
WHO’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 reveals that of all deaths attributable to alcohol, 28 per cent were caused by injuries (from traffic accidents, self-harm and violence); 21 per cent were due to digestive disorders; and the remainder were caused by cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, cancers, mental disorders and other health conditions.

How To Get Planned Parenthood Out Of Your School In Just 10 Steps
Planned Parenthood is infamous for promoting abortion, but in recent years, it’s magnified another part of its disturbing agenda: its sex education curriculum. The abortion corporation has managed to insert itself right into a number of America’s public schools. Most parents have no idea the child they drop off at youth group Wednesday night had spent sixth period practicing how to put a condom on a penis model, provided in the school’s “health education” kit.

Finnish Minister Defeats No Confidence Motion Called On His Pro-life Beliefs
"How odd it is that someone would have to defend the right to defend life."

The Revised Catechism On The Death Penalty
It is no wonder that many Catholics have been confused and even quite disturbed by the announcement of recent changes to the Catechism of the Catholic Church with respect to capital punishment.

A Case For The Sacrament Of Marriage
Did God intend marriage to be a union between one man and one woman, a union that is both permanent and indissoluble? Is marriage at its very essence meant to be a covenantal bond between a man and a woman, or is it just as easily entered into as dissolved?

China Complicit In Halting Aid To Kachin In Myanmar
Myanmar's military and civilian authorities are blocking humanitarian aid from being delivered to thousands of displaced ethnic Kachin in conflict-torn Kachin State due to pressure from Beijing, according to a new report.

U.S. Fights Back Against Abortion As A Humanitarian Right
During the Obama administration abortion groups successfully included the term “sexual and reproductive health” in two Security Council resolutions and an annual UN General Assembly resolution.

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Editorial

The New Weapon: Prenatal Testing

Dear Friends for Life: A new worldwide strategy ignites a well-thoughtout war on unborn babies. It’s called “Prenatal Testing”. I refer to fetal testing as a “New Weapon” which selects and annihilates a certain class of human beings. The selection is an unborn child with an abnormality, disability, or male or female. This current eugenic attitude is expanding and, sad to say, children with disabilities are its first target. For example in Denmark, only 2 percent of unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are born; the rest are aborted. In Iceland, it’s 100 percent, France 77, United Kingdom 90, and the United States is estimated around 67 percent. This deadly discrimination is a growing epidemic. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI use to worry about the "new frontiers of genetics and the risk of eugenics". Now it has become a reality.
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Ethical Perspectives

New! Nearly 125 Indian Members of Parliament Back Petition to Introduce a Two-Child Policy

Steven Mosher
Nearly 125 lawmakers in India's Parliament have signed a petition to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, calling for a nationwide two-child policy. Members of Parliament (MPs) who signed the petition have called for a law prohibiting Indian couples from having more than two children with stiff penalties for couples who exceed the proposed two-child limit.

New! The Church Cannot Teach That Capital Punishment is Inherently Wrong: A Reply to John Finnis

Edward Feser
The Catholic Church insists that even popes have no authority to introduce novel doctrines. To teach that capital punishment is inherently immoral would manifestly be a novel doctrine - not simply going beyond but explicitly contradicting what the Church, scripture, and tradition have taught for two millennia.

New! Women and Children First: The Missing Rescue System

Brian Fisher
America has rescue systems in place for every potential catastrophe and every group of people - except preborn children at risk of being killed by abortion.

New! Philosophy and Theology: Reproductive Rights

Christopher Kaczor
In common parlance, synonyms for "reproductive rights" include "reproductive autonomy," "reproductive justice," or even more euphemistically, "women's health." But what exactly are reproductive rights? What are the scope and limits (if any) of reproductive rights? What is the basis for the legal and moral duties that come with reproducing?

New! Why is the BBC promoting adultery?

Ann Farmer
A new six-episode show about sexual boredom and infidelity, Wanderlust, has been described as the BBC's "filthiest drama to date". The producers, of course, say that it is a serious look ";at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks if lifelong monogamy is possible - or even desirable".

Passionate Views

Douglas P. McManaman
People are very passionate about their views, but that is the last thing in the world we should be passionate about. We ought to have, on the contrary, a passion for truth, a passion for learning, but not a passion for our views.

The UK must be stopped from pushing transgenderism on children

Simon Marcus
Vulnerable and lonely youngsters caught up in Britain's mental health crisis risk seeing gender transition as the answer. Unable to give truly informed consent, many will embark on a life of hormone treatment, surgery and untold difficulties. Some may be happy with their new identity. But others will have been sacrificed for a political ideology; never be able to reclaim the bodies that they could have learned to be happy with, while all our children will be forced to live the lie that you can choose your gender.

India: Maharashtra Cabinet on Disaster tour to curb farmer suicides

Asia Human Rights
Domestic violence is rampant throughout the world. In Pakistan, however, female victims of such violence are left without reprieve, as they have to suffer the dogma of being labelled loose women if they decide to stand up to their abusers, who are usually male family members.

At least one reason why transhumanism will not translate into reality

Denyse O’Leary
Transhumanism: a new way of thinking that challenges the premiss that the human condition is and will remain essentially unalterable. Clearing away that mental block allows one to see a dazzling landscape of radical possibilities, ranging from unlimited bliss to the extinction of intelligent life

Life Issues in a Pluralistic Culture

Janet E. Smith
Pluralism in this case goes to the very heart of existence; it strikes at the most fundamental of all rights, the right to life. Pluralism in the life issues means that some people approve of the taking of innocent human life, some people do not; some approve of the making of babies in laboratories and others do not; some people approve of the killing of the dying and infirm and others do not. These values are not just pluralistic but contradictory. This is not a tolerable pluralism. We no longer share a common vision of man and of life from which we can then construct a social system protecting man's fundamental rights.

Commentary: Let's Get our Facts Straight about Tiller and Anti-Abortion Violence

Brian Clowes
Pro-lifers should indeed condemn the murder of George Tiller. But we should not play permanent defense as the nonsense snowballs and the unfair attacks against the pro-life movement multiply. Here are some facts that should be taken into consideration by all people of good will, especially those whose responsibility it is to report on this story.

Original Sin Does Not Vitiate Human Nature

Anthony Zimmerman
Our natural drives are reluctant subjects which we must prod, like stubborn mules, up a steep and narrow road toward heaven.

The Stairway of Life

Ron Panzer
I have no doubt that basing the pro-life mission on God, the Creator, and loving Him with all we are, is the first step toward a successful mission to promote a culture of life and true "human rights." I know that the second step in the pro-life mission is accomplished when we "love our neighbor as ourselves," whether at the end-of-life, the beginning of life, or any stage of life. He told us what we need to say and do!

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Artificial Reproductive Technologies (ART): Pandora's Box Now Opened

Dianne N. Irving
Summary: Considerations of serious unethical consequences to individuals and societies from IVF/ART research and "infertility" facilities, including genetic engineering - especially in poorer countries.

A fresh voice for marriage

Michael Cook
Is fighting for traditional marriage and against same-sex marriage worthwhile? Ryan T. Anderson, a 33-year-old fellow at the Heritage Foundation, thinks so and is crisscrossing the US to persuade people that they are not irrational or homophobic if they think that marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman.