Jerry Novotny OMI
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October 23, 2014

Breaking News

China Mass Sentencing Harkens Back To Cultural Revolution
Chinese officials sentenced eight criminals and paraded another 16 suspects in front of 5,000 spectators, prompting criticism by domestic media Thursday, which drew parallels with the bloodthirsty chaos of the Cultural Revolution.

Special Report - Traffickers Use Abductions, Prison Ships To Feed Asian Slave Trade
Testimonies from Bangladeshi and Rohingya survivors provide evidence of a shift in tactics in one of Asia's busiest human-trafficking routes.

Foreign Surrogacy Births Problems, Not Solutions
It is quite evident that we now live in a world of advanced technologies. One of the technological glooms of today is the use of surrogacy which is the practice of using another woman to carry the baby instead of the actual parents through implantation of their embryo into her.

Catholic Church Demands Ban On Surrogacy In India
The Catholic Church in India is leading an appeal to the Central government to ban surrogacy in India along with a demand to not legalize euthanasia or mercy killing.

In Elegant Ruling, Federal Judge Upholds Traditional Marriage In Puerto Rico
A federal judge has upheld Puerto Rico's traditional marriage law, bucking the recent trend of federal courts to strike down state laws enshrining traditional marriage.

California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else
A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.

VIDEO: In 5 Minutes, Lila Rose And Kristan Hawkins Expose The $1 Billion Abortion Industry
Recently appearing on a live presentation broadcast in 1,400 churches nationwide, Lila Rose and Kristan Hawkins shared with Tony Perkins of Family Research Council how they became pro-life activists at age 15 — inspired to speak up for the pre-born who have no voice:

Bad And Good News About The Second Deadliest Infectious Disease
Ebola has rightly gripped the world's attention, but its death toll pales in comparison to other infectious diseases like tuberculosis. TB is the world's second leading infectious killer, after HIV/AIDS, and it's claiming more victims than previously thought — 1.5 million last year alone — according to a report released today by the World Health Organization.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Will egg freezing liberate women?

Mariam Zoll
Big corporations like Apple and Facebook are covering the cost of egg freezing for women employees.

New! Tangled Webs and History: Bioethics, Hastings Center, Eugenics, Gates, GMO's, Transhumanism

Dianne N. Irving
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" History, including the history of "bioethics", can help to untangle some of the massive sticky webs we find ourselves in today.

New! A Right to Euthanasia?

John Keown
For both principled and practical reasons, the Supreme Court of Canada should maintain the country's legal ban on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

You Must Abort!
China's one-child policy in pictures

Steven Mosher
It is hard for persons in democratic societies to grasp how China's party-state can control the fertility of China's millions. The effort starts with a barrage of anti-child propaganda in the schools and workplaces, and then moves to open intimidation in banners and slogans posted in public places. Here are some pictures of the kind of public threats the authorities make against those women who may be pregnant with "illegal" children.

Women are choosing dogs over motherhood

Nicole M. King
If you think you've noticed an upsurge of tiny, furry friends being carried around in women's purses lately, you're right. It appears that more and more young women are foregoing marriage and motherhood, instead opting for pups as companions.

Pornography and the Muslim World

Carson Holloway
Promoting a sexually permissive pop-culture in the Muslim world gets the true foundations of ordered liberty wrong. In defining our ideals by rejecting our enemy's, we go from one extreme to another, and miss the virtuous mean.

The real online danger for kids turns out to be wasting time

Denyse O’Leary
Video games are not taking over your kid's brain. What's happening is more conventional: He is daydreaming instead of learning.

Looking at Us Through Rose Colored Glasses

Douglas P. McManaman
Synopsis: When God sees us, He sees a likeness of His Son, and he delights in us as a result of that. There's a sense in which God the Father looks at us through rose colored glasses.