Category Archives: Pro-Life

Everyone’s Three Favorite Things: ObamaCare, Taxes, and Abortion

Next week is the March for Life which is especially meaningful this year, as there are several cases before the Supreme Court during this session that touch on essential questions about the sanctity of life and the relationship of citizens towards our government. The HHS mandate which attempts to force religious organizations as well as [...]

March Leaders Can Thank the Unaborted Bishop

This year, Benedictine College will be leading the March for Life in Washington, D.C., thanks to a mother who refused to abort a bishop. My favorite argument against abortion is the George Bailey argument. Bailey is the character in It’s a Wonderful Life who gets a glimpse of what the world would be like if [...]

Can You Guess What Happens To Teen Pregnancy Rates When Planned Parenthood Leaves Town?

The Planned Parenthood website (no, I’m not going to link to it) proudly proclaims: “For nearly 100 years, we’ve worked to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices.” If we were to set what we know about Planned [...]

True and False Witness on the Abortion-Pill Mandate

The Supreme Court gave a temporary injunction to the Little Sisters of the Poor to protect them from Obamacare’s abortion-pill mandate.  The only one who seems unhappy about it is Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter. Winters accuses the Little Sisters’ lawyer of “bearing false witness” by saying that Obamacare forces the Sisters [...]

Teen Pregnancy Rate Reaches a Record Low

Earlier this month the Centers for Disease Control released a new report on fertility rates. It found that the teen pregnancy rate continues to decline and reached historic lows in 2009. The sharp decline in the teen pregnancy rate during the 20 years has been an important, but unheralded, public policy success story. Since 1990 [...]

Pa. Dioceses Defeat Obamacare Abortion-Pill Mandate

Very big news out of Pittsburgh. Today federal district court Judge Arthur J. Schwab granted an injunction against the Obamacare abortion-pill and birth control mandate for the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie and their associated organizations. Read: Pittsburgh and Erie PI Decision. The injunction is the first one that has been thoroughly litigated for a [...]

A Critical Abortion Battle Is Being Fought In New Mexico Right Now

You may not have heard about it. I hadn’t until last night. But today in Albuquerque, New Mexico, city residents are voting on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance — a measure that would, according to National Right to Life News, “protect pain-capable unborn children from death by abortion.” This would mean a late-term (20 [...]

A Good Strategy for Pro-lifers

Earlier this month, South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham received plaudits from pro-lifers for introducing federal legislation that will ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation. This move is strategically important for pro-lifers. For much of the 2012 election cycle, media attention was focused on situations where pro-life candidates spoke carelessly about opposing abortion in cases of [...]

Top 10 Scholarly Tweets About the Body

Live tweeting an academic conference is a strange, self-contradictory thing to do. Creating a top 10 list from the tweets is probably worse. But here I go. Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture presented its celebrated Fall Conference Nov. 7-9.  The Fall Conference is a remarkable event, an ecumenical and interdisciplinary investigation of an [...]


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