Journal of Medical Ethics Authors Advocate “After-Birth Abortion”

I am a hard man to shock. I’ve seen and heard a lot of things. I’ve known people who have been through practically every imaginable kind of suffering. And I’ve been slugging it out in the culture war since I was just a kid. But every now and then I get caught by surprise. What was it that left me so stunned? A commentary by Will Saletan at Slate entitled, “After-birth Abor... More

Not only *can* Catholics vote for Romney, but we *ought* to.

Romney has been endorsed by many pro-life activists and activist organizations. Right off the bat, let it be known that Mitt Romney was my fourth choice among the GOP primary candidates. Check my writing in this space from that time and you’ll see me talking up Gingrich, Perry, and Santorum, with barely a word in support of Romney. Since he won the nomination I’ve written a whole lot ... More

Of blind squirrels and nuts…

Kevorkian wouldn't like this ruling. …because the former still sometimes finds the latter. Today’s edition comes the UK Catholic Herald, which reports that Europe, who has been breeding herself out of existence (or rather, aborting and contracepting herself out of existence) and suffering from a cultural depression since World War I, might be waking up just a little. The Council of... More
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Reader: Anti-Communist leader Vaclev Havel dies, Hitchens and abortion, Pope to canonize two Americans

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Vaclev Havel was a playwright, anti-Communist, and former leader of a free Czech Republic. He died yesterday at 75. http://is.gd/5xzOCB Brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il dead at age 69. Pray for the people suffering in North Korea. http://is.gd/yrGU23 Christopher Hitchens: Abortion survivor, post... More

Reader: Cain endorsing Newt?, Palin praises Santorum, Doctors in MA oppose euthanasia

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. With Herman Cain suspending his campaign on Saturday, rumors are that he will endorse Newt Gingrich today. http://cvote.to/9H   Yet Mark Block, Cain’s campaign manager, told ABC: “I have no knowledge that Cain is endorsing anyone anytime soon.” http://cvote.to/9I   Usually when a candidate rises in... More

Reader: Is Apple’s Siri pro-life?, 2011 was ‘most difficult year in history’ for PP, In RI it’s a ‘holiday’ tree

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Siri, which is a voice recognition program for the iPhone, won’t help you find a place to get an abortion. http://cvote.to/92 Maybe this is why Siri is like that. http://cvote.to/93 The Grinch is alive in Rhode Island: Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an Independent, calls it a “holiday tree.” What holiday, si... More

Reader: Tea Party infuses GOP with minorities, Bachmann’s NH staff quits, Obama signs free trade deals

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The National Journal, a political news magazine that is not conservative, noted that the Tea Party has infused the Grand Old Party with lots of minority candidates like Marco Rubio, Allen West, and Herman Cain. But the Journal noted: “The biggest roadblocks to these challengers often were within their own... More

Reader: Cardinal O’Malley slams euthanasia effort, NPR’s abortion story, Gardasil researcher changes sides

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston denounced an effort to get physician-assisted suicide on the Massachusetts ballot. “We hope the citizens of the Commonwealth will not be seduced by language [such as] dignity and compassion, which are means to disguise the sheer brutality of helping people to kill themse... More

Actor Hugh Grant praises British assisted-suicide advocate

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Hugh Grant and Ann McPherson This past week long-time assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian died in Detroit. On the other side of the pond, another assisted-suicide advocate also died. Ann McPherson founded Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying to promote assisted-suicide in Britain. Thankfully, th... More

Kevorkian dies of natural causes

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. At the age of 83, Dr. Jack Kevorkian died of natural causes at a Detroit-area hospital today. Over 130 persons killed themselves with the help of the man named Dr. Death. Kevorkian long attacked the Catholic Church for her teaching against assisted-suicide and euthanasia. Even though he advocated for an ev... More

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