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Gonzales vs. Carhart and Partial-Birth Abortion Revealed

Gonzales vs. Carhart Upholds Congressional Ban on Partial-Birth Abortions On April 23, 2007, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an important decision in the case called Gonzales vs. Carhart, in which the Court upheld a ban of the gruesome “partial-birth abortion” procedure. The ban, approved by Congress, was [...]

By |2020-08-27T21:38:42-04:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Abortion|Tags: , , , |

The Kermit Gosnell House of Horrors

“We think the reason no one acted is…because the victims were infants without identities.” ~Report of the Grand Jury on Kermit Gosnell In February 2010, state and federal authorities raided Dr. Kermit Gosnell's clinic, the Women’s Medical Society in Philadelphia. This followed a major investigation into illegal drug prescriptions. They found [...]

The Strange World of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review: Part II

Read the first part of this article here. Origins of the Pro-Abortion Slogans Most of us have heard all of the tired old pro-abortion slogans many times. When we hear people start to chant them again, we usually roll our eyes and think “I’d sure give a lot to hear [...]

Has the Catholic Church Always Condemned Abortion?

Almost everyone knows that the Catholic Church opposes abortion.  However, few are aware of the long and rich history of the Church’s reverence and respect for human life, and fewer still can explain exactly why the Church cannot change her teachings on abortion. This article will address a number of [...]

The Strange World of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review: Part I

About 25 years ago, I bought a complete set of Margaret Sanger’s journal The Birth Control Review and ambitiously set out to read every one of its 5,631 pages.  The strange experience left me just a little uncertain about what is real and what is not.  Sanger’s world has that [...]

By |2020-08-28T10:10:03-04:00April 18th, 2017|Categories: Abortion, Eugenics|Tags: , , , |

What Is the Christian Consensus on Abortion?

Until about 1950, every major Protestant denomination vigorously opposed abortion, and church leaders condemned it in the strongest possible terms.  Ministers were unfazed by pro-abortion criticism because their teachings were solidly based upon the theology of their original founders. John Calvin said: If it seems more disgraceful that a man [...]

By |2020-07-22T09:44:51-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Abortion|Tags: |

What is Historical Church Teaching on Contraception?

"Contraception cannot be an expression of total self‑giving, because in contraception, something is done to oneself to destroy the power to conceive a child.  That same selfishness that wants to prevent the child by contraception will grow until it wants to kill the child already conceived.  We must fight selfishness [...]

Does Contraception Lead to Abortion?

"No matter how thin you slice it, ladies and gentlemen, family planning is a euphemism.  We don't intend or desire to prevent conception for conception's sake; we want to prevent conception because of what follows conception.  Family planning is the prevention of births, and as birth is the end of [...]

Does Abortion Really Incur Excommunication?

What Exactly Is Excommunication? Excommunication is a sanction that deprives a Catholic of all participation in the common blessings of the society of the Church.1  It is the most serious penalty the Church can inflict, and is used only in the most severe cases.  The excommunicated person remains a Catholic [...]

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