Italy’s LGBT Zan Bill Rejected

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 8, 2021 /

In a rare victory for pro-family activists, Italian senators have voted down a bill that would have banned so-called “hate speech” based upon “sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.” The Zan Bill was named after homosexualist activist and Democratic party legislator Alessandro Zan. It had already passed the Lower House of Parliament by…

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Abortifacient Brief: Depo-Provera

By Brian Clowes, PhD / April 11, 2017 /
injection into arm

The birth control shot, Depo-Provera, is an injectable contraceptive drug that sometimes has an abortifacient effect. It also possesses a long and checkered history rife with fraud and abuse.     History of Depo-Provera In 1967, Upjohn Pharmaceuticals began an extensive 11-year trial of Depo at Atlanta’s Grady Clinic in its attempts to get the…

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Shouldn’t We Allow “Freedom of Choice” for Abortion?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / September 7, 2023 /
newborn black and white

“Freedom of Choice!” Undoubtedly an ideal slogan. Freedom is the basis upon which our nation was founded and remains our fundamental guiding principle. Who but an ignorant bigot could possibly be against freedom, “choice,” and personal independence? When we hear “freedom of choice,” we imagine the stark opposite. We imagine a nation where one’s life…

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Church Teachings on Euthanasia

By Brian Clowes, PhD / June 2, 2020 /
health care elderly

Once any human being becomes worthless or expendable, all are reduced from an absolute to a relative value and no two human beings would be of equal worth, thus demolishing the very foundation of moral order….By devaluing life ― the life of the unborn, the elderly, the comatose patient, the handicapped ― we are, quite…

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Ordinary and Extraordinary Means of Treatment

By Brian Clowes, PhD / September 2, 2020 /
patient in hospital bed, sick

When preparing our own advance medical directives, or when assisting others to do so, it is critically important for us to know precisely where ordinary means of treatment end and extraordinary means begin. Pro-euthanasia groups have made a lot of progress by lodging in the public mind the specter of power-hungry doctors “playing God” and…

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