Does Abortion Reduce Welfare Costs?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 12, 2022 /

Supporters of abortion tend to lack foresight and misunderstand human nature. These defects inevitably lead to many cases of the “law of unintended consequences.” One example of this lack of foresight is the claim that when the government pays for a poor woman’s abortion, it saves money by avoiding delivery and welfare costs. In fact,…

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Are Aborted Fetuses Used in Cosmetics?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 7, 2022 /
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From time to time we hear stories alleging that American abortion mills are selling aborted babies to major cosmetic companies so that they may be “rendered” for their collagen, the main protein component of connective tissue. This rumor is persistent and seems to have a life of its own, but as of this writing, we…

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Abortifacient Brief: The Intrauterine Device

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 5, 2022 /

The intrauterine device (IUD) is a foreign body inserted into the uterus. IUDs are made of a non‑reactive plastic such as polyethylene and may include active chemicals or elements such as progesterone or copper which slowly diffuse into the uterus over a period of several years.   Is the IUD Abortifacient? Short answer: sometimes. The…

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Family and the Theology of the Body

By Susan Ciancio / December 29, 2021 /
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Over the course of 129 general audiences—from September 5, 1979, through November 28, 1984—Pope John Paul II taught about God’s love, our relationship with Him and with others, and God’s desire to watch us grow in love and fullness with Him. This collection of papal addresses is now known as the Theology of the Body.…

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part XIII)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / December 22, 2021 /

Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X: Principles of Humanae Vitae Part XI:…

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May Catholics Get the Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine?

By Susan Ciancio / December 8, 2021 /
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Our world has been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus continues to mutate, there is one thing we can be sure of: COVID will be around for quite some time. At the height of the pandemic, as businesses, schools, and other activities closed down, people clamored for a vaccine—something to make this nightmare…

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Planned Parenthood: Your Questions Answered

By Susan Ciancio / December 1, 2021 /

Sorting through what’s true and what’s not when it comes to Planned Parenthood can be difficult. The nation’s largest abortion provider hides behind a veneer of marketing and misinformation. But beneath the smoke and mirrors, the facts speak for themselves. And these facts say loudly and clearly that abortion is the core mission of this organization that…

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When Does an Unborn Child Develop a Heartbeat?

By Gail Peterson / November 26, 2021 /
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Throughout a woman’s pregnancy, her baby undergoes many stages of development before birth. Among the milestones that indicate the presence of life is the heartbeat.   When Does a Fetus Develop a Heartbeat? Through the use of ultrasounds, modern science can detect the waves of the baby’s heartbeat as early as three weeks after fertilization.…

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The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part XII)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / November 24, 2021 /
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Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X: Principles of Humanae Vitae Part XI:…

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Surrogate Motherhood

By Brian Clowes, PhD / November 19, 2021 /
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In essence, [surrogacy] is the ultimate manifestation of the neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of all life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic desires of an entitled elite. ~Kathleen Sloan, director of the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women.1   What Is Surrogacy? Surrogate motherhood is the oldest form of assisted reproduction.…

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Does Abortion Reduce Welfare Costs?

By Brian Clowes, PhD | January 12, 2022 |

Supporters of abortion tend to lack foresight and misunderstand human nature. These defects inevitably lead to many cases of the “law of unintended consequences.” One example of this lack of foresight is the claim that when the government pays for a poor woman’s abortion, it saves money by avoiding delivery and welfare costs. In fact,…

Are Aborted Fetuses Used in Cosmetics?

By Brian Clowes, PhD | January 7, 2022 |

From time to time we hear stories alleging that American abortion mills are selling aborted babies to major cosmetic companies so that they may be “rendered” for their collagen, the main protein component of connective tissue. This rumor is persistent and seems to have a life of its own, but as of this writing, we…

Abortifacient Brief: The Intrauterine Device

By Brian Clowes, PhD | January 5, 2022 |

The intrauterine device (IUD) is a foreign body inserted into the uterus. IUDs are made of a non‑reactive plastic such as polyethylene and may include active chemicals or elements such as progesterone or copper which slowly diffuse into the uterus over a period of several years.   Is the IUD Abortifacient? Short answer: sometimes. The…

Family and the Theology of the Body

By Susan Ciancio | December 29, 2021 |

Over the course of 129 general audiences—from September 5, 1979, through November 28, 1984—Pope John Paul II taught about God’s love, our relationship with Him and with others, and God’s desire to watch us grow in love and fullness with Him. This collection of papal addresses is now known as the Theology of the Body.…

The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part XIII)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda | December 22, 2021 |

Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X: Principles of Humanae Vitae Part XI:…

May Catholics Get the Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine?

By Susan Ciancio | December 8, 2021 |

Our world has been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus continues to mutate, there is one thing we can be sure of: COVID will be around for quite some time. At the height of the pandemic, as businesses, schools, and other activities closed down, people clamored for a vaccine—something to make this nightmare…

Planned Parenthood: Your Questions Answered

By Susan Ciancio | December 1, 2021 |

Sorting through what’s true and what’s not when it comes to Planned Parenthood can be difficult. The nation’s largest abortion provider hides behind a veneer of marketing and misinformation. But beneath the smoke and mirrors, the facts speak for themselves. And these facts say loudly and clearly that abortion is the core mission of this organization that…

When Does an Unborn Child Develop a Heartbeat?

By Gail Peterson | November 26, 2021 |

Throughout a woman’s pregnancy, her baby undergoes many stages of development before birth. Among the milestones that indicate the presence of life is the heartbeat.   When Does a Fetus Develop a Heartbeat? Through the use of ultrasounds, modern science can detect the waves of the baby’s heartbeat as early as three weeks after fertilization.…

The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Part XII)

By Adolfo J. Castañeda | November 24, 2021 |

Previous articles in this series: Part I: Introduction to Humanae Vitae Part II: The Predictions of Humanae Vitae Part III: The First Prophecy Part IV: The Second Prophecy Part V: The Third Prophecy Part VI: The Fourth Prophecy Part VII: Modernity’s Challenges to Humanae Vitae Part VIII: The Church’s Right to Teach on Birth Control Part IX: The Church’s Teaching Authority Part X: Principles of Humanae Vitae Part XI:…

Surrogate Motherhood

By Brian Clowes, PhD | November 19, 2021 |

In essence, [surrogacy] is the ultimate manifestation of the neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of all life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic desires of an entitled elite. ~Kathleen Sloan, director of the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women.1   What Is Surrogacy? Surrogate motherhood is the oldest form of assisted reproduction.…