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Celebrate the International Day of the Unborn Child

Today we celebrate the International Day for the Unborn Child, which originally began in Argentina in 1998. The date – March 25 – is also the day that the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to ask her to become the [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:45:32-04:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , |
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When Does a Fetus Develop a Heartbeat?

Throughout a woman’s pregnancy, her baby undergoes many stages of development in the womb before being born, and among these milestones which indicate life is the fetal heartbeat. When Does a Fetus Develop a Heartbeat? Through the use of ultrasounds, modern science can detect the waves of the baby’s heartbeat [...]

By |2019-12-11T16:41:47-05:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Abortion, Fetal Development|Tags: , |
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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 [...]

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The Conception Conundrum

Human Conception: The Beginning of Life There is much confusion and disagreement today about when human life actually begins.  The official and public face of the medical profession insists that life begins at implantation — yet every embryology and fetology textbook in use today states that it begins at the [...]

The Miracle of Fetal Development

There are two ways in which people discuss the time period related to milestones in fetal development: gestational and fertilization age.  These terms can be somewhat confusing since they are based upon different starting points. Fertilization age is a framework of time based upon the point of view of the unborn [...]

By |2020-04-01T21:10:15-04:00April 16th, 2017|Categories: Abortion, Fetal Development|Tags: , , , |
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Of Acorns, Eggs and Captive Violinists: When Does Human Life Begin?

The abortion issue is very complex, possessing many dimensions: personal, legislative, judicial, religious and scientific.  There is, however, one central debate around which every other point revolves ― the status of the unborn child.  Is it human?  Is it alive?  And, most importantly, is it a person? Science: When Does [...]

By |2019-12-05T20:58:00-05:00April 16th, 2017|Categories: Abortion, Fetal Development|Tags: , , , |
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What are Abortifacients?

An abortifacient is "a drug or agent that induces an abortion."[1] The problem is that manufactures hide these drugs under the name "contraception" to make them more appealing to consumers. Many Contraceptives are Abortifacients in Disguise In 1963, the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) shared the [...]

Abortion-Inducing Agents by Any Other Name Still Kill

(Zenit.org) - Claims of politicians not withstanding, the point at which human life begins is settled science. At the moment of fertilization, when the sperm and ovum join, a totally new and unique human being is formed. This single-celled zygote has the full complement of human DNA and immediately begins [...]

By |2019-10-17T18:01:38-04:00November 21st, 2013|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , |
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The Part of the “Kids Don’t Belong to their Families” Argument that You Missed

By now, most of us have heard of or seen the video by MSNBC host Mellissa Harris-Perry in which she actually says, “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and realize that kids belong to whole communities.” [...]

By |2020-01-31T20:37:04-05:00April 23rd, 2013|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , |