Does Medicaid Cover Abortions?

By William Lawyer / October 13, 2021 /

Many people are under the impression that tax money is not used to fund abortion. Both pro-choice and pro-life advocates are often misinformed on this subject. Pro-choice advocates and organizations like Planned Parenthood frequently point to The Hyde Amendment, which is supposed to stop public funding of abortion. Often, this law is used to dispel…

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Defunding Planned Parenthood: Why It Matters

By William Lawyer / September 22, 2021 /
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Defunding Planned Parenthood is a confusing subject. Both pro-life and pro-choice advocates are often misled as to what Planned Parenthood is and does. This is no surprise since Planned Parenthood goes to great lengths to paint a rosy picture of itself. The work it does is treated as unique, and its abuse is rarely given…

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Catholic Health Care and Religious Freedom Are Under Attack

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / July 12, 2021 /
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The fight against the culture of death is a fight for lives and for souls. However, it is also a fight for the freedom of Christians to live their lives and raise their families in accordance with their beliefs, and to participate on equal terms in the public square. The further our culture moves away…

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Catholic Bioethics and the Moral Treatment of Human Beings

By Susan Ciancio / June 25, 2021 /
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Respect, compassion, care, kindness, empathy, and love. These actions come about when people recognize the inherent dignity in every person. And nowhere is it more important to understand people’s inherent dignity than in a capacity where someone has to take care of another or provide for his well-being. This occurs most often in the medical…

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Are There Remains of Aborted Babies Used in Vaccines?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 14, 2021 /
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How Vaccines Are Produced All vaccines undergo several stages of development before they are approved for public use by the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research or by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). The process begins with the exploratory stage, then proceeds to the pre-clinical stage,…

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Vatican Conference Presents Disturbing Lineup of Speakers

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / May 3, 2021 /
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“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.” ─ Pope St. Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, no. 41 Throughout his pontificate, Pope Francis has repeatedly warned against the temptation to make the Church into just another non-profit organization. The Church, he…

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Failed Abortions: The People Who Survive

By William Lawyer / April 30, 2021 /

It is easy to forget that every abortion is happening to a unique person. With tens of millions of abortions occurring every year, the deaths become a mere statistic. We never know the people who are lost, and to many of us, they are just numbers on a sheet. Sometimes, however, someone comes along who…

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The Hippocratic Oath: A Pledge to Respect Life

By Sofia Infante / April 21, 2021 /
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In 400 B.C. the Greek doctor Hippocratis of Cos, regarded as the father of medicine, wrote the Hippocratic Oath. This pledge of ethics outlines proper conduct and basic principles to be observed by doctors. All graduating medical students once pledged first to “do no harm”—the most well-known and fundamental promise. However, the original Oath has…

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Does Planned Parenthood Do Ultrasounds?

By Susan Ciancio / January 27, 2021 /
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Yes. And no. At the majority of its clinics, it does ultrasounds for just one reason. Abortion. But first, let’s define “ultrasound.” An ultrasound is “a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body.” It’s a technology similar to radar or sonar. And though scientists studied…

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Ordinary and Extraordinary Means of Treatment

By Brian Clowes, PhD / September 2, 2020 /
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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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