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Church Teachings on Euthanasia

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 [...]

By |2020-06-02T18:21:51-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Euthanasia|Tags: , , , , |

Anderson Cooper, Abandoned Ukraine Babies, and the Problem with Surrogacy

Earlier this month, CNN journalist Anderson Cooper made a surprise on-air announcement: “On Monday, I became a father,” announced a visibly moved Cooper. Every new life is a miracle and a gift. Wyatt Morgan Cooper (the newborn baby) is a miracle and a gift. His life is a thing to [...]

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Can a Pro-Lifer Be a Feminist?

I still believe in feminism, perhaps more than ever before.  But there was a rosy day of innocence when I believed in feminists. ~ Dr. Phoebe Spinrad.1   What exactly is “feminism?” The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines it as “organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests.”  So our [...]

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Surrogate Motherhood

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 [...]

By |2020-04-30T18:55:07-04:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Reproductive Technology|Tags: , |
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In Vitro Fertilization: Unnatural Selection

The ethical issues with in vitro fertilization include the many human embryos killed in the IVF process, and the "pregnancy reductions" (read: abortions) that often follow. Ethical Issue #1: An Inefficient Procedure The probability of a single transplanted embryo surviving the entire in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process are unfavorable to say [...]

By |2020-05-13T18:38:09-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Reproductive Technology|Tags: , , |
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Coronavirus, the Dignity of Work, and the Common Good

The Dignity of the Human Person, Work, and the Common Good “In work, the person exercises and fulfills in part the potential inscribed in his nature. The primordial value of labor stems from man himself, its author and its beneficiary. Work is for man, not man for work. Everyone should [...]

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An Introduction to the Problem of Euthanasia

The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. ― Senator Hubert Humphrey.[1]   Euthanasia: Here We [...]

By |2020-04-17T16:16:11-04:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Euthanasia|Tags: , , , , |
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We Will Risk Everything to Save Some Human Lives. Why Not All?

Periods of disruption and turmoil have a tendency to expose our true selves. The insights thus gleaned are not always comforting. For instance, a man may feel convicted that he is especially courageous, but placed suddenly in a situation of danger, he may find—to his surprise—that he has turned tail [...]

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: , , |