human dignity

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What are the chances of frozen embryos surviving the thaw?

While in-vitro fertilization (IVF) seems to be a viable solution to infertility for many, the consequences of IVF are often hidden. The clearest consequence is that many more embryos than are “needed” are actually formed. The “extra” embryos are frozen in what is known as cryopreservation.1 These embryos can be conserved [...]

By |2020-10-21T13:07:32-04:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Reproductive Technology|Tags: , |

A Christian Vision of Society and Civilization of Love

“Laws which authorize and promote abortion and euthanasia are...radically opposed not only to the good of the individual but also to the common good; as such they are completely lacking in authentic juridical validity. Disregard for the right to life, precisely because it leads to the killing of the person [...]

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We Need God: Riots Erupt when Faith Dwindles

This loss of the sense of faith is the deep root of the crisis of civilization that we are experiencing. As in the first centuries of Christianity, when the Roman Empire was collapsing, all human institutions today seem to be on the path of decadence. Relations between people, whether political, [...]

By |2020-09-09T14:37:17-04:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |
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Is Nazi Euthanasia Resurfacing in the U.S.?

The Hippocratic Oath...is an honorable historical document, which, however, does not altogether fit present times.  If it is to be applied today, the wording has to be changed very extensively, and in these reformulations a series of new oaths have been drawn up which have only a vague relationship to [...]

By |2020-07-22T09:17:49-04:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Euthanasia|Tags: , , , , |
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The Racism of Eugenics

At the moment, it is probable that the indirect effect of civilization is dysgenic instead of eugenic; and in any case it seems likely that the dead weight of genetic stupidity, physical weakness, mental instability, and disease-proneness, which already exist in the human species, will prove too great a burden [...]

By |2020-07-21T15:30:54-04:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Eugenics|Tags: , , , , , , |
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Is Antinatalism Creeping into Society?

Imagine a world where no human beings exist. Animals are free to roam. Plants grow uninhibited. The biggest and strongest survive. This is the ultimate goal of antinatalism. From a Christian perspective, it’s difficult to imagine the purpose of a world with no humans. We know from the book of Genesis that God did not rest until [...]

By |2020-07-30T16:42:08-04:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Population Control|Tags: , , |
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The Ethics of Artificial Reproductive Technologies

The very probability that we may be faced with a human person in the full sense constitutes, in my opinion, an absolute veto against any type of [in‑vitro] experimentation. ― Father Bernard Häring.1   Introduction Assisted reproductive technology is one of the most complex moral fields debated today.  It is [...]

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The Early History of the Eugenics Movement

The eugenic movement, therefore, cannot be a short campaign like many political or social movements.  It is, rather, like the founding and development of Christianity, something to be handed on from age to age. ~"Report of the President of the American Eugenics Society, Inc.," 1926.   As this short history [...]

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The Eugenics Philosophy

It is unjust to cut short the days of a well‑shaped person.  It is not unjust, I say, to prevent the arrival in the world of a being who will certainly be useless to it. ~ The Marquis de Sade.1 The Problem of the Philosophy of Eugenics Despite all of [...]