Authentic Compassion Does Not Include Assisted Suicide

By Denise Hunnell, MD / August 27, 2014 /

(Zenit.org) — The British Parliament is currently considering the legalization of assisted suicide. The act under consideration was introduced by Lord Falconer and eschews the term “suicide,” preferring instead the euphemism “assisted dying.” Under current British law outlined in the 1961 Suicide Act, it is a crime to encourage or assist another in the act of…

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The Redefinition of Marriage: The Fight Is About Justice

By Denise Hunnell, MD / April 11, 2013 /

(Zenit.org) – The push to redefine marriage to accommodate same-sex couples spans the globe. Same-sex couples can be legally recognized as married in Argentina, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and South Africa. Great Britain has legislation making its way through Parliament to define marriage as including both same-sex couples and couples with a…

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Where to Draw the Ethical Line on “Three-Parent” Embryos

By Adam Cassandra / September 28, 2012 /
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In a panel discussion on HuffPost Live to debate the ethical question of genetically modified “three-parent” babies, Human Life International Director of Education and Evangelization Arland K. Nichols said the ethical line for genetically creating children has already been crossed with the advent of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the destruction of life inherent in…

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Schools Infringing on Parents’ Rights, and Doing It Secretly

By Dr. Rebecca Oas / April 19, 2012 /
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  (Zenit.org) – In 2010, an article appeared in the UK newspaper The Telegraph reacting to a proposal to cut government funding for a certain beverage in schools. The author made the argument that the drink might be “doing more harm than good” and cited “negative side effects,” while noting that his viewpoint was heard…

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Undercover UK Journalist: Abortion Counseling “Incredibly Influential”

By Adam Cassandra / August 31, 2011 /
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Just days after a report that the UK Department of Health plans to create a new system of “independent” pre-abortion counseling, an undercover investigation of the counseling afforded by abortion providers and crisis pregnancy centers reveals the powerful impact of pre-abortion counseling. “As for me, the advice I received couldn’t have been more disparate. But…

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Human Life, Bought and Sold

By Adam Cassandra / July 20, 2011 /
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A common goal found within the pro-life community is to achieve a greater respect for the dignity of human life from conception until natural death. But as the practice of in vitro fertilization (IVF) grows more popular, human life is increasingly being treated as a commodity to be purchased and discarded at will. While many…

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