Friday, July 30, 2010
It would also codify the Hyde-Weldon conscience clause within the Hyde amendment, which ensures that recipients of federal funding do not discriminate against health care providers because they do not provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.
It would also make permanent the Helms amendment, the Smith FEHBP amendment, and the Dornan amendment, which respectively prohibit the funding of abortion overseas, the funding of elective abortion coverage for federal employees, and the use of congressionally appropriated funds for abortion in the District of Columbia. It would also make permanent a few other pro-life policies.
In 1950, there were 12 persons of working age worldwide for every person age 65 or older. By 2010, that number had shrunk to 9. By 2050, this elderly support ratio, which indicates levels of potential social support available for the elderly, is projected to drop to 4.
The report also shows the contrasts between developing and developed countries and highlights that while developing countries will see populations increase, developed countries are beginning to see population shrinkage.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
A new documentary, "Eggsploitation," exposes what the makers of the film label the "deceptive advertising, large monetary incentives and appeals to altruism" that are used by the infertility industry to entice college women to engage in human egg donation, a practice that the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network claims exploits them and puts them at "considerable" health risk.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Pompeo won the coveted endorsement from Kansans for Life, the state's most powerful anti-abortion lobbying and activist group. Hartman countered with an endorsement from the Rev. Michael O'Donnell, pastor of Wichita's Grace Baptist Church and a longtime anti-abortion activist.
Monday, July 19, 2010
“In my many decades of service as a medical doctor, I have never known of a case where partial-birth abortion was necessary in place of a more humane and ethical alternative,” the 93-year-old Koop writes in his open letter addressed to the American people and the U.S. Senate. “I urge the Senate to reject the politicization of medical science and vote no on the Kagan nomination.”
Friday, July 16, 2010
Consider, in keeping with the title of this new column, a thought experiment: would a person created through cloning have a soul? I submit that if there are such things as souls at all, then people created through cloning have them, too.
Bad Humans! Even Our Pre-Industrial Ancestors Caused Global Warming � Secondhand Smoke | A First Things Blog
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Kagan, who was then an associate White House counsel, was doing her job: advancing the president's interests. The real culprit was ACOG, which adopted Kagan's spin without acknowledgment. But the larger problem is the credence subsequently given to ACOG's statement by courts, including the Supreme Court. Judges have put too much faith in statements from scientific organizations. This credulity must stop.
All of us should be embarrassed that a sentence written by a White House aide now stands enshrined in the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court, erroneously credited with scientific authorship and rigor. Kagan should be most chastened of all. She fooled the nation's highest judges. As one of them, she had better make sure they aren't fooled again. Slate
Thursday, July 1, 2010
In “Yes, Abortion is Killing. But It’s the Lesser Evil,” writer Antonia Senior acknowledges that an unborn child at any stage is a human life. But she then proceeds to assert that feminism is more important than life, and that, when necessary, women must be willing to kill for the feminist cause even as they are willing to die for it. Albert Mohler
In regard to the other children, MFPR introduces the additional risk of miscarrying all the children. The emotional trauma and self-blame that many couples experience after undergoing MFPR and then miscarrying all of their children, after years of longing, prayer, and payment of huge medical bills to become pregnant, is unimaginable. It has yet to be studied. Post-Abortion Review