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SYMPOSIUM: Could Abortion Ever Be “Unthinkable” Again?

INTRODUCTION Needless to say, we are at an intense moment in the history of the pro-life movement. Although there is fervent new reaction and commentary every day in the press, we think it is also a moment to take a deep breath and reflect on some fundamental questions:  Why is...
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There Are Hidden Threats to All Lives in Assisted Suicide Laws ( Newsmax; Maria McFadden Maffucci)

Yes, it’s natural to fear intense suffering, and to want control over one’s life. But what we ought to fear is giving doctors — or the state, or anyone! — the legal power to kill us. Read Newsmax: There Are Hidden Threats to All Lives in Assisted Suicide Laws | Newsmax.com
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Supreme Court

Hot Topic: Justice Clarence Thomas Opinion Condemning Eugenic Abortion

THOMAS, J., concurring SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES KRISTINA BOX, COMMISSIONER, INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ET AL. v. PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF INDIANA AND KENTUCKY, INC., ET AL. ON PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT
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HOT TOPIC: in Memory of Jean Vanier

https://catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2019/05/07/a-luminous-example-of-the-gospel-in-memory-of-jean-vanier/   Jean Vanier, the Canadian Catholic philosopher and humanitarian who died on Tuesday aged 90, was a giant of a man. Well over six feet tall, he towered over me...
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HOT TOPIC: ‘Alive from New York’ Event Celebrated Ultrasound in Times Square (Newsmax)

Nothing would dampen the spirits of those gathered, not the noisy chanting and drumming of the 75 or so pro-abortion protestors gathered on the sidewalk across from the stage (and kept across the street by a line of NYC police). Not even a fake “terrorism” scare, which occurred...
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HOT TOPIC: Diane Moriarty on All Our Children, playing now at the Sheen Center!

All Our Children, written by Stephen Unwin and presented by the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (now until May 12), is a play about the exterminating of disabled children and young adults in Nazi Germany. They weren’t packed into cattle cars, taken to concentration camps...
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HOT TOPIC: Three-Parent Baby in Greece (video)

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/baby-three-parents-dna-ivf-greece-birth-science-a8864671.html   The medical team in Barcelona used a technique called maternal spindle transfer (MST), in which maternal DNA is put into the egg of a donor woman, which is then...
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HOT TOPIC: Unplanned’ Box Office: Controversial Anti-Abortion Pic Surprises With Strong $6M Debut: Hollywood Reporter

“We are thrilled, gratified and humbled,” co-directors Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman said Sunday in a statement. “We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office. It humbles us and we...
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The Mental Health Crisis Among America’s Youth is Real—and Staggering (Inst. for Family Studies)

  The first signs of a problem started to emerge around 2014: More young people said they felt overwhelmed and depressed. College counseling centers reported sharp increases in the number of students seeking treatment for mental health issues. Even as studies were showing...
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