Wesley J. Smith: Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Politics, and the Rule of Law

Source: First Things The Center for Bioethics and Culture asked me to expand upon comments I have made here noting that the politics of ESCR seem to have the power to supersede the rule of law. Not being the shy and retiring type, I immediately agreed.  The result is now out.  From “Embryonic Stem Cell Research Versus the Rule of Law:” First, let’s consider an … [Read more...]

Russian Orthodox Church to provide financial aid for women deciding against abortion

Source: Православие.Ru The Russian Orthodox Church will provide financial aide to women who had decided to abort their infants due to material need. The chairman of the Synodal information department of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoida, announced this intention on the program “A Holy Place” over “Komsomolskaya Pravda Radio.” “Based upon its experienced—and this has all been worked … [Read more...]

The Left’s sloppy thinking concerning the defense of human life

Source: Wintery Knight Secular leftists (as well as many religious leftists) hold the views they do not because the views are internally coherent, but because they they fear being ostracized by their peers for holding conservative opinions. Moral posturing -- holding politically correct viewpoints -- is more important than clear thinking in the secularist canon. This explains why the moral and … [Read more...]

Fr. Gerald Murray: Homily at the Funeral of Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D.

I first heard Dr. Bernard Nathanson speak over 25 years ago. I was very young and had just read his book "Aborting America." There were probably not more than twenty people crowded into a room to hear this man who was one of the three founding members of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) describe the massive public relations campaign they undertook, successfully as it turned out, … [Read more...]

Wesley J. Smith: Immigrant Family Forced to Watch Mother Dehydrated to Death

Read this and remember that under Obamacare what happened to the immigrant family could happen to your family as especially since government control of health care will diminish the resources available for care. Source: Second Hand Smoke | Wesley J. Smith Since when is keeping the desire to keep one’s mother nourished grounds for removing them from a say in her medical decision … [Read more...]