The personhood debate: myopic vision v. recklessness, or pragmatism v. principle?

Time for a family discussion. The personhood debate has been a searing one, and I must confess that I tend to come down on the side of the personhood amendments. Folks have written to me from both sides of the aisle on this one, and I feel somewhat like a dazed and confused fish out of water. I’ll throw out my observations and take my lumps like a big boy. I ask but one favor… To those disappointed with the bishops, I ask that we stick to the facts and keep the tone civil. They are the Apostolic Successors, and […]
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Mother Teresa told me not just to pray, but to intervene to end abortion

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was called from this world on September 5, 1997. In my many conversations with her about the pro-life movement, it was very clear that she expected us not simply to pray but to intervene. She told me about how she went to the places where abortions were performed and took the women by the arm, away from that place of death and to her communities where they would find hope and life for themselves and their children. Help us to honor Mother Teresa by joining the special novena we have posted at priestsforlife.org. You will find […]
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74-Year-Old UK Pro-Lifer Jailed, Denied Health Care for Sending Abortion Pics to Hospital

74-Year-Old UK Pro-Lifer Jailed, Denied Health Care for Sending Abortion Pics to Hospital by LifeSiteNews.com by Gudrun Schultz and Hilary White NORFOLK, England, May 9, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A man who sent graphic pictures of mutilated and aborted babies to staff and officials at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn was jailed for a month, given a five-year anti-social behaviour order, and threatened with five years incarceration if he disobeys the order. Atkinson was charged with “sending malicious communications” to the hospital. 74-year-old Edward Atkinson told the judge, “Then you may as well lock me up and throw away […]
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Human Life Itself has No Value: Britain’s Leading Bioethicist and Assisted Suicide Campaigner

Human Life Itself has No Value: Britain’s Leading Bioethicist and Assisted Suicide Campaigner by LifeSiteNews.com By Hilary White LONDON, October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Unlike gold and platinum, life does not have value in itself, a member of the House of Lords and a campaigner for assisted suicide said in a televised debate last week. Medical professionals need to change their attitude towards assisted suicide, to take into account the wishes of patients who request to die, said Baroness Mary Warnock, known in Britain as the “philosopher queen” of bioethics. “There is no moral justification why the opinions of judges, […]
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Infamous Catholic Nun Cites Virgin Mary as Support for Pro-Abortion Views

Infamous Catholic Nun Cites Virgin Mary as Support for Pro-Abortion Views by LifeSiteNews.com By James Tillman HINSDALE, IL, December 10, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sr. Donna Quinn of the Sinsinawa Dominican community, already notorious for volunteering as a clinic escort at a local abortion facility, has now come in out praise of the failure of the Nelson/Hatch/Casey amendment in the Senate, which would have restricted federal abortion funding. In addition, Quinn has described the Virgin Mary as “one of the first women in the New Testament to express Choice.” On December 8, Sr. Quinn sent a thank-you note to those who […]
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US Bishops Approve New Blessing for the Child in the Womb

US Bishops Approve New Blessing for the Child in the Womb by LifeSiteNews.com By Tim Waggoner BALTIMORE, November 11, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of a US election that saw the most pro-abortion president in the nation’s history take to the helm, US bishops are making a concerted effort to dam the pro-abortion tide. Affirming the sanctity of all human life has been a significant focus at the USCCB’s 2008 Fall General Assembly, with the latest initiative being a proposed blessing for the unborn. Although the results of the vote are yet to be released, a spokesperson for the […]
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