• The Last Words of Norma

    “The anti-choice movement will have a field-day with this and exploit it for all it’s worth.” These are words of Kate Michelman, former head of the National Abortion Rights Action League, spoken on the August 10, 1995 airing of ABC News Nightline. Michelman was lamenting the negative... Read more
  • Stranded Babies, Hurting Moms: COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Problems With Surrogacy

    The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in many industries — including the buying and selling of babies through commercial surrogacy. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, babies are stranded in different countries than their genetic parents while surrogates and agencies are scrambling to... Read more
  • Suicide Prevention Researchers Leave Out Assisted Suicide

    It almost never fails. A learned article in a medical or bioethics journal laments our suicide crisis and urges greater efforts at prevention. And yet somehow, the authors never once mention the elephant in the room: i.e., the impact of ubiquitous suicide promotion by “death with... Read more
  • US Fertility Rates Fall Again, and Coronavirus Could Make It Worse

    The birth rate in the United States fell to a record low last year, with the fewest babies being born in 35 years. Experts are predicting the trend to continue, and warn the coronavirus could cause an even sharper decline in future years. Statistics released May 19 by the Centers for Disease... Read more
  • David Daleiden Sues Planned Parenthood, Kamala Harris For Using Video Recording Laws As Political Weapon

    Almost five years ago, then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris launched an investigation into the work of citizen journalist and anti-abortion activist David Daleiden, who discovered Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted baby body parts. Now, after years of legal battles,... Read more
  • Echoes of eugenics as a court orders a woman to wear a contraceptive device

    “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” With these words, United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes cleared the way in 1927 for the forcible sterilization of a 21-year-old girl, Carrie Buck and, subsequently, some sixty thousand or more other Americans as part of a... Read more
  • Dutch Supreme Court rules doctors can euthanize dementia patients

    The Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled on Tuesday, April 21, that it is lawful for doctors to euthanize patients with severe dementia, provided that the patient had expressed a desire to be euthanized while still legally capable of doing so.  Lower courts had previously ruled that a... Read more
  • Catholic Hospitals Under Attack

    Catholic hospitals are under unremitting attack—from prestigious medical journals, media, and lawyers in courtrooms. The goal is to coerce these venerable institutions into replacing their faith-based methods of medical practice with secular moral standards that deny the sanctity of human... Read more
  • Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh calls abortion “horrendous”

    University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh, in an interview about the coronavirus pandemic, said he believed the crisis has made people more prayerful, and more cognizant of the “sanctity of life.”   “Even now, as we all go through what we’re going through with COVID-19,... Read more
  • Coronavirus crisis: The wrong way to decide which patients get hospital care

    At a hospital in New York City, an intensive-care-unit physician faces a terrible dilemma: There are two coronavirus patients in a severe situation, both competing for only one available ICU bed and ventilator. One is a 57-year-old heavy smoker, the other a 72-year-old marathon runner. Who... Read more