“Catholics for Choice” bakes a cake for Planned Parenthood

How nice. From the group’s press release:  Women’s health clinics across the country will again be harassed by the antichoice movement this weekend. In response, Catholics organized to remind clinic staff that we stand with Planned Parenthood and support the important work they do. Today, Catholics for Choice delivered cakes and messages of goodwill to women’s clinics [Read More...]

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Legal and lethal: Europe expands euthanasia for those “tired of living”

From The Washington Post: If you were a psychiatrist and a chronically depressed patient told you he wanted to die, what would you do? In Belgium, you might prescribe this vulnerable, desperate person a fatal dose of sodium thiopental. Between October 2007 and December 2011, 100 people went to a clinic in Belgium’s Dutch-speaking region [Read More...]

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Former archbishop of Canterbury calls assisted suicide “profoundly Christian and moral”

Details:  Allowing doctors to help terminally ill people to take their own lives would be a “profoundly Christian and moral thing” to do, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has insisted. He dismissed arguments that enduring pain at the end of life is a “noble thing” and insisted that proper legal safeguards could be [Read More...]

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“Partial-birth abortion is a sacrament in the Church of ‘Choice’…”

View image | gettyimages.com George Will nails it:  Even partial-birth abortion is — must be — a sacrament in the Church of “Choice.” This sect knows that its entire edifice depends on not yielding an inch on its insistence that what an abortion kills never possesses a scintilla of moral significance. In partial-birth abortion, a near-term baby [Read More...]

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“Pray for mercy, pray for healing”

That was the consistent message of this afternoon’s Holy Hour in the Archdiocese of New York, held at the beautiful Church and Priory of St. Vincent Ferrer.  This placid house of prayer on Lexington Ave., staffed by the Dominicans, proved the perfect setting for an hour devoted to contemplation and adoration—and its staggering beauty easily [Read More...]

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Planned Parenthood website hacked? Really? — UPDATED

CNN reports:  Planned Parenthood’s website went down Wednesday afternoon in what the nonprofit health services organization called “an attack by extremists.” The hack comes in the wake of the publication of several undercover videos by anti-abortion activists seemingly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue and organs for medical research. Selling fetal organs for a [Read More...]

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Cardinal O’Malley speaks out on Planned Parenthood and “the throwaway culture”

The USCCB has just released this statement from Cardinal O’Malley regarding recent news about Planned Parenthood: WASHINGTON—Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded, July 29, to recent videos showing leaders from Planned Parenthood discussing the provision of [Read More...]

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“Rethinking the script on abortion”

The New York Times takes notice:  Rick Perry’s voice softens when he talks about the joy he gets from looking at his iPad and seeing “that 20-week picture of my first grandbaby.” Marco Rubio says ultrasounds of his sons and daughters reinforced how “they were children — and they were our children.” Rand Paul recalls [Read More...]

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Bishops: “Culture of life” demands end to death penalty

From CNS:  The Catholic faith tradition “offers a unique perspective on crime and punishment, one grounded in mercy and healing, not punishment for its own sake,” two bishops said in a statement renewing the U.S. Catholic Church’s push to end the death penalty. “ No matter how heinous the crime, if society can protect itself [Read More...]

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Women’s group plans to use drone to drop abortion pills on Poland

Seriously:  This weekend, the international women’s rights group, Women on Waves, will launch something called an “abortion drone” into the skies in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany, fly it about a mile to Slubice Poland, and pepper the country with packets of abortion pills. The stunt is meant to make a statement about the current reproductive rights in [Read More...]

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