Obama administration to revise part of contraception rule

With everything else going on, somehow this news got buried. From The Wall Street Journal: The Obama administration said Tuesday it will revise a compromise arrangement for religiously affiliated universities and charities that object to providing contraception in workers’ health insurance plans, in response to a Supreme Court order earlier this month.A majority of Supreme [Read More...]

Catholic doctor fired for refusing to perform abortion

It happened in Poland:  Warsaw’s mayor said Wednesday that she fired the head of a maternity hospital who refused to perform or facilitate an abortion of a badly deformed fetus for reasons of conscience. The case — which saw the recently delivered baby put under intensive care with major brain and skull deformity — has [Read More...]

Must-see video: one man receives the gift of life

The man happens to be my former CBS News colleague Phil Jones. His story is told in the video below, a report by another former CBS News correspondent, Bob Faw. It was broadcast this weekend on PBS’s Religious & Ethics Newsweekly. Among other things, it’s a story of faith—and life, thanks to adult stem cells. [Read More...]

SCOTUS strikes down certain “buffer zones” around abortion clinics

Big news:  In a ruling that may rekindle legal challenges in California, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday found that a Massachusetts buffer zone around abortion clinics to keep protesters from patients violates the First Amendment. The high court justices unanimously concluded that a 35-foot zone around clinics that provide abortion services prevents protesters from [Read More...]

Deacon in Belgium charged with illegal euthanasia

Details:  Belgian Police have charged a 57 year old man with 10 cases of illegal euthanasia. The man, identified as Deacon Wevelgem was working in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Menin up until 2002 where, presumably the deaths occurred over a period of years. Belgium’s euthanasia laws came into effect in 2002 rendering, one would [Read More...]

Teen birth control? There’s an app for that

An ad spotted on the New York subway this morning: [Read more...]

To life: the quiet heroism of Steven McDonald and Msgr. Philip Reilly

In New York City, Steven McDonald is something of a legend. His story grabbed the headlines nearly 30 years ago, in connection with a crime that shocked and horrified many in the city. If you don’t know his story, you should: When NYPD officer Steven McDonald entered Central Park on the afternoon of July 12, 1986, [Read More...]

Alarm over what some call “national shrine to abortion” planned on Washington mall

From the Associated Press:  Citing history textbooks, national parks and landmarks that mostly leave women out, lawmakers on Wednesday revived a long-stalled effort to create a National Women’s History Museum in the nation’s capital. The Republican-controlled House voted 383-33 to create a bipartisan commission to study the feasibility of a museum on or near the [Read More...]

Must-see video: father documents newborn son’s short life

The background: When a couple learned their infant son would die soon after he was born, they decided to document his short life in a very special way. Twenty weeks into her pregnancy, Robbyn Blick learned that her unborn son had a fatal genetic abnormality known as Edwards syndrome. Many babies with the syndrome die [Read More...]

A shocking glimpse at a woman after an abortion: “She is a mother in grief”

Elizabeth Scalia captures something raw and revealing and awful in a pro-abortion video that has now gone viral: If you let yourself become distracted by what is coming from her mouth, you miss all that is revealed in her face, which tells the whole, and very different story. A month after the abortion — with the [Read More...]