Marquette is a Roman Catholic institution affiliated with the Jesuit order, one member of which is Pope Francis. According to Catholic author Howard Kainz, Marquette has suspended and banned from campus a tenured professor for saying that arguments against gay marriage should be allowed to be discussed in class. Meanwhile, a theology professor who advocates abortion and now considers himself an atheist keeps teaching, with no questions asked. [Read more...]
The Republicans now control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The pro-lifers who helped win them their majorities were promised a vote on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, when the unborn child is capable of feeling pain, as well as in many cases surviving outside the womb. The bill passed the House in the last session, and polls show it having widespread support (including 71% of women). But after media criticism, the Republican leadership pulled the bill.
Read what Mollie Hemingway has to say about this. [Read more...]
Today is the March for Life, a day to protest the Roe v. Wade decision, which opened the door to the abortion of untold millions of children.
Last Sunday was designated as “Life Sunday.” One of the readings was about the calling of Nathanael (John 1:43-51), whose first words when Philip told him about Jesus was “can anything good come out of Nazareth” (1:46)? You have got to see how Pastor Douthwaite tied that to life issues. [Read more...]
Researchers have injected brain cells from human fetuses into baby mice, giving them brains that are half human. Those “humanized mice” are much more intelligent than regular mice. Read the report, which is breezily free of moral judgment, and contemplate just how many things are wrong with this. [Read more...]
Most arguments for abortion have treated it as a tragic but sometimes necessary choice, something regrettable. The goal should be to make abortion “safe, legal,” but also “rare.” But tolerating a morally questionable practice is no longer enough; now that practice must also be affirmed as good. A new book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt, argues that we need to start thinking of abortion as something that is morally good, just as good as letting the child be born. [Read more...]