Frozen better than fresh

Clearly, we're not talking about food. We're talking about human embryos. Well, some people are.So there's a report of a new study that claims that babies born from frozen embryos are healthier than those born from fresh embryos. In either case, we're talking about IVF.But an interesting bit of information is volunteered by one of the experts:Dr Anja Pinborg, from the Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, who led the study, said: "Most encouragingly, we found no increased risk of … [Read more...]

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It’s all moms fault

Here's a new twist on demographic issues. Russell Shorto, an experienced and well published author, takes a look at the demographic crisis facing much of Europe and comes to the conclusion that it's all because of stay-at-home moms.','He makes the case that countries that offer more support for working mothers, like Sweden, have a higher birthrate because women can work and have children. He gives Italy as an example of a country where stay-at-home moms have fewer children than working moms and … [Read more...]

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The Myths Of Feminism…again

Yet again, a story of the failings of feminism. This time, it's told by the daughter of feminist icon Alice Walker.','Rebecca Walker tells her story here which is also a story of the failings of feminism. Not surprising, it includes her own abortion experience. Read here. (Tip from Michelle Malkin and Kathryn Lopez on their respective websites.) I originally read about her in this piece where she gives some provocative and not very pc advice: I keep telling these women in college, ‘You need to … [Read more...]

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How generous of China….

'The recent earthquake in China has prompted some unexpected "generosity" on the part of the Chinese government....','China, widely known for it's one-child policy which translates into forced abortion and forced sterilizations, appears to be making some concessions. The government is lifting its one-child policy for parents who lost a child in the earthquake.The committee announced Monday that if a couple's legally born child was killed in the earthquake, an illegal child under 18 years … [Read more...]

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Sex & The City

With all the buzz about the new Sex and the City movie, it's important to keep things in perspective...The HBO series created a culture of its own. I recall being on airplanes and overhearing women who were trying to make it home in time to watch SATC with their friends. A recent survey indicates just how much the series influenced women and the culture at large.While I don't endorse the lifestyle proposed by the show, I can think of some positive - yes, positive - influences it had. For one … [Read more...]

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Prominent Catholic Pols & Communion

[Archbishop Naumann weighs in and reminds Gov. Sebelius of her responsibilities as a Catholic pol. Novak's column here.][Another addition - Archbishop Wuerl's response.][In addition to the sources below, Sandor Magister, an Italian journalist published this piece which includes the famous letter of Cardinal Ratzinger to the US Bishops.]Yet, again, the question arises concerning prominent Catholic politicians who are publicly at odds with the teachings of the Catholic Church and who … [Read more...]

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