Pope Francis – Still Catholic, Still Pro-Life

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On Saturday, Pope Francis gave an address to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors on the occasion of the organization's 70th anniversary.For those who have been pondering whether the Pope is still Catholic, still pro-life, etc., I recommend it. And it's a good read regardless. In particular, his emphasis that medical ethics is not about religion or philosophy. It's about science: The dominant thinking sometimes suggests a "false compassion", that which believes that it is: helpful to … [Read more...]

Responding To Akin: When Pro-Lifers Do The Work For Abortion Advocates

I think I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm a little surprised at the reaction to Rep. Todd Akin's idiotic and unfortunate remarks on "legitimate rape" and the theory that rape victims' bodies somehow protect them from getting pregnant as a result of the attack.All of us say (and do!) stupid things at one time or another. Unfortunately, more of us are caught saying them now that media are omnipresent. And politicians seem to say more than their share of things that shouldn't have been … [Read more...]

“If you don’t say I’m pro-life, you’re going to jail.”

So Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) voted for the health care legislation and says that he's pro-life even though the legislation includes taxpayer funded abortion. Pro-life groups did a good job of spreading awareness about the problematic aspects of the legislation before the final vote; so its content, at least on major pro-life issues, is no secret. And no one took the executive order seriously since it has no binding power.Driehaus isthreatening the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, … [Read more...]


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