Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
ALL Pro-Life Today: Heroism in the Face of Scandal
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Heroism in the Face of Scandal
By Judie Brown
During a time when our Church is so often fraught with negativity, we must applaud those clergy who are standing up for the faith. Though they may be criticized by others, we must be the ones who praise them for their unshakable qualities that help guide us toward a path that Christ wants us to follow. Read today's commentary for more about these heroes of the Church.
Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York has double the national per capita abortion rate and fewer abortion restrictions than almost every other state. Rumored as a possible Democratic 2016 presidential candidate, Cuomo thinks he learned something from President Obama: the abortion train leads to the White House. As usual for pro-abortion politicians, promoting the deaths of the most innocent in our society is sold as "health care" and as empowering - the preborn child being irrelevant, of course. And so it is with the Cuomo's Women's Equality Act: Its tenth point is the Reproductive Health Act, bill S438.
The direct and compelling evidence of the strong, arguably causal connection between oral contraceptives (OCPs) and gravely adverse psychosocial outcomes, including suicide, comes from the three largest-ever studies which evaluated OCPs. These were the Royal College of General Practitioners study (47,174 women), the Oxford/FPA study (17,032 women), and the Walnut Creek study (16,638 women). They found strong and clearcut evidence in each case of increased rates of suicide and attempted suicide, as well as violent (intentional and accidental) deaths and mishaps. Pill users were 2.66 times as likely to attempt suicide as nonusers in the Royal college study, 4 times as likely in the Oxford/FPA study, and 2.53 times in the Walnut Creek study. It is fair and accurate to conclude that "the pill" is associated with excesses of suicide, mental illness, and even violent deaths and accidents.
A government-funded "mortality index" study----which helps doctors determine whether a patient has a "good chance" of dying within the next 10 years----raises renewed concerns about health-care rationing under Obamacare. Federal grants from the National Institute on Aging and the American Federation for Aging Research helped pay for researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, to create a "mortality index" designed to aid doctors in decision-making about "preventive intervention" for older patients.