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.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
ALL Pro-Life Today: Driving Out Demons
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Driving Out Demons
By Judie Brown
When leadership fails, those following often tend to fail as well. Our country and our Church cannot survive without strong leaders----and we need them now more than ever. Today's commentary addresses this and encourages us to take action through fasting and prayer so that the leaders within the Church will heroically defend the Church and Christ's teaching. [ Click here to read more. ]
A newly completed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services investigation of New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital has resulted in additional policy and procedure changes to ensure that medical personnel are not forced to participate in abortions. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Mt. Sinai nurse requested the HHS Office of Civil Rights investigation after the hospital forced her to assist in an abortion in violation of her religious beliefs in 2009. The changes come in addition to a new policy the hospital adopted after Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a lawsuit on behalf of the nurse, Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo.
A disagreement between a local teenager and her parents could turn into a legal fight with national repercussions. The question: Can parents force their minor daughter to have an abortion? Lawyers with the Center for Defense of Life filed a lawsuit on behalf of the 16-year-old expectant mom. The girl claims her parents want her to abort the baby she's fighting to keep. The teen is two months pregnant and asking a judge to stop her mom and dad from forcing her into having an abortion. The teen claims her parents are trying to force her into an abortion by using verbal and physical threats and by harassment.
The Cardinal Newman Society has confirmed that at least 12 Catholic colleges and universities will be hosting on-campus productions of the play The V-Monologues in 2013. That number is up from nine last year. Proceeds from performances at the University of San Francisco will support a group that advocates "reproductive justice" and homosexual rights. The V-Day organization reports that students at Marquette have plans for a performance benefiting Planned Parenthood. Catholic bishops and college presidents have pointed out that The V-Monologues distorts human sexuality and celebrates sinful behaviors. The play is often promoted as supporting the end to violence against women, and is used as a fundraiser by many schools to support women's shelters. But for more than a decade, The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) has opposed performances as inappropriate vehicles for fundraising, even for a worthy cause.