From the category archives:

Bioethics

Infanticide in the City of Brotherly Love

January 21, 2011

A Philadelphia Grand Jury recently issued an indictment against Dr. [sic] Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist, accusing him, among other things, of six counts of murder, multiple counts of infanticide, abuse of corpses, and several other charges.  Gosnell is being charged with murder because in at least six cases, he delivered a third-trimester otherwise viable [...]

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And So Begins the Rationing of Health Care

August 17, 2010

Leave it to the Brits to tackle a story that we missed.  Of course, the Brits have 50+ years of experience in this area, so they should know the warning signs.  I’m talking specifically about Nationalized Health Care.  The story, out of the UK Telegraph, recounts how, after a couple of studies that showed a [...]

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How Many Abortions Did You Pay for Today?

July 14, 2010

CNS has reported that President Obama’s Executive Order prohibiting the taxpayer funding for abortions is ostensibly worthless.  Remember, that Executive Order (aka Bart Stupak’s pound of flesh) was issued to plug a loophole in Obama Care that would use taxpayer money to fund abortions.  Perennial passage of the Hyde Amendment since the 1980s continued the [...]

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Fifty Years of the Pill: “Unplanned” Outcomes

May 11, 2010

Fifty years after the FDA approved use of the birth control pill a funny thing happened:  suddenly science has 50 years of data to look through, cutting through the old propaganda. Today I found a really interesting article by Daniel J. Flynn at The American Spectator which puts some counter-intuitive arguments under the statistical light [...]

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Pro-Choice Movement Tries to Hide That Which They Defend

April 29, 2010

When you want to know how effective a conservative argument is, look no further than liberals’ reaction to it.  When the liberal response is to try to stop the conservative argument from being made, then the argument is obviously a winner and should be repeated.  The most well-known example of this dynamic is the Democrat [...]

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The Myth of the Persistent Vegetative State

February 4, 2010

I’ve always been a skeptic of the concept of the medical “Persistent Vegetative State.”  A lot of my skeptesism came from my father’s battle with brain cancer, which he ultimately lost back in 2002.  About a month before he died, my dad suffered a seizure that left him unable to breath on his own.  The [...]

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A Right to Life

January 22, 2010

Today marks the 37th anniversary of one of the worst legal decisions to come down from the Supreme Court in the history of this nation – Roe v. Wade.  So much has been said about the issue of abortion, and regular readers of this blog know where myself, Mike, and Ryan stand on the issue.  [...]

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Planned Parenthood’s Orwellian Tactics

December 10, 2009

Planned Parenthood tries to position itself as a woman’s health clinic that happens to perform abortions, rather than an abortion center.  They talk about the importance of a woman’s “choice” and abortion being one option in that choice.  Yet, their clinic actively promotes abortion to those it counsels, and even uses Orwellian tactics in its [...]

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The Catholic Bishop’s Complicity in Pushing ObamaCare

November 9, 2009

Every time I write a post that is critical of the Catholic Church, a part of me feels uneasy.  After all, I am a committed Catholic who believes in and follows the teachings of the Universal Church, and usually defer to the authority of the Bishops in most matters.  However, after serious consideration and reflection, [...]

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AARP Betrays Its Members

August 7, 2009

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has been making a serious push for ObamaCare in recent days, marking a major betrayal of its membership in order to support its political ally in Obama.  Conservatives have always contended that organizations like the AARP and AFL-CIO were more servants of the Democrat party than organizations supporting [...]

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Legalizing Euthanasia with Obamacare

July 29, 2009

There are philosophical problems I have with the House’s Obamacare bill, and a national health service to begin with:  it nationalizes our bodies, essentially turning us into slaves (they didn’t own their bodies either) by telling us what to eat, how to live, denying care based on choices we make that the government deems “bad,” [...]

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Abortion Controversy at Mt. Sinai

July 27, 2009

A nurse, Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo, was forced to assist in a late-term, partial-birth abortion procedure at Mt. Sinai hospital on May 24th, even though she was ethically opposed to the procedure, being a devout Catholic and niece to a Filipino bishop.  Invoking the conscience clause (which protects people like her from participating in things like this), she asked [...]

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Mark Steyn on Obamacare

July 8, 2009

I was listening to a bit of Mark Steyn filling-in for Rush today, when he mentioned an interesting concept on socialized health care:  the nationalization of your body.  Put simply, if you do not belong to yourself anymore (i.e., no longer have control over health decisions of your body), isn’t that a form of slavery? In a [...]

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Gov’t Run Health Care at the VA

June 24, 2009

Government-controlled health care already exists in America today, in many different ways.  One way is under the Veterans Affairs system — VA hospitals.  Here’s a preview of what happens when the government decides on people’s health care.  Let alone the impact government health care would have on the average Joe Sixpack, this is how the government [...]

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Knowingly Spreading HIV is a Crime in Texas

May 31, 2009

Nearly three years ago I asked this question:  Should knowingly spreading HIV/AIDS be a crime?  I have always felt that should be the case, with the emphasis on “knowingly,” since in 2009 contracting HIV is still a death sentence. Well, in Texas an HIV-positive man Philippe Padieu was arrested two years ago for doing just that [...]

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Manny Ramirez Out on 50 Game Suspension

May 7, 2009

Manny, Manny, Manny…  Fifty games out because you “saw a physician” who gave you a drug that contained a banned substance, hCG.  No steroids, but MLB isn’t messing around – MLB wants the drug-laden Steroids Era to end as soon as possible.  I like the zero tolerance stand that they have;  it’ll be helpful for the rehabilitation [...]

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Samuel Armas Still Holding On

May 6, 2009

Fox News decided to follow-up on a story regarding Samuel Armas’ first baby photo at 21-weeks old in August 1999.  It is the earliest direct physical interaction between two strangers ever recorded and was used as testimony leading to the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000.  The operation which led to Michael Clancey’s famous photograph [...]

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Lia Mills on Abortion

March 22, 2009

I taught Roe v. Wade in class this week and was shockingly objective.  It’s really hard when you’re a pro-life Catholic teaching in a public school, being morally opposed to abortion as a form of birth control — I just think it’s sick.  I felt like I needed a bath and confession afterwards.  I NEVER say “fetus”; [...]

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