From Changing Hearts and Minds to Changing Laws Part II

embryo.jpgMy last E-Brief replied to a number of common arguments denying the humanity/ personhood of the human embryo.  Since then, defenders of nascent human life suffered several serious defeats in Great Britain.  On May 19th, British MPs voted to defeat three important pro-life amendments to the controversial Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill passing through Parliament.  Read

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Interview with Dr. Priscilla Coleman on Long-Term Effects of Abortion

dr_coleman.jpgDr. Coleman is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University.  A major concentration of her research has been the psychological outcomes among women who have experienced abortion.  Additional research has focused on mother-child interaction, attachment, and the development of competency beliefs across the transition to parenting.  She has published numerous articles in psychology and medical journals and has presented her research to national and international audiences.  She is also serving on the editorial board for a new international medical journal, Current Women’s Health Reviews. Read

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Further Concerns with the Abortion Drug RU-486

ImageThe most recent report from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, which produces annual reports on the number of induced abortions in the U.S., indicates that by 2005, the latest year from which figures are available, the number of abortions produced solely through consuming the abortion pill RU-486 (mifesterone) plus Cytotec (misoprostol) has increased 70% over the year 2001. This trend is alarming for several reasons. Read

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On religious objections to the use of vaccines derived from aborted fetuses – A case study

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Recently a Catholic U.S. Coast Guard officer filed suit to prevent being forced to receive a vaccination he believed morally objectionable since the vaccine derived from the remains of an aborted child. The officer, Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Healy filed a complaint just last week, charging the government with using “its own arbitrary judgment of what constitutes Catholic theology while permitting religious exemptions to others.”

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