American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion More than four decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, most Americans (57%) are supportive of legal abortion, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey. But a substantial minority (40%) says abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, and within some … Continue reading American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

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Dutch Euthanasia Authorities OK Apparent Murder

Wesley J. Smith notes: Euthanasia advocates tout medicalized killing as being about autonomy. But it eventually becomes about making sure certain categories of people become dead. Thus, in the Netherlands, some patients have been euthanized who have never asked for it, a killing procedure known as “termination without request or consent.” ... Here are the … Continue reading Dutch Euthanasia Authorities OK Apparent Murder

The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #7

Frozen pre-embryos: Life or ‘marital property’? Mo. court decides tough custody case. In the fall of 2005, Jalesia McQueen’s then-husband, Justin Gadberry, was deployed to Iraq as a member of the U.S. Army. The couple had been married just two months, but before he left, they discussed having children and the challenges that might prevent … Continue reading The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #7

Who’s Afraid of Religious Liberty?

The following article is written by Richard Samuelson from a Jewish perspective but it applies equally to all religions. Over recent years I've gradually come to the realization that anti-discrimination laws are not compatible with liberty. Anti-discrimination laws conflict with the freedom of speech, the freedom of association, and the freedom of religion. Samuelson's excellent … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Religious Liberty?

The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #6

He was the perfect sperm donor. Then 26 families found out he wasn’t At least 36 donor-conceived children face uncertain futures after their supposedly healthy sperm donor turned out to be a man with serious mental illness. By: Theresa Boyle Health, Published on Sat Apr 09 2016 ... The donor was nothing like the perfectly … Continue reading The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #6

The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #5

Dad demands abortion after surrogate learns she's having triplets A man who paid a surrogate to have his baby became overwhelmed when he learned she was having triplets — and demanded the woman abort one of the fetuses while threatening her with financial ruin, she claims. “They are human beings. I bonded with these kids. … Continue reading The Perils of Assisted Reproductive Technology #5

Do we know what health is anymore?

In Medicine, Health, and Sexual Liberation: Friends or Foes?, Carlos D. Flores notes how many modern Americans (particularly political liberals) no longer have a grasp on what health is. He writes that "health is the proper functioning of bodily faculties." He goes on to say: "But one should also speak of health as not merely … Continue reading Do we know what health is anymore?