The government of the small central Asian country of Uzbekistan has declared 2012 “The Year of the Family.” As the Uzbek culture traditionally values the family, marriage, and children above all other things, this proclamation is perfectly in sync with the spirit of the people. The goals of the year are to increase the number […]
The Journal of Medical Ethics (JME) is one of those highly specialized, relatively expensive publications that cater to a targeted group of professionals. Because these journals are expensive (a print/online U.S. annual subscription for the JME is $431) and have such a very specific audience, they are rarely read by laypeople outside the professional circles they are intended to address.
The state of North Carolina has now identified more than 100 victims of their massive state-sponsored eugenics program which lasted from 1929 to 1974 according to reports out recently. In an effort to compensate for the wrongs of the past, Demoicratic Gov. Bev Perdue established the N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation. The foundation seeks to provide justice […]
An American group called Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) has announced plans to fund abortion training for medical students in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Medical Students for Choice was established in 1993 with the mission of creating “tomorrow’s abortion providers and pro-choice physicians.” To that end, the organization seeks to reform the curriculum in medical schools […]
Last year the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia implemented fetal surgery for spina bifida as a new standard of care, adding to the list of conditions in the developing baby that are being addressed by surgery before birth. The hospital even has a hotline for parents seeking information about fetal surgery: 1-800 IN UTERO (468-8376) and […]
Four decades ago a presidential advisory body, the Rockefeller Commission on Population Growth and the American Future, weighed in on the abortion issue and urged legalization. It also made a bold and ultimately false prediction. After recommending that U.S. states adopt liberal abortion laws like the one that had been recently passed in New York state, the […]
March was an important month for key legislation concerning human life and family life in the United States. On March 8, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution listened to arguments for and against the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, more commonly known as CIANA. Dr. Michael New, adjunct scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, provided […]
Recent undercover investigations by the Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom) into the incidence of sex-selective abortion in England have revealed a startling pattern: the nation’s ban is only being selectively enforced. Despite a nationwide prohibition on aborting a child because of his or her gender, the Daily Telegraph reports that several abortionists were willing to perform the procedures even though their faux-patients made […]