Tim Bradley worked as a Research Associate with the Charlotte Lozier Institute. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2016, studying theology, economics, and Constitutional Studies. At Notre Dame Tim served as Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Rover and as President of Students for Child-Oriented Policy, as well as serving as a Sorin Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture and a Fellow at the Tocqueville Program for Inquiry into Religion and Public Life. He was the 2016 recipient of the Notre Dame Theology Department’s Reverend Joseph H. Cavanaugh, C.S.C. Award. Tim is the sixth of eight children and currently resides in South Bend, Indiana.
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Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines | September 30, 2020
To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines Updated March 3, 2021 Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of […]
A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production | June 15, 2020
This is Issue 1 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production Updated November 2020 Introduction As a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus technically known as SARS-CoV-2, the United States and other governments have begun crash […]
The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage | March 26, 2020
by R. J. Snell, Ph.D. This paper can be viewed as a pdf here: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already […]
Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus | March 25, 2020
This is Issue 43 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 43 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus. Abortion advocates have found a new ally—COVID-19. During this intensely stressful time, the vast majority of Americans are focused on protecting their health and the health of […]
Canada May Make Mentally Ill Subject to Assisted Suicide | May 15, 2017
Just two years ago, Canada’s Supreme Court decriminalized physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia in its decision in Carter v. Canada. Now Canada is considering explicitly creating eligibility for PAS and euthanasia to those suffering from mental illnesses.
Catholic Psychiatric Hospitals in Belgium to Permit Euthanasia for Patients With “Hopeless” Suffering | May 5, 2017
A network of psychiatric hospitals operated by the Brothers of Charity in Belgium will now permit its patients to be euthanized, according to a statement from the board controlling the order’s medical institutions.
Oklahoma Considers Law Protecting Disabled Babies from Abortion | March 28, 2017
March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day. Fitting, then, that on the same day Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed its Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2017.
Utah Considers Ban on Telemedicine Abortions | February 21, 2017
A bill prohibiting doctors from issuing prescriptions for drugs to cause abortion via remote video or telephone conference passed Utah’s House Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Standing Committee on January 30.
Lessons from the Netherlands: Proceed with Caution | January 31, 2017
The doctor asked the elderly Dutch woman’s family members to hold her down while the fatal dose was administered. The woman was suffering from dementia and had previously affirmed that she wanted to be euthanized “at the right time,” but the determination of the “right time” for her to die was apparently made without her consultation.
A Person’s a Person: Inconsistent Treatment of the Unborn in the Law | January 18, 2017
Women in the United States have possessed a broad legal right to abortion since Roe v. Wade and its companion case were handed down by the Supreme Court in 1973. Outside of the abortion context, though, the unborn child possesses broad legal rights in American property, torts, and criminal law.
Alabama Supreme Court Rules in Support of Unborn Life | January 13, 2017
Kimberly Stinnett learned from her obstetrician on May 9, 2012, that she was pregnant. Stinnett called her doctor’s answering service just two days later when she experienced fever and abdominal cramps. Karla Kennedy, M.D., called back and told Stinnett to report to the emergency room at a nearby hospital. Kennedy was not Stinnett’s regular obstetrician, but was sharing calls with him that weekend.
Illinois Court Grants Pro-Life Groups Relief from Coercive Law | January 5, 2017
A group of pro-life doctors and pregnancy help centers in Illinois was granted temporary relief on December 20 from the conscience-compromising aspects of an amended state law that took effect on January 1.
Lawsuit Filed Against New Mexico Abortion Center | December 8, 2016
Jessica Duran underwent an abortion at Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO), an abortion center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in October 2012. Last week she filed a lawsuit against the abortion center and its licensed physicians in Second Judicial District Court for the County of Bernalillo.
What Happens Next If Roe Is Overturned? | November 29, 2016
A legislator in Indiana has announced plans to introduce a bill that would ban abortion in that state when its legislature convenes in January. In Texas, lawmakers introduced several pro-life measures on November 14, including a proposed amendment to the state constitution prohibiting abortion to the extent permitted by federal law.
Planned Parenthood Takes Aim at Indiana Ultrasound Law | November 16, 2016
A federal judge heard arguments on November 9 on Planned Parenthood’s challenge to an Indiana law requiring that an ultrasound be performed on a woman seeking an abortion at least 18 hours before the abortion is scheduled to take place.
ACLU Seeks to Force Catholic Hospitals to Perform Sterilizations | November 10, 2016
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is seeking to force Ascension Health, the largest non-profit health system in the United States, to violate the principles animating its Catholic mission by performing sterilizations on patients.
Pro-life Law Under Attack in Indiana | November 1, 2016
Innovative pro-life legislation signed into law by Indiana Governor Mike Pence in March of this year is now facing extinction via the legal process.
Proposal to Expand Euthanasia in the Netherlands | October 20, 2016
In 2002, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to decriminalize euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) for patients who meet criteria set forth by the law, such as that they endure “unbearable” suffering with “no prospect of improvement.” Now the Dutch government is pushing to expand eligibility to include individuals who have no medical condition but nevertheless feel that their life is completed.
Unconscionable: Threats to Religious Freedom and Rights of Conscience in the Abortion Debate | October 19, 2016
Those watching the nation’s capital earlier this year witnessed three important events bearing on religious freedom and rights of conscience in the abortion debate.
Protecting Life, Not Punishing Women | October 6, 2016
The treatment of women seeking abortions has arisen several times during the ongoing election cycle. Some abortion advocates claim that pro-lifers want to punish women seeking abortion. They argue that women were punished for having abortions before Roe v. Wade was decided by the Supreme Court in 1973, and that if Roe is repealed women will once again be subject to punishment.
Protecting Conscience, Respecting our Heritage | September 12, 2016
The Brocher Foundation, spread throughout eight buildings laying on three acres of land in Geneva, Switzerland, is dedicated to providing a meeting venue for “scientists and experts in the ethical, legal and social implications of the development of medical research and biotechnologies” to gather and collaborate on bioethical issues.
A Time for Choosing in Colorado | August 19, 2016
Voters in Colorado will determine whether physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is to be legalized in their state when they head to the polls this November. California, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont are the only other states that have voted to allow physicians to assist their patients in committing suicide. In Montana, the practice was legalized via a state court decision.
Give Me Liberty and Give Me Death? | August 5, 2016
Death by euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide is primed to take off in Canada, as Parliament passed Bill C-14 on June 17. The law, which establishes guidelines under which Canadians can receive assistance in killing themselves or be euthanized by medical personnel, received royal assent the same day. Royal assent can be supplied by the Governor General and does not denote approval by Buckingham Palace.
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Conscience Protection in Illinois | August 2, 2016
Pharmacists Luke Vander Bleek and Glenn Kosirog faced a bleak situation in the summer of 2005: they either had to stock and dispense abortifacients or close up their shops.
Education, Not Propaganda | July 28, 2016
Abortion ends the life of a unique human being. Children in Oklahoma public schools will learn that lesson beginning this fall.
Ending Lethal Discrimination before Birth | June 21, 2016
On March 24 of this year Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law legislation that forbids doctors from performing an abortion, before or after the unborn child reaches 20 weeks of post-fertilization age, if the reason for the abortion is based on the “race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or diagnosis or potential diagnosis of the fetus having Down syndrome or any other disability.”
In his statement announcing his signing of the bill, Pence said, “I believe that a society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable—the aged, the infirm, the disabled and the unborn.
New Michigan Laws Deter and Punish Coerced Abortion | June 20, 2016
Proponents of abortion are all about “choice.” Yet in many cases, it seems, a woman’s decision to procure an abortion does not feel like much of a choice at all.
The best estimates indicate that somewhere between 30 to over 60 percent of women seeking abortions in the United States do so under pressure—from the father of her child, her parents, her family members, friends, or employer. One study shows that up to 64 percent of women who had undergone an abortion reported that they were pressured to do so. What can be done to counteract this phenomenon of coerced abortions? Coerced abortions are especially harmful to women—not only does the voice of the unborn child, who cannot plead on his own behalf, go unheard, but also the voice of the mother is muted by outside pressure.