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Could we choose to dialogue?
Megan Hodder | 17 April 2014 |
tags: abortion, freedom
"Anti-choice", "pro-abortion" -- let's stop the name calling and talk about principles.


Philippines population control law gets judicial green light
Oliver M. Tuazon | 16 April 2014 |
tags: contraception, Philippines, population control
A so-called reproductive health law is “not unconstitutional” says the Supreme Court. But the new contraceptive era could easily become so.


The modern hospital and its waste products
Rachael Wong | 27 March 2014 |
tags: abortion, ethics, hospitals
Aborted and miscarried babies are burnt with clinical detritus to heat hospitals, but why do we care?


Downton Abbey and abortion rights
Michael Stokes Paulsen | 25 March 2014 |
tags: abortion, Downton Abbey
The popular TV series provides a lesson in how people deal with a "crisis pregnancy".


Quebec should beware of euthanasia
Margaret Somerville | 18 February 2014 |
tags: assisted suicide, Canada, euthanasia, Quebec
Respect for life is more than a Christian bias. It is a foundational value of all human societies.


Will China be first to learn its ABC?
Carolyn Moynihan | 07 February 2014 |
tags: abortion-breast cancer link, China, one-child policy
Recent breast cancer studies from China point to abortion as a cause, but the West remains in denial.


Teasing out the facts in the latest abortion report
Priscilla K. Coleman | 04 February 2014 |
tags: abortion, Guttmacher Institute, US
US rates have hit a 40-year low -- but not because of restrictive laws, says the Guttmacher Institute. Does that make sense?


A slow slog toward success
Andrew E. Harrod | 04 February 2014 |
tags: abortion, US
The persistence, inventiveness and grit of their foes is beginning to dishearten pro-abortion activists in America.


Insane conversations: talking to children about euthanasia
Paul Russell | 31 January 2014 |
tags: Belgium, euthansia for children
Exactly how would Belgians discover that a minor wanted to die?


Defending human dignity and democracy in Europe
Sophia Kuby | 09 January 2014 |
tags: abortion, democracy, Estrela report, European Parliament
The defeat of a radical report in the European Parliament has encouraged the pro-family alliance across Europe.


Tasmanian ban on abortion protests may not be constitutional
Michael Stokes | 26 November 2013 |
tags: abortion, Tasmania
A legal expert argues that the new law provision breaches the freedom of political communication.


Downing tools
Vincenzina Santoro | 26 November 2013 |
tags: abortion, Italy
Doctors who are willing to do abortions are becoming scarcer and scarcer in Italy.


Tasmania stifles abortion protest with new law
Diana Hutchinson | 22 November 2013 |
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, Tasmania
The island state has just approved a law which mandates referral and suppresses dissent.


Euthanizing the unhappy: the urgent need for love
Jennifer Roback Morse | 21 November 2013 |
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, gender identity disorder
It was not medicine that Nancy Verhelst needed - least of all a fatal injection.


Politics and abortion trump women’s health in California
Teresa Ackley | 15 November 2013 |
tags: abortion risks, aspiration abortion, California
Safety concerns about a new law are dismissed because pro-lifers happened to voice them.


Profound wonder is the way to welcome babies with fatal conditions
Peter Saunders | 29 October 2013 |
tags: abortion, anencephaly, BBC
Twenty reasons to think twice about aborting a baby with anencephaly


Euthanasia puts the elderly at risk
Irene Ogrizek | 29 October 2013 |
tags: Canada, euthanasia
Legalisation contaminates the caring ethic and compromises our ability to trust doctors.


Gynecology before Roe v. Wade
Frederick N. Dyer | 24 October 2013 |
tags: American Medical Association, gynaecology, history of abortion
Thanks largely to the efforts of one doctor, abortion was formally condemned.


Left-winging it on the right to life
Carolyn Moynihan | 18 October 2013 |
tags: abortion, Latin America, Rafael Correa
The President of Ecuador says he will resign if “betrayers” in his party insist on liberalising abortion.


Whose choice? How new rights may expand old oppression
Richard Stith | 16 October 2013 |
tags: abortion, euthanasia, right to choose
Wherever men make women’s sexual decisions for them, the option of abortion will be a man’s choice.


Her perfect boy
Lane DeGregory | 03 October 2013 |
tags: motherhood, Trisomy 18
A Florida mother shows what real love is as she cares for a child with Trisomy 18.


Wheelchair advice
Peter Saunders | 20 September 2013 |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Stephen Hawking, UK
Stephen Hawking's genius and brave struggle with motor neurone disease do not mean he is right on assisted suicide.


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