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The wrongness of taking human life
Sheila Liaugminas | 31 May 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
You cannot teach the inviolability of every life by violating it in some cases.

“Every life has to be protected”
Sheila Liaugminas | 31 May 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
No exceptions. That’s been the message of the pro-life world: that no class of human beings can be considered ‘unworthy’ of life or the full protection of the law, from conception to natural death.

A violent end
Sheila Liaugminas | 31 May 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
Wichita police said that abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has been shot and killed at his Wichita church.

News nugget
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 May 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
It’s a little item, really. But such a short blurb yields much information.

Tweeting all fellow twavellers
Alistair Nicholas | 29 May 2009 | FEATURES |  
Don't be a trog, get with the blog; or if that's a bad fit, try tweeting a twit.

Where’s the will to reduce maternal deaths?
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 May 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
It is easy, when enthusing about family life, to forget that motherhood is a very risky and often fatal thing for hundreds of thousands of women in the developing world. Complications of pregnancy and childbirth kill more than 536,000 women…

Brazil slips into below-replacement fertility
Michael Cook | 29 May 2009 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
Brazil has joined the zero population growth club. Official statistics show that its fertility rate plummeted to 1.9 children per woman in 2007. This was even lower than previous rates estimated by the UN and the US Census Bureau. Brazil’s…

‘Scuse me
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 May 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
The attention Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s remarks are getting in much of the media just won’t go away as fast as the president wants them to, and in spite of his unprecedented control over the White House press pool.

Suffer the children
David Quinn | 29 May 2009 | FEATURES |  
An Irish government report documents decades of shocking abuse of children in church and other institutions. How can it have happened?

Teenage hugging epidemic
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 May 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
Is it an expression of a nurturing concern for the others? Or is the outbreak of hugging amongst teenagers an empty fad that thrives in today’s atmosphere of boundless informality? Whatever is behind it, hugging is hip with teens.

Pro-life nation?
Christopher Blunt | 28 May 2009 | FEATURES |  
Recent polls show that the pro-life brand has an edge, but it may be too soon to celebrate.

She’s a Catholic. Maybe. Sort of…
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 May 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
Sure, there’s buzz about the likelihood that Judge Sotomayor is Catholic, but they aren’t discussing the relevance of that fact. Or….if it has any.

Abortion backers worried about this judge?
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 May 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
Yes, says the Times.

Holding up a mirror to perversity
Barbara Kay | 27 May 2009 | FEATURES |  
Francis Bacon represents an art world bent on showing the human body in its most degraded form.

Libertarians are also concerned
Sheila Liaugminas | 27 May 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
It’s not just the conservatives asking serious questions about Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

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