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Topics: in-vitro fertilization

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights Condones Killing Unborn Children in Latin America



A few days before Christmas, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IAHR Court) issued the worst judgment in its history. The case concerned Costa Rica’s law banning in-vitro fertilization, or IVF, but the judgment went far beyond this. The IAHR Court’s decision severely limited the legal protection enjoyed by the unborn that heretofore had been the pride and distinction of the people of Latin America. Many specialists in international law believe that the Court acted …

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Pro-Life Amendment Defeated in Pro-Life Mississippi



More than 80 percent of voters in Mississippi describe themselves as pro-life. Why then, did more than 55 percent vote against the so-called “personhood” amendment? On November 8, the voters of what is arguably the most pro-life state in the union defeated a ballot initiative that would have declared life begins at fertilization. More than 80 percent of voters in Mississippi describe themselves as pro-life. Why then, did more than 55 percent vote against the …

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May You Rest in Peace, Dr. Nathanson



This past year has been one of personal loss for me. This past April our founder, Father Paul Marx, O.S.B., Ph.D., passed away in the odor of sanctity. Now we have lost another great pro-lifer—and personal friend of mine—Dr. Bernard Nathanson. I first met Dr. Nathanson, fittingly enough, at a 1985 conference in Washington, D.C., organized by Father Marx. Dr. Nathanson had just released his groundbreaking video, “The Silent Scream,” which shows exactly what goes …

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A Note on the Future: Deliberately Disabling Children



For a number of years now, a great deal of discussion has taken place among scientists and in the popular media about the genetic engineering of children. Will it soon be possible, for prices widely affordable at least to the upper-middle class, to guarantee that children have a high IQ, or excellent athletic ability, or he over 6 feet tall, or have blond hair and blue eyes? Is it right to commodity children in this …

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A Note on the Future



30 March 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 12 Dear Colleague: When we think of designer children, we think of an effort to breed supermen.  But there is a new and even more disturbing trend: Designer children designed to be disabled. Steven W. Mosher President A Note on the Future: Deliberately Disabling Children For a number of years now, a great deal of discussion has taken place among scientists and in the popular media about the …

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