A pro-life campaigner holds up a model of a 12-week-old embryo during a  protest outside the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast October 18, 2012. The first private clinic offering abortions opened in Northern Ireland on Thursday, making access to abortion much easier for women in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.    REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton   (NORTHERN IRELAND - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY RELIGION)

Catholic Teaching

De prejuicios, leyes y esquizofrenias

(Respuesta a la columna “El aborto y la paradoja del perdón”) Estimado Dr. Blancarte,             Le escribo esta carta después de haber leído con atención su columna titulada “El aborto y la paradoja del perdón”, publicada en el periódico Milenio el pasado 29 de noviembre del año en curso (1). Creo que conviene hacer, de […]

J. Francisco Macías | December 1, 2016
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Abortion

Brazilian judges rule in favour of abortion: a new version of “Roe v. Wade”?

While many people around the globe are trying to revert the tragic effects of abortionist laws and decisions, Brazilian judges are going to the opposite direction. After ruling about the same-sex marriage (even when the Constitution clearly declares that marriage is a union between a man and a woman), the most recent decision released this Tuesday by […]

Aléxia Duarte | December 1, 2016
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Human Rights

The rights of indigenous communities

All previously colonized countries – now independent countries – today must address a similar situation: how to cooperate with indigenous communities, the ones descended from those that existed prior to colonization. Countries have to protect indigenous communities’ rights and integrity in a special way, because they are a special part of the population. The principal […]

María Zúñiga | November 30, 2016
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Abortion

What does WHO’s Zika Announcement Mean for Future Policy?

On Nov. 18, the World Health Organization released a statement declaring that its officials no longer consider Zika virus to be a public health emergency. Prior to the announcement, Zika virus was classified as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), which garnered intense, short-term commitments to funding, research, and other resources. According to […]

Barbara B. | November 28, 2016
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Abortion

Pro-Life Rapper

There are pro-life celebrities who are not afraid to speak their mind and when they do they often get overlooked or criticized. Recently, African American pro-life rapper Nick Cannon shared his views on Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood. “Hillary was, think about all of the things they did with Planned Parenthood and all of that […]

Sarah Kepins | November 25, 2016
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Abortion

ProLife World Congress: Passionately ProLife

This past November, hundreds from all over North, Central, and South America made  a bold statement of their support for life at the Pro-Life World Congress in Guatemala City, Guatemala. With their joy and energy, they declared “We are the Pro-Life Generation.” This tireless and vibrant group of mostly young people traveled from all over […]

Natasha Tax | November 25, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Lecciones de vida y muerte en los toros

El domingo pasado fui a los toros por primera vez, como todo un “villamelón”. Por lo mismo, ni defiendo ni ataco a la llamada “fiesta brava” —y no planeo hacerlo en el presente escrito—, pero sí tengo que admitir que existen algunos elementos que me llamaron mucho la atención, que me parece que están relacionados […]

J. Francisco Macías | November 23, 2016
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Abortion

Abortion: A Destroyer of Medical Advancement

Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, co-director of the Texas Children’s Fetal Center, is becoming popular for a major achievement in the medical profession. He and Dr. Darrell Cass made headlines after carrying out an operation on a 23-week-old baby suffering from a tumor known as sacrococcygeal teratoma. It’s a remarkable feat in modern day medicine as the […]

Joshua Nwachukwu | November 22, 2016
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Defending the Faith

Processada por agir conforme sua fé: o caso da florista Barronelle

“Desde 2012, casais do mesmo sexo são livres para agir conforme suas crenças sobre o casamento, mas porque eu sigo o ensino da Bíblia de que o casamento é a união de um homem e uma mulher, eu não sou mais livre para agir de acordo com as minhas crenças.” Esse é um trecho da carta […]

Aléxia Duarte | November 15, 2016
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Abortion

The Boy without a Brain

A few years ago in United Kingdom a miracle happened. A baby boy was born with only 2% of his brain tissue and survived. Before his birth, doctors told his parents to consider an abortion due to rare medical conditions. Baby Noah was diagnosed with spina bifida, chromosome abnormalities, and hydrocephalus. Doctors told parents Rob and […]

Sarah Kepins | November 13, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Se hace camino al andar

Y es que esta frase, aunque sea la más cliché, es la que se acerca a describir la travesía que 35 iberoamericanos y yo realizamos hacia Santiago de Compostela. El legendario Camino de Santiago nos recibió con un atípico clima soleado que eliminaba uno de los menores retos que representa este trayecto: los usuales chubascos […]

Paulina Ornelas | November 11, 2016
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Abortion

The Incorrigible Pro-Choice Group

Many pro-life activists are happy with the recent statement from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that proves that a baby’s first heartbeat begins as early as 16 days after conception. The excitement of the pro- life group is based on the fact that, we now have more proof to assert that a baby in the […]

Joshua Nwachukwu | November 4, 2016
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Human Rights

New vulnerabilities and ancient ones in new contexts

Next month, the III Ibero-American Congress on Family Law and Individual’s Rights will take place in Buenos Aires. The objective of the Congress is to assess the main role that the principle of vulnerability will play in the new family law and individual rights movement that is taking shape in Ibero-American law. Vulnerability is becoming […]

María Zúñiga | October 31, 2016