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Coming Out Pro Life

It’s not always easy as a student. I’ve sat in a desk on numerous occasions: sweating, heart beating fast, even shaking sometimes. What’s the anxiety? To come out as pro-life. Recently I was in a class discussion about abortion. From the start I knew that nearly all of my peers were pro-choice. And knowing that […]

Kiersten Lynch | January 9, 2018
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Portugal. The Man’s Pro-Abortion Music Video

Earlier this year, a Pacific-coast band called Portugal. The Man released an “interactive” music video to the tune of their song called “Feel It Still.” The video, released in March, is jam-packed with anti-conservative imagery and radical socialist ideas. Many observers, from both sides of the political aisle, seem to be in agreement that the […]

Brenna Lewis | November 10, 2017
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México: ¿Las leyes protegen al embrión humano?

La Vida es un derecho fundamental, el cual se encuentra reconocido en todas las legislaciones del mundo y en los tratados internacionales. Sin la vida no es posible hablar del resto de los derechos humanos que nos corresponden como personas. Sin embargo, la discusión no está fundada en su importancia; se debate más bien  sobre […]

Luis Guillermo Flores | November 10, 2017
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Head Transplants: Are They Moral?

An article published on Newsweek online detailed an update regarding the head transplant scheduled to occur this year or in 2018 by Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero. Canavero has been studying the possibility of transplanting a head onto another body for much time, with his research focused on severing and reconnecting the spinal cords of small […]

Kiersten Lynch | October 28, 2017
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What is our Literature Telling Us About Life?

Recently a student began discussing the idea with me that abortion is not healthcare, even though it is unfortunately considered so in society. But instead of letting this statement hang in the air, he elaborated the specific qualities and reasons why abortion was not healthcare. And out of the few reasons he stated— such as […]

Kiersten Lynch | October 2, 2017
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Witches and Children

It is a simple shirt. Black with white block letters across the chest reading, “REPEAL.” A simple design with a sinister goal behind it. A quick search online led to a website that sells these shirts, and promotes the message that abortion must be legalized across Ireland by repealing the eighth amendment. This site displays […]

Grace Hoffman | September 20, 2017
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Women and Bioethics: an ethics of care

Last weekend, I attended a conference held by the Italian Society of Catholic Lawyers. This two-day conference focused on the relationship between women, ethics, and law. A wide number of young lawyers had the chance to enrich their understanding of such topics.   The conference analysed a variety historical, philosophical, legal, and ethical perspectives. In […]

Caterina Milo | September 20, 2017
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Eugenesia, Transhumanismo y Posthumanismo. Entrevista a Ramón Lucas Lucas L.C (2)

Hace algún tiempo tuve la gran oportunidad de realizar una entrevista al P. Ramón Lucas, Lucas L.C., profesor de antropología filosófica y experto en bioética; autor de varios libros como “Bioética para todos”, Explícame la persona”, “Horizonte Vertical”, entre otros. En esta ocasión les comparto la segunda parte de la entrevista, en la cual se […]

Luis Guillermo Flores | August 23, 2017
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A turning point: Abortion’s decriminalisation in the UK

  On Tuesday the 27th of June, the British Medical association (BMA) voted in favor of a motion, which “decriminalizes” abortion. This motion follows a political bill proposal (i.e. Johnson’s Bill) started this January in the UK Parliament. Such stances raise concerns on the UK’s official position on ethically sensitive issues like abortion.   In […]

Caterina Milo | July 30, 2017
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