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More on the Supreme Court’s Ruling

April 24, 2007

On April 19th, the U.S. Supreme Court reached a landmark decision. In a 5-4 decision, the Court upheld the 2003 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act as constitutional. There is much to rejoice about, yet much remains to be done. The Court has struck a balance between a woman’s right to... View Article

Breaking News: Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Upheld

April 18, 2007

By a narrow 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld a federal law banning the late-term abortion procedure called ‘intact dilation and extraction,’ better-known by the label ‘partial-birth abortion.’ This is a major victory for the pro-life cause. Partial-birth abortion (as we have discussed in an earlier post), has... View Article

Whither Human Dignity?

April 15, 2007

As anyone who hasn’t been living on the planet Mars recently must surely know, there was a big furor last week over remarks by veteran broadcaster Don Imus. His injudicious use of racist and sexist remarks about the Rutgers University Women’s Basketball team got him fired from his job. His... View Article

Hype or Real Hope in Biotechnology?

April 4, 2007

Ethicist Nigel Cameron has called this the “Biotech Century,” which is certainly apt, given all of the excitement over new ways to intervene into biology and medicine, even tantalizing research to change our genetic makeup and to lengthen human life. But here’s a sober bit of perspective. “Biotech” has become... View Article