Belgian docs looking to euthanize, harvest organs from disabled patients

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 08:22 AM PDT

“I can think of nothing more dangerous than making mentally ill and despairing disabled people believe their deaths have greater value than their lives. Well one thing, perhaps: Having a society accept the idea that it can benefit at the expense of people in desperate need of care–and whose care is very expensive.”

Kansas radio station to hawk abortion ads

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 08:21 AM PDT

Ads for an abortion facility will soon fill Kansas airwaves, after a Clear Channel radio station has changed its policy, according to a pro-life group.

Police threaten pro-life sidewalk chalkers

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 08:19 AM PDT

On Thursday night, the Stand True Missionaries went sidewalk chalking at 3:30 in the morning, covering the streets and sidewalks of Troy with pro-life messages for the Gentlemen of the Road, Mumford and Sons Festival.

The transgender culture wars

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 08:16 AM PDT

A few weeks ago, readers of the New York Post were confronted with a story whose sensational title was characteristic of the tabloid: “I’m a Guy Again! ABC newsman who switched genders wants to switch back.”

Judicial activism in action

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 08:14 AM PDT

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court member to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony Saturday when she officiates at the Washington “wedding” of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser.

‘To defend marriage, the truth is enchanting enough’

Posted: 31 Aug 2013 07:45 AM PDT

I do not claim to know why Bottum—the former editor of First Things, a longtime ally of people on the front lines in the battle to defend marriage—wrote this astonishing essay. But I do know how the publication of that Commonweal piece will change his life, in ways that he could and should have expected.

Iowa Board Votes to Bar Abortion Pill System

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 12:35 PM PDT

The Iowa Board of Medicine voted Friday to end a unique system in which doctors use the Internet to distribute abortion-inducing pills remotely to patients at clinics across the state.