Author Archive for Judie Brown

Death with Dignity? According to Whom?
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Death with Dignity? According to Whom?

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Over time, terms often seem to enter our conversation without explanation. When this happens we tend to think we understand what the term means and when and how we might use it when talking with others. Case in point: Death with dignity. What does that mean when used by those who are politically motivated to […]

Pediatricians Suggest Kids No Different Than Fido
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Pediatricians Suggest Kids No Different Than Fido

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The words “Contraception is a pillar in reducing adolescent pregnancy rates” sound eerily like a promotional ad by Planned Parenthood Federation of America. But that is not where these words are found. Rather, they are part of the introduction to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The policy statement goes on […]

Coaching Us on Respect for Life and Truth
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Coaching Us on Respect for Life and Truth

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The news reports about volleyball coach Tricia Roos and her personal struggle touch the heart because of the example of her young family during a very trying time. Roos coaches the girls’ volleyball team at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, Texas. This young woman, pregnant with her second child, was advised to abort her preborn […]

America's Fear of Children
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America’s Fear of Children

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Fecundophobia has swept the nation by storm. Actually it has slowly dulled the senses of far too many people by demonizing any idea that a family is composed of a father, mother, and children. Here is how one enemy of the family defines fecundophobia. During the 2012 election cycle, Washington Post writer Lisa Miller wrote […]

Ignorant Slaves
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Ignorant Slaves

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Pattharamon Janbua is a surrogate mother who carried twins for an Australian couple. Upon learning that one of the twins had Down syndrome, the couple pressed Janbua to get an abortion. She refused and the couple chose to abandon that child and take only the healthy baby. This is a chilling story, but one with a happy ending […]

God is Not Welcome Here
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God is Not Welcome Here

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“A small error in the beginning leads to a multitude of errors in the end” – Aristotle, De Coelo The small error in this case is the assumption made long ago by the members of the United States Supreme Court that they had the power to play God. First, the court ignored the science on […]

Wireless Birth Control is No Fantasy
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Wireless Birth Control is No Fantasy

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Recent reports announcing the era of remote-control contraception herald the very real but slightly horrifying prospects for the future for those who believe that man can literally transform himself into a machine. This phenomenon is known as the cult of transhumanism. One news report calls the remote dispensation of contraception “creepy.” Another explains how this […]

Mother Mary: Planned Parenthood's Nemesis
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Mother Mary: Planned Parenthood’s Nemesis

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For many years Jim Sedlak and his battalion have worked tirelessly to end the Planned Parenthood reign of terror. Among the many ways he has led is through his hundreds of talks, his commitment to educating parents, and his devotion to prayer, particularly through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. So it came as […]

Stop Big Abortion
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Stop Big Abortion

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An outstanding pro-life Facebook page entitled Big Abortion focuses on the positive aspects of the development of the individual from his creation onward. It contains facts about why celebrating a human being’s life is a positive, and shows that killing him is the ultimate cruelty. The fact is that Big Abortion is an industry that […]

A Planned Parenthood Parable
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A Planned Parenthood Parable

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America is sharpening the arrows in its quiver once again as it takes aim directly at the heart of the Church—the souls of unsuspecting women and their babies. If you don’t believe this, take a look at its recent “Pastoral Letter to Patients” issued by the PPFA Clergy Advocacy Board. The letter tells readers […]

Misery and Joy in a Lost City
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Misery and Joy in a Lost City

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Most Americans have heard it reported from time to time that the city of Detroit is like a war zone. Shootings and burglaries are rampant. Fires burn out of control. According to Reuters, “With the city now teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, the futile struggle to contain arson is an insistent reminder of the depths of […]

Surrogate Parenting is Wrong
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Surrogate Parenting is Wrong

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Recently, Christopher White wrote a commentary on the ethical problems associated with “surrogate parenthood for money.” He argued that paying for surrogate parenting is actually a form of human trafficking. His position is an interesting one, particularly because he presents his perspective in the context of many surrogate mothers who have later regretted their decision to carry […]

Asexual Human Reproduction
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Asexual Human Reproduction

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Today the phrase “from the beginning of his/her biological development” accurately defines when the life of an individual human being begins to exist; the terms “conception” or “fertilization” do not. We have learned this is so because the fact is that not all human beings begin through sexual means; some are reproduced asexually. This concept […]

The Persecution of Sister Jane Dominic Laurel
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The Persecution of Sister Jane Dominic Laurel

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Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican nun who has recently come under fire for a presentation she made to a group of Catholic students in North Carolina, has been doing the same type of presentation for years. Her subject matter is Catholic teaching on the truth about human sexuality—popularized by Pope John Paul II as […]

The Obama Mandate and Political Power
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The Obama Mandate and Political Power

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Many analyses have been published following the oral arguments delivered last Tuesday to the United States Supreme Court on the two cases Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius. The cases revolve around the fundamental question of whether or not a Christian company/business may or may not reflect Christian principles in its employment and other business practices. The […]

Transhumanists Say No to Death
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Transhumanists Say No to Death

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The latest children’s book, penned by a transhumanist, is really going well beyond the reality that we know as human beings. The book, entitled Death Is Wrong, is explained thusly: If you have ever asked, “Why do people have to die?” then this book is for you. The answer is that no, death is not necessary, […]

The Crude World of Baby Making
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The Crude World of Baby Making

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The Huffington Post reports that the Food and Drug Administration has been asked to approve creation of “genetically modified children.” The FDA announced a meeting aimed at analyzing the proposed practice of “oocyte modification in assisted reproduction for the prevention of transmission of mitochondrial disease or treatment of infertility.” In other words, a type of […]

It's Judgmental, Hateful, and Intolerant
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It’s Judgmental, Hateful, and Intolerant

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Over the years the supporters of abortion have used a variety of adjectives to describe those of us who work to ensure equal protection for every human being from creation to death. For example, when Walk for Life West Coast sponsored an exhibition including placement of signs that read “Abortion Hurts Women” the Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust […]

Contraception is the Root Cause of Abortion
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Contraception is the Root Cause of Abortion

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On the heels of news that former daytime talk show host Ricki Lake is producing a forthcoming documentary on the dangers of contraception, we find a unique concern. “Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby Epstein in a full-length film based on Holly Grigg-Spall’s book Sweetening The Pill: Or How We Became Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control.” […]

Perverse Fruits of IVF
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Perverse Fruits of IVF

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In vitro fertilization is one of many procedures listed as a specialty in the field of reproductive medicine. Everything from treating pregnancy to aborting children to birth control to treating infertility is included. “Infertility” is the inability of a couple to achieve pregnancy the natural way. It is this condition that first generated the interest […]

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Skewed Numbers Equal More Dead Babies

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Studies show that, in recent times, there has allegedly been a decrease in the number of abortions. Last week theGuttmacher Institute—the research arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America—reported that “the national abortion rate declined to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44 in 2011. Between 2008-2011, the abortion rate fell 13 percent, resuming a long-term downward […]

Socially Polite Child Abuse
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Socially Polite Child Abuse

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Most Americans do not think of abortion as child abuse. But as Mother Teresa once said, “Any country that accepts abortion is…teaching its people…to use any violence to get what they want.” I would add that not only does abortion teach people the palatability of violence, it persuades people to lie to themselves. Self-deception has been gripping […]

Talking About Abortion
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Talking About Abortion

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Shortly after the most recent study indicating that women who are seeking abortions are not moved to change their minds after they view an ultrasound, Slate’s Katy Waldman weighed in with her view. Waldman writes that “anti-choicers”—people like me—believe that “when a woman glimpses her little bean during a sonogram, her maternal instinct awakens and prompts her to carry the pregnancy to […]

Sorry, Baby, You Don't Exist!
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Sorry, Baby, You Don’t Exist!

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Two news reports this week give us pause to ask the same simple question: When a woman is pregnant, does she and/or her family have a moral obligation to care? The sense one receives from reading these reports is that the answer is no, never. The first report discusses a young expectant mother, Marlise Munoz, who suffered […]

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