Interview with Dr. Priscilla Coleman on Long-Term Effects of Abortion

dr_coleman.jpgDr. Coleman is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University.  A major concentration of her research has been the psychological outcomes among women who have experienced abortion.  Additional research has focused on mother-child interaction, attachment, and the development of competency beliefs across the transition to parenting.  She has published numerous articles in psychology and medical journals and has presented her research to national and international audiences.  She is also serving on the editorial board for a new international medical journal, Current Women’s Health Reviews. Read

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Further Concerns with the Abortion Drug RU-486

ImageThe most recent report from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, which produces annual reports on the number of induced abortions in the U.S., indicates that by 2005, the latest year from which figures are available, the number of abortions produced solely through consuming the abortion pill RU-486 (mifesterone) plus Cytotec (misoprostol) has increased 70% over the year 2001. This trend is alarming for several reasons. Read

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On religious objections to the use of vaccines derived from aborted fetuses – A case study

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Recently a Catholic U.S. Coast Guard officer filed suit to prevent being forced to receive a vaccination he believed morally objectionable since the vaccine derived from the remains of an aborted child. The officer, Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Healy filed a complaint just last week, charging the government with using “its own arbitrary judgment of what constitutes Catholic theology while permitting religious exemptions to others.”

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Imagining Our Children into Non-Existence

One of the consolations of the religious mindset is the release from the illusion that we can control our destinies. The release from this illusion, the believer knows, is also a relief from the pressures associated with our attempts to control our lives. Even the irreligious can come to learn this, and one of the best educations in the disillusionment of control is parenthood. Technology, however, increasingly saps parenthood of the capacity to teach this lesson. Just look at this article in the New York Times. Read

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Society Gone Wild

If you have ever found yourself up late at night staring at the television, you’ll likely be familiar with Joe Francis’s work. Joe Francis is the brains (?) behind “Girls Gone Wild,” that lovely, $40 million a year series of videotapes or DVDs that provide a historical record of the varieties of undergarments worn and removed by mostly drunken old girls and young women of the early twenty-first century.

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