Tag: Abortion

Ethical directives and the care of pregnant women in Catholic hospitals

Ethical directives and the care of pregnant women in Catholic hospitals

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

At the beginning of December, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a sweeping federal lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops over its Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic hospitals, alleging that the Directives, with their prohibition against direct abortion, resulted in negligent care of a pregnant woman named Tamesha Means. Ms. Means’ water broke at 18 weeks, leading to infection of the amniotic membranes, followed by spontaneous labor and delivery of her child. The child lived only a few hours.

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‘Just one life’ can make an incredible impact

‘Just one life’ can make an incredible impact

| Sharon Wilson | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Blessing a child in the womb, grieving the loss of a miscarriage, honoring a child through a naming memorial — all of these efforts help to combat society’s insistence on evaluating the worth of a persons’ life based on what they can do.

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New center helps Wright County women choose life

New center helps Wright County women choose life

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two years ago, parishioners of St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael banded together to create a pro-life center so that local women in unplanned pregnancies could choose life.

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Catholics told they must be ‘fearless leaders’

Catholics told they must be ‘fearless leaders’

In dealing with several serious issues confronting the church and society today, “the only question is how you respond, not whether you should,” said Helen Alvare at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held May 9 in Washington.

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Pro-life marchers not deterred by deep freeze

Pro-life marchers not deterred by deep freeze

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

People gathered Jan. 22 on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade to pray at the Cathedral of St. Paul and march for life at the State Capitol.

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Defending life: 40 years and counting

Defending life: 40 years and counting

| January 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

Woman remembers Roe v. Wade and now carries fight to third generation

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Vigil is chance to pray for healing from abortion

Vigil is chance to pray for healing from abortion

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

For women and men seeking crisis pregnancy assistance, it’s often not their first crisis — some have already had abortion experiences. A counselor at Pregnancy Choices in Apple Valley, Pete Herold, knows something of what they’re going through because he and a former girlfriend had an abortion in the 1980s.

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Thinking clearly about consciousness and abortion

Thinking clearly about consciousness and abortion

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Imagine a deadly scenario like this: a successful businessman is rendered unconscious by medical professionals to help him heal after a serious car accident, using powerful pharmaceutical agents to cause a medically-induced coma. A few days later, a business competitor, wanting him dead, enters the hospital and kills the comatose patient.

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Opposing intrinsic evil a Catholic voter’s first priority

Opposing intrinsic evil a Catholic voter’s first priority

| Mike Stechschulte | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

If there’s a single theme coming from the U.S. bishops in regard to this year’s election, it’s this: Catholicism isn’t political, but politics sure can touch on Catholicism.

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‘Person of mercy’

‘Person of mercy’

| September 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

Woman finds healing from abortion, offers hope to those facing unplanned pregnancies

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The embryo that grew up

The embryo that grew up

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | July 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Those who seek to justify abortion often try to minimize or deny the humanity of the embryo. In a recent online forum, for example, one participant wrote: “I became a human being at the point that my senses functioned as those of a human being. Before that I was just a mass of cells.” Another followed up: “A pile of cells in a woman’s uterus is not a human being. It lives off of and is part of that woman’s body.”

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Reader looks toward birthday celebration without pall of abortion

Reader looks toward birthday celebration without pall of abortion

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

I was born on the 22nd of January, 1962. For the past 50 years I have spent that day surrounded by family and friends, celebrating with parties and presents, balloons and cake.

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