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IVF's tarnished halo
2014.07.24 - 10:00am - Michael Cook
After five million children, IVF is no longer controversial. Creating children in a Petri dish for infertile couples is regarded as so splendid a good deed that the scientist who created the technique, Robert Edwards, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2010. 

But it deserves to be controversial. It was developed without ethical protocols; it has a higher rate of birth defects; it can destroy the marriages of couples whose treatment fails; and it skews our demographics towards older mothers and lower birth rates. read more...
Sudan 'apostasy' woman Meriam Yahia Ibrahim meets Pope
2014.07.24 - 12:00am - BBC
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has met the Pope.

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag flew to Rome with her family after more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum. read more...
Catholic agencies study Obama order on government contract employment
2014.07.24 - 12:00am - The Pilot
Catholic agencies were studying President Barack Obama's executive order that expands the prohibition on employment discrimination to include sexual orientation and gender by the federal government and nonprofit agencies and corporations that receive federal contracts.

The scrutiny comes because the July 21 order does not spell out a specific exemption for religious organizations that contract with the government. read more...
Extraordinary 8-year-old boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother
2014.07.24 - 12:00am - AOL.com
It's being called a story of extraordinary brotherly love - an 8-year-old boy determined to have his younger brother with special needs live a full, normal life helped him complete a youth triathlon.

Noah Aldrich told KIVI: "He most of the time doesn't get what I get to do. Like when I play sports, he has to just watch. I just wanted to finish with Lucas. read more...
Safe, legal, and rare?
2014.07.23 - 10:00am - Rob Gasper
A recent column by feminist author Jessica Valenti took abortion-friendly politicians to task. According to Valenti, politicians like Hillary Clinton are stigmatizing abortion when they say it should be safe, legal, and rare. 

The problem Valenti has with the word “rare” is that its use implies that there is something wrong with abortion. Why call for abortion to be rare if it is just another medical procedure? We don’t call for heart surgery to be rare. read more...
UN disability treaty heads to US Senate floor, critics fear it limits parental rights
2014.07.23 - 12:00am - LifeSiteNews
The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday passed a controversial United Nations treaty that critics say could interfere with the rights of parents of children with disabilities to make decisions about their children’s education, living arrangements, and health care. Now, it will go before the whole Senate for potential ratification.

The treaty in question, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), was adopted by the UN in 2006 and signed by President Barack Obama in 2009.  However, the Senate narrowly voted against ratification in 2012 over concerns about national sovereignty.  Opponents claimed the treaty’s failure to define what constitutes a “disability” could result in a broad application that would enable unelected bureaucrats to encroach on parental rights, outlaw homeschooling, and expand abortion access. read more...