HJR 11 Defeated in Rules

ChelseaCloning, Politics, Pro Life1 Comment

This evening the Rules Committee voted on HJR 11, the resolution to give Missouri voters a chance to really ban human cloning. The vote was 4-3 against, effectively ending any chance of getting the resolution through the legislature. One of the representatives who voted no represents a district that voted against amendment 2 by over 60% – not much of … Read More

NFP vs. Contraception

ChelseaContraception, Family, Marriage, Natural Family Planning, Pro Life, Sex, Vocation4 Comments

Alright, I am getting really behind here. The second and third installments of Fr. Euteneuer’s mini catechesis on contraception are out. This second topic addresses the misconception that natural family planning is just “Church approved birth control.” The third topic regards the myth of overpopulation. A few words on NFP and contraception. First, it is important to remember that for … Read More

O, Those Promising Stem Cells!

ChelseaAdult Stem Cell Research, Science1 Comment

I mean the adult ones. You know, the ones that can be obtained without destroying a human life. It seems that stem cells found in bone marrow (that seems to be the most popular source for ASCs) have been very successful in treating race horse injuries. Stem cell therapy may be controversial in human medicine but in the world of … Read More

Our Mother Surely is Weeping Today

ChelseaAbortion, Prayer, Religion, Right to Life2 Comments

MEXICO’s capital has legalised abortion, defying the Church but delighting pro-choice advocates in the world’s second-largest Roman Catholic country. Mexico City politicians voted 46 to 19 to pass a leftist-sponsored bill allowing women to abort in the first three months of pregnancy. Yes, Our Lady, who once came to this city to save her Mexican children, most certainly is in … Read More

Pro-Life T-Shirt Day

ChelseaActivism, Pro Life, Right to Life1 Comment

Yes, today was National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day and I didn’t get my shirt in the mail until I got off work this afternoon! I hope some of you were able to participate. I know that a few of our local Catholic schools did – not about any of the kids at the public schools. In case you haven’t looked at … Read More

Parents of Former Frozen Embryo Speak Out Against ESCR

ChelseaEmbryonic Stem Cell Research, IVF, Right to Life2 Comments

This is why IVF gives me the willies. Erin is a former frozen embryo who was adopted by Tim and Dawn Smith after being conceived in a petri dish and left frozen on a shelf for 11 years because her biological parents didn’t want her. Now her adoptive parents are speaking out against embryonic stem cell research in their state. … Read More

Stem Cells Gave Don Ho 15 Extra Months to Perform

ChelseaAdult Stem Cell Research0 Comments

From PRWeb: Entertainer Don Ho, a household name in the U.S., who died last week after a long battle with heart failure, gained an extra 15 months doing what he loved with the help of Theravitae’s VesCell adult stem cell therapy. His story has inspired many others to seek the benefits of adult stem cell therapy. The entertainer was forced … Read More

America’s “Moral Free Fall”

ChelseaAbortion, Right to Life0 Comments

I just found this video via Human Life International. It is from the CBS Evening News’ “Free Speech” segment. In it, Father of Columbine victim, Brian Rohrbough, responds to the shooting of the Amish school children last year and explains how these school shootings are a direct result of America’s moral freefall and the devaluation of human life. In light … Read More

Cures Should Not Devalue Human Life

ChelseaEmbryonic Stem Cell Research, Right to Life0 Comments

From and op-ed in the Reno Gazette Journal: Harvesting embryonic stem cells destroys (kills) the embryo–so there is an ethical problem: at which stage or stages in life is it acceptable to take a life? Ethicist Levin writes (NY Times) that “[m]any advocates of federal financing for embryo-destructive research…argue that the human embryo is just too small, too unlike us … Read More

Can’t Trust Rudy

ChelseaAbortion, Politics, Pro Life0 Comments

Man, I’m really picking on this guy, huh? I might not spend so much time on this if it wasn’t so important. Please check out Jay Anderson’s post at Pro Ecclesia on Giuliani’s partial birth abortion stance (I think if I tried to do my own post on this I’d just end up copying the same thing). It is worth … Read More