Sex, Happiness, and the Presidential Election

Chelsea2008 Election, Culture of Life, Family, Sex0 Comments

Christopher West has a great column up at the Theology of the Body Institute on Sex, Happiness and the Presidential Election: it seems to me that “what divides America” are two competing ideas of human happiness. Both have enormous and divergent personal, social, moral, cultural, economic, and political implications. And the pivot is what we do with the basic fact … Read More

Thank God for New Life!

ChelseaPro Life, Right to Life0 Comments

The birth of new human life is always an amazing blessing upon the earth and this year has been filled with many of these new blessings to be thankful for! Two of my best friends from grade school and high school had baby boys a few months apart from each other. First came Ryan in June: And then Kale in … Read More

Pastor Encourages Married Couples to Have More Sex!

ChelseaContraception, Family, Marriage, Sex, video1 Comment

This is great! In an effort to reclaim sex for married people, Pastor Ed Young issued the married members of his church a seven day sex challenge – seven straight days of sex. Here, CNN talks to the pastor and his wife talk about their experience (they missed one day) and reads some reaction from other participants: Embedded video from … Read More

We Should All Be This Outraged

ChelseaDisabled, Eugenics, Euthanasia, video1 Comment

You must watch this video of Wesley Smith speaking at Princeton University after infanticide and euthanasia enthusiast Peter Singer received his tenured chair at the school a few years ago:

Holocaust Lessons Not Learned

ChelseaDisabled, Eugenics, Euthanasia, Suffering, Suicide5 Comments

Good news from Berlin (h/t Wesley Smith): German historians have started compiling a central register of 9,000 mentally ill people murdered as part of the Nazis’ euthanasia policy, most of whom were previously unidentified. More than 100,000 people are believed to have been killed during a drive inspired by Hitler that was carried out in six extermination centres in Germany … Read More

Windpipe Transplant Video

ChelseaAdult Stem Cell Research, video0 Comments

Some video concerning the successful transplant of a windpipe grown from a patient’s own stem cells. The first is an interview with Paolo Macchiarini who performed the operation and the second features CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explaining the procedure: Embedded video from CNN Video Embedded video from CNN Video

Ethical Stem Cell Success Stories

ChelseaAdult Stem Cell Research1 Comment

LIVING BANDAGES Scientists have grown what they call a “living bandage” for a common knee injury using the patient’s own stem cells and will soon begin testing it in human patients: Scientists at Bristol University have now managed to heal cartilage tissue in a laboratory with stem cells taken from a patient’s own bone marrow. They used the cells to … Read More

No One is Beyond Hope

ChelseaAbortion0 Comments

This amazing story (h/t: St. Blogaustine) of the conversion of one of Serbia’s “abortion champions” proves that no one is beyond hope. After 26 years and 48,000 abortions, Stojan Adasevic began to be visited in his dreams by St. Thomas Acquinas and all of the children he had killed over the years: In describing his conversion, Adasevic “dreamed about a … Read More

“Stem Cell Divide” Premiers Tomorrow

ChelseaAmendment 2, Stem Cell Research0 Comments

I will be heading to St. Louis to see The Stem Cell Divide at the St. Louis International Film Festival tomorrow. One early review doesn’t exactly sing it’s praises, but it does indicate that the movie is well balanced: It looks at the controversy over stem cell research through the lens of the campaign for/against Missouri’s Amendment 2 in the … Read More

Fight FOCA

ChelseaAbortion, Freedom of Choice Act, Politics1 Comment

Thanks to Jay for posting this today, reminding me that I had seen this a week or so ago and never got around to posting it. The Americans United for Life Action Committee is actively trying to fight the Freedom of Choice Act that President-elect Obama promised to sign into law when he is president: This bill will not only … Read More