Doctor fired in Norway for refusing to administer abortifacients

Sep 7, 2016 by

by Natalia Dueholm, LifeSite: Katarzyna Jachimowicz, a Polish family physician working in Norway, became the first medical professional in the country fired because she exercised her conscience rights. Dr. Jachimowicz has refused to surrender to government officials who wanted her to abandon her moral standards regarding the sanctity of life. Instead, she is fighting for freedom and tolerance for family doctors. “I never asked for this [role],” Jachimowicz said in an interview with deon.pl. “I...

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What is moral relativism and how can Christians respond?

Sep 2, 2016 by

by Ryan Pauly, Coffee House Questions: Have you read anything about tolerance or morality lately in the news? It seems to be everywhere and one of the main “hot-button” topics today. Why is one group being so intolerant towards another? Why don’t they just change what they view as immoral so that we can all get along? The prevailing belief seems to be that each person has a right to their own opinion and that morality depends on the person. Each opinion is correct as long as you don’t force...

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Wisdom and Government

Jul 14, 2016 by

from Christian Concern: Dr Joe Boot explores the dramatically different outcomes of wisdom and folly in the lives of individuals and governments. He highlights the biblical accounts of the lives of Solomon and Nabal as examples, respectively, of wisdom and folly. As Christians, Joe says, we are gifted with godly wisdom and we are called to engage with culture. He concludes by stating that “working with government and rulers is our act of worship, the end of which is the glory of...

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Never Do Evil So Good May Come of It: Why Legislators Must Stop Justifying Surrogacy

Jun 7, 2016 by

by Rickard Newman, Witherspoon Institute: The law is a teacher. By legalizing surrogacy, Louisiana legislators are teaching people that it is morally permissible to use people as means to an end. As my wife and I lobbied in the Louisiana legislature this spring, trying to stop a bill legitimizing surrogacy, an image from the Screwtape Letters came to mind. In it, C.S. Lewis describes his vision of Hell: I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of “Admin.” The greatest evil is not now done in...

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Hope, the common good and our duty to the future

Mar 15, 2016 by

By Margaret Somerville and Rachael Wong, MercatorNet: Living in Canada, where the federal parliament is debating a bill to permit euthanasia, and teaching in the field of medicine, ethics and law, Professor Margaret Somerville is acutely aware of the conflict between progressive and traditional values that such issues provoke. Against this background her recent book, Bird on an Ethics Wire, explores the values needed to maintain a world that reasonable people would want to live in and pass on...

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GM embryos: What do Christians think?

Dec 15, 2015 by

By Harry Farley, Christian Post: The Church of England is in hot water with some evangelicals after it hinted it may support the genetic modification of human embryos. The controversial method known as germline editing involves changing the DNA in an embryo to alter a baby’s characteristics. The alteration could range from the eradication of hereditary disease to specifying a person’s height. Although it has been around for a number of years, debate has intensified since 2014 as...

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