Having a baby isn’t a right – it’s a joy, a miracle and a privilege

Oct 21, 2016 by

by Jemima Lewis Telegraph: Are you single or gay? If so, I have bad news. Turns out, you’re disabled. At least, you will be soon, if the World Health Organisation changes its definition of infertility. At present, the WHO defines infertility (which it classes as a disability) more or less as you would imagine: “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse”. A medical condition, in...

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Infertility redefined: World Health Organization declares Sir Cliff Richard “disabled”

Oct 20, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The world has gone mad. Or, rather, the World Health Organization has gone mad. Hitherto, the definition of infertility has been based on the inability of the woman to become pregnant or sustain pregnancy to live birth; and the inability of the man to cause pregnancy. Fertility problems can be profoundly disturbing for both sexes; the mental and emotional pressures often exacerbated by the financial costs of medical treatments and surgical procedures to remedy the...

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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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