Surrogacy Contracts: A Blight on the Human Dignity of Surrogate Mothers and the Children they Bear

Adeline Allen’s recent article focuses on the document at the crux of all surrogacy deals: the contract. Here, at the point where the two trade parties meet, we see the stark imbalance of the exploitative surrogacy industry in black and white. Allen argues that while there is a fundamental right for citizens to be free … Continue reading Surrogacy Contracts: A Blight on the Human Dignity of Surrogate Mothers and the Children they Bear

Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) – assistance, medical treatment and support?

Where can I find assistance, medical treatment and support? In Italy, you can find assistance and obtain medical treatments in all hospitals, clinics and family counselling. These are free services and are provided to women, girls and children even when they do not possess a permit of stay or other valid IDs. Since FGMs are … Continue reading Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) – assistance, medical treatment and support?

Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) – What are they?

The phrase Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) refers to all forms of partial or complete removal of female external genitals, or other modifications of the female genital organs, performed for cultural or other non-medical purposes. FGMs are an extremely serious violation of women’s and girls’ human rights. They consist in the partial removal of a healthy … Continue reading Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) – What are they?

Help against female genitale mutilation (FGM)

Here you can read what are FGM. If you are in need of protection or medical treatment, in Italy you have the right to free health assistance and legal advice. YOU CAN: – Go to the website: http://www.differenzadonna.org/fgm, where you will find an informative video. – Call the number 3494393267 YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THE … Continue reading Help against female genitale mutilation (FGM)

2017 Report on the Nigerian (and not only) trafficking in Turin and province

The street unit of the association “Amici di Lazzaro” Since 1999 the association helps and listens to women victims of trafficking and exploitation, meeting them on the street with a mobile unit made up of 5-8 volunteers. It offers information on escape routes, creating support and listening relationships, which over the years have led over … Continue reading 2017 Report on the Nigerian (and not only) trafficking in Turin and province

Abortionist: Babies can’t scream while I abort them because I cut their cords first

Pre-born babies don’t scream as they’re aborted, because “I transect the cord 1st so there’s really no opportunity,” according to a prominent abortionist. Leah Torres, an abortionist with a big Twitter presence, tweeted that if the babies she kills are developed enough to have larynxes, she snips “the cord” so they don’t scream. Torres then … Continue reading Abortionist: Babies can’t scream while I abort them because I cut their cords first

Science: Abortion pill reversal works, according to new study

Once a woman has started down the road of a chemical abortion, it’s too late for her to change her mind, right? Wrong, says a study published Wednesday in the medical journal, Issues in Law and Medicine. Conducted by George Delgado, a doctor and key pioneer behind the Abortion Pill Reversal medical intervention, the study followed 754 women … Continue reading Science: Abortion pill reversal works, according to new study

The Crisis of Fatherless Shooters

In the wake of the Parkland massacre, the age-old question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” has a newfound relevance. As another mass school shooting stuns Americans, it is time to talk about not just how to protect students from shooters, but also about what must happen so that fewer students become shooters in the first … Continue reading The Crisis of Fatherless Shooters

Outbreak: the explosion of transgender teens

A psychotherapist asks why the phenomenon has spread so rapidly. The epidemic of interest in enabling young people to “transition” from male to female or female to male is widely accepted by an uncritical media. But there are many critics. Here is an analysis of the phenomenon by a Jungian psychologist. The earliest written record … Continue reading Outbreak: the explosion of transgender teens

Syria – A Statement Issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic

Damascus, April 14, 2018 A statement has been released on the official website of the Greek Orthdoox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East in regard to the attack carried out against Syria early this morning by the U.S., the U.K., and France. The statement, condemning the attack on behalf of the Greek Orthodox, Syrian, … Continue reading Syria – A Statement Issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic

Two Lives, One Love – Pastoral Message for 2018 on the right to life

Introduction Having consulted carefully with members of the lay faithful, both women and men, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference wishes to offer the following considerations as a contribution to the present national conversation on the right to life. The Catholic Church recently concluded a Jubilee Year of Mercy.  This initiative of Pope Francis was  celebrated … Continue reading Two Lives, One Love – Pastoral Message for 2018 on the right to life

On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine (John Henry Newman)

A QUESTION has arisen among persons of theological knowledge and fair and candid minds, about the wording and the sense of a passage in the Rambler for May. It admits to my own mind of so clear and satisfactory an explanation, that I should think it unnecessary to intrude myself, an anonymous person, between the … Continue reading On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine (John Henry Newman)

Marriage equality & discrimination

Advocates for ‘same-sex marriage’ 1 rarely  focus on the real meaning and purpose  of marriage. Instead they assume that  equal dignity and the principle of non- discrimination demand the legal recognition  of same-sex relationships as marriages. This appeal to equality and non- discrimination gets things the wrong way  around. Justice requires us to treat people … Continue reading Marriage equality & discrimination

The Truth of Marriage (Mark Coleridge)

Australian-born Margaret Somerville is Professor of Law at McGill University in Canada and a world-renowned ethicist. In Sydney recently she said that “euthanasia is not an incremental change to current end-of-life practices but a radical and massive shift in our society’s and civilisation’s foundational values”. Her words could be adapted to same-sex marriage, which is … Continue reading The Truth of Marriage (Mark Coleridge)

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