The point at which religious ensoulment or PERSONHOOD is considered to begin.
The state or condition of being a human individual accorded moral and/or legal rights. Criteria to be used to determine this status are subject to debate, and range from the requirement of simply being a human organism to such requirements as that the individual be self-aware and capable of rational thought and moral agency.
The religion of the Jews characterized by belief in one God and in the mission of the Jews to teach the Fatherhood of God as revealed in the Hebrew Scriptures. (Webster, 3d ed)
The fundamental dispositions and traits of humans. (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)
The state that distinguishes organisms from inorganic matter, manifested by growth, metabolism, reproduction, and adaptation. It includes the course of existence, the sum of experiences, the mode of existing, or the fact of being. Over the centuries inquiries into the nature of life have crossed the boundaries from philosophy to biology, forensic medicine, anthropology, etc., in creative as well as scientific literature. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
The intrinsic moral worth ascribed to a living being. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Clusters of topics that fall within the domain of BIOETHICS, the field of study concerned with value questions that arise in biomedicine and health care delivery.
Continuous sequential changes which occur in the physiological and psychological functions during the life-time of an individual.
A philosophically coherent set of propositions (for example, utilitarianism) which attempts to provide general norms for the guidance and evaluation of moral conduct. (from Beauchamp and Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 4th ed)
The interrelationship of medicine and religion.
The normal length of time of an organism's life.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
Standards of conduct that distinguish right from wrong.
The principles of professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the physician, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the physician in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families.
Selective abortion of one or more embryos or fetuses in a multiple gestation pregnancy. The usual goal is to improve the outcome for the remaining embryos or fetuses.
Experimentation on, or using the organs or tissues from, a human or other mammalian conceptus during the prenatal stage of development that is characterized by rapid morphological changes and the differentiation of basic structures. In humans, this includes the period from the time of fertilization to the end of the eighth week after fertilization.
The formation of one or more genetically identical organisms derived by vegetative reproduction from a single cell. The source nuclear material can be embryo-derived, fetus-derived, or taken from an adult somatic cell.
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Those occurrences, including social, psychological, and environmental, which require an adjustment or effect a change in an individual's pattern of living.
The fusion of a spermatozoon (SPERMATOZOA) with an OVUM thus resulting in the formation of a ZYGOTE.
A mature haploid female germ cell extruded from the OVARY at OVULATION.
Intentional removal of a fetus from the uterus by any of a number of techniques. (POPLINE, 1978)
Compounds, usually hormonal, taken orally in order to block ovulation and prevent the occurrence of pregnancy. The hormones are generally estrogen or progesterone or both.
The common orally transmitted traditions, myths, festivals, songs, superstitions, and stories of all peoples.
Sensation of enjoyment or gratification.
Termination of pregnancy under conditions allowed under local laws. (POPLINE Thesaurus, 1991)
An assisted reproductive technique that includes the direct handling and manipulation of oocytes and sperm to achieve fertilization in vitro.
A branch of applied ethics that studies the value implications of practices and developments in life sciences, medicine, and health care.
The entity of a developing mammal (MAMMALS), generally from the cleavage of a ZYGOTE to the end of embryonic differentiation of basic structures. For the human embryo, this represents the first two months of intrauterine development preceding the stages of the FETUS.
Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus.
A synthetic progestational hormone with actions similar to those of PROGESTERONE and about twice as potent as its racemic or (+-)-isomer (NORGESTREL). It is used for contraception, control of menstrual disorders, and treatment of endometriosis.
Endometrial implantation of EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN at the BLASTOCYST stage.
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.
A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an industrial solvent and cooling liquid in electrical transformers. It is a potential carcinogen.
Water that is intended to be ingested.
A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Contamination of the air by tobacco smoke.
Contraceptive substances to be used after COITUS. These agents include high doses of estrogenic drugs; progesterone-receptor blockers; ANTIMETABOLITES; ALKALOIDS, and PROSTAGLANDINS.
Means of postcoital intervention to avoid pregnancy, such as the administration of POSTCOITAL CONTRACEPTIVES to prevent FERTILIZATION of an egg or implantation of a fertilized egg (OVUM IMPLANTATION).
The theory that human CHARACTER and BEHAVIOR are shaped by the GENES that comprise the individual's GENOTYPE rather than by CULTURE; ENVIRONMENT; and individual choice.
The division of a ZYGOTE into two parts, each of which is capable of further development.
C22-unsaturated fatty acids found predominantly in FISH OILS.
Societies whose membership is limited to scientists.
The scientific disciplines concerned with the embryology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, etc., of the nervous system.
Works about comparative studies to verify the effectiveness of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques determined in phase II studies. During these trials, patients are monitored closely by physicians to identify any adverse reactions from long-term use. These studies are performed on groups of patients large enough to identify clinically significant responses and usually last about three years. This concept includes phase III studies conducted in both the U.S. and in other countries.
A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.
A combined vaccine used to prevent MEASLES; MUMPS; and RUBELLA.

Cloning, killing, and identity. (1/72)

One potentially valuable use of cloning is to provide a source of tissues or organs for transplantation. The most important objection to this use of cloning is that a human clone would be the sort of entity that it would be seriously wrong to kill. I argue that entities of the sort that you and I essentially are do not begin to exist until around the seventh month of fetal gestation. Therefore to kill a clone prior to that would not be to kill someone like you or me but would be only to prevent one of us from existing. And even after one of us begins to exist, the objections to killing it remain comparatively weak until its psychological capacities reach a certain level of maturation. These claims support the permissibility of killing a clone during the early stages of its development in order to use its organs for transplantation.  (+info)

Should we clone human beings? Cloning as a source of tissue for transplantation. (2/72)

The most publicly justifiable application of human cloning, if there is one at all, is to provide self-compatible cells or tissues for medical use, especially transplantation. Some have argued that this raises no new ethical issues above those raised by any form of embryo experimentation. I argue that this research is less morally problematic than other embryo research. Indeed, it is not merely morally permissible but morally required that we employ cloning to produce embryos or fetuses for the sake of providing cells, tissues or even organs for therapy, followed by abortion of the embryo or fetus.  (+info)

Beware! Preimplantation genetic diagnosis may solve some old problems but it also raises new ones. (3/72)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PIGD) goes some way to meeting the clinical, psychological and ethical problems of antenatal testing. We should guard, however, against the assumption that PIGD is the answer to all our problems. It also presents some new problems and leaves some old problems untouched. This paper will provide an overview of how PIGD meets some of the old problems but will concentrate on two new challenges for ethics (and, indeed, law). First we look at whether we should always suppose that it is wrong for a clinician to implant a genetically abnormal zygote. The second concern is particularly important in the UK. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (1990) gives clinicians a statutory obligation to consider the interests of the future children they help to create using in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques. Does this mean that because PIGD is based on IVF techniques the balance of power for determining the best interests of the future child shifts from the mother to the clinician?  (+info)

Equality and selection for existence. (4/72)

It is argued that the policy of excluding from further life some human gametes and pre-embryos as "unfit" for existence is not at odds with a defensible idea of human equality. Such an idea must be compatible with the obvious fact that the "functional" value of humans differs, that their "use" to themselves and others differs. A defensible idea of human equality is instead grounded in the fact that as this functional difference is genetically determined, it is nothing which makes humans deserve or be worthy of being better or worse off. Rather, nobody is worth a better life than anyone else. This idea of equality is, however, not applicable to gametes and pre-embryos, since they are not human beings, but something out of which human beings develop.  (+info)

Human embryonic stem cells and respect for life. (5/72)

The purpose of this essay is to stimulate academic discussion about the ethical justification of using human primordial stem cells for tissue transplantation, cell replacement, and gene therapy. There are intriguing alternatives to using embryos obtained from elective abortions and in vitro fertilisation to reconstitute damaged or dysfunctional human organs. These include the expansion and transplantation of latent adult progenitor cells.  (+info)

Is there a 'new ethics of abortion'? (6/72)

This paper argues that the central issue in the abortion debate has not changed since 1967 when the English parliament enacted the Abortion Act. That central issue concerns the moral status of the human fetus. The debate here is not, it is argued, primarily a moral debate, but rather a metaphysical debate and/or a theological debate--though one with massive moral implications. It concerns the nature and attributes that an entity requires to have "full moral standing" or "moral inviolability" including a "right to life". It concerns the question when, in its development from newly fertilised ovum to unequivocally mature, autonomous morally inviolable person does a human being acquire that nature and those attributes, and thus a "right to life". The paper briefly reviews standard answers to these questions, outlining some problems associated with each. Finally there is a brief discussion of one way in which the abortion debate has changed since 1967--notably in the increasingly vociferous claim, especially from disability rights sectors, that abortion on grounds of fetal abnormality implies contempt for and rejection of disabled people--a claim that is rebutted.  (+info)

Reproductive autonomy and the ethics of abortion. (7/72)

Abortion is one of the most controversial issues in today's world. People tend to turn to the law when trying to decide what is the best possible solution to an unwanted pregnancy. Here the author's views on abortion are discussed from a lawyer's and a woman's point of view. By taking into consideration the rights of the fetus an "antagonistic relationship" between the woman and her unborn child may occur. Therefore, women should have more autonomy in the issue. The article concludes with examples of cases in the United States and Ireland where the rights of the fetus are considered more important than those of the mother because of existing laws. This article suggests that a more inclusive ethics of abortion is required rather than a new ethics of abortion when "translating fetal life into law".  (+info)

The place for individual conscience. (8/72)

From a liberationist, feminist, and Catholic point of view, this article attempts to understand the decision of abortion. People are constantly testing their principles and values against the question of abortion. Advances in technology, the rise of communitarianism and the rejection of individualism, and the commodification of children are factors in the way in which the abortion debate is being constructed in society. The paper offers solutions to end the ugliness of the abortion debate by suggesting that we would be able to progress further on the issue of abortion if we looked for the good in the opposing viewpoint. The article continues with a discussion of Catholics For a Free Choice's position on abortion, and notes firstly that there is no firm position within the Catholic Church on when the fetus becomes a person; secondly that the principle of probablism in Roman Catholicism holds that where the church cannot speak definitively on a matter of fact (in this case, on the personhood of the fetus), the consciences of individual Catholics must be primary and respected, and thirdly that the absolute prohibition on abortion by the church is not infallible. In conclusion, only the woman herself can make the abortion decision.  (+info)

LIFE, DEATH, AND POLITICSA run-down of the abortion debate.Few issues have fostered such controversy as has the topic of abortion. The participants in the abortion debate not only have firmly-fixed beliefs, but each group has a self-designated appellat...
Article: Rethinking the Abortion Debate from a Liberal Christian Perspective - A reexamination of the abortion debate from a liberal yet Christian perspective based on 1.) the compassion I feel for all living beings, 2.) a general conclusion based on what is possible politically to care for potential unwanted infants and thus 3.) an overall feeling of compassion and regard for the misery versus the health of women as well as society.
Although the two main sides of the abortion debate tend to agree that a human fetus is biologically and genetically human (that is, of the human species), they often differ in their view on whether or not a human fetus is, in any of various ways, a person. Pro-life supporters argue that abortion is morally wrong on the basis that a fetus is an innocent human person[57] or because a fetus is a potential life that will, in most cases, develop into a fully functional human being.[58] Others reject this position by drawing a distinction between human being and human person, arguing that while the fetus is innocent and biologically human, it is not a person with a right to life.[59] In support of this distinction, some propose a list of criteria as markers of personhood. For example, Mary Ann Warren suggests consciousness (at least the capacity to feel pain), reasoning, self-motivation, the ability to communicate, and self-awareness.[60] According to Warren, a being need not exhibit all of these ...
The latest state bill in a surge of similar moves by Republican legislators seeks to ban abortions 20 weeks after fertilization. Republicans regained majorities in the state Senate and House of Representatives in NovemberâÄôs election and have reignited the abortion debate since session opened in January. Other bills in the House and Senate would limit funding for state-supported health programs used for abortions. Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on Monday to protect innocent lives, she said.
The small-minded people of the abortion debate on Coffee House | Are men not allowed to talk about abortion any more? Ive lost count of the angry comments I…
Alta Charo, a professor of law and ethics, talks with Steve Inskeep about how medical progress has changed the abortion debate over the years.
Thank you for this post. I am a Christian, but believe that the abortion debate in our society can and should only be won with secular arguments. I havent been in Bobs position to ask that question because I dont know any pro-life secularists personally, but if I were, I would be asking so that I could personally know how to respond to my secular friends who are pro-abortion. I know that religious beliefs are not enough to convince them & I would want to know the secular reasons that abortion is wrong. How do you respond to someone who says abortion sometimes is the best way to care about another human being? What if the baby is severely disabled and will have a hard life? Also, how do you respond to someone who says it is okay to take another human life if that life is dependent on your body to survive? I have been shocked by some of the recent abortion discussions where people acknowledge that it takes a human life, but are okay with that because that life is dependent on the mother. People ...
Thank you for this post. I am a Christian, but believe that the abortion debate in our society can and should only be won with secular arguments. I havent been in Bobs position to ask that question because I dont know any pro-life secularists personally, but if I were, I would be asking so that I could personally know how to respond to my secular friends who are pro-abortion. I know that religious beliefs are not enough to convince them & I would want to know the secular reasons that abortion is wrong. How do you respond to someone who says abortion sometimes is the best way to care about another human being? What if the baby is severely disabled and will have a hard life? Also, how do you respond to someone who says it is okay to take another human life if that life is dependent on your body to survive? I have been shocked by some of the recent abortion discussions where people acknowledge that it takes a human life, but are okay with that because that life is dependent on the mother. People ...
The abortion debate should come to a screeching halt by answering one question: When does life begin? In the debate over embryonic stem cell research, Dr. Kelly Hollowell, who has a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, made this telling statement:. As the nation sits embroiled over the battle of where to draw the line on ECSR (Embryonic Stem Cell Research), the real issue that truly divides us is whether embryonic stems represent a who or a what. In other words, are we talking about people or property?. In this abortion debate, when are we talking about people and not property?. We should first define life. Noah Websters primary definition of life in his 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language reads: In a general sense, that state of animals and plants, or of an organized being, in which its natural functions and motions are performed, or in which its organs are capable of performing their functions. [End of quote]. John C. Willke, MD, and his wife, Barbara H. Willke, RN, ...
Ellen, I truly dont understand how Christians can be so-called pro-choice on this issue. I get its a complex matter, the whole where does life begin debate, etc. But I dont understand how we would leave the decision of life or death of a baby up to another human being, and with no regard to a common, social moral about the matter. We are civilized people, a democracy no less, that get the opportunity to speak to this issue as a whole. This is not Christianity vs. Pagan talk, this is a common basis for morality. Where it likely becomes religious, is in how different people value and view human life. The Peter Singers of the world would simply say there is no different in a baby rabbit than there is in human baby: A rat is a pig is a dog. This attitude toward life is prevalent, and these are they that, thought they may not be pro-abortion, they certain dont care too much.. Planned Parenthood receives government funding. They are the largest provider of abortion services. This makes ...
Science for Unborn Human Life is a concise and factual website summarizing the latest scientific and medical research proving early embryonic and fetal development. I have been a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist for more than 25 years and have seen many advances in the science of medicine but none more striking and dramatic than our knowledge about early fetal development. Seeing a baby s heartbeat using ultrasound only 4 weeks after conception and hearing the heartbeat of an unborn child with simple Doppler only 7 weeks after conception is verification that there is a human life at this very early gestation. It is now impossible to deny this overwhelming scientific evidence. And it is impossible to refer to a two-month fetus (the most common gestation age for an elective abortion) as a blob of tissue , as is frequently done at abortion clinics, rather than describe it as the fully developed human being that it has already become. I highly endorse and recommend this website to all who ...
IN 2001, Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago proposed an explanation for why the crime in the U.S. declined so dramatically since the 1990s. Understandably, the kneejerk reaction of the left overshadowed the merits of the study. Unfortunately, the rights fixation on pro life is preventing potentially good policy. The category of abortions for genetic defects will probably keep rising as the technology to detect in utero defects improves. If technology becomes sufficiently advanced to screen for all phenotypes, will more utilitarians and libertarians and even mainstream conservatives condone abortions or genetic engineering, if it would save money or improve society as whole?. Imagine if in the future we can isolate the genes for low IQ or criminality, would it be moral to abort as early as possibly since they would be a drag on society? Billions are spent on long term incarceration with no slowdown in sight as the US population keeps growing. An IQ of around 85, or about two standard ...
Zoey Pulte wears an orange dot on her forehead as she and her mother, Amanda who is opposed to an abortion bill, listen to Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, as she filibusters in an effort to kill the abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. The bill would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and force many clinics that perform the procedure to upgrade their facilities and be classified as ambulatory surgical centers. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) less ...
During last weeks heated debate in Floridas House of Representatives over a misguided measure to require pregnant woman to pay for an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, Representative Janet Long of Tampa, a progressive and highly-regarded member of the Democratic caucus, made a statement in opposition to the bill that was as rhetorically compelling as it was intellectually concerning. She told opponents: Stand down if you dont have ovaries.. The remark proved memorable enough that it was picked up by New York Times opinion columnist Charles Blow, whose otherwise excellent Op-Ed on the wave of anti-abortion legislation that is sweeping through state legislatures made an explicit endorsement of this sentiment. The underlying premise seems to be that since women are the ones forced to bring unwanted fetuses to term when abortion rights are curtailed, they have a greater stake in the outcome of such debates -- and therefore more right to influence policy on the subject.. I can sympathize ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Biebers mom wants to set the record straight: Shes not interested in the political fray on abortion as she promotes Crescendo, a new film she hopes will raise $10 million for centers that help pregnant girls.Pattie Mallette, an unmarried teen herself when she had Bieber, signed on as an executive producer after the film was finished. She said Thursday that she connected personally with the story about a suicide and abortion attempt by Beethovens mother.The
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Attached to the charges of bigotry are calls for the liberalisation of abortion in Ireland. In fact, it is fair to note that more concern has been given to this set of arguments than to the poor Halapanavars.. Par for the course, the liberal media is led by the Guardian newspaper. The Guardian quotes Savitas mother as saying, How many more cases will there be? The rules should be changed as per the requirement of Hindus. We are Hindus, not Christians. Astonishingly, only towards the end of this article is an obstetricians view actually noted. Dr Gerry Whyte, at Trinity College, Dublin, noted that a termination of a miscarrying baby would have been legal within Irish law if deemed absolutely necessary to save the life of a mother. He concluded, Now clearly the case raises issues that I couldnt comment on about medical judgments, about whether or not termination of the pregnancy would have saved her life or not. Elsewhere, another doctor noted, Infection can come out of nowhere and kill ...
Bacteria form the most abundant domain of the Prokaryotic kingdom and are among the earliest forms of life on Earth. Notwithstanding their small size and primitive origin, bacteria still have a tremendous impact on everyday human life. Over the centuries, research into bacteria have provided and enriched the fundamental biological knowledge due to their readily measured processes and effects on higher organisms. Although molecular genetics and microbiology were among the scientific fields that have mostly benefited from the discoveries made in bacteria, our current state of knowledge has gone beyond what anyone could have ever imagined. The present Research Topic aims to cover new and exciting broad aspects of the importance of bacteria to human life, both positive and negative influences. Regulation of bacterial gene expression, replication and segregation control mechanisms, cell to cell communication via quorum sensors, and the relatively recent finding of bacterial immunity via CRISPR, have led to
Note: We ran this post in June of 2016. Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday: On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22,...
Note: We ran this post in June of 2016. Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday: On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22,...
The murder conviction in Philadelphia of abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell in the deaths of three babies and one of his female patients is likely to
One of the last people seated in the witness box at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's murder trial was a character witness for a co-defendant, and had nothing to do with Gosnell's abortion clinic.
In Floridas legislature, teenagers ears must be protected from talk about sexual health, but there are no comparable concerns about firearms.
This is the sixth week of the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the physician charged with five counts of murder in the deaths of a woman and infants at the
ABOUT a month back, a pro-life activist took offence at the conclusion in this newspaper that legislation for the X case had become the bare minimum in terms of the direction of Governm
Anti-abortion campaigners point to Iceland, where a low number of people are born with Downs syndrome, ahead of Fridays vote.
The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the moment of conception when one living sperm from the father joins with one living ovum from the mother.
Initially, it may seem perfectly licit to use aborted fetuses: Is it not right and natural to create some good out of a bad, even evil, situation?
Geneticist Ricki Lewis wrote an article in late 2013 called When Does a Human Life Begin? 17 Timepoints. The article was brought to my attention today which…
By Katie K. - Marysville, Ohio. Editors note. As Scott Fischbach wrote yesterday, we are posting all four winners of the Senior Division of the 2021 NRLC Essay contest this week and all four Junior Division winners next week. Each contestant was asked to write an essay of 500 or fewer words on the simple but fundamental question of Why are you pro-life?. There is irrevocable value in every human life. While I have believed this since I was young, I recognized it most vividly as I recently watched my forty-four year old mother give birth to my sister. The pregnancy was unplanned, and in the eyes of some, inconvenient or even dangerous. Yet, standing in the hospital room watching Mollys birth, I felt nothing but gratefulness for the blessing of life. At the same time, however, staring at our precious, unexpected gift, I was thoroughly sickened by one harsh reality-in some states, my parents could have legally ended Mollys innocent life just hours before she took her first breath. On a ...
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Even the champions of secular individual rights understand that they attribute such rights to a person who somehow deserves a certain dignity.
Anti-aging research is not just a dream of the future. Already, science has increased the average human life span. But what's next?
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We can no longer base our ethics on the idea that human beings are a special form of creation, made in the image of God...Once the religious mumbo-jumbo surrounding the term human has been stripped away, we may continue to see normal members of our species as possessing greater qualities of rationality, self-consciousness, communication and so on than members of any other species, but we will not regard as sacrosanct the life of every member of our species, no matter how limited its capacity for intelligent or even conscious life may be... If we can put aside the obsolete and erroneous notion of the sanctity of all human life, we may start to look at human life as it really is, at the quality of human life that each human being has or can achieve. ...
While the technology treads into uncomfortable territory for social conservatives at first glance, its possible that the prospect of taking the abortion debate in a whole new direction could engender support for the artificial womb. Since [the EUSD] gives some justification to end abortion, by transferring fetuses from mother to machine, conservatives will probably rally around it, says Zoltan Istvan, a transhumanist politician and journalist who ran for U.S. president in 2016. To some extent, Deen agrees with Istvan, provided we get to a point when the artificial womb is already a reality.. The world has a way of moving forward despite the fear of its inhabitants, Deen notes. If the technology gets developed, I could not see any Christians, liberal or conservative, arguing that people seeking abortion ought not opt for a transfer versus an abortive procedure.. So then how realistic is a full-blown artificial womb? The researchers at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia have noted ...
It is a commonplace of Catholic theology that infants, even in the womb, who are killed from odium fidei, hatred of the faith, may be regarded as having undergone a Baptism of blood. The question we wish to raise is whether it is possible and desirable to regard all aborted children, without exception, as supernaturally included within the embrace of divine redemption, to the point, indeed, that the Church, by a solemn act, could declare publicly their martyr status, and invite their intercession.. A culture of death (John Paul II) is a pattern of assumptions and attitudes, found in both the sensibilities of individual persons and the structures of corporate institutions in civil society, the effect of which is to render parents, doctors and lawmakers insensitive to the sacred dignity of human life - especially unborn human life in its mothers womb. Such life, like all human life, already embodies, through the act of creation, the image of God, but it is a specifying feature of the unborn ...
In the abortion debate a lot of effort goes into addressing the exact point at which a legally relevant distinct human entity begins. Scientifically and Medically theres not much question as to when a new living human organism begins, it starts at conception. Period. But the Roe v. Wade case, and much of the legal…
One of the most maddening things to me in this cultural conflict that is the abortion debate is the stubborn and willful ignorance of the opposition. So many of them intentionally ignore the direct object of abortion…the entity which abortion targets and kills…the reason abortion exists…and speak only of the woman who carries the entity…
Then the participants were given an open-ended essay question and asked to answer, from a biological perspective, the question When does a humans life begin?. - Ninety percent of biologists who described themselves as very pro-life said at the moment of fertilization; Almost 75 percent of those who called themselves pro-choice, and approximately 60 percent of those who identified themselves as very pro-choice, answered the same.. When Jacobs began his research about the American abortion debate for a qualitative research class, he surveyed 2,899 American adults and discovered that a large majority of respondents believe that the question When does a humans life begin? is important to the discussion. The poll also revealed that 81 percent of respondents, including a larger share of pro-abortion individuals, selected biologists as the group most qualified to determine when a humans life begins.. Jacobs research also suggests that 83 percent of pro-choice participants surveyed ...
Op-Ed article by Prof Paul Bloom says people turn to science to ask when life begins in hope that objective answer will settle abortion debate once and for all; says that question is not really about life in biological sense, it is asking about magical moment at which cluster of cells becomes more than mere physical thing; says it is a question about the soul; says qualities of mental life associated with souls are purely corporeal, emerging from biochemical processes in the brain; says moral qualities result from brain processes that emerge gradually in both development and evolution; says there is no moment when soulless body becomes ensouled one, so scientific research cannot provide objective answers to that question; drawing (M)
I was a teen when the 1st abortion debates came on the table/news. And even back then I realized one thing. Also I personally do not see it right, - I cant have a say about it. Simply because I am a MALE. So for me the whole abortion issue is 100% an issue to be decided by the females. This said, I might have opened a can of worms with this. I think that some issues should be handed by referendums. And some issues should even then be given to be voted on by the members/gender/age-group to who the issue is relevant. Though I cant off hand right now list any other issue for the exception of abortion, - not enough coffee yet - I do strongly support single issue referrendums for the parties concerned only, and the rest of us to simply butt out ...
I read rather widely and this new law has barely gotten any attention.This law will strengthen the informed consent process around prenatal testing. Spread the word - this may be one of the most significant disability rights laws that we have seen in a very long time. It doesnt matter what side of the abortion debate you may be on - this law is a major step forward in providing real support for families and children ...
Seems like ever since the FDA announced that two more women have died after taking RU-486, one of the drugs used during a medical abortion, the abortion debate has reached a new pitch as pro-lifers have eagerly added this news to their arsenal and pro-choicers have feverishly girded themselves for pitched battle. Naturally, this has been refle ...
Thank you for reading Marys post: In studying the technique of writing I have learned that the works that resonate most with readers/movie audiences are those that penetrate the heart. A great story moves the readers soul. In order to do that, a great writer must be willing to expose his/her own heart and soul.. It is the same with creating memorable characters in your writing. Writers must explore and develop the psyche of both their protagonists and antagonists and must be brave enough to delve into the Dark Side and uncover the Shadow Soul.. Through my research into this topic, I have reached certain irrefutable conclusions about the human soul which have been rocketed into stark focus by the abortion debate. Ireland is holding a referendum in May 2018 to decide whether to honor and uphold the rights of unborn babies, and I have taken a hard look at the pros and cons of the issue during the past months.. We know that the instant a persons soul leaves his/her body, the body falls to the ...
While top state officials say theyre largely swearing off divisive social issues this legislative session in favor of focusing on school funding and property tax relief, advocates on both sides of the abortion debate are getting ready for the next round.
The abortion debate is at the center of U.S. political dialogue, but one important groups voice is often absent in this heated debate: the wo…. ...
A political movement in the United States seeks to define the beginning of human personhood as starting from the moment of fertilization with the result being that abortion, as well as forms of birth control that act to deprive the human embryo of necessary sustenance in implantation, could become illegal.[25][26] Supporters of the movement also state that it would have some effect on the practice of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), but would not lead to the practice being outlawed.[27] Jonathan F. Will says that the personhood framework could produce significant restrictions on IVF to the extent that reproductive clinics find it impossible to provide the services.[28] Currently, the personhood movement is led by the Personhood Alliance, a coalition of state and national personhood organizations headquartered in Washington DC.[29] The Personhood Alliance was founded in 2014 and currently has 22 affiliated organizations.[30] A significant number of the state affiliates of the Personhood Alliance ...
Personhood USA apparently sees itself as the new, hipper, more effective incarnation of the anti-abortion movement. Personhood USA hopes that by establishing the pre-born, as legal persons with protection under the law it will end the injustice of abortion. Its attempt to do this last November through a personhood ballot measure in Colorados failed miserably. Nevertheless, Personhood USA, is committed to working tirelessly to establish personhood in every State. What supporters of this approach dont mention is that if the unborn have legal personhood rights, pregnant women wont. There is really no way around this. As National Advocates for Pregnant Womens video demonstrates, if successful, this strategy will mean that upon become pregnant, women will lose their civil and human rights. As Angela Carder learned it is not just life vs. choice - but life vs. life. Angela Carder, 25 weeks pregnant, was critically ill. More than anything, she wanted to live. A court, however, ordered ...
Some of our supporters have asked whether the Brady Amendment is a personhood amendment. The answer is yes! A personhood measure is any proposal that constitutionally seeks to recognize (without exceptions) that unborn babies are persons deserving of our love and protection by law.. In the infamous 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, Justice Harry Blackmun wrote that:. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the case for abortion, of course, collapses, for the fetus right to life would then be guaranteed.. One need look no further than the section of the Colorado law that deals with homicide to see how central the concept of personhood is: the homicide section is appropriately titled Offenses Against the Person. The Brady Amendment recognizes that all human beings, not just those who are born, are persons and amends the criminal code to that effect!. The language from the Brady Amendment that makes it a Personhood measure is the following:. Section 2. In the interest of the protection of ...
A pregnant 16-year-old in the Dominican Republic became the center of the abortion debate when she died last Friday amid reports that doctors had delayed administering chemotherapy out of fear that it could terminate her pregnancy and violate the Dominican Republics strict anti-abortion law. But her doctor said it was the wait for test results, not abortion ban, that delayed her treatment.
Not only that, but the president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, stated in his endorsement: Other states should draw inspiration from the commitment and perseverance of those behind the California Human Rights Amendment. This is not about party affiliation or ideology. This is about recognizing the sanctity of human life and citizens obligation to enact laws to protect it.. Likewise, Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, applauded the California initiative: Lets start healing this national shame by affirming the personhood of every human being - in law - and start living as if we meant it.. Even as Dred Scott was considered less than fully human, such is the case for the preborn babies in the womb, said Dr. Alveda King in her endorsement of the CHRA.. Dr. Clenard Childress of pointed out that human personhood is the crux of the nations struggle against racism. Our prayer is that personhood would be restored to its proper place in ...
The view that a personhood law or a personhood amendment to a state constitution would outlaw abortion is widespread among the public. Furthermore, pro-abortion proponents, and even a trial court judge, claim that legally defining the word person to include every human being from the moment of conception would also outlaw or restrict embryonic stem cell research, in vitro fertilization, birth control, and treatment necessary to save a pregnant womans life. However, the legal recognition of personhood for a zygote, embryo, or fetus would not outlaw abortion, or anything else, just like legal recognition for an adult does not outlaw the death penalty.. The Constitution does not provide an unconditional right to life to any person. Moreover, the Constitution does not even mention a right to life. Consequently, it is important to examine the ways in which life is protected by the Constitution.. To begin, the Constitution contains two provisions that provide absolute protections of life. ...
On 8 September 2011 the Anscombe Bioethics Centre (a Roman Catholic organisation named after the philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe) organised the conference Human Embryo Research: Law, Ethics and Public Policy. This was topical, in a month when it was announced that Europes first clinical trials using human embryonic stem cells to treat Stargardts macular degeneration (an incurable disease causing blindness in youth) would take place in the UK.. Broadly speaking, there are three positions in respect of human embryo research: an absolute prohibition, ascribing the highest moral value of personhood to embryos; a gradualist compromise, ascribing some intermediary special value to embryos; and no prohibition, with the embryo akin to human tissue with no special moral value. Variations in different countries policies depend largely on the way these perspectives clash.. The morning speakers at the conference presented the different conservative legal rationales that form the basis of laws governing ...
Spirituality is not an optional extra in a healthcare system that generally describes itself as holistic. Along with the physical, the patients need for psychological, spiritual, and emotional care form a quadrilateral generally accepted by healthcare professionals. This amalgam of needs is felt and addressed by persons in their unique life narrative; personhood is thus the pivotal point for discussing spirituality. Personhood in this discussion is distinguished from other person-like terms, such as personality, personal identity, personalism, and individual. It will be argued, first, that personhood can be reduced to thinghood, particularly when a person is reduced to component parts, rather than treated as an indivisible unity of body, mind, and spirit. Questions are also raised about patients as persons, and whether or not a human being can be a non-person. In the second section, the focus is on Annie and her ontological plea. In a culture of autonomous individual rights where rationality is
PERSONHOOD is the key to ENDING child-murder-by-abortion. A plain reading of the 5th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, and analogous due process and equal protection language in the State Constitutions [ for example, Article I., Section 3. of the South Carolina Constitution ], indicates that legal status and therefore protection of constitutional rights, is granted to PERSONS in these provisions. The issue of personhood for the fetus as being the preeminently critical issue was specifically addressed by a US Supreme Court Justice during the October 11, 1972 Roe v. Wade Oral Reargument.. [ Go to these internet links to both a transcript and the actual audio of the October 11, 1972 Roe v. Wade Oral Reargument. ]. Provided below are four examples of legal experts supporting State-level Personhood legislation in SC, MISS, ALA, and OK:. 1) Herb Titus is an attorney, constitutional scholar, author, the founding Dean of College of Law/Govt at Regent University.. 2) Mathew Staver is ...
Consequently, one of the most widely debated topics in the field of bioethics is to determine when human life begins, and particularly to define the biological status of the human embryo, particularly the early embryo, i.e. from impregnation of the egg by the sperm until its implantation in the maternal endometrium.. Irrespective of this, though, this need to define when human life begins (see our article is also due to the fact that during the early stages of human life - approximately during its first 14 days - this young embryo is subject to extensive and diverse threats that, in many cases, lead to its destruction (see HERE).. These threats affect embryos created naturally, mainly through the use of drugs or technical procedures used in the control of human fertility that act via an anti-implantation mechanism, especially intrauterine devices (as DIU); this is also the case of drugs used in emergency contraception, such as levonorgestrel or ulipristal-based drugs (see HERE), because both act ...
Theyre back. Like a bad dream. After a solid rejection by 73 percent of Colorado voters in 2008, an anti-choice group, Personhood USA, has returned with another slightly different proposed constitutional amendment to confer legal personhood on zygotes.. If passed, Amendment 62 would apply the term person to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.. Deceptive, dangerous and misleading, is what Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains spokesperson Monica McCafferty calls it. Its an extreme measure that is more than a sneaky attempt to ban abortion. The ACLU and other pro-choice groups contend that the amendment would not only prohibit abortions but could be used to block stem-cell research and curtail access to in-vitro fertilization and even common forms of contraception.. This is clearly its intention. Our decision to use the words the beginning of biological development of a human being as opposed to the moment of fertilization ...
Abstract: Quality of life and definitions of death are both often based on the concept of personhood - a status given by one human being to another as a result of their relationship and successful interaction. Unfortunately, this important attribute is frequently not given to individuals who do not have the ability to communicate or to interact with others. My research is concerned with enhancing the quality of life of non-communicative persons and their caregivers by using novel technologies to reveal and elicit signs of their personhood. Through my research, I have developed technologies based on signals from the autonomic nervous systems of children with severe and profound disabilities that can be used to reveal responses to external stimuli, and as the source of physiologically-generated music (e.g. biomusic). I have also developed technologies based on electroencephalographic (EEG) signals recorded directly from the brain that may be used to assess levels of consciousness and cognitive ability in
The topic of personhood and abortion is a very controversial one. I agree with Marquis and Thomsons theory on how personhood does not settle the ethical
For a long time, this news site prominently featured the missives of the South Carolina personhood movement on our pages. And we probably will again as this years personhood bill - S. 217 - makes its way through the S.C. General Assembly.. This proposed legislation cleared the S.C. Senate judiciary committee earlier this week - albeit quite contentiously. A lengthy hearing on the bill exposed the extent to which state lawmakers are deeply divided on the issue - at times embarrassingly so.. The measure is now headed to the full Senate, where advocates on both sides of the debate are up in arms - threatening to shut down the chamber over its procedural future.. Tensions are running high … and it seems unlikely cooler heads will prevail.. We have no doubt most supporters of this proposed legislation are profoundly well-intentioned. And with a few minor modifications, we believe their bill would be an important and long-overdue assertion of the primacy of the right to life in this state (and this ...
Well-known advocates include primatologist Jane Goodall, who was appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations to fight the bushmeat trade and end ape extinction; Richard Dawkins, former Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University; Peter Singer, professor of philosophy at Princeton University; and attorney and former Harvard professor Steven Wise, founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), whose aim is to work through U.S. common law on a state-by-state basis to achieve recognition of legal personhood for great apes and other self-aware, autonomous nonhuman animals; all advocate for great ape personhood.[2][16] In December 2013, the NhRP filed three lawsuits on behalf of four chimpanzees being held in captivity in New York State, arguing that they should be recognized as legal persons with the fundamental right to bodily liberty (i.e. not to be held in captivity) and that they are entitled to common law writs of habeas corpus and should be ...
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The Collaborative Research Laboratory of Human Life CORD Applied Cell Medicine. This laboratory was established by Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine and Human Life CORD inc. with the aim of developing preventive and therapeutic measures for sarcopenia.. Sarcopenia, which has a phenotype of skeletal muscle atrophy, muscle weakness, and physical function decline, is attracting attention as a pathological condition that is greatly related to healthy life expectancy in Japan, a super-aged society.. On the other hand, the preventive/therapeutic intervention measures for this pathological condition are limited, and the development of more aggressive intervention measures is desired in the future.. In the department of Community Healthcare & Geriatrics, (geriatrics), we have been continuously conducting basic research on sarcopenia. Based on these experiences, the purpose of this collaborate research laboratory is to clarify the effects of cell therapy using umbilical cord-derived ...
Much of the subsequent media attention focused on discussions about the beginning of life and what value should be attributed to it at what stages of development.. The Conservative Party was gathering for its Annual Conference and quite possibly would have preferred not to have to wade deeply into a controversial discussion about termination of pregnancy. The media, however, was more than delighted and the news has been widely discussed over the last days in print, on television and on radio, culminating in the illustrious BBC Newsnights coverage on Monday night. BBC abortion debate. An unforgettable highlight from other coverage for those who, like myself, take a scientific as well as ethical perspective, on the abortion debate, has to be the attempts by a representative of major UK abortion provider bpas (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) to respond to a BBC interviewers question as to when does life begin. BBC Interview. Asked three times what her explanation would be for the beginning of ...
Some of the most heated rhetoric surrounding a proposed ban on most abortions in the state has swirled around a single family: Tiffany and Chris Campbell of Sioux Falls and their 18-month-old son, Brady.
That General Synod, having received the report of the Social Responsibilities Commission and noting the issues raised by the book Making Babies: The Test Tube and Christian Ethics published at the request of the Commission, expresses its unqualified opposition to any form of live human embryo research for any purpose. Copies of this resolution to be forwarded to the Federal and all State Attorneys-General.. (Rev. A.C. Nichols, 31.8.85). ...
This month, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum have all signed a pledge to support personhood at conception that was crafted by Personhood USA, a Colorado group that has continued to push the idea in several states.. Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Santorum have also agreed to celebrate the personhood concept in a Presidential Pro-Life Forum in Iowa next Tuesday, Dec. 27, that will be moderated by the conservative radio host Steve Deace and broadcast live on his syndicated program. The 90-minute tele-town hall is being hosted by Personhood USA and co-sponsored by several of the countrys most conservative evangelical Christian groups including The Call, Liberty Counsel and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Coalition. An invitation has been extended to the remaining G.O.P. presidential candidates, Personhood USA said in a news release.. ...
Last year's GOP takeover of the U.S. House and statehouses across the country has dramatically changed the shape of the nation's abortion debate.
Posted on 05/11/2012 7:30:11 PM PDT by Morgana. OTTAWA, May 11, 2012 ( - At the March for Life 2012 Mass celebrated in Ottawa s Notre Dame Cathedral yesterday, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast welcomed the enthusiastic and standing-room-only crowd before launching into a homily dissecting the my body, my choice slogan, arguing that it espouses a false sense of personhood. Today as a culture here in Canada we tend to prize our individuality as a false sense of autonomy over relationships, community engagement and duty. In the abortion debate, individual autonomy is often at the core of discussion, the archbishop pointed out. You ve heard the slogan my body, my choice offered as a discussion ending argument. But this is a false sense of personhood. God made us for relationships within and with one another. Our choices affect not only our lives, but also those of our family, our friends and the larger community. Our decisions have an impact beyond the limits of our own bodies, our ...
And thats the point. The culture of death would argue that the term should refer to only those who are born. Yet, the fact is that common sense would take issue with this kind of discriminatory segregation, for it sets aside an entire class of humans and alleges that they are less than equal to the rest of us.. And now people are trying to assign personhood to elephants? Take note please that the cadre of those attempting to achieve personhood for animals and other entities is growing. In fact, in a relevant article on this little known fact, Professor Dianne Irving warned, There is nothing more that these proponents of non-human personhood and of human non-personhood would like better than to have pro-life personhood bills and other legal documents define person in ways that would at least include non-human animals. Example: if person is defined as including all human beings- where human persons are included but the legal door is left open for non-human persons to be included ...
Being fully pro-life means seeing the value of every human being, even in the midst of disability and suffering. A mom shares her familys story of personhood.
Sadly, by granting equivalent legal rights to fertilized eggs, the personhood amendment may tip the scales and begin prioritizing the zygote over the pos...
Guest Post by Goutham Shivshankar A recent development in Indian environmental jurisprudence, has been the grant of legal personhood to nature, or more accurately, several natural geographical features. This was done, initially through two orders dated 30.12.2016 and 20.03.2017 passed by the Utt ...
From the movies Terminator to Blade Runner, images of cyborgs have captivated many audiences. Yet now, what once was seen as science fiction is apart of everyday scientific explorations. The
Personhood is the pro-life battle-ground of the 21st century. Throughout the history of the Church the doctrinal teaching of the
Amphiox Says, yes it was, sorry, but I was replying only to the various ideas postulated, not any particular commentor. Personhood of the HOST is the primary question under attack which fuels the entire abortion debate, but I think thats what you meant. The pro-slavery position implicitly denies the humanity of the host, and so its prudent to constantly remind them of that. Most importantly, the kidney argument (or however people usually refer to it) is the ONLY argument in support of abortion rights for which no actual rebuttal exists. Strategy-wise, its the only argument worth pursuing.. We have to be careful with our distinctions or it will bite us later. For instances, there are many women who desire equality with men but whats so wonderful about the right to dominate others since that is the precise right which men do indeed claim for themselves? Plus it begs the question: if everyone is equally able to dominate, then who precisely is left to dominate? And if a woman doesnt think men ...
Chervenak and McCullough see this point of view as simplifying the whole abortion debate because it prevents ethical analysis of induced abortion and feticide in medical ethics from being paralyzed by divisive debates about a fetal right to life that have been going on for decades, indeed centuries, without any basis for resolution. They state, The ethical concept of the fetus as a patient does not require appeal to the discourse of fetal rights.. Thus the article quickly disregards that all-important line from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Note that the Declaration did not say born equal, but created equal. There can be no dispute that the creation of a unique human life occurs at the moment when an egg is fertilized, not at the moment of birth. Thus human rights begin even ...
The abortion debate revolves around a number of questions. Does a woman have a right to her body that the fetus cannot take away? Does this right mean that a woman has a right to unplug from the fetus? Or, does the fetus have a right to life that is binding on the woman and her body and that outweighs any rights held by the woman, requiring her to give birth? Is a fetus only a fetus or is it a person that deserves rights and protections? Does human life begin at conception or at birth? Is destroying a fetus akin to killing a human or murder? What about the biological father? What rights does he have over a fetus? If the woman seeks an abortion, can he prevent it? And, what if she wants to give birth to a child, while he does not want it to happen? What say does he have? Is this, therefore, simply a question of the womans rights, or the mans rights as well? Is a woman responsible for actions and behavior that may lead to an unwanted pregnancy, making her responsible for the fetus even if ...
Contraception. The Assemblies of God, finding no clear scriptural mandate, does not take an official stand on the appropriateness of contraception within a heterosexual marriage for purposes of regulating the number of children, determining the time of their birth, or safeguarding the health of the mother. These are matters of personal conscience as godly spouses prayerfully covenant with God about the growth of their families. While there are important ethical issues in determining to have a family, the prevention of pregnancy is understood to be qualitatively different from the termination of pregnancy since the sperm has not fertilized the ovum and human life has not yet begun. The biological processes themselves teach us that in Gods creative design not every sperm or ovum is intended to survive and unite. It should be remembered, however, that some methods commonly regarded as contraception, such as the IUD and the morning-after pill, are actually agents that abort, rather than prevent, ...
The research, published in the Dec. 15 issue of Science, identifies and describes a gene that has been manipulated in the laboratory so that its normal activity decreases, thereby permitting the fruit fly to live longer.. This gene - named Indy in homage to the tagline Im Not Dead Yet in the 1975 comedy, Monty Python & The Holy Grail - has been subjected to multiple, independent mutations that all result in extended life span. This is equivalent to an average human life span of 150 years. Crucially, quality of life is not sacrificed in these long-lived fruit flies. They also remain physically and sexually active longer.. In both humans and fruit flies, the Indy gene is found where the body stores energy and uses it. Indy absorbs essential nutrients through the gut, concentrates them in the liver, and reabsorbs them via the kidney.. The researchers suspect that humans have more of this type of gene than do fruit flies, given that people are more complex than insects. Whereas manipulation ...
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The Types of Haemoglobin Throughout Human Life. Introduction: In this article I will be briefly running through the various forms of haemoglobin present in a human; from an embryo to an adult. Firstly lets recap the role and structure of haemoglobin. Role: The role of haemoglobin is rather similar to a delivery truck driver. This…
So, what then? When might we reasonably say that personhood begins?. A starting point that is far more consistent with the facts of biology is not conception but the emergence of the human brain. We declare persons dead when their brains have lost the capacity to govern the core functions necessary for life-breathing, excretion, and the like. When a fetus has developed a brain that can support its basic biological functions, probably at around six months of life, it can be reasonably argued that personhood has begun.. Those in the personhood movement in the United States have let their animus toward abortion blind them to the facts that have emerged about human embryology over the past fifty years. And scientists, sadly, have been unwilling to correct them. Conception is the start of something, but it is more the start of the possible rather than the actual. It is not until a being emerges that has the traits necessary for individual existence that we can and should say that a person has begun. ...
It appears that you and I agree on at least one thing: we should work to reduce the number of abortions.. Let me see if I can touch on two points where we might disagree. First, I would challenge the assertion that abortion is the willing taking of a human life. Since your only support for this claim hinges on a religious belief in an awesome event going on in the womb, I dont think you make a case for personhood aside from one based on faith. To be sure, something fundamental happens during the human reproductive process. But enshrining such a faith-based - not to mention vague - definition in law has serious implications for liberty since it imposes a belief system on those who do not share it.. I dont think identifying the moment when a fetus becomes a person is possible. It makes sense to think it happens after some months of gestation but before birth, and I also think some kind of self-awareness matters. In the end nailing down that personhood moment just shouldnt be done by one ...
This blog will be updated weekly to provide pastors and churches with news relating to the sanctity of human life, as well as links to helpful resources and information ...
The abortion debate was rocked by a recent article by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva in the Journal of Medical Ethics. It argued that infanticide should be permitted by law for the same reason that abortion is permitted, which is to say that a foetus and a newborn baby are not human persons with rights. Giubilini and Minerva argue…. ...
The murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller on May 31st has resulted in a lot of conversation about abortion. Its a topic frequently hushed, or spoken about more around its politics than the actual procedure, the experience itself and the real women who have abortions. So this increased discussion is certainly something potentially positive happening because of something horribly tragic.. However, often in these conversations and news stories, language is used thats confusing or inaccurate, and some statements are made about abortion or women who choose abortion which are false, unrepresentative or misleading. And any of this can come from either side of abortion debates or discussions, due to political aims or motivations, ideological ideas or agendas or just out of plain old ignorance.. ...
Women demonstrate against a possible change to Turkeys abortion laws on Istanbuls Istiklal Caddesi last Friday. While writing about Turkeys abortion debate, which erupted seemingly out of nowhere last month when Prime Minister Erdogan denounced the operation as murder, I interviewed Professor Ayse Akin, one of the countrys foremost authorities on womens health and family planning. An obstetrician…
An online offer to call off an abortion in exchange for $1 million has disgusted people on both sides of the abortion debate.. The deal, described on a website,, and written in an anonymous womans voice, accuses abortion opponents of caring more about oppressing women than saving fetuses.. Titled How much would you pay to stop an abortion? the writer challenges the nations 127 million Americans that identify as pro-life to give less than a penny each to save an unborn child.. The backward direction this country is headed in terms of its treatment of women I feel is due in large part to the influence of the religious right disguised as the pro-life movement, reads the one-page post.. The purportedly pregnant writer gives potential donors 72 hours - the same amount of time a woman must wait in some states before getting an abortion. The author promises that if $1 million is raised, she will put the baby up for adoption and reserve the $1 million for the offspring ...
This reasoning is based on a faulty assumption, namely, that whatever ineffable quality we seek to define as human life is a binary quantity. For the bright-line argument to hold it must be the case that either a thing is human life or it is not, and there are no grey areas. But this is false. Humanity is chock-full of grey areas and always has been. Conservatives who trumpet the sanctity of human life are often first in line to support the death penalty on the grounds that the life of a murderer is less sacred than the life of his or her victims. There is no outcry from conservatives about civilian deaths from drone strikes in the middle east because collateral damage is the price we have to pay to fight terrorism (except, of course, that its not us who pays the price, its them ...
This reasoning is based on a faulty assumption, namely, that whatever ineffable quality we seek to define as human life is a binary quantity. For the bright-line argument to hold it must be the case that either a thing is human life or it is not, and there are no grey areas. But this is false. Humanity is chock-full of grey areas and always has been. Conservatives who trumpet the sanctity of human life are often first in line to support the death penalty on the grounds that the life of a murderer is less sacred than the life of his or her victims. There is no outcry from conservatives about civilian deaths from drone strikes in the middle east because collateral damage is the price we have to pay to fight terrorism (except, of course, that its not us who pays the price, its them ...
Reading Time: 3 minutes. Viability (a babys ability to survive outside the womb if born prematurely), has had a huge impact on the abortion debate. The gestational age of viability is the point at which many elected officials who advocate for abortion will concede that abortion should cease to be a legal option. Consequently, 21 states maintain abortion laws prohibiting the killing of a preborn child who has reached the age of viability. Until recently, 24 weeks gestation was accepted across the board as the age at which doctors would intervene to save a child born prematurely. But, according to the New York Times, new research suggests that more doctors should intervene to assist babies born as early as 22 weeks.. The ability of a very premature child to survive hinges heavily on the development of his lungs. Some doctors reject the notion that a child faces good enough odds of survival prior to 24 weeks, so they simply will not intervene for a baby born earlier. However, physicians have ...
Human Life expectancy has nearly doubled over the past 100 years, and the maximum human life span has also increased dramatically. Even more incredibly, centenarians are now the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, increasing from only 3700 in 1940 to over 60,000 today. This is due largely to modern scientific and medical innovations, in addition to other changes in the way we live our life. Many diseases and environmental factors that used to cut our lives short are no longer as much of an issue. We have antibiotics for infection, sterilization, pasteurization, surgery, immunization, and countless other innovations that werent available in the recent past. If trends are any indication the human life span and life expectancy will continue to increase as our scientific and medical technology evolves. Science is divided on the question of whether it is possible to significantly increase human longevity, or if there are hard and fast biological markers that put a cap on how long we can ...
By John-Henry Westen. PRINCETON, September 12, 2006 ( - In a question and answer article published in the UKs Independent today, controversial Princeton University Professor Peter Singer repeats his notorious stand on the killing of disabled newborns. Asked, Would you kill a disabled baby?, Singer responded, Yes, if that was in the best interests of the baby and of the family as a whole.. People who oppose Singers position have maintained that Singer is the logical extension of the culture of death and that society will eventually embrace his stance if there is no shift to the culture of life. Alex Scadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition commented to about Singer saying, at least hes consistent. In fact, Singer himself uses the abortion debate to justify his murderous stance. Many people find this shocking, continued Singer, yet they support a womans right to have an abortion. Concluding his point, Singer said, One ...
The abortion debate is back in a big way with todays killing in Kansas City of Dr. George Tiller, a doctor who performed abortions. He was killed in -- of all places -- his church.
Fertilization creates a person with her own DNA and a developmental process distinct from the mothers-obviously a baby human. ... By HLI Staff,2020-01-15T15:20:55-05:00July 23rd, 2013,Categories: Fetal Development,Tags: beginning of life, popular, Pro-Life ... Human development begins at fertilization, and that new creature is a baby human. ... 20 Days: The heart of the baby human is in the advanced stages of formation. Her eyes begin to form. Her brain, spinal column, ...
... a senior fellow at The Westchester Institute for Ethics the Human Person, spells out the simple, scientific facts of when human ... This human zygote seems to be very busy. Why do so many people believe a human persons life begins at a later stage? ... This brings up a frequently asked question that goes beyond when life begins. And that is: When does the right to life begin? ... human life begins." Vice President Joe Biden, another pro-abortion Catholic, told Brokaw he personally believes life begins at ...
But in following the twists and turns of Aquinas thinking about the beginning and end of human life, Fabrizio Amerini reaches ... Thomas Aquinas in fact held that human life begins after conception, not at the moment of union. ... When does human life begin? Though often invoked by the Catholic Church for support, Thomas Aquinas in fact held that human ... Aquinas on the Beginning and End of Human Life. Fabrizio Amerini. Translated by Mark Henninger. ...
The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the moment of conception when one living sperm from the ... Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the ... Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization Mar 10, 2017 ... in Human Life and Health Care Ethics, Vol. 2:. "The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the moment of ...
Our laws protect human life-a zygote, scientifically-poses human life. The laws should apply and its only when we allow ... "Physicians, biologists, and other scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human being - a being ... Life begins at conception. In regards to abortion, my stand is totally against it except for extreme cases (i.e. life of the ... I personally think that life does begin at conception, and ever life is scared because thats the way I was raised but I do ...
Although the definition of the beginning of life is rather difficult, Islamic teachings clarify that ensoulment - occurring ... 2009). Human life cycle and the Beginning of Life: An Islamic Perspective. Periodicum biologorum, 111 (3), 365-372. Preuzeto s ... "Human life cycle and the Beginning of Life: An Islamic Perspective." Periodicum biologorum, vol. 111, br. 3, 2009, str. 365-372 ... "Human life cycle and the Beginning of Life: An Islamic Perspective", Periodicum biologorum, vol.111, br. 3, str. 365-372, 2009 ...
Mississippi residents vote Tuesday on a controversial ballot initiative that seeks to define a fertilized human egg as a person ... valuable human life begin? Thats with the union of the two sets of chromosome. You have a complete human being that begins ... God, the Bible and the Church are all clear on when human life begins. People know when it begins. The only ones who disagree ... The question is when does human life begin? It easy to answer. When the DNA is unique and is identifiable as human. Period. The ...
... to reinforce and elaborate on the measures states must take to guarantee womens right to life on the basis of equality and ... international human rights law recognizing that the right to life begins at birth and expand the scope of when life begins. ... International human rights law has long-established that the right to life begins at birth, and any other approach would be in ... Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth. WASHINGTON - More than 50 NGOs are ...
Geneticist Ricki Lewis wrote an article in late 2013 called When Does a Human Life Begin? 17 Timepoints. The article was ... But why does that matter? Were talking about when human life begins, not when sustainable human life begins. Ive more than ... "human life" begins, and now she claims week 21 because thats when a sustainable human life begins. I dont like to just assume ... She asserts that life science books dont make claims about when life begins. Well, I dont know about life science books, but ...
... human, being, person, individual, human being, life and human life,/strong,. Unfortunately, every one of those terms has been ... is that the fusion of sperm and oocyte begins the life of the new individual human being. In Human Embryology the terms ... Search ,, Home » Kischer » When Does Human Life Begin? The Final Answer When Does Human Life Begin? The Final Answer A human ... human, being, person, individual, human being, life and human life. Unfortunately, every one of those terms has been parsed and ...
... and has hastened this drastic decline in the respect for human life. It is not just because of the willful and devious use of ... "safeguard human life" from "the very beginning". Indeed, especially over the last 40 years or so, the value of human life has ... from the very beginning? Pre-embryos and Pre-embryo substitutes: Safeguarding human life from the very beginning? Dianne ... is the beginning of when a human being begins to exist. But this would render the human being already existing before the ...
... this need to define when human life begins (see our article is also due to the fact that during the early stages of human life ... The biological status of the early human embryo. When does human life begins?. ... Consequently, one of the most widely debated topics in the field of bioethics is to determine when human life begins, and ... "Those who argue that that embryo can be destroyed with impunity will have to prove that this newly created life is not human. ...
... is not a human being….I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception." ... Scientists Speak before the Senate: Human Life Begins at Conception. Posted on September 10, 2012 by Tech ... 3 Responses to Scientists Speak before the Senate: Human Life Begins at Conception. * Pingback: Understand Now! - Choices4Life ... "Physicians, biologists, and other scientists agree that conception marks the beginning of the life of a human being - a being ...
... and philosophy is to try to pinpoint the beginning of an individual human life. The consequences of this discussion are vitally ... fertilization is the point at which human life begins. Human Life (Personhood) May Begin at around the 9th Week of Development ... since brain death means the end of human life. Children born with anencephaly can never experience a human life. Human identity ... In an earlier paper 8 it was argued that human life begins when the newly formed body systems begin to function as a whole, ...
Does not human life end with the cessation of brain ... Thread: When does human life begin? * LinkBack. *. LinkBack URL ... Does not human life end with the cessation of brain activity? So doesnt it make sense that human life begins when brain ... Does not human life end with the cessation of brain activity? So doesnt it make sense that human life begins when brain ... Does not human life end with the cessation of brain activity? So doesnt it make sense that human life begins when brain ...
... life in our solar system will continue in other places. But thats just the beginning. Another benefit of seeding Earth life on ... The first obvious benefit is that it will get Earth life off of Earth, making it more likely that it will survive. Humans are ... Perhaps life on Mars will revert to adaptations that existing on Earth when our climate was harsher. But over time that could ... Yes it could take a very long time to evolve higher lifeforms on Mars if we start by just sending microorganisms, insects, ...
We must always remember that all human beings begin life as a feces. A feces is a living being in the eyes of God, who has ... endowed that feces with all of the rights and God-given blessings of any other human being. The audience listened in disbelief ... appearing before a right-to-life rally in Tampa, Florida on June 17, 2004 stated: ... NEWSWEEK: Bush at right-to-life rally says all human beings begin life as a feces....(not a typo) NEWSWEEK reports that ...
The debate IS NOT when human life begins. A new human life identifiable by his or her unique DNA is created at conception. ... At what point does a human life become a person?. At what point does a human life gain protection under the law?. At what ... The point at which a human life is deemed to be a person is the point at which that human life is deemed to have sufficient, ... The point at which a human life is granted legal protection is the point at which that human life is deemed to have sufficient ...
Infectious diseases cause chronic inflammation in the blood that d...,USC,study,links,historical,increases,in,life,span,to, ... Starting in the mid-1850s humans began living longer due researchers...But two USC gerontologists have found an invisible cause ... Starting in the mid-1850s, humans began living longer due, researchers believe, to improvements in living conditions, nutrition ... 17 issue of the journal Science, Caleb Finch and Eileen Crimmins firmly link this gradual yet steady increase in human life ...
Tag Archives: when human life begins. ACOG and when human life begins. Posted on May 19, 2014. by Sheila ... Its like saying "human life begins when human life begins.". See, heres what gets me. That the term "consensus" is thrown ... human embryology, settled science, when human life begins , Leave a reply ... The science is settled, its not even a consensus, it is a unanimity, that human life begins at conception. So I hope the next ...
Life is a continuum, because of which if the life of a human being begins in the moment of fertilization, with the zygote that ... The question of when human life begins is for the field of biology. The question of whether every human being is morally ... In this article we discuss some of the more relevant biological evidence supporting the fact that beginning human life begins ... The beginning of life in Greek medical and philosophical writings. The process of generating a new human individual has long ...
A recently published review on the role of ARA in human milk highlights its importance as a precursor of a variety of bioactive ... A recently published review on the role of ARA in human milk highlights its importance as a precursor of a variety of bioactive ... molecules that influence metabolic and developmental pathways during early life. ... molecules that influence metabolic and developmental pathways during early life. ...
Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization By Luke Faulkner , March 1, 2017 , 09:04pm The scientific community ... in Human Life and Health Care Ethics, Vol. 2:. "The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the moment of ... Here are a few additional quotes from medical experts and textbooks on fetal development that prove that human life begins at ... The scientific community continues to prove that human life begins at conception (fertilization).. In their latest edition of ...
When Does a Human Life Begin? 17 Timepoints. October 3, 2013. Ricki Lewis, PhD Uncategorized ... Being a biologist, a textbook author, and a mother, Ive thought a great deal about the question of when a human life begins. ... I rerun this most-read post about when human life begins every time that the discussion resurges, which is usually in the ... Until an artificial uterus becomes a reality, technology defines, for me, when a human life begins. ...
THE STATUS OF EARLY HUMAN LIFE. Life Begins at Conception. The reasons for believing that life begins at conception are ... then the life of this embryo is twice as valuable. Whether one or two individuals begin at conception, human life still begins ... Human life begins at conception because the cell contains human DNA and it is developing as a new individual. ... To ridicule the idea that life begins at conception, advocates of embryo research suggest that germ cells also are human life ...
Next Saturday We All Start Going Into Ecological Debt - Earth Overshoot Day 2010 is August 21st. Chinas Ecological Footprint ... If the entire human population consumed plant material like the average North American today, we would use more than 55% of all ... Between 1995 and 2005, human consumption of land plants increased from 20-25% of total plant production on the planet each year ... for resources as more of the world enters into consumeristic lifestyles both play a part in the rising amount of plant life ...
Start of Human Life Shown by Electron Microscope Pictures By Science News ...
Forest lives are changing, with combined human/insect threats.. Posted Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:10:01 GMT by JW. Dowey. From Myanmar ... Zero Waste Week starts. Posted Mon, 04 Sep 2017 14:58:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong. Zero waste organisations have been spreading to ... Conservation begins in our minds, but demands much more than that. Barbary macaques : threatened and unique. ... How did such diverse habits evolve? Well, start reading here. Butterflies just love ants ---. ...
"National Right to Life believes human life begins when an egg is fertilized." You will notice this is stated as if it were in ... National Right to Life is correct: human lives begin at conception. There is no debating this. There is a debate about whether ... National Right to Life believes human life begins when an egg is fertilized, and several of the bills other proponents have ... When asked when life begins, she replied: "For me, life [for my children] began when I delivered them." Hillary Clinton, a ...
In simple terms, human life is never potential. Life is life. A life that is not living, is dead. The conflation continues. The ... human, being, person, individual, human being, life and human life. Unfortunately, every one of those terms has been parsed and ... The Corruption of The Science of Human Embryology. How did the basic fact of when human life begins, and other facts about ... Indeed, all of life is contained within a time continuum. Thus, the beginning of a new life is exacted by the beginning of ...
  • We are going to acknowledge the sanctity of human life. (
  • Indeed, that "voice" must be nothing less than millions of American voices raised in unison in defense of political liberty and economic freedom, the sanctity of human life and the integrity of marriage and the family, and the sovereignty and security of our nation. (
  • Athens Pride 2021 - Pride March We spent another year watching our lives go by and our few claimed rights being constantly violated. (
  • The dignity of human life is being called into question every day in our world on every level. (
  • These innocent human beings, who are entitled to the most basic human rights, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. (
  • During his speech after the vote, Santorum re-asserted his pro-life theme and said, "What motivates me: the dignity of every human life. (
  • Our defense of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of human life. (
  • In this video Kairos host Joshua Pfeiffer sits down with fellow Lutherans for Life members Chelsea Pietsch and Meg Pearce to discuss ten ways Christians can respond to abortion and build a culture of life in their congregations, families and community. (
  • The Heartbeat Bill, when it goes into effect, will prohibit abortion when a human heartbeat can be detected. (
  • Since that time, Live Action has grown to become one of the leading national pro-life and human rights organizations in America, dedicated to ending abortion and inspiring a culture that respects and defends life. (
  • The human rights abuses of the abortion industry must end. (
  • EXPOSE the human rights abuses and corruption of the abortion industry and lobby. (
  • While Mr. Buhr is relatively accurate in describing the position of the Catholic Church with respect to abortion, he goes 10 steps too far in declaring that all students running for student body president must pledge unwavering support to the pro-life cause, or risk allowing the infiltration of "church's enemies" to our University. (
  • Flip is one of the greatest human beings I've ever met in my life. (
  • Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. (
  • You as human beings have no option - but that of flowing with the rhythm of the Universe. (
  • Our work as human beings is to work toward the higher. (
  • The uncanny valley has been used to explain our adverse reactions to all sorts of almost-humans from zombies, androids and corpses to the creepy clowns recently terrorising North America. (
  • This album was me looking at our inability to change to a way of life that would sustain the human race and save the planet," Searle said. (
  • Cursed with powers that grant her a long life that spans centuries, she is forced to consume human hearts to sustain herself at the cost of her own humanity. (
  • Day of the Dead (1985) reduced life to a series of military manouevers, while humans lived underground and scientists began studying the zombies. (
  • The entrepreneurial Kaufman has established and lives atop a ritzy community of luxury apartments, safe from the zombies. (
  • Romero unexpectedly sets up a few scenes of squealing, marauding humans swooping in and slaughtering the helpless zombies who are seemingly going about their own business. (
  • Romero then one-ups the formula by revealing that these zombies are beginning to acquire intelligence. (
  • or a troubled woman whose suppressed past trauma had begun to manifest as supernatural power. (
  • These blessings would manifest in your life in myriad ways or forms. (
  • Questions are being asked by many over the continued existence and wellbeing of human and other life on planet Earth. (
  • Earth is no longer able to support human life, and trying to scratch out a meager existence is nearly impossible. (
  • It is instead a permanent dimension of human existence. (
  • It is necessary to resolve this issue, however, in order to maintain the claim that faith is pertinent to human existence. (
  • Manning said during a pre-trial hearing in February he leaked the material to expose the U.S military's "bloodlust" and disregard for human life, and what he considered American diplomatic deceit. (
  • As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon's broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur. (
  • Inspirational stories based on Christian principles to help you lead a better life with God's guidance. (
  • Lewis' marvelous tale brilliantly illustrates how and why Jesus' life, death and resurrection vanquished Satan and the other fallen gods who had seized God's "Narnia. (
  • For centuries humans' lives have been shaped around their food and how to get it. (
  • Does Human Life Begin When We Take Our First Breath? (
  • And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food. (
  • They started Airquake Records in February, 1996, and entered a local studio to start recording 3/3 . (
  • In my study , I learned at least three methods for maintaining joy in God that Edwards practiced in his own life amid the relentless trials and strains of pastoral ministry. (
  • God has called us to work and service across all spheres of life - at the office, in the home, on the street, in the church - and thus, the key struggles we'll face have just as much to do with finding the right work- work balance, even amid this so-called "life. (
  • Because the Anabaptists have generally emphasized faith that is evidenced by works and thus on Jesus' life as an example to be followed, it may prima facia appear that the saving work of the cross was less central to the early Anabaptists than it was to the Reformers and to Evangelicals. (
  • He writes: "Jesus Christ did not come into the world as a substitute for human freedom or to eliminate human trial. (
  • All that we believe and hold true as Christians has become countercultural and human life has now become a commodity with a monetary value. (
  • The total output of the world economy for the last 2000 years was nearly flat until around the year 1500, and then it slowly started creeping up before it took the hockey stick shape around the year 1800, when it crossed one trillion international dollars. (
  • Given that the scale on the horizontal axis is 2000 years, it appears that total world GDP took off vertically life a rocket. (
  • Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. (
  • One Astoria -based nonprofit is looking to unite and provide support for LGBTQ human rights activists from around the world. (
  • Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. (
  • Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. (
  • The shift in the human mind towards Divinity is making its impact felt at various places all over the world. (
  • It's the only way to stay alive in a world of night -- a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood. (
  • As God created the world, it was the intent that both humans and animals would nourish themselves solely with plant life. (
  • But things fell apart after God set up the world, and creatures began to feed on one another. (
  • Now, the problem that often exists as the world of faith intersects the world of our daily lives, there is an 'ought-to-be,' and an 'is. (
  • Gretel's life has been coupled with one trauma after the next, starting with the loss of her brother at a young age and then her mentor just recently, both due to the machinations of an evil witch. (
  • Rather, this account speaks to the deeper stuff: life, becoming a better man and, yes, occasionally meeting super-important people who could totally change your life. (
  • We're all familiar with the cultural calls for "work-life balance," prodding us to level out our "day jobs" with the deeper and broader things of "life. (
  • As he launched an investigation, digging deep into Alma's life and introducing her to expert mediums and scientists, Fodor sought to determine whether she was a skilled fraud. (
  • Life Drawing sessions are open to those who wish to practice drawing the human figure in a group setting. (
  • Daily life challenges can become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action. (
  • You can't control who walks into your life. (
  • In all my years in the military serving with people of all walks of life from this country to include: race, economic status, gender and nationality, and serving under both parties, I've never seen the extreme vitriol of hate that I have seen this last year and now amplified today. (
  • Being in the military, I have seen many women from all walks of life be the "first," at many things, so their triumphs and struggles are not foreign to me. (
  • Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards today signed the bill banning abortions when an unborn baby's heartbeat begins. (
  • Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says he will sign a bill that bans abortions when a baby's heartbeat begins. (
  • To help with starting out, GPEL also began an Indiegogo online campaign with the goal of raising $2,000 which will go toward activities for the LGBTQ human rights activists and also help provide funds for participants making the trip to the city for next year's conference. (
  • Secondary in importance, all of Inlet's repertory speaks creatively about human life issues and does so in a life-giving manner. (
  • That's why he founded Liberationist, a Change Leadership School: In his capacity advising CEOs of everything from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Razzetti has been able to lead and transform organizations for over twenty years. (
  • As religious conservatives are receiving some cold shoulders from the Republican Party, they're beginning to launch new political organizations of their own. (
  • Louisiana Right to Life supports protecting all unborn babies, including those with a heartbeat that begins only 18 days after conception. (
  • Of course, it is well-acknowledged the Pope asserts that every right starts with life, which he believes to begin at conception. (
  • People did not reflect when the charismatic communities placed men and women together whereas in religious life they have been separate for 2,000 years. (
  • Indeed it is true that for nearly all of human history that stretches back at least 200 to 300 thousand years, there was little improvement in the material prospects of life. (
  • And if we're honest about this in the beginning, the prospects for integration become much rosier. (
  • Change has to start on a personal level. (
  • Gloria Steinem-writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader-now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change. (
  • And so began a lifetime of travel, of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution. (
  • reflects a period of great change in my life. (
  • yet many amongst us have started recognizing the signs of the coming change. (
  • The human mind would go through many levels of change. (
  • Stretch for Change challenges traditional change management theories with a down-to-earth and human-centered approach. (
  • I was able to regain the joy in my life that had escaped me. (
  • Everyone knows that conservatives and Republicans are struggling at the moment and trying to figure out how to regain their influence in politics, motivate their supporters, and start winning elections. (
  • Because nothing is ever that easy, her ship get hit by raiders, and Hope can't manage keep her big mouth shut when their alien captors begin tormenting one of the younger women. (
  • And so," the witch continues, "that human creature is mine. (
  • When he's chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene's carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. (
  • This move proved central to both his life style and work. (
  • Your prayers work magic in others lives. (
  • For an introduction to the life and work of Msgr. Luigi Giussani see: Massimo Camisasca, Comunione e Liberazione , 3 vols. (
  • Point being: Sometimes "work" is a lot less work than "life. (
  • In these situations, it would seem that the boilerplate singalong of "work-life balance" would be better if played in reverse. (
  • You might have heard of the uncanny valley: the notion that the more human-like a non-human character becomes, the more we like it - until suddenly, we don't. (
  • There's not a lot of coaches that us players play for that you continue on and have a life-long relationship/friendship with. (
  • The preborn child is the most vulnerable member of the human family, yet the least protected. (
  • Whatever others may say, we at the American Principles Project and all who join with us reaffirm the truth that each and every member of the human family is, "created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. (
  • Kate Summerscale bewitches readers with this deeply researched "true ghost story," an engrossing real-life tale of paranormal mystery and human obsession. (
  • The road is messy in the way that real life is messy. (
  • Gingrich said the race for the GOP nomination was just beginning. (
  • If you're from the human race and somebody gets targeted, then everybody gets targeted," she says. (
  • It did not have a breakdown to show which candidates received the strongest support of those most pro-life voters. (
  • Being present in the moment is what affords us, to borrow a term from Henry James, "a personal and direct impression of life. (
  • It should feel more personal and human. (
  • Each day begins with a prayer dedicated to a continent. (
  • Revolutionary program begins in time for one of the biggest pizza days of the year - Millions of pizzas are likely to be eaten this weekend - Domino's wants to give rewards points for all of them! (
  • They often go days without meaningful human contact. (
  • Our mission in the book was to broaden everyone's awareness of their creative power: how it starts with their thoughts, intensifies with their words, and ends up being the very days they are living. (
  • A few days before the start of Hanukkah, a small group gathered on a street corner in downtown Whitefish, holding stacks of paper menorahs. (
  • Both compose paintings with detailed, vibrant patterns, which, they say, allude to the positive human and spiritual energy they seek in daily life, having both endured health crises and other challenges in their pasts. (
  • How do you go on vacation when your daily life increasingly centers on an act (and means) of vacating? (
  • In the absence his beloved brother left behind, a dark void created by anger, frustration, and fear begins to open within Azahr. (
  • I had diagnosed myself as markedly joy-deficient when I searched for evidence of the fruit of the Spirit in my life (Galatians 5:22). (
  • But it is also my sincere belief that being pro-life means more than just being pro-birth," said Edwards. (
  • But Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, told after the signing: "We thank Governor Edwards for signing the Heartbeat bill into law to protect unborn babies whose heartbeat can be detected. (
  • Edwards is a Democrat but he is one of the few pro-life Democrats in a prominent elected position nationwide. (
  • Why I've chosen Michele Madigan Somerville's Glamourous Life as my Lenten companion. (
  • Human Again is the fourth in a five part companion series that rewrites the classic tales of happily ever after. (
  • Bear can't tell time and it's causing chaos for the human family he lives with. (
  • When Chase Polyak '25 of Lombard, Illinois, starts at Ripon College as a freshman this fall, she brings with her some touching family connections. (
  • His memory of life before humans and cages is hazy, until a terrified young elephant joins him and he starts to remember the importance of family and belonging. (
  • He said he chose information he believed would not the harm the United States and he wanted to start a debate on military and foreign policy. (
  • In my close to 30 years of military service (I'm now retired), my main concern with the person standing next to me either in our headquarters office or in a deployment was: do they know their job and can they save my life or the life of my shipmates, if needed? (
  • Juzo and the others try to get back into their normal lives as things have seemingly resolved with Spitzbergen. (
  • Back in October, they dropped their surprise new song " Animals ," which highlights the existential crises we deal with in life. (
  • Sometimes they simply start out with confused wonderment, as was the case when a young Tony Casillo stumbled into a mom-and-pop typewriter repair store in Midtown Manhattan back in the late 1970s. (
  • He came to call man back to true religiosity , without which every claim to a solution of the human problems is a lie. (
  • The point may seem trivial, but the overlap of this with that implies a great deal for how we order our lives, from the bottom to the top and back again. (
  • When at the age of eighteen she resolved to consecrate her life to God, she conceived the idea of founding a religious congregation dedicated to assisting these workers spiritually, morally, and materially, but her archbishop considered her too young for such an undertaking. (
  • His intention is to retrieve the unity and catholicity of Christian experience, and to illustrate that Christian experience is the fulfillment of human and religious experience. (
  • This means that both human and religious experience (or experience tout court ) are grounded in original experience as he conceives it and are used interchangeably. (
  • Evolutionary theory suggests that life began 3 billion years ago. (
  • Humans evolved only 200,000 years ago. (
  • About nine years ago, Olson also began painting. (
  • We have been here 0.006% of the total time that life has existed. (
  • Time to get out on the streets in solidarity, where it all started. (