Archive for Maureen Ferguson

The Hill: An infanticide question awaits the Democratic nominee in 2020

By Maureen Ferguson Most abortions are successful in achieving their end. Women become un-pregnant. Occasionally, though, a complication can occur in which a woman becomes un-pregnant, but the baby is unexpectedly born alive. What then? Abortion survivors, like Melissa Ohden, were on Capitol Hill this week…

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Washington Examiner: Survivors of late-term abortion are grown up and speaking out

By Maureen Ferguson Nothing speaks louder in the ongoing debate over late-term abortion than a crying newborn baby, particularly a baby who was accidentally born alive after an attempted abortion. The voices of these abortion survivors are very powerful. Now adults, they have been speaking out to tell…

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Examiner: Kathy Tran cares more for butterflies than babies in the womb

By Maureen Ferguson Butterflies and babies. Both are beautiful. Both develop in miraculous ways. A butterfly emerges after about 12 days in a cocoon, where it began as a caterpillar. A baby takes a little longer, emerging from the womb after about 40 weeks of…

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CNA: Giving Thanks for the Church

By Maureen Ferguson It’s a great time to be Catholic. I mean that sincerely… in the sense of Dickens’ opening lines in A Tale of Two Cities. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… it was the season of light, it…

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RealClearReligion: Pope Francis, Please Prosecute

By Maureen Ferguson Fyodor Dostoyevsky observes in his novel The House of the Dead, “Man is a creature that can get accustomed to anything.” As the bishops of the Catholic Church convene in Baltimore this week to address the abuse crisis, Dostoyevsky’s reflection on human nature…

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TCA Statements on Title X Planned Parenthood Defunding

May 18, 2018 “Americans don’t want their hard-earned tax dollars paying for abortions, a fact polling consistently confirms. In redirecting Title X funding to nonviolent women’s health centers, the government ensures that the needs of low income women will continue to be served without lining…

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RealClearPolitics: When the State Stands Between Parents and Child

By Maureen Malloy Ferguson The core question at the heart of the wrenching case of gravely ill British toddler Alfie Evans is “Who decides?”  Alfie’s parents’ wishes for his care have been overruled by the hospital and the British courts, and a very ugly public…

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The Hill: Conscience protections for health-care providers should be standard.

By Maureen Ferguson There is a growing cognitive dissonance in the pro-choice crowd. They preach choice, but practice coercion. In the name of choice, the abortion lobby and their allies in Congress are insisting that medical professionals be compelled to perform abortions. Consider the case…

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Washington Examiner: The Senate can end the cruelty of 12,000 yearly late-term abortions

By Maureen Ferguson The esteemed Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., once called a type of late-term abortion “too close to infanticide” and voted to ban it, along with 13 fellow Democrats who reached a similar conclusion. On Monday, the Senate will again vote on a late-term…

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Something both sides of the abortion debate can agree on

By Maureen Malloy Ferguson Finally, there is something reasonable pro-choice and pro-life folks should be able to agree upon. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle took a break from the tax reform debate to focus on conscience protections for healthcare workers. Nurses from different…

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