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Catholic News Agency: On Gene Editing

By Grazie Pozo Christie A Chinese scientist, Jiankui He, last month announced the birth of twin babies whose genes he claims to have modified while they were embryos. On that day, the world woke up to the realization that the age of GMO humans is…

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Federalist: NIH Swiftly Condemns Gene Editing In China, Silent On The U.S. Fetal Harvesting Market

By Grazie Christie When a Chinese scientist recently claimed to have altered the genetic makeup of two separate embryos and implanted them in a woman, resulting in the birth of twin girls, the objections from the international scientific community were swift and powerful. National Institutes…

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Examiner: Trump’s new USAID education policy props up world youth

By Grazie Pozo Christie The U.S. Agency for International Development has just announced a policy to guide U.S. investments in the education of foreign children. Here’s the critical piece: The new policy stresses Americans’ commitment to the world’s most marginalized children, including girls, who are too often…

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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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USA TODAY: Most Americans don’t want a standing ovation for abortions until birth. But Democrats do.

By Ashley McGuire A standing ovation for abortion? That’s what New York’s Reproductive Health Act got in the Senate chamber when it passed last week. Lawmakers and bystanders stood and applauded a law that legalizes abortion all the way up until birth, for any reason. The left may be…

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The Hill: The Dems support for abortion is out of step with the American people

By Ashley McGuire I’d like to extend an invitation from one radical to another. Specifically, I would like to invite Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to attend today’s March for Life. The March for Life, held in Washington, D.C. on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is the largest annual human…

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RealClearPolitics: Why Science Strengthens the Pro-Life Argument

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Can science undo the havoc that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey wreaked on America?  The country’s leading pro-life leaders believe so.  “Unique From Day One:  Pro-life Is Pro-science,” the theme for this year’s pro-life March for Life, focuses on the natural alliance between…

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CNA: Mind, Heart, and Soul

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer The Catholic Church in the United States has received staggering blows of late. The sinful and criminal behavior of a former leading prelate, the statewide investigations into clergy sex abuse across the country, the Vatican’s confused and vapid response – all have…

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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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