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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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Examiner: Democrats double down on abortion rather than heed Claire McCaskill’s sage advice

By Maureen Ferguson Now that Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives and ushered Nancy Pelosi in as speaker, they would be wise to listen to the voice of another (once) powerful Democratic woman, former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Fresh off her election…

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Examiner: Ulrich Klopfer’s treatment of aborted babies is horrifying, but not shocking

By Maureen Ferguson The recent “shocking” discovery of the remains of 2,246 human fetuses at the home of Indiana abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer is indeed horrifying, ghastly, and above all utterly heartbreaking. But it is not shocking. Our abortion culture has so dehumanized the “unwanted”…

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Washington Times: Applying liberal dog whistles to judicial nominations

By Maureen Ferguson The religious beliefs of nominees have suddenly become fair game in the judicial confirmation process. Consider the frosty line of questioning Sens. Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono recently leveled at a federal judicial nominee. In a questionnaire for federal court nominee Brian Buescher, Ms. Harris pointed out that,…

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Catholic Herald: Catholic schools break the cycle of poverty. Why are they being targeted?

By Maureen Ferguson It is a grand Washington, DC tradition. Every year, on the first Sunday in October, Catholic and non-Catholic dignitaries alike gather at St Matthew’s Cathedral to pray for the judicial branch of government. It’s the annual Red Mass, a tradition that extends…

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Catholic Herald: Anti-Natalism is So Last Century

By Maureen Ferguson Ever since the Garden of Eden, we have been told to be fruitful and multiply. Affirmation of this commandment is now coming from the strangest places. The quirky futurist Elon Musk recently issued a dire warning. “Most people think we have too…

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RealClearPolitics: Protecting the Unborn From the Ultimate Pain

By Maureen Ferguson “Most men,” says “Game of Thrones” character Tyrion Lannister, “would rather deny a hard truth than face it.” This week the U.S. Senate will face some hard truths – and confront several persistent myths – as it considers the Pain Capable Unborn…

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Biden’s Hypocrisy: How Biden Invoked a Papal Quote Yet Defies Catholic Beliefs

At a speech in Pittsburgh today, presidential candidate Joe Biden closed with a quote from Saint John Paul II. However, Biden, a Catholic, has chosen to reject the Catholic Church’s call to defend the most vulnerable, the unborn. Statement from Maureen Ferguson, Senior Fellow for…

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Unlike Biden, President Trump Demonstrates Transparency by Revealing Potential Supreme Court Picks

Statement from Maureen Ferguson, Senior Fellow for The Catholic Association: “President Trump continues to keep his promise to transform the federal judiciary and his newest list of potential Supreme Court picks is further evidence of this. In releasing this expanded list, he brings transparency and clarity to…

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Statements from TCA on the Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Statement from Maureen Ferguson, Senior Fellow for The Catholic Association: “Judge Barrett is a brilliant and esteemed constitutional scholar who is admired as much for her magnanimous heart as for her intelligence. In the hearings, Americans will get to know an extraordinary woman: a principled…

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