Forget PETA! How about PETH (People for the Ethical Treatment of Humans)?

I’ve seen cars with a bumper sticker on one side saying ‘Pro Choice’ and a bumper sticker on the other side saying ‘The question is not, can they reason? nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?’ with a picture of a cow.  This same person is worried about a cow suffering and not a human baby that was ripped apart in the womb, or worse yet, born alive and then stabbed with a pair of scissors to make sure it doesn’t survive.

If you think I’m kidding or making this up, you’re dead wrong.

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Student researcher: Those people – from providers through politicians – have no morals whatsoever. The industry is disgusting. I can never support abortion…

…a student asked me what she should write about for her Ethics paper (Master’s course).  After 15 minutes of discussion, we hit on abortion.  ”I support a women’s right to choose,” she said. ”Great,” I said, “very personal issue, and entirely your call.  But do this for me … research both sides without bias.  Write out both arguments as dispassionately as you can.  Then apply our ethical models to each side in waves.  The first wave is meant to destroy the argument; the second wave to find support for it.  Then bring it together in a final analysis leading to your conclusion.”

She came back to me at the end of the semester.  ”I’m appalled,” she said.  And I could tell she was upset.  ”Talk to me,” I encouraged.  ”The hardest part of this paper was trying to support abortion.  I don’t think I did a good job.  Those people – from providers through politicians – have no morals whatsoever.  The industry is disgusting.  I can never support abortion, and that was the last thing I expected when I started this research.”

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Catholic Health group “comes out” for Obama’s health care plan

The Catholic Health Association believes that a 25 million dollar a year “tip” for aid to pregnant women coupled with a routine auditing provision now makes the president’s health care bill acceptable, with no worries about abortion, medical ethics, runaway spending and socialism.

And the Nazi’s had very snappy uniforms!

These guys were sell-outs from the beginning, and all the Obama boys needed to do was invite them to the White House for a little strategy session. Now they have true religion!

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Pope Benedict XVI Speaks Out Against Abortion, Euthanasia, Genetic Testing

The Vatican (LifeNews.com) — In a Wednesday address, Pope Benedict XVI spoke out against abortion, euthanasia, and casual genetic testing that could lead to abortion decisions. The pontiff said more legislation is needed to protect human life from these very real threats and that laws are only just when they protect the vulnerable.

The only just laws “are those laws that safeguard the sacredness of human life and reject the acceptance of abortion, euthanasia and unrestrained genetic experiments,” Benedict said.

Failure to recognize a respect for human life in the law leads to a “dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything definitive and leaves as the ultimate criterion only the self and one’s own desires,” he said.

He added a “an objective, unchanging truth accessible to human reason and that concerns practical action” exists — something that guides pro-life people.

“In our time especially in some countries, there is a worrying disconnect between reason, which has the task of discovering the ethical values of human dignity, and freedom, which has the responsibility to welcome them and promote them,” Benedict said.

Cardinal DiNardo Rebukes Critics on Health Care Involvement

All throughout 2009 many bishops have entered the national debate in regards to defending fundamental moral values and rectifying misinformation from wayward Catholics in political life.  This year seems to be the year the bishops found their voice.  Not since Francis Cardinal Spellman graced the New York Archdiocese have we seen the faithful being led with strong ecclesial leadership from all parts of the country.

Addressing the criticism directed at religious leaders speaking up on these important issues Cardinal DiNardo said,

“Whatever the polls say, that would not determine going into the public square on those issues,”

“For us, the role of the human person, it’s a religious and a moral and ethical principle.”

“We believe legislation that violates this moral principle is not true health care reform and must be amended to reflect it. If that fails, the current legislation should be opposed,”

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Moral bankruptcy preceded world financial crisis

archbshezzati“If I look at the origins of this crisis and I analyze the first and fundamental fact, I find an action that is immoral: speculating with money that belongs to others; huge investments with no foundation and backing; the desire to profit at the expense of others,” the archbishop said. 

“It can be said with certainty,” he continued, “that this crisis was foretold by Pope Benedict XVI one year earlier in his encyclical ‘Spe salvi,’ when he warned that the foundation upon which the growth and development of the world was being carried out was erroneous and would lead to failure.” 

According to Archbishop Ezzati, “The moral crisis is due to a crisis of faith in human intelligence, because human reason is called to seek the truth, as an ethical obligation. But it is not enough to find it, it must also be followed. For this reason, the leaders of the world economy have a great task, that of using their intelligence to seek the truth that leads to true development.”

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A Guide To Catholic Medical Ethics

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A complete Catholic guide to medical ethics, courtesy of Ascension Health Care System.

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