Category: Law

Grievous Bodily Harm

In 2015, Anna Yocca, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, approx. 24 weeks pregnant, decided to run a warm bath and kill her child in utero with a coat hanger. However, troubled by the amount of blood now shed in the bath and “concerned…

The Enormity of Abortion elided

Apropos of my response, yesterday, to Jane Caro’s attempt to normalise abortion at any stage and for any reason, Jim S., at the blog, Agent Intellect, brings to our attention the above video, Dear Future Mom. As he mentions, the video,…

A Caro of Lies on Abortion

In #ShoutYourAbortion: Why it’s more important now than ever, Jane Caro is engaged in normalising abortion without ever considering the arguments against it. She begins: Even though abortion was a crime in NSW — as it still is today —…

Melissa Moschella on ‘Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters’

This presentation by Dr. Melissa Moschella, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, is the last of three given as a part of a panel discussion on the new book Conjugal Union: What Marriage Is and Why It Matters by Dr. Patrick Lee and Dr. Robert George.The panel was sponsored by the Center for Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. In this presentation, Dr. Moschella addresses marriage and the law in the light of the philosophical argument presented in Conjugal Union.

Angela Knobel on ‘Human Rights’

This is the third of six talks on the social and political philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, presented by the Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College this June, at the Sixth Annual Philosophy Workshop. It follows on the heels of the first…

Dominic Legge on ‘Justice and Human Law’

This is the second of six talks on the social and political philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, presented by the Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College this June, at the Sixth Annual Philosophy Workshop. It follows on the heels of the first lecture by Professor…

Remembering Antonin Scalia

You have probably heard by now that Justice Antonin Scalia has died. This is a terrible loss to his family, as well as being a tremendous loss to the body politic. We are unlikely to see another like him in…

The Ghost of Taney

In a recent post, J. Budziszewski excerpted the following: “Women … have the talent, capacity, and right ‘to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation.’  Their ability to realize their full potential … is intimately connected…

The Wrong of Surrogacy

There are no good reasons to engage in surrogacy. To deliberately bring a child into the world with the intention of depriving it of its biological mother and/or father is to wrong the child. This is true whether or not…