Saint James the Greater by Ermes Dovico

Life and Bioethics


Archie, another victim of “best interests”
UNITED KINGDOM

Archie, another victim of “best interests”

Twelve years old, with a serious head injury caused by accidental suffocation, the family embroiled in a legal battle against the London hospital doctors who want him dead. The final sentence - following life-threatening tests - due within days. Then, there’s the whole family’s conversion to Catholicism after the accident.


Schooyans, the forgotten prophet for a culture of life
OBITUARY

Schooyans, the forgotten prophet for a culture of life

It is significant to note the embarrassed silence in the Church on hearing the news of Monsignor Michel Schooyans' death on 3 May at the age of 92. The Belgian Jesuit, philosopher, and theologian had written numerous essays on bioethics, demography, and international organisations, denouncing the “culture of death”. But in recent years he had noticed how this worldly ideology had infiltrated the Church.


Heidi Crowter, with Down syndrome: I’m suing the British government for discrimination
INTERVIEW

Heidi Crowter, with Down syndrome: I’m suing the British government for discrimination

The woman who recently won the right to have her case against the abortion law reviewed in the London Court of Appeals because it discriminates against unborn babies with Down syndrome, speaks to The Daily Compass: “The law makes me feel like I should not exist. But people need to know that we are human beings who can have a great life. My Christian faith gives me the strength to fight this battle”.

 


False freedom and social harm, anti-abortion draft demolishes Roe
ANALYSIS / 2

False freedom and social harm, anti-abortion draft demolishes Roe

The US Supreme Court's anti-abortion draft, signed by Justice Alito, explains that the principle of stare decisis cannot bind the court if precedents are erroneous, such as Roe v Wade and Casey v Planned Parenthood. These rulings set an arbitrary threshold such as foetal viability, and caused both social and legal harm. The Alito draft also sets out the principles that abortion laws will have to respect if Roe and Casey are overturned.


US Supreme Court, anti-abortion draft x-rayed
ANALYSIS / 1

US Supreme Court, anti-abortion draft x-rayed

In the draft signed by Justice Alito, which intends to annul both Roe v Wade (1973) and Casey v Planned Parenthood (1992), several critical points of the two abortion judgments are highlighted: the Constitution does not provide for a right to abortion, Roe and Casey are anti-democratic (usurping legislative power) and endorse a false freedom.


Cases of Miocarditis increase amongst young males vaccinated with mRNA vaccines
RESEARCH

Cases of Miocarditis increase amongst young males vaccinated with mRNA vaccines

The Northern European study published on the prestigious online medical database JAMA Cardiology, has registered a significant increase in post- mRNA vaccine cases of myocarditis, especially amongst young males aged between 16 and 24 years. There are more cases post-Moderna than those post-Pfizer, as the Moderna dose contains a more concentrated amount of the mRNA messenger. This data confirms the numerous cases of myocarditis amongst young athletes, yet the administration of vaccine is still imposed, without knowing the clinical history of the patient, or providing them with an initial clinical evaluation.


73 million abortions per year are considered a ‘right’… UNFPA report
LIFE

73 million abortions per year are considered a ‘right’… UNFPA report

According to a UN world population estimate, between the years 2015-2019 there were 73 million abortions per year. For the UNFPA, the ‘invisible’ problem is a question of undesired pregnancies. In reality, the only invisible element is the unborn baby within the womb, thanks to governmental systems, innumerous lobbies, the establishment media and pseudo-cultural gurus who attempt to brush off prenatal homicide as a ‘woman’s right’.


Sister Deidre wins case against Covid-19 vaccine mandate
LIFE

Sister Deidre wins case against Covid-19 vaccine mandate

Sister Deidre Byrne (better known as Sister Dede to her patients), is the Religious Superior and former US Military Colonel who did not succumb to the government vaccine mandate. After a long legal battle, she has achieved her first victory. Here is what her responsibility teaches us.


Brussels' war against Hungary and Poland. And against common sense
EUROPEAN UNION

Brussels' war against Hungary and Poland. And against common sense

Hungary confirms confidence in Orban and re-elects him. And Brussels is ready to retaliate: no Recovery funds, frozen in the name of respect for the rule of law. This is an expected and predictable response, but it shows how much the EU has become a super-state that punishes or rewards, depending on the loyalty of its members to "its" values. And even the Recovery for Poland is still pending, awaiting approval, because Brussels is demanding that the government dismantle its justice reform. Despite Poland taking in millions of war refugees from Ukraine, Brussels continues to fight its own internal war.


Biden allocates $88 million to abortion and research using live foetuses
UNITED STATES

Biden allocates $88 million to abortion and research using live foetuses

A University of Pittsburgh project questions doctors about the possibility that babies are having their organs removed while alive. And the Biden Administration is allocating $88 million for research on foetal human tissue - such as transplants from babies to mice. NIAID, headed by Fauci, is the main funder.


Dems’ defeat: abortion up to birth rejected
UNITED STATES

Dems’ defeat: abortion up to birth rejected

In a historic battle, the US Senate rejected (48-46) the Democrats' proposal to liberalise abortion up to birth and to wipe out the pro-life victories of recent decades. Joe Manchin (Dem) cast the deciding vote. Relief for pro-life groups. And Biden could not please the abortion lobby.


The Church cannot approve assisted suicide legalisation
POLEMIC

The Church cannot approve assisted suicide legalisation

It is a serious matter when two members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, speaking about Italy, side in favour of legalisation for assisted suicide. Being contrary to the doctrine of the Church, it is not and cannot ever be the Academy’s position.