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Post Abortion Grief and Other Negative Emotions: A Women’s Health Issue

Last year the Huffington Post published a piece entitled, “Post Abortion-Syndrome: The Solution in Search of a Problem”. The article, written by Sarah Erdreich, (author of the book, Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement) quotes a University of California San Francisco study on Post-Abortion Syndrome or PAS. Erdreich wrote that “researchers examined data from 843 women that sought abortion care between 2008 and 2010; of those that were able to...

What Could be Wrong with Womb Transplants?

The Catholic Church loves babies. One of God’s first instructions was to “be fertile and multiply,” and the Bible is strewn with stories of mothers who conceived despite infertility and old age. So when we read that women have undergone womb transplants, because they want to have babies, that’s a good thing, right? On the surface, perhaps. But a look into the process reveals some serious ethical concerns.

In September 2012, Swedish nine women, mostly...

A Case for Sunday Rest

The Wall Street Journal’s blog recently published a piece entitled, “Got a Case of the Mondays? Blame the Sunday Blues.” The article describes the anxiety brought on by the end of the weekend, and quotes a study reporting “8 out of 10 people feel melancholy and anxiety as the weekend winds down.” It concludes with the suggestion that “workers take extra time on Friday to prep for Monday morning and fully disconnect during...

Burden or Blessing: A Look at Wayfarers in the Autumn of Life

In Plato’s Republic, Socrates tells the elderly Cephalus, ”I enjoy talking with the very aged. For to my thinking we have to learn of them as it were from wayfarers who have preceded us on a road on which we too, it may be, must some time fare.”

Now 2,300 years later, we still use phrases like “older and wiser” and “youth is wasted on the young.” While it’s recognized that the...