Respect Life Ministry"Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them;Yfor the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14You're Invited to this event!
Modern Handmaid’s Tale: The Ethics of Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and Beyond
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 - 7–9:00pm SEE FLYER HERE FOR DETAILS
Come hear renowned speaker, filmmaker, and author Jennifer Lahl, president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, discuss the health risks, legal ramifications, and moral imperatives of surrogacy and third-party-assisted technologies. Event is free and open to all. No registration necessary.
The event is sponsored by: the St. Odilia Respect for Life Committee, the Minnesota Catholic Conference and Human Life Alliance.
Location: St. Odilia courtyard
Time: 6:45 p.m. Hospitality, 7:00 p.m. Presentation, 8:30 p.m. Q & A
No charge, free will offering
Articles from the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network:
Three Things You Should Know About Surrogacy
Three Things You Should Know About Third Pary ReproductionMission StatementWe believe that God the Father is the Creator, Author and Giver of all life, and that we are to love, cherish, protect and celebrate all human life from the moment of conception to the last breaths of old age.We further believe that no one has the ‘right’ to do that which is wrong, and that it is unquestionably morally wrong to kill a baby while it is growing in its mother’s womb.We strive to proclaim this truth through prayer, and to promote the awareness of this truth throughout the parish.
To read full response from Social Justice aricle written in June 23/30 bulletin, please see link here.Respect Life Ministry Information Links
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - this is a very good site for local and national news and
information regarding Life issues. www.mccl.org
Silent No More - this site is dedicated to educating and informing the public about the long term physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences that post-abortive women endure. www.silentnomoreawareness.org
Information regarding the negative implications and negative long-term impact of abortion can be found at a website created by the Elliot Institute, directed by Dr. Reardon, AfterAbortion.org which is one of the best fact-based resource on the dangers of abortion.
Information regarding human cloning and options to embryonic stem cell research can be found at US Conference of Catholic Bishops website www.usccb.org and also at Cloninginformation.org.
An excellent pro-life website is the Susan B. Anthony web site.
Here are two excellent web sites that deal with the complex biomedical issues: cbhd.org & stemcellresearch.org
For all mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, etc., of all your congressmen and senators,
go to FirstGov.gov and click the "Contact Government" link on the top.If you're looking for the text of bills and other legislative information, go to thomas.loc.gov.
Surrogacy Information Links:
Injustices of the Surrogacy Industry
Minnesota Catholic Conference
Minnesotans for Surrogacy Awareness
Catholic Spirit 5 part Series on Surrogacy
Pain, Profit, and Third-Party Conception
China Experiences a Booming Underground Market in Surrogate Motherhood
Coming to US for Baby, and Womb to Carry It
Foreign Couples heading to America for Surrogate Pregnancies
MN Family Council
India Unveils Plans to Ban Surrogacy
Ethical Issues: Gestational Surrogacy
Videos on Surrogacy:
Shadowy World for Chinese Surrogates