Why I’m Disappointed by the Texas Abortion Law
Gregory K. Laughlin, First Things

In the legislation, the state finds that an unborn child can feel pain not later than at twenty weeks after fertilization and that this gives the state a compelling interest in protecting the child. Yet the state refuses to protect such a child when he has a “severe fetal abnormality.”

First New England, Then the Nation: The Spread of Physician-Assisted Suicide
Jacqueline Harvey, Public Discourse

The expansion of physician-assisted suicide from the West to the East coast makes its legalization in other neighboring states much more likely.

The Global Spread of Fertility Decline
Marcus Roberts, MercatorNet

The speed at which fertility rates have declined is probably why popular culture and knowledge have not caught up the latest trends in fertility decline.

Sorry, retweeting the pope won’t get you out of hell
Rev. James Martin, SJ, CNN

Is the Catholic Church offering time off in hell– or purgatory, depending on the website – just for checking your Twitter feed every few hours? Is the church really that dumb?