Weekend reading, 4/22/16

Every Friday, I’ll offer you links to three posts of the week from other blogs and news sources to take you into the weekend. My favorite writers, a fresh take on a familiar topic, or just plain interesting stuff: look for the cream of the week’s crop right here (after you read Leaven’s posts, of course). 

Mollie Hemingway: 11 Quick Takeaways From This Week’s U.S. House Hearing On Aborted Baby Parts Trafficking (thefederalist.com)
Mollie Hemingway (photo: thefederalist.com)
Mollie Hemingway (photo: thefederalist.com)

“Abortion clinics and the businesses that purchase aborted baby parts likely conspired to violate federal laws against fetal human organ trafficking, expert witnesses at a House hearing testified yesterday. Evidence of a widespread market for unborn baby parts — down to the tongue, scalp, eyes — was introduced at a testy hearing of the House Select Panel on Infant Lives.” Read the rest of the post…

Justine Worden: “To My Georgetown Sisters” (womenspeakforthemselves.com)

“Some of my peers may be very excited about [PPFA president Cecile Richards speaking at Georgetown]. However, as a Catholic, pro-life, female at Georgetown…[it] keeps me up at night to know that the face of the pro-abortion movement will be given an unchallenged platform to promote her agenda to a room full of my fellow Hoyas, whom I hold dear to my heart as my sisters and brothers. This concerns me primarily because this is a matter of life and death. Women and men who go into the event without a definitive stance on the issue, or who perhaps are facing an unintended pregnancy, will be exposed to a message that overwhelmingly encourages abortion, coming from a woman who treats it as nothing of consequence. This very event could lead audience members down the irreversibly devastating path of abortion.” Read the rest of the post…

Tod Worner: “The Day Solzhenitsyn Schooled Harvard on the Decline of the West” (aleteia.org)

[Quoting Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn] “We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life … [our life’s task] has to be the fulfillment of a permanent, earnest duty so that one’s life journey may become an experience of moral growth, so that [we] may leave life a better human than one started it.” Read the rest of the post…