Dr. Ben Carson Tapes PSAs Urging Cord Blood Donations
Save a Life - Save the Cord
The message rings loud and clear: pregnant women have the power to save lives. The messenger is world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and 2008 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Dr. Benjamin Carson.
"Umbilical cord blood is full of cells that can be used to treat more than 80 diseases, including leukemia. And those cells, when used in a cord blood transplant, can cure Sickle Cell Disease," says Dr. Carson in one of the PSAs.
“Intolerance in the name of ‘tolerance’ must be named for what it is and publicly condemned. To deny religiously informed moral argument a place in the public square is intolerant and anti-democratic. ...
“As for the prevention and response to intolerance, discrimination and hate crimes against Christians, [the Holy See] Delegation believes that it should be seen in close connection with the promotion of religious freedom. The right to believe in God and to practice that belief is a fundamental human right, one that is central to the OSCE commitments.”
~ Bishop Mario Toso, SDB, to OSCE, May 21, 2013
It is Done. Let the Light Shine!
Maryland Repeals the Death Penalty
Catholic Conference Urges Against Signing Repeal Petition
The Catholic Church in Maryland celebrated the signing of Maryland's death penalty repeal bill by illuminating the Baltimore Basilica on Thursday, even as repeal opponents scheduled an announcement regarding plans to petition the bill to referendum the next day. Read full release here.