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Dementia with Dignity

Dementia with Dignity

Given the number of topics Anglicans For Life addresses, there is always an interesting array of book titles on my nightstand! Rarely do I finish one within a week of starting it, but Dementia With Dignity by Judy Cornish was that rare book!

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A Season of Change

A Season of Change

Looking out my office window, I have an awesome view of a hillside that has been green since May but is now
exploding into puffs of gold, red, yellow, and orange hues. Every day I get to enjoy this kaleidoscope of changing colors as vegetation here in Western Pennsylvania prepares for winter’s many inevitable changes, such as fewer daylight hours, colder temperatures, and snow!

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The Weight of Unplanned Pregnancy

The Weight of Unplanned Pregnancy

Hi, my name is Annabel, and after I heard that this week was going to be about abortion, I felt God tugging at my heart to share my story. So I’m going to do my best as this is still a very fresh, emotional journey for me.

Two pink lines. A positive pregnancy test. I’m 17. Senior in high school and living the best days of my life. On the high school dance team with an upcoming dance scholarship for college that I was so excited about.

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Why Do Our Churches Stay So Silent?

A few years ago, my wife and I were serving on a clear Saturday morning with around a dozen other volunteers in a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic. Catholic churches had sent the most representatives, including one who graciously asked, “Where are the Protestants?” I wondered the same, as well as why the sidewalk wasn’t filled with more Christians from any church.

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Canon G: AFL Topics

Often when I talk to people about Anglicans For Life, I list the five main topics we address; Abortion, Abstinence, Adoption, Euthanasia, and Bioethical Research. Recently, in the midst of telling a group of people the five topics that AFL covers, I realized sharing the five subjects doesn’t capture the breadth and depth of the many issues we teach, preach and counsel on! 

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Proposed UDDA Revisions Expand Law That Allows Euthanasia of Organ Donors 

In August of 1968, an ad hoc committee of physicians at Harvard Medical School wrote a landmark paper that defined people in irreversible coma as dead. This utilitarian pronouncement was made to skirt the ethical and legal issues involved in procuring organs from people who were biologically alive (i.e., have a beating heart, respiration, blood circulation, and other signs of life). In 1981, the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) codified into law the Harvard committee’s recommendations. 

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Resurrection Requires Death

 AFL’s ministry is all about life and death, but over the years I have found that people much prefer to talk about life rather than death! But as we celebrated Lent this year, I was reminded that you can’t have a resurrection without first experiencing death, and this truth is really beautifully illustrated by the story of Lazarus in the Gospel of John. 

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