Michael J. New

December 30, 2013

Pew Releases Poll on Catholic Attitudes Toward End of Life Issues

Last month the Pew Research Center conducted an interesting survey on attitudes toward end-of-life medical treatments. It found that 49 percent of Americans oppose physician assisted […]
November 19, 2013

A Good Strategy for Pro-lifers

Earlier this month, South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham received plaudits from pro-lifers for introducing federal legislation that will ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation. This move […]
November 11, 2013

Media Misleads in Virginia’s Governor’s Race

Even before the polls closed on Tuesday night, the media had already prepared their analysis of the Virginia’s Governors race. The pro-life views of the Republican […]
November 6, 2013

#BeTransparent Tweetfest is Today

Today, a coalition of pro-life groups are inviting everyone to take part in the #BeTransparent tweetfest.  The purpose of the tweetfest is to demand greater transparency […]
November 4, 2013

Alabama abortion facility asks supporters to “adopt” a pro-lifer

The West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama performed more than 3,000 abortions  last year.  This is more than any other abortion clinic in Alabama. The […]
October 31, 2013

Quinnipac Releases Poll on Catholic Attitudes Toward Abortion and Same Sex Marriage

Earlier this month, Quinnipac University released a poll on Catholic attitudes on a range of issues, including abortion and same sex marriage. To their credit, Quinnipac separately reported […]
October 7, 2013

Guttmacher releases study – gives bad advice

Not surprisingly, married men were more likely more than single men to report that a pregnancy was intended – as opposed to mistimed or unwanted. This […]
October 1, 2013

Planned Parenthood Releases Poll on 20 Week- Abortion Ban

However, last month Planned Parenthood published the results of its own survey on 20-week abortion bans. Many media outlets have been quick to use the results […]
September 25, 2013

A little inspiration for Catholic professors

The 2013-2014 academic year recently started and those of us who are college faculty are getting settled in to the routine of lecturing, writing, and grading. […]