Recent Events

Abortion Expansion in New York State: Working Toward a Local Catholic Response

9 May 2019 from 7-9pm, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry

We are very happy to have been part of this important event!  The panelists did a wonderful job highlighting important aspects of the recently passed abortion expansion law.  There was also vigorous discussion with the audience, with many great ideas shared, including some great organizations:

Our local Elizabeth Ministry, whose members provide support to moms who have lost children to miscarriage.

Sidewalk Advocates for Life, who peacefully pray outside of abortion facilities and offer alternatives to abortion for pregnant mothers.

Feminists Choosing Life of New York who are in the early stages of planning a lawsuit to challenge abortion expansion in NY.

Thank you to St. Bernard’s for hosting this panel discussion on such an important, and difficult, topic!

April 23rd at the University of Rochester

Thank you to the U of R Newman Center for organizing this wonderful event!
Finger Lakes Guild Board Members Dr. Angela Maupin Kristan and Dr. Jean Baric Parker participated in a panel discussion sponsored by the University of Rochester’s Catholic Newman Center, on the recently-passed NYS Reproductive Health Act (RHA).  They were joined by attorney Raul Tabara, Jr., who offered a legal perspective on the legislation.  About 35 students and community members attended the event.
Dr. Kristan described the increased medical risks of late-term abortion on the mother’s health, and highlighted the considerable deficiencies in rationale offered by the American College of Gynecologists (ACOG) in support of the RHA.
Dr. Baric Parker described that the Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion is based on the fact that it violates the human dignity of a human being, made ‘in the image and likeness of God,’ and she described Church documents going back to the first century which specifically condemn abortion.
A lively question and answer session followed the panel presentations.
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