E. Christian Brugger reports on the dark side of the infertility industry . The woman whose body is over-stimulated to produce eggs “might suffer excruciating abdominal pain, blood clots, infections, kidney failure, loss of her ovaries, shock, and, in rare cases, death.” And “if because of complications a donor fails to deliver a full carton, jackpot’s off.”
Ed Whelan explains how administration officials who were “duty-bound” to defend the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law “instead acted to undermine it.” This is, he writes, a “deep scandal.”
Eve Tushnet looks at the “growing demographic” of young people “the sonogram generation,” she calls them who are pro-life and supporters of gay marriage .
A Muslim scholar says that the Christian exodus from the Middle East is ”an impoverishment of the Arabic identity, of its culture and authenticity.”
Many of the Middle Eastern Catholic bishops meeting in Rome are pressing for the Orthodox and Catholic Churches to find a common date to celebrate Easter (and as a result observe Lent together), a position the Vatican has endorsed already.
Update: Our columnist Elizabeth Scalia speaks about the Rosary as a prayer for the unemployed .
Thanks to Mary Ellen Kelley and the New Oxford Review for some of the links.