Arina O. Grossu is the Director for the Center for Human Dignity where she focuses on sanctity of life issues, ranging from conception to end of life care.
A native of northern New Jersey, Ms. Grossu is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Art History. She received her M.A. in Theology, magna cum laude, from the Dominican House of Studies (Washington, D.C.). She also received her license in Montessori for ages 0-3 from the Association Montessori Internationale.
Ms. Grossu worked at CRC Public Relations (Alexandria, VA) coordinating media relations for pro-life public policy groups. She was a production assistant for EWTN's "The World Over with Raymond Arroyo", a show on the Catholic TV channel. She helped launch and was the Executive Director of The Word Proclaimed Institute, a Catholic non-profit that aids clergy to come in closer contact with the Word and be able to proclaim it more effectively. She also helped start a Montessori toddler program at St. Jerome's Academy, a Catholic classical education school of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Ms. Grossu transcribed the New York Times bestseller, The Prayers and Personal Devotions of Mother Angelica (Intro. & Edited by Raymond Arroyo, Washington, D.C., Published 3/10, Doubleday). While at Notre Dame she won "Best Undergraduate Business Plan" in a business competition sponsored by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Mendoza College of Business. She has served on the boards of Project Sycamore (an alumni group dedicated to defending Notre Dame's Catholic identity) and the Foundation for Sacred Arts (a Catholic non-profit founded to stimulate a vibrant renewal in the patronage and production of Christian sacred arts).
Ms. Grossu has been involved in the pro-life movement for 15 years, including being president of Notre Dame Right to Life. In addition to defending life and human dignity, Ms. Grossu enjoys entrepreneurship, playing competitive tennis, oil painting, photography, guitar, Montessori and classical education, cooking, the arts, traveling and Catholic culture.
Imagine being torn apart, limb from limb until you bled to death. That would be excruciating pain, right? This is not a mere cruel thought about the medieval act of quartering. A modern day punishment is being inflicted on innocent, vulnerable human beings who can feel pain.
After numerous requests by members of Congress, including U.S. Reps. John Shimkus (R-IL) (on not one but two occasions), Andy Harris (R-MD) and Diane Black for clarity about abortion coverage in the state exchanges, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a non-partisan government agency, released a report detailing its findings.
If passed, this one federal law would invalidate most state pro-life laws, common-sense laws that have been passed to protect women and their babies. It would further prohibit states from introducing new pro-life laws in the future.
Activists and some news outlets have expressed anxiety over reports that Texas abortion facilities are closing because they fail to meet new regulations enacted by Texas last year. These reasonable standards were recently upheld by the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The National Journal reported, “The added difficulty of finding qualified doctors, getting new licenses, and navigating state health department regulations is a hurdle higher than most closed clinics are likely to clear.”
From March 10-21, 2014 the United Nations held its 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at its headquarters in New York. I both spoke and observed, and what I saw was troubling
The D.C. Abortion Fund (DCAF) is giving a coat hanger pendant for each new donation of $10 or more per month to pay for low-income women’s abortions in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area as a “token of [their] appreciation,” in case you wanted a macabre reminder of your direct contribution to the killing of innocent babies. The pendant is based on their logo.