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'Raisin' and Falling - Peggy Noonan

Every now and then you witness a small moment that is actually a big moment. Maybe it alerts you to something surprising that's going on, or maybe it illustrates what you already know but in a new way, one that can't be dodged or avoided.  Popular  Read more...

A Christmas Story - Calvin News

For almost three decades Calvin College professor Pete Tigchelaar has had a three-month-old fetus, encased in plastic, that he uses in his human biology classes. He's always thought of the tiny fetus as a good educational tool.  Popular  Read more...

Abortion and Logic - DONALD DEMARCO

John Irving is a well-known novelist and short story writer. In his latest book, My Movie Business: A Memoir (Knopf, 1999), he presents his view on abortion and his attitude toward Right-to-Life advocates. This passage is quite remarkable in that it contains well over a dozen logical fallacies within a relatively brief span of words.  Popular  Read more...

Against Abortion, But Pro-Choice? - Fr. William Saunders

Sometimes I have met Catholics — especially where I work — who say, "I am personally against abortion, but I am pro-choice." To me, that makes no sense, but how can I argue with them?  Popular  Read more...

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days - James Bowman

As I was coming out of a screening of 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, as shaken up by the experience as I imagine everyone who has seen the film must be, I accidentally fell into step behind a couple — she in her 20s or early 30s, he considerably older, both elegantly dressed — who were making their reaction to what they had seen a matter for public remark.   Read more...

A culture exposed - Mike Aquilina

We’ve ended up back where we started before the rise of Christianity.  Read more...

A pro-life free-speech heroine walks free - Nigel Hannaford

This could be a free speech story, or a pro-life story, or just a story about plain old perseverance. You decide.  Read more...

A right to abortion doesn't outweigh the right to know the risks - Barbara Kay

Nobody disputes the fact that preterm birth (PTB) is a risk factor for a number of infant and childhood afflictions. The more extreme the prematurity, the worse the problems.  Read more...

A Tipping Point on Abortion? - Michael Cook

Two events last week suggest that its ideological appeal is tottering and about to fall.  Read more...

A Visual Apologetic for Life - Mark Earley

When Michelangelo carved the beauty of the human form in marble, he knew that true art is “but a shadow of the divine perfection.”  Read more...

Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation - President Ronald Reagan

While sitting as the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan sent Human Life Review this article shortly after the tenth anniversary of Roe v. Wade; HLR printed it with pride in their Spring, 1983 issue.  Read more...

Abortion: A Failure to Communicate - Paul Swope

Recent research on the psychology of pro-choice women offers insight into why the pro-life movement has not been as effective as it might have been in persuading women to choose life.  Read more...

Abortion: A Tool of Male Oppression? - National Catholic Register

The President of Feminists for Life argues that the early American Feminists were unanimous in their opposition to abortion, which they viewed as a tool of male oppression. True feminism, then and now would never force women to choose between a career and a child.  Read more...

An abortion 'consensus' that never existed - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Canada's "consensus" on our unlimited abortion licence — any time, for any reason, fully funded by tax dollars — is a strange one.   Read more...

Another 'champion of abortion' becomes defender of life: the story of Stojan Adasevic - Catholic World News

The Spanish daily La Razon has published an article on the pro-life conversion of a former "champion of abortion."  Read more...

Are post-abortive Pro-Lifers hypocrites? - Beatrice Fedor

One who knows reflects upon the attitudes of pro-choicers about women who've aborted babies and then become pro-life.  Read more...

Bernard Nathanson Dead at 84 - Stephen Vincent

‘I am one of those who helped usher in this barbaric age.’ After putting thousands of unborn children to death, he became one of the great leaders of the pro-life movement.  Read more...

Bonding with Baby: Why Ultrasound is Turning Women Against Abortion - Mark Stricherz

The manipulation of language has long been one of the hallmarks of the pro-choice position. But with ultrasound, words no longer matter so much: The abstract melts into the concrete and the personal. This powerful emotional appeal will continue to grow as 3-D ultrasound enters the mainstream.   Read more...

Busting the abortion myths - Margaret Somerville

It's an oft-repeated truism in ethics: "Good facts are essential for good ethics."   Read more...

Children cramp our style - George Jonas

The abortion debate is back. The indomitable Ms. Choice is being hectored and picketed by Ms. Right-To-Life.  Read more...

Choice and the Alienated Ego - Donald DeMarco

Why, even though abortion has been virtually unrestricted for years, do so few women who have undergone abortion ever talk about it?  Read more...

Church Has Always Condemned Abortion - Fr. William Saunders

I had an argument with a friend about the Church’s teaching on abortion. She said that the Church was not against abortion until the 20th century; I said that the Church has always been against abortion. Am I right, and if so, what evidence is there to give to my friend?  Read more...

Confessions of an Ex-Abortionist - Bernard Nathanson

Dr. Bernard Nathanson details the deceptions, dirty tricks, and other tactics that helped make abortion legal and socially acceptable in the United States.  Read more...

Dorothy Day's Pro-Life Memories - Dan Lynch

I wish every woman who has ever suffered an abortion would come to know Dorothy Day. Her story was so typical. Made pregnant by a man who insisted she have an abortion, who then abandoned her anyway, she suffered terribly for what she had done, and later pleaded with others not to do the same.  Read more...

Evil, be thou my good - Father George W. Rutler

Satan calls evil good. Christ calls it crucifixion.  Read more...


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