Human Life Review Blog

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Of Doves and Serpents, and Pro-Choice Magic

  One of the doves who come to our window feeder seems to be missing the skin on the back of his head. I’m pretty sure we see his skull when he looks away from the house. It’s a dangerous world out there when you’re prey. They’re pretty birds, our doves, but they don’t look...
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Standing outside Planned Parenthood

  On the first Saturday of every month, about forty of us gather outside Planned Parenthood on Bleecker Street in downtown Manhattan for an early morning Vigil for Life. We have been holding this vigil for almost ten years and neither wind nor rain nor blazing sun...
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Faraway, So Close

I always knew it was going to happen. I just didn’t know when—or for whom. My 11-year-old daughter, Magdalena, has Down syndrome. Over the years, my wife and I have met dozens of other parents of children with special needs—through schools, through Special Olympics programs,...
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The Magdalene Institute Makes Its Debut

The story of Mary Magdalene, a repentant sinner who went on to sainthood, is well known. Today she serves as inspiration for two life-affirming organizations: The Community of St. Mary Magdalene and The Magdalene Institute. Their founder, Mary Langlois, hopes that the...
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Abortion and Higher Education

  Many pro-life advocates believe that the answer to the abortion problem lies in education.  Science supports the claim that human life begins at conception. Psychology reports that induced abortion has adverse effects on a high percentage of women. Sociology informs us...
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Battling Physician-prescribed Suicide in Massachusetts

  According to the Centers for Disease Control, more people in Massachusetts die annually from suicide than from motor vehicle accidents (National Vital Statistics Reports, April 24, 2008). In 2007, the state’s suicide rate (8.0 per 100,000 people) was almost three times...
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Let’s Say Roe Goes—Hurray! Then What?

  Neil Gorsuch’s probable ascension to the Supreme Court nicely conforms to a script that pro-life advocates hopeful of seeing Roe v. Wade overturned have been writing in their minds for the past year: Elect a Republican president, who soon fills Scalia’s seat with a pro-life...
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Choose What?

  What is the pro-life movement about? Oddly, it is this question that is most contested. If pro-choice people agreed with us as to the purpose of the pro-life movement, we might actually get somewhere. This was brought home to me recently at a conversation-with-cookies...
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The Left’s Failure: Why Nat Hentoff Lost His Friends

  He shocked his friends, and lost a good many of them. He said something no one in his circles would say. In doing so, he exposed one of the weirder and sadder failures in modern American political life. Nat Hentoff was one of the really cool guys. He wrote for the New York...
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Government by Twitter?

  It is clear that Donald Trump will keep tweeting after he is sworn into office as President. His Twitter site now claims to have over 20 million followers. What politician would give up such a goldmine of support? Especially when media reporters follow it closely? If Trump...
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Wei Jingsheng, Champion of Universal Human Rights

Wei Jingsheng, perhaps the Peoples Republic of China’s best known pro-democracy, human-rights activist, spent a total of 18 years in prison as a dissident charged with “counter revolution propaganda and agitation.” He was released in 1997 and, following pressure from the Clinton...
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Respect for Abortion Victims in Texas

Great is the fury of the pro-choice community. And wouldn’t you be riled, too, if the State of Texas (or any other governmental entity, for that matter) had undertaken to train an unflattering spotlight on your philosophical premises? That’s what Texas’ new requirement for...
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The Democratic Party v. Children

After their devastating losses in the November election, Democratic Party leaders finally understand that they have a huge problem with blue-collar Americans. They know it will take major efforts to regain the trust of the working class they used to champion. But doesn’t it occur...
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The Pro-Choice Abuse of Logic

It’s the claim that the opponent argues illogically when he hasn’t that’s the sneaky thing. People on all sides of every contentious issue do this, but the pro-choice movement seems—and I’ll admit I may be biased here—particularly keen on this way of trying to win an argument...
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Now and Then: Hillary and Victoria

One hundred and forty-four years separate the first woman to campaign for the presidency of the United States and the latest to have done so. Despite this extended period of time, during which America has changed dramatically, it is interesting to note that the lives and views of...
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Student Conference and D.C. Highlight Attack on the “Do No Harm” Principle

  Students for Life of America (SFLA) held its annual Northeast Leadership Summit in November, providing leadership training for college pro-life groups. One of the speakers was Edward Mechmann, an attorney who is Director of Public Policy for the Archdiocese of New York....
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Chemical Abortions on the Rise among U.S. Women

  According to a recent report by Reuters, abortion in America has reached a new turning point: Nearly half—43 percent—of abortions at Planned Parenthood clinics are now medication-induced rather than surgical procedures. It’s a sharp increase since 2010, when Planned...
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Transcending Partisan Politics: EXPECT Holds First University Panel Discussion

  On October 5th, EXPECT, the Human Life Foundation’s new initiative for college students and young professionals, co-sponsored a panel discussion with Columbia University Right to Life on “Transcending Partisan Politics in the Pro-Life Movement.” We had a strong turnout on...
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“Dignity”

A majestic lady recently took her place on a bluff overlooking the mighty Missouri River in South Dakota. On September 17th, a shiny and silvery statue called “Dignity” was unveiled near Chamberlain, a small town on the riverbank, along the route followed by Lewis and Clark as...
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“The 54-million-person hole in America.”

  That’s the title of Christian Schneider’s Sept. 25 column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. And what a thought-provoking column it is. When Schneider was four, he tells us, his five-year-old sister was killed after a tornado sent a tree crashing into the family’s camper:...
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The Before and After of September 11

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I left our apartment with our son James, to take him across town for his second day at a new special education school. As I stood on the crosstown bus, I was thinking about the introduction for the Summer issue of the Human Life Review, which...
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The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals: Guideposts to save the world?

In September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a series of goals and targets in order to eradicate poverty, eliminate inequality, and subdue climate change by 2030. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), comprising 17 goals, 169 targets, and 230 indicators (to...
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Go North of Your Own Tension Line

  Woof! Woof! It’s the dog days of summer. Actually, the phrase has something to do with the stars, not with canine friends, but never mind. It’s so hot or so humid you don’t want to move. Unless you happen to have children who have the misfortune to attend a school that...
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Guidance for the Election

  In this life, everything—including politics—is a messy mixture of good and evil, virtue and sin, truth and falsehood. Voters will always have to choose between imperfect candidates. Feeling as if one option is just as bad as the other must not become an occasion to lose...
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Sorry, Mrs. Clinton

  Yeah, of course I’d visit with Annemarie. I didn’t know her, but I knew her parents. We’ve long been members of the same Episcopal parish. She was interested in journalism as a career. She hoped to ask me some questions (as if an old warhorse from the...
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Dem vs. GOP Platforms: Which Is the Party of No?

The platforms of the two political parties reveal, albeit unintentionally, which party holds the moral high ground and which is in defensive mode. To begin with, the Republican platform is written in English. The words actually mean what they say. The Democrat platform is written...
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Recent Pro-Life Progress in the 114th Congress

Last week, Congress made real progress for Life. July 14, was a crazy all-over-the-map legislative day. By the end of it, the Freedom of Conscience Act  had been passed 254-182, and pro-life initiatives had advanced. Two important bills, the Labor-HHS and the State Department...
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Congress to Vote This Week on Protection Against Discrimination

Take Action Now! This week Congress is going to vote on what posterity may someday look back upon as one of the most important votes in the history of our country. It’s called the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R.4828/S.2927). Here’s why it’s needed urgently. Back in the...
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The Power of Women: 2016 Pro-Life Women’s Conference

The first ever pro-life women’s conference took place on the weekend of June 24-26 in Dallas. Hosted by activist Abby Johnson of And Then There Were None, the conference attracted women from all over the country eager to hear from female leaders and connect with one another. Over...
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One of Six Raped While Incapacitated

  The word “rape” is abused almost to the point of meaninglessness. Feminist zealots argue that a pervasive “rape culture” causes the high incidence of rape on college campuses today. In the name of addressing this crisis, federal legislation proposes to seize yet more...
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Quadriplegia? Just a word

Moy Moy has quadriplegia. How did I not know this? I know the meaning of “quad” (4) and I know that Moy Moy has neither the use of her arms (2), nor her legs (2). I also know that 2 + 2 = 4. And yet somehow the term “quadriplegic” has never occurred to me in connection with Moy...
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Counterattacks Intensifying

  Counterattacks against pro-life gains are intensifying. In Washington State, Planned Parenthood and NARAL are scoring candidates for state office according to whether they will promise to regulate (i.e., suffocate) pregnancy resource centers. At this very moment, the...
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Civil Unions in Italy: The Battle for the Soul of the Family

    On the evening of May 11, the Italian Chamber of Deputies approved by a wide margin a legislative proposal to legalize civil unions for gay (and heterosexual) couples. Known as Cirinnà’s Law, after its sponsor, Senator Monica Cirinnà, the bill had been passed by the...
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Twenty-two Weeks to Go

    Last week was pretty much business as usual for the pro-life movement in Washington . . .  as the country heads into what may be the most important presidential election in our lifetimes. On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a non-decision in the Little Sisters of...
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Not a Pretty Sight: Obama’s (Latest) Gift to Planned Parenthood

  On March 30 Planned Parenthood got a big gift from the Obama Administration. That’s the day the FDA rewrote the label on chemical abortion drugs. Now, the FDA regulations conform to what had long been the common off-label use of the drugs by chemical-abortion providers. If that...
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“Pare la Guerra!”

“Pare la guerra . . . Stop the war!” Those were the final words uttered by Sr. Maria de Guadalupe, a missionary who has lived in Syria, as she ended her presentation at a United Nations gathering last month titled “Defending Religious Freedom and Other Human Rights: Stopping Mass...
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A Mandate for Further Investigation: The House Select Committee on Infant Lives

A Congressional hearing on April 20 gave the House Select Committee on Infant Lives a clear bipartisan mandate for further investigation into Stem Express and other companies engaged in fetal tissue procurement. Prior to the hearing Democrat staff leaked to Stem Express some of...
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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Abortion Clinic Stories

  “You can’t make this stuff up” I thought, as I was  reading a particularly gripping account in Abby Johnson’s new book, The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories;  a few paragraphs later, a clinic worker herself  observes that “Sometimes...
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GOOD NEWS TO USHER IN SPRING IN THE BIG APPLE

  On March 30, after more than four years, a civil case brought by three pregnancy care centers against New York City was settled in the centers’ favor. The case, Pregnancy Care Center of NY v. City of New York, was brought in response to Local Law 17, which then Mayor...
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This Vacancy Will Keep: Leave Scalia’s Seat Empty

Pro-lifers across the country should make it a priority this week to contact their two U. S. Senators   The media machine of the Left is in high gear now, attacking conservative Senators because they don’t want to waste their time. For how many years did the media lament...
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Women’s Wombs: Not for Hire, Sale or Purchase!

  Maternal surrogacy has become a major item on the reproductive-rights agenda and a rapidly expanding segment of the innovative procreation market. Concocted by whatever means, a human embryo is implanted in a “rented womb” of an unrelated woman—usually a very po...
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What Does HHS Want from the Little Sisters?

The Daily Signal had the best headline last week: “Big Brother Bullies Little Sisters at the Supreme Court.” That was on March 23, the day the justices heard oral arguments in the Little Sisters of the Poor case (Zubik v. Burwell), the latest trip to the high court for those...
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Maryland Court of Appeals Upholds Hiding Names of Abortion Clinic Licensees

  All sorts of natural, legal, and Constitutional standards have been warped in order to accommodate the unrestricted right to abortion inherent in the Supreme Court’s 1973 rulings, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. It is a right that denies fathers an equal interest in the...
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Pro-Life Movement, Know Thyself

  The Left does not understand why we and our movement don’t implode, collapse, or otherwise dry up and blow away. Daniel K. Williams, in his stunning new book Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade answers that question in 365 pages of carefully...
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The Genealogy of Licensing Parents: The Melissa Cook Case

You can’t fool Mother Nature. Melissa Cook thought she could. She had what she thought was a smart business arrangement: By renting out her body as a surrogate mother, the 47-year-old mother of four could earn good money. A contract that pays $27,000 (plus a $6,000 bonus if more...
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Marsha Blackburn: Steel Magnolia for Pro-Life

  One of the pro-life movement’s best friends is taking hostile fire right now. For saying nothing but what ultra-pro-abortion Henry Waxman was saying sixteen years ago! Marsha Blackburn, who represents the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee, chairs the Select...
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Will Whole Woman’s Health Protect Women’s Health?

If you are pro-life and you pray, you’ll want to pray very hard on March 2. That’s the day the Supreme Court had scheduled for oral arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt—the biggest threat to Big Abortion in two decades. In light of the untimely and unexpected death of...
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Family Day in Italy Was a Resounding Success

Newspaper accounts indicate that despite threatening clouds on a cold Roman day, anywhere from 700,000 (the left-wing press) to close to two million (the organizers) people gathered in Rome Jan. 30 to support the traditional family, currently under attack via a bill in the...
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It’s Crooked and It Stinks

  It stinks. It’s crooked and it really stinks. The chattering classes click their tongues and wonder why anti-establishmentarian candidates in both parties draw such a passionate response from so many people. All they need to do is look at Houston, Texas, and they have...
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ABC’s Scandal: Kerry Washington’s “Olivia Pope” Aborts for Planned Parenthood

  Yes, I was one of those people who kept abreast on Scandal episodes. Saw some, missed some. Scandal is a political thriller that follows the career and personal life of Olivia Pope, a Washington, D.C. “fixer.” She runs a crisis management firm that protects the public...
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Do Black Lives Matter if They Are Taken by Abortion?

  Wisconsin is a wonderful state. Politically, it’s rated deeply purple, but common sense seems to be in the genes up there, and it eventually prevails in political matters. For instance: Milwaukee is the only city in the country to have elected three openly Socialist mayors* and...
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“Scary Movie”: A Review of the Guttmacher Institute’s Report on the Impact of a Supreme Court Decision Overruling Roe v. Wade

  Too late for Halloween, but just in time to frighten voters, the Guttmacher Institute (formerly associated with Planned Parenthood Federation of America) has released a report strongly implying that if Roe v. Wade were overruled, abortion would immediately become illegal...
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Since Roe v. Wade, The Personal is Personal

“We are a cultural tectonic shift. We will outlast their political movement.” The 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade is next week. What’s the state of our Cause today? Note the word Cause. The defense of human life from the moment of conception until natural death is often referred...
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The Rest Is History: The Man Behind IVF in America

  If you can’t handle ambiguity, don’t read this column. At the same moment that millions of unwanted children are being carved up for their constituent organs and sold to the highest bidder because their mother does not want them, other women—and men—are going to...
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The Human Capital Project: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

  The Human Capital Project has changed the national conversation on taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. The Human Capital Project is the name for a series of undercover videos—made by David Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress—that show high-ranking Planned Parenthood...
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Abortion Is Not About Theology

  Linda Greenhouse’s Thanksgiving Day op-ed in the New York Times, “Sex After 50 at the Supreme Court”  is a telling piece: telling about the thinking as well as the politics that inform it. Greenhouse’s essential argument is this: Fifty years after the Supreme Court...
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Poverty and the Irony of Choice

  In my experience as a volunteer crisis pregnancy counselor, I have become aware of this irony: Most women who are supposedly exercising their “right to choose” want an abortion because they feel they have no other option. For instance, one woman I spoke with was afraid to...
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Planned Parenthood Vote Flushes Out Pro-Life Pretenders

“Everybody knows [it] is a gesture in futility,” said Harry Reid, the former Senate Leader. It’s “a victory worth fighting for,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List. They were both talking about the bill to repeal Obamacare that was passed by the U.S. Senate...
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National Adoption Awareness

  Did you know that November was National Adoption Awareness Month? What did you miss? Unfortunately, not much. That is a shame, because infant adoption deserves the focused attention of those of us who care about the best interests of children—and few are as passionate...
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The Uterus: Now Another Hostage to Fortune

  Last week the Cleveland Clinic announced that a medical team there will soon be the first in the United States to transplant a uterus (fallopian tubes and ovaries not included). Eight women have already begun the screening process. One travelled more than 1,000 miles to...
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Holding the Country Hostage? Or Appropriating for Life?

  “Pro-lifers are holding the country hostage because of their feud with Planned Parenthood.” This is a meme we have heard before and may hear again. What does it really mean? It could refer to two separate processes; two separate dramas. Right now in Washington, the...
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Caveat Emptor: How to Avoid the Dr. Roths of the World

  The news trail has grown cold on Dr. Michael A. Roth, the Detroit area OB-GYN who was found two weeks ago to be carrying pain-killing drugs and “products of conception” in his car—“14 containers of human tissue, possibly fetuses,” according to an Oct. 16 WXYZ report. Dr....
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Two Great Defenders of Life

Last week the Human Life Foundation (publisher of the Human Life Review) held its annual Great Defender of Life Dinner. As always, it was a scintillating event, with the bright lights of the national pro-life movement circulating around the room, talking with anyone and everyone....
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The Abortionist and the Catholic Hospital

The first story broke on October 13 on WXYZ Detroit. An OB-GYN, Dr. Michael Arthur Roth, is suspected of performing abortions in his and/or other peoples’ homes. Now under investigation by the Michigan Attorney General, he hadn’t been charged with any crime as of this writing....
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On the Trail of the Giant Pink Bus

Back in the early days of the March for Life, the National Park Service used to issue official estimates of crowd size for any demonstration. Crowd estimates were always contested because the size of a crowd was a measure of the urgency/validity/resonance of an issue. Eventually...
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Let’s Encourage Political Discussion

In early September, I was in an elevator heading up to Expectant Mother Care, a crisis pregnancy center strategically located a few floors above a Planned Parenthood clinic in New York City. There were eight of us in the elevator, seven blacks, five of them women, including me....
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Cecile Richards Before Congress: A Failure to Communicate

What we had here was a failure to communicate. Democrats in Congress seem willing to shut down the government to prevent any money being removed from Planned Parenthood in the upcoming Continuing Resolution. Yesterday, Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, testified...
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Our Issue and Their Future

It’s amazing, really, what Congress can do when it puts its mind to it. The question of the day is: What will Speaker of the House John Boehner put his mind to? So far, he’s keeping his cards close to his vest. In the past, the GOP has been accused by some of being only...
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A Tipping Point for Life

  Will the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) video campaign depicting wholesale trafficking in fetal body parts be the tipping point for the Planned Parenthood brand in America? Merriam-Webster defines tipping point as “the critical point in a situation, process, or system...
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Cecile Richards: Whom Do You Serve?

  This is the week to contemplate heroes. On the morning of September 11, 2001, I drove into Washington from Springfield, Virginia, and nodded at the Pentagon as I approached the 14th Street Bridge. When I arrived at the office ten minutes later, the receptionist gaspe...
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My August Homework Report

The August homework assignment was to talk to a stranger about the Planned Parenthood videos. I initiated some conversations. Please tell me how you think I did in the comment section below. And please share your own homework stories. My first encounter was with the man sitting...
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ProtestPP: Street Theater at Its Best

  Last Saturday was a day to remember in pro-life history: It saw the best-organized local action on behalf of life ever. And the more local the life issue can be, the more likely pro-life is to prevail. When mainstream media pretends the pro-life movement doesn’t exist,...
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41 Percent NYC Leads Charge for Public Support of Clinic Inspection Bill

41 Percent NYC is calling on all New Yorkers who care about human rights to sign its petition demanding that the Health Department inspect all abortion clinics in New York City every two years. The non-profit organization is on a mission to educate New Yorkers about the grim...
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August Homework for Pro-Lifers

If you’re lucky, you live in or near a city where an anti-Planned Parenthood demonstration is going to take place this Saturday—August 22. Click here to find the one nearest you. Whether or not you go to a protest, there are things every single one of us can do right now to help...
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Ask No Questions for Conscience’s Sake: The Stem Express of 1884

  As someone once said long ago, there’s nothing new under the sun. While we scramble to keep up with the many implications of the ongoing release of the Center for Medical Research videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s horrific side business, we must not overlook the...
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Yesterday’s Vote Set the Stage

There were 53 votes in the U.S. Senate to defund Planned Parenthood yesterday. For pro-life, that should count as a victory. Planned Parenthood has deep roots on Capitol Hill. We have always known that, so the remarkable thing about yesterday is that the vote to defund it was as...
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S. 1881 on the Fast Track—Senate to Vote on Defunding Planned Parenthood

  As early as Monday, the U.S. Senate could have a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood. For sure, the vote will occur before it leaves for its August recess later next week. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has “fast-tracked” the bill, S. 1881, and the official clock has...
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Political Update on the Human Capital Project

  Thanks to the First Amendment and the internet, the Center for Medical Progress’s Human Capital investigative journalism study of Planned Parenthood’s traffic in human body parts is getting the attention of the non-pro-life world. On Tuesday, July 28, there will be ...
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Keep Whistling, Cecile!

  Last week was one to remember. The Washington Post, defender of the left and of abortion in every case and circumstance, said it best: “Planned Parenthood, for being flip about aborted fetuses, you had the worst week in Washington.” It has long been known in the pro-life...
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“Frankly, I Could Give a Damn.”

“I want to say to any doctor out there, and certainly any doctor I’m going to: your moral beliefs? Frankly, I could give a damn . . . I don’t want your moral judgments; don’t need your moral judgments. Save that for some theology discussion you’re having over dinner.” Thus spoke...
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Calls for Abortion Aid and Legalization Spurs on Pro-Life Movement in Nigeria

Pre-born life is increasingly under attack in Nigeria by pro-abortion organizations—e.g., Marie Stopes International and Planned Parenthood—busy extending their reach into a culture that has always celebrated life in the womb. The good news is that an organized and active...
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What Was the Supreme Court’s Goal?

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges and wiped the traditional meaning of marriage out of the laws of the United States. Words of the dissenting opinion by Chief Justice Roberts will resonate in legal history: “If you are among the many Americans—of whatever...
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Share the Darkness with a Righteous Kiss

Ah, the June wedding season. I was at one recently that keeps coming back to mind. The dress was gorgeous, the bride was radiant, the reception was lovely. Amazingly, at the bride and groom’s first dance, I could actually hear the words of the song, “Share the Darkness”: Now that...
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Rules for Prolifers (with apologies to Saul Alinsky)

  A memorable scene in the movie Patton is when the general does his version of a victory dance and shouts to the sky, “Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!” This by way of explaining why he was able to defeat Rommel. Pondering the dearth of pro-life victory...
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Love Fully and Completely: An Alternative to Unpronounceable Chemicals

  A 26-year-old woman in Los Angeles nearly died last month because of a blood clot in her brain. The cause? An oral contraceptive (OC). A 21-year-old woman in England, Fallan Kurek, did die last week after taking an oral contraceptive for only 25 days. It had been...
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Timing Is Everything: The Birth of the Pill

THE BIRTH OF THE PILL:How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathan Eig (Norton, 2014)   I asked Jonathan Eig why he wrote this book, as his other biographies are about Al Capone, Lou Gehrig, and Jackie Robinson. “My wife said I should write a book...
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Premature Infants Surviving At 22 Weeks—Not Good News to Everybody

  The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reported May 7 that with aggressive treatment a quarter of premature infants now born at 22 weeks (i.e., five months) survive. This is good news: Medical research and scientific advances increasingly are making it possible to save...
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Anesthesia as a Prelude to Killing: A Backdoor Humanization of the Unborn?

“Should we give fetuses painkillers before we abort them?” That’s the title of Jeff Guo’s March 26 Washington Post report on a bill subsequently passed by the Montana Legislature stipulating that any abortion performed after 20 weeks (five months) be preceded by anesthetization...
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Whatever Works: Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs, and Structural Biases

 “…our debate about religious freedom should include a conversation about freeing religions and religious people from prejudices that they needn’t cling to and can indeed jettison . . . rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity.” Thus spake Frank Bruni in an April 3 op-ed...
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A Job Well Done

The big brouhaha about Sex Trafficking and the Hyde Amendment is finally over in the U.S. Senate. Yesterday the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act unanimously passed—with the Hyde Amendment language firmly intact. The leaders of the pro-life side deserve credit all around:...
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