The Truth About Abortion in Ireland

Last October a pregnant woman died in an Irish hospital in circumstances that made headlines all around the world. The woman in question was Savita Halappanavar, an Indian woman working in Ireland who was admitted to Galway University Hospital while miscarrying. Tragically, she...
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Is the IRS Targeting Prolifers?

While it is clear that the IRS has targeted Tea Party groups for special investigation, it appears that the agency may also have focused on religious, pro-life, and pro-marriage groups and individuals—refusing them tax-exempt status, and sometimes, as in the case of the Coalition...
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Rejoinder to Peter Steinfels

  Dear Peter, I hope that you will not take it amiss if I write this in a more informal style than we’ve been using, but my feeling is that now may be a good time to engage in direct dialogue. Wasn’t it something like that which you first proposed to Anne Conlon after reading my...
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THE PRO-LIFE MESSAGE OF TWO CHRISTMAS CLASSICS

        “Culture of life” is a term Blessed John Paul II highlighted in his 1995 encyclical, Evangelium vitae. The Pope wanted to address the civilizational struggle afoot between the “culture of life” and the “culture of death,” the latter understood as...
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Grand Bargaining No, Rethinking Yes

“Grand Bargain,” No. Serious Rethinking, Yes

“Grand Bargain,” No. Serious Rethinking, Yes Many weeks ago, I all but completed a reply to the critique that George McKenna published in the Human Life Review of “Beyond the Stalemate,” my June 21 Commonweal article, on the current state and future prospects of Catholic...
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Psychiatrists Censor Pro-Life Speech

  Many mental-health providers where I live, in Westchester County, New York, censor speech about abortion in day programs, outpatient or inpatient therapy, group therapy, one-on-one therapy, social clubs and half-way houses. I have a mental illness. I also believe strongly...
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Film Review: It’s a Girl

  It’s a Girl Directed and edited by Evan Grae Davis Produced by Andrew Brown 1:02, Shadowline Films, 2012. www.itsagirlmovie.com           “The three deadliest words in the world,” according to this documentary, are “it’s...
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You Should Know:

Here are this week’s links to world events that impact the struggle for Life: (February 26, 2014) Brendan Foht (The Public Discourse) on Why Easy Stem Cells Raise Hard Questions Alec Torres (National Review Online) on Pro-life License Plates Shot Down Dennis Prager...
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ATTENTION STUDENTS!

Did you know that you can now get the Human Life Review for free?
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A Bad Bargain: A Postscript

A Bad Bargain: A Postcript           At about the middle of September I wrote a piece on this site critical of an article in Commonweal magazine by Peter Steinfels, a writer and former editor of the magazine...
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