APPENDIX A: Toward the New Future

  [The following essay, by our founding editor James P. McFadden (1930-1998), was first published in the Fall 1983 issue of the Human Life Review.] ______________________________________________________________ “This is not the first time our country has been divided by a...
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Calligrapher of Life

    A few weeks ago, I attended the world premier of “Tomo ni Ikiru: Shoka Kanazawa Shoko,” a documentary about the life and work of Kanazawa Shoko, the world’s greatest living calligrapher. The title means “Living Side by Side.” During opening remarks, the film’s...
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BOOKNOTES: ETHICS IN THE REAL WORLD: 90 ESSAYS ON THINGS THAT MATTER

  ETHICS IN THE REAL WORLD: 90 ESSAYS ON THINGS THAT MATTER Peter Singer (with some essays co-authored) (Princeton University Press, 2023, 488 pp., $18.95) Reviewed by Wesley Smith _______________________________________________ The Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer is one...
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Listening to Hadley Arkes

  Ah! We’re having it, we’re having it at last—the jabbing, jouncing jugularity of a good old (maybe not actually good, but you have to start somewhere) national scrum over what it means to destroy life in the womb. If it means anything at all. To various participants in the...
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The Blessings of Children

    “The Lord said to Cain: ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground’ (Gen 4:10). The voice of the blood shed by men continues to cry out, from generation to generation, in ever new and different ways. The Lord’s questio...
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American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists: An Interview with Dr. Christina Francis, CEO

  Dr. Christina Francis is CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), a professional medical organization of women’s health care professionals committed to practicing medicine according to pro-life principles, and board member of...
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The Truth about Human Life Is in the Heart

  “Fanatic.” “Hysterical.” “Overly sentimental.” Have you heard these or similar accusations lately? Opponents frequently paint prolifers as emotionally carried away, even disturbed: An often cynically employed tactic for side-stepping rational debate over the moral “merits”...
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Courage and Clarity: A Tribute to James Likoudis

    Throughout the history of the pro-life and pro-family movements, many remarkable individuals have played important roles. Among those who may receive less recognition today is James Likoudis, a gifted scholar and speaker whose long-time defense of human life, the...
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The Christ Child in Carols—and in Us

    The traditional Nine Lessons and Carols opens with the carol “Once in Royal David’s City.” The words were written by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848; they first appeared in the U.S. in Cantica Sacra, Hymns for the Children of the Catholic Church, in 1865. In the lessons...
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Biden Administration Looks To Strip Money From Pro-life Pregnancy Centers

  President Joe Biden’s administration wants to make it harder for life-saving pregnancy resource centers to obtain taxpayer dollars. It is part of a broader attack by the Democratic Party on the nonprofit groups that help families choose life and provide them with the...
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