The Long Road of Eugenics: From Rockefeller to Roe v. Wade (Fall, 2004)

  The infamous Roe v. Wade1 decision relies directly and indirectly on the work of members of the British and American eugenic societies2 and of eugenics-related groups and initiatives.3 The evidence that eugenics was a basis for Roe helps explain the seemingly...
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Scheidler’s Supreme Victory

“Pro-life action news: Mark Wednesday, Feb. 26, in red letters because it is one big red letter day for the pro-life movement. We were having a slice of cherry pie for breakfast when we got word that the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled 8 to 1 that we are not racketeers.” With these...
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The Ex-Abortionists: Why They Quit

  As a young doctor in the early 1970s, Paul E. Jarrett, Jr., did a number of legal abortions. He began having doubts, though, after the urea-induced abortion of a mental patient. The child, weighing two pounds, was born alive, and the mother screamed, “My baby’s...
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Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation

THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade is a good time for us to pause and reflect. Our nationwide policy of abortion-on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy was neither voted for by our people nor enacted by our legislators—not a single state had...
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ARCHIVE SPOTLIGHT: “HIDDEN ROOTS” by Harold O.J. Brown

Harold O. J. Brown, Ph.D., was a long-time Human Life Review contributor, and a co-founder of the Christian Action Council, now operating as CareNet, which ministers to women with troubled pregnancies. Dr. Brown died on July 8, 2007. We are honored this year to have a special...
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Active and Passive Euthanasia

  Because of recent advances in medical technology, it is today possible to save or prolong the lives of many persons who in an earlier era would have quickly perished. Unhappily, however, it often is impossible to do so without committing the patient and his or her family...
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The Slide to Auschwitz

  In July the City Council of Cambridge, Massachusetts, voted to petition Harvard University to temporarily halt the construction of a half-million-dollar laboratory for specialized genetics research. This intervention of the town in the affairs of the University was not...
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What the Abortion Argument Is About

Malcolm Muggeridge was one of Britain’s best-known authors, a prolific writer whose articles and books have achieved international acclaim since the 1930’s, and was also a familiar British television personality. This article originally appeared in the London Sunday...
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