Count the Living

  As a prolifer in the United States, I was haunted for years by the staggering number of dead. The children who never see sunlight. The mothers who carry the ghosts of these murdered little ones in their wounded hearts. The toll of abortion, the stories of death and misery...
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Who Hears?

  Pro-choicers are conducting a campaign of violence nationwide in the wake of the Dobbs ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. Churches, pro-life offices, pro-life pregnancy centers, and anywhere or anyone else associated with respect for human life is fair game. The “Summer of...
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The Answer to Roe is Nuremberg

  In the twentieth century, transgression outstripped the framework of crime. The maddest dreams of the maddest men of the past could never have conjured up the horrors of modern mass killing—Ravensbrück, Auschwitz, Buchenwald. It was in numb recognition of the inability of...
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The Story of Jane Redux

    In the 1960s, a group of radical feminists and other left-wing activists in Chicago began connecting women whom they encountered in their political work with an African American physician in Woodlawn, on the south side of the University of Chicago campus. This...
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Fathers and Sons

  In Herodotus’ Histories we learn that Croesus, King of Lydia, waged war upon his neighbor Cyrus II, the great king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. At the outset, Croesus felt assured of his victory, having been told by the oracle at Delphi that he would destroy a great...
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The Abortifacient Pill Debate Comes to Japan

  A Japanese friend and colleague who studies history and historiographical epistemology sometimes remarks that cultural battles in the United States break out in Japan five or ten years later. That analysis is proving true once again in the case of abortifacient pills. In...
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“Harriet Looks to You for Justice”

Those Who Give All for Life I got to know Will Goodman when I was in graduate school in Madison, Wisconsin, some ten years ago. On Friday afternoons I prayed outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of town. Will would often be there with...
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Who Has the Loneliest Hearts in the Cosmos?

  Dennis Overbye’s 1991 book Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos is a story of solitary cosmologists staring through big telescopes into the night sky.1 In an essay praising Overbye’s work, physicist and popular science writer David Kaiser writes that cosmologists had lonely hearts...
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Fathers and Sons

  In Herodotus’ Histories we learn that Croesus, King of Lydia, waged war upon his neighbor Cyrus II, the great king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. At the outset, Croesus felt assured of his victory, having been told by the oracle at Delphi that he would destroy a great...
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ONE BILLION AMERICANS: THE CASE FOR THINKING BIGGER

  ONE BILLION AMERICANS: THE CASE FOR THINKING BIGGER Matthew Yglesias (New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin, 2020, 288 pages, hardcover, $24) Reviewed by Jason Morgan ________________________________________________ Canadian journalist Doug Saunders’ 2017 book Maximum Canada:...
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