NEWSworthy: What’s Happening

and What It Means to You

Welcome to Human Life Review’s new online feature, NEWSworthy, where you will find weekly, timely coverage of news touching on a range of life issues, how they fit within the pro-life movement, and what they mean for you and your community. On such high-stakes topics as these, too often the news reporting around us appears to partake in one extreme or another, whether shrill or agenda-driven. For those looking for fair and human coverage on the issues affecting many lives today, we hope this space provides news worthy of your read.

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What to Make of Mark Houck’s Arrest

Many years ago, when I was a federal prosecutor, I understood that one of the worst things that can happen to a person is to come to the attention of a federal prosecutor. Mark Houck, a pro-life leader and founder of the Catholic men’s ministry The King’s Men, is now...
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Judge blocks Indiana’s abortion ban

A judge in Indiana blocked the state’s abortion ban on Thursday, creating a setback for the state’s pro-life movement. The Hoosier State’s legislature voted in early August to tighten abortion restrictions following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. The new law...
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Congressional Republicans introduce 15-week abortion ban

  GOP legislators led by Senator Lindsey Graham this week introduced a bill to ban abortion after 15 weeks. This federal legislation, which will not pass while Democrats control Congress and the White House, is meant “to define who [Republicans] are,” according to Graham....
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VA to offer abortion access even in states where it’s illegal

  The Biden administration is once again directing federal agencies to expand abortion access in any way possible. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs is poised to provide abortions to female veterans across the United States—even in states where such procedures may be...
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Yelp Slaps Crisis Pregnancy Centers with Warning Label

  Crisis pregnancy centers are under attack again. This time, from Yelp. The local business review site announced that it will affix warning labels to pro-life centers telling potential clients that such centers “typically provide limited medical services and may not have...
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Planned Parenthood to Spend $50 Million on Midterm Elections

  The midterm elections this fall will determine whether many states can implement further abortion restrictions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. A legislature made up of pro-life politicians could be the difference between life-saving laws and maintaining...
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Georgia Recognizes Preborn Babies’ Personhood with Tax Credits for Parents

  News this week suggests Georgia is keeping its pro-life statutes consistent. Abortion is illegal in the Peach State after a preborn baby’s heartbeat is detected, and last week the state’s department of revenue announced that it is recognizing these preborn babies (fetuses...
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What Was the Vote About?

The proposal was an attempt to overturn a 2019 ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court, which held that the right to an abortion was “fundamental” under their state constitution. The amendment would have made clear that Kansas’ constitution doesn’t guarantee a right to abortion or...
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Medical Students Walk Out of White Coat Ceremony to Protest Pro-life Speaker

  At the University of Michigan this week, dozens of medical students walked out of the school’s White Coat Ceremony, a formal occasion to mark the students’ move from preclinical studies to clinical practice. Those who walked out did so in protest of the keynote speaker, a...
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