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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“Benedict XVI, 95, Who Defended Doctrine, Dies.”                                                         — The New York Times, January 1, 202

  And so it goes: the gaze of society deflected, as usual, by the modern establishment’s failure—or refusal—to acknowledge what should be called and reckoned with as religious truth. As the Human Life Review’s Jim McFadden used to sigh, verbally, in signing off from yet...
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People oppose violence against crisis pregnancy centers, but most haven’t heard about it

  If you’re at all involved in the pro-life movement, you know that, lately, pregnancy resource centers have been under attack. From vandals, politicians, and even companies such as Yelp, these vital services for pregnant women have faced an onslaught of criticism and...
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Georgia Supreme Court reinstates heartbeat abortion ban

This month’s midterm elections were not great for pro-lifers, but there is some good news coming out of Georgia. After a lower court blocked the state’s six-week abortion ban, it was temporarily reinstated on Wednesday by the Georgia Supreme Court, immediately halting all...
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Voters in five states choose to support abortion

  The midterm elections last week were disappointing for prolifers. In five states with ballot measures on abortion, voters chose the pro-abortion side each time. But, as William Murchison wrote in this space, “it’s essential that pro-life folk, after so much earnest effort...
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After Roe, legal abortions in the United States dropped 6 Percent

  Abortion bans enacted after the fall of Roe really did reduce the number of abortions in the United States—despite what pro-abortion advocates said. According to a new report summarized by the New York Times, “In the first two months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe...
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Election 2022

  “Abortion-Rights Measures Prevail, Indicating a Post-Roe Backlash” —The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2022 Well, yes. That would be about the size of it, as I reckon up events. The Dobbs decision, whereby the U.S. Supreme Court overthrew the tyranny and moral sterility...
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Italy Returns to Political Normalcy

  “Fratelli d’Italia” (Brothers of Italy) is the first line of the Italian national anthem. It is also the name of what is now Italy’s principal political party, having emerged victorious in the September 25 parliamentary elections under the leadership of Giorgia Meloni....
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Biden supports federal funds for abortion

    President Joe Biden is all in on abortion access. After flip-flopping on his opposition to the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funds from going toward abortions, Biden is now telling Americans that he supports a federal fund for women to take time off work...
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What the Defeat of ‘Fetal Personhood’ Means for the Battle Ahead 

One of the tragic errors by the Supreme Court in its 1973 decision Roe v. Wade was the holding that unborn children are not legal “persons” within the meaning of the Constitution. When the Court overruled Roe this summer in the Dobbs decision, they unfortunately left...
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