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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Black pro-life Democrat: “My community isn’t a monolith”

Abortion advocates usually paint a caricature of pro-lifers as being only white conservatives. But the pro-life camp is much broader than opponents would like to think. In Connecticut this week, several Democrats and minority members of the state legislature from the Black and...
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What Colombia’s Recent Law Reveals About Abortion Campaigns in Latin America

  For decades, the nations of Latin America have been the targets of a sustained, well-funded campaign to legalize abortion. It has come under various guises—to promote population control, improve reproductive health, enhance the equality of women, end unsafe abortions, and...
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New Bills to Legalize Infanticide

Just when you think pro-abortion advocates can’t get any more barbaric and inhumane, they prove you wrong. Two appalling bills introduced in state legislatures are the latest example. They want to legalize infanticide. The bills are from California and Maryland, two of the most...
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Citigroup pays for female employees to travel to get abortions

  Texas women who work for Citigroup, the fourth largest bank in the United States, may not be able to get an abortion in their state after a fetal heartbeat is detected. But Citigroup wants them to be able to get abortions anyway. The company announced last week in a filing...
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Idaho’s Abortion Ban: How It’s Different than the TX Law

  Novel abortion law experiments continue. Within our federal system, our fifty states enjoy great freedom to experiment with laws that they believe are in the interests of their citizens. In a sense, this is like the scientific process, where different approaches can be...
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Maternal Deaths Increased Since COVID, Reminding Us Pregnant Women Are Vulnerable

The 2020 numbers have been crunched, and the maternal mortality rate is up. Maternal mortality is defined as death during pregnancy, or within 42 days of the end of pregnancy, excluding accidental causes of death; the rate is defined as deaths per 100,000 live births. The U.S....
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Abortion Law Itself Depends on ‘Vigilante’ ‘Private Attorneys General’

The Washington Post’s critique of the Texas Heartbeat Law misses this irony. One person’s “vigilante” is another person’s “private attorney general.” It all depends on whose side you’re on. An interesting opinion piece disguised as a news...
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Arizona Bill Reveals New Frontiers in Abortion Litigation

  Pro-life legislative activism on the state level is heating up in advance of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. One bill that’s moving forward in Arizona gives us a glimpse into what may be the next frontier of abortion...
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It’s not a heartbeat; it’s ‘cardiac activity,’ says the New York Times

Would a “heartbeat” by any other name still be a heartbeat? The New York Times doesn’t think so. On Valentine’s Day, the newspaper published a straight news article decrying the use of the word “heartbeat” to describe fetal cardiac activity (otherwise known as, well, a...
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