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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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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Women’s Health Protection Act would harm, not help, minority communities 

Abortion advocates argue that minorities need abortion The U.S. House of Representatives last fall passed the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that “prohibits governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, abortion services.”  Specifically, the bill provides...
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A Majority of Americans Support Some Abortion Restrictions

  Pro-abortion advocates may base many of their arguments on the idea that abortion is popular, but according to poll after poll, that isn’t the case.  A Knights of Columbus/Marist poll released late last month reveals that “71% of Americans support legal limits ...
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Abortion Advocates Are Losing the Race to Replace Roe

Wide majorities of Americans reject the radicalism of abortion without limits. And if Roe and Casey are overturned, there will be a dramatic shift in American law toward protecting preborn human lives.
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Unpacking the Latest Ruling on TX Heartbeat Law 

The long and winding road of the Texas heartbeat law has taken yet another strange turn with a new ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ultimate validity of the law is still unresolved. But the key point is that while litigation continues, the law will continue in...
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Busboys and Poets Cancels Event of Democrat Group—for Being Pro-life

A popular Washington, DC restaurant chain was set to host a breakfast for Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) this weekend in conjunction with the March for Life at the Capitol. That is, until word got out that Busboys and Poets was allowing a pro-life group to use its space,...
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