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Abortion Extremism on the Loose

This article was originally posted on Stepping Out of the Boat: Ed Mechmann’s Public Policy Blog, on May 9th, 2022, and is re-posted with permission. _________________________________________________________________ Last week we saw the leak of a draft opinion in the major...
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Pro-abortion radicals are trying to intimidate pro-lifers

  After news broke last week suggesting that the Supreme Court will soon overturn Roe v. Wade, protests and demonstrations on both sides of the abortion debate broke out across the country. And while many were peaceful, some radical pro-abortion activists resorted to...
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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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Serious Cleavage

Ten years or so ago I was on the subway reading a book. It was warm weather and I was wearing a light blouse. In my peripheral vision I caught sight of a boy of about twelve standing next to me and staring at my chest. I looked down to discover that the top button of my blouse...
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Pastoral Reflections

W. Ross Blackburn and Georgette Forney: Teaching the Ten Words of Life

The Reverend W. Ross Blackburn is the creator of our Pastoral Reflections feature and a frequent contributor to the Human Life Review. Rev. Georgette Forney is President of Angicans for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More ministry. There may still be places available for...
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From Another Mother

     Thinking of you living under the same sky, and on the same earth as me, I miss you. I do not know what I should say, or how I should say it. Even though I am ashamed of myself, I want to be called your mother . . . When I had to send you away at the hospital, I...
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Insisting on Life

A Life of Mercy: Vicki Thorn, RIP

The world has just lost a prolife hero: Vicki Thorn, founder of Project Rachel, died suddenly, on April 20, at 72 years old. Although I did not know Mrs. Thorn personally, I had massive admiration for her, ever since I wrote about the ministry she founded, Project Rachel,  for...
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We Must Never Forget Terri Schiavo

Today is the  17th anniversary of the murder of Terri Schiavo. Terri endured a 14-day, agonizing death when the court ordered that her feeding tube be removed, and forbid any hydration. Terri was not terminally ill–or even critically–ill; she was disabled due to a...
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Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation

THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade is a good time for...
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Forty Years after Roe: Onward We March

   “No issue in U.S. history has produced such an impressive and sustained outpouring...
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Abortion Looming in Ireland

When last I wrote for this publication, Ireland had been through a huge national and...
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The Slide to Auschwitz

  In July the City Council of Cambridge, Massachusetts, voted to petition...
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