INSISTING ON LIFE: W. Ross Blackburn

March for Life 2022: Signs of our Times

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: Rev. George Brooks

The Gospel of Life

NEWSworthy:Edward Mechmann

Unpacking the Latest Ruling on TX Heartbeat Law

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Busboys and Poets Cancels Event of Democrat Group—for Being Pro-life

BLOG: Joe Bissonnette

Pope Francis, Pets, Babies . . . and God

Pastoral Reflections: Victor Lee Austin

The Eighth Child

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

New Jersey Codifies Abortion Access

Insisting on Life: Anne Hendershott

Bereavement Policies for Abortion

BLOG: Edward Short

Abortion, the Hunger for Heaven and Thomas Hardy

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: Tara Jernigan

A Tale of Two Villages

Insisting on Life: David Mills

Nat Hentoff: June 10, 1925-January 7, 2017

Insisting on Life: Maria McFadden Maffucci

Epiphany 2022

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

China Closes Abortion Clinics Amid Continued Fallout of One-Child Policy

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New Jersey Codifies Abortion Access

The legislation would allow abortion up to the point of birth, with no requirement to notify parents if the pregnant mother is a minor.
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China Closes Abortion Clinics Amid Continued Fallout of One-Child Policy

  With its infamous one-child policy, China discouraged births in the country for more than 30 years. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports, the country is facing a low (and declining) fertility rate and finding it difficult to suddenly encourage the births of more, not...
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“Every Moment Is Precious”

  As we can see in the debate anticipating the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, many abortion arguments boil down to the question of when the occupant of the womb should be considered a human being. Prolifers—and biology textbooks—state the obvious...
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Innocents Then and Now

Bleak and brutal. These words come to mind today—December 28, the Feast of the Holy Innocents—when the Church remembers the children who were murdered in what the poet John Donne calls “Herod’s jealous general doom” (“La Corona”). Of course, no words, poetic or prophetic, can...
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Pastoral Reflections

A Tale of Two Villages

As we drove through the beachfront resort community, our guide pointed out all the homes of famous people. These were second (and third) residences that belonged to people who lived elsewhere most of the time. Gesturing to one of them, he told...
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Herod Revisited

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him (John 3:17).  During Christmas week the church commemorates the Feast of the Holy Innocents, honoring the infant victims of...
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Insisting on Life

The Left’s Failure: Why Nat Hentoff Lost His Friends

(This first appeared on our site on January 23, 2017. The visual is an original Nick Downes cartoon created for  Hentoff’s Great Defender of Life Award, in 2005) He shocked his friends, and lost a good many of them. He said something no one in his circles would say. In...
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Epiphany 2022

I don’t like it when the Church moves feast days. Today, January 6, is the feast of the Epiphany—even though the Church celebrated it last Sunday. January 6 is special in my family of origin because it’s the birthday of my parents’ first born, Robert—who died, 27 years ago, at...
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Should We “Harvest” Fetal Tissue?

Last summer, a medical ethicist received an unusual phone call from a woman whose...
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The Business of Family Planning

  The global contraceptives market was estimated to be $22 billion in 2016  and...
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Scheidler’s Supreme Victory

“Pro-life action news: Mark Wednesday, Feb. 26, in red letters because it is one big...
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Active and Passive Euthanasia

  Because of recent advances in medical technology, it is today possible to save...
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