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Bottle Babies

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Little Girls in Older Bodies

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Judge Blocks Indiana's Abortion Ban

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"No Greater Love"

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In Praise of Dishonesty

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Congressional Republicans introduce 15-week abortion ban

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Bloodlines

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The Child is Real

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VA to offer abortion access even in states where it’s illegal

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Count the Living

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Yelp Slaps Crisis Pregnancy Centers with Warning Label

Pastoral Reflections: Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth

Getting Over the Post-Roe Blues (Part I)

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Shall We Wince?

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: Fr. Gerald E. Murray

A Searcher for Truth

Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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NYT Report Reveals Many Prenatal Tests Give False Positives for Grave Diseases

On January 1, 2022, the New York Times reported that a number of medically prescribed prenatal tests show false positives for genetic abnormalities 85 percent of the time.
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FDA makes it easier for women to have at-home abortions

It just got easier for women across the United States to get abortion pills. The FDA announced Thursday that it’s easing up on restrictions on how women can access chemical abortion drugs, which end pregnancies of up to 10 weeks. In April, the FDA announced that it would...
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Boomers’ Last Gasp

If someone had told me of a plan to make a three-part TV documentary based on rare footage of the Beatles’ final recording session, I would probably have said, “Why bother?” Although the preposterously premised film Yesterday—which imagined that a cosmic glitch had wiped the...
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Memento Mori

In one of the many rules St. Benedict wrote for his 6th-century religious community, the father of Western monasticism directed his monks to “remember to keep death before your eyes daily.” A dour suggestion at first blush, Benedict was urging his followers to contemplate the...
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Pastoral Reflections

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Advent: No Time for Comfort Zones

  Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. (Isaiah 40:1)   The word “comfort” has considerably weakened in the centuries since it was chosen to translate this passage from the Prophet Isaiah. In its original force, “comfort” comes from the Latin confortare,...
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Grieving With Hope

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. (1...
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Insisting on Life

I Have a Wanted Pregnancy, And Yet I’ve Received Pressure to Un-Want It: Who or what determines quality of life?

I am so pleased to introduce my first guest here at Insisting on Life. Mary Rose Somarriba is editor of Natural Womanhood and associate editor of Verily Magazine. She lives with her husband and three children in Cleveland, Ohio. The following is reprinted with permission, from...
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We Don’t Need More Death

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, issued a pastoral letter on the Feast of St. Joseph (“After the Worst of the Coronavirus: Fostering a Culture of Life as a People of Hope,” March 19) that exhorts Catholic New Yorkers to stand up against the assisted...
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