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Planned Parenthood employee admits that abortion bans don’t prevent ectopic pregnancy care

BLOG: Dr. Donald DeMarco

Piety and Laughter—J.P. McFadden

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: Rev. George Brooks

Reflection on St. Francis of Assisi

Insisting on Life

Mother Teresa and Her Living Legacy Shine in New Film

SUMMER 2022:

The issue that saw the overturn of Roe

NEWSworthy: Edward Mechmann

What to Make of Mark Houck’s Arrest

BLOG: Diane Moriarty

Bottle Babies

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: Tara Jernigan

Little Girls in Older Bodies

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Judge Blocks Indiana's Abortion Ban

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: David Poecking

In Praise of Dishonesty

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Congressional Republicans introduce 15-week abortion ban

BLOG: Peter Pavia

Bloodlines

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS: Victor Lee Austin

The Child is Real

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

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

Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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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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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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TIME TO GIVE THE UNBORN THEIR DUE

This week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case concerns Mississippi’s 2018 “Gestational Age Act,” which prohibits abortion after 15-weeks of gestation (13-weeks after fertilization). The question before the...
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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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Pastoral Reflections

Advent Courage and Confidence

Advent is a time of expectation and preparation for the Christmas celebration of Christ’s first coming into our world. It is also a time to meditate upon the prospect of his second coming at the end of time. “No one knows the day or hour” (Mt. 26:34) when the Lord will return to...
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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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Insisting on Life

The Reason I Jump

  The Reason I Jump is a remarkable film, a powerful documentary directed by Jerry Rothwell, that invites viewers to experience autism—from the inside. How is this possible? The idea for the film came from a groundbreaking book of the same name by a 13- year-old severely...
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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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