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Timeliness and the Texas Abortion Pill Case

  This blog was originally posted April 13, 2023, from the blog of Edward Mechmann “Stepping Out of the Boat”. It is reprinted with permission. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In my last...
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Ohio constitutional amendment could enshrine access to abortion and transgender surgeries

  Ohio is considering a sweeping amendment to the state constitution that would not only enshrine abortion protections in the state constitution but also support transgender surgeries for minors. The Ohio Ballot Board approved the proposal last month, and it just needs to...
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Stemming the Flood Tide

    Last month, I reported on the efforts of a Japanese prolifer named Sasaki Kazuo.  ( When I interviewed Sasaki in early April, he was staging a hunger strike at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in downtown...
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Who Are the Barbarians?

  Mumbley Peg was a very popular game in 19th-century America, equal to marbles and jacks. In Mark Twain’s 1896 novel Tom Sawyer, Detective, mumbley peg, or “mumblety-peg,” was described as a favorite game of young boys. In it two opponents stand opposite each other with...
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Pastoral Reflections

Leadership for Life

    Whatever a community requires, but lacks, it discusses and seeks. Consider, for example, leadership. Good leadership is essential for all communities—large and small, nations and cities, corporations and sports teams, congregations and families—to flourish in their...
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The Poor and the Barren

  Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people. He gives the barren woman a home,...
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Insisting on Life

Happy Birthday, Judge Buckley! 

  In honor of Judge James L. Buckley’s centennial birthday, today, we are reprinting here his speech when he accepted our Great Defender of Life Award,  in 2012.    Thank you all. I am deeply touched by the honor you are conferring on me tonight, but I am truly...
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Unexpected: A new movie about hope

  The first thing I’ll say about the movie, Unexpected, is that it lives up to its title. Each time I thought “Oh right, this is how its going to go, ” I was brought up short by a, well, unexpected plot twist. I’m not going to spoil that for you here. The movie, directed by...
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The Odd Couple: Freedom and Liberty

“My chief hope for the future is that the common people have not parted company with...
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President Obama and “Black Genocide”

Barack Obama has made history in two unprecedentedly dramatic ways: He is the first...
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The Ethics of Fetal Implants

In September 1987, an operation took place at the La Raza Medical Center in Mexico...
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Talking to Non-Christian Prolifers

After Alexandra G. was raped at age 13, her mother opted not to take her to a doctor...
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