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Georgia Recognizes Preborn Babies’ Personhood with Tax Credits for Parents


Insurance that Would Benefit Us All

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Who Hears?

NEWSworthy: Edward Mechmann

What Was the Vote About?


Vanity and the Gospel of Life

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Medical Students Walk Out of White Coat Ceremony to Protest Pro-life Speaker

BLOG: Diane Moriarty

The Other End of the Iceberg


The End of Shame

NEWSworthy: Edward Mechmann

Misinformation about Abortion Law after Dobbs

BLOG: John Grondelski

Of Elephants and Men

NEWSWorthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Texas Sues Biden Administration Over Emergency Abortion Mandate


To Change the World

NEWSworthy: Ed Mechmann

The Effort to Add Abortion to the New York State Constitution—and the Fallout We Could Expect

INSISTING ON LIFE: Maria McFadden Maffucci

The Loss of New Life

BLOG: Peter Pavia

Stupid Covid


The 19th Annual Great Defender of Life Dinner


Spring 2022

Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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Today’s Executive Order: Both Performative and Deeply Troublesome

In the aftermath of the Dobbs decision, pro-abortion advocates have been scrambling for a response from the federal government. They obviously don’t want to take their unpopular extremist position—abortion on demand for any reason up until birth—to state legislatures....
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Instead of Abortions, Insurance Company Offers Women Pregnancy Care

    A slew of major corporations, in the lead-up to and following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, offered to help pay for employees to get abortions if they have to travel out of state. Amazon, Walt Disney Company, Meta, and many more changed their policies to encourage...
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Accidental Media

  In the eighties and nineties, I would meet with a group on the Lower East Side for discussion and commentary on the arts-and-culture scene. Okay, okay, we were there to buy pot. Gordon (not his real name) was the dealer, and he was very organized and surprisingly strict....
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Fatherhood in a Post-Roe America

  Father’s Day is June 19. A decision by the Supreme Court regarding the fate of Roe v. Wade is likely any day now. The conjunction of these two events is important. It ought to initiate a national conversation about fathers and their unborn children. Roe is just the tip of...
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Pastoral Reflections

Swords to Plowshares

    As I write, America is reeling from yet another mass shooting. My social media has been overflowing with disturbing images—e.g., a dump truck emptying piles of waste labeled “thoughts and prayers”—along with loud calls for more gun control and equally loud calls to...
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Do You Not Want Me?

  On the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 19 this year), Catholics celebrate the Lord’s gift of his Body and Blood under the forms of bread and wine. The Holy Eucharist fulfills the promise Jesus made to his disciples when he said, “my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is...
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Insisting on Life

From the Editors …..

The editors of the Human Life Review pray for the day Roe v. Wade is overturned and support legal efforts to do so.  At the same time, we strenuously condemn this attempt to intimidate justices and pervert justice. This unprecedented breach at the Supreme Court is a disturbing...
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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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Active and Passive Euthanasia

  Because of recent advances in medical technology, it is today possible to save...
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Is There a Post-Abortion Syndrome? A Symposium

  The Right That Makes Women Grieve George McKenna Every so often, if only to...
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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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President Obama and “Black Genocide”

Barack Obama has made history in two unprecedentedly dramatic ways: He is the first...
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