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What to Make of Mark Houck’s Arrest

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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"


In Praise of Dishonesty

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Congressional Republicans introduce 15-week abortion ban

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The Child is Real

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

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

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Getting Over the Post-Roe Blues (Part I)

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Shall We Wince?


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Georgia Recognizes Preborn Babies’ Personhood with Tax Credits for Parents

  News this week suggests Georgia is keeping its pro-life statutes consistent. Abortion is illegal in the Peach State after a preborn baby’s heartbeat is detected, and last week the state’s department of revenue announced that it is recognizing these preborn babies (fetuses...
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What Was the Vote About?

The proposal was an attempt to overturn a 2019 ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court, which held that the right to an abortion was “fundamental” under their state constitution. The amendment would have made clear that Kansas’ constitution doesn’t guarantee a right to abortion or...
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Senior Size Me

  It came in the mail. An “Official Business” government envelope would normally press my panic button, but I knew this had more to do with death than taxes. Actuaries not auditors were on my case. Inside the envelope was my Medicare card, carrying a unique number I am not...
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Who Hears?

  Pro-choicers are conducting a campaign of violence nationwide in the wake of the Dobbs ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. Churches, pro-life offices, pro-life pregnancy centers, and anywhere or anyone else associated with respect for human life is fair game. The “Summer of...
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Pastoral Reflections

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  At least since the ninth century AD, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated on August 15, and there is evidence of faith in the Assumption dating from much earlier than that. So in 1950, Pope Pius XII defined this faith as follows (Apostolic...
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Insurance that Would Benefit Us All

  My eldest son has moved from having a job into the world of having a career. At some point, we asked him about his benefits package, as he is fast approaching an age when he will need to provide his own insurance plan. He assured us that he has medical insurance with all...
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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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Hijacking Immigration?

The myth that human beings are “overpopulating” the earth, which has persisted for...
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Forty Years after Roe: Onward We March

   “No issue in U.S. history has produced such an impressive and sustained outpouring...
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The Long Road of Eugenics: From Rockefeller to Roe v. Wade (Fall, 2004)

  The infamous Roe v. Wade1 decision relies directly and indirectly on the work...
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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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