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Busboys and Poets Cancels Event of Democrat Group—for Being Pro-life

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Pope Francis, Pets, Babies . . . and God

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New Jersey Codifies Abortion Access

Insisting on Life: Anne Hendershott

Bereavement Policies for Abortion

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Abortion, the Hunger for Heaven and Thomas Hardy


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China Closes Abortion Clinics Amid Continued Fallout of One-Child Policy




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CA Adopts TX-Law Model That Could Hurt Pregnancy Centers

The law of unintended consequences is inexorable and dangerous. Last week, the Supreme Court handed down a decision about the Texas six-week abortion ban. That law was constructed specifically to make it difficult for abortion clinics to challenge the law before it went into...
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Ohio bill would protect abortion survivors

Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen was seven months in the womb when her mother was advised to have an abortion, and, as she told the Washington Post in 2016, “doctors did not expect me to live.” Jessen attributes her life to the care she received after a nurse took action to...
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A “Saint” of the Sumo World

In a recent Human Life Review blog ( I wrote about a loutish sumo wrestler, the mistress he mistreated, and the child they conceived. When his mistress told him she was pregnant with his baby, the sumo wrestler in question...
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Dobbs v. Jackson: Folly—and Furor

Every day, the beneficence and wisdom of our public “expert” class look less beneficent, and certainly less wise. There’s Covid; there’s public schooling and job opportunity; there’s race relations; there’s government spending. To which well-known topics, let’s join abortion and...
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Pastoral Reflections


In the Roman liturgical calendar, this is Gaudete Sunday, “Rejoice Sunday,” a break in the (formerly) stark fasting and penance of the Advent season in favor of a little anticipatory celebration of Christmas. If, like members of monastic orders,...
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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....
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Insisting on Life

Thoughts on the Dobbs Oral Arguments

(Reprinted with permission from Stepping out of the Boat, Ed Mechmann’s public policy blog, December 2, 2021. Image thanks to Feminists Choosing Life of New York.) Ed Mechmann is a life-long New Yorker, a graduate of Columbia College and Harvard Law School, and a former...
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Integrity and Character: Marvin Olasky

We were surprised to see a New York Times headline this week:  His Reasons for Opposing Trump Were Biblical. Now a Top Christian Editor Is Out. A clash over culture and politics comes to World, a groundbreaking journalistic that covers evangelical Christians. Marvin Olasky, our...
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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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President Obama and “Black Genocide”

Barack Obama has made history in two unprecedentedly dramatic ways: He is the first...
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Why Roe/Casey Is Still Unsettled

In his first public criticism of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dred Scott v....
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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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