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Lots on parenting in modern society this week, plus a look at current adult and embryonic stem cells research.

HOT TOPIC: The Mental Health Crisis Among America's Youth

BLOG: Vincenzina Santoro

Selflessness and Sanctity: Three Modern Italian Women


WINTER 2019 Featuring photos and speeches from Great Defender of Life Dinner 2018

BLOG: Joe Bissonette

Bird Box and Our Inner Demons

BLOG: David Mills

Mercy Killing Five-Year-Olds

HOT TOPIC: W. Ross Blackburn

Lessons From Virginia

BLOG: Ellen Wilson Fielding

Defenders of Life: Navigating Between Complacency and Despair

Blog: Cecile Thompson

Abortion: How Can They See and Do It Anyway?

BLOG: Jason Morgan

Shōwa That You Love Her

A Pastor's Reflections:

The Psychology of Evil

Meet Our President!

Maria McFadden Maffucci


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Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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Surrogacy and Social Justice

  The New York Times headline warns: “As Mexican State Limits Surrogacy, Global System Is Further Strained.” The gist of the story is that the southern Mexican state of Tabasco, which for a brief moment became the next Mecca for wealthy Westerners looking for Third World...
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Mother’s Day at Villa Guadalupe

On Mother’s Day, the Sisters of Life held a celebration for about 75 mothers and 150 children at their retreat house, Villa Guadalupe, in Stamford, Connecticut. Although it had rained all day Saturday and the forecast for Sunday was not good, there was no way this event could be...
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A Pastor's Reflections

Exposing Darkness

 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them (Ephesians 5:11). It is one thing to refuse to participate in evil. It is quite another to expose it. Yet this is what light does. By its very nature, light dispels...
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Avail: Helping Women Choose Life (via

“Women’s empowerment is very much in the air here.” —Kathryn Jean Lopez,
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“Cecile Richards is Right”—(no, not really . . .)

Kathryn J. Lopez tells it like it is in this brilliant and to-the-point NRO column
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About the Human Life Review

Human Life Review
The Human Life Review is the only publication of its kind in the world: a journal devoted to life issues, primarily abortion (William F. Buckley once praised it as "the focus of civilized discussion of the abortion issue"), but also "neonaticide," genetic engineering, cloning, and fetal tissue experimentation, as well as the end-of-life issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide and suicide. We also publish articles dealing with more general questions of family and society: what the "abortion mentality" has done to our culture; how moral relativism has pervaded our political process as well as our educational system; and how the debates over day care and the children's rights movements, as well as the controversy over health care and end-of-life decision making, reflect a society sharply divided on the most basic moral questions.



What We Do

  • Facilitate Discussion

    Our publication aims to facilitate the discussion about issues related to the Right to Life movement. We give proponents access to academic journals and legal opinions from many contributors who are highly respected around the country. We make sure our readers are properly educated and are able to operate an educated discussion about the life issues, most notably abortion.
  • Educate The Public

    The Human Life Review is the only publication of its kind in the world: a journal completely devoted to life issues, primarily abortion , but also "neonaticide," genetic engineering, cloning, and fetal tissue experimentation, as well as the end-of-life issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide and suicide.
  • Over 40 Years of History

    Each issue of the Review features original articles and an Appendices section, which reprints opinion columns from around the U.S. and abroad. The Human Life Review has an impressive roster of contributors, including the late Clare Booth Luce and Malcolm Muggeridge, John T. Noonan, James L. Buckley, Cardinal John J. O'Connor, Congressman Henry Hyde, Dr. C. Everett Koop, Nat Hentoff, Hadley Arkes, and Mary Ann Glendon. Recent regular contributors have included Senior Editors William Murchison, Ellen Wilson Fielding, as well as Professor George McKenna, Mary Meehan, and Wesley Smith. Read more about our contributors here!


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