insult and compliment

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Planned Parenthood employee admits that abortion bans don’t prevent ectopic pregnancy care

BLOG: Dr. Donald DeMarco

Piety and Laughter—J.P. McFadden


Reflection on St. Francis of Assisi

Insisting on Life

Mother Teresa and Her Living Legacy Shine in New Film

SUMMER 2022:

The issue that saw the overturn of Roe

NEWSworthy: Edward Mechmann

What to Make of Mark Houck’s Arrest

BLOG: Diane Moriarty

Bottle Babies


Little Girls in Older Bodies

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Judge Blocks Indiana's Abortion Ban


In Praise of Dishonesty

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

Congressional Republicans introduce 15-week abortion ban

BLOG: Peter Pavia



The Child is Real

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

VA to offer abortion access even in states where it’s illegal

Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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

  At the University of Michigan this week, dozens of medical students walked out of the school’s White Coat Ceremony, a formal occasion to mark the students’ move from preclinical studies to clinical practice. Those who walked out did so in protest of the keynote speaker, a...
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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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The Other End of the Iceberg

  “Possession is nine-tenths of the law” isn’t an actual law, it’s an expression. It means that ownership is easier to establish if one has possession of a thing, more difficult to establish if one does not. For nearly fifty years, the pro-abortion front owned the debate...
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Pastoral Reflections

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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Vanity and the Gospel of Life

Abortion is the sacrament of those suffering the futility of self-deceit—a condition that tinges much of the world. Mothers and fathers vainly pretend they are not parents to the unborn child. Clinicians pretend they are delivering health by dealing death. The community pretends...
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Insisting on Life

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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We Must Never Forget Terri Schiavo

Today is the  17th anniversary of the murder of Terri Schiavo. Terri endured a 14-day, agonizing death when the court ordered that her feeding tube be removed, and forbid any hydration. Terri was not terminally ill–or even critically–ill; she was disabled due to a...
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Archive Spotlight

What the Abortion Argument Is About

Malcolm Muggeridge was one of Britain’s best-known authors, a prolific writer...
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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 the IRS Targeting Prolifers?

While it is clear that the IRS has targeted Tea Party groups for special...
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Scheidler’s Supreme Victory

“Pro-life action news: Mark Wednesday, Feb. 26, in red letters because it is one big...
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