INSISTING ON LIFE: W. Ross Blackburn

March for Life 2022: Signs of our Times


The Gospel of Life

NEWSworthy:Edward Mechmann

Unpacking the Latest Ruling on TX Heartbeat Law

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

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

BLOG: Joe Bissonnette

Pope Francis, Pets, Babies . . . and God

Pastoral Reflections: Victor Lee Austin

The Eighth Child

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

New Jersey Codifies Abortion Access

Insisting on Life: Anne Hendershott

Bereavement Policies for Abortion

BLOG: Edward Short

Abortion, the Hunger for Heaven and Thomas Hardy


A Tale of Two Villages

Insisting on Life: David Mills

Nat Hentoff: June 10, 1925-January 7, 2017

Insisting on Life: Maria McFadden Maffucci

Epiphany 2022

NEWSworthy: Madeline Fry Schultz

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




NEWSworthy: What's Happening and What it Means to You

Truth and Reason in Defense of Life

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Memento Mori

In one of the many rules St. Benedict wrote for his 6th-century religious community, the father of Western monasticism directed his monks to “remember to keep death before your eyes daily.” A dour suggestion at first blush, Benedict was urging his followers to contemplate the...
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Follow the Science Down the Yellow Brick Road

We hear a lot about nuclear stockpiles. There are pacts and treaties and deals aimed at limiting and destroying nukes. But what about virus stockpiles? The American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is, according to its website, a “global...
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Pastoral Reflections

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IVF Extras

She was telling me about her friend, a married woman who, having found it impossible to conceive a child, had turned to IVF. Two embryos were implanted in her womb, but as they were developing problems arose, resulting in a highly dangerous...
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Annie: Great-grandmother by Love (not Blood)

Annie Frances McCampbell was born in 1897 on Christmas Day. She hated having a Christmas birthday. As a child, I recall being shocked to hear an elderly woman complain that having her birthday on Christmas meant she got only one annual gift...
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Insisting on Life

Humanize: Wesley Smith’s Exceptional New Venture

In this age of constant shouting of opposing talking points, it is refreshing to listen to actual discussions and respectful dialogue about the most crucial issues of our time.
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Listening to the Heartbeat of the Pro-life Movement — Catholic World Report

Our good friend and Human Life Review contributor, Edward Short, has written an engaging profile of the Review for the Catholic World Report, Listening to the Heartbeat of the Pro-Life Movement.  In it,  he also asks your servant about the Texas Heartbeat act, and the prolife...
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Archive Spotlight

From the Editor: On Hijacking Immigration Uproar

As I write this, the Human Life Review is seeing an unprecedented amount of public...
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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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Hijacking Immigration?

The myth that human beings are “overpopulating” the earth, which has persisted for...
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Should We “Harvest” Fetal Tissue?

Last summer, a medical ethicist received an unusual phone call from a woman whose...
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