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The Effort to Add Abortion to the New York State Constitution—and the Fallout We Could Expect

New York is well known as “the abortion capital of America.” But there never seems to be enough for pro-abortion ideologues. The situation in New York is already grim enough. New York has almost 75,000 abortions every year. About one-quarter of all pregnancies end in abortion...
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Today’s Executive Order: Both Performative and Deeply Troublesome

In the aftermath of the Dobbs decision, pro-abortion advocates have been scrambling for a response from the federal government. They obviously don’t want to take their unpopular extremist position—abortion on demand for any reason up until birth—to state legislatures....
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The Answer to Roe is Nuremberg

  In the twentieth century, transgression outstripped the framework of crime. The maddest dreams of the maddest men of the past could never have conjured up the horrors of modern mass killing—Ravensbrück, Auschwitz, Buchenwald. It was in numb recognition of the inability of...
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Roe Goes. Now the Row

  Has anyone heard, in these heated post-Roe days, a well-reasoned, legally sound defense of the 1973 opinion itself? Crickets? That tells us a lot. But let me take a step back and celebrate the moment, which, to be honest, I never thought would come in my lifetime. Through...
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Pastoral Reflections

The Power of Love

  In the weeks since the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, American public life has been disrupted by protest and violence: Enraged abortion advocates filling city squares.  Mostly young women shouting slogans like “forc...
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Message for Post-Roe America

    The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson overturning Roe v. Wade is a blessing from God for which we are eternally grateful. The spurious 49-year-old right to abortion concocted by Harry Blackmun has been repudiated by conscientious justices who acknowledge...
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Insisting on Life

Miracles Do Happen!

[Editor’s note: This story arrived in my mailbox—on actual paper!—and it warmed my heart.  It is printed here with the author’s permission.] Here I am, 85 years old and during those years never once thought that a miracle would happen to me. But, IT DID! During my...
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For the love of women . . . please . . . prove me wrong.

(The following is reprinted from a Facebook post with the permission of Destiny Herndon-de la Rosa, president and founder of  of New Wave Feminists.) I’m terrified that if Roe is overturned, pro-lifers will think their job is done when in reality, it’s just the beginning of our...
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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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