Roe v. Wade for Dummies

On December 1, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization (an abortion clinic), a case challenging the legality of a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi has asked the Court to overturn Roe v. Wade...
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“The Law is a Ass”

You may recognize the fractured English in my title as the considered judgment of Mr. Bumble, the selfish, scheming, self-satisfied character in Oliver Twist. In true Dickensian style, he lives up to his name as his petty plots while working as parish beadle backfire, leaving him...
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The Women’s Health Protection Act: Democrats Attempt to Legislate Roe and Doe

On Friday, September 24, I watched the U.S. House of Representatives debate—and pass—the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). Put forward by pro-abortion Democrats in the House as a means of enshrining Roe v. Wade in federal law, the legislation should be renamed the...
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What Happens Should Roe Go?

Meanwhile, we can hope that the educational effect of confining the abortion right to 15 weeks will open some eyes to the reality that the unborn are human beings at 12 weeks too—and at 10 weeks, and 8 weeks, and 6 weeks, and at every point along the precarious trajectory from...
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The Dobbs Case and the Strains of Prudence

Not long after Roe v. Wade was decided (1973), a notable figure in medical research opined that the Court had not been liberal enough in fashioning this right to have an abortion virtually through the end of the pregnancy. He suggested that the parents be given four or five more...
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The Wages of Population Meddling

“When will they evvvvv-er learn?,” as Peter, Paul, and Mary used emotionally to warble, to the accompaniment of guitars. Probably never. Meddling seems woven into the human character. But watching the meddlers squirm and slap their foreheads, as in China and elsewhere, can be fun...
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Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Roe v. Wade

“Supreme Court to Review Mississippi Law Limiting Abortion Rights High court will take up state appeal seeking to ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy, giving justices opportunity to revisit Roe v. Wade.” This morning, the Supreme Court agreed to consider a Mississippi...
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A Case for the Revocation of Roe v. Wade

  On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court issued its controversial Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. This decree virtually dismantled the customary social standards by which Americans lived, and ushered in an era of social divisiveness. I. How Did This...
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“A Conversation on Roe v. Wade”—Encounter Books Panel Discussion

On November 18th, Encounter Books hosted “A Conversation on Roe v. Wade,” a panel discussion focusing on Clarke Forsythe’s highly acclaimed book, Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade. Readers of the Human Life Review are likely to recall that Forsythe was honored...
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