The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring

"Abort Bush"
"ABORT BUSH IN THE FIRST TERM." A group of women on the National Mall displayed a banner with these words during last Saturday's March for Women's Lives, while a throng of fellow abortion-rights demonstrators marched by, nodding their heads in approval....
A Message for Ashley Judd
Beautiful young actress Ashley Judd went to Washington last weekend wearing a crucifix and a trendy little T-shirt that boasted: "THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE."The Associated Press snapped a photo of Ashley, honored guest of the "March for Women's...
Building a Better Baby
We may not yet have mastered a way to insure perfect babies, but researchers are hard at work improving methods to eliminate imperfect ones.This winter brought news that specialists are pioneering FASTER (First and second-Trimester Evaluation of Risk),...
Compassionate or Callous?
Compassion, literally defined, means, "to suffer with another." That is why I have always found the monopolization of that word by proponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide so discordant. Euthanasia isn't about suffering with anybody. It's about...
Does Darwinism Devalue Human Life?
A number of years ago two intelligent students surprised me in a class discussion by defending the proposition that Hitler was neither good nor evil. Though I kept my composure, I was horrified. One of the worst mass murderers in history wasn't evil?...
George W. Truman
"I know not any thing more pleasant, or more instructive, than to compare experience with expectation, or to register from time to time the difference between ideas and reality. It is by this kind of observation that we grow daily less liable to be disappointed....
Gianna's Message
Yesterday, gay couples got married in Massachusetts. Last week, the Australian government announced that it would attempt to boost the dwindling birth rate by offering $3,000 to new mothers, with the finance minister encouraging Australians to go home...
Introduction
The NATIONAL OUTPOURING of mourning and remembrance after the june 5th death of President Ronald Reagan was startling-former foes of the late President united with his friends in praising his world-changing legacy. Also remarkable was the overwhelming...
One Life or Two?
"The possibility of a pregnant woman surviving an attack and losing her unborn child, only to have the law tell her no one was killed is unthinkable."That was Marion Berry, a congressman from Arkansas, explaining-simply, undeniably-why he voted for the...
Planned Parenthood Meets Dante's Inferno in D.C
If you, like me, missed out on the March for Women's Lives in Washington last weekend, fret not; The Washington Post was there, and thank goodness. Without its style section coverage, a babe in the woods, particularly from a conservative "red" state...
"Raisin" and Falling
PeggyNoonanEvery now and then you witness a small moment that is actually a big moment. Maybe it alerts you to something surprising that's going on, or maybe it illustrates what you already know but in a new way, one that can't be dodged or avoided.It...
Roe Revisited: A Grim Fairy Tale
The difficult thing in writing about Harry Blackmun's opinion in Roe v. Wade is that it is so fraught with error and mischief one scarcely knows where to begin. It isn't enough that even the proponents of abortion have disagreed with his reasoning; the...
Safe, Legal, and Rare . . . Oh My!
A decade ago, Elizabeth Taylor was going from one celebrity AIDS rally to another urging us to make sure we "use a condom every time you have sex, every time." Every time, Liz? Apparently so, until one day mankind is extinct and giant condoms roam the...
Sounds of Silence
To get people to attend this past Sunday's "pro-choice" march, the organizers had to rename the march ... twice. First, it was the Choice March. Then it became the Freedom of Choice March. In a final effort, they came up with the winning "March for Women's...
The Ecumenical Moloch: The Latest Assault on the Unborn in the Name of the World's Religions
In his introduction to Sacred Rights: The case for Contraception and Abortion in World Religions, the editor, Daniel Maguire, makes the startling claim that no one can take away a woman's right to abortion without engaging in religious persecution: "To...
The Enemy of Women
There were two must-read stories on Page 1 of the April 26 New York Times. One, headlined "Abortion-rights marchers vow to fight another Bush term," reported on the massive pro-choice rally that had flooded the nation's capital one day earlier. The other,...
The Mall of Shame
A. pro-abortion marcher in Washington on Sunday said, "I just had to be here to fight for the next generation and the generation after that." I'd like to ask her which generation aborted babies belong to.This woman was just one of many converging on...
The Politics of Bioethics
"Nothing illustrates this administration's anti-science attitude better than George Bush's cynical decision to limit research on embryonic stem cells," declared John Kerry in a December 2003 campaign speech. he was referring to the president's August...
The Supreme Court and the Assault on Marriage
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,...
We're F*****' Feminists!
WASHINGTON, D.C.-"I wish Barbara Bush had had choice available to her." That was a snippet of an ongoing conversation-and it was characteristic of more than one-overhead Sunday night on an Amtrak train from Washington, D.C., to New York City. The train...