The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, Spring

About This Issue
. . . the Human Life Foundation was delighted to host a "book launch" at Fordham University this spring for Review contributor Melinda Tankard Reist's Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics (Spinifex Press). Ms. Reist, a peripatetic Australian...
America's Anti-Child Culture
Sunday is Mother's Day, and what odd timing for the New York Times to run an article by Natalie Angier about how animals are not necessarily maternal. In her article this week, Ms. Angier gives numerous macabre examples of how the female of the species...
Choice before Life: The Victory of the Abstract over the Real
According to the third-century Christian theologian Origen of Alexandria, freedom consists in the ability of the mind to know the good and the ability of the will to choose it. The late French philosopher Paul Ricoeur defined sin as the guilty abuse...
Hitting Rewind
The South Korean cloning forgery last fall has given a new impetus to the procloning movement in the United States. Scientists in the U.S. are seeking to be the first to produce stem cells from cloned human embryos. On April 13, word came that Harvard...
Honouring Life
An address to the Southwestern Ontario Right to Life Annual Banquet, March 27, 2006. Dedicated to the memory of John Muggeridge.Ladies and Gentlemen:Professor Peter Singer, a Professor of-what did you expect?-"ethics" at Princeton University, claims...
How the Supremes Flunked History
Joseph W. Dellapenna is a law professor who specializes in environmental law and has taught at Villanova University for three decades. He is a Unitarian, but says he might be described "as a lapsed Unitarian, for I find even that church too restrictive."...
Introduction
WE OPEN THIS ISSUE WITH SENIOR EDITOR William Murchison's exasperated appeal-can't we talk about abortion? Let's have a debate: "Real, democratic debate. We have not had it. The Supreme Court in Roe foreclosed any wide and useful consideration of the...
Planned Parenthood: Time to Take a Second Look at Child Abuse Inc
Mr. SMITH of New Jersey:Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight to set the record straight about significant misinformation that continues to be disseminated concerning an amendment I offered last summer. Planned Parenthood has refused to admit the truth about the...
Roe V. Reason
On 22 January 1973, in Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court declared that an unborn child enjoys no constitutional protection before he or she emerges from the womb. Even after viability, the fetus in utero counts only as a "potentiality of human...
The End of Ignorance . . . and Innocence
As someone who goes to political dinner parties on both sides of the Atlantic, I have the following two experiences on a regular basis:Experience One:American Liberal: "Mr. O'Sullivan, our American obsession with abortion is so embarrassing. Why can't...
The Mathematics of Applied Scientific Racism
Ever since scientific racists railed against minorities in Margaret Sanger's Birth Control Review, pro-abortionists and pro-lifers have debated whether or not the application of the abortion procedure itself targets women of color. Pro-abortionists,...
Too Late for Debate?
This essay concerns political science. Bear with me. I expect that, when all is done, we will understand political science and human life questions to be joined at the hip. A truism? Sure. What of it? Truisms become true from their success at embodying...
Weeding out the Unfit
In recent years, many Americans have become concerned that our schools "overtest" children. In truth, however, the first test to which they are subject comes long before school, and it's the highest-stakes test of all. We test our children in the womb...
"We Never Say No."
[The following article is reprinted with permission of The Weekly Standard, where it first appeared on April 27, 2006. For more information visit www.weeklystandard.com.]There is a pretense in contemporary assisted suicide advocacy that goes something...
"Your Baby Will Die": The Story of Grace
Sandi Seyferth lives in the Midwestern United States (Michigan) with her husband Patrick and their five children. She is a stay-at-home mom and enjoys managing her active family; volunteering at school and within the community; photography; scrapbooking;...