The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, Winter

40 Days for (New) Life
A baby was saved one fall morning at 3100 Professional Drive in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is the way it happened:A 15-year-old young man came out of the Planned Parenthood clinic at that address and approached a group of pro-lifers who were praying outside...
Abortion and the "Catholic Right," Part II
Last year I published an article in the HLR documenting ways in which elements of the "Catholic Right" had ceased to treat abortion as the primary issue in public life.I pointed out the obvious fact that involvement in political action necessarily carries...
About This Issue . .
. . . you may recall my saying last time that we'd hastily made room for a tribute to Henry Hyde in our Fall 2007 issue-along with his photograph, we reprinted a poem which Hyde himself had recited as a tribute to our late founding editor Jim McFadden...
Afterword
Last fall, friends alerted us to Scott P. Richert's "Who's Infallible Here Anyway? The Human Life Review Chooses Party Over Church," a column posted on "Taki's Top Drawer," an online magazine of "paleoconservative and libertarian contributors." Mr. Richert...
A Life for Life: An NRO Symposium
Editor's note: Former Illinois Republican congressman Henry Hyde died early Thursday morning. National Review Online asked some former colleagues, friends, and admirers to assess his legacy.Helen AlvareMy fondest recollection of Congressman Henry Hyde...
A Pro-Life Special Relationship
Describing "the special relationship" between Britain and America in a speech at Harvard in 1943, Winston Churchill cited the things the two countries have in common: "Law, language, literature-these are considerable factors. Common conceptions of what...
Every Year They March
Every year they march.They come on thousands of buses and cars and trains and on public transportation, but they come every January 22. Many make annual pilgrimages and have planned their trips months in advance. Others are merely people whose conscience...
Great Defender of Life Dinner
The Human Life FoundationOctober 19, 2007FAITH McFADDEN:Welcome, all, from far and near-We're overjoyed to see you here.The Human Life FoundationWelcomes you, with exultation,To an evening of celebrationHonoring a Great Defender of LifeCongressman Chris...
Henry Hyde (1924-2007)
In September 1984, I had a sabbatical year at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. One day-while I was having lunch with a Seattle congressman, Joel Pritchard, then in the midst of a bout of chemotherapy-a portly gentleman came up to...
Henry Hyde, R.I.P
We haven't lacked recently for congressmen who have disgraced Congress. Now, we've lost one who ennobled it.Henry Hyde has died at age 83. He represented a suburban Chicago district in the House for 32 years before retiring last year in failing health....
Introduction
Welcome to the first issue of our 24th volume. We open with Professor James Hitchcock's "Abortion and the 'Catholic Right' Part II," in which he discusses critical reactions to "Abortion and the 'Catholic Right'" (Spring 2007). Rather than introduce...
March Gladness
* "Dear young people, like the young St. Agnes, you have received the gift of faith. You have been offered the Kingdom of heaven, the pearl of great price, the treasure worth many sacrifices. How is He calling you to thank, love and serve Him? Tonight...
Pro-Life Journal Gets to Heart of Matter
Human Life Review has provided intellectual commentary for more than three decades.The cover of the Human Life Review is that of a scholarly journal, all type and titles. But the understated package wraps some of the most rousing and rigorously intellectual...
Remembering Henry Hyde
As a pro-lifer, I became accustomed through the years to being rebuked and scorned by liberal friends, and some women journalism colleagues stopped speaking to me. But getting to know Rep. Henry Hyde and his ceaseless battle against what he and I both...
Remembering "Sir William"
That's how my late husband often began memos to Bill Buckley, and scads of memos there were, after Jim McFadden's cancer took his voice in 1996. Most though began "Dear Bill," and dear he was to our family-godfather to one of our daughters-and to all...
The Gentleman from Illinois
The first time I spoke to a pro-life group-it was the summer of 1993-I expected Illinois congressman Henry Hyde to be there. I was speaking in Milwaukee at National Right to Life's annual convention and my assumption was that when a major anti-abortion...
The Henry Hyde I Knew
More than 30 years ago, I walked on to the floor of the House of Representatives on my first day as a congressional page, fidgeting in a new blue suit and trying desperately to hide the fact that I was terrified. I was immediately pushed into a scrum...
The Right Man
Well"-as Joe E. Brown smiled, in the dénouement of Some Like It Hot-"nobody's perfect."Indeed. Not Jack Lemmon's cross-dressing character, finally revealing himself to the amatory Brown as a man. Not Henry J. Hyde either, peerless champion as he was...
William F. Buckley Jr.: Catalyst for Conservatism
His sparkling wit and trenchant analysis made him an institution in American political life.It may be difficult for anyone coming of age in the post-Reagan era to fully appreciate the monochromatic character of American political culture during the first...