The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, Summer

A Decision Built on Deceit?
APPENDIX CRoe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that created a woman's right to an abortion, was the most controversial of the last century. It divides us yet.Any nominee to a federal appellate court or the Supreme Court who does not swear allegiance...
Breeding Contempt
The day after Christmas 2002, news stories broke about a crazed French-American sect that claimed to have produced the first cloned human being. Two more such claimed clones were announced shortly thereafter-"virgin births" to Raelian adherents, for...
Democrats for Life
Part I. What They FaceOn June 25th, at a festive dinner in Washington, D.C., the Democratic National Committee raised $1.7 million for next year's presidential campaign. The Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel was decorated to look like a political-convention...
Introduction
"SOMEDAY, THE FIRST CLONED HUMAN BABY will emerge from the human birth canal and emit a cry so fraught with significance that it will leave no corner of the cosmos silent." Ellen Wilson Fielding's words, from our lead article, "Breeding Contempt," are...
Media, Darlings, Your Abortion Bias Is Showing Again
APPENDIX DWhat if the women who helped make abortion-on-demand the law of the land changed their minds? They did.And what if no one cared? Apparently, no one does.Or so one might surmise from the media's inattention to the latest motion filed in federal...
Pro-Life on Campus
There is an active and vibrant pro-life student group at Wellesley College.Don't those twelve words just knock your socks off?But wait-it gets better.Brown. Cornell. Harvard. University of New Hampshire. Berkeley. Stanford. All of these schools have...
Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, Pronouns
Trying to teach the humanities from a pro-life perspective in today's secular university is an undeniably difficult proposition. Indeed, trying even to discuss abortion is next-to-impossible, because it continues to elude the academy's penchant for technical...
Sodomy & the Law
APPENDIX AThe forgotten case for laws left unenforcedWhy is it that even the more conservative commentators could not quite give an accurate account of the law on sodomy in Texas that the Supreme Court struck down last week in Lawrence v. Texas! Bill...
Taking Requests, Doing Harm
APPENDIX EThe "Hippocratic Oath," sniffed Dr. Sherwin Nuland dismissively in the February 24, 2000 New England Journal of Medicine, "has been embraced over approximately the last 200 years far more as a symbol of professional cohesion than for its content...
The Eurocrats Are Coming
For most people in Europe, the European Union is out of sight and out of mind. For Americans it is the same, only far more so. After all, what does the talk that goes on in Brussels or in Strasbourg have to do with the lives of ordinary Europeans, let...
The Stakes: Why We Need Marriage
APPENDIX BRamesh Ponnuru (writing in the July 28, 2003 issue of National Review) is right about several things: We are poised to lose the gay-marriage battle badly. Arguments about a slippery slope to polygamy are not untrue, but ineffectual, signs of...
The Story of Us
Hello, and thank you for inviting me here tonight. A special thanks to Dr. [Jerry] Higgins, who is the connection I have to you . . . which I'll explain a bit later. He asked me to speak to you tonight about the Human Life Review, and the Human Life...
The Women of Roe V. Wade
To understand fully the incalculable effects of Roe v. Wade it is necessary (though of course not sufficient) to understand the historical and legal context in which it occurred. When the decision came down in February 1973, the nation was embroiled...
Worth the Fight
APPENDIX FOn Friday, May 30th, Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum (R.) and his wife, Karen Garver Santorum, received an award from the Sisters of Life, the order of religious sisters founded by the late John Cardinal O'Connor in 1991. The Sisters were...