The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter

And Then I Heard the Heartbeat
APPENDIX J [The following column first appeared in the New York Post on October l, 1999 and is reprinted here with permission of Ms. Berkman.] It's hard to hear the life inside you and stay pro-choice For the first couple of months, I jokingly referred...
Body Parts for Sale
APPENDIX B [The following syndicated column was published on November 13, 1999 and is reprinted here with permission (Copyright 1999, Creator's Syndicate).] "Kelly" (a pseudonym) was a medical technician working for a firm that trafficked in baby body...
Death-Lovers Unmasked
APPENDIX E [Wesley J. Smith, an attorney for the International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force, is the author of Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder (Times Books). The following first appeared in the New York Post (November...
In Response to Those Who Ask Why I Care about Abortion
APPENDIX F [The following was written just after the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, by Richard Stith, when he was in his final year of Yale Law School. It was published in late '73 in The Cresset, the journal of Valparaiso University, where Mr. Stith is...
Introduction
WELCOME TO THE FIRST Review of 2000. Now that the "Y2K" hype has come and gone without disaster, we're left with a reality both comforting and, for some, perhaps a bit anti-climactic-we're all still here and, spanking new millennium aside, nothing much...
Kids and Euthanasia
Could children ever be eligible for euthanasia? Even to ask such a question brands the questioner as a hysterical opponent of euthanasia trying to use emotion-laden scare tactics. Euthanasia supporters have worked mightily and successfully to persuade...
Millennial Blues, Cautious Hopes
Chesterton once flicked away the beamish assumption that History was moving onward, ever upward; that each epoch not only would bring an advance in material comforts but an enlargement of freedom and a notable improvement in the moral sensibility of...
New Life at the Expense of Another
APPENDIX D [The following first appeared in Canada's National Post (Jan. 4, 2000) and is reprinted with permission of Mr. Pickup, a disability-rights activist and writer living in Alberta.] In a National Post commentary last week, Jeff White advocated...
Of Life, the Law, and Roses
On New Year's Eve, as I (soberly) watched the millennium ball drop down the tower in New York's Times Square, I reflected on the difference the turn of the century was making in my life. Actually, my life had taken a different turn five years earlier....
Stars, Bars & Choice
APPENDIX H [The following article was posted on January 24, 2000 on FrontPagemag.com, an on-line publication of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture in Los Angeles, Ca. It is reprinted here with the permission of Mr. Weinkopf,who is the webzine's...
"Strip-Mining" the Dead
APPENDIX C [Gilbert Meilaender is professor of theology at valparaiso University. The following article first appeared in the October 11, 1999 issue of National Review magazine and is reprinted with permission ( 1999, National Review, Inc.)]. Eliminate...
Susan B Anthony: Pro-Life Feminist
APPENDIX I [Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion (Conciliar Press, 1997) is a columnist for Christianity Today and a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."...
Testimony of a Nun
[Editor's note: Father Peter Hopkins, L. C., came across this extraordinary letter in an Italian newspaper. Written by a young nun named Sister Lucy Vertrusc, who was raped in 1995 during the war in the former Yugoslavia, it was published at the behest...
The Evolution of Genocide
Believing abortion is a stand-alone issue is like believing egg yolks appear by themselves without egg whites, shells, and male and female chickens. My greatest mistake as a pro-life person was in thinking Roe v. Wade arrived by itself. I didn't want...
The Fantasy Life of Justices
Abortion in fact and myth It was the day before Roe v. Wades 25th birthday, the day most of us first heard of "that woman, Ms. Lewinsky." But on January 21, 1998, two tales of out-ofcontrol sex were told in Washington. Here is the story of the one you...
The Moral Meaning of Genetic Technology
r When, less than a half-century ago, James D. Watson and Francis Crick first revealed to the world the structure of DNA, no one imagined how rapidly genetic technology would develop. Within a few years, we shall see the completion of the Human Genome...
"The Party of Death"
Emergency, emergency! There he was in New York City, when his cell phone rang. Major mischief brewing. Crucial Senate vote coming up. At stake: truth, justice, and the American way of life. Like an old fire horse, Albert Gore, Jr., understood the urgency...
UN Pro-Life Lobbying: Full Contact Sport
Last March more than 800,000 ethnic Albanians crossed the border between Kosovo and Albania. Running from Serb soldiers and NATO bombs, the refugees settled into camps organized hastily all over Albania-in schools, churches, abandoned factories, and...