The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 3, Summer

Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation
The 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade is a good time for us to pause and reflect. Our nationwide policy of abortion-on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy was neither voted for by our people nor enacted by our legislators-not...
"Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation," Revisited
On Saturday, June 5, 2004, President Ronald Reagan was called into eternity. The depth of America's emotional outpouring in tribute to him was testimony to his character, and to the esteem in which his countrymen held him. Sadness naturally accompanies...
An Old-Fashioned Slugfest
All right, all right. Far from sticking his nose into the internal affairs of the Roman Catholic Church, an Episcopalian-the one talking at this moment-probably should undertake to keep lip tightly zipped. Much of the highly publicized stuff that prominent...
A Proclamation
America has given a great gift to the world, a gift that drew upon the accumulated wisdom derived from centuries of experiments in self-government, a gift that has irrevocably changed humanity's future. Our gift is twofold: the declaration, as a cardinal...
A Special Tribute
The announcement of President Ronald Reagan's death came as we were beginning to plan our special 30th anniversary issue of the Review-the same issue which we would be presenting on October 15th at our second annual Great Defender of Life Dinner, honoring...
For Reagan, All Life Was Sacred
PASO RUBLES, CALIF.Ronald Reagan had not passed from this life for 48 hours before proponents of human embryonic stem-cell research began to suggest that such ethically questionable scientific work should be promoted under his name. But this cannot honestly...
Hard Cases, Easy Cases
A small crowd gathered out by the office reception area, where Kelly sat with her seven-month-old little girl Michelle, just collected from the building's day care to be oohed and aahed over. And Michelle was definitely worthy of oohs and aahs-a beaming,...
Introduction
"WITHOUT DOUBT, this will be the most widely read article ever published here. We expect that it will be read long after this journal has passed away." So wrote our founding editor J.P. McFadden, introducing President Ronald Reagan's groundbreak-ing...
Justice Blackmun and the Little People
When the late Harry A. Blackmun was a Supreme Court justice, he once appeared before his colleagues to request admission of two members of his family to the Supreme Court bar. According to his daughter Sally, the experience gave him a new view of his...
Ronald Reagan: An American Christian
For Ronald Reagan religion and patriotism coincided. He took the words of the Declaration of Independence at their face value. His America was a promised land, flowing with democracy and freedom, under, of course, the rule of God. For Reagan, acceptance...
Throwing Open the Windows-Again
Who remembers Leander Ferez? Probably not many people, because his fifteen minutes on the national stage were played out long ago, in the 1950s and early '60s. He was a Louisiana state judge and the undisputed political boss of Plaquemines Parish in...
Unborn Life's Protection: Exactly What Does Constitute Us?
The growing body of knowledge of life before birth is fueling a lively discussion of the unborn child's status as a protectable or even a rights-bearing entity. One of the most interesting exchanges was between Robert Bork and Nathan Schlueter, over...
What Would Reagan Do?
In 1984 President Reagan published a small book, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation that included postscripts by his surgeon general, C. Everett Koop, and the British writer Malcolm Muggeridge. It was the first book published by a sitting president....