The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, Fall

Abortion by Any Other Name
"Selective reduction." Just when you thought you'd heard every euphemism in the "pro-choice" movement's book (see "The Abortion Distortion," National Review, July 12, 2004), along comes a chilling article in this weekend's New York Tunes Magazine entitled...
Introduction
As I WRITE THIS, in mid January, the world is reeling from the unfathomable catastrophe in Southeast Asia-the tsunami's casualties now numbering over 200,000, at least a third of them children. Many thousands more are injured; countless homeless. In...
Life of the Party
How honored I am to be asked to deliver the first of what will be your annual Bob Casey Lectures.I make no claim for knowing Governor casey. Nonetheless fate put me within a few feet of the Governor for what may have been his defining moment in public...
Noxious Nitschke
The international euthanasia movement's first principle is radical individualism. The idea is that we each own our own body and hence should be able to do what we choose with our physical self-including destroy it. Not only that, but if we want to die,...
Stem Cells and the Reagan Legacy
Although it is not likely to be as significant as the war in Iraq or the economy for the November 2004 election, the issue of embryonic stem cell research seems to have political staying power. For now, the debate focuses largely on President Bush's...
The Dangerous Confusions of Goodridge
In a perhaps unsurprising, yet nonetheless disturbing, decision the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided in November 2003 that the marriage of two people of the same sex was not only possible, but a constitutional right under the laws of the...
The Legacy of Nazi Medicine
Toward the beginning of "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's new exhibit on German eugenics, there is an illustration of Adolf Hitler bending over to face a smiling apron-clad farmgirl. He holds her wrist...
The Long Road of Eugenics: From Rockefeller to Roe V. Wade
The infamous Roe v. Wade1 decision relies directly and indirectly on the work of members of the British and American eugenic societies2 and of eugenics-related groups and initiatives.3 The evidence that eugenics was a basis for Roe helps explain the...
The World of Vera Drake
Know what? Lovers Lane is an odd name for a major thoroughfare.It hadn't struck me so until the other day. Residing in Dallas all my adult life-a considerable span by now, I must confess-I was completely at ease with informational tidbits such as, "They've...