The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 4, Fall

About This Issue. .
. . . writing on the occasion of the Review's fifth anniversary, our late founding editor, J.P. McFadden, admitted "there were times when we wondered ourselves whether there was anything left to say." However, he went on, "we failed to count on our own...
A Memo, Medical Records, and Movement
A MemoIt smelled like cat crap stuck in a waffle-bottomed shoe. It needed washing. And that was my job. When a company's problem stinks enough somebody decides, "Kick it to the lawyers." Cover-your-ass memos keep lawyers employed.This one's tone was...
And Baby Makes Seven Billion
Nothing brings out the inner Malthus like a newborn baby.That's especially true when that baby is born to a mother somewhere in Africa or Asia. According to the United Nations Population Fund, some time this coming Monday, probably in India, the world...
A Womb with Three Views
It did not happen. But it could have happened. It is a matter of historical record that Plato was born in Ancient Greece, Aquinas in the Middle Ages, and Jean-Paul Sartre in the Twentieth Century. Yet it would not have been impossible, in the lottery...
Bumping Heads over Race and Abortion
The Lord called me from birth, from my mother 's womb, he gave me my name. . . . Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.- Isaiah 49: 1, 14-15An interview with CNSNews.com...
Doomsday . . . Again?
Enough, already?!One gets that impression for sure, from high-minded eco-sustainability types, as the news sinks in that the 7-billionth dweller on Planet Earth has either just been born or soon will be. Enough people! More than enough! Way, way more:...
Faith Abbott McFadden's Life of Faith
NEWYORK - Family, friends and pro-life activists gathered on die first Friday of September in gratitude for die life of Faidi Abbott McFadden.McFadden, 80, died Aug. 30 after a long and recurring battle with cancer. She was the widow of James P. McFadden,...
From the Archives: Ghosts on the Great Lawn (1986)
You know Erma Bombeck, and how funny she can be. Millions read her syndicated newspaper column regularly. But sometimes she's not funny.One of her own favorite columns is reprinted from time to time, when she's on vacation. Thus, last summer, her fans...
Great Defender of Life Dinner
The Human Life Foundation's 9th AnnualHonoringPaul GreenbergOctober 27, 2011The Union League ClubNew York CityJack Fowler:I went to Holy Cross, and when I graduated, thanks to Maria, I went to work! For Jim McFadden, at Life Letter, the catholic eye,...
Hidden Persuaders
Opponents of abortion are rarely interviewed on television mese days. "It's much harder to get on TV tiian it used to be," says Charmaine Yoest, who heads Americans United for Life. Bookers of guests for news shows tell her, "We don't want to talk about...
Introduction
The fall of 201 1 brought news of "Baby 7 Billion": The United Nations designated October 3 1st as die day me earth's seven billionm inhabitant would be born. Though there were celebrations in many countries, tìiey came with dire predictions from population...
It's Not a Sprint, It's a Marathon
When I joined the pro-life movement a few years ago as a high school senior, I thought the task at hand was clear, but daunting: overturn Roe v. Wade. What I didn't realize is that the movement to end abortion is just that - a movement, a shift, a gradual...
Promised Objectivity: Americans Receive Planned Parenthood Ideology
The HHS mandate on contraception is based on insufficient research and betrays the committee's deep pro-contraceptive bias.The decision by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to mandate coverage of contraception and sterilization is troubling....
Steve Jobs: An "Unwanted" Child
He died a devoted family man, with his wife and children at his bedside. But Steve Jobs didn't come into the world as the object of his parents' devotion. His birth was complicated and all too human in its details, and yet his story upends the notion...
That Unrepentant Bigotry
"Stop the hate!" we are often told. And to be sure, that is a worthy goal. Indeed, in recent decades great strides have been made throughout society in accepting most classes of human beings as indeed, truly and clearly, "us."For example, the worst forms...
The Irresponsibility of "Responsible Parenthood"
Cornelia, is it true that you have no jewels at all? Is it true, as I have heard it whispered that you are now poor?"These words are spoken to a Roman widow by her friend in Cornelia 's Jewels. In tiie story, Cornelia invites to dinner a wealthy friend...
The "Trials" and Tribulations of Mentally Impaired Plaintiffs
In this article I will demonstrate that people with mental impairments chronicaUy and disproportionately are impoverished and unemployed, as compared to their non-mentally impaired counterparts. I will propose possible reasons why this is the case. Furthermore,...
Welcome Baby Seven Billion
A few seconds after midnight a baby emerged from a mother's womb, drew a first breath, and announced his or her arrival into the world with a tiny cry. This is Baby Seven Billion. Today, 31 October 2011, is this baby's birthday.As our numbers have grown,...
Why Regional Human Rights Institutions Matter to Unborn Children
Throughout the world, battles are underway over legal protection for the unborn child. The contest is taking place in national legislatures, courts, government ministries, civil society, the media, and international organizations. Among the lastnamed,...

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