The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, Winter

About This Issue
... in the Fall Review I saluted the "courageous example of Mr. [Bart] Stupak," and his "fearless determination to turn back the abortion juggernaut." Imagine, after decades of political brawling, a Democrat standing athwart the Abortocratic party yelling...
A Human Life Amendment
The Supreme Court, in a pair of highly controversial, precedent-shattering decisions, Roe against Wade and Doe against Bolton, ruled that a pregnant woman has a constitutional right to destroy the life of her unborn child. In so doing, the Court not...
Another Line Crossed
APPENDIX C"One can't believe impossible things.""I daresay you haven 't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."...
Defining Eugenics Down
I was in a bit of a dream world at the March for Life in Washington, D. C, this year. One of the first scenes I saw was a gathering of Lutherans for Life right by a carousel on the National Mall: perfection, as far as Kodak moments go. I saw happy, energetic,...
Introduction
Thirty-five years ago, in his Introduction to this Review's inaugural issue (Winter, 1975) founding editor J. R McFadden wrote that, in his judgment, most Americans both wanted to and needed to know more about abortion in the wake of the shocking Roe...
Mugged by Ultrasound
APPENDIX AAbortion rights activists have long preferred to hold themselves at some remove from the practice they promote; rather than naming it, they speak of "choice" and "reproductive freedom." But those who perform abortions have no such luxury. Instead,...
One Man's Evil
Here I go again - apologies for that self-referential start - peeking at a news story whose immediate end is a few weeks over the horizon. I did this last with respect to the 2008 election. The habit, I fear, of peeking around corners belongs to those...
Racing Downhill
Here are a couple of the latest milestones on the way down the slick slide known as American civilization:News item No. 1; A company well-named Neocutis now offers a skin cream made from human fetal tissue.To quote the company's Web site: "Inspired by...
Rose Hawthorne and the Communion of Saints
For Elsie KarwowskiOne evening last autumn, Father Aquinas Guilbeau, a young Dominican priest with whom I had been reading the Church Fathers, asked if I knew anything about Nathaniel Hawthorne's daughter, Rose. I had a vague memory of reading something...
The End of Men?
The odds against men are mounting. They've long been the minority at U.S. colleges and universities, and women are about even in the elite medical and law schools. Many campuses, concerned about the male-female ratios, now have unofficial affirmative...
The Facelessness of the Unborn
H/mmanuel Lévinas, a Lithuanian Jew, is distinguished for having formulated a "philosophy of the face." Lévinas is an existentialist in the most concrete sense inasmuch as he establishes the basis for his morality not in an abstraction or in a code,...
The Human Life Foundation's 7th Annual Great Defender of Life Dinner
October 22, 2009Honoring Senior EditorsWilliam Murchison, Ellen Wilson Fielding and Mary MeehanFAITH MCFADDEN:WELCOME! and greetings, old friends and new;relatives, and all you students, too:Welcome to an evening of funwith FIELDING, MEEHAN and MURCHISON.Back...
The Two Sides of Looking Back: A Clash of Irreconcilable Histories
Ramesh Ponnuru, author of The Party of Death, an exposé of and diatribe against the pro-choice ascendancy within the Democratic party, has said (see Human Life Review, Summer 2007) that his is the first pro-life book in a generation not published by...
Where Tolerance Had Limits
W e are talking now of summer evenings in a town on the New England coast, brought back across half a lifetime by James Agee's dreamy evocation of a Knoxville childhood: the heat, the heaviness, the stillness broken only by hushed conversations on shadowed...
Why I Changed from a Pro-Choice Believer to a Pro-Life Advocate
APPENDIX B"A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning, and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more." - Jeremiah 31:15Thirty-seven years year ago abortion-on-demand was bom in America. Conceived...

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