The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring

Abortion and the Voice of Scripture
Does Scripture speak to the matter of abortion? If so, how? I want to approach the question by responding to Professor Richard Hays' essay on abortion, the final chapter of his book The Moral Vision of the New Testament.11 take this approach for two...
Be Not Afraid
Solzenitzyn once remarked that just about the only thing one man could change was the spirit of the age. No small thing as it happens and, for our age, Pope John Paul was the man who changed the spirit.It took him a long time to accomplish this in the...
Glimpses of the Magnificent: Reflections on the Life of John Paul II
Any set of essays on the life of Pope John Paul II will capture only a fraction of this astounding man's story. When we contacted several of our editors and contributors for this symposium, we asked for a reflection on the late Pope's influence on the...
Introduction
IT WOULD SEEM AN UNDERSTATEMENT to say that Christian teaching and tradition support the pro-life position. And yet, by and large, mainline Protestant churches have declared themselves "pro-choice" on abortion, to the frustration and dismay of some of...
John Paul II and the Culture of Life
Sometimes, in our more pessimistic moments (certainly in my more pessimistic moments), some of us concerned in one way or another with the ongoing battle against the culture of death have been tempted to see the culture of life as little more than a...
John Paul the Evangelist
When the Vatican released The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae) in 1995, liberals applauded John Paul II's critique of our bottom-line culture. But progressives doubted that his full-scale attack on a "culture of death" would win many converts to the...
On Fame in Print
I am now convinced that Pope John Paul II is famous. Don't take my word for it. My conclusion is based on an article that appeared in the April 29 issue of The Economist; it was three full pages long, and all about this Pope-even the headline was simply...
Partial-Birth Abortion on Trial
In the spring of 2004, tens of thousands of people came to Washington, D.C., for a so-called "March for Women's Lives." Organizers explained that their purpose was to protest the new threats to "choice," chief among them, the ban on partial-birth abortion.Hollywood...
Pope John Paul and Women
It is a regret of mine that I was not able to go to Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II: but several of my friends did so, just to pay homage to the man who had made such an impact on their lives. A valued account of being there came from a younger...
Saving Lives through the Churches
"Can you imagine what our country would be like today if our churches did everything they could do?" That question came from Karen Cross, executive director of West Virginians for Life, at the 2004 National Right to Life Convention. She was speaking...
The Anglican's Angle
Why this from a member of a culture and faith that once was readier to view the "pope of Rome" as dastardly usurper than as hero of the common faith? What's the nature of present Anglican fascination-and more than fascination-concerning the late John...
The Road Ahead
"Because a society is measured by how it treats the weak and vulnerable, we must strive to build a culture of life."-President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, Feb. 2, 2005Are you better off than you were four years ago? Most pro-lifers would...

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