The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, Winter

54 Babies
[George Will, a well-known author and television commentator, is a nationally-syndicated newspaper columnist. The following article appeared in the Washington Post (December 3, 1998) and is reprinted with permission ((c) 1998, The Washington Post Writers...
Beneath Verbal 'Climate' Cover
[John Leo is a nationally-syndicated columnist. The following column appeared in the Washington Times, November 4, 1998, and is reprinted here with Mr. Leo's permission.] Here come the "climate" arguments implicating conservative religious and political...
Dangerous Ground
[Mona Charen 's syndicated columns appear in many newspapers throughout the country. The following was posted on the web site of Jewish World Review on Dec. 2, 1998 and is reprinted here with permission (Copyright 1998, Creator's Syndicate).] It is a...
Death Becomes Them
For many years, Dr. Ben Zylic ran the only hospice in Holland, a converted former hunting lodge near Arnhem, dedicated to the care of the terminally ill and modelled on those in Britain established by Dame Cicely Saunders in 1967. His institution is...
Death Takes a Stubborn Defender of Life
A truly great American, James Patrick McFadden, was laid to rest yesterday after a Requiem Mass in the Church of St. Agnes, the commuters' cathedral near Grand Central. Jim McFadden did not build skyscrapers or write his name in Broadway neon. He didn't...
Farewell to a Pro-Life Warrior
With pen and prose, James McFadden fought the good fight on behalf of the unborn children When the abortion war started many years ago, James Patrick McFadden enlisted on the anti-abortion side, signing up for the duration. As editor of the quarterly...
Fighting Causes Not Yet Lost
"I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision" (Acts 26:19) In the fall of 1975, I was a sophomore at Bryn Mawr College outside Philadelphia. I had unearthed from a local used bookstore a paperback collection of articles on the Vatican-II era Catholic...
"Human Life Now"
MR. NOONAN: When this very welcome invitation to say something in tribute to Jim McFadden came to me, I was just reading that marvelous diary of an old New York lawyer, George Templeton Strong, which describes the founding of the Union League Club. And...
Introduction
THIS ISSUE IS THE FIRST OF OUR 25TH YEAR OF PUBLISHING. It is also the first issue of the Review launched without our Founder, Editor, and my father, James P McFadden, who died October 17, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. We have...
Is the New Morality Destroying America?
I was honored-as who would not be?-by the invitation to address this Golden Circle of remarkable IBM achievers. But I confess I was somewhat floored by the subject your program producer assigned to me. He asked me to hold forth for a half-hour on the...
J.P. McFadden (1930-1998)
The world lost and Heaven gained a great soul when Jim McFadden died, after a protracted struggle with cancer, on October 17. All grit and grumble on the surface, James Patrick McFadden was, beneath, as tender a man as I have ever known. After his Savior...
J.P. McFadden: God's Publicist
Malcolm Muggeridge loved to suggest intriguing but unlikely job matches. Once, for example, he urged Mrs. Thatcher to make Mary Whitehouse, Britain's best-known crusader against pornography, her minister of culture. On another occasion, he had Pope John...
J.P. McFadden, R.I.P
We bring you this special section about J.P. McFadden to honor him, and to include as part of our record the wonderful tributes that have been written. There are quite a few pieces gathered here, all about the same man, and yet each one brings out different...
J.P. McFadden, R.I.P
Just after four o'clock in the morning, Faith McFadden heard her husband leave the bedroom and open the creaky door to the kitchen. Her eyes were closing again when she heard the thud. She got up and went into the kitchen. He was lying on the floor,...
Loveletters
Jim and I would have celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on April 18, 1999. And we would have celebrated the 41st anniversary of the day we first met-October 31, 1957. Halloween. Exactly three years to the day after I became a Catholic. Jim died...
Lying about Dying
When Jack Kevorkian appeared on 60 Minutes the Sunday before Thanksgiving to explain his killing of Thomas Youk, a man with Lou Gehrig's disease, Kevorkian justified his crime to Mike Wallace by claiming Youk was scared to death of choking on his own...
Princeton Defends Its Professor of Infanticide
[The following column was first published in The Wall Street Journal, November 13,1998. It is reprinted with permission of The Wall Street Journal 1998 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Mr. McGurn is editor of the Taste page of the Weekend...
The Defense Rests
When I heard about the October 17 death of Jim McFadden, founder and publisher of the Human Life Review (HLR), I felt strangely bereft. My association with Jim began in 1989 when he reprinted an anti-abortion piece I had written for Newsweek. (His Review...
The Finest Work on Human Life
The only way I could have been at his Funeral Mass would have been to absent myself from another Mass reflective of everything he lived for. He would not only have objected; he would have censured me in his beloved Human Life Review. That is the quarterly...
The Limits of Politics
As I write, shouts and war whoops richochet back and forth across the U.S. Senate chamber, and in the hallways outside. Democrats and Republicans are slugging it out over the question of how and whether to punish President Clinton for imputed offenses...
The Road to Abortion (II): How Government Got Hooked
The first part of this series traced close links between eugenics (the effort to breed a "better" human race) and population control throughout the greater part of this century up to the 1960s. It stressed the population work of early eugenicists and...
The Vatican's Loss
MR. MUGGERIDGE: Bill Buckley, ladies and gentlemen. I don't feel that I can add a tremendous lot to what's been said tonight, so eloquently, truly and honorably said about the guest of honor of this dinner. I might, however, just add one small point...
Toward the New Future
This is not the first time our country has been divided by a Supreme Court decision that denied the value of certain human lives." That sentence appeared in the article by President Ronald Reagan in the Spring [1983] issue of this review. Mr. Reagan...
Why the Proposal to Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide in Michigan Failed
[Yale Kamisar is the Clarence Darrow Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan Law School. The following article is a composite he kindly prepared-at our request-of two op-ed pieces which originally appeared elsewhere; one in the...