The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 4, Fall

A Dangerous Bill
David Quinn, in his article on the Irish referendum ("Ireland's Pro-Life Civil War," HLR Winter/Spring 2002), says that pro-lifers should support any improvement in abortion law, even if it falls far short of perfection. He then asserts that pro-lifers...
"An Unacceptable Definition of Abortion"
Dear Editor,I write regarding David Quinn's article concerning the abortion referendum in Ireland (HLR Winter/Summer 2002). As Chairman of [the Association of Lawyers for the Defence of the Unborn], which comprises over 3,000 members, including many...
David Quinn Responds
A few preliminary words are in order before responding to the points raised by Richard Maggi and Robin Haig.During our most recent abortion referendum, the number of overseas pro-life activists taking an interest in it was striking. They hailed from...
Ethical Implications of Non-Heart-Beating Organ Donation
APPENDIX EWhether we are renewing our driver's licenses, watching the TV news or just picking up a newspaper, it's impossible to miss the campaign to persuade us to sign an organ donation card. We see story after story about how grieving relatives have...
Introduction
As YOUR SERVANT WRITES THIS, we are approaching the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court decision which even many pro-abortion legal scholars admit was poorly reasoned. Of course, that's the least one can say about it: Roe was an arrogant...
Life, and Death, in an Abortion Culture
APPENDIX A[George F. Will is an author, television commentator, and nationally syndicated columnist. (C) 2002, The Washington Post Writers Group. Reprinted with permission.]Antonio Pena and Jaclyn Kurr of Michigan were a turbulent pair. She had sought...
Losers for the American Way: The Electorate Turns Its Back on Pro-Choice Extemists
APPENDIX CA big thing happened in the elections that you won't read about much in the papers, and the fact that you won't be reading about it is one of the reasons it did. The big story is that the pro-choice extremists took a widespread whipping, which...
Onwards Libertarian Soldiers
A woman of good Catholic stock. And "good Catholic stock" stands for generations of loyality to the faith in this, our predominantly Dutch Reformed province of Friesland, where popery was for centuries barely tolerated, if not actually persecuted. She...
Pro-Lifers Should Be Cautiously Optimistic
APPENDIX DWhen the Republicans assume control of the Senate in 2003, they will start combing through the stacks of bills that have been piling up on Senator Daschle's calendar since the 2000 elections. One of those bills is the ban on partial-birth abortions...
Pro-Life Stasis? It's Time to Do What Lincoln Did
APPENDIX BNo doubt it continues to cause controversy. The Democrat-controlled Senate won't confirm President Bush's judicial appointees if they are suspected of harboring pro-life sympathies. Democratic lawmakers and activists are furious about the Bush...
Prudent Warnings and Imprudent Reactions: "Judicial Usurpation" and the Unraveling of Rights
When we grasp the principles disclosed in the recent decisions of the courts on partial-birth abortion, we see at work furnishings of mind, among the judges, strikingly different from the furnishings of mind that were evident in the jurists of the Founding...
Revisiting Ireland's Pro-Life Civil War
In a recent issue, Review contributor David Quinn, editor of The Irish Catholic, wrote about Ireland's Pro-Life Civil War (Winter/Spring 2002). It was the story of the March 2002 abortion referendum, in which the issue was a proposed Protection of Human...
Silencing Women
Julie Burchill had fallen hopelessly in love.Her heart, without warning, unprepared, had been captured by the lovely Louie.Irresistible, beguiling-so great is his effect on the woman described as "Britain's most famous journalist," that she collapses...
The Clone Hustlers
Human cloning: it's the public policy issue with the greatest potential to define the morality of future generations. The science may be complicated, the very premise appear a futuristic fantasy, but the moral questions we now face with the emergence...
The Right to Choose? Really?
"This legislation is one of the most dangerous and burdensome of all of the many anti-abortion and anti-contraception bills being promoted by extremist opponents of women's reproductive health care," said the National Organization of Women.Sounds pretty...
Women's Health after Abortion: A Fresh Look at the Evidence
Earlier this year a great deal of anxiety was provoked in the media by the publication of a medical report on the long-term consequences of hormone replacement therapy for women. Among the several negative effects of HRT, the one that caused the greatest...
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