The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 4, Fall

A Woman's Life versus an Inept Press
The ACLU Supports a "Constitutional" Death by Starvation[Nat Hentoff's latest book is The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance, published last September by Seven Stories Press. The following four columns appeared in the Village Voice...
Behind the Holly Patterson Story
[Brent Bozell is president of the Media Research Center, The following column, published Oct. 1, 2003, is reprinted by permission of L. Brent Bozell and Creators Syndicate, Inc.]Holly Patterson died two weeks after her 18th birthday. Blonde and beautiful,...
Dehydration Nation
For or more than ten years, conscious and unconscious cognitively disabled people who use feeding tubes have been legally dehydrated to death in the United States. This intentional life-ending act-clamping feeding tubes and denying all sustenance-has...
Democrats for Life
Part I of this series outlined key problems faced by Democrats for Life of America: a Democratic Party platform that strongly supports abortion; a flock of Democratic presidential candidates who do the same; and powerful groups, such as Emily's List,...
Embryo Adoption?
[M. Therese Lysaught teaches theology at the University of Dayton. The following essay appeared in the Sept. 26, 2003 issue of Common weal. ©2003 Commonweal Foundation, reprinted with permission. For subscriptions: www.commonwealmagazine.org.]Last March,...
Introduction
AS THE DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGERS to President Bush gear up for the election of 2004, they fall over themselves proclaiming their allegiance (in the case of Dennis Kucinich, rather freshly adopted) to "a woman's right to choose." The "party of abortion,"...
It's Not Only about Terri Schiavo
Barriers to Killing Come DownNovember 21, 2003People already have the right to refuse unwanted treatment, and suicide is not illegal. What we oppose is a public policy that singles out individuals for legalized killing based on their health status. This...
Miracles of Life
[Pia de Solenni is director of Life and Women's Issues at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. This column originally appeared on National Review Online (nationalreview.com), Sept. 30, 2003, and is reprinted with permission.]Samuel Armas made...
Never Give Up: Banning (Finally) Partial-Birth Abortion
[Chuck Colson is founder and chairman of Break Point Online (www.breakpoint.org), where the following appeared on Nov. 6, 2003. Reprinted with permission of Prison Fellowship, P.O. Box 17500, Washington, D.C. 20041-7500.]Yesterday, Jim Dobson, Don Hodel,...
Pro-Life Capital
Washington, D.C.-frequently seen by pro-life and pro-family advocates as a stronghold of their opponents-has become increasingly friendly to the culture of life. Pro-life is spoken there with more confidence and clarity, and the issues dear to the movement's...
Separated after Birth
[Andrew Lustig is director of the Rice-Baylor College of Medicine Program on Biotechnology, Religion, and Ethics, and a research professor in Rice's department of religious studies. This essay appeared in the Sept. 26 issue of Commonweal. ©2003 Commonweal...
Terri Schiavo's Life
[David Gelernter is a professor of computer science at Yale and author, most recently, of The Muse in the Machine (Free Press, 2002). The following is reprinted from The Wall Street Journal ©2003 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.]The...
Texas Builder Boycott Blocks Abortion Clinic Construction
[The following story was published by Cybercast News Service on November 10, 2003. © 2003 CNS-News.com. Used with permission.](CNSNews.com) -The willingness of some Texas pro-lifers to mix their personal views with their everyday professional lives has...
The Culture of Death
THE HUMAN LIFE REVIEWWho Will Decide When You Should Die?December 1, 2003Ironically, the "right to die" movement was founded on the premise that patients and/or families are the best judges of when it is time to die. Now, however, we are being told that...
The Empire of Emptiness: Planned Parenthood's Political Machine
When Frank and Lillie Gilbreth were asked by a visiting matron to head a new local chapter of Planned Parenthood in Montclair, New Jersey, Frank responded with a whistle. When a flock of the Gilbreths' twelve children appeared in the parlor within nine...
The Human Life Foundation's Great Defender of Life Dinner October 17, 2003
Our Great Defender of Life DinnerWhen a member of our Foundation's Board "challenged" us with a suggestion that we host an Event-a fundraiser that would also introduce new people to the Human Life Review, perhaps an Award Dinner-honoring someone who'd...
The Miracle of "Shorty"
[Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review magazine and a syndicated columnist whose work appears in newspapers nationwide. The following was published on October 6, 2003; reprinted with special permission of King Features Syndicate.]The Academy Awards...
Was Terri Schiavo Beaten in 1990?
Will There Be an Investigation in Time ?November 14, 2003There is anew dimension in the fierce battle over whether Terri Schiavo's life is worth saving. A federally funded investigation has begun into certain medical judgments made by her husband and...
What I Know as the Mother of a "Non-Cognitive, Vegetative State" 16-Year-Old
[Marianne M. Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies at Arizona State University and a contributor to Jewish World Review (jewishworldreview.com), where the following column appeared on Oct. 30, 2003. Reprinted with Ms. Jennings' permission.]The...