The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, Winter

About This Issue . .
. . . we begin our thirty-second year of publishing with a happy announcement: Mary Meehan, a regular presence in the Review, has graciously agreed to join Faith McFadden, Ellen Wilson Fielding and William Murchison as our new Senior Editor. Meehan,...
An Unsung Pro-Life Hero
When Bishop Francisco Garmendia was laid to rest last November, eulogists and obituary writers focused on the fact that he was the first Hispanic bishop in the Catholic Archdiocese of New York. They described his social concern-he had founded a social-services...
Blazing a New Trail for Life
In normal times, the appointment of Raymond Burke as archbishop of St. Louis would have been of interest almost exclusively to the people of his new archdiocese. But in a nation heavily burdened by a culture of death, these times are far from normal....
Caring for Mildred
Being a pro-lifer sometimes means having to live up to the challenge of a tough set of principles. Living out an ethic of respect for life can often be spiritually and emotionally rewarding; at other times, though, it requires a lot of patience, with...
China's One-Child Policy: Twenty-Five Years Later
Li Aihai, happily married and the mother of a 21/2-year-old girl, had a problem. She was four months pregnant with her second child. Sihui county family-planning officials had come to her home and told her what she already knew: She had gotten pregnant...
Great Defender of Life Award Dinner
FAITH McFADDEN:My late husband, James Patrick McFadden, creator of the Human Life Foundation and Founding Editor of the Human Life Review would be-is, I believe-very pleased that we are carrying on, and especially pleased that this year's awardee is...
Introduction
ON JANUARY 31, 2006, SAMUEL ALITO was confirmed and sworn in as Supreme Court Justice, after an arduous grilling from the Senate Judiciary Committee. As Senior Editor Mary Meehan writes in our lead article, "Lessons from the Alito Hearings," though the...
Judaism and Abortion: The Hijacking of a Tradition
It is quite common to find, in the libraries of pious Jews, a copy of David M. Feldman's book Marital Relations, Birth Control and Abortion in Jewish Law. Its subtitle reads: "An examination of the rabbinic legal tradition that underlies Jewish values...
Lessons from the Alito Hearings
Little pig, little pig, let me come in," the hungry wolf called out to his potential dinner in the straw house."Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin," the little pig bravely replied."Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in," the wolf...
My Pro-Life Life
It began for me with Pope John Paul II standing on the infield of Yankee Stadium in 1979, echoing the enthusiasm of the young crowd with an unscripted "woo, woo, woo." Watching the magic moment on TV and turning to my brother-who, like me, was then 20-something...

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