The Human Life Review

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 3, Summer

About This Issue
... the first GOP debate of the 2016 campaign took place just days before our press deadline; for the first time-at least as far I can remember-the inevitable abortion question didn't haunt the stage like Banquo's ghost. When the subject came up, the...
Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation
BEYOND THE ABORTION WARS: A WAY FORWARD FOR A NEW GENERATION Charles Camosy (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 207 pp., 2015, $22)Review essay by Susannah BlackRecently, after a too-expensive trip to the Strand bookstore on 12th Street, I was making my...
Dignity, Dystopia, and the Meaning of Marriage
Part OnePrologueA while ago I had the pleasure of taking one of our younger family members to a party at the home of a girl she knew from school. I had some notice that the girl's family was not a "traditional family structure" as we, with our orthodox...
Introduction
I write this in the middle of an historic summer for the pro-life movement. I refer of course to the series of videos still being released by the Center for Medical Progress, and the resulting furor over Planned Parenthood's grisly trafficking in baby...
Karma Rules: Lower Courts Rein in Roe
.. . for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.Matthew 26:52Now just a minute. I'm not attempting to spin the latest chapter of the abortion struggle as biblical justice visited on the authors of the depredations we oppose. (You might...
Let's Keep Up the Fight
You should know that anyone who passes by my district office in the South Bronx can see two signs that say "Democrats for Life" in the windows. As an Advisory Board Member for the New York Chapter of Democrats for Life, I let people know that issues...
Lies vs. Videotape: Inside Planned Parenthood's Slaughterhouses
At 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a pro-life group released two videos showing Planned Parenthood executive Deborah Nucatola munching on a salad and sipping red wine while discussing the harvesting of organs from babies killed by abortion. One was a nearly...
Looking for Sister's Ghost
Dedicated to Little Joe and all the other souls who were told they couldn 't stay with us. Now they wait in peace till the Last Day, when they will ask us to explain why.And to M. W.B, who said she wanted to "play chicken with anti-choice people," as...
My Sister, an Angel
Wha. do you get a 25-year-old for her birthday?This is the question my family is currently debating. My oldest sister Gabrielle will celebrate her 25th birthday at the end of June. My mother wants to buy her a bracelet, something with pink pearls. Pearls,...
Norplant and Margaret Sanger's Legacy (1993)
As everybody knows, it is "politically correct"-indeed, mandatory-to despise David Duke, the erstwhile Klansman and neo-Nazi who alarmed all good Americans by almost becoming governor of Louisiana and then having the effrontery to run for president....
The Challenges and the Graces: Learning to Speak Honestly about the Good and the Bad of Raising a Disabled Child
"My daughter Magdalena has Down syndrome."I've lost track of the number of times I've written or said that. In any conversations lasting more than a minute, the time comes when I need to alert the person I'm talking to-if they are unaware-about Magdalena's...
Unnatural Selection in Britain: An Interview with Helen Watt
Abortion involves a radical devaluing of the female power to nurture new lives. So perhaps we should not be surprised when women are twice devalued: the pregnant woman herself, and her unborn child whose femininity is rejected even to the point of taking...
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