Magazine article The Human Life Review

About This Issue . .

Magazine article The Human Life Review

About This Issue . .

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... as you can see, Winter/Spring 2009 is packed with timely information and inspiring reflection provided by a host of writers-from longtime contributors like William Murchison to some new voices we welcome here: Diane Virzera, an attorney in private practice in New York ("Unthawing Frozen Embryos: The Legal & Ethical Conundrum of Embryo Adoption," page 85); and Erika Bachiochi, also a lawyer but right now a full-time mother of five who still finds time to write ("Palin, Abortion, and the Feminists," page 95). We'd also like to welcome back JackFowler, a former managing editor of ours who is now publisher of National Review ("Postcards From the Edgy," page 33).

Mr. Murchison, the senior editor who leads off our opening symposium, "ProLife in the Time of Obama" (page 7), has a new book out: Mortal Follies: Episcopalians and the Crisis of Mainline Christianity (Encounter Books). National Review praised Murchison's "characteristic eloquence" - no surprise to his longtime fans here. Two other senior editors, Mary Meehan ("Broaden the Base!," page 29), and Ellen Wilson Fielding ("Not Past Praying For," page 52), also make important symposium contributions. We're pleased to announce that all three will join us at our Great Defender of Life Dinner in October to share the award they so richly deserve; see page 110 for more news about this special annual event.

Sadly, two frequent guests at the dinner won't be with us this year, Fr. Francis Canavan and Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, longtime friends of the Review who died this winter within weeks of each other. …

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