Magazine article The Human Life Review

About This Issue

Magazine article The Human Life Review

About This Issue

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. . . Helen Alvaré, a law professor and pro-life leader whose work has appeared here over the years, says the Human Ufe Review "is the place where the movement for life does its thinking." This has been true since early on when constitutional human-life amendments and congressional human-life bills were hashed out in these pages; it's certainly true in this issue, where the debate between "incrementalists" and the emerging "personhood" movement is aired by Paul Benjamin Linton ("Personhood Lite," page 28) and new contributor Gualberto Garcia Jones ("Personhood Contra Mundum," page 35). Another new contributor, Chris Rostenberg ("The First Battle," page 45), has provocative ideas of his own for waging the fight to save unborn children. Still another, Scott Lloyd, makes the case for building on the success of the partial-birth-abortion ban campaign ("Banning Dismemberment Abortions: Constitutionality & Politics," page 11).

Our editor, Maria McFadden Maffucci, reports on how the Vitae Foundation is helping pregnancy centers use effective communications strategies for convincing women not to abort ("Life-Saving Right Brain Research," page 70). Anthony Crescio, a student at Marquette University, also focuses on the woman in his first article for us ("Abortion: a Threat to the Actualization of the Mother," page 57). Katha Pollitt's new book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, is woman-centered, though with an entirely different mission: the aging feminist is touting abortion as "a social good." Susannah Black's review of Pro (Booknotes, page 78) first appeared on our website (www. …

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