Magazine article The Human Life Review

About This Issue

Magazine article The Human Life Review

About This Issue

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... 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 candidates addressed it with confidence. And, in the case of you know who, gusto: "I am very, very proud to say that I am pro-life," declared Donald Trump. (Though he subsequently backtracked on defunding Planned Parenthood.) What has changed? Quite possibly, everything has changed, though it will take time to assess the true impact of David Daleiden's conscience-rocking revelations. Daleiden is the young prolifer who outwitted the country's abortion giant. Instead of running a handful of Appendices in this issue, our editor suggested one long montage of quotes, plucked from the reams of commentary Mr. Daleiden's fetal-parts-trafficking exposé continues to generate ("Lies vs. Videotape: Inside Planned Parenthood's Slaughterhouses," page 15). Links to excerpted pieces can be found on our website (www.humanlifereview.com).

Also accessible online is the entire text of Michael Tenaglia's two-part article ("Dignity, Dystopia, and the Meaning of Marriage," Part One, page 66). Mr. Tenaglia, who is new to the Review, wrote just before the June Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. He is preparing a Postscript that will appear with Part Two of the article in our Fall edition.

There are other first-time contributors to acknowledge: Rubén Díaz-one of this year's Great Defenders of Life-is a longtime New York State Senator and ordained minister ("Let's Keep Up the Fight," page 5). …

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