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The Rare Achievement of Disagreement

Look, when we think about ending an early human life, this is something that is really bad for the embryo or early fetus that dies, it’s losing out tremendously—I agree with that as I already said. And then you said that it’s one of the things that we should care about. And, um, I think . . . . Continue Reading »

The Pro-Life Movement Then and Now

Articles of Faith: A Frontline History of the Abortion Wars. By Cynthia Gorney. Simon & Shuster. 575 pages, $27.50. Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War. By James Risen and Judy Thomas. Basic Books. 402 pages, $25.Cynthia Gorney’s prodigiously researched Articles of Faith: A Frontline . . . . Continue Reading »

Abortion: A Failure to Communicate

For twenty-five years the pro-life movement has stood up to defend perhaps the most crucial principle in any civilized society, namely, the sanctity and value of every human life. However, neither the profundity and scale of the cause, nor the integrity of those who work to support it, necessarily . . . . Continue Reading »

Recalling America

Since 1950 I have worked with my many sisters from around the world as one of the Missionaries of Charity. Our congregation now has over four hundred foundations in more than one hundred countries, including the United States of America. We have almost five thousand sisters. We care for those who . . . . Continue Reading »

Abortion on Second Thought

I was a teenager and young adult in the late 1960s and early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade made legal abortions widely available in the United States. But if the occasion had arisen, and if it could have been managed safely, I would have aborted an illegitimate baby without a second thought. . . . . Continue Reading »

Infernal Counsel

Dear Cachexia, Well, isn’t this impressive! You’ve had charge of this patient of yours for just two weeks and you’ve already managed to let him slip into taking part in a pro-life demonstration at a Planned Parenthood “clinic.” How do you do it? Keep this up, and you’ll soon discover . . . . Continue Reading »

Intra-Tribal Warfare

Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes by laurence h. tribe norton, 259 pages, $19.95  Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes is an expert brief on behalf of strict adherence to the terms of the abortion liberty granted in Roe v. Wade, no matter how much leeway the Supreme Court may give to legislatures in . . . . Continue Reading »

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