After over 46 years of darkness, the light refuses to be extinguished

By Dave Andrusko “The presumed stripping of personhood from embryos has other frightening and horrifying dimensions for pro-life people. It is probably safe to say that in our society (as in most), the relationship between mother and child is assumed to be the most intimate, most sacred, and most self-sacrificing relationship of all. To people …

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Human beings are made to be lovably imperfect

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher, taught many wise and noble principles that have served humanity well down the centuries. One exception, however, was his principle “let there be a law that no deformed child shall live.” Likewise, Roman law has served as a good basis for …

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When her student couldn’t find childcare, this professor taught a 3-hour class with a baby on her back

By Texas Right to Life College professor Ramata Sissoko Cisse taught her students several lessons during a memorable three-hour lecture. Cisse, an assistant professor of anatomy and physiology at Georgia Gwinnett College, wanted to ensure that each of her students could pay attention to the lengthy class. When a young mother in the class couldn’t …

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Baby born missing much of his skull defies all odds to survive, thanks to first-of-its-kind surgery

At seven months Lucas is eating and cooing to his mother By Dave Andrusko Probably every mom believes her baby is one of a kind. In the case of Maria Santa Maria’s son Lucas, however, it’s literally true. Lucas, now seven months old and living at home, is the only baby known to survive his …

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Human anatomy, life’s origins, and the abortion question

By Steve Rupp Editor’s note. Mr. Rupp is the president of Missouri Right to Life. This op-ed appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Missouri Right to Life worked hard to help pass Missouri House Bill 126 this past legislative session. The legislation is designed to save the lives of innocent children in the safety of …

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Why each and every one of us matters: “There are no gradations in the image of God”

By Dave Andrusko As it happens I am leading a class that is plowing through a delightful and thought-provoking book by New York Times best-selling author Tim Keller. The Rev. Keller is, of course, a near legendary figure in evangelical circles. While I was doing some additional background reading, I ran across a keynote speech …

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9/11, Heroism, and the dignity and value of each and every human life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It is with great pain that I revisit the events of 9/11/2001. I recall the shock and disbelief I felt when I flipped on a television and saw the second plane fly into New York’s Twin Towers. When another plane hit the Pentagon, I feared that …

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To college freshmen, what has always been true, or never been true

By Dave Andrusko Going back all the way to 1999 [!], one of the most popular stories we periodically run is what Wisconsin’s Beloit College calls its “Mindset List” for the incoming freshman class. It’s a way of tracking the “cultural touchstones” and coordinates through which 18-year-olds compile and navigate their beginner’s worldview. This year, …

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