Initial hostility that turns into genuine friendship reminds us never to burn bridges

By Dave Andrusko One of the many terrific workshops I visited while covering National Right to Life’s annual convention was put on by the charismatic Pat Castle, the founder and sustainer of Liferunners.org. Being a runner of very modest distances and very much impressed with his presentation, I signed up and received a very nice …

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Honoring the words that set us apart from every other country on earth

By Carol Tobias “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love history, and the founding of this great …

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“Abortion is not a partisan issue, it is a human rights issue”

Editor’s note. The annual National Right to Life Convention starts in just four days. If you haven’t registered, please go to nrlconvention.com. Six years ago today, then Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke as NRLC 2013 got underway. The following is from his prepared remarks . Thank you Carol [Tobias, president of National Right to Life]. …

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New study sheds light on the beginning of human life

Sparks fly at the moment of fertilization. “Finding these key factors involved in genome activation serve as the critical first step towards our understanding of how life begins.” By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Human life begins at conception. To quote just one authoritative human embryology textbook: “Human development begins at fertilization …

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It’s about justice, not theology: Why the pro-life position can’t be dismissed as religious doctrine

By Paul Stark, Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Editor’s note. This appeared in the June digital edition of National Right to Life News, “the pro-life newspaper of record.” Please share the contents with your pro-life family and friends. “Religious fundamentalists,” warned U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., last month, “are currently trying to manipulate …

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“My father, Dan Vitale, treasured life and all its beauty”

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Perhaps he got it from his father—an Italian immigrant who managed with his wife to raise a large family on a barber’s salary during the toughest of economic times. Or maybe it came from the fact that he was the sixth of seven children and knew …

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Why would life be less sacred before birth than after birth?

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Not so long ago, a friend of mine, ever-sunny Robin, was all set to serve as a volunteer on a women’s retreat weekend. Then she learned that her beloved grandchild in utero, Quinn, had to be delivered by C-section the next morning. She left the retreat, …

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By capturing the hearts and minds of young people, we win them over to the cause of life

By Dave Andrusko As we approach NRLC 2019, which begins July 5 in Charleston, South Carolina, like everyone else at NRLC, I am preparing for an incredible exchange of ideas and a jolt of energy. As time permits, I am working on a workshop I am part of that will address the art of persuasion. …

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When does love begin?

Science tells us that Life begins at fertilization but when does Love begin?   Science tells us that Life begins at fertilization but when does Love begin?  It’s important to understand that the go-to argument for pro-abortionists always is a variation of the idea that pro-life positions are “religious” as opposed to “scientific.” The all-purpose …

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A wonderful “ lobbyist” for Pennsylvania’s Down Syndrome Protection Act

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Pennsylvania student Mary Lapkowicz made national news when she accepted a prom-proposal from her friend, popular high school quarterback Ben Moser. The reason? Mary has an extra chromosome, and so inclusion has always been a big issue for her. But it wasn’t for Ben, who had always …

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The message of “Horton Hears a Who” has only grown sweeter and more relevant with age

By Dave Andrusko Theodor Seuss Geisel—“Dr. Seuss” —was born March 2, 1904. According to various biographies, after graduating in 1925 from Dartmouth College, Geisel sought a doctorate in literature at Oxford University. There his life took a dramatic shift when he met Helen Palmer, whom he wed in 1927. “Upon his return to America later …

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