Tag Archives: human life

The beginning of a new and better culture that respects the sanctity of human life at every stage

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP. Editor’s note. This column ran in January 2016 but it is so powerful periodically I repost it. The January 22, 1973, Supreme Court Roe v Wade decision is important for

The beginning of human life in a fireworks of bright lights and sparks

By Dave Andrusko A colleague was nice enough to pass along one of those stories that will just light up your day. In your mind’s eye, have you ever thought/pictured the precise moment when human life begins,

Your Baby’s Development Month by Month

Editor’s note. The following appears on the webpage of Wisconsin Right to Life. Watch the video below to see the beginnings of life in the womb and the step-by-step process of fetal development. Thanks to National Right

What Christmas says about human life and dignity

By Paul Stark, Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life The story of Christmas is about the arrival of Jesus Christ. It’s an event that offers important insights regarding human life and dignity. Here are three. (1)

World Medical Association updates Hippocratic Oath

Is the value of human life slowly being eroded? By Michael Cook A modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath has been approved by the World Medical Association. This is the first revision in a decade and reflects

Science confirms that human life begins at fertilization

By Luke Faulkner The scientific community continues to prove that human life begins at conception (fertilization). In their latest edition of The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, professors Keith Moore, TVN Persaud, and Mark Torchia shed significant

Cardinal Dolan: The two essential values undergirding civilization: “the dignity of the human person, and the sacredness of human life”

By Dave Andrusko Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan is Archbishop of New York and served as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2010 to 2013. He is a thoughtful and influential pro-life champion. His

A Schizophrenic Nation

By Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines schizophrenia as a psychotic disorder with serious specific characteristics. Its second definition is “contradictory or antagonistic qualities or attitudes.” Based on this second definition, when

Lighting the children’s road to freedom

By Dave Andrusko In the run up to the very important November 8 elections, understandably we pay a great deal of attention to the political process. But whoever is President, pro-life Donald Trump or pro-abortion Hillary Clinton,

Does every human life have equal and incalculable moral value simply and merely because it is human?

Wesley Smith

By Wesley J. Smith We live in an increasingly secular society. One consequence (among many) of this cultural shift has been an increasing rejection of the once uncontroversial belief that humans reside uniquely at the pinnacle of

Truth matters, in politics, culture, personal beliefs

  By Sheila Liaugminas Some big questions have demonstrably true answers. But when they don’t fit powerful narratives, some powerful people are making the questions irrelevant. Or coming up with pragmatic answers, you know, whatever works at

What Christmas says about human life and dignity

  By Paul Stark Christians use the Christmas holiday to remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This event (apart from everything else it entails) provides a number of insights about human life and dignity. 1.