On the 24th anniversary of “The Gospel of Life”–Pope John Paul, A Great Man Who Could Have Been Aborted

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Editor’s note. …

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2,000,000 people rally for life in Argentina

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Gathering in more than 200 locations, a massive …

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A gorgeous 4 minute video journey from infancy to old age and back: The Circle of Life

By Dave Andrusko We often ask NRL News Today readers for examples of how they broach the delicate subject of abortion. As it happens, their responses usually affirm my intuition and confirm my experiences. And that is that arguably the best way to reach the undecided is to show them the marvelous complexity of the …

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Choosing Life When Life Is Not an Option

By Right to Life of Michigan When Rachel Sobolic heard about New York and the many states pushing for unlimited abortion access, she knew she had to join the conversation. “Hearing people argue that late-term abortion is necessary for medical reasons—it’s just not true, and it’s my story they are using to argue for this,” …

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“Without a guaranteed right to life, all other rights are legal fictions”

By Dave Andrusko In a column I re-read this morning, the Rev. Charles Chaput, the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, pondered, as he often does, the “meaning and dignity of the human person.” He began with reminiscences about a conference a friend of his had once attended whose theme was “supercomputing and the human …

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Every life has equal and incalculable moral value simply because we are human

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 moral worth. Activist academics, purveyors of popular culture, and issue ideologues across a wide swath of movements—from bioethics, …

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No matter how loudly pro-abortionists insist otherwise, there is no “controversy” about when life begins

Editor’s note. Written by Paul Stark, this appeared on the blog of Minnesota Citizens for Life (MCCL), National Right to Life’s state affiliate. It rebuts an error that refuses to go away: the insistence that there is a “debate” about when human life begins. At the Idaho Statesman Journal’s science blog, Susie Bodman (at the …

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Priorities are twisted when pets have more protections than people

By Kathleen M. Gallagher Editor’s note. This first appeared in The Evangelist, the official publication of the Archdiocese of Albany, New York. I love animals, especially dogs. I cringe when I hear stories of animal abuse, and I think more should be done to crack down on puppy mills that put profit above decent care. …

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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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Paul Greenberg, Sex-Selection Abortion, and “The Root of Confusion”

By Dave Andrusko Over the decades I have learned from many great pro-life writers. I would begin to list them but I would leave more out than I included, which would be grossly unfair. But the man from whom I have learned the most—both how to reason about abortion and how to cut through the …

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