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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“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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Pro-Choicer: when life begins depends on your feelings

By Sarah Terzo MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry once said on her show: “When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling – but not science.” Cassy Fiano, “Abortion-backer Melissa Harris-Perry: Life begins whenever you feel like it does.” See quotes from medical textbooks …

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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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Pro-abortion Sen. Sanders gets the attention while another town hall quietly celebrates life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation During a recent televised town hall event in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, pro-abortion Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders doubled down on his acceptance of abortion for any reason during all nine months of pregnancy. If you had tuned into the Sen. Sanders’ town hall, you would have thought …

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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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Why We Should Trust Men on the Life Issue, Too

By Kirk Walden By my last count, some 829 Democrats are now declared presidential candidates, vying to face President Trump in 2020. Abortion—as always—is a hot-button issue. Because every Democrat candidate is on one side of this divide, I hear a similar refrain, something like, “I trust women on this issue.” Because there is no …

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Let’s count the many pro-life dimensions of “mutuality”

By Dave Andrusko I try as often as I run across them to bring to our readers’ attention commercials which are in no way intentionally pro-life but which affirm the importance of unborn life and our duty to protect these babies. As it happens I first saw “Lake” out of the corner of my eye …

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Engaging the listener’s heart and mind when making the case for life

“And so, to actually describe the course of a real human journey – – which is partly logic, partly will, partly heart and so on – – is more logical because it is the description of reality, rather than those whose arguments are purely logic in a narrow sense. And very few human beings live …

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Town Hall Meetings Bring Life-Saving Information to Local Communities

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Audible gasps filled a meeting room not far from the battlefield of Gettysburg. The assembled crowd was reacting to the news from New York, where pro-abortion Governor Andrew Cuomo had signed a bill allowing abortions up to the moment of birth. Many in the crowd had …

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