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,” …Continue reading "Choosing Life When Life Is Not an Option"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Whenever I contemplate the effect of abortion on women, I think of a friend I will refer to as “Jessica.” A boyfriend pressured Jessica into an abortion when she was a young teenager. She felt she had no say in the matter, and she believed she was …Continue reading "Becoming that “Just One….”"
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 …Continue reading "“Without a guaranteed right to life, all other rights are legal fictions”"
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, …Continue reading "Every life has equal and incalculable moral value simply because we are human"
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 …Continue reading "No matter how loudly pro-abortionists insist otherwise, there is no “controversy” about when life begins"
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. …Continue reading "Priorities are twisted when pets have more protections than people"
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 …Continue reading "Initial hostility that turns into genuine friendship reminds us never to burn bridges"
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 …Continue reading "Paul Greenberg, Sex-Selection Abortion, and “The Root of Confusion”"
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]. …Continue reading "“Abortion is not a partisan issue, it is a human rights issue”"
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 …Continue reading "Pro-Choicer: when life begins depends on your feelings"
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 …Continue reading "“My father, Dan Vitale, treasured life and all its beauty”"
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 …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Sen. Sanders gets the attention while another town hall quietly celebrates life"